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U.S. Department of Defense Contract Spending and the Industrial Base, 2000-2013

by Jesse Ellman, Gregory Sanders & Rhys McCormick

This report analyzes contracting for products, services, and research & development (R&D) by the Department of Defense (DoD) and its key components. In provides an in-depth look at trends in DoD contracting...


Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff

This book examines Russia’s emergence after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its creation of a security architecture in the post-Soviet space. Many scholars argue that Russia is a coercive power in the...


Quantitative Intelligence Analysis

by Edward Waltz

Quantitative Intelligence Analysis describes the model-based method of intelligence analysis that represents the analyst’s mental models of a subject, as well as the analyst’s reasoning process explicitly—exposing...


The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library

by Michael Posluns, William R. Morrion, Greg Poelzer & Anthony Dalton et al.

This special bundle is your essential guide to all things concerning Canada’s polar regions, which make up the majority of Canada’s territory but are places most of us will never visit. The Arctic has played...


The Challenge of Nation-Building

by Rebecca Patterson

The Challenge of Nation-Building examines the conditions that have allowed or prevented the U.S. Army to innovate for nation-building effectively. By doing so, it shows how military leadership and civil-military...


The Indian Ocean Region

by Anthony H. Cordesman & Abdullah Toukan

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the subregions and countries in the IOR, drawing heavily on a new country risk...


America's Search for Security

by Sean Kay

This book details the ways in which America’s ascendancy to global superpower status was the result of its dueling foreign policy philosophies and forces: an historically expansive idealism balanced with an...


Military Soft Power

by Carol Atkinson

The military has long been associated with hard power, yet it is engaged in public diplomacy as it represents the U.S. abroad and facilitates the diffusion of ideas. Military Soft Power examines one such aspect...


Managing Conflicts in India

by Bidisha Biswas

Bidisha Biswas explores the question of how a democratic state chooses between policies of coercion and accommodation when dealing with political violence by addressing an important, yet under examined, topic—India’...


Publius and Political Imagination

by Jason Frank

Jason Frank’s Publius and Political Imagination is the first volume of the Modernity and Political Thought series to take as its focus not a single author, but collaboration between political thinkers, in...


Conversations in Tehran

by Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed

In early 2004, filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond (Salam Iran, a Persian Letter) and author Fred A. Reed (Persian Postcards: Iran after Khomeini) returned to Iran after a two-year absence—on the eve of the parliamentary...


Nuclear Nightmares

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...


Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf

by James J.F. Forest & Matthew V. Sousa

Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf examines the national security implications of U.S. energy security policies in the Middle East, and the emerging U.S. involvement in oil exploration and extraction in West...


Balancing Liberty and Security

by Michelle Louise Atkin

This work examines the philosophical foundations of information ethics and their potential for application to contemporary problems in U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance. Questions concerning the limits...


From Deterrence to Engagement

by Terence Roehrig

From Deterrence to Engagement provides a comprehensive examination of the U.S.-South Korea defense relationship from 1945 to the present. Using deterrence theory as its framework, this work explores the evolving...


Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent Countries

by Sadika Hameed & Kathryn Mixon

The CSIS Working Group on Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent States identifies tools available to the international business community and the U.S. government to assist these...


Restoring U.S. Leadership in Nuclear Energy

by The Csis Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States

America’s nuclear energy industry is in decline. Low natural gas prices, financing hurdles, failure to find a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste, reactions to the Fukushima accident in Japan,...


U.S.-India Homeland Security Cooperation

by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Brianna Fitch & Melissa Hersh

India’s growing strategic importance, coupled with the gaps in its homeland security enterprise, provides an opportunity to extend its partnership with the United States and become a key partner in ensuring...


A Biological Threat Prevention Strategy

by Carol Kuntz, Reynolds Salerno & Eli Jacobs

A contradiction sits at the core of U.S. biological threat prevention policy. Despite the U.S. government accepting the scientific and industrial costs of a domestic biosecurity system, it has not committed...


The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition

by Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold & Ashley Hess

After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will...