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Steinbruner, John D. 1941-

Works: 82 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 10,222 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
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Most widely held works about John D Steinbruner
Most widely held works by John D Steinbruner
Principles of global security by John D Steinbruner( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the earliest human records, warfare has been both an organizing focus and a prime source of political motivation. Countless battles have been fought in the course of colonizing the planet, and the experience has created a legacy of military confrontation that many people consider immutable. Since preparations for war and the occasional conduct of it have been central preoccupations for virtually all the major states throughout time, it is widely assumed that the pattern is rooted in human nature and will endure indefinitely. But contemporary civilization is undergoing a monumental transformation affecting its most basic features. The combined effects of information technology, population dynamics, and the globalization of economic activity are altering some of the critical operating conditions of human societies and appear to be inducing a new pattern of interaction. Correspondingly, fundamental changes in the practice of war-or what is now more politely called international security-can be expected to follow. Principles of global security anticipates the major implications of this massive transformation for security policy. John D. Steinbruner identifies formative problems and organizing principles relating to the predictable issues of security. He examines in sequence how the configuration of nuclear and conventional forces might be affected, how the problems of communal violence and dangers of technical proliferation might be managed, and how security relationships among the major states might be altered. One of the fundamental implications of globalization in a post-cold war environment is a shift in security policy from deterrence to reassurance, from active confrontation to cooperative engagement. Without an opponent to justify preparation for large-scale traditional missions, nations must establish safer and less volatile patterns of deployment. Maintaining global security in the twenty-first century calls for a reconfiguration of basic relationships among historical opponents, as well as revisions in military practices. This visionary work will stimulate productive thinking among policy makers seeking to reshape the legacies of the cold war with a new conceptualization of international security
Climate and social stress : implications for security analysis by National Research Council (U.S.)( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, with the accumulation of scientific evidence indicating that the global climate is moving outside the bounds of past experience and can be expected to put new stresses on societies around the world, the U.S. intelligence and security communities have begun to examine a variety of plausible scenarios through which climate change might pose or alter security risks. As this study developed we focused our efforts in three specific ways. First, we focused on social and political stresses outside the United States because such stresses are the main focus of the intelligence community. Second, we concentrated on security risks that might arise from situations in which climate events (e.g., droughts, heat waves, or storms) have consequences that exceed the capacity of affected countries or populations to cope and respond. This focus led us to exclude, for example, climate events that might directly affect the ability of the U.S. military to conduct its missions or that might contribute directly to international competition or conflict (e.g., over sea lanes or natural resources in the Arctic). We also excluded the security implications of policies that countries might undertake to protect themselves from perceived threats of climate change (e.g., geoengineering to reduce global warming or buying foreign agricultural land to ensure domestic food supplies). These kinds of climate-security connections could prove highly significant and deserve further study and analysis. They could also interact with the connections that are our main focus; for example, an action such as buying foreign agricultural land might go almost unnoticed at first, only creating a crisis when the country where the land is located experiences a crop failure it cannot manage with imports. Third, we concentrated on the relatively near term by emphasizing climate-driven security risks that call for action by the intelligence community within the coming decade either to respond to security threats or to anticipate them. Although these choices of focus helped bound our study, they left it with some notable limitations
The cybernetic theory of decision: new dimensions of political analysis by John D Steinbruner( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restructuring American foreign policy( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alliance security : NATO and the no-first-use question by John D Steinbruner( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kernevåbenafskrækkelse i Centraleuropa; Ikke-nuklear afskrækkelse; Stategiens perspektiver; No First Use og NATO's kernevåben-politik; Politik; Doktrinen i praksis; Alliancens sikkerhed
Managing nuclear operations( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond nuclear deterrence : transforming the U.S.-Russian equation by A Arbatov( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arbatov and Dvorkin assess the history of deterrence between the Soviet Union and the U.S. and its evolution through the Cold War. The two countries need to take steps to remove mutual nuclear deterrence as the foundation of their strategic relationship and implement changes that can be exported internationally"--Provided by publisher
Military intervention : cases in context for the twenty-first century by William J Lahneman( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internal conflict continues to be the most common form of organized violence, most often occurring in a so-called 'arc of instability' comprised of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The misery and death caused by these conflicts, with helpless civilians often victims, has resulted in states and coalitions of states intervening militarily to stop the bloodshed, giving rise to many difficult issues. When should states perform military intervention? How should it be conducted? Is intervention a tactic that can be executed exclusive of other considerations or must it be pa
Strategic arms reductions by Michael M May( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decisions for defense : prospects for a new order by William W Kaufmann( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clearing the air; Federal policy on automotive emissions control by Henry D Jacoby( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of Soviet foreign policy : decision-theory-related approaches by Arnold Lawrence Horelick( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly literature on decisionmaking and Soviet foreign policy is reviewed for utility to practicing foreign affairs analysts. The cybernetic paradigm can serve as an alternative to the established analytic paradigm in generating multiple perspectives on foreign policy decisionmaking. Knowledge of organizational and bureaucratic context and theories involving cognitive operations and motivational forces permit generation of additional perspectives. New directions in Sovietology have been little affected by decision theory. Expanded knowledge about the context of Soviet foreign policy decisionmaking in forms susceptible to disciplined inquiry will permit development of middle-range decision theories specific to the Soviet context. Future research should explore Soviet "interest groups," Soviet organizational behavior on its own terms, "operational code" and elite studies of top Soviet decisionmakers, a set of case studies of Soviet foreign policy decisions as a necessary base for generalization, and Soviet media as a vehicle of intra-elite political communication
The effects of warning on strategic stability by Bruce G Blair( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new concept of cooperative security by Ashton B Carter( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of joint missile surveillance by John D Steinbruner( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of defensive deterrence by John D Steinbruner( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear decapitation by John D Steinbruner( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National security and the concept of strategic stability by John D Steinbruner( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsidering the rules for space security by Nancy W Gallagher( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rules that currently govern the use of space were codified in the 1967 Outer Space Treaty less than a decade after the first satellites were flown. They were designed to protect the common interest of all societies while regulating the competition for military advantage that dominated the pioneering programs of the United States and the Soviet Union. The rules assured universal rights of access and precluded sovereign jurisdiction over orbital transit. They permitted military support services, including reconnaissance, as long as the activity was peaceful, not aggressive. Orbiting weapons of mass destruction and using celestial bodies for military purposes were categorically prohibited, but sending nuclear missiles through space or placing conventional weapons there were not. The United States was the principal sponsor of the original rules but has become the principal obstacle to their legal elaboration. In order to protect efforts to develop ballistic missile defense, the United States has refused since the 1980s to consider explicit rules prohibiting deliberate attack on space objects and the deployment of weapons in space. It has assertively blocked formal attempts to organize negotiations on those topics and has stood virtually alone against the rest of the world in doing so. The 2006 U.S. National Space Policy and supporting documents formulate the intention to dominate space for national military advantage and to control access by all other countries. The United States is spending tens of billions of dollars each year far more than all other countries combined to acquire advanced military space capabilities. The U.S. national security strategy outlines an intention to use these capabilities to eliminate emerging threats before hostile states or terrorist groups acquire dangerous technology a standard of preventive protection that it does not propose to cede to any other country
U.S. intervention in ethnic conflict( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Principles of global security
The cybernetic theory of decision: new dimensions of political analysisRestructuring American foreign policyBeyond nuclear deterrence : transforming the U.S.-Russian equationA new concept of cooperative security
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Steinbruner, John.

Steinbruner, John D.

Steinbruner, John David.

English (170)

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Spanish (1)