Emerging Military Technologies: A Guide to the Issues by Wilson Wong

By Wilson Wong

This booklet examines rising safety applied sciences akin to directed strength guns, nanotech units, and bioscience functions that experience the aptitude to dominate diplomacy sooner or later, simply as nuclear guns and area infrastructure-assisted traditional guns do now.

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Essentials of Strategic Intelligence (Praeger Security by Loch Johnson

By Loch Johnson

A hugely worthwhile source for college kids of intelligence stories, technique and safeguard, and international coverage, this quantity presents readers with an available and entire exploration of U.S. espionage actions that addresses either the sensible and moral implications that attend the paintings and technological know-how of spying.

• offers a entire, up to date exam of all features of intelligence by means of specialists within the box, from collection-and-analysis and counterintelligence to covert motion and accountability

• Probes into how the us' intelligence organizations try and defend the state from cyberattacks via overseas countries and terrorist groups—and records the successes and failures

• files the involvement of the nationwide defense employer (NSA) in bulk "metadata" choice of info at the cellphone files and social media communications of yankee citizens

• Examines the results that experience resulted from significant leaks within the U.S. govt, from Wikileaks to the NSA Snowden leaks

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Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks by Barry R. Posen

By Barry R. Posen

In this sobering booklet, Barry R. Posen demonstrates how the interaction among traditional army operations and nuclear forces may well, in conflicts between states armed with either traditional and nuclear weaponry, inadvertently produce pressures for nuclear escalation. wisdom of those hidden pressures, he believes, will help a few destiny selection maker steer clear of catastrophe.

Building an impressive argument that strikes with cumulative strength, he information the way escalation may possibly ensue no longer through senseless twist of fate, or by way of planned choice for nuclear escalation, yet relatively as a ordinary accompaniment of land, naval, or air war on the traditional point. Posen bases his research on an empirical research of the east-west army festival in Europe throughout the Nineteen Eighties, utilizing a conceptual framework drawn from diplomacy concept, association concept, and strategic theory.

The classes of his publication, besides the fact that, pass way past the east-west pageant. on account that his observations are correct to all army competitions among states armed with either traditional and nuclear weaponry, his e-book speaks to a few of the issues that attend the proliferation of nuclear guns in longstanding neighborhood conflicts. Optimism that small and medium nuclear powers can simply in attaining "stable" nuclear balances is, he believes, unwarranted.

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National Defense Intelligence College Paper: Can't We All by U.S. Government,Department of Defense,National Defense

By U.S. Government,Department of Defense,National Defense Intelligence College,National Intelligence University,Center for Strategic Intelligence Research

This detailed and informative paper used to be produced through the nationwide Intelligence collage / nationwide protection Intelligence university. issues and matters contain: HUMINT (human intelligence), FBI-CIA turf battles, anti-gang recommendations, cellphone list research, hyperlink research, DEA, 9-11 assaults, home-grown Islamic extremists, criminal gangs, Aryan brotherhood, Black Guerrilla relatives, Mexican mafia, Neustra Familia, road gangs, predictive intelligence, details sharing, nationwide protection and intelligence, Irish warfare of Independence (1919-1921), intelligence expertise, Operation Hound puppy, Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia, analytical instruments, interrogation, counterterrorism, Gilmore fee, country fatherland safety advisors, FIGs (Field Intelligence Groups).

Intelligence—vital information regarding people and phenomena that will do us harm—has been used to nice impression by means of the legislations Enforcement group for a few years to help operations and confirm public safeguard. Human resource improvement tradecraft, technical assortment ideas, analytic methodologies and instruments, and knowledge sharing guidelines and platforms were a mainstay of legislation enforcement operations for a few years. Globalization and the decline of the state nation have given upward push to new adversaries, lots of which resemble shadowy criminal-like networks that use expertise to function throughout nationwide limitations and threaten either nationwide safeguard and public security. cannot all of us simply Get alongside? enhancing the legislation Enforcement-Intelligence group dating is a robust and considerate compendium that explores legislation enforcement intelligence concepts and their software for the nationwide Intelligence neighborhood, in addition to confirmed Intelligence group methodologies and their power software for legislation enforcement intelligence operations. most significantly, the compendium eloquently reminds us that it's the "soft stuff"—culture, education, trust—that provides the best problem to attaining a partnership among legislations Enforcement and the Intelligence group that the hazard calls for and our voters deserve.

Much has been stated approximately legislation Enforcement no longer "getting" intelligence and in regards to the Intelligence group no longer "getting" legislation enforcement operations. these folks who've had the privilege of serving in either groups be aware of from adventure that neither statement is correct and feature suggested a considerate research of proof to tamp down the emotion that surrounds this debate. This paintings succeeds in relocating us past floor judgments and feelings, exploring legislation enforcement intelligence instruments and methods in a few intensity and pointing to their software in combating and winning over present day adversaries. simply as importantly, it issues to extant Intelligence group practices that if utilized greatly may also help legislation Enforcement make the transition from prosecution to prevention.

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Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way by Steven Radelet,Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By Steven Radelet,Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Emerging Africa describes the too-often-overlooked optimistic alterations that experience taken position in a lot of Africa because the mid-1990s. In 17 international locations, 5 basic and sustained breakthroughs are making previous assumptions more and more untenable:

• the increase of democracy caused by the tip of the chilly conflict and apartheid

• superior fiscal management

• the top of the debt predicament and a extra confident courting with the foreign community

• The creation of latest applied sciences, specifically cellphones and the Internet

• The emergence of a brand new iteration of leaders.

With those major adjustments, the nations of rising Africa look poised to steer the continent out of the clash, stagnation, and dictatorships of the earlier. The international locations mentioned within the booklet are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Mali Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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Reassessing Security in the South Caucasus: Regional by Annie Jafalian

By Annie Jafalian

mendacity at the outer edge of Europe, Russia, Turkey and Iran, and in addition being of curiosity to the us, the South Caucasus is receiving turning out to be realization between decision-makers and students of diplomacy. From a ecu viewpoint, the area is now forming a neighbouring zone on the border of the Black Sea, in addition to a hall of oil and gasoline imports whose balance has develop into a part of eu safety itself. As such, this quantity reassesses safety within the South Caucasus. It makes it attainable to replace research on safety pursuits, perceptions and guidelines at nationwide, neighborhood and overseas degrees via cross-national stories. geared toward highlighting long term defence and defense traits within the sector, individuals reassess their relevance and enduring impression. additionally they determine altering dynamics below fresh geopolitical and political advancements in and round the sector reminiscent of: the enlargements of NATO, the August 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict, the production of the european japanese Partnership or Presidential elections. certainly one of this volume's specified contributions is that chapters were written via specialists from within and round the zone, i.e. Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Turkey, with different very important contributions supplied by way of authors from France and Canada having huge event within the quarter. scholars and students of post-Soviet states, Eurasian geopolitics and ecu safety will locate this quantity enlightening.

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Religion and Public Policy: Human Rights, Conflict, and by Sumner B. Twiss,Marian Gh. Simion,Rodney L. Petersen

By Sumner B. Twiss,Marian Gh. Simion,Rodney L. Petersen

This e-book pivots round relevant issues within the smooth international: the character and perform of human rights in terms of faith, and the position of faith in perennial problems with conflict and peace. It articulates a imaginative and prescient for reaching a liberal peace and a simply society firmly grounded in appreciate for human rights, whereas operating in tandem with the positive roles that faith can play even amid cultural distinction. It explores themes together with the prestige and justification of human rights; the that means and value of non secular liberty; even if human rights protections should be prolonged to different species; how the comparative learn of non secular ethics should continue; and the character, limits, and destiny improvement of simply struggle pondering. that includes a gaggle of distinctive members, it is a distinct contribution that exhibits a multifaceted and unique exploration of innovative matters on the subject of the aforementioned themes.

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Strategy and Politics by Colin S. Gray

By Colin S. Gray

This ebook examines the topic of method and its courting with politics.

Despite the truth that procedure is usually the fabricated from political method, the connection among the 2 options and their ancillary actions has scarcely been touched via students. This booklet corrects that critical deficiency, and explains the excessive relevance of political components for issues of common defence. every one bankruptcy goals to teach how and why process and politics engage and the way this interplay has had major results traditionally. Neither approach nor politics could make feel if thought of on my own. procedure calls for course which may basically be supplied by means of political approach, whereas politics can't be carried out with no strategy.

In precis, this quantity will clarify:

  • what method is (and is not)
  • why procedure is essential
  • what technique does and the way it does it
  • how procedure is made and completed

Written through a number one pupil and previous practitioner, this publication could be crucial analyzing for all scholars of army approach, strategic experiences, safety experiences and battle and clash studies.

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America and Iraq: Policy-making, Intervention and Regional by David Ryan,Patrick Kiely

By David Ryan,Patrick Kiely

This edited quantity presents an outline on US involvement in Iraq from the 1958 Iraqi coup to the present-day, providing a deeper context to the present clash.

Using a variety of leading edge ways to interrogate US international coverage, ideology and tradition, the booklet presents a huge set of reflections on prior, current and destiny implications of US-Iraqi kin, and particularly the strategic implications for US policy-making. In doing so, it examines a number of key elements of dating equivalent to: the 1958 Iraqi Revolution; the effect of the 1967 Arab-Israeli battle; the influence of the Nixon Doctrine at the neighborhood stability of strength; US makes an attempt at rapprochement through the Nineteen Eighties; the 1990-91 Gulf struggle; and, eventually, sanctions and inspections. research of the modern Iraq situation units US plans opposed to the ‘reality’ they confronted within the nation, and explores either makes an attempt to convey safeguard to Iraq, and the results of failure.


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Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China by Lyle J. Goldstein

By Lyle J. Goldstein

Though a US–China clash is much from inevitable, significant tensions are construction within the Asia-Pacific area. those traces are the results of ancient enmity, cultural divergence, and deep ideological estrangement, let alone apprehensions fueled by means of geopolitical pageant and the heavily comparable “security dilemma.” regardless of being concerned indicators of intensifying contention among Washington and Beijing, few observers have supplied concrete paradigms to steer this stricken courting clear of catastrophe. Meeting China midway: find out how to Defuse the rising US-China Rivalry is dramatically assorted from the other e-book approximately US-China family members. Lyle J. Goldstein’s particular concentration in virtually each bankruptcy is on laying naked either US and chinese language perceptions of the place their pursuits conflict and presenting new paths to ease bilateral tensions via compromise. each one bankruptcy incorporates a “cooperation spiral”—the contrary of an escalation spiral—to illustrate the coverage proposals. Goldstein not just parses findings from the most recent American scholarship but additionally breaks new floor via interpreting 1000s of Chinese-language assets, together with army guides, by no means sooner than evaluated by way of Western specialists. Goldstein makes 100 coverage proposals over the process this ebook, now not simply because those are the single strategies to arresting the alarming path towards clash, yet really to inaugurate a real debate concerning cooperative coverage ideas to the main vexing difficulties in US-China relations.

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