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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies

Works: 587 works in 1,409 publications in 1 language and 111,027 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other, isb
Classifications: U260, 355
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Most widely held works by National Defense University
Joint force quarterly : JFQ( )

in English and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published for officers of Armed Forces to promote understanding of the integrated employment of land, sea, air, space and special operations forces
Strategic forum( )

in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO enlargement : opinions and options by Jeffrey Simon( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Forum focuses on the following topics: The guidelines and paths of NATO enlargement; how enlargement has occurred historically, how enlargement might occur through the EU/WEU path, and finally through the Partnership for Peace (PFP) program. The implications of NATO enlargement from the perspectives of the WEU Associated Partners Poland, Romania, and Lithuania; and from the perspectives of Former Soviet Union (FSU) states Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Finally the various aspects of how the Alliance needs to change to accommodate new members; what political adjustments, military command alterations, and military infrastructure changes would be necessary
Central European civil-military relations and NATO expansion by Jeffrey Simon( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 477 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
The new great game in Muslim Central Asia by Mohammed E Ahrari( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 467 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
Mobilizing U.S. industry in World War II : myth and reality by Alan L Gropman( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include: Mobilization Activities Before Pearl Harbor Day; Education for Mobilization; Interwar Planning for Industrial Mobilization; Mobilizing for War: 1939 to 1941; The War Production Board; The Controlled Materials Pan; The Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion; U.S. Production in World War II; Balancing Military and Civilian Needs; Overcoming Raw Material Scarcities; Maritime Construction; and, People Mobilization: 'Rosie the Riveter.'
Khomeini's incorporation of the Iranian military by Mark J Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial contents include: History; Pre-Revolutionary Iran; The Shah's Departure; Purge of the Monarchists; Ideological Purge; and The Iran-Iraq War
Trouble in paradise? : Europe in the 21st century by Steven Philip Kramer( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 430 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?
Arabism and Islam : stateless nations and nationless states by Christine Moss Helms( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 427 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
The Mitterrand legacy and the future of French security policy by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 427 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
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 406 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
Iran--Soviet interests, US concerns by Ralph A Cossa( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 391 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 372 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
Military implications of United Nations peacekeeping operations by William H Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 323 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.'
Toward a theory of spacepower : selected essays( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic security : neglected dimension of national security? by National Defense University (U. S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clausewitzian friction and future war by Barry D Watts( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include: The Once and Future Problem of General Friction; Clausewitz's Development of the Unified Concept of a General Friction; Scharnhorst's Clarity About War As It Actually Is; Clausewitz's Mature Concept of General Friction; Friction Before, During, and After Desert Storm; The Intractability of Strategic Surprise; The Inaccessibility of Critical Information; Evolutionary Biology As A Source of Friction and Exemplar for Theory; 'Situation Awareness' in Air to Air Combat and Friction; Nonlinearity and A Modern Taxonomy of General Friction; and Implications for Future War, Its Theory, and Its Conduct
Reassessing the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran by Judith Share Yaphe( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 222 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."
Developing battlefield technologies in the 1990s( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Federal Initiatives to Transfer Technology to Private Industry; The Defense Acquisition Challenge: Fielding Affordable Weapons; Testing: The Bridge to Success for the New Science and Technology Strategy; Technology Timeliness from a Soldier's Perspective; and Defense Decision Making Under a Technology-Maximizing Acquisition Policy
What is information warfare? by Martin C Libicki( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay examines that line of thinking and indicates several fundamental flaws while arguing the following points: Information warfare, as a separate technique of waging war, does not exist. There are, instead, several distinct forms of information warfare, each laying claim to the larger concept. Seven forms of information warfare-conflicts that involve the protection, manipulation, degradation, and denial of information-can be distinguished: (1) command-and-control warfare (which strikes against the enemy's head and neck), (2) intelligence-based warfare (which consists of the design, protection, and denial of systems that seek sufficient knowledge to dominate the battlespace), (3) electronic warfare (radio-electronic or cryptographic techniques), (4) psychological warfare (in which information is used to change the minds of friends, neutrals, and foes), (5) "hacker" warfare (in which computer systems are attacked), (6) economic information warfare (blocking information or channeling it to pursue economic dominance), and (7) cyberwarfare (a grab bag of futuristic scenarios). All these forms are weakly related. The concept of information warfare has as much analytic coherence as the concept, for instance, of an information worker. The several forms range in maturity from the historic (that information technology influences but does not control) to the fantastic (which involves assumptions about societies and organizations that are not necessarily true). Although information systems are becoming important, it does not follow that attacks on information systems are therefore more worthwhile. On the contrary, as monolithic computer, communications, and media architectures give way to distributed systems, the returns from many forms of information warfare diminish. Information is not in and of itself a medium of warfare, except in certain narrow aspects (such as electronic jamming)
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"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus
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I.N.S.S. (National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies)


INSS (Institute for National Strategic Studies)

INSS (National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies)

Institute for National Strategic Studies

Institute for National Strategic Studies (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis)

Institute for National Strategic Studies - National Defense University.

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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies

National Defense University Institute of National Strategic Studies

National defense university Washington, D.C. Institute for national strategic studies

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