The Kruse-Larkin Home Page

About This Site

We are Helen Kruse Larkin and Bruce D. Larkin. This is our personal site, and this page is our Home Page. At the present time, our site has three subjects: WaySIGNS, LearnWorld, and nuclear weapons policy. WaySIGNS are annotated links to sites useful for students and scholars, such as libraries, map depositories, mail order sources, and search facilities. LearnWorld is a set of templates to place topics on the Web for use by independent learners.

To get an eagle's view of the site, try the . You can navigate using the Site Map, or the GoBars available on the . You can also move from section to section by using these GoButtons:


This page is an entry point to LearnWorld, a set of templates for the construction of study topics and study paths. You can find out more about it through the LearnWorld Entry Page, which leads in turn to some dozen templates and sample Topics.

You can go directly to Learn World by using the following Go Bar:

LearnWorld Explained FAQ Bosnia War Theory Templates

We would appreciate any comment you may have about LearnWorld: just send email to us at .

Nuclear Policy Studies

On this page you can also find You can also navigate using the nuclear policy GoBar:

Nuclear Designs: Great Britain, France, and China in the Global Governance of Nuclear Arms
[Transaction Publishers, 1996]

British SSBNs

French SNLEs
Denuclearization Links to other sites and Web-accessible documents on nuclear abolition and arms control. [12 January 1997].
"Comprehensive Test Ban" [28 February 1996] and a 21 June 1996 addendum on China's CTB policy. The Acheson-Lilienthal Report [16 March 1946]: Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy. Re CTB


We also include
  • How We Can Be Contacted
  • Our Demonstrated Professional Interests
  • The Inevitable 'Under Construction' Disclaimer
  • Even, Alas, Assertion of Authors' Rights

    Global Security

    Elsewhere, Bruce maintains a web presence for the Stevenson Program on Global Security, a research group at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Its includes a page of Web links on the global environment and war studies.

    Nuclear Designs

    The book Nuclear Designs: Great Britain, France, and China in the Global Governance of Nuclear Arms was published in January 1996 by Transaction Publishers [Rutgers University]. Current through the first week of July 1995, it includes an appreciation of the NPT Review and Extension Conference of April-May 1995 and reports the French decision to renew nuclear testing. The following table will take you to the Nuclear Designs page.

    1The cover design.
    2A summary of the book Nuclear Designs
    3Ongoing addenda to the book.
    4The "Cataloging-in-Publication" [CIP] information identifying the book, including its copyright and ISBN.

    Comprehensive Test Ban

    The status [as of February 1996] of the Comprehensive Test Ban debate is the subject of a brief article, which reviews the test ban dispute and French and Chinese testing during 1995 and 1996.

    Our Home Page is under construction and will remain so. At the moment we bring you a glimpse of the coast by the Celtic Sea. In due course we will introduce other personal projects which you might find of interest.

    Our Professional Interests

    Thumbnail sketches will convey something of what we have done. You may see in this some suggestion why we are expressing current interest in LearnWorld and global security.

    Helen was educated at the College of New Rochelle [BA 1962], Yale University [MA 1964: History], and the University of California at Santa Cruz [BA 1982: Computer and Information Science]. She has taught at Indiana University [South Bend] and San Jose State University. Since 1982, when she joined Britton-Lee Inc., she has worked for firms which create and market relational database systems. She was Senior Support Engineer and Manager of Training for Sharebase Corporation, with which she remained as it was purchased by Teradata and then NCR [AT&T]. From 1994 to 1996 she was at Sybase as an engineer specializing in support readiness and as Escalation Manager in sustaining engineering..

    Bruce studied at the University of Chicago (1950-56) [BA 1954] and Harvard University (1960-65) [MA 1962: East Asian Studies; PhD 1966 Political Science]. In 1965 he joined the founding faculty of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he is now Professor of Politics. He has been departmental chair and chair of UCSC's Committee on Educational Policy. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Keio University [Tokyo], and Tsukuba University. His most recent book, Nuclear Designs: Great Britain, France, and China in the Global Governance of Nuclear Arms, was published in January 1996 by Transaction Publishers [Rutgers University].

    To Contact Us

    Thank you for visiting this page.

      Helen Kruse Larkin
      Bruce D. Larkin
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    © 1995 Helen Kruse Larkin and Bruce D. Larkin.

    Revision Date

    Revised 96.12.26. Added references to WaySIGNS and revised some link and file names.
    Revised 96.03.18. Instituted a new Entry Page and an iconic Site Map. Added the nuclear policy GoBar to this page.
    Revised 96.02.13.
    Revised 95.11.29.