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Friends Foes and Future Directions

Friends  Foes  and Future Directions Author Hans Binnendijk
ISBN-10 9780833092205
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 184
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Report evaluates strategies for dealing with U.S. partners and adversaries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in a time of diminishing defense budgets and American public preference for a domestic focus. The three proposed strategies are to be more assertive, to be more collaborative, or to retrench from international commitments. Each strategy is constrained and a balance will need to be struck among them that varies from region to region.

Strategic Choices for a Turbulent World

Strategic Choices for a Turbulent World Author Andrew R. Hoehn
ISBN-10 9780833096937
Release 2017-01-18
Pages 310
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This report is the last of a six-volume series in which RAND explores the elements of a national strategy for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. It analyzes U.S. strengths and weaknesses, and suggests adaptations for this new era of turbulence and uncertainty. The report offers three alternative strategic concepts and evaluates their underlying assumptions, costs, risks, and constraints.

Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World

Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World Author Charles P. Ries
ISBN-10 9780833094339
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 68
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Every president needs a decisionmaking system that harnesses the full capabilities and accumulated wisdom of the U.S. government and the nation’s many stakeholders. This Perspective analyzes a range of management challenges in the national security system and presents recommendations for strengthening U.S. decisionmaking and oversight of policy implementation.

Perilous Partners

Perilous Partners Author Ted Galen Carpenter
ISBN-10 9781939709714
Release 2015-09-22
Pages 624
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American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. During the Cold War, policymakers were casual about sacrificing important values for less-than-compelling strategic rationales. Since the 9/11 attacks, similar ethical compromises have taken place, although policymakers now seem more selective than their Cold War–era counterparts. Americans want a foreign policy that pursues national interests while observing American values. How might that reconciliation of interest and morality be accomplished? In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington. They propose maintaining an arm’s-length relationship with authoritarian regimes, emphasizing that the United States must not operate internationally in ways that routinely pollute American values. It is a strategy based on ethical pragmatism, which is the best way to reconcile America’s strategic interests and its fundamental values. Perilous Partners creates a strategy for conducting an effective U.S. foreign policy without betraying fundamental American values.

The Future Security Environment in the Middle East

The Future Security Environment in the Middle East Author Nora Bensahel
ISBN-10 9780833036193
Release 2004-03-12
Pages 365
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This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security. It examines traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as newer challenges posed by political reform, economic reform, civil-military relations, leadership change, and the information revolution. The report concludes by identifying the implications of these trends for U.S. foreign policy.

The Stern Gang

The Stern Gang Author Joseph Heller
ISBN-10 9781136298943
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 388
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This study of "The Stern Gang" attempts to demythologize the image of this extremist, Zionist underground group. The book analyzes the party's split from the Irgun Zvai Leumi (National Military Organization) and its attempts to synthesize the politics and ideals of the right and left.

Partnership for the Americas Western Hemisphere Strategy and U S Southern Command

Partnership for the Americas  Western Hemisphere Strategy and U S  Southern Command Author James G. Stavridis
Release 2014-02
Pages 290
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Since its creation in 1963, United States Southern Command has been led by 30 senior officers representing all four of the armed forces. None has undertaken his leadership responsibilities with the cultural sensitivity and creativity demonstrated by Admiral Jim Stavridis during his tenure in command. Breaking with tradition, Admiral Stavridis discarded the customary military model as he organized the Southern Command Headquarters. In its place he created an organization designed not to subdue adversaries, but instead to build durable and enduring partnerships with friends. His observation that it is the business of Southern Command to launch "ideas not missiles" into the command's area of responsibility gained strategic resonance throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America, and at the highest levels in Washington, DC.

Engaging People in Sustainability

Engaging People in Sustainability Author Daniella Tilbury
ISBN-10 2831708230
Release 2004
Pages 137
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Presents a guide to assist educators who are wrestling with educating for sustainability, by reflecting on the theory and practice of how to engage people in sustainable development and a framework of good practice (theory). The publication is intended to inspire actions for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-14) by illustrating innovation and practice in education with case studies, examples and interviews. Innovation and experiences in Education for Sustainable Development are highlighted from a broad range of contexts ± formal, non-formal and informal sector

U S UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century

U S  UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century Author Jeffrey D. McCausland
ISBN-10 1312310499
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 225
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With the end of the Cold War, a popular parlor game in foreign ministries, think tanks, and academia has been to develop a theory of international relations that best explains the new international order. Although there is widespread agreement that the United States is the world's most powerful country in military, economic, and diplomatic terms, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future, there is little agreement as to how the rest of the world will react to America's lead. Concepts such as "balancing," "bandwagoning," "buck-passing," and "free riding," to name just a few, have been advanced and debated. And although none presents a unified field theory, each explains some aspect of international relations. Theory has an even more difficult time explaining the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom (UK), especially its remarkable endurance over the past 6 decades. The U.S.-UK partnership flourished during World War II, deepened during the long twilight struggle...

Strategic Stability Contending Interpretations Enlarged Edition

Strategic Stability  Contending Interpretations  Enlarged Edition Author Elbridge A. Colby
ISBN-10 9781304049520
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Strategic Stability Contending Interpretations Enlarged Edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Strategic Stability Contending Interpretations Enlarged Edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Strategic Stability Contending Interpretations Enlarged Edition book for free.

Transatlantic 2020

Transatlantic 2020 Author Daniel Sheldon Hamilton
ISBN-10 0984134158
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 348
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"What does the future hold for the United States and Europe? What fundamental societal, economic, political, and security trends will reshape transatlantic relations over the coming decade? Will they draw Europeans and Americans together or drive them apart? In this book leading experts discuss and explain issues ranging from demography, energy and economic crises to security, societal resilience and the rise of new powers. Co-editors Dan Hamilton and Kurt Volker present four 'transatlantic futures' based on these trends, and recommend policies to ensure a vibrant transatlantic partnership in a rapidly changing world."--P. [4] of cover.

The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century

The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century Author Larry M. Wortzel
ISBN-10 1410217752
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 364
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CONTENTS Introduction Geographic Ruminations The Chinese Military and the Peripheral States in the 21st Century: A Security Tour d'Horizon PLA Capabilities in the 21st Century: How Does China Assess Its Future Security Needs? Advanced Military Technology and the PLA: Priorities and Capabilities for the 21st Century U.S.-Chinese Military Relations in the 21st Century Taiwan's Military in the 21st Century: Redefinition and Reorganization Taiwan's Military: A View from Afar Concluding Comment: The Political Angle-- New Phenomena in Party-Army Relations About the Authors Index

Latin America in the New International System

Latin America in the New International System Author Joseph S. Tulchin
ISBN-10 1555879179
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 240
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This text places Latin America in the context of debates on economic globalization and the dramatically changing nature of the international system. The authors argue that the ongoing diversification of economic and strategic ties presents Latin American nations with new options - and also dangers.

A Future Arms Control Agenda

A Future Arms Control Agenda Author Ian Anthony
ISBN-10 0199245053
Release 2001
Pages 371
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The Nobel Symposium on A Future Arms Control Agenda was organized by SIPRI to consider how arms control can contribute to creating a cooperative security system based on the peaceful resolution of disputes and the gradual demilitarization of international relations. The proceedings of the symposium include comprehensive discussions of the new normative and structural elements of the post-cold war global security system and the objectives and limits of arms control within that evolving system. Special attention is given to the changing roles and responsibilities of the major powers in arms control efforts. The role of transparency, verification and safeguards measures in arms control arrangements is analysed by a number of contributors. The subregional aspects of arms control are examined, in particular the uses of arms control instruments in conflict resolution and post-conflict settlement efforts. Approaches to enforcing norms codified in arms control treaties are considered,as are the international community's responses to activities by treaty parties which are judged to be contrary to those norms. The Nobel Foundation's Symposium programme was initiated in 1965. The symposia have achieved a high standing and play a significant role in the international exchange of knowledge and experience. They are devoted to scientific or scholarly disciplines related to the Nobel Prize areas. The symposia are sponsored by the Nobel Foundation through its Nobel Symposium Fund.

Emerging Trends in West Asia

Emerging Trends in West Asia Author Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
ISBN-10 8182747716
Release 2014
Pages 294
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Contributed articles presented at the 15th Asian Security Conference on February 13-14, 2013 at IDSA, New Delhi.

Reimagining the Character of Urban Operations for the U S Army

Reimagining the Character of Urban Operations for the U  S  Army Author Gian Gentile
ISBN-10 0833096079
Release 2017-05
Pages 214
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Provides a historical analysis of how militaries have deployed light and mechanized infantry with armored forces during close urban combat, to identify the comparative advantages and costs of this warfighting approach and lessons learned.

Challenge and Response

Challenge and Response Author Karl P. Magyar
ISBN-10 1410200493
Release 2002-06-01
Pages 448
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In this collection of essays, the contributors examine the implications of the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact on planning for future military threats. They attempt to identify the nature and source of the most likely future threats to global security. Part I contains a broad review of the major determinants of international change. Part II analyzes specific situations, the changing nature of warfare, and potential responses to emerging challenges.