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Some of the Books Relating to the UN, Arms Reduction and Disarmament and the Causes of Conflicts.



Looking for Square Two - Moving from war and Violence to global Community By DougLaS MaTTern
Publisher: Millenial Mind Publishing 2006 ISBN: 1-58982-357-5
"Just as guns are the crutches of impotent men, nuclear weapons are the crutches of impotent nations. Mutually assured destruction (MAD) has outlived its historical purpose. In Looking for Square Two, Douglas Mattern shows us one way to end the long childhood of our species. Would enough of us listen to him?" Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"The Fortune Forum Code: For a Sustainable Future"  by Vijay Mehta. Published by VM Centre for Peace . 2006 ISBN 0 9553914 0 7.

The United Nations and Its Future in the 21st Century by Vijay Mehta. Published by SPOKESMAN for Action for UN Renewal. 2005 ISBN 0 85124 707 5.

Arms No More by Vijay Mehta. Published by ARC 2004

Addicted to War, Why The U.S. Can’t Kick Militarism, written and illustrated by Joel Andreas, “Addicted to War Books-to-Schools Project,” The Coalition Against Militarism In Our Schools 2005 and

Soldiers in the Laboratory - Military involvement in science and technology - and some alternatives. By Scientists for Global Responsibility Jan 2005

Human Development Report 2002. Published by UNDP

Prevention of Armed Conflict. By Kofi A. Annan, Report of the Secretary-General. Published by UN 2002.

Verification Yearbook 2002. Published by VERTIC.

830pp, ISBN 0-19-925176-2, published for SIPRI by Oxford University

The World In Need of Leadership - By Brian Urquhart and Erskine Childers

Basic Facts About The United Nations - UN Information Centre

Renewing The United Nations System -

Towards a More Effective United Nations -

The UN a Concise Positive Guide, by Sidney Bailey, Sam Dawes.

Ahead of the Curve - - Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, Thomas G. Weiss with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan. (2001) ISBN 0-253-21467-X Email: Richard Jolly is Chair of UNA-UK.)

From Here to Sustainibility - The Real World Coalition, Ian Christie, Diane Warburton (2001) ISBN 1-85383 735 0 email: Web:

The Responsibility to Protect - Report of the International Commission on Intervention and Stare Sovereignty - Co-Chairs Gareth Evans, Mohamed Sahnoun- (2001). ISBN 0-88936-960-7

United Nations. - Linda Melvern. World Organisations Series, Franklin Watts, 2001. [For ages 7 – 13 years]

A People Betrayed. The Role of the West in Rwanda's Genocide. - Linda Melvern. Zed Books, September 2000.

Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century. Paul Rogers, Bradford University Pluto Press, 2000. 164pp.
Peace is Possible. ed. Fredrik S. Heffermehl, IPB, 2000. 152 pp Act-UN. (includes articles by : Vanunu, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sheik Hasina )

UN Jigsaw. - Wilfred Grey, July, 2000. (Available from UNA, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL at £10.95.)

The Wealth And Poverty Of Nations - David Landes (1998)

Issues in Peace Research - Edited by Lee-Ann Broadhead (1996) Bradford University

Unravelling Global Apartheid - Titus Alexander (1996)

The Ultimate Crime - Linda Melvern (1995)

World Politics, Trends and Transformations - Charles W Kegley & Eugene Wittkoph (1995)

Our Global Neighbourhood. - Commission on Global Governance, OUP, 1995.

The United Nations in its Second Half-Century. A report of the Independent Working Group on the Future of the United Nations. Ford Foundation, 1995.

Challenges to the United Nations. ed. Erskine Childers, CIIR, 1994. 216pp from CIIR.

Cooperating for Peace - Gareth Evans (1993)

Building a More Democratic United Nations - Edited by Frank Barnaby (1991)

The Dynamic of Identity in Personal and Social Conflict. - Terrell A. Northrup (part of Intractable Conflicts and Their Transformation. (1989) Edited by Louis Kriesberg, Terrell Northrup, Stuart J. Thorson.

World Disarmament - edited by Ron Huzzard and Christopher Meredith (1995) ISBN 0-85124-412-2 available from World Disarmament Campaign UK

A Modern Introduction to International Law - Michael Akehurst (1982)

The Structure of International Conflict - C.R. Mitchell (1981)

World Peace Trough World Law - by Grenville Clerk and Louis B Sohn (1958)

Protracted International Conflicts: Ten Propositions. - Edward E Azar (This can be found in Conflict: Readings in Management & resolution. Edited by J. Burton and Frank Dukes.)

The Sources of Conflict and War. - Professor James O’Connell, Bradford University

Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Conflicts. Dr. Hugh Mial Lancaster University

The Game of Disarmament - How the United States and Russia run the Arms Race. By Alva Myrdal. Published by Pantheon books 1978, Spokesman 1980


Arms control Treaties
African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba)  
The 1994 U.S.-North Korean Agreed Framework  
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty  
Biological Weapons Convention   
Chemical Weapons Convention   
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty
Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty  
Latin America Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Tlatelolco)  
Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT)  
Missile Technology Control Regime  
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  
Open Skies Treaty
Ottawa Landmines Convention   
Outer Space Treaty  
Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty (PNET)   
Physical Protection of Nuclear Material Convention  
Seabed Arms Control Treaty  
South Pacific Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga)  
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I) (narrative)   
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II)  
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I)  
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II (START II)
Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty
Threshold Test Ban Treaty (TTBT)  

Additional Documents:
Executive Summary of the National Academy of Sciences Report: "The Future of US Nuclear Weapons Policy   
Findings and Recommendations Concerning the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security Between NATO and the Russian Federation  
Initial Elements, July 1996 Founding Document of Wassenaar Arrangement
Joint Statements of the Helsinki Summit  
Letter From Foreign Minister Yevgeniy Primakov To Secretary of State Madeleine Albright On Early Deactivation  
Protocol To The Treaty Between The United States Of America And The Russian Federation On Further Reduction And Limitation Of Strategic Offensive Arms Of January 3, 1993   
UN Resolution 1284