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Binnendijk, Hans

Works: 119 works in 354 publications in 1 language and 16,253 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: UA23, 327.2
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Most widely held works by Hans Binnendijk
Seeing the elephant : the U.S. role in global security by Hans Binnendijk( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the current state of the global security system, and where is it headed? What challenges and opportunities do we face, and what dangers are emerging? How will various regions of the world be affected? How can the United States best act to help shape the future while protecting its security, interests, and values? How can the United States deal with the threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction? An intellectual history of U.S. national security thinking since the end of the fall of the Soviet Union, Seeing the Elephant is an attempt to see the evolving international security system and America's role in it through the eyes of more than fifty perceptive authors who have analyzed key aspects of the unfolding post-Cold War drama. Its premise is that, like the blind men in the Buddhist fable who each feels a different part of an elephant, these authors and their assessments, taken together, can give us a better view of where the world is headed
Friends, foes, and future directions : U.S. partnerships in a turbulent world by Hans Binnendijk( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... RAND experts explore the elements of a national strategy for the conduct of U.S. foreign and security policy in this administration and the next. The report evaluates three broad strategies for dealing with U.S. partners and adversaries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in a time of diminishing defense budgets and an American public preference for a domestic focus. The three strategies are to be more assertive, to be more collaborative, or to retrench from international commitments. All three of these alternative approaches are constrained and a balance will need to be struck among them -- that balance may differ from region to region."
Blinders, blunders, and wars : what America and China can learn by David C Gompert( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon{u2019}s invasion of Russia to America{u2019}s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models, or simplified representations of their worlds, that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and four examples of decisions that turned out well, and then applies those lessons to the current Sino-American case. Leaders{u2019} egos, intuitions, unwarranted self-confidence, and aversion to information that contradicted their views prevented them from correcting their models. Yet advisors and bureaucracies can be inadequate safeguards and can, out of fawning or fear, reinforce leaders{u2019} flawed thinking. War between China and the United States is more likely to occur by blunder than from rational premeditation. Yet flawed Chinese and American cognitive models of one another are creating strategic distrust, which could increase the danger of misjudgment by either or both, the likelihood of crises, and the possibility of war. Although these American and Chinese leaders have unprecedented access to information, there is no guarantee they will use it well when faced with choices concerning war and peace. They can learn from Blinders, Blunders, and Wars. As a general remedy, the authors recommend the establishment of a government body providing independent analysis and advice on war-and-peace decisions by critiquing information use, assumptions, assessments, reasoning, options, and plans. For the Sino-U.S. case, they offer a set of measures to bring the models each has of the other into line with objective reality
The power to coerce : countering adversaries without going to war by David C Gompert( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface -- Figure and Tables -- Summary -- The Power to Coerce: Countering Adversaries Without Going to War: Declining Utility of Military Force and Increasing Importance of Nonmilitary Power -- The Power to Coerce -- Forms and Uses of American Coercive Power -- Economic Sanctions -- Arms and Technology Embargoes -- Exploitation of Energy Supplies -- Maritime Intercept -- Support for Adversaries' Opponents -- Offensive Cyber Operations -- Assessment of Options -- Communications -- Findings and Recommendations -- Abbreviations -- References
National negotiating styles( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritarian regimes in transition by Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs (U.S.)( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming America's military( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military transformation is the act of creating and harnessing a revolution in military affairs. It requires developing new technologies, operational concepts, and organizational structures to conduct war in dramatically new ways. The United States is undertaking such a transformation to tackle its 21st century missions. A properly transformed military can develop significant advantages over a potential enemy. But the process also introduces risks that, if not properly managed, could dangerously undermine military capability. This book, therefore, sets out the arguments for a purposeful and measured transformation that relies on sound experimentation as the basis for change, rather than the riskier strategy, proposed by some, of skipping a generation of technology. We argue that change must tie all of the services together in joint transformation efforts. Similarly, we must not neglect our coalition partners. A successful transformation will be one that has been conceived broadly to include homeland defense, space, cyberspace, and, though they may seem mundane, crucial reforms in weapons procurement and logistics. Part I of this book explores the foundations of today's military transformation: new missions, new technologies, and new operational concepts. Part II assesses the progress that is being made in this effort by each of America's military services. Part III analyzes the coordination and integration of these separate service efforts, while noting the capabilities gap being created with our allies. Part IV reviews broader aspects of military transformation, particularly those arising after the September 11 attacks
Transforming for stabilization and reconstruction operations( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq were characterized by the rapid defeat of enemy military forces, by relatively small deployments of American forces, and by a very limited destruction of the critical civilian infrastructure. This success can be credited in large part to the ongoing transformation of the U.S. military evident in its effective use of information superiority, precision strike, and rapid maneuver on the battlefield. The Armed Forces were not nearly as well prepared to respond promptly to the lawlessness, destruction of the civilian infrastructure, and attacks on coalition forces that followed hard on the defeat of the Iraqi military. This has set back plans to restore essential services and to pass the reins to a representative Iraqi government. Moreover, the failure to establish security concurrently with the defeat of the Iraqi military may well have emboldened those who oppose the United States, United Kingdom, and even United Nations presence. It is precisely the success of the U.S. military in transforming its forces to execute rapid decisive operations that makes it imperative to transform how it prepares for and executes stabilization and reconstruction (S & R) operations. The very rapid defeat of the enemy military means the United States must be ready to field the resources needed to secure stability and begin the reconstruction process promptly-ideally concurrently-with the end of major combat. This can only be done if planning for the stabilization and reconstruction operations is integrated into planning for the conflict from the beginning and if the right skills are in theater to begin operations concurrently with the surrender or collapse of the enemy military
Information assurance : trends in vulnerabilities, threats, and technologies( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the missions of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at National Defense University is to study the transformation of America's military and to explore the consequences of the information revolution. To further this mission, National Defense University, in collaboration with The Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise of the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, brought together leaders in the fields of military and commercial technology. The purpose of the meeting was to gain insight into the risks and vulnerabilities inherent in the use of information technology on the battlefield and in military systems. This volume presents the results of that workshop. This volume examines threats and vulnerabilities in the following four areas: (1) physical attacks on critical information nodes; (2) electromagnetic attacks against ground, airborne, or space-based information assets; (3) cyber attacks against information systems; and (4) attacks and system failures made possible by the increased level of complexity inherent in the multiplicity of advanced systems. Chapters are as follows: "Trends in Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Technologies," by Jacques S. Gansler and William Lucyshyn; "Physical Vulnerabilities of Critical Information Systems," by Robert H. Anderson; "Physical Vulnerabilities Exposed at the National Training Center," by Colonel John D. Rosenberger; "Dealing with Physical Vulnerabilities," by Bruce W. MacDonald; "Vulnerabilities to Electromagnetic Attack of Defense Information Systems," by John M. Borky; "Vulnerabilities to Electromagnetic Attack of the Civil Infrastructure," by Donald C. Latham; "Trends in Cyber Vulnerabilities, Threats, and Countermeasures," by Michael A. Vatis; "Enhancing Cyber Security for the Warfighter," by Sean R. Finnegan; "Complexity of Network Centric Warfare," by Stanley B. Alterman; and "Difficulties with Network Centric Warfare," by Charles Perrow
Strategic defense in the 21st century by United States( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilian surge : key to complex operations( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the national need for assistance and quick response to military personnel from civilian resources for stabilization and reconstruction operations. Concludes with the efforts to build a civilian response capacity for complex operations are incomplete and require further attention
Strategic assessment 1996 : instruments of U.S. power( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic trends in China( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needed--a NATO stabilization and reconstruction force by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive approach initiative : future options for NATO by Friis Arne Petersen( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience has shown that conflict resolution requires the application of all elements of national and international power -- political, diplomatic, economic, financial, informational, social, and commercial, as well as military. To resolve conflicts or crises, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should adopt a Comprehensive Approach that would enable the collaborative engagement of all requisite civil and military elements of international power to end hostilities, restore order, commence reconstruction, and begin to address a conflict's root causes. NATO can provide the military element for a comprehensive approach. Many other national, international, and nongovernmental actors can provide the civilian elements. In May 2007, the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at the National Defense University held an informal workshop of experts from across the Alliance to explore options for creating an international comprehensive approach to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. This paper is the product of that workshop and subsequent collaborations. It endeavors to describe the major requirements for conflict resolution, what NATO has learned from its post Cold War experiences to date in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, and how a more effective program of international civil and military engagement can be put in place. Much work remains to be done to flesh out the initiative, but already it is clear that military efforts in the field must be complemented throughout any operation by non-military means that bring to bear the expert civil competencies of other actors, both national and international
A new military framework for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming the reserve component : four essays by Hans Binnendijk( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains four essays on various aspects of the Reserve Component. We publish it at a time when Reserves are serving overseas at historically high rates and when new missions like homeland security demand their attention. In these essays, the authors explore ways in which the Reserve Component might be transformed to face these challenges. The first essay calls for a fundamental restructuring of the Reserve Component in light of the largest mobilization since the Korean War, which has been fraught with problems in terms of combat readiness as well as pay, morale, and retention. Hans Binnendijk and Gina Cordero argue that a high-level national commission may be needed to design and gain support for that restructuring. In the second essay, Stephen M. Duncan calls for a complete re-thinking of U.S. security requirements and the related force structure, with an emphasis on the homeland security mission. In the new security environment, the American homeland needs to be considered as part of the battlespace. Duncan explores which conventional and homeland security missions should be assigned to Active Force Units and which to Reservists. Raymond F. Bell, Jr. argues in the third essay that one of the challenges facing Army transformation is the lack of a shared culture between the Active and Reserve Components. Bell examines how these separate cultures have negatively affected the Army's effectiveness as an organization and offers recommendations that move towards cultural change. Civil Affairs units are a central element to stabilization and reconstruction operations that require an integrated military and civilian response. The final essay by Michael J. Baranick, Christopher Holshek, and Larry Wentz proposes several ways to improve the overall effectiveness of Civil Affairs units. Thanks are due to Neyla Arnas for editing the manuscripts
Transforming NATO : an NDU anthology( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since September 11, 2001, the National Defense University has undertaken a series of studies on the Transformation of NATO for 21st Century missions. These studies focused on needed military capabilities, political transformation, new operational requirements, new missions, and NATO science and technology. Some of these studies made recommendations that were adopted as NATO policy while other may be ahead of their time. Most were published by the National Defense University. The purpose of this volume is to collect these studies under one cover. We have resisted the temptation to rewrite or update each study. They are presented here as they were originally printed. We hope that in reprinting them here, they may initiate a renewed emphasis on transforming the alliance
Future directions for U.S. foreign policy : balancing status quo and reform by Richard L Kugler( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the United States be a status quo power in its foreign policy, or should it instead seek fundamental change and reform? This thorny issue is being increasingly debated today with an intent focus on the Greater Middle East. For years, the United States was seen as a status quo power in this region of the world, supporting non-democratic regimes in the name of preserving stability, security, and access to oil. Beginning in late 2001, however, the United States dramatically switched gears by becoming a revolutionary power in the Middle East, seeking regime change in Afghanistan and Iraq and promoting rapid democratization throughout the region. Although those two countries now have elected governments, democratization efforts in the Middle East have been less than effective thus far. Not only have elections intensified sectarian strife between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, they also have brought Hamas to power in Palestine, strengthened Hezbollah in Lebanon, and propelled a Holocaust-denier to power in Iran. Overall, the seeming result has been to make the Middle East more dangerous, to expose the limits on U.S. influence in the region, and to raise questions about the feasibility of establishing western-style democracy there. While the future is uncertain, this checkered record has reopened the issue of status quo vs. reform in ways that mandate constructive solutions not only in the Middle East, but elsewhere. This paper compares the foreign policy choices of four U.S. Presidents (Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush); discusses the seven key strategic challenges faced by the United States and its allies in their efforts to guide the future toward a positive outcome; and presents five foreign policy approaches available to the United States for handling these challenges with a satisfactory balance between preserving the status quo and seeking reforms
Dual-track transformation for NATO by Hans Binnendijk( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Binnadike, Hansi.

Binnadike, Hansi 1946-

Binnendijk, Hans

Binnendijk, Hans A.

빈네데이크, 한스 1946-

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