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Defending Democracy and Securing Diversity

by Christian Leuprecht

Old sergeants say, "we're here to defend democracy, not to practice it!" But are they right? The special mandate with which defence and security organizations are tasked imposes unique constraints with respect...


War, Peace and Progress in the 21st Century: Development, Violence and Insecurity

by Mark T. Berger & Heloise Weber

The history of development is one marked by insecurities, violence, and persistent conflict. It is not surprising, therefore, that development is now thought of as one of the central challenges of world politics....


European Security Policy and Strategic Culture

by Peter Schmidt & Benjamin Zyla

With the Lisbon Treaty in place and the European Union increasingly involved in international crisis management and stabilization operations in places near and far, this volume revisits the trajectory of a European...


Intelligence in the Cold War: What Difference Did It Make?

by Michael Herman & Gwilym Hughes

Intelligence was a major part of the Cold War, waged by both sides with an almost warlike intensity. Yet the question 'What difference did it all make?' remains unanswered. Did it help to contain the Cold War,...


Peace Without Politics? Ten Years of State-Building in Bosnia

by David Chandler

Ten years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the legacy of the Bosnian war still shapes every aspect of the political, social and economic environment of the tiny state.

This...


Between Terrorism and Civil War: The al-Aqsa Intifada

by Clive Jones & Ami Pedahzur

This volume seeks to explore whether the current violence, its origins and dynamics can best be understood as a manifestation of civil war. In so doing, it considers how the use of violence by all parties has...


Israel at the Polls 2003

by M. Ben Mollov, Jonathan Rynhold & Shmuel Sandler

Israel's 2003 election took place against the background of a deteriorating security situation (due to Palestinian violence and the impending US War in Iraq) and severe disillusionment with the Oslo peace process....


Information & Revolutions in Military Affairs

by Emily O. Goldman

Like the industrial revolution before it, the information technology revolution appears to be creating a new ruling class, a new economy and a new society. Information technology is also transforming military...


Dimensions of Counter-Insurgency: Applying Experience to Practice

by Tim Benbow & Rod Thornton

The once-neglected study of counter-insurgency operations has recently emerged as an area of central concern for Western governments and their military organizations. While counter-insurgency represents a hugely...


The Security Implications of the New Taiwan

by Bernice Lee

How can fresh conflict between China and Taiwan be avoided? This paper argues that unless the key players - Taiwan, China and the US - accept the existence of a new and increasingly democratic Taiwan, the...


Nuclear Policies in Europe

by Bruno Tertrais

While international security has radically changed since 1989, nuclear weapons remain a subject of debate and contention. This paper provides an analytical framework for understanding post-Cold War Europe's...


Identities and Security in East Asia

by Koro Bessho

East Asia has been relatively free from large-scale conflict in the 1990s, but the absence of security organisations or even of a sense of community within the region has raised doubts about its future security....


Political-Military Relations and the Stability of Arab Regimes

by Risa Brooks

Arab leaderships have been remarkably stable since the 1970s, particularly given the frequency of military coups in preceding years. Nonetheless, the military remains a key force in most Arab states and political...


Reshaping Defence Diplomacy: New Roles for Military Cooperation and Assistance

by Andrew Cottey

Analyses changing patterns of international military cooperation and assistance and shows that Western defence diplomacy is increasingly being directed towards new goals. The new defence diplomacy runs alongside...


Defence Reform in Croatia and Serbia--Montenegro

by Timothy Edmunds

This book examines defence reform in Croatia and Serbia-Montenegro since 2000, focussing particularly on the institution and consolidation of democratic and civilian control of the armed forces, the reform of...


European Crisis Management and Defence: The Search for Capabilities

by Hans-Christian Hagman

Assesses the EU and NATO's tools to prevent conflicts and manage international crises. It offers a unique insight into European security policy and questions the realism of the political goals. It argues for...


Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security

Disintegrating Indonesia?: Implications for Regional Security

by Tim Huxley

Since the collapse of President Suharto's New Order regime in 1998 and the international intervention in East Timor in 1999, there has been much speculation in South-east Asia and the West over whether Indonesia...


Dealing with the Threat of Cruise Missiles

by Dennis M Gormley

How can the core transatlantic Allies make coalitions more effective?  One year on from Kosovo, disparities in the capabilities of the coalition partners, as well as uneven levels of prior coordination, persist. ...


The Limits of Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership

by Jennifer Anderson

Russia and China claim to have established a "strategic partnership". Jennifer Anderson argues that this relationship merely overlays a diplomatic agenda established in the late 1980s, and that China's pragmatic,...