Jürgen Scheffran

Articles by Jürgen Scheffran

24 June 2009

Time for a missile test ban

Bharath GopalaswamyJürgen Scheffran

For more than 60 years, missiles have been a symbol of international power. Influential nations have them, and others want them. As early as the 1950s, ballistic missiles served as a principal component of European security, with U.S.-made Thor and Jupiter intermediate-range ballistic missiles deployed in NATO countries such as Britain, Italy, and West Germany. On the other side of the Iron Curtain, Soviet-made Scud, SS-21, SS-23, and FROG rockets were deployed to nearby Warsaw Pact countries.

1 May 2008
How is global warming affecting existing competition for resources and changing international security priorities? A survey of recent research shows how complex the picture could become.