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  Asia Times Online - News from greater China; Hong Kong and Taiwan
The arms race, however, goes beyond Beijing's annual addition of 50-75 short- and medium-range missiles on its south coast opposite the "renegade" island to encompass its general qualitative and quantitative military buildup - and Taiwan's own response to acquire more advanced weapons systems.
This international arms race, encouraged by Moscow and by Washington, each in pursuit of their own perceived vital interests, could soon get out of control and expand to include not only conventional weapons but also space-based systems and nuclear missiles, if not defenses against those missiles.
This arms race, focused on the Taiwan Strait in the short term, will create regional ripples, if not waves, and it is the last thing Asia needs now, in the near future, or ever.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/FB24Ad01.html   (1597 words)

  
  Gibler's Arms Race Page
Second, arms races also escalate disputes to war, again countering deterrence theory, but most of the dispute escalation to war occurs in the dyads surrounding the world wars.
I am also working on a second arms race paper that provides an explanation for the temporal differences we found in the first paper -- namely, the Cold War arms race cases did not use the traditional means of battleship building, compulsory military service, and budget outlays to compete.
I identify the non-traditional arms race cases and show that most led to civil war, assassinations, and rebellion rather than interstate war, thus demonstrating that arms races are not peaceful, even during this period.
bama.ua.edu /~dmgibler/armsraces.htm   (239 words)

  
 Myths About Missile Defense and the Arms Race
Advocates of arms control often contend that America should not deploy a national missile defense (NMD) system because it will inevitably end in a strategic nuclear arms race, a competitive cycle of offensive and defensive missile deployments that will drive the overall level of nuclear armaments ever higher.
Nevertheless, arms control advocacy groups today are trying to recycle the old argument that building a national missile defense system will set off an "offensive-defensive arms race." They assert that Russia, China, and even Third World countries will expand and modernize their strategic offensive forces to overcome a U.S. missile defense system.
They fear the initiation of an defensive arms buildup, which would force the United States to retain a relatively large number of offensive strategic nuclear weapons to overcome reactions to its deployment of a national missile defense system, at least in the longer term.
www.heritage.org /Research/MissileDefense/BG1385.cfm   (4325 words)

  
 Arms Race - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Arms Race, a destabilizing cycle of weapons acquisitions by rival states.
Arms Control and Disarmament : Control of the Means of Mass Destruction : Nuclear Arms Race
The development of the fission bomb by the United States towards the end of World War II brought with it the capability of wreaking devastation on an...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Arms_Race.html   (146 words)

  
 Chapter 3:  COSTS OF THE ARMS RACE
Thus, thanks to the nuclear arms race, the United States' military position in the mid-1980s had declined from clear superiority to equality, and from virtual invincibility to troubling vulnerability.
We may note in passing that the environmental costs of the arms race would have been much higher had the public in the West given the military establishment the freedom to do as it liked to the biosphere and to public health.
It may be that the arms race contributed to America's move during the past two decades towards a government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.
www.is.wayne.edu /mnissani/pagepub/CH3.html   (4312 words)

  
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Briefly, an arms race is unstable if there is reason to think that surging ahead of a competitor in a quantitative buildup, or making a more aggressive pursuit of next-generation technology in a qualitative arms race, can yield a significant advantage.
Though the naval arms race did poison Anglo-German relations, it was the actions of the German army, not the German navy, that ultimately produced war in 1914.
The bodily structures of the diving beetles involved in this arms race are the suction-cupped front and medial feet of the male and various modifications of the dorsal side of the female.
www.lycos.com /info/arms-race--miscellaneous.html   (614 words)

  
 Herb York: Race to Oblivion [1970]
If you plan to consult Race to Oblivion several times, or keep it as a reference, it may be best to download the full text to your own machine.
Text of Race to Oblivion, first published by Simon and Schuster in 1970, is reproduced here with the gracious consent of its author, Professor Herbert F. York.
Much of Race to Oblivion is based on his subsequent experience as Director of Defense Research and Engineering in the Department of Defense, in the latter 1950s and early 1960s.
www.learnworld.com /ZNW/LWText.York.Race.Access.html   (1842 words)

  
 New Technologies and the Qualitative Arms Race: Government of India
During this period, efforts for "arms control" in both bilateral and multilateral forums have focused primarily on the quantitative expansion of arsenals.
This kind of arms control, which does not address itself to the structural nature of the arms race, has not curbed and cannot curb or reverse this race.
It is the latter that is mainly responsible for the new destructive dimensions acquired by the arms race.
www.indianembassy.org /policy/Disarmament/technology_armsrace.htm   (3217 words)

  
 Arms Race
The nuclear arms race began during World War II when the United States were informed that the Nazi's may be building a weapon of mass destruction, the atom bomb.
The modern nuclear arms race, that is the race between the US, under Harry Truman, and the USSR, under Joseph Stalin, began in 1946, when the American representative the newly formed United Nations (UN), Bernard Baruch, proposed that nuclear weapons be eliminated.
The primary focus of the arms race was to develop an effective first strike capability.
www.pwc.k12.nf.ca /coldwar/plain/armsrace.html   (1424 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Soviet Union devoted their command economy to the arms race and, with the deployment of the SS-18 in the late 1970s, achieved first strike parity.
Another prime example of an arms race is during the period leading up to World War I. Several European nations competed to build up their military capacities, and this arms race is thought to be one of the many causes of the war.
Evolutionary arms races is predators evolving more effective means to catch prey while their prey evolves more effective means of evasion.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=arms_race   (394 words)

  
 Arms race at AllExperts
A defining characteristic of an arms race is the intention to develop more and better nuclear weapons during the Cold War (see: nuclear arms race).
The term "arms race" is used generically to describe any competition where there is no absolute goal, only the relative goal of staying ahead of the other competitors.
In technology, there are close analogues to the arms races between parasites and hosts, such as the arms race between computer virus writers and anti-virus software writers, or spammers against Internet Service Providers and E-mail software writers.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/arms_race.htm   (358 words)

  
 Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space
The prevention of an arms race in the outer space was just such an issue and had every reason to be one of the highest priorities on the Conference's agenda, he said.
Spokesperson on arms race in the outer space (Feb 15, 2000) It is noteworthy that some individual country has always had attempted, planned and acted to control the outer space unilaterally in pursuit of military and strategic advantages.
China Deems World Arms Control, Disarmament 'at the Crossroads' People's Daily Friday, January 28, 2000 -- Chinese delegate Hu Xiaodi said that preventing an arms race in outer space and re-establishing a special committee on nuclear disarmament should be priorities of the disarmament conference in its year 2000 session.
www.fas.org /nuke/control/paros/news   (1387 words)

  
 Why Capitalism Can't Freeze the Arms Race
And because each considers arms superiority vital for the protection of the interests of its ruling class, the arms race cannot be legislated away.
But the nuclear arms race is too vital, too central to capitalist-class interests for a reformist strategy to succeed in ending it.
When in the past the United States held a clear advantage in nuclear arms, it was able to force the U.S.S.R. to back off at the time of the Suez crisis in 1956, the Lebanon showdown in 1958 and during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.
www.slp.org /res_state_htm/arms_race82.html   (1763 words)

  
 North Korea nuke test fans fears of East Asian nuclear arms race - iht,asia,Asia Nuclear Dominos - Asia - Pacific - ...
SEOUL, South Korea Officials from Washington to Seoul are raising the specter of an Asian nuclear arms race if North Korea fulfills its brazen threat to test its first atomic bomb and join the elite club of nuclear powers.
While an arms race is unlikely to dawn the day after a test, long term anxiety abounds.
Fearful of a regional nuclear arms race, however, the United States forced then-dictator Park Chung-hee to drop the plan, partly by threatening economic penalties for a nation that was then poor and still recovering from the 1950-53 Korean War.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/10/08/asia/AS_GEN_Asia_Nuclear_Dominos.php   (955 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | South Asia arms race - is it paranoia?
Nervous supporters of the deal see the report, which says that Pakistan is capable of using the reactor to produce enough plutonium to make 40 to 50 nuclear weapons a year, as the "final attempt by the US nuclear non-proliferation lobby" to raise paranoia over the prospect of a nuclear arms race in South Asia.
They argue that the Isis report is aimed at influencing US lawmakers to insist upon tightening certain provisions in the bill, or even the introduction of amendments which may jeopardise its approval all together.
So this is a week that began with the release of a report raising the frightening possibility of a nuclear arms build-up in South Asia.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/5212718.stm   (888 words)

  
 Arms Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
With this, the arms race between America and the Soviet Union began.
The arms race was a cycle of military buildup.
One reason for arms buildup was fear of a "Missile Gap." For a period of time, some in the United States feared that the Soviet Union possessed equal or greater numbers of nuclear weapons than the U.S. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev boasted of the Soviet Union's quantity of nuclear arms.
library.thinkquest.org /10826/armsrace.htm   (295 words)

  
 CIA warns of new nuclear arms race - theage.com.au
The world is being confronted by a new nuclear arms race that threatens to dismantle more than three decades of non-proliferation efforts, CIA director George Tenet has warned.
The testimony also pointed to concerns about the enforcement abilities of UN arms control agencies, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, which are supposed to prevent the spread of nuclear technologies.
Mr Tenet traced the breakdown of the global nonproliferation system not to existing nuclear powers but to what he called "non-state purveyors", meaning private firms or in some cases rogue individuals in Europe and elsewhere who are selling "technology and equipment that previously could only be supplied by countries with established (nuclear) capabilities".
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/02/12/1044927658518.html   (598 words)

  
 The Arms Race in Southeast Asia
This model cannot be applied to arms proliferation in Southeast Asia because there is no country in the region that is specifically engaged in such an arms race with another.
The increase in arms imports by Thailand was likely a response to Vietnamese intervention in Kampuchea and the consequent Thai position as a frontline state in the conflict.
Although a typical arms race model with two adversarial actors rushing to procure the latest and the best in armaments cannot be applied directly in the case of Southeast Asia, the arms acquisition strategies used by states in the region have been interactive.
www.acdis.uiuc.edu /Research/S&Ps/1991-Wi/S&P_V-2/arms_race.html   (2500 words)

  
 China Urges Prevention of Weaponization and Arms Race in Space
Speaking at the plenary of the 2002 Session of the Conference on Disarmament, the Chinese ambassador expounded China's position on preventing an arms race and a fissile material cutoff.
Hu pointed out that the international community is faced with the imminent danger of outer space weaponization, the consequences of which will not only trigger a possible arms race in outer space,but also cause serious damage to the international disarmament process and global strategic balance and stability.
Only by concluding through negotiations legally-binding international instruments to prohibit the weaponization of outer space and prevent an arms race in outerspace can the interests and assets of all states be safeguarded on an equal footing and valuable resources channeled toward peaceful use.
www.china.org.cn /english/FR/29696.htm   (389 words)

  
 Kroc Institute : Policy Brief #2 : Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia: U.S. Policy Options
Since a nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan will further destabilize a violent and conflict-prone region, there is a pressing need for the U.S. to dissuade India and Pakistan from deploying nuclear weapons and to reverse their nuclear course.
Beyond the immediate threats posed by such an arms race to the one-fifth of humanity which resides within South Asia, nuclear weapons deployment in India and Pakistan would also have a far-reaching impact on the nuclear dynamics in the region and beyond, threatening vital U.S. national security interests.
To prevent India and Pakistan from embarking on a nuclear arms race, it is indeed important to examine the previous shortcomings of U.S. nonproliferation policy in South Asia and to identify alternative policy options.
www.nd.edu /~krocinst/polbriefs/pbrief2.shtml   (1975 words)

  
 Race Events at Belleayre Mountain New York's Winter Snow Park
If you do not pre-register, the cost to race is still $20 at the registration table and does not include a lift ticket.
In memory of fallen FDNY Firefighter Denis Germain, this memorial race is a fundraiser for the Denis Germain Foundation, giving scholarships to young, deserving ski racers.
Race check in will be from 8:30am -10:00am at the Overlook Lodge.The race will begin at 10:30am.
www.belleayre.com /winter/racing/raceevt.htm   (1561 words)

  
 The Evolutionary Arms Race - Examples Among Trilobites
The arms race between predator and prey is as old as nature, and is a prominent selective force in evolution of species.
The arms race between predator and prey is a major selective force in evolutionary change in organisms.
As we review (and speculate) about the evolutionary arms race between the trilobite and its predators, keep in mind that evolution does not creatively design the body parts of an organism; all that evolution can do is tinker with existing genetic sequences by amplifying those within a population that favor survival.
www.fossilmuseum.net /Evolution/TrilobiteArmsRace.htm   (2438 words)

  
 1977 Scientists' Declaration on the Nuclear Arms Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The strategic arms race stimulates the proliferation of nuclear weapons among nations some of which may be weak or irresponsible, and thus more likely to resort to the use of nuclear weapons in a local war.
More than ever it is urgent now to slow down and ultimately to stop the nuclear arms race, thus improving the stability of the nuclear stand off and setting the stage for reduction of the great inventories of weapons.
Several attempts have been made to bring the nuclear arms race under control but none has been successful in the face of the pressures that drive the competition.
go.ucsusa.org /ucs/about/page.cfm?pageID=1012   (1657 words)

  
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In the advanced stages of a nanotechnic arms race, the oceans will be teeming with miniaturized and massively proliferated combatants; opposing forces will be in contact throughout the volume of the sea.
An arms race denotes a rapid, competitive increase in the quantity or quality of instruments of military or naval power by rival states in peacetime.
Typically, in popular depictions of arms races, the political calculations that start and regulate the pace of the game remain obscure.
www.lycos.com /info/arms-race.html   (500 words)

  
 Arms Race during Cold War - Ask.com Web Search
The Nuclear Arms Race by the Duke of Windsor...
Khrushchev and the Cold War, the Arms Race and Leonid Breshnev and Detente...
The nuclear arms race was central to the Cold War.
www.ask.com /web?o=8001&qsrc=6&l=dir&q=Arms+Race+during+Cold+War   (335 words)

  
 The Arms Market and the Arms Race
One indication of the current breaking down of international law is the ongoing arms race to obtain or enlarge the stocks of both nuclear and conventional weapons, and to militarize space.
As far as nuclear arms proliferation is concerned, we all know about the efforts by a growing number of countries to obtain them.
And, what is more, new efforts to restrict their proliferation, especially in the developing world, such as the proposed Arms Trade Treaty, are being resisted by some of the countries that are the larger producers and exporters of armaments.
www.globalresearch.ca /index.php?context=viewArticle&code=TRE20061105&articleId=3709   (1291 words)

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