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Against SecurityHow We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Harvey Molotch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the ... More

Al-Shabaab in SomaliaThe History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012

Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group, 2005-2012

Stig Jarle Hansen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199327874
eISBN:
9780199388103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327874.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book explores the history of the Somalia based Al Harakat Al Shabaab from 2005 to 2012, offering the first in-detail history of one of the most important Al-Qaeda affiliates today and the first ... More

American BiodefenseHow Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

Frank L. III Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452710
eISBN:
9780801455162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452710.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Biological weapons have threatened U.S. national security since at least World War II. Historically, however, the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for ... More

Anticipating a Nuclear IranChallenges for U.S. Security

Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Robert Pfaltzgraff and Jacquelyn Davis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This volume offers alternative models for assessing the challenges of a nuclear Iran for U.S. security. It is based on the assumption that Iran will soon obtain nuclear weapons. Through three ... More

The Arab World and Western IntelligenceAnalysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

The Arab World and Western Intelligence: Analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

Dina Rezk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748698912
eISBN:
9781474435253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698912.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book addresses a critical question embedded within a heated debate about the ‘failure’ of American intelligence in a post 9/11 age: have Western experts in some fundamental way failed to ... More

Armed State BuildingConfronting State Failure, 1898-2012

Armed State Building: Confronting State Failure, 1898-2012

Paul D. Miller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451492
eISBN:
9780801469541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451492.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns ... More

Atomic AssistanceHow "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Matthew Fuhrmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Nuclear technology is dual use in nature, meaning that it can be used to produce nuclear energy or to build nuclear weapons. Despite security concerns about proliferation, the United States and other ... More

Atomic AssuranceThe Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Alexander Lanoszka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729188
eISBN:
9781501729195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729188.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do alliances curb potential or actual cases of nuclear proliferation, if at all? Many scholars assert that alliances are effective tools for bridling the nuclear ambitions of states and that the ... More

Barriers to BioweaponsThe Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452888
eISBN:
9780801471933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

There exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, states or terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. This book challenges this ... More

The Commander's DilemmaViolence and Restraint in Wartime

The Commander's Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime

Amelia Hoover Green

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726477
eISBN:
9781501726484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726477.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces ... More

Counterinsurgency in CrisisBritain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

David Ucko and Robert Egnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides a detailed account of the British army's involvement in the Basra and Helmand campaigns. It looks at the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, and ... More

The Cybersecurity DilemmaHacking, Trust and Fear Between Nations

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust and Fear Between Nations

Ben Buchanan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190665012
eISBN:
9780190686543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665012.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why do nations break into one another's most important computer networks? There is an obvious answer: to steal valuable information or to attack. But this isn't the full story. This book draws on ... More

Dark PastsChanging the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Dark Pasts: Changing the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Jennifer M. Dixon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730245
eISBN:
9781501730252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730245.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Over the past two decades, many states have been called on to recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. In response, some states have apologized for past crimes, while others continue to silence, ... More

Deceit on the Road to WarPresidents, Politics, and American Democracy

Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy

John M. Schuessler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453595
eISBN:
9781501701627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453595.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, it suggests, as presidents have sought to shift ... More

Decoding Al-Qaeda's StrategyThe Deep Battle Against America

Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Michael Ryan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides an effective framework for analyzing al-Qaeda's plans against America and encourages strategists and researchers to devote greater attention to jihadi ideas rather than jihadist ... More

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Abbey Steele

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Civilian displacement is a regular, massive feature of civil war violence. This book provides a new way to think about displacement, by connecting it to how armed groups target violence against ... More

Diplomacy's ValueCreating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Brian C. Rathbun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453182
eISBN:
9780801455063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453182.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often ... More

The End of Grand StrategyUS Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Policy makers and pundits debate the utility and desirability of various forms of grand strategy. They advocate one specific approach, chosen from a spectrum that stretches from global primacy to ... More

Everyday Security ThreatsPerceptions, Experiences, and Consequences

Everyday Security Threats: Perceptions, Experiences, and Consequences

Daniel Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096068
eISBN:
9781526120953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096068.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book explores citizens’ perceptions and experiences of security threats in contemporary Britain, drawing on perspectives from International Security Studies and Political Psychology. The ... More

Fixing the FactsNational Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Joshua Rovner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448294
eISBN:
9780801463136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448294.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence–policy relations work best? How do ... More

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