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National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies

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Works: 668 works in 1,656 publications in 1 language and 114,866 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other
Classifications: U260, E
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Most widely held works by National Defense University
Strategic challenges : America's global security agenda by Stephen J Flanagan( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores seven looming strategic challenges facing the United States: tackling global terrorism, stopping WMD proliferation, protecting the homeland, defusing conflicts in unstable regions, engaging other major powers, strengthening relations with allies and partners, and undertaking defense transformation. The authors of each chapter take a similar approach: defining the problem at hand, explicating current U.S. efforts to master the challenge, and analyzing choices that U.S. policymakers will face in the next decade and, as appropriate, the consequences of alternative courses of action. Strategic Challenges capitalizes on the great regional and topical expertise of current and former members of the professional research staff at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University to present an authoritative overview of the global environment that the United States faces."--Jacket
Joint Force Quarterly : JFQ( )

in English and held by 985 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
"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 658 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
Strategic forum( )

in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabism and Islam : stateless nations and nationless states by Christine Moss Helms( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 612 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
Trouble in paradise? : Europe in the 21st century by Steven Philip Kramer( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theory of spacepower : selected essays( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran--Soviet interests, US concerns by Ralph A Cossa( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military implications of United Nations peacekeeping operations by William H Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 481 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 )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobilizing U.S. industry in World War II : myth and reality by Alan L Gropman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 473 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.'
Reassessing the implications of a nuclear-armed Iran by Judith Share Yaphe( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 470 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."
The Mitterrand legacy and the future of French security policy by Ronald Tiersky( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Khomeini's incorporation of the Iranian military by Mark J Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing battlefield technologies in the 1990s( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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NATO's future : beyond collective defense by Stanley R Sloan( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Soviet foreign policy by John Van Oudenaren( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In four years as leaders of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev has introduced radical changes in the theory and practices of Soviet foreign policy. In his self-proclaimed 'new political thinking, ' he has down-played the importance of class struggle in international relations, emphasized 'mutual security' and the role of politics in resolving disputes, and stressed the interdependent nature of the contemporary world. He has called for common efforts to solve such problems as debt, hunger, pollution and above all disarmament. the Soviets have also invoked new political thinking to explain a series of surprising policy moves, including the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan the acceptance of on-site inspection in the 1986 Conference Disarmament in Europe (CDE) and the 1987 Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreements, and the payment of UN dues long in arrears
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 413 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
Defiant again : indigenous peoples and Latin American security by Donna Lee Van Cott( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 410 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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Strategic challenges : America's global security agenda
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"In the same light as slavery" : building a global antiterrorist consensus
Alternative Names
I.N.S.S. (National Defense University. Institute for National Strategic Studies)

INSS

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.

Institute for National Strategic Studies (Spojené státy americké)

Institute for National Strategic Studies U.S.

National defense university

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

National Defense University Washington, DC Institute for National Strategic Studies

National Defense University Zhan lüe yan jiu suo

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