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Edited by
Hans Günter Brauch
Free University of Berlin and AFES-PRESS


Hans Günter Brauch – Teri Grimwood: Jonathan Dean: Pioneer in Détente in Europe,Global Cooperative Security Arms Control and Disarmament – Presented by Hans Günter Brauch. SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice No. 19 (Cham – Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer-Verlag, 2014).

ISBN (Print): 978-3-319-06661-5
ISBN (Online/eBook): 978-3-319-06662-2
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06662-2

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  • Key texts of a pioneering conceptual thinker and speaker on détente in Europe, global security, arms control and disarmament
  • Only anthology with his biography, bibliography a selection of 12 texts of his major writings from 1982- 2008
  • Texts by Jonathan Dean on détente and arms control in Europe in the 1980s and on the new security order in Europe since 1990 until 2008

Jonathan Dean (1924-2014) was a distinguished U.S. diplomat (1950-1980) and from 1984 to 2007 global security adviser to the Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C. During the 1980s and 1990s he was a pioneering conceptual thinker, writer and speaker on détente in Europe, global cooperative security, arms control and disarmament. He authored: Watershed in Europe (1987), Meeting Gorbachev’s Challenge (1989), and Ending Europe’s Wars (1994). This volume contains his biography and bibliography, six texts on détente and arms control in Europe in the 1980s: Beyond First Use; MBFR; Alternative Defence; Berlin; A Crisis Management Center; Conventional Arms Control in Europe; and six texts on the new security order in Europe since the 1990s: Components of a Post-Cold War Security System for Europe; Constraining Technological Weapons Innovation; NATO Enlargement: Act II; Ten Years after the Wall; Future Security in Space; Rethinking Security: Return to the Grotean Pattern.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Arms Control, Disarmament, and NATO Reform - Berlin Agreement of 1971 - Cooperative Security, Weapons Technology - Detente - New Security Order in Europe

Related subjects » History of Science - Political Science

Table of contents
Biography Jonathan Dean.- Bibliography of Jonathan Dean’s Work.- Beyond First Use (1982).- MBFR: From Apathy to Accord (1983).- Alternative Defense: Answer to NATO’s Central Front Problems? (1987/1988).- Berlin (1988).- A Crisis Management Center in Europe: Institutional Arrangements (1989).- Conventional Arms Control in Europe (1990).- Components of a Post-Cold War Security System for Europe (1990/1992).- Arms Reduction Blueprint (1991).


About Jonathan Dean (1924-2014)

Jonathan Dean

Jonathan Dean (United States of America): a former ambassador and since 1984 Adviser on Global Security Issues, Union of Concerned Scientists (1984-2007). He has a PhD in political science from George Washington University. During World War II, he saw combat infantry service from Normandy to the Elbe. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1949, where he worked mainly on issues of East-West relations, disarmament, and international peacekeeping. In 1950 in Bonn he was liaison officer between the U.S. High Commission and the Federal German government, served as desk officer for East Germany, and then as first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Prague.
In 1968 he returned to the U.S. embassy in Bonn as deputy U.S. negotiator for the 1971 quadripartite agreement on Berlin, and from 1978-1981 served as U.S. negotiator in Vienna on the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR) talks between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. He authored: Watershed in Europe (1987), Meeting Gorbachev's Challenge (1989), Ending Europe's Wars (1994), and was a co-author of The Nuclear Turning Point (Brookings, 1999). His views have been published in major American newspapers and foreign policy journals.

Address: c/o Teri Grimwood, Union of Concerned Scientists, 1825 K Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Email: care of: and for the Dean family.

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Videos with Jonathan Dean

Jonathan Dean

  • C-Span:
    • MARCH 28, 2002: Nuclear Weapons Policies Participants talked to reporters about nuclear weapons policy, U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and…
    • JULY 1, 1998: Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Mr. Talbott and scientists discussed the recent nuclear tests in south Asia, the future of arms control, and the goals…
    • JANUARY 26, 1998: Opposition to NATO Expansion Representatives of organizations from across the political spectrum expressed their opposition to NATO expansion. They…
    • OCTOBER 10, 1997: NATO Expansion Opposition Mr. Johnson, who served in the Carter administration, and Mr. Ikle, who served in the Reagan administration,…
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Hans Günter Brauch

Hans Günter Brauch (Germany), Dr., Adj. Prof. (Privatdozent) at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Free University of Berlin (ret.); since 1987 chairman of Peace Research and European Security Studies (AFES-PRESS). He is editor of the Hexagon Book Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace (HESP), and of SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace (ESDP) and of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and practice with Springer-Verlag, He was guest professor of international relations at the universities of Frankfurt on Main, Leipzig, Greifswald, and Erfurt; research associate at Heidelberg and Stuttgart universities, and a research fellow at Harvard and Stanford Universities.
In fall and winter 2013/2014 he was a guest professor at Chulanlongkorn University in Bangkok (Thailand). He published on security, armament, climate, energy, and migration, and on Mediterranean issues in English and German, was translated into Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Japanese, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish. Recent books in English: (co-ed. with Liotta, Marquina, Rogers, Selim): Security and Environment in the Mediterranean. Conceptualising Security and Environmental Conflicts, 2003; (co-ed. with Oswald Spring, Mesjasz, Grin, Dunay, Chadha Behera, Chourou, Kameri-Mbote, Liotta): Globalization and Environmental Challenges: Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century, 2008; (co-ed. with Oswald Spring, Grin, Mesjasz, Kameri-Mbote, Chadha Behera, Chourou, Krummenacher): Facing Global Environmental Change: Environmental, Human, Energy, Food, Health and Water Security Concepts (2009); (co-ed. with Oswald Spring): Reconceptualizar la Seguridad en el Siglo XXI (2009); (co-ed. with Oswald Spring, Mesjasz, Grin, Kameri-Mbote, Chourou, Dunay, Birkmann): Coping with Global Environmental Change, Disasters and Security – Threats, Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Risks (2011); (co-ed with Scheffran, Brzoska, Link, Schilling): Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict - Challenges for Societal Stability; (co-ed. with Oswald Spring, Tidball): Expanding Peace Ecology: Peace, Security, Sustainability, Equity and Gender: Perspectives of IPRA’s Ecology and Peace Commission (2014); (co-ed. with Oswald Spring, Grin, Scheffran): Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace (2015).

Address: PD Dr. Hans Günter Brauch, Alte Bergsteige 47, 74821 Mosbach, Germany.
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Teri Grimwood (USA) is a researcher with the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists. In 1993 she came to UCS to provide research and editorial support to Ambassador Jonathan Dean, and worked closely with him for the next 12 years. She maintained contact with both Ambassador Dean and his family after his departure from UCS.

Address: Teri Grimwood, Union of Concerned Scientists of the USA, Washington, DC, Office, 1825 K St. NW, Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20006-1232, USA.

Books by Jonathan Dean

Watershed in Europe –
Dismantling the East-West Military Confrontation,

Lexington, Mass: D.C. Heath and Company,
Lexington Books, October 1986.

Meeting Gorbachev’s Challenge –
How to Build Down the NATO-Warsaw Pact Confrontation,

New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Ending Europe’s Wars –
The Continuing Search for Peace and Security,

New York: The Twentieth Century Fund Press, 1994.

The Nuclear Turning Point –
A Blueprint for Deep Cuts and
De-Alerting on Nuclear Weapons,

co-author in Harold A. Feiveson, ed.,
Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press, 1999.
Jonathan Dean’s contributions to AFES-PRESS publications

“Ein Krisenmanagementzentrum in Europa,”
in Hans Günter Brauch, ed.
Vertrauensbildende Maßnahmen und
Europäische Abrüstungskonferenz
Gerlingen. Bleicher Verlag, 1986, 329-338.

“Constraining technological weapons innovation
in the post-Cold War environment”,
in Hans Günter Brauch, H. van der Graaf,
John Grin and Wim Smit, eds.,
Controlling the Development and
Spread of Military Technology,

Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1992, 35-41.

German Unity and the
Future European Order of Peace and Security,

with Horst Afheldt, Malcolm Chalmers,
Jonathan Dean, Hans Günter Brauch:
AFES-PRESS Report No. 38,
Mosbach: AFES-PRESS, 1990.

“Components of a Post-Cold War
Security System for Europe,”
in Hans Günter Brauch and Robert Kennedy, eds.,
Alternative Conventional Defense Postures
in the European Theater
, Vol. 2, 1992, 45-68.

“Rethinking Security in the New Century –
Return to the Grotean Pattern”,
in: Brauch, Hans Günter et al. (Eds.):
Globalization and Environmental Challenges:
Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century.

(Berlin – Heidelberg – New York: Springer-Verlag, 2008): 3-6.

in: Brauch, Hans Günter et al. (Eds.):
Globalization and Environmental Challenges:
Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century

(Nanjing: Nanjing Press Comp., 2014).

Obituaries on Ambassador Jonathan Dean (1924-2014)

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