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U.S. Department of Defense Contract Spending and the Industrial Base, 2000-2013

by Jesse Ellman, Gregory Sanders & Rhys McCormick Center for Strategic & International Studies (October 16, 2014)

This report analyzes contracting for products, services, and research & development (R&D) by the Department of Defense (DoD) and its key components.


Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way: Order, Stability, and Predictability in the Post-Soviet Space

by Michael O. Slobodchikoff Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

This book examines Russia’s emergence after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its creation of a security architecture in the post-Soviet space. It explores how through building this security architecture,...


Quantitative Intelligence Analysis: Applied Analytic Models, Simulations, and Games

by Edward Waltz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

The text explains the model-based method of intelligence analysis that represents the analyst’s mental models of a subject as well as the analyst’s reasoning process. It includes dynamic simulations and...


The Dundurn Arctic Culture and Sovereignty Library: Pike's Portage/Death Wins in the Arctic/Arctic Naturalist/Arctic Obsession/Arctic Twilight/Arctic

by William R. Morrion, Michael Posluns, Bruce W. Hodgins & S.L. Osborne et al. Dundurn (May 07, 2014)

This special ten-book bundle presents the history and culture of the Canadian Arctic told compellingly from all possible angles, cultural, military, historical, and biographical. A one-stop guide to this fascinating...


Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific: Perspectives from China, India, and the United States

by Mohan Malik Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

In the twenty-first century, the Indo-Pacific has emerged as a crucial geostrategic region for trade, investment, energy supplies, cooperation, and competition. It presents complex maritime security challenges...


The Challenge of Nation-Building: Implementing Effective Innovation in the U.S. Army from World War II to the Iraq War

by Rebecca Patterson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

The Challenge of Nation-Building examines the conditions that have allowed or prevented the U.S. Army to innovate for nation-building effectively. By doing so, it shows how military leadership and civil-military...


The Indian Ocean Region: A Strategic Net Assessment

by Anthony H. Cordesman & Abdullah Toukan Center for Strategic & International Studies (September 11, 2014)

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is one of the most areas of the world in human terms. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the subregions and countries in the IOR, drawing heavily on a new country risk...


Symbolism in Terrorism: Motivation, Communication, and Behavior

by Jonathan Matusitz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

The symbolic character of terrorism is the focus of this textbook. A comprehensive analysis, it incorporates descriptions, definitions, case studies, and theories. This groundbreaking text encompasses all major...


While America Sleeps

by Donald Kagan & Frederick W. Kagan St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

In While England Slept Winston Churchill revealed in 1938 how the inadequacy of Britain's military forces to cope with worldwide responsibilities in a peaceful but tense era crippled its ability to deter or...


The Invisible Soldiers

by Ann Hagedorn Simon & Schuster (August 19, 2014)

The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading—and why we should be concerned.

Thirty years ago there...


America's Search for Security: The Triumph of Idealism and the Return of Realism

by Sean Kay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 22, 2014)

In America's Search for Security, Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America’s rise to power from the founding period through...


Military Soft Power: Public Diplomacy through Military Educational Exchanges

by Carol Atkinson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 26, 2014)

The military has long been associated with hard power, yet it is engaged in public diplomacy as it represents the U.S. abroad and facilitates the diffusion of ideas. Military Soft Power examines one such aspect...


Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

by John Shiffman Simon & Schuster (July 08, 2014)

A secret war. A daring sting operation. The great untold national security story of our time: “An impressive and important work…The book has the glamour of a spy novel and the gravity of a meticulously researched...


Shaping U.S. Military Forces for the Asia-Pacific: Lessons from Conflict Management in Past Great Power Eras

by Michael R. Kraig Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

Shaping U.S. Military Forces for the Asia-Pacific examines how U.S. Joint Forces should be used to face the threat of a rising China at a time when future crises and even wars are likely to be defined by relatively...


Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization

by John Robb Wiley (April 01, 2008)

"For my money, John Robb, a former Air Force officer and tech guru, is the futurists' futurist."

--"Slate"

The counterterrorism expert John Robb reveals how the same technology that has enabled globalization also...


Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives

by Brandon D. Lundy, Jesse J. Benjamin, Akanmu G. Adebayo & Paul Paterson et al. Lexington Books (April 04, 2014)

This book presents a variety of traditional conflict management approaches as well as several cases of successful and unsuccessful integrations of indigenous and Western strategies. As it explores these methods,...


The New Era in U.S. National Security: An Introduction to Emerging Threats and Challenges

by Jack A. Jarmon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

This core text for international security, strategy, war studies students is a timely and comprehensive study of the realities of national security in the United States today. Pulling together different areas,...


The Art of Intelligence: Simulations, Exercises, and Games

by William J. Lahneman & Rubén Arcos Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2014)

This is the first textbook to offer in one volume original simulations, exercises, and games designed by academics and intelligence professionals from several countries. These innovative methods are meant to...


Managing Conflicts in India: Policies of Coercion and Accommodation

by Bidisha Biswas Lexington Books (February 14, 2014)

In Managing Conflicts in India, Bidisha Biswas analyzes how democratic states choose between policies of coercion and accommodation by addressing the under-studied topic of India’s approach to internal conflicts....


Perspectives on Western Sahara: Myths, Nationalisms, and Geopolitics

by Anouar Boukhars & Jacques Roussellier Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2013)

This thorough, impartial survey brings together some of the best experts on the Sahara question to provide a broad-based analysis of the problem from a range of perspectives. Featuring new research, the chapters...


The Unrecognised Peril - Threats to Environmental Security

by S Utham Kumar Jamadhagni VIJ Books (India) Pty Ltd (February 05, 2014)

Acknowledging the importance of non traditional security in the wider debate, this book looks at one significant aspect namely, environmental security. The book discusses different issues of theoretical and...


Civil-Military Relationships in Developing Countries

by Glen Segell, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi, Mpho G. Molomo & Mary Jo Halder et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

Civil–Military Relationships in Developing Countries analyzes the crucial links between security, democratization, economic development, and state building institutions. With studies of fourteen countries...


Publius and Political Imagination

by Jason Frank Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

Jason Frank’s Publius and Political Imagination is the first volume of the Modernity and Political Thought series to take as its focus not a single author, but collaboration between political philosophers,...


No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security

by Thomas M. Nichols University of Pennsylvania Press (November 20, 2013)

In No Use, national security scholar Thomas M. Nichols examines the role of nuclear weapons and their prominence in U.S. security strategy, ultimately arguing that this belief in the utility of nuclear force...


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier Columbia University Press (October 21, 2008)

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


Conversations in Tehran

by Jean-Daniel Lafond & Fred A. Reed Talonbooks (October 01, 2013)

This book documents the fall of Mohammad Khatami’s reform movement through candid conversations with Iranian artists, journalists, and political activists.


U.S. National Security and Foreign Policymaking After 9/11: Present at the Re-creation

by Kent M. Bolton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2007)

U.S. National Security Policymaking: Present at the Re-Creation examines the external, societal, and governmental sources of change to U.S. national-security policymaking that were begun by 9/11, memorialized...


Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

by Joseph Cirincione Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can...


Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf: Framing U.S. Energy and Security Policies for the Gulf of Guinea

by James J. F. Forest & Matthew V. Sousa Lexington Books (March 07, 2006)

Oil and Terrorism in the New Gulf promises to inform a lively debate over the future of U.S. foreign policies toward Africa. This coherent, integrated debate will engage policymakers and the academic community...


Japan in a Dynamic Asia: Coping with the New Security Challenges

by Yoichiro Sato & Satu Limaye Lexington Books (May 25, 2006)

This collection takes a unique country-by-country approach to examine Japan's relations with individual Asian countries and sub-regions. As Japan's activism increases under the Koizumi administration, Japan...


Balancing Liberty and Security: An Ethical Study of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, 2001-2009

by Michelle Louise Atkin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2013)

Using the post 9/11 period as its backdrop, the book examines questions concerning the limits of government intrusion on protected Fourth Amendment rights. From the introduction of the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act and...


International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis

by Eric Shiraev, Richard Sobel & Robert Shapiro Lexington Books (December 17, 2002)

International Public Opinion and the Bosnia Crisis examines-through U.S., Canadian, and European case studies-how public reaction impacted democratic governments' response to the ethnic and religious conflict...


From Deterrence to Engagement: The U.S. Defense Commitment to South Korea

by Terence Roehrig Lexington Books (February 20, 2006)

From Deterrence to Engagement provides a comprehensive examination of the U.S.-South Korea defense relationship from 1945 to the present. Using deterrence theory as its framework, this work explores the evolving...


Planetary Politics: Human Rights, Terror, and Global Society

by Stephen Eric Bronner, Micheline Ishay, Carl Boggs & Drucilla Cornell et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 20, 2005)

Global society has been analyzed in any number of ways: books dealing with its economic and cultural implications flood the market. But Planetary Politics highlights something unique. It explores globalization...


Enemies Within

by Matt Apuzzo & Adam Goldman Atria Books (September 03, 2013)

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists take an unbridled look into one of the most sensitive post-9/11 national security investigations—a breathtaking race to stop a second devastating terrorist attack on...


Enhancing India-ASEAN Connectivity

by Ted Osius & Raja C. Mohan Center for Strategic & International Studies (June 28, 2013)

Twenty years ago, India launched its “Look East” policy. For most of those 20 years, Myanmar’s isolation, mistrust between India and its neighbors, and poor infrastructure connectivity hindered the development...


Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent Countries

by Sadika Hameed & Kathryn Mixon Center for Strategic & International Studies (July 03, 2013)

The CSIS Working Group on Private-Sector Development in Fragile, Conflict-Affected, and Violent States identifies tools available to the international business community and the U.S. government to assist these...


Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance

by Heidi Boghosian & Lewis Lapham City Lights Publishers (July 22, 2013)

Spying on US citizens is rising as corporations make big bucks selling info about our private lives to the government.


Trade and Tribulations: An Evaluation of Trade Barriers to the Adoption of Genetically Modified Crops in the East African Community

by John Komen & David Wafula Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 03, 2013)

Agricultural biotechnology holds great promise in contributing to Africa’s socioeconomic development. This is confirmed by a growing body of literature analyzing the positive economic effects at the farm level,...


Restoring U.S. Leadership in Nuclear Energy: A National Security Imperative

by The Csis Commission on Nuclear Energy Policy in the United States Center for Strategic & International Studies (July 03, 2013)

America’s nuclear energy industry is in decline. Low natural gas prices, financing hurdles, failure to find a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste, reactions to the Fukushima accident in Japan,...


U.S.-India Homeland Security Cooperation: Building a Lasting Partnership Via Transportation Sector Security

by Rick "Ozzie" Nelson, Brianna Fitch & Melissa Hersh Center for Strategic & International Studies (June 24, 2013)

India’s growing strategic importance, coupled with the gaps in its homeland security enterprise, provides an opportunity to extend its partnership with the United States and become a key partner in ensuring...


A Biological Threat Prevention Strategy: Complicating Adversary Acquisition and Misuse of Biological Agents

by Carol Kuntz, Reynolds Salerno & Eli Jacobs Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 15, 2013)

A contradiction sits at the core of U.S. biological threat prevention policy. Despite the U.S. government accepting the scientific and industrial costs of a domestic biosecurity system, it has not committed...


Commandos: The Making Of America's Secrets

by Douglas Waller Simon & Schuster (July 09, 2013)

A precursor to American Sniper or Seal Team Six, The Commandos is a heart-pounding look at what it takes to fight alongside the very best of America’s armed forces.

In The Commandos, veteran Pentagon correspondent...


The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition: Security and the Afghan National Security Forces

by Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold & Ashley Hess Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 28, 2013)

After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will...


The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition: Afghan Economics and Outside Aid

by Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold & Ashley Hess Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 28, 2013)

After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will...


The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transition: The Challenges of Leadership and Governance

by Anthony H. Cordesman, Bryan Gold & Ashley Hess Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 28, 2013)

After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will...


Beyond the Last War: Balancing Ground Forces and Future Challenges Risk in Uscentcom and Uspacom

by Nathan Freier, Stephanie Sanok & Jacquelyn Guy Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 20, 2013)

This study endeavors to identify ground force options that are most important to the security of core U.S. interests in two key regions of the world: the Middle East and South Asia; and the Asia Pacific. It...


Forging a Consensus for a Sustainable U.S. Nuclear Posture

by Clark A. Murdock, Stephanie Spies & John Warden Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 20, 2013)

This report was produced by the CSIS Nuclear Consensus Working Group (NCWG) to assist the Obama administration in forging, during its second term, an enduring consensus about the U.S. nuclear posture.


Japan's Global Health Policy: Developing a Comprehensive Approach in a Period of Economic Stress

by Haruko Sugiyama, Ayaka Yamaguchi, Hiromi Murakami & Katherine E. Bliss Center for Strategic & International Studies (May 20, 2013)

Recent years have seen a considerable shift in the sources of financial assistance for global health activities. With the private sector as well as emerging economies joining the more developed nations as major...


Making War to Keep Peace

by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

With the powerful words that marked her long and distinguished career, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick explores where America has gone wrong—and raises lingering questions about what perils tomorrow might hold. In Making...