Forsberg, Randall Caroline

Randall Caroline Forsberg ( directs the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, a nonprofit research center that she founded in 1980. She has a Ph.D. in political science, specializing in defense policy and arms control, from MIT. Forsberg worked at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute from its founding in 1968 through 1974. She helped edit the first SIPRI Yearbook and contributed to the next the ten editions, covering developments in U.S. and Soviet nuclear arsenals. In 1980, Forsberg published the four-page "Call to Halt the Nuclear Arms Race," which became the manifesto of the national Nuclear Weapon Freeze Campaign; and she helped launch and lead the campaign. She has published many articles and authored, co-authored, or edited the following books: "Resources Devoted to Military Research and Development: An International Comparison" (Almquist & Wiksell, 1972); "The Price of Defense" (NY Times Publishing Co., 1979); "Soviet Military Aircraft and Soviet Missiles" (Lexington Books, 1986, 1987); "Peace Resource Book, 1987, 1988-89" (Lexington Books, 1987, 1988); "Cutting Conventional Forces" (IDDS, 1990); "The Arms Production Dilemma: Contraction and Restraint in the World Combat Aircraft Industry" (MIT Press, 1994); Nonproliferation Primer (MIT Press, 1995); and "Abolishing War: Culture and Institutions" (Boston Research Center, 2000).

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