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Schmitt, Gary James 1952-

Works: 41 works in 115 publications in 3 languages and 4,786 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Treaties 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Gary James Schmitt
Silent warfare : understanding the world of intelligence by Abram N Shulsky( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on intelligence, with an analysis that exposes the flaws in the conventional wisdom of today's intelligence community
Safety, liberty, and Islamist terrorism : American and European approaches to domestic counterterrorism by Gary J Schmitt( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism is a rare thing: a genuinely enlightening and helpful book on counterterrorism. Through a careful comparative examination of the counterterrorism practices of four European constitutional democracies (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Spain), it explodes the myth that U.S. counterterrorism practices are unduly aggressive or violative of global due process norms. This outstanding volume will be invaluable to counterterrorism policymakers and comparativist scholars around the world."Jack Goldsmith, professor, Harvard Law School, and author of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration" ""This is an illuminating and invaluable study, well-researched and well-written. The comparisons between American and European counterterrorism methods will surprise many. And, in the end, the study offers reason for optimism. The systemon both sides of the Atlantichas worked pretty well, protecting our rights as well as our security."Robert Kagan, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and author of Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order" ""Subtly argued, consistently judicious, and fascinating both in its details and in the broader comparison it draws between Europe and our own situation, this is an indispensable volume for anyone seeking to understand the varying responses of open societies to the hidden dangers in their midst."Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior fellow, Hudson Institute, and author of Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law" ""Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism: American and European Approaches to Domestic Counterterrorism is the most thorough and useful comparative study of European and American counterterrorism regimes I have read. It offers not merely an excellent overview of the similarities and differences between contemporary Western counterterrorism approaches but a careful account of the political development of those approaches and a savvy understanding of their attractions and vulnerabilities. Those inclined to criticize European governments as uniformly soft on terrorism will find it surprising, as will those inclined to admire Europe's law enforcement£oriented terrorism regimes. This is a book that will complicate even the most sophisticated understanding of the transatlantic divide over terrorism."Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, and author of Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror" "The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, produced a revolution in domestic security in the United States. The Bush administration responded quickly by aggressively enforcing existing laws, sponsoring new legislation, overhauling domestic intelligence, and employing the president's executive power in ways that drew criticism from civil libertarians on both the Left and Right. Many hoped that the succeeding administration would adopt a more "European" approach to domestic securityan approach typically understood to be more compatible with the rule of law and friendlier to civil liberties." "But Europe has suffered major terrorist attacks as well--in Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005and terrorist plots continue to plague America's European allies. Has this shared experience engendered a common approach to domestic security, or, as many believe, is there a transatlantic divide in counterterrorism strategy? In Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism: American and European Approaches to Domestic Counterterrorism, Gary J. Schmitt leads a group of security and intelligence experts in analyzing the domestic counterterrorism regimes of the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, and the United States. The authors' in-depth analysis provides a unique window into the similarities and differences among the counterterrorism efforts of these major democracies and explores the possibilities (and limitations) of applying one country's lessons to another." "Safety, Liberty, and Islamist Terrorism concludes with a broad assessment of the changes made to U.S. counterterrorism strategy since 9/11 in comparison with current European laws, institutions, and practices, and with policies instituted during past American domestic security crises. The analysis uncovers evidence of a shared strategic imperative: preemption. For the United States, preemption occurs both at home and on battlefields abroad, while for Europe, preemption is primarily a domestic affair, often resulting in laws that allow more aggressive policing of terrorist activity than occurs in the United States. The comparison also yields insights about how the transatlantic community has balanced the need to address the Jihadist threat with maintaining civic order at home." "Although no country has a perfect record, Schmitt contends that changes made to domestic security policy in response to the terrorist threat have not undermined the United States and Europe's shared commitment to democracy and liberty. "Certainly, tradeoffs have been made between individual liberties and domestic security," Schmitt writes. "But if we take the broad view, we are struck by how minimal those intrusions on our liberties have been, given the threat we face.""--Jacket
Is Congress broken? : the virtues and defects of partisanship and gridlock by Jr. William F Connelly( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Making Congress Work, Again, Within the Constitutional System Congress for many years has ranked low in public esteem-joining journalists, bankers, and union leaders at the bottom of polls. And in recent years there's been good reason for the public disregard, with the rise of hyper-partisanship and the increasing inability of Congress to carry out its required duties, such as passing spending bills on time and conducting responsible oversight of the executive branch. Congress seems so dysfunctional that many observers have all but thrown up their hands in despair, suggesting that an apparently broken U.S. political system might need to be replaced. Now, some of the country's foremost experts on Congress are reminding us that tough hyper-partisan conflict always has been a hallmark of the constitutional system. Going back to the nation's early decades, Congress has experienced periods of division and turmoil. But even in those periods Congress has been able to engage in serious deliberation, prevent ill-considered proposals from becoming law-and, over time, help develop a deeper, more lasting national consensus. The ten chapters in this volume focus on how Congress in the twenty-first century can once again fulfill its proper functions of representation, deliberation, legislation, and oversight. The authors offer a series of practical reforms that would maintain, rather than replace, the constitutional separation of powers that has served the nation well for more than 200 years"--
U.S. intelligence at the crossroads : agendas for reform( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Intelligence at the Crossroads presents fresh, divergent perspectives on topics ranging from the very purpose of intelligence to pressing policy concerns about weapons proliferation, economic espionage, and threats posed by nonstate actors such as criminal and terrorist organizations. Contributors include high-ranking officials from the CIA, FBI, and the departments of State and Defense, as well as leading academic specialists such as Joseph Nye, Abram Shulsky, and James Q. Wilson
A hard look at hard power : assessing the defense capabilities of key U.S. allies and security partners( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since World War II, a key element of America's grand strategy has been its worldwide network of strategic allies and partners. The network has provided the United States an invaluable global presence, enhanced deterrence against adversaries and, when called upon, provided men and materiel to help fight wars. However, following the end of the Cold War, less attention has been paid to America's allies, especially their 'hard power' capabilities, despite the United States and its allies going to war more frequently than before. This volume addresses that gap, providing a holistic account of allied hard power and, in turn, the ability -- and, indirectly, the willingness -- of those same partners to use force independently or in concert with the United States and other allies"--Publisher's web site
The rise of China : essays on the future competition by Gary James Schmitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the United States is rightly preoccupied with the threat of Islamist terrorism and the two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a wide consensus among American strategic thinkers that America's greatest challenge over the next decades will be the rise of China. With its expanding economy and formidable military growth, China is positioning itself to challenge the United States as the greatest international power on the world stage. The Rise of China is a collection of essays about the nature of that threat and what the U.S. and its allies might do in the areas of foreign and de
The imperial presidency and the Constitution( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Time and again, in recent years, the charge has been made that sitting presidents have behaved 'imperially,' employing authorities that break the bounds of law and the Constitution. It is now an epithet used to describe presidencies of both parties. The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution examines this critical issue from a variety of perspectives: analyzing the president's role in the administrative state, as commander-in-chief, as occupant of the modern 'Bully Pulpit,' and, in separate essays, addressing recent presidents' relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court. The volume also deepens the discussion by taking a look back at Abraham Lincoln's expansive use of executive power during the Civil War where the tension between law and necessity were at their most extreme, calling into question the 'rule of law' itself. The volume concludes with an examination of how the Constitution's provision of both 'powers and duties' for the president can provide a road map for assessing the propriety of executive behavior"--Back cover
Of men and materiel : the crisis in military resources( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise of the revisionists : Russia, China, and Iran( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise of the Revisionists: Russia, China, and Iran examines the ambitions of the three rising powers in essays by Frederick Kagan, Dan Blumenthal, and Reuel Marc Gerecht. An introduction by volume editor Gary Schmitt and a concluding essay by Walter Russell Mead place the challenges facing the US in a broader strategic and historical framework
The professions and civic life( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trendsetting charter schools : raising the bar for civic education( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents six different charter schools that explicitly embrace a compelling civic mission and that foster an excellent academic environment. This volume makes the case that the rediscovery of the civic mission of schooling is not at odds with the broader education reform movement. These charter schools all have widely different approaches to teaching and fostering civic-mindedness, but each charter system links good behavior, character formation, and the practical aspects of citizenship with classroom performance
Rebuilding America's defenses : strategy, forces and resources for a new century by Thomas Donnelly( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard look at soft power in East Asia by Gary J Schmitt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike the term "smart power," "soft power" is a useful concept for policymakers to retain in their statecraft toolkits. For various reasons, however, soft power employment by Japan, China, and the United States has been less useful than hoped. Improving receptivity to American soft power in East Asia will require renewed diplomatic, military, and trade efforts
Italian hard power : ambitions and fiscal realities by Gary J Schmitt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2011, Italy had the eighth-largest gross domestic product in the world. Yet, when it comes to converting Italy's assets into military hard power, the country falls short of the standard set by countries of similar size. While Italy has been an active participant in a number of UN- and NATO-sanctioned international operations, it has never increased its defense spending to the level required to create an all-professional, fully equipped force on par with allied states such as the United Kingdom and France. Compounding this problem is Italy's current fiscal crisis, which has led to significant reductions in investment and operations accounts. With no sign of budget increases for the Italian military in sight, the defense ministry is now calling for a leaner, more modernized Italian military and the procurement of fewer, albeit newer, military platforms
The future of U.S. intelligence : report prepared for the Working Group on Intelligence Reform by Abram N Shulsky( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu sheng de zhan zheng : ren shi qing bao shi jie : di 3 ban by Abram N Shulsky( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Chinese and Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thoroughly updated revision of the first comprehensive overview of intelligence designed for both the student and the general reader, Silent Warfare is an insider's guide to a shadowy, often misunderstood world. Leading intelligence scholars Abram N. Shulsky and Gary J. Schmitt clearly explain such topics as the principles of collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action, and their interrelationship with policymakers and democratic values. This new edition takes account of the expanding literature in the field of intelligence and deals with the consequences for intelligence of
Zhongguo de jue qi : Meiguo wei lai de jing zheng yu tiao zhan = Rise of China : essays on the future competition( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executive agreements and separation of powers : military agreements from 1946 to 1976 by Gary James Schmitt( )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu sheng de zhan zheng : ren shi qing bao shi jie by Shuersiji( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson and executive power : revisionism and the "Revolution of 1800" by Gary James Schmitt( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Silent warfare : understanding the world of intelligence
Safety, liberty, and Islamist terrorism : American and European approaches to domestic counterterrorismThe rise of China : essays on the future competitionThe imperial presidency and the ConstitutionOf men and materiel : the crisis in military resources
Alternative Names
Gary Schmitt American department of defence official

Schmitt, G. J.

Schmitt, Gary.

Schmitt, Gary J.

Schmitt, Gary J. 1952-

슈미트, 개리 제임스 1952-