Marek Thee

Researcher, Editor, PRIO Director

Marek Thee
Marek Thee left PRIO in 1989. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


Marek Thee (1918-1999) was a researcher at PRIO 1969-89, when he moved on to the Norwegian Human Rights Institute.

Marek Thee was a specialist of the arms race and international regulation and arms control. Thee was PRIO Director 1981-83.

He was the founding editor of Bulletin of Peace Proposals (renamed Security Dialogue), which he edited for almost 20 years.

An extensive written portrait of Marek Thee by Marta Bivand Erdal was published as part of the 60th Anniversary series PRIO Stories in June 2019.

PRIO Projects


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Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Thee, Marek (1989) Research, Armaments and Development, Sprawy Miedzynarodowe [International Affairs] 42(11).
Thee, Marek (1989) Military Technology and the Arms Race, Peace and the Sciences(2): 63–77.
Thee, Marek (1988) The Pursuit of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban, Journal of Peace Research 25(1): 5–15.
Thee, Marek (1988) Antimatter Technology for Military Purposes: Excerpts from a Dossier and Assessment of Physicists, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 19(3): 443–470.
Thee, Marek (1988) The Third Special Session of the UN General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament (SSOD-III), Transnational Perspectives 14(3): 6–11.
Thee, Marek (1982) The Polish Drama: Its Meaning and International Impact, Journal of Peace Research 19(1): 1–9.
Thee, Marek (1982) Third World Armaments. Structure and Dynamics, Bulletin of Peace Proposals(2): 113–118.
Thee, Marek (1981) Significance o​f Military R&D. The Impact of the Arms Race on Society, Impact of Science on Society 31(1): 49–59.
Thee, Marek (1981) European Security in the Eighties, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 12(3): 225–238.
Thee, Marek (1981) Waging Nuclear War in Europe: Scenarios, Consequences, Alternative Strategies, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 12(4): 365–421.
Thee, Marek (1980) Thinking the Unthinkable about War and Peace, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 11(1): 3–8.
Thee, Marek (1979) Red East in Conflict: The China/Indochina Wars, Journal of Peace Research 16(2): 93–100.
Thee, Marek (1979) Some Remarks on the SALT Agreement: Concerns of the Peace Reserach and Disarmament Community, Current Research on Peace and Violence(1): 12–19.
Thee, Marek (1979) The China - Vietnam - Indochina Conflict. The Search for Solutions, Alternatives 5(3): 351–367.
Thee, Marek (1979) Arms Control and Security in Europe. Assumptions and Essentials for Alternative Strategies, Cooperation and Conflict 14(4): 211–221.
Thee, Marek (1979) Security Dilemma in Europe, Peace and the Sciences(1): 12–19.
Thee, Marek (1979) Peace Research in Oslo, Developmen Dialogue(1): 119–122.
Thee, Marek (1978) The Dynamics of the Arms Race, Military R&D and Disarmament, International Social Science Journal 30(4): 904–925.
Thee, Marek (1978) Failure of Arms Control and Strategies for Disarmament, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 9(4): 375–377.
Thee, Marek (1977) Arms Control: The Retreat from Disarmament. The Record to Date and Search for Alternatives, Journal of Peace Research 14(2): 95–114.
Thee, Marek (1977) Militarism and Militarization in Contemporary International Relations, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 8(3): 296–309.
Lodgaard, Sverre & Marek Thee (1977) High Military Technology, Security and Arms Control, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 8(4): 291–295.
Thee, Marek (1976) The Indochina Wars: Great Power Involvement - Escalation and Disengagement, Journal of Peace Research 13(2): 117–129.
Thee, Marek (1976) Weapons Technology and Disarmament Negotiations, Peace and the Sciences(1): 77–82.
Thee, Marek (1976) Crisis in Arms Control, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 7(2): 99–102.
Thee, Marek (1976) International Arms Control and Disarmament Agreements: Promise, Fact and Vision, International Social Science Journal 28(2): 359–374.
Thee, Marek (1974) Détente and Security in the Aftermath of the Fourth Middle East War, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 5(1): 88–96.
Thee, Marek (1974) The Nuclear Arms Race, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 5: 291–292.
Thee, Marek (1974) Disarmament Through Unilateral Initiatives, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 5(4): 381–384.
Thee, Marek (1973) War and Peace in Indochina: US Asian and Pacific Policies, Journal of Peace Research 10: 51–70.
Thee, Marek (1973) Ending the War in Vietnam, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 4(1): 3–6.
Thee, Marek (1973) The International System After Vietnam: The Three Crucial Spheres, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 4(4): 375–383.
Thee, Marek (1972) US - Chinese Rapprochement and Vietnam, Journal of Peace Research 9(1): 63–67.
Thee, Marek (1972) The Scientist's Role in Society, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3(4): 367–370.
Thee, Marek (1972) Vietnam: The Subtle Art of Negotiations, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3(2): 163–171.
Eide, Asbjørn & Marek Thee (1972) Power Politics and Peace, Bulletin of Peace Proposals 3(3): 195–198.


Thee, Marek (1986) Military Technology, Military Strategy, and the Arms Race. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thee, Marek (1973) Notes of a Witness: Laos and the Second Indochinese War. London: Random House.

Book Chapter

Thee, Marek (1990) Science-Based Military Technology as a Driving Force behind the Arms Race, in Gleditsch, Nils Petter; & Olav Njølstad, eds, Arms Races. Technological and Political Dynamics. London: SAGE (105–120).
Thee, Marek (1989) Military Technology: A Driving Force behind the Arms Race and an Impediment for Arms Control and Disarmament, in Hans Günther Brauch, ed., Military Technology. Armaments Dynamics and Disarmament. London: Macmillan Press (39–64).
Thee, Marek (1989) Note on the Dividing Lines between Peace Research and Strategic Studies, in Graf, Wilfried; Ida Horn; & Thomas H. Macho, eds, Zum Wissenschaftsbegriff der Friedensforschung: Ergebnisse einer Umfrage. Wien: Verband der wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften Österreichs (VWGO) (298–305).
Thee, Marek (1988) The Impact of Military Technology on the Arms Race, in F. Stephen Larrabee, ed., Technology and Change in East-West Relations. New York: Institute for East-West Security Studies (131–144).
Thee, Marek (1988) The "Mad Momentum" of Armaments: Role of Military Technology in the Arms Race, in Sven Hellman, ed., Disarmament - But How?. Stockholm: Swedish Professionals against Nuclear Arms (13–22).
Thee, Marek (1982) The Race in Military Technology: Scientists, Military R&D and the Armaments Momentum, in Scientists, Arms Control and Disarmament. London: Taylor & Francis (49–56).
Thee, Marek (1978) The Nuclear Arms Race: TRends, Dynamics, Control, in Snage i putovi rata i mira. Zagreb: Jugoslavenska Akademija Znanosti i Umjetnosti (557–572).

Edited Volume

Thee, Marek; & Lloyd J. Dumas, eds, (1989) Making Peace Possible: The Promise of Economic Conversion. London: Pergamon Press.
Eide, Asbjørn; & Marek Thee, eds, (1980) Problems of Contemporary Militarism. London: Croom Helm.
Thee, Marek (ed.) (1979) Europäische Sicherheit und der Rüstungswettlauf [European Security and the Arms Race]. Frankfurt/New York: Campus Verlag.
Thee, Marek (ed.) (1976) Armaments And Disarmament In The Nuclear Age: A Handbook. Stockholm/Atlantic Highlands: Almqvist & Wiksell/Humanities Press. SIPRI Books.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Thee, Marek (1980) Myten om freden i Europa [The myth of peace in Europe], Forsvar 1(1): 12–14.
Thee, Marek (1979) Det røde Østen i konflikt. Krigen mellom Kina/Indokina, Kontur 3(3): 10–16.
Thee, Marek (1975) Atomvåpenkappløpet [The Nuclear Arms Race], Samtiden(1): 11–17.
Thee, Marek (1972) Krig eller fred i Vietnam? [War or Peace in Vitenam?], Världspolitikens dagsfrågor(10).
Thee, Marek (1972) Vietnamkrigen og forhandlingene [The Vietnam War and Negotiations], Internasjonal Politikk(1): 71–84.