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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies

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Works: 567 works in 1,181 publications in 1 language and 91,340 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Military history  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Publisher
Classifications: JZ1469, 355.033573
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Most widely held works by National Defense University
Strategic challenges America's global security agenda by Stephen J Flanagan ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experts analyze seven key security challenges
Joint force quarterly JFQ ( )
in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
". . . to make clear that all acts of terrorism are illegitimate so that terrorism will be viewed in the same light as slavery, piracy, or genocide: behavior that no respectable government can condone or support and all must oppose." ... National Security Strategy of the United States, 2002. It did not take long after 9/11 for the American government and public to realize that a critical obstacle to combating terrorism effectively was the surprising willingness of people in many parts of the world to excuse or, worse yet, applaud terrorist acts, depending on the cause in whose name they were committed. Notwithstanding the enormity of the attacks on New York and Washington and the wave of sympathy for the United States expressed in most quarters in the immediate aftermath, simply reaching international agreement on the meaning of terrorism proved impossible once someone intoned the mantra that "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter." To overcome the attitudes that generated support for terrorism among key elements of the world's population, the Bush administration concluded that it would be necessary to build a global antiterrorism consensus. Working from the grassroots up, the United States would persuade people that the intentional use of violence against noncombatants for political ends was evil in itself regardless of the merits of the cause to which terrorism was used. The administration's recognition of the need to undertake such an effort found its most memorable public expression in the words quoted in the epigraph above
Toward a theory of spacepower : selected essays ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic security : neglected dimension of national security? ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Military implications of United Nations peacekeeping operations by National Defense University ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 478 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.'
The new great game in Muslim Central Asia by Mohammed E Ahrari ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dismantlement of the Soviet Union also brought about the liberation of six Central Asian Muslim republics-Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Although Azerbaijan is part of the Caucasus region, it is included in this study because: the independence of that country, like that of the Central Asian states, was brought about as a result of the dismantlement of the Soviet Union. Azerbaijan like its Central Asian counterparts is a Muslim state, and faces similar politico-economic problems. Azerbaijan's conflict with Armenia involving Nagorno-Karabkh reminds one of a number of conflicts in the Central Asian region. these include a seething ethnic conflict in Kazakhstan (involving the Khazaks and the Slavs), the ongoing civil war in Tajikistan along ethnic, national, and religious lines (since the Russian forces are also involved in this civil war), and the ethnic conflict in the Fargana valley that cuts across the borders of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Like the economies of its Central Asian neighbors, the Azeri economy was largely dependent on the economy of the former Soviet Union. Consequently, like its other neighbors. Azerbaijan is also busy establishing economic self-sufficiency, along with strengthening its religious political, linguistic, and ethnic identities
Central European civil-military relations and NATO expansion by Jeffrey Simon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partial contents include: NATO Expansion; Past as Prologue; Germany: One People, One State, One Army; Republic of Poland; Hungary; Czechoslovakia: From Unity to Federation and Divorce; The Czech Republic; Slovakia; and, Prologue as Future: What Central Europe Needs To Do
Arabism and Islam : stateless nations and nationless states by Christine Moss Helms ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the 1980s, Islamic activists in the Arab Middle East have challenged the definition of "legitimate authority" and provided the means and rationale for revolutionary change, hoping to pressure established governments to alter domestic and foreign policies. No nation-state has been immune. Fearful Arab nationalist leaders, unwilling or unable to abandon decades of ideological baggage, have begun a gradual, if erratic, process of melding the spirit and letter of Islamic precepts into existing national laws and political rhetoric. Whether it is adequate to the challenge, the state nevertheless bears the onus of accommodation, because Islam and Arabism will not soon disappear. They will assume new form and substance in the changing realities of the region. Dilemmas inherent to this century and the gauntlet delivered to hitherto unquestioned political caveats will continue to exacerbate the competition between Islam and Arabism, their quest for political platforms and supporters, and the credibility of all other claimants, including the state. Visions of the future, especially when they are sacred and apocalyptic, can never be entirely freed of historical, emotive baggage. Even if Islamic political activism and pan-Arabism diminish in their intensity, they will endure as subtle, formative forces in all aspects of life. Indigenous inhabitants are fully aware that these influences have profound resonance in their lives. At the same time, these forces act like invisible sentinels in the mind, standing ready to cast a long shadow as unconscious motivators of political behavior. Sections are as follows: Declaration of Crisis; Pluralism: Minorities in the Arab World; Stateless Nations and Nationless States: Twentieth Century Disunity; Search for Unity: An Arab Sunni Core; Arabs and Non-Arabs: The Myth of Equality; Fatal Wounds: Universal Islam Takes the Offensive; and The State: Visionary Futures
Mobilizing U.S. industry in World War II : myth and reality by Alan L Gropman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clausewitzian friction and future war by Barry D Watts ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mitterrand legacy and the future of French security policy by Ronald Tiersky ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Francois Mitterrand was the living link between France's Cold War and post-Cold War security policy. Generally speaking, Mitterrand's leadership in foreign and security policy was impressive. His masterful security policy performance during his first term (1981-1988) gave way to much criticized hesitations and uncertainties during the transition from Cold War to post-Cold War problems. Yet, overall, Mitterrand's legacies in foreign and security policy are a source of some confidence to President Chirac. There are two parts to the issue of evaluating Francois Mitterrand's legacy in French security policy. One is the heritage of 14 years of French policy. Not everything was Mitterrand's responsibility, and, given France's interests, much of what he did would have been done, better or worse, by any French president. The other is, what aspects of the legacy are particularly Mitterrand's work? Did Mitterrand's own views, for example, prolong certain policies that otherwise would likely have been changed? Will certain of his policies, controversial or inadequate, be rapidly changed after his departure from office? Are there notable Mitterrand policies likely to characterize French security policy for a long time? Chapter 1 provides background information on France and Post-Cold War European Security and Mitterrand's Legacy. Chapter 2, Concepts and Doctrine, addresses The New Nexus of Security and Integration; The Security Concern of Muslim Fundamentalism; The Crise des Fondements: Gaullism, National Interest, and European Security; and Bosnia, France, and European Security. Chapter 3, Some French Military Trends, looks at Force Development: The 1995-2000 Military Plan, Mitterrand's Nuclear Legacy, and The Nuclear Test Moratorium. Chapter 4, Institutional Developments, focuses on The Balladur Cohabitation Government, A French-British Defense Axis?, Developing the OSCE, and An Inter-African Peacekeeping Force? Chapter 5 discusses After Mitterrand. (42 refs.) 7
Energy and national security in the 21st century by Patrick Clawson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is broad consensus that the United States must maintain a military readiness to defend oil supplies if needed. The need for a military component to energy security is made more manifest by the concentration of oil resources in the politically volatile Persian Gulf. The market forces which the U.S. government is encouraging should make the United States and world economy more dependent of Persian Gulf oil, which is the cheapest source of energy available. That concentration of energy production in one area makes the world economy more vulnerable to supply disruptions, including by a dictator eager to create a temporary shortage that drives up prices or encourages others to turn a blind eye to his aggressive plans
Trouble in paradise? : Europe in the 21st century by Steven Philip Kramer ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partial contents include: (1) The Welfare State in Transition; Budgetary Costs; Deficit Spending and Indebtedness; Limits of Demilitarization; Taxation; Economic Growth; Unemployment; Winds of Privatization; End of Economic Solidarity; (2) Decline of Ideology; The Media and the Crisis of Representative Government; (3) The Decline of the Nation-State; (4) Growth Through Trade; Growth Through Technology; Growth Through Enlargement; Monetary Union; But is the Political Will there?
Reassessing the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran by Judith Share Yaphe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph reexamines the strategic implications for the United States in the event Iran moves ahead to acquire nuclear weapons capability. This study draws on expert workshops held in the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in January and February 2005, as well as meetings, interviews, and research conducted at NDU and elsewhere over the past several years. Chapters are as follows: "Iran's Perspective: National Rights and Nuclear Weapons," "Neighbors, Negotiators, and Nonproliferators," and "U.S. Policy Options." Appendixes include "Timeline of Iran's Path to Nuclear Weapons," "Iran's Nuclear Program: Status, Risks, and Prospects," and "Walking the Tightrope: Israeli Options in Response to Iranian Nuclear Developments."
Khomeini's incorporation of the Iranian military by Mark J Roberts ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blunting the sword : budget policy and the future of defense by Dennis S Ippolito ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partial Contents include: Why Defense Budgets Ar Unstable; Post Cold War Transition I: The Base Force; Post Cold War Transition II: The Clinton Program; The Shrinking Discretionary Spending Margin; Risk, Reversibility, and Defense Planning
NATO's future : beyond collective defense by Stanley R Sloan ( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iran--Soviet interests, US concerns by Ralph A Cossa ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defiant again indigenous peoples and Latin American security by Donna Lee Van Cott ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper explores the complex nexus of security issues that the governments of Latin America and the indigenous communities of the region face at the end of the 20th century. A better understanding of security issues from the perspective of indigenous communities should enable policymakers in the United States to estimate more accurately how U.S. policy plays a role in the aggravation or resolution of interethnic conflict in Latin America. Although the national contexts of indigenous-state relations differ markedly throughout the hemisphere, relevant issues of national security are strikingly similar-maintenance of international borders, eradication and interdiction of drugs, suppression of aimed insurgencies, and containment of rural unrest. National governments, state armed forces, and indigenous peoples, however, all have different conceptions of the meaning of 'national security.' Governments tend to view security in terms of sovereignty: protecting the integrity of international boundaries, containing social conflict manifested in rural violence or urban riots, monopolizing the means of legitimate force, protecting natural resources, and encouraging economic development. The Latin American military tends to view security as a mission to defend the nation from either external attack or internal subversion. Thus the relationship between the military and indigenous peoples varies, depending on the definition of the military's security mission, which may include wiping out internal subversion, maintaining public safety, or promoting economic development
 
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I.N.S.S. (National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies)
INSS
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INSS (Institute for National Strategic Studies)
INSS (National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies)
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Institute for National Strategic Studies (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)
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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University. Institute of National Strategic Studies
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