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Cornish, Paul

Works: 99 works in 274 publications in 2 languages and 2,715 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Pictorial works  Forecasts  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: DS79.76, 940.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Cornish
The conflict in Iraq 2003 by Paul Cornish( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Bush's infamous 'Axis of Evil' speech, war in Iraq was a seemingly inevitable consequence of the war on terrorism. Here, the author brings together an expert group of analysts to provide a balanced and coherent study of the conflict, and the political and economic ramifications for all involved
Partnership in crisis : the US, Europe and the fall and rise of NATO by Paul Cornish( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first half of 1997 was a lively time for NATO. The organisation worked towards incorporating the nations of Eastern Europe, and continued its programme of internal adaptation. This book looks at how NATO has adapted to the new European order
British military planning for the defence of Germany, 1945-50 by Paul Cornish( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using recently released archive material, British Military Planning for the Defence of Germany, 1945-50, reassesses Britain's strategy for the defence of Germany up to the outbreak of the Korean War. Convinced of the capabilities of strategic air power with atomic weapons, and convinced that the defence of the Middle East should be the first call on British planning, Britain's military chiefs made a series of token gestures designed to boost French morale and consistently refused to make a genuine 'continental commitment' of operational troops
Contested objects : material memories of the Great War by Nicholas J Saunders( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Contested Objects' explores the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War. Case studies illustrate how the experiences of war can be represented by a variety of artefacts, whose 'social lives' have endured for almost a century and that continue to shape our perceptions of an increasingly dangerous world
Bodies in conflict : corporeality, materiality, and transformation by Paul Cornish( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twentieth-century war is a unique cultural phenomenon and the last two decades have seen significant advances in our ability to conceptualize and understand the past and the character of modern technological warfare. At the forefront of these developments has been the re-appraisal of the human body in conflict, from the ethics of digging up First World War bodies for television programmes to the contentious political issues surrounding the reburial of Spanish Civil War victims, the relationships between the war body and material culture (e.g. clothing, and prostheses), ethnicity and identity in body treatment, and the role of the 'body as bomb' in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. Focused on material culture, Bodies in Conflict revitalizes investigations into the physical and symbolic worlds of modern conflict and that have defined us as subjects through memory, imagination, culture and technology. The chapters in this book present an interdisciplinary approach which draws upon, but does not privilege archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies. The complexity of modern conflict demands a coherent, integrated, and sensitized hybrid approach which calls on different disciplines where they overlap in a shared common terrain - that of the materiality of conflict and its aftermath in relation to the human body. Bodies in Conflict brings together the diverse interests and expertise of a host of disciplines to create a new intellectual engagement with our corporeal nature in times of conflict"--
The arms trade and Europe by Paul Cornish( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern conflict and the senses by Nicholas J Saunders( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Conflict and the Senses investigates the sensual worlds created by modern war, focusing on the sensorial responses embodied in and provoked by the materiality of conflict and its aftermath. The volume positions the industrialized nature of twentieth-century war as a unique cultural phenomenon, in possession of a material and psychological intensity that embodies the extremes of human behaviour, from total economic mobilization to the unbearable sadness of individual loss. Adopting a coherent and integrated hybrid approach to the complexities of modern conflict, the book considers issues of memory, identity, and emotion through wartime experiences of tangible sensations and bodily requirements. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary collection draws upon archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies in order to revitalize our understandings of the role of the senses in conflict"--Provided by publisher
The First World War : galleries by Paul Cornish( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits World War I, drawing on the archives of the Imperial War Museum, including oral histories, photographs, works of art, personal correspondence and diaries, and artifacts from machine guns to military vehicles
2020 : world of war by Paul Cornish( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2020 and civilisation is on the verge of a Third World War. Will the Russian invasion of the Arctic trigger the military response called for in the NATO treaty? Will the simultaneous Chinese cyber-attack on the Pentagon cripple the world's biggest military machine? Who's arming the refugees in the migrant camps on the shores of the Mediterranean? What's happening in space? From cyber security to weapons technology, from economics to robotics, from geopolitics to undercover operations, 2020: WORLD OF WAR will offer us a compelling account of the shape our world will take in the future. Told through a number of gripping scenarios, all reality-based, all using the authors' experience and inside knowledge of the way the world works, whether inside the Pentagon or on the front line of international conflict, this book is a must for everyone who wants to understand what our future looks like
Controlling the arms trade : the West versus the rest by Paul Cornish( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the development of the international arms trade after the Cold War and looks at efforts - national and international - to regulate or restrain the market. The book describes the size and dynamics of the international market for weapons and related technology. Who are the main suppliers and purchasers of conventional arms? What is meant by 'dual use' technology? What effect - if any - has the so-called 'peace dividend' had upon the manufacture and export of lethal weaponry? Much has been said, since the end of the Cold War, of the need to regulate the market. But what rationale and mechanisms are currently available to supervise and restrain the traffic in arms and technology internationally? And how are such initiatives viewed by the 'Rest'; states and cultures which do not necessarily share Western values and priorities? Is weapon-related innovation now uncontrollable? In Britain, what are likely to be the implications of the Scott Report into arms and technology exports to Iraq? Controlling the Arms Trade is an informed and authoritative pointer to future market trends and a clear and concise guide to the problem of arms export controls."--Jacket
Europe and the challenge of proliferation( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machine guns and the Great War by Paul Cornish( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The machine gun is one of the iconic weapons of the Great War -- indeed of the twentieth century. Yet it is also one of the most misunderstood. During a four-year war that generated an unprecedented number of casualties, the machine gun stood out as a key weapon -- in the process taking on an almost legendary status that persists to the present day. Paul Cornish, in this authoritative and carefully considered study, reconsiders the history of this extraordinary weapon, and he describes in vivid detail the role it played throughout the war. He also explores the symbolism of the machine gun and dispels the myths and misconceptions that have grown up around it ... He traces the early history of the weapon, from Hiram Maxim's invention of the first true machine gun, through pre-war experiments with lighter automatic weapons -- culminating in the widespread use of light machine guns and even the first assault rifle during the war itself. He argues that the Great War set the technological and tactical agenda for infantry firepower for the remainder of the twentieth century"--Jacket
U.S.-UK nuclear cooperation after 50 years( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Britain and the United States commemorate five decades of the special nuclear relationship embodied in the 1958 Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA), two leading research institutes--one on either side of the Atlantic--have collaborated to examine that history. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, D.C., and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, enlisted senior officials, scientists, academics, and members of industry who have been involved in the implementation of the MDA over the years. The contributors were asked to recount how the U.S.-UK nuclear relationship flourished despite such obstacles as the halt in the scientific cooperation that had spurred the Manhattan Project; the Suez crisis; and sharp disagreements over scientific, political, and technical issues. They were also asked to look to the future of this unparalleled transatlantic relationship. Abstracts from 36 oral histories (taken with, among others, Des Browne, UK secretary of state for defence; James Schlesinger, former U.S. secretary of energy; and Harold Brown, former U.S. secretary of defense) add to the historical dimension of this work. The resulting collection of histories, analyses, and anecdotes provides valuable reading for an understanding of how the two nations were drawn together by a common threat during a turbulent era, as well as how they will face future challenges in a radically changed security environment. --
UK hard power : strategic ambivalence by Paul Cornish( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the Cold War's end, Britain has attempted to adapt to a more complex set of security problems while simultaneously cutting force structure. As a result, the United Kingdom's strategic field of vision has shrunk: it has increasingly adopted a preference for military operations that are far away, fairly small, or relatively brief. The author outlines the state of UK hard power. As he makes clear, while the British military has seen significant reductions in military platforms and force structure, it still meets NATO's agreed-upon floor for defense spending-2 percent of GDP-and, as such, remains ahead of other allied powers in both capabilities and operational experience. But as Cornish also emphasizes, the trend line for sustaining British military capabilities is, at best, problematic and, when combined with successive UK governments' wavering vision of Britain's strategic role in the world, Washington must wonder: just how special will the "special relationship" between the United States and United Kingdom be in the years ahead?
Conflict landscapes and archaeology from above by Birger Stichelbaut( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9 The 'Gas-scape' on the Eastern Front, Poland (1914-2014): Exploring the Material and Digital Landscapes and Remembering Those 'Twice-Killed' -- 10 Remembering Uncertainty: The World War II Warscape of the Australian Northern Territory -- 11 World War II Conflict and Post-conflict Landscapes in Northwest France: An Evaluation of the Aerial Photographic Resource -- 12 Mapping Unexploded Ordnance in Italy: The Role of World War II Aerial Photographs -- 13 Erased Landscapes: Conflict, Memory and Post-World War II Landscape Transformation in Western Poland
Europa und die Herausforderung der Proliferation( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First world war retold by Paul Cornish( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyberspace and the national security of the United Kingdom : threats and responses by Paul Cornish( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides a general overview of the problem of cybersecurity. The aim of the report is to inform debate and to make the case for a more coherent, comprehensive and anticipatory policy response, both nationally and internationally. In every area, society is becoming increasingly dependent upon information and communications technology (ICT). With dependency come exposure and vulnerability to misuse, criminality and even attack. Criminals and extremists are able to take advantage of the same "global technological commons" upon which society is becoming so dependent. Cybersecurity has become a fast-moving and complex security challenge, one which requires a coordinated, agile and mutually reinforcing response from all those who benefit from the global ICT infrastructure. This report forms the first part of a major project on cybersecurity undertaken by Chatham House in conjunction with Detica Ltd. The project aims to engage government, private-sector, academic and other specialists in high-level analysis of cybersecurity challenges and responses.--Publisher description
On cyber warfare by Paul Cornish( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report argues that national strategy must be reviewed and adapted if it is to take proper account of cyber warfare. The report's key findings include: Cyber warfare can enable actors to achieve their political and strategic goals without the need for armed conflict; Cyberspace gives disproportionate power to small and otherwise relatively insignificant actors; Operating behind false IP addresses, foreign servers and aliases, attackers can act with almost complete anonymity and relative impunity, at least in the short term; In cyberspace the boundaries are blurred between the military and the civilian, and between the physical and the virtual; and power can be exerted by states or non-state actors, or by proxy; Cyberspace should be viewed as the 'fifth battlespace', alongside the more traditional arenas of land, air, sea and space. Cyber warfare is best understood as a new but not entirely separate component of this multifaceted conflict environment; The transatlantic relationship is important for a variety of reasons where cyber warfare is concerned. Close cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom in intelligence and military matters has extended into cyberspace, enabling both states to influence the domain in a way that is difficult, if not impossible, for any other bilateral partnership or alliance to match
Strategic communications and national strategy by Paul Cornish( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The conflict in Iraq 2003
Partnership in crisis : the US, Europe and the fall and rise of NATOBritish military planning for the defence of Germany, 1945-50Contested objects : material memories of the Great WarThe arms trade and EuropeControlling the arms trade : the West versus the restMachine guns and the Great WarU.S.-UK nuclear cooperation after 50 yearsCyberspace and the national security of the United Kingdom : threats and responses
Alternative Names
Cornish, Paul N. 1959-

Cornish, Paul Nicholas 1959-

English (134)

German (6)