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Ball, Desmond

Works: 199 works in 597 publications in 2 languages and 13,047 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Registers (Lists) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: UA23, 358.39
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Desmond Ball
The ties that bind : intelligence cooperation between the UKUSA countries, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand by Jeffrey Richelson( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En særlig aftale, UKUSA, blev i 1947 indgået mellem de i bogens titel anførte engelsktalende lande om et verdensomspændende samarbejde mellem landenes efterretningstjenester
Strategic nuclear targeting( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and force levels : the strategic missile program of the Kennedy Administration by Desmond Ball( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can nuclear war be controlled? by Desmond Ball( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masters of terror : Indonesia's military and violence in East Timor by Richard Tanter( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The terror campaign by pro-Indonesian armed groups before, during, and after East Timor's independence referendum in 1999 was a blatant challenge to the international community as many of the acts of murder, political intimidation, destruction, and mass deportation took place before the eyes of the world. Yet still the ultimate responsibility has been denied and obscured. Masters of Terror provides an authoritative analysis and documentation of the brutal operations carried out by the Indonesian army and its East Timorese allies. The authors carefully assemble detailed accounts of the actions of the major Indonesian officers and East Timorese militia commanders accused of gross human rights violations. This work explores a horrific frontal attack on democracy and calls for the establishment of an international tribunal for crimes against humanity in East Timor."--Jacket
Targeting for strategic deterrence by Desmond Ball( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikanske synspunkter, som de har udviklet sig, vedrørende anvendelsen af atomvåben
Crisis stability and nuclear war( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pine Gap : Australia and the US geostationary signals intelligence satellite program by Desmond Ball( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ANZAC connection( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange neighbours : the Australia-Indonesia relationship( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of arms control( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death in Balibo, lies in Canberra by Desmond Ball( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over two decades the deaths of five newsmen in Balibo, East Timor has nagged at consciences in Australia, Britain and New Zealand. This is a story of lies that reveal the workings of a clandestine system of deceit and names those involved in a 24-year
Strategy and security in the Asia-Pacific by Robert Ayson( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the implications of the rise of China, this book unlocks the major strategic themes and security challenges of the early 21st century. It provides the analytical frameworks students need to make sense of this complex but exciting strategic universe
The transformation of security in the Asia/Pacific region by Desmond Ball( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The security architecture of the Asia/Pacific region is in a profound transformation. Such changes are not without problems, which are discussed here
Australia and cyber-warfare by Gary Waters( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores Australia's prospective cyber-warfare requirements and challenges. It describes the current state of planning and thinking within the Australian Defence Force with respect to Network Centric Warfare, and discusses the vulnerabilities that accompany the use by Defence of the National Information Infrastructure (NII), as well as Defences responsibility for the protection of the NII. It notes the multitude of agencies concerned in various ways with information security, and argues that mechanisms are required to enhance coordination between them. It also argues that Australia has been laggard with respect to the development of offensive cyber-warfare plans and capabilities. Finally, it proposes the establishment of an Australian Cyber-warfare Centre responsible for the planning and conduct of both the defensive and offensive dimensions of cyber-warfare, for developing doctrine and operational concepts, and for identifying new capability requirements. It argues that the matter is urgent in order to ensure that Australia will have the necessary capabilities for conducting technically and strategically sophisticated cyber-warfare activities by the 2020s. The Foreword has been contributed by the Hon. Kim C. Beazley, former Minister of Defence (198490), who describes it as a timely book which transcends old debates on priorities for the defence of Australia or forward commitments, [and] debates about globalism and regionalism, and as an invaluable compendium to the current process of refining the strategic guidance for Australias future defencepolicies and capabilities."--Provided by publisher
The Tools of Owatatsumi: Japan's Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities by Desmond Ball( )

12 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country. Maritime surveillance capabilities "underwater, shore-based and airborne "are critical to its national defence posture. This book describes and assesses these capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature
Insurgent intellectual : essays in honour of Professor Desmond Ball( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, Professor Desmond Ball is one of the world's greatest scholars of strategy and defence, Australia's home-grown giant. In this collection of essays, leading political, media and academic figures, including former United States President Jimmy Carter, pay tribute to his remarkable contributions. From a base at the Australian National University in Canberra, Professor Ball has unflinchingly researched topics from Cold War nuclear strategy and the defence of Australia to spy scandals and Southeast Asian paramilitaries. His roaming intell
Breaking Japanese Diplomatic Codes: David Sissons and D Special Section during the Second World War by Desmond Ball( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Second World War, Australia maintained a super-secret organisation, the Diplomatic (or ̀D') Special Section, dedicated to breaking Japanese diplomatic codes. The Section has remained officially secret as successive Australian Governments have consistently refused to admit that Australia ever intercepted diplomatic communications, even in war-time. This book recounts the history of the Special Section and describes its code-breaking activities
A national asset : essays commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) by Desmond Ball( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). The Centre is Australia's largest body of scholars dedicated to the analysis of the use of armed force in its political context and one of the earliest generation of post-World War II research institutions on strategic affairs. The book features chapters replete with stories of university politics, internal SDSC activities, cooperation among people with different social and political values, and conflicts between others, as well as the Centre's public achievements. It also details the evolution of strategic studies in Australia and the contribution of academia and defence intellectuals to national defence policy
Power and international relations : essays in honour of Coral Bell by Desmond Ball( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coral Mary Bell AO, who died in 2012, was one of the world{u2019}s foremost academic experts on international relations, crisis management and alliance diplomacy. This collection of essays by more than a dozen of her friends and colleagues is intended to honour her life and examine her ideas and, through them, her legacy. Part 1 describes her growing up during the Great Depression and the Second World War, her short-lived sojourn in the Department of External Affairs in Canberra, where she was friends with some of the spies who worked for Moscow, and her academic career over the subsequent six decades, the last three of which were at The Australian National University. Most of Coral{u2019}s academic career was spent in Departments of International Relations. She was disdainful of academic theory, but as discussed in Part 2, she had a very sophisticated understanding of the subject. She was in many ways a Realist, but one for whom agency, in terms of ideas (the beliefs and perceptions of policy-makers) and institutions (including conventions and norms of behaviour), essentially determined events. Part 3 is concerned with power politics, including such matters as Cold War competitions, crisis management, alliance diplomacy, and US and Australian foreign policies. She recognised that power politics left untrammelled was inevitably catastrophic, and was increasingly attracted to notions of Concerts of Power."--Publisher's website
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Masters of terror : Indonesia's military and violence in East Timor
Alternative Names
Ball, D.

Ball, D. J.

Ball, D. J. 1947-

Ball, D. J. (Desmond John), 1947-2016

Ball, Desmond.

Ball, Desmond J.

Ball, Desmond J. 1947-

Ball, Desmond J. (Desmond John), 1947-2016

Ball, Desmond John 1947-

Des Ball hoogleraar uit Australië (1947-2016)

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Death in Balibo, lies in CanberraStrategy and security in the Asia-PacificThe transformation of security in the Asia/Pacific regionAustralia and cyber-warfare