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The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman

With particular emphasis on military policy, this book raises questions about the role of civilians in the making of public policy. This edition includes a thoughtful new introduction by Howard G. Schneiderman,...


Special Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special Forces

by Tom Clancy & John Gresham

They are sent to the world's hot spots-on covert missions fraught with danger. They are called on to perform at the peak of their physical and mental capabilities, primed for combat and surveillance, yet ready...


The Mission, The Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander

by Pete Blaber

"A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives." (Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO, Amgen)

As a commander of Delta Force-the...


The Global Politics of Combatting N: A Supply-Side Approach

by William C. Potter & Cristina Hansell

The most difficult challenge for a terrorist organization seeking to build a nuclear weapon or improvised nuclear device is obtaining fissile material, either plutonium or highly enriched uranium (HEU). Experts...


Crisis in the Caucasus: Russia, Georgia and the West

by Paul B. Rich

This collection of essays by a series of academic specialists examines the crisis stemming from the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 from a range of standpoints. The chapters probe the geopolitical...


Pathways from Ethnic Conflict: Institutional Redesign in Divided Societies

by John Coakley

The book begins with an agenda-setting introduction which will provide an overview of the central question being addressed, such as the circumstances associated with the move towards a political settlement,...


EU CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

by James Hughes

The EU's self promotion as a 'conflict manager' is embedded in a discourse about its 'shared values' and their foundation in a connection between security, development and democracy. This book provides a collection...


Armed Groups & Contemp Conflicts: Challenging the Weberian State

by Keith Krause

Armed groups operating beyond the state have become the most important actors in most contemporary wars and violent conflicts, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Colombia and Somalia. They come in a dizzying array...


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....