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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

The American War in AfghanistanA History

The American War in Afghanistan: A History

Carter Malkasian

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197550779
eISBN:
9780197550809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197550779.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The American War in Afghanistan is a full history of the war in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2020. It covers political, cultural, strategic, and tactical aspects of the war and details the actions ... 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

Black Gold and BlackmailOil and Great Power Politics

Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics

Rosemary A. Kelanic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748295
eISBN:
9781501749216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748295.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book seeks to explain why great powers adopt such different strategies to protect their oil access from politically motivated disruptions. In extreme cases, such as Imperial Japan in 1941, great ... More

The Building and Breaking of PeaceCorporate Activities in Civil War Prevention and Resolution

The Building and Breaking of Peace: Corporate Activities in Civil War Prevention and Resolution

Molly M. Melin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197579367
eISBN:
9780197579398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579367.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Security Studies

The Building and Breaking of Peace considers the role of corporate firms in building peaceful societies. Examining the corporate motives for peacebuilding and then the implications of these ... More

Bullets Not BallotsSuccess in Counterinsurgency Warfare

Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare

Jacqueline L. Hazelton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754784
eISBN:
9781501754807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754784.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book challenges the claim that winning “hearts and minds” is critical to successful counterinsurgency campaigns. Good governance, this conventional wisdom holds, gains the besieged government ... More

Cognitive Bias in Intelligence AnalysisTesting the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Cognitive Bias in Intelligence Analysis: Testing the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Martha Whitesmith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466349
eISBN:
9781474491112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Belief, Bias and Intelligence outlines an approach for reducing the risk of cognitive biases impacting intelligence analysis that draws from experimental research in the social sciences. It critiques ... 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

Constructing Allied CooperationDiplomacy, Payments, and Power in Multilateral Military Coalitions

Constructing Allied Cooperation: Diplomacy, Payments, and Power in Multilateral Military Coalitions

Marina E Henke

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739699
eISBN:
9781501739705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739699.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do states overcome problems of collective action in the face of human atrocities, terrorism and the threat of weapons of mass destruction? How does international burden-sharing in this context ... 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

Cult of the IrrelevantThe Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security

Michael Desch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691181219
eISBN:
9780691184906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

To mobilize America's intellectual resources to meet the security challenges of the post-9/11 world, US Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates observed that “we must again embrace eggheads and ideas.” ... 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

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