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Perkovich, George 1958-

Works: 81 works in 191 publications in 3 languages and 3,368 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by George Perkovich
India's nuclear bomb : the impact on global proliferation by George Perkovich( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Turkey's nuclear future by Sinan Ülgen( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey, with a robust modern economy and growing energy needs, is pursuing a switch to nuclear power. But that shift is occurring in an environment fraught with security challenges: Turkey borders Iraq, Syria, and Iran--all states with nuclear or WMD ambitions or capabilities. As a NATO member, Turkey also hosts U.S. nuclear bombs on its territory, although some question the durability of this relationship. This dynamic has naturally led to speculation that Turkish leaders might someday consider moving beyond a civilian course to develop nuclear weapons. Yet there has been remarkably little informed analysis and debate on Turkey's nuclear future, either within the country or in broader international society. This volume explores the current status and trajectory of Turkey's nuclear program, adding historical perspective, analytical rigor, and strategic insight
Abolishing nuclear weapons by George Perkovich( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear disarmament is firmly back on the international agenda. But almost all current thinking on the subject is focused on the process of reducing the number of weapons from thousands to hundreds. This rigorous analysis examines the challenges that exist to abolishing nuclear weapons completely, and suggests what can be done now to start overcoming them. The paper argues that the difficulties of "getting to zero" must not preclude many steps being taken in that direction. It thus begins by examining steps that nuclear-armed states could take in cooperation with others to move towards a world in which the task of prohibiting nuclear weapons could be realistically envisaged. The remainder of the paper focuses on the more distant prospect of prohibiting nuclear weapons, beginning with the challenge of verifying the transition from low numbers to zero. It moves on to examine how the civilian nuclear industry could be managed in a nuclear-weapons-free world so as to prevent rearmament. The paper then considers what political-security conditions would be required to make a nuclear-weapons ban enforceable and explores how enforcement might work in practice. Finally, it addresses the latent capability to produce nuclear weapons that would inevitably exist after abolition, and asks whether this is a barrier to disarmament, or whether it can be managed to meet the security needs of a world newly free of the bomb
To join or not to join the nuclear club : how nations think about nuclear weapons : two Middle East case studies by Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current debate revolving around Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs highlights the need to foster a more complete understanding of the multidimensionality of states' decision-making process on whether to acquire and retain nuclear weapons. Case studies from the greater Middle East region offer the opportunity to examine the factors such states take into consideration when determining which path to follow. Such factors include threat perceptions, the interpretation of lessons learned from the experience of other countries, the calculus of perceived costs and benefits for national security, the envisioned modes of employment of nuclear weapons (political and military), and the legal/ethical considerations -- all from the perspective of regional actors. Furthermore, a country's specific political decisionmaking process and its institutions are also key factors in understanding how actual and potential regional nuclear powers make decisions on the nuclear issue. As such, an understanding of the motivations and of the perceived utility of nuclear weapons from the perspective of recent and potential nuclear powers can help senior leaders craft more effective U.S. and multilateral nonproliferation, counterproliferation, and deterrence strategies. The two papers included in this monograph offer insights into the differing paths taken by two countries in the greater Middle East region -- Libya and Pakistan -- with the former relinquishing its nuclear program and the latter acquiring a military nuclear capability."--Page [4] pf cover
To join or not to join the nuclear club : how nations think about nuclear weapons: lessons from and for the Middle East by Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universal compliance : a strategy for nuclear security by George Perkovich( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This draft strategy report offers a blueprint for U.S. leadership in rethinking the international nuclear nonproliferation regime. The proposed strategy synthesizes some innovative approaches of the George W. Bush administration, the benefits of the traditional treaty-based regime, and many new elements. It highlights both the necessity for strict enforcement of nonproliferation agreements and for global cooperation to forge those agreements."--Carnegie Endowment web site
Not war, not peace? : motivating Pakistan to prevent cross-border terrorism by George Perkovich( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mumbai blasts of 1993, the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, Mumbai 26/11- cross-border terrorism has continued unabated. What can India do to motivate Pakistan to do more to prevent such attacks? In the nuclear times that we live in, where a military counter-attack could escalate to destruction beyond imagination, overt warfare is clearly not an option. But since outright peacemaking seems similarly infeasible, what combination of coercive pressure and bargaining could lead to peace? The authors provide, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the violent and non-violent options available to India for compelling Pakistan to take concrete steps towards curbing terrorism originating in its homeland. They draw on extensive interviews with senior Indian and Pakistani officials, in service and retired, to explore the challenges involved in compellence and to show how non-violent coercion combined with clarity on the economic, social, and reputational costs of terrorism can better motivate Pakistan to pacify groups involved in cross-border terrorism. Not War, Not Peace? goes beyond the much discussed theories of nuclear deterrence and counterterrorism strategy to explore a new approach to resolving old conflicts
Understanding cyber conflict : 14 analogies by George Perkovich( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analogies help us think, learn, and communicate. The fourteen case studies in this volume help readers make sense of contemporary cyber conflict through historical analogies to past military-technological problems. The chapters are divided into three groups. The first--What Are Cyber Weapons Like?--examines the characteristics of cyber capabilities and how their use for intelligence gathering, signaling, and precision strike compares with earlier technologies for such missions. The second section--What Might Cyber Wars Be Like?--explores how lessons from several wars since the early 19th century, including the World Wars, could apply or not apply to cyber conflict in the 21st century. The final section--What Is Preventing and/or Managing Cyber Conflict Like?--offers lessons from 19th and 20th century cases of managing threatening actors and technologies
Thinking about the Soviet Union by George Perkovich( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the United States, educators have had difficulty teaching about the Soviet Union. Students are often ignorant of the historical circumstances that have affected the U.S./Soviet relationship, and they are often miseducated by stereotypes they encounter in popular culture. This curriculum explores the government and economy of the Soviet Union, the nature of communism, human rights, Glasnost and Perestroika, and U.S. schools of thought about the Soviet Union. The pedagogical emphasis is on dialogue, critical thinking, and informed decision making. Students analyze political cartoons, media reports, philosophical and political writings, and government documents to achieve a new understanding of the Soviet Union, and so develop alternatives to the Cold War view of U.S./Soviet relations. A broad range of U.S. and Soviet perspectives is provided, allowing students to form their own opinions and enabling teachers and students to remain flexible in the face of dramatic, fast-breaking changes in the Soviet Union. Black and white photographs are included. (Jb)
Defending Europe without nuclear weapons by George Perkovich( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking beyond the Chicago summit : nuclear weapons in Europe and the future of NATO by George Perkovich( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will meet for a summit in Chicago this May to conclude their Deterrence and Defense Posture Review (DDPR), which was intended to be a vehicle for resolving key questions about the future role of nuclear weapons in NATO policy. However, NATO is unlikely to resolve the question of what to do about its forward deployed nuclear weapons before the summit. The Alliance's 28 member states fall along a diverse spectrum of views on these nuclear weapons, with some advocating complete disarmament and other, more vulnerable states seeking to retain these weapons indefinitely for reassurance purposes. Currently, five European countries -- Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Turkey -- base U.S. B61 bombs on their territory and some have dual-capable aircraft that can deliver these weapons. But it is possible that some NATO allies may choose to abandon their nuclear role as they make decisions regarding successor aircraft for their own air forces. While NATO can extend the status quo for now, it cannot put off resolving its defense and deterrence dilemmas without undermining Alliance confidence and cohesion. The Alliance would be wise to establish at the Chicago Summit a process to continue work on two key issues: 1)What alternative forms of nuclear sharing and basing might be available that could simultaneously ensure wide participation in the nuclear mission, reassure those states that are seen as most vulnerable to external threat, and make a significant contribution to global disarmament efforts?; and, 2)What means, if any, can be deployed to bolster non-nuclear reassurance of those NATO allies that feel most exposed to external threats? Who will provide these means and when?
Raising questions : thinking about the Soviet Union by George Perkovich( Book )

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

À la recherche de l'excellence by George Perkovich( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A common high standard for nuclear power plant exports by George Perkovich( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq : what next? by Joseph Cirincione( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a concise outline of the concerns over Iraq's missile, nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons capabilities that inspectors are investigating. It addresses the effectiveness of intelligence sharing, site visits, the inspectors' use of advanced technology, and Iraq's willingness to cooperate. The report argues that a realistic timeframe for inspections is another year for the discovery process, followed by dismantlement and permanent monitoring. Among its conclusions: far from being exhausted, the inspections process has just begun. Inspections should be pursued without ruling out future use of force. Iraq's lack of full cooperation is a material breach, but not a casus belli. As the report argues, disarmament achieved without a war would be an enormous, and enormously popular, achievement. However, if the aim is not, in fact, disarmament but regime change as a matter of principle, then the inspection and disarmament processes now underway are largely irrelevant
Toward realistic U.S.-India relations by George Perkovich( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperative to strengthen the international system would obtain even if India had the capabilities and intentions of working closely with the United States to contest China. Yet, India's interests, policies, and diplomatic style will often diverge from those of the United States, including in relation to China. Washington and New Delhi both want their share of economic, military, and soft power to grow relative to China's (or at least not to fall), but both will also pursue cooperation with Beijing. For the foreseeable future, the three states will operate a triangular relationship, with none of them being close partners of the others. This is another reason why promoting multilateral institution-building is a sound U.S. strategy, and why India should be valued in its own right, not as a partner in containing China. This report analyzes American and Indian interests in a range of policy domains in order to evaluate how the United States should balance its policies toward India with its other priorities and responsibilities
À la recherche de l'excellence : présentation et analyse des " Principes de conduite des exportateurs de centrales électronucléaires " by George Perkovich( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À l'heure actuelle, aucun cadre international d'ensemble ne régit le développement de l'industrie électronucléaire. Les lois sur l'exportation de technologies nucléaires varient d'un pays à l'autre et, si des instruments politiquement contraignants tels que les directives du Groupe des fournisseurs nucléaires (NSG) aident à garantir la non-exportation des technologies à usage militaire ou à double usage, il n'existe aucun accord ou régime international unique qui encadre tout l'éventail des risques liés à l'exportation d'équipements de centrales nucléaires civiles
The nuclear ban treaty : what would follow? by George Perkovich( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 2017, negotiators at the United Nations introduced a draft convention to prohibit the possession of nuclear weapons, as a way to hasten progress toward eventual nuclear disarmament, as called for in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). All the nuclear-armed states except North Korea have boycotted the negotiations, along with many U.S. allies. Unfortunately, the good motives behind the treaty do not mean it will enhance international security, prevent nuclear proliferation, or facilitate actual nuclear disarmament. It may even have unintended consequences that make these goals harder to achieve. Yet there are steps that nuclear-armed states could take, perhaps nudged along by their allies, to help heal rifts that the proposed ban treaty has highlighted"--Publisher's web site
India's Nuclear Bomb by George Perkovich( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran is not an island : a strategy to mobilize the neighbors by George Perkovich( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With luck, Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons could be delayed through a combination of Iranian technical difficulties, U.S. military action, and European diplomacy. However, neither delay nor regime change would remove the causes of proliferation pressures in Iran. Iran needs to be assured that the U.S. will respect its autonomy if it ceases nuclear weapons development, while Iran's neighbors need to be assured that Tehran will respect their interests. Arab governments are reluctant to join in a regional security dialogue in part because of Washington's double standard regarding Israel's nuclear arsenal and treatment of Palestinians. To mobilize all of the international actors opposing Iranian nuclear development, the U.S. must recognize that Iranian proliferation, Persian Gulf security, the U.S. role in the Middle East, Israel's nuclear status, and Palestinian-Israeli relations are all linked and cannot be resolved without a more balanced U.S. stance
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George Perkovich US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler, Friedensforscher

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Perkovich, George R. 1958-

Perkovich, George Robert 1958-

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