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Tirman, John

Works: 45 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 7,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Cross-cultural studies  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: JZ1318, 327.101
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Tirman
The Fallacy of Star Wars by Union of Concerned Scientists( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multilateralism under challenge? power, international order, and structural change by Newman Edward( )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The principles, values and manifestations of multilateralism, including the United Nations, are under sustained scrutiny and assault. Their performance and effectiveness are questioned, as are their decision-making procedures and their representation according to 21st century standards of accountability and democracy. All this has a corrosive effect on their legitimacy. This publication explores the performance and future of multilateral approaches and institutions with reference to major global challenges such as international security, terrorism, HIV/AIDS, environmental sustainability, economic justice, human rights and humanitarian assistance.--Publisher's description
Empty promise : the growing case against Star Wars ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spoils of war : the human cost of America's arms trade by John Tirman( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tale of modern warfare is told in three interwoven stories: the world of Washington policymaking; the hot spots of the Middle East, particularly Turkey; and a key venue of American arms manufacturing, Connecticut. These three disparate places have combined to produce one of the world's great human-rights catastrophes - the village-by-village destruction of "Kurdistan," the unsovereign homeland to 20 million people. To grasp the evolution of the Middle East and its relations with the West, we reach back more than a thousand years; to understand the politics of American intentions, we reach back to Richard Nixon's presidency; to see how Connecticut's prosperity became so dependent on the military, we reach back to the American Revolution. By the 1970s, the three eras are brought together forcefully: Washington is exporting weapons - often made in Connecticut - to Iran, Turkey, and elsewhere in the region, with uncommonly stark consequences
The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars by John Tirman( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Americans are concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle : 100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afghanistan. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for? This question John Tirman answers in The Deaths of Others. Tirman argues that if we want to understand why there is so much anti-Americanism around the world, the first place to look is how we conduct war. We strive to protect our own troops, but our rules of engagement with the enemy are another matter. From atomic weapons and carpet bombing in World War II to napalm and daisy cutters in Vietnam and beyond, we have used our weapons intentionally to kill large numbers of civilians and terrorize adversaries into surrender. Tirman investigates the history of casualties caused by American forces in order to explain why America remains so unpopular and why U.S. armed forces operate the way they do. This book forces readers to consider the tragic consequences of American military action--Publisher's description
The Militarization of high technology ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women, migration, and conflict breaking a deadly cycle by Susan Forbes-Martin( )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An estimated 35 million people worldwide are displaced by conflict, and most of them are women and children. During their time away from their homes and communities, these women and their children are subjected to a horrifying array of misfortune, including privations of every kind, sexual assaults, disease, imprisonment, unwanted pregnancies, severe psychological trauma, and, upon return or resettlement, social disapproval and isolation. Written by the world's leading scholars and practitioners, this unique collection brings these problems - and potential solutions - into sharp focus. Based on extensive field research and a broad knowledge of other studies of the challenges facing women who are forced from their homes and homelands by conflict, this book offers in-depth understanding and problem-solving ideas. Derived from a project to advise U.N. agencies, it speaks to a broad array of students, scholars, NGOs, policymakers, government officials, and international organizations
Terror, insurgency, and the state : ending protracted conflicts ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The result of a multiyear project spearheaded by the late Mariane Helberg, Terror, Insurgency, and the State assembles the findings of scholars who conducted extensive field research with rebel groups and governments. This comparative analysis documents the aim of long-standing insurgent groups including the Tamil Tigers, the IRA, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, Basque Country and Liberty, and the People's Liberation Army of the Communist Party of Nepal, as well as the more recently visible Hizballah and Hamas."--BOOK JACKET
100 ways America is screwing up the world by John Tirman( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forward by Howard Zinn
The maze of fear : security and migration after 9/11 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multilateralism under challenge? power, normative structure, and world order ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making the money sing : private wealth and public power in the search for peace by John Tirman( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the Winston Foundation to MacArthur, Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, and many others along the way, this is the story of the strategy sessions, the activist meetings, the funding battles, and the political fallout that ensued on an occasion when major funders chose to actively engage in world affairs. Part memoir, part social change analysis, Making the Money Sing is a provocative insider's look at the cloistered world of philanthropy and the way money can change the shape of history."--Jacket
Sovereign acts : American unilateralism and global security by John Tirman( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S.-Iran misperceptions : a dialogue by Abbas Maleki( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Can Iranians and Americans find common ground to overcome their troubled history? U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue, is a first-ever written dialogue on the key issues that separate the two great countries. Bringing together former policy makers and international relations experts from the United States and Iran, U.S.-Iran misperceptions: A Dialogue provides new insights and arguments about how each country's elites view the other, and how misperceptions have blocked the two from forging a normal and productive relationship. guided by the leading theorist of misperceptions in international relations, Columbia professor Robert Jervis, the book moves from Jervis' opening essay to consider mutual perceptions of ideology, nuclear weapons, neo-imperialism, regional hegemony, and the future of the relationship. It presents authoritative, clear-eyed asessments, while seeking plausible ways the two countries can avoid a catastrophic war and rebuild the relationship. U.S.-Iran misperceptions: A dialogue offers uncompromising analysis and cautious optimism"--
Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 by James Blight( )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flash points from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brought into play to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with special emphasis on the U.S. role in the Iran Iraq War. With its remarkable declassified documentation and oral testimony that bear directly on questions of U.S. policymaking with regard to the Iran-Iraq War, this book reveals much that was previously unknown about U.S. policy before, during, and after the war. They go beyond mere reportage to offer lessons regarding fundamental foreign policy challenges to the U.S. that transcend time and place
SDI, der Krieg im Weltraum : Grundlagenstudie prominenter Wissenschaftler d. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) zur Bewaffnung d. Weltraums ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terror, insurgencies, and states : breaking the cycles of protracted violence ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan by Deepak Tripathi( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evaluates the Bush presidency's legacy in terms of the "war on terror"
SavasĖ§ ganimetleri : Amerikan silah ticaretinin insani bedeli by John Tirman( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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