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Towards a Surveillant Society: The Rise of Surveillance Systems in Europe

by Thomas Mathiesen

A most timely publication in view of current concerns about snooping. Thomas Mathiesen describes how the major databases of Europe have become interlinked and accessible to diverse organizations and third States;...


Risk and Securitization in Japan: 1945-60

by Piers R. Williamson

Since the early 1990s, there has been an emphasis in international relations theory on the shift from a Cold War rationality of  'threat', to a post-Cold War rationality of 'risk'. However, in Risk and Securitization...


The Theory and Practice of Counter-Insurgency: Warrior-Scholarship in Counter-Insurgency

by Andrew Mumford & Bruno C Reis

This book offers an analysis of key individuals who have contributed to both the theory and the practice of counterinsurgency (COIN).

Insurgencies have become the dominant form of armed conflict around the world...


The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka: The Global Failure to Protect Tamil Rights Under International Law

by Boyle Francis

Sri Lanka's government declared victory in May, 2009, in one of the world's most intractable wars after a series of battles in which it killed the leader of the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting to create...


Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador's Journey Through the Middle East

by Edward Djerejian

When Edward P. Djerejian arrived in Beirut for his first Foreign Service assignment, the city was a thriving metropolis, a nexus for a diversity of religious beliefs, political ideas, and cultural practices....


Special Trust and Confidence: The Making of an Officer

by Cathy Downes

This is an examination and an analysis of the systems of recruitment, selection, education and training for junior officers in the British Armed Forces. It is a study based around four core institutions: The...


New Conventional Weapons and Western Defence

by Ian Bellany & Tim Huxley

Giving an overview of research and development in weaponry in the maritime and aviation sphere as well as land-based technology, this study looks forward to the effects of emerging innovations on defence policy-making....


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


Soldier Repatriation: Popular and Political Responses

by Kaare Dahl Martinsen

Britain, Denmark and Germany all deployed soldiers soon after the 9/11 attacks, yet their role in Afghanistan and the casualty rates suffered, have been vastly different. This book looks at how their casualties...


The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy

by John Davis

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw examines a range of successful and unsuccessful protest strategies and counter revolutionary tactics employed by protestors and autocratic regimes. Contributors explore the reactions...


Conversations in Tehran

by Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed

This book documents the fall of Mohammad Khatami’s reform movement through candid conversations with Iranian artists, journalists, and political activists.


Intelligence and the Cuban Missile Crisis

by James G. Blight & David A. Welch

This is the first study to examine throughly the role of US, Soviet and Cuban Intelligence in the nuclear crisis of 1962 - the closest the world has come to Armageddon.


U.S. National Security and Foreign Policymaking After 9/11: Present at the Re-creation

by Kent M. Bolton

U.S. National Security Policymaking: Present at the Re-Creation examines the external, societal, and governmental sources of change to U.S. national-security policymaking that were begun by 9/11, memorialized...


Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

by Joseph Cirincione

There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can...


State Responses to Human Security: At Home and Abroad

by Courtney Hillebrecht, Tyler R. White & Patrice C. McMahon

The aim of this book is to analyse why and how states respond to human security, both at home and abroad.

Although states still define security as "the defense of territory" from military attack, increasingly...


Naval Strategy and Power in the Mediterranean: Past, Present and Future

by John B. Hattendorf

Maritime strategy and naval power in the Mediterranean touches on migration, the environment, technology, economic power, international politics and law, as well as calculations of naval strength and diplomatic...


The Italian Navy and Fascist Expansionism, 1935-1940

by Robert Mallett

Robert Mallett argues that the Duce's aggressive war against the Mediterranean powers, Britain and France, was to secure access to the world's oceans. Mussolini actively pursued the Italo-German alliance to...


Inside Terrorist Organizations

by David C. Rapoport

These original essays describe the internal life of terrorist organizations in fascinating detail. They show how no description of terrorist behaviour is adequate without a grasp of the deep tensions that often...


Captured Soviet Generals: The Fate of Soviet Generals Captured in Combat 1941-45

by A.A. Maslov

The true story of the fate of the captured Russian Generals after World War II, explaining how these officers endured horrific prison conditions and were then tried and executed when they returned home.


Secrets of Signals Intelligence During the Cold War: From Cold War to Globalization

by Matthew M. Aid & Cees Wiebes

In recent years the importance of Signals Intelligence (Sigint) has become more prominent, especially the capabilities of reading and deciphering diplomatic, military and commercial communications of other nations....