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Lewis, William H. 1928-

Works: 69 works in 211 publications in 8 languages and 7,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E183.8.I55, 327.73055
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William H Lewis
Debacle, the American failure in Iran by Michael Arthur Ledeen( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USA's rolle i Iran med særlig vægt på tiden omkring den islamiske revolution
Arms across the sea by Philip J Farley( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam in Africa by James Kritzeck( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French-speaking Africa; the search for identity by William H Lewis( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapons of mass destruction : new perspectives on counterproliferation( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States has achieved a great deal of success in the post-Cold War era. Our forces are more capable and better equipped than those of any conceivable adversary. The quality of our troops is good and morale in the armed forces is high. Analysts do point out that we might have problems in executing a strategy of fighting nearly simultaneously two major regional contingencies. But these problems lend themselves to straightforward analysis, and the solutions are straightforward if challenging in an era of tight defense budgets. In the immediate future, there does not seem to be a threat to our interests from a nation that we cannot handle militarily. Yet, a handful of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons in the hands of the wrong country, can change this situation overnight. The use of a few of these weapons, or even the threat of their use, changes the context in which our national command authority makes decisions about the terms under which we go to war or whether we go to war at all
Military implications of United Nations peacekeeping operations by National Defense University( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The actions by the United Nations Security Council in the matter of Iraq's attempt to annex Kuwait have lead some observers to conclude that the United Nations is now well positioned to play a consequential role in the maintenance of international order. The coalition formed to meet Iraq's aggression included thirty-seven member states from five continents. This successful action represented a significant precedent for future preventive diplomacy and collective security actions by the world body. As one senior Canadian official somewhat exuberantly observed, a powerful message has been sent: 'the United Nations, can as it was intended, safeguard world order and security.'
Peacekeeping : the way ahead? : report of a special conference( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period since the end of the Cold War has witnessed a dramatic growth in the number of multilateral military operations, most loosely linked with the generic term 'peacekeeping.' The overwhelming majority of these operations have taken place under the auspices of the United Nations. They are a reflection of the rebirth of tribal nationalism, spreading religious xenophobia, and the threatened impoverishment and disintegration of Third World nation- states that have slipped their colonial moorings since World War II. As a result, we are witnessing new challenges to the United States, to the regional organizations in which we share membership, and to the United Nations system. This study effort will concentrate on the changing nature of peace operations, their likely impact on the U.S. military, and ways to improve and enhance the capabilities of various organizations to successfully complete future peace operations. The terms of reference will include the changing international security environment, the strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations and NATO in coping with existing security issues, and possible remedial actions. Policy proposals and recommendations include: a need to develop military doctrine that provides operational guidance for the broad range of activities that fall under the term 'peace operations', the urgent requirement for development of various types of unified command and control arrangements to meet future contingency operations; and the desirability of including civilian components in early stages of operational planning
Riding the tiger : the Middle East challenge after the Cold War( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searching for partners : regional organizations and peace operations by William H Lewis( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeed, peacekeeping emerged in the post-Cold War period as the "most prominent U.N. activity." The organization was freed of the shackles placed upon it by superpower rivalry that heretofore had rendered U.N. machinery inoperative in coping with local crises and was suddenly becoming "the center of international efforts to deal with unresolved problems of the past decades as well as the array of present and future issues." Between 1988 and 1993, more than a dozen new peacekeeping operations were launched, involving more than 70,000 military and civilian personnel for field operations, at an annual cost to the United Nations in excess of $3 billion Why this sudden explosion of U.N. peacekeeping activity? Relaxation of Cold War restraints was partially responsible, but it coincided with a sea change in attitudes toward the nation-state. "The norms governing intervention have evolved," as Barry B Blechman put it. Governments have come under increasing scrutiny and criticism for failure to adhere to a growing body of international standards in areas formerly considered purely internal matters, for instance, human rights and political freedom
Emerging Africa by William H Lewis( Book )

7 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New forces in Africa by William H Lewis( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triage for failing states by Edward Marks( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The period since the end of the Cold War has witnessed dramatic growth in the number of local wars, anarchic situations resulting from the collapse of governing institutions, and natural disasters requiring humanitarian assistance. The majority of international efforts to deal with these crises have been linked with the United Nations operations tied generically to 'peacekeeping'. Bipolarity has given way to multipolarity; today, intrastate conflicts threaten international order and stability much as interstate wars have done in this century. While debate in the academic community and official precincts in Washington has tended to focus on the purely military aspects of international peacekeeping in the post-Cold War era, United Nations involvement in crisis resolution has developed through the humanitarian entry point. Numerous issues have arisen in the peacekeeping-humanitarian assistance realm. Most notable have been: (a) whether humanitarian assistance represents a form of intervention in violation of Article 2(7) of the United Nations Charter relating to interference in the domestic affairs of sovereign member states; (b) the extent to which such intervention is justified when governments brutalize their populations or cannot provide minimal services to their citizens; (c) how to reorganize and draw together the diverse and divergent United Nations agencies concerned with peace support and humanitarian assistance operations: and (d) which elements should be responsible for overall coordination and direction of the two activities
The prevention of nuclear war : a United States approach by William H Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic radicalism in North Africa : force works, for now by William H Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamists in the Arab states of North Africa are having little success in gaining political power. This is due to repressive security measures and popular despair over the violence on both sides, especially in Algeria and Egypt. Islamists in Algeria lost the presidential election held in November 1995, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt bowed to government tactics of arrests and a ban on political activity in elections held last fall. The governments of Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco have probably reached a plateau in their use of intimidation tactics against Islamist critics. They seem to lack the imagination or will to try new, less dire strategies for dealing with opponents. As long as coercion seems to work, they will have little incentive to reform. As the more violent Islamic radical movements lose momentum, the risk increases that they will carry their struggle abroad. Over the past year, Egyptian diplomats in Europe and South Asia have been the targets of terrorist attacks, and Algerian extremists have been responsible for terrorism in France
Peacekeeping : United Nations role sharing by William H Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efforts of the United States, Canada and others to strengthen the UN's competence to manage complex peace operations have borne fruit. The UN peacekeeping infrastructure has been strengthened through reorganization and the addition of highly qualified personnel. The Secretariat has enhanced its management capabilities. However, proliferating conflict situations, financial stringencies, the reluctance of some UN members, and competing interests within the UN impede reform. Despite improved oversight capacities, the Security Council has indicated that it intends to be cautious in authorizing new peacekeeping operations, especially when cease-fire agreements by disputants are absent. As a result, major UN peace operations are less likely in the foreseeable future. UN Secretariat emphasis will be closer coordination between itself and humanitarian assistance agencies assisting war-ravaged nation-states, as well as shoring up ties with regional groups who assume increased peacekeeping roles
Peace operations, is a standing force needed? by William H Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algeria at the brink by William H Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for Algeria's political and cultural future continues unabated, despite occasional attempts at dialogue by the Algerian government and the FIS leadership. For a brief period in 1994, the President, General Lamine Zeroual, appeared to signal a desire to enter into serious discussions with the two FIS leaders Madani and Belhadj who were transferred from prison to house arrest. The effort failed for several reasons: the senior military leadership was unwilling to make major concessions to jump-start talks; the Zeroual initiative was ill-received by the majority of Algerian political parties and labor organizations; the FIS leadership, for its part, suspected the Zeroual approach was a deception intended to allow the security services time to prepare for a major campaign to eradicate the Islamic opposition
The European Union-Maghrebian dialogues : echoes of disappointments past by William H Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhancing international civilian police in peace operations by William H Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imtiṭāʼ al-namir : taḥaddī al-Sharq al-Awsaṭ baʻda al-Ḥarb al-Bāridah( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Arabic and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Riding the tiger : the Middle East challenge after the Cold War
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Lewis, William

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Lewis, William H.

Lewis, William H. 1928-

Lewis, William Hubert 1928-

وليم لويس، 1928-

Riding the tiger : the Middle East challenge after the Cold WarThe European Union-Maghrebian dialogues : echoes of disappointments past