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Quester, George H.

Overview
Works: 82 works in 302 publications in 3 languages and 8,937 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by George H Quester
Nuclear first strike : consequences of a broken taboo by George H Quester( )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative and timely work examines various scenarios in which the deployment of nuclear weapons could occur, the probable consequences of such an escalation, the likely world reactions, and the plausible policy ramifications. Rather than projecting the physical damage that would result from nuclear attacks, George H. Quester offers an exploration of the political, psychological, and social aftermath of nuclear conflict. The prospect of nuclear attack & mdash;sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki & mdash;is difficult to confront on many levels. We may avoid the discussion for emotional reasons, for fear of generating a self-confirming hypothesis, or simply because of the general "nuclear taboo." But there are also self-denying propositions to be harnessed here: if the world gives some advance thought to how nuclear weapons might be used again, such attacks may be headed off. If the world avoids nuclear weapons use until the year 2045, it will be able to celebrate one hundred years of nuclear concord. Quester suggests that this may be achieved through the careful consideration of possible nuclear deployment scenarios and their consequences. In this insightful analysis, he provides a starting point for informed and focused reflection and preparation
The politics of nuclear proliferation by George H Quester( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear diplomacy; the first twenty-five years by George H Quester( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offense and defense in the international system by George H Quester( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen wei shi ba zhang,Bao kuo jin gong yu fang yu,Zui chu jie duan:gu xi la jun shi yu luo ma di guo,Feng jian ou zhou:fang yu de shi dai,Dui ou zhou de wai bu wei xie deng nei rong
Deterrence before Hiroshima; the airpower background of modern strategy by George H Quester( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om afskrækkelsesbegrebet, som var et vigtigt politisk begreb for efterkrigstiden, og som også tidligere indgik som faktor i militær-politisk tænkning, endda før 2. Verdenskrig
The international politics of television by George H Quester( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of nuclear deterrence by George H Quester( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear proliferation : breaking the chain by George H Quester( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American foreign policy : the lost consensus by George H Quester( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nuclear challenge in Russia and the new states of Eurasia by S. Frederick Starr( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea power in the 1970s : [papers] by Gui Si Te( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power, action, and interaction; readings on international politics by George H Quester( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et udvalg af videnskabelige artikler i relation til international politik gennen de sidste 20 år. Blandt forfatterne finder man navne som Henry Kissinger og Dean Rusk
Nuclear deterrence : new risks, new opportunities( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Våbenkontrol, våbenteknologi; Atomvinter, missilskjold; Afskrækkelse, sprænghoveder, nedrustning, spredning, antiballistiske missiler ABM, fleksibel gengældelse; Våbenkontrol og forsvarspolitik, strategisk forsvar, våbenreduktion, ikke-spredning; Global magtbalance, Vesteuropæisk politik, Kina's mening
Nuclear Pakistan and nuclear India : stable deterrent or proliferation challenge? by George H Quester( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear proliferation, a security issue which has transcended the cold war, has been, and is, particularly troublesome in South Asia. There, India and Pakistan, neighbors with unresolved disputes since they were granted independence at the end of World War 2, are believed to have nuclear weapons (although the leaders of both nations deny it) and are intermittently engaged in conflict with each other. Professor Quester has examined this unique nuclear relationship, analyzing the attitudes and behavior of both nations. He concludes with a paradox: both have bombs in the basement, if not in their respective military inventories, and these weapons present serious dangers to the world simply because of their destructive potential, even if their leaders have the best intentions. On the other hand, Indian and Pakistani leaders appear to have low levels of concern about each others' nuclear (not conventional military) developments. It is possible to be optimistic and conclude that the relationship is actually stable and, like the U.S.-Soviet nuclear relationship of the cold war, helps prevent war on the subcontinent, or to be cynical and conclude that each regime cares more about the prestige of membership in the nuclear club than the ominous threat posed thereby against their populations
The continuing problem of international politics by George H Quester( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before and after the Cold War : using past forecasts to predict the future by George H Quester( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the Cold War came as good news for most of the world. No one had predicted the collapse of Communist rule for several decades. This book looks at how political scientists failed to predict such a quick resolution and ways in which the world might develop post Cold War
Challenges to American national security in the 1990s by John J Weltman( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decade of the 1990s offers a chance to build a new and better international order. What policy choices will this decade pose for the United States? This wide-ranging volume of essays imaginatively addresses these crucial issues. The peaceful revolutions of 1989-1990 in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe have swept away the foundations of the Cold War. The Eastern European nations are free; Europe is no longer divided; Germany is united. The Soviet threat to Western Europe is ending with the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the withdrawals and asymmetrical cuts of Soviet forces. And U.S.-Soviet rivalry in the Third World is giving way to cooperation in handling conflicts, as in Iraq and elsewhere. Much, of course, remains uncertain and unsettled. What sort of Soviet Union will emerge from the ongoing turmoil, with what political and economic system and what state structure? How far and how soon will the Eastern Euro pean states succeed in developing pluralist democracies and market economies? Are the changes irreversible? Certainly there will be turmoil, backsliding, and failures, but a return to the Cold War hardly seems likely
Preemption, prevention and proliferation : the threat and use of weapons in history by George H Quester( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do international systems deal with the threat and use of weapons of war? In this sophisticated yet accessible analysis, a leading strategic analyst takes readers deep into twentieth century history to answer this question. Weapons of mass destruction, and the counter threat of retaliation, have been central concerns in strategic decision- making in World War I, the legacy of World War II, and the Cold War era. Few people can traverse issues of global confl ict with more historical insight than George Quester. His writing is lucid, and his information either new or imperfectly understood in the past. Quester details the ways weapons of war have infl uenced the forging of policies in the twenty-fi rst century. He argues for the retention of appropriate weapons systems, but also for care in when they are used. Priorities exist, but they depend on whether a state is dealing with major powers or rogue states. And off ensive weapons may well become an option in response to non-state terrorist groups or for that matter state-sponsored terrorist acts. When aggression has already occurred, the world is less likely to regard military response as a violation of the peace. Quester cites Clausewitz's adage that the aggressor is always willing to exploit the world's preference for peace. The rise of the human rights movement adds more complexities to preemptive war and prevention, since the line between civilian and military casualties becomes increasingly blurred. The risks may be great, the choices are few--but the needs of military policy making remain high on the agenda. As a result, the concerns discussed here will be on the global political agenda for years to come."--Provided by publisher
Navies and arms control( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security studies for the 21st century( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nuclear first strike : consequences of a broken taboo
Alternative Names
Quester, Georg Herman 1936-

Quester, George.

Quester, George 1936-

Quester, george H.

Quester, George Herman 1936-

Languages
English (197)

Chinese (7)

German (1)

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Offense and defense in the international systemThe nuclear challenge in Russia and the new states of EurasiaBefore and after the Cold War : using past forecasts to predict the futurePreemption, prevention and proliferation : the threat and use of weapons in historySecurity studies for the 21st century