Nato and Caspian Security: A Mission Too Far [1999]: A by Richard Sokolsky,Tanya Charlick-Paley

By Richard Sokolsky,Tanya Charlick-Paley

This record makes an attempt to place the Caspian Basin and valuable Asia right into a finished strategic viewpoint at a time while NATO is more and more interested in demanding situations on its outer edge. The authors study NATO's pursuits, functions, and constraints in addition to th e salient traits and components shaping the nearby protection surroundings. even with the region's strength strength riches and the jockeying for impression between significant powers and oil pursuits, the authors recommend that NATO may still see the zone as a possible quagmire instead of as a vacuum ready to be stuffed. The document discusses Western ambitions and pursuits in the Caspian, inner and intraregional threats to Western pursuits, the contest for impression between outdoor powers, transnational threats, Caspian oil and effort safety, and implications for NATO and Western coverage and making plans. The authors finish that the West has restricted interests

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Hope is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror by Halina Birenbaum,David Welsh

By Halina Birenbaum,David Welsh

This publication is a crucial paintings in Holocaust literature and used to be initially released in Poland in 1967. masking the years 1939-1945, it's the author's account of her event growing to be up within the Warsaw ghetto and her eventual deportation to, imprisonment in, and survival of the Majdanek, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, and Neustadt-Glewe camps. because the previous, the susceptible, and youngsters have been summarily performed via the Nazis in those camps, Mrs Birenbaum's survival and coming of age is the entire extra extraordinary. Her tale is informed with simplicity and readability and the hot version includes revisions made by way of the writer to the unique English translation, and is multiplied with a brand new epilogue and postscripts that carry the tale modern and whole the circle of Mrs Birenbaum's experiences.

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Exploring New Ways to Provide Enduring Strategic Effects for by Clark Murdock,Samuel J. Brannen

By Clark Murdock,Samuel J. Brannen

CSIS undertook a learn in help of workplace of the Secretary of safeguard (OSD) approach and the 2014 Quadrennial security evaluate (QDR) to discover utilizing U.S. army strength in new how one can in attaining high-priority strategic ends (derived from the 2012 protection Strategic Guidance). The undertaking was once trained via a chain of in-depth interviews and a center operating crew with specialists from outdoor the U.S. executive, together with former govt officers, present international executive uniformed and civilian protection officers, international company strategists, and members an expert in humanitarian suggestions and catastrophe relief.

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Building a peace economy?: Liberal peacebuilding and the by Jenny H. Peterson

By Jenny H. Peterson

This publication severely examines the diversity of rules and programmes that try to deal with fiscal task that contributes to political violence. It deals a brand new framework for knowing either the matter of financial job in clash zones in addition to programmes geared toward dealing with those and reworking them into extra peaceable fiscal and political relationships. via this exam, either the issues of liberal modes of peacebuilding, applied by way of the development-security undefined, and possibilities for coverage innovation are explored.

Useful charts and frameworks in the course of the booklet give you the reader with quite a number analytical instruments that may be simply used to discover conflict economies and similar rules in a number of contexts, making this publication a vital learn for college students, coverage makers and relief practitioners operating in a variety of disciplines and conflict-affected areas.

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Asian Defence Review 2013 by Air Marshal Vinod Patney

By Air Marshal Vinod Patney

Going by means of all estimates, this can be going to be an Asia-centred century. certainly, a shift of world energy is lower than means from West to East. the increase of China and India, the restoration and resurgence of Russia on one aspect, and Japan, at the different, and the character of the foreign order are resulting in huge, immense alterations. those transformational alterations within the army, financial, social and political dynamics of Asia will basically speed up with the passage of time. traditionally, adjustments within the overseas order and equations of energy between countries were virtually unavoidably observed by way of conflicts and wars. The problem forward, accordingly, for the foreign neighborhood commonly, and the Asian nations particularly, is to make sure that this can be refrained from, and festival, that's inevitable, is controlled with no escalating to the extent of armed clash. this can be an important for many nations, and particularly so for India in order that its pursuit of accomplished nationwide improvement can development with no opposed distractions. with a view to paintings towards such ambitions, it will be important to examine safeguard and military-related concerns as objectively as attainable. it's with this aim due to the fact that the Centre for Air strength stories has been bringing out the Asian Defence assessment. This quantity, a source base for either the pro and the final readers, is the 8th within the sequence lower than this name, which goals to fill a severe details and data hole in present strategic literature facing army technique, defence politics and developments in army services that impression nations in Asia. particularly, it covers a few of the very important concerns that have an effect on the Asian nations, together with these on the topic of air strength, outer area, Pakistan, China, cruise missiles and sea-based deterrence.

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Defacing Power: The Aesthetics of Insecurity in Global by Brent J Steele

By Brent J Steele

"Combining a wealthy and sundry set of theoretical insights with a refined research of the politics of yank international coverage, Defacing Power marks an incredible contribution towards figuring out the ability of identification in global politics. Engagingly written and carefully argued, Steele's difficult research is incisive, vital, and rewarding."

---Michael C. Williams, Graduate institution of Public and foreign Affairs, collage of Ottawa

"Brent Steele's brilliant excavation of the cultured dimensions of strength is strikingly irreverent, inasmuch as he screens no dedication to ex ante disciplinary or sizeable constraints in his quest to reveal these moments of artistic motion so usually neglected by way of theories and theorists wedded to the grandiose and the transhistorical. Steele samples and remixes a myriad of assets, arranging them so that it will produce a transgressively insightful account of the way 'work at the Self,' frequently condemned as self-indulgent by way of past generations of intellectuals, could simply element towards a extra sustainably safe world."

---Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, tuition of foreign provider, American University

"Defacing Power effectively integrates paintings from Dewey to Morgenthau to Foucault, in addition to quite a lot of modern diplomacy students, in its family tree of energy conceptualizations and features. This booklet is theoretically refined and severe. it may be of curiosity to scholars of foreign politics, overseas idea, social thought, and international policy."

---Cecelia Lynch, heart for worldwide Peace and clash reports, college of California, Irvine

Defacing Power investigates how geographical regions create self-images partly via aesthetics and the way those photos could be manipulated to problem these states' strength. even supposing states have lengthy hired media, resembling radio, tv, and movie, for his or her personal image-making reasons, counterpower brokers have additionally seized upon new telecommunications applied sciences. such a lot lately, the web has emerged as contested territory the place states and different actors salary a conflict of phrases and images.

Moving past thought, Brent Steele illustrates his provocative argument concerning the vulnerability of strength with examples from contemporary historical past: the My Lai bloodbath and the Tet Offensive, September eleven and the al-Qaeda communiqué s, the atrocities at Fallujah and Abu Ghraib, and the U.S. reaction to the Asian tsunami of December 2004. He demonstrates how a nation-state---even one as strong because the United States---comes to believe threatened not just via different geographical regions or terrorist businesses but in addition by way of unforeseen occasions that problem its self-constructed photograph of protection. while, Steele indicates that as each one new release makes use of on hand media to create and re-create a countrywide id, technological suggestions permit for the transferring, upheaval, and enlargement of the cultural constitution of a nation.

Brent J. Steele is affiliate Professor of Political technology on the collage of Kansas.

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Environmental Security: A Guide to the Issues (Praeger by Elizabeth Chalecki

By Elizabeth Chalecki

This well timed quantity provides the major options, matters, and debates surrounding environmental safeguard, illustrating via more than a few examples and instances how international environmental issues and foreign defense are heavily linked.

• Wide-ranging situations and examples, from weather switch to strength to water

• basic resource documents

• A chronology

• A glossary

• A bibliography

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Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century (Studies in by Michael Wala,Heike Bungert,Jan G. Heitmann,Nigel West

By Michael Wala,Heike Bungert,Jan G. Heitmann,Nigel West

This paintings investigates the relationship among intelligence background, household coverage, army historical past and overseas kin in a time of accelerating bureaucratization of the trendy nation. the problems of globalization of overseas kin and the improvement of contemporary verbal exchange also are discussed.

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Towards a Humane Environment: Responsibilities of State, by Rajeevan R

By Rajeevan R

Environmental de-gradation is likely one of the significant demanding situations without delay on the topic of the livelihood and survival of earth's natural world, together with guy. it's the deterioration at the atmosphere via exhaustion of normal assets similar to air, water and soil, the destruction of atmosphere and the extinction of untamed lifestyles. the problem has been recommend and mentioned in millions of systems – nationwide and foreign – through humans starting from scholars to scientists and statesmen. yet even with these kinds of confident efforts, the environmental difficulties are assuming the scale of a problem. The publication “Towards a Humane setting” has been developed from the deliberations of a countrywide seminar in this topic held at NSS collage, Nilamel, Kerala. The seventeen seminal essays during this quantity covers a number of points of surroundings and ecology. The paper participants of this quantity comprises specialists in a variety of parts like technological know-how, social technological know-how, environmental technology, legislation, literature and social activism. The papers integrated during this quantity will offer a clean glance on environmental matters to the readers.

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