Insurgent Intellectual: Essays in Honour of Professor Desmond Ball

Insurgent Intellectual: Essays in Honour of Professor Desmond Ball

Brendan Taylor ; Nicholas Farrelly ; Sheryn Lee

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814414623

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With a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, Professor Desmond Ball is one of the world's greatest scholars of strategy and defence, Australia's home-grown giant. In this collection of essays, leading political, media and academic figures, including former United States President Jimmy Carter, pay tribute to his remarkable contributions. From a base at the Australian National University in Canberra, Professor Ball has unflinchingly researched topics from Cold War nuclear strategy and the defence of Australia to spy scandals and Southeast Asian paramilitaries. His roaming intellect, appetite for getting the facts and commitment to publishing on sensitive topics ensure he is a towering figure who has provided impeccable service to Strategic Studies, the Asia-Pacific region and the Australian community.

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Preliminary pages
1. Introducing the Insurgent Intellectual
2. From the Beginning
3. Nuclear War and Crisis Stability
4. Our First Obligation
5. Shining a Light on the Worlds's Eavesdroppers
6. Controlling Nuclear War
7. Avoiding Armageddon
8. Challenging the Establishment
9. Rumblings in Regional Security Architecture
10. Constructive Criticism and Track 2 Diplomacy
11. Grazing Down at the Breakers
12. A Regional Arms Race?
13. Securing a New Frontier in Mainland Southeast Asia
14. "Big Brain" on the Border
15. A National Asset
16. The Defence of Australia
17. American Bases in Australia Revisited
18. Cyber Security and the Online Challenge
19. Pressing the Issue
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Subjects:International Relations / Diplomacy

Number of Pages: 244


Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Publication Date: 41263

Format: PB

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