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Russia the asymmetric threat to the United States

Russia  the asymmetric threat to the United States Author John Wood
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084101750
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 210
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Exploring themes critical to understanding the current world order, this book lays bare the reality of the new Russia that emerged under Vladimir Putin.



Russia and the World

Russia and the World Author Natasha Kuhrt
ISBN-10 9781317850366
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 238
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This volume brings together analyses of key domestic, foreign and security policy issues during the Putin and Medvedev administrations. Indeed, the chapters demonstrate the extent to which domestic and foreign policy issues are inextricably linked, in particular in the domain of security, whether 'hard' or 'soft'. Internal debates regarding Russia's trajectory, including issues of national identity; economic modernisation, human rights and democracy, continue to be at the forefront of concern. Moreover, these debates are intimately connected to Russia's self-image and the image therefore, that it wishes to project in the wider world. The debates focus on Russia as 'energy superpower'; as one of the 'BRICS'; as an Eurasian landbridge, or a window on the Asia-Pacific. Such debates are a constant reminder of the uncertainty surrounding Russia's future path. This book expresses these uncertainties which range from the role of nuclear weapons and energy to critiques of Russia's approach to concepts such as sovereignty and self-determination; the fight against terrorism, insurgency, and the role of Islam within and without. Russia may have left the 'chaos' of the Yeltsin years behind but, as we move into 'Putin 3.0', the concerns of these chapters will remain critical both to Russia itself, and to Russia's relations with the wider world. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.



Russia s Security Policy under Putin

Russia s Security Policy under Putin Author Aglaya Snetkov
ISBN-10 9781136759680
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 262
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This book examines the evolution of Russia’s security policy under Putin in the 21st century, using a critical security studies approach. Drawing on critical approaches to security the book investigates the interrelationship between the internal-external nexus and the politics of (in)security and regime-building in Putin’s Russia. In so doing, it evaluates the way that this evolving relationship between state identities and security discourses framed the construction of individual security policies, and how, in turn, individual issues can impact on the meta-discourses of state and security agendas. To this end, the (de)securitisation discourses and practices towards the issue of Chechnya are examined as a case study. In so doing, this study has wider implications for how we read Russia as a security actor through an approach that emphasises the importance of taking into account its security culture, the interconnection between internal/external security priorities and the dramatic changes that have taken place in Russia’s conceptions of itself, national and security priorities and conceptualisation of key security issues, in this case Chechnya. These aspects of Russia’s security agenda remain somewhat of a neglected area of research, but, as argued in this book, offer structuring and framing implications for how we understand Russia’s position towards security issues, and perhaps those of rising powers more broadly. This book will be of much interest to students of Russian security, critical security studies and IR.



Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction

Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction Author Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN-10 9780313380884
Release 2009
Pages 386
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This book provides an in-depth examination of the serious security implications that Iran's nuclear program has on a region that is already plagued by insecurity and conflict. * Offers hypothetical studies outlining the possible effects of specific nuclear, chemical, or biological attacks by Iran * Presents a number of tables and graphs providing a quantitative and qualitative look at Iran's conventional and asymmetric warfare capabilities, as well as insight into the progress of Iran's nuclear and missile programs



The Tragedy of Great Power Politics Updated Edition

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics  Updated Edition Author John J. Mearsheimer
ISBN-10 0393076245
Release 2003-01-17
Pages 576
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"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.



Influence Warfare How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas

Influence Warfare  How Terrorists and Governments Fight to Shape Perceptions in a War of Ideas Author James J. F. Forest
ISBN-10 9780313347320
Release 2009-05-14
Pages 392
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This important work, edited by an expert on terrorism, focuses on the 21st-century struggle for strategic influence and ways in which states can neutralize the role of new media in spreading terrorist propaganda. • Case studies



Militant Islamists

Militant Islamists Author Nozar Alaolmolki
ISBN-10 0313372217
Release 2009
Pages 223
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An expert on the transnational politics of Central Asia and the Persian Gulf provides a global view of militant Islamist ideologies, activities, and connections.



The Iranian Sea Air Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping

The Iranian Sea Air Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping Author Anthony H. Cordesman
ISBN-10 9781442240773
Release 2015-03-12
Pages 144
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The Arabian Gulf is now involved in a massive arms race, triggered largely by the fear that Iran will try to use its military forces to intimidate or dominate its neighbors. Iran has threatened to close the Gulf and carried out a wide range of large military exercises to show its capabilities. And Iran has steadily increased its ability to exploit the threat of conventional and asymmetric warfare to maritime traffic in the Gulf. The buildup of Iran’s naval, air, and missile capabilities poses a wide range of threats to maritime traffic into and outside of the Gulf.



Terror on the High Seas

Terror on the High Seas Author Yonah Alexander
ISBN-10 9780275997502
Release 2009
Pages 638
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A provocative new look at an important security topic examines terrorist threats and attacks on shipping and ports—and provides strategies for safety.



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 Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare The Need for Strategy

The Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare  The Need for Strategy Author Colin S. Gray
ISBN-10 9781300051855
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The Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare The Need for Strategy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare The Need for Strategy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Airpower Advantage in Future Warfare The Need for Strategy book for free.



Cultural Perspectives Geopolitics Energy Security of Eurasia

Cultural Perspectives  Geopolitics    Energy Security of Eurasia Author Mahir Ibrahimov
ISBN-10 1940804310
Release 2017
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Cultural Perspectives Geopolitics Energy Security of Eurasia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cultural Perspectives Geopolitics Energy Security of Eurasia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cultural Perspectives Geopolitics Energy Security of Eurasia book for free.



The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow

The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow Author Stephen Blank
ISBN-10 9781584874492
Release 2010
Pages 467
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Given the stakes involved in achieving a correct understanding of Russian and Chinese defense policies and military developments, the magnitude of Mary Fitzgerald's enlightening accomplishments in this regard becomes clear. However, the problems that we have outlined in this volume were not unfamiliar to students of the Soviet Union. Indeed, they are enduring strategic issues for Russian policymakers as well as those who analyze or contribute to foreign policies toward the Russian military, despite the magnitude of the tremendous changes that have occurred since 1989 when the Soviet empire began to collapse. Even more importantly, Mary and her colleagues recognized that the issues outlined here are not just tasks relevant for the general study of Russia, but by addressing these strategic issues, and their underlying implications, policymakers will engage in the essential tasks necessary for the creation of an enduring structure of peace.



Thunder Over the Horizon

Thunder Over the Horizon Author Clayton K. S. Chun
ISBN-10 0275985776
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 221
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Everything you always wanted to know about one of the most important weapons technologies of the twentieth century.



Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism

Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism Author Brynjar Lia
ISBN-10 9781135775261
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 280
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This new study is devoted to understanding how international terrorism is shaped, how it evolves and what we can expect in the future. Drawing upon research and methods outside the traditional focus, and by taking both a theoretical approach and a new practical predictive perspective, it delivers a fresh and fascinating contribution to terrorism studies. While predicting terrorism is a highly speculative business, there are ways of identifying certain long-term causes, driving forces and their links with society. Terrorists are usually integral players in local and sometimes global politics. Hence, when the local, regional and international contexts change, so does terrorism. Thoroughly reviewing the body of literature on the causes of terrorism, this study also combines predictive and futuristic analyses on globalisation, supported by a range of key case studies. It spans from the transformation of international relations, the globalisation of the market economy, demographic factors, ideological shifts and technological changes. The result is a set of key conclusions about the future patterns of terrorism, which are not simply best guesses, but also backed up by solid research. This book will be of great interest to all students and scholars of terrorism, globalisation, politics and international relations.



The U S Army in Asia 2030 2040

The U S  Army in Asia  2030   2040 Author Terrence K. Kelly
ISBN-10 9780833086808
Release 2014-08-22
Pages 174
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Looking to the 2030–2040 time frame, U.S. policy and military strategy will need to strike a balance among maintaining a cooperative relationship with China, deterring Chinese aggression in regional disputes, and preparing for the possibility that China could become more assertive. The U.S. Army will have an important role to play in preparing for these developments and for protecting and furthering U.S. interests in the region.



Globalization and Security An Encyclopedia

Globalization and Security  An Encyclopedia Author G. Honor Fagan
ISBN-10 027599693X
Release 2009-10-27
Pages 887
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Globalization and Security: An Encyclopedia addresses the need for an authoritative, but accessible analysis of the impact of globalization on security and its multifaceted aspects. Broad in scope, this two-volume set covers the economic and political aspects of globalization, as well as its social and cultural impacts. More importantly, it is the first work to focus explicitly on security, including human security broadly conceived, and the role that globalization plays in the world's new and ever-evolving security environment. While more books on globalization are becoming available, none focus on the impact of globalism on security-related issues as this set does. Drawing on the expertise of specialists from many disciplines and nations, Globalization and Security directly addresses the needs of one of the fastest-growing areas of study, the intersection of globalization and security worldwide.