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Clawson, Patrick 1951-

Works: 104 works in 280 publications in 1 language and 7,553 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: HV5840.A5, E
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Most widely held works by Patrick Clawson
Eternal Iran : continuity and chaos by Patrick Clawson( )

23 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring continuities and changes, this book provides the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how Iranian pride and sense of victimization combine to make its politics contentious and potentially dangerous. From the struggle between the Shah and Ayatollah Khomeini to the current tension between the reformers and traditionalists, a central issue in Iranian domestic politics has long been its place in the world and relations with the West"--From publisher's description
The Andean cocaine industry by Patrick Clawson( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is commonly known that the Andean nations of Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia are the international centers of cocaine production. But until now, there has been no comprehensive view of this billion-dollar industry. Using never-before unearthed information culled from their extensive field research, Patrick Clawson and Rensselaer Lee reveal the configuration of the drug industry, from the original cultivation of coca in the fields of South America to the sale of cocaine on the streets of the United States. The authors analyze the economic and political impact of the drug business on the Andean nations, including such problems as violence and the undermining of legitimate business. Through the ground-breaking work of Clawson and Lee, The Andean Cocaine Industry illuminates one of the most pervasive problems facing the world today
The monetary history of Iran : from the Safavids to the Qajars by Rudolph P Matthee( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed study of Iran's monetary history, from the advent of the Safavid dynasty in 1501 to the end of Qajar rule in 1925, covers the of use of ready money and its circulation, the changing conditions of the country's mints, and the role of the state in managing money
Getting ready for a nuclear-ready Iran by HENRY. CLAWSON, PATRICK SOKOLSKI( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little more than a year ago, the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) completed its initial analysis of Iran's nuclear program, Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions. Since then, Tehran's nuclear activities and public diplomacy have only affirmed what this analysis first suggested: Iran is not about to give up its effort to make nuclear fuel and, thereby, come within days of acquiring a nuclear bomb. Iran's continued pursuit of uranium enrichment and plutonium recycling puts a premium on asking what a more confident nuclear-ready Iran might confront us with and what we might do now to hedge against these threats. These questions are the focus of this volume. The book is divided into four parts. The first presents the endings of the NPEC's working group on Iran. It reflects interviews with government officials and outside specialists and the work of some 20 regional security experts whom NPEC convened in Washington to discuss the commissioned research that is contained in this book. Some of this report's endings to keep Iran and others from overtly deploying nuclear weapons or leaving the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) are beginning to gain official support. The U.S. Government, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and an increasing number of allies now support the idea that states that violate the NPT be held accountable for their transgressions, even if they should withdraw from the treaty. There also has been increased internal governmental discussion about the need to clarify what should be permitted under the rubric of "peaceful" nuclear energy as delineated under the NPT. The remaining report recommendations, which were presented in testimony before Congress in March of 2005, remain to be acted upon
Checking Iran's nuclear ambitions by Patrick Clawson( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Were Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, there is a grave risk it would be tempted to provide them to terrorists. After all, mass casualty terrorism done by proxies has worked well for Iran to date. The fear about what Iran might do with nuclear weapons is fed by the concern that Tehran has no clear reason to be pursuing nuclear weapons. The strategic rationale for Iran's nuclear program is by no means obvious. Unlike proliferators such as Israel or Pakistan, Iran faces no historic enemy who would welcome an opportunity to wipe the state off the face of the earth. Iran is encircled by troubled neighbors, but nuclear weapons does nothing to help counter the threats that could come from state collapse in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, or Azerbaijan. Achieving trans-Atlantic consensus on how to respond to Iran's nuclear program will be difficult. This is a remarkably bad time for the international community to face the Iran nuclear problem, because the tensions about the Iraq WMD issue still poison relations and weaken U.S. ability to respond. Nevertheless, Iran's nuclear program poses a stark challenge to the international nonproliferation regime. There is no doubt that Iran is developing worrisome capabilities. If the world community led by Western countries is unable to prevent Iranian proliferation, then it is unclear that there is much meaning to global nonproliferation norms. Iran's nuclear program raises stark shortcomings with the global nonproliferation norms. The basic deal behind the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) is that countries are allowed to acquire a wide range of troubling capabilities in return for being open and transparent. The NPT gives Iran every right to have a full closed fuel cycle, with large uranium enrichment facilities and a reprocessing plant that can extract substantial amounts of plutonium-capabilities which would permit Iran at any time to rapidly "break out" of the NPT, building a considerable number of nuclear weapons in a short time. Had Iran been fully transparent about its nuclear activities, then even if Iran had gone so far as to operate a full closed fuel cycle, the international community would have been split deeply about how to react. It is fortunate indeed that Iran decided to cheat on its NPT obligations by hiding some of what is doing, because that has made much easier the construction of an international consensus that Iran's nuclear program is troubling. But the experience with Iran should lead to reflection about whether the basic NPT deal needs to be revisited
Strategic assessment 1996 : instruments of U.S. power( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has Saddam Hussein survived? : economic sanctions, 1990-93 by Patrick Clawson( )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanctions have lately become a mechanism of choice for addressing international disputes-but do they work? In its first 45 years, the Security Council of the United Nations (U.N.) had imposed sanctions only twice-on Rhodesia in 1966 and on South Africa in 1977. Then in August 1991 the Security Council put comprehensive sanctions on Iraq (Resolution 661). These were followed in 1991-92 by arms embargoes on the republics of the former Yugoslavia (Resolution 713, September 1991) and Somalia (Resolution 733, January 1992). That spring Libya was put under an arms embargo, a ban on aircraft flights, and a requirement to reduce diplomatic staff (Resolution 748, March 1992). The sanctions against Yugoslavia (consisting then only of Serbia and Montenegro) were widened to include many economic and financial transactions (Resolution 757, May 1992, and Resolution 787, November 1992). Even the Organization of American States, for the first time in its history, imposed sanctions-on Haiti in October 1991
How to build a new Iraq after Saddam by Patrick Clawson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether changing the regime in Iraq is a worthwhile US policy objective depends on what occurs in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein's departure. This volume explores the most urgent challenges for policymakers in a near-term scenario. In addressing the problem of how to overcome the 20-year legacy of brutality under Saddam's rule, the authors present ideas for limiting the chaos and revenge-taking that are likely to follow Saddam's overthrow, while examining the challenges that will arise for a new leadership attempting to ensure Iraqi social stability. This collection of analyses should be a useful resource for anyone interested in building a more hopeful future for the people of Iraq
Energy and national security in the 21st century( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy security was a major national issue during the 1970s and 198Os. In recent years, it received less attention as the price of oil declined and as U.S. oil supplies seemed more secure. But as we plan for the next decade, we have no reason to be smug. Many experts predict that the nation is likely to become more dependent on oil imports, and that the world will increasingly rely on oil produced from the politically volatile Persian Gulf. Given current trends, some contend that the United States and the world may be headed back toward oil price shocks like those in 1973 and 1979. Others disagree, arguing that the industrialized states will no longer have to worry about dependence on Persian Gulf oil. This volume poses two central questions: (1) What does energy security mean now that energy supply is determined more and more by market forces? (2) What are the most likely circumstances under which the United States may have to apply diplomatic and military pressure to ensure orderly world energy markets? The papers collected here examine areas of the energy market of central concern for national security. They also consider energy prospects in key countries from the point of view of security, either because the countries are in volatile regions like the Persian Gulf or because they are major military as well as energy powers like Russia. These analyses represent an exciting exchange of views among people from two rather different communities: those concerned with national security and those concerned with energy and economics. Now is a good moment, while our energy supply situation is comfortable, to reflect on whether the current, rather benign situation will persist and what preparations we should make against the possibility of energy supply problems
Strategic assessment 1995 : U.S. security challenges in transition( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents include: The Strategic Setting; Asia Pacific; Europe; Russia and Neighbors; Greater Middle East; Western Hemisphere; Sub-Saharan Africa; Oceans and the Law; Weapons of Mass Destruction; U.S. Force Structure; Arms Transfer and Export Controls; Information Technologies; Peace Operations; Transnational Threats; Trends in the Sovereign State; Economics
Strategic assessment 1997 : flashpoints and force structure( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran's strategic intentions and capabilities( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crop substitution in the Andes by Rensselaer W Lee( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population, resources, and conflict by Patrick Clawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In coming decades, population shifts and resource pressures are more likely to exacerbate existing political conflicts rather than to directly trigger them. The balance between population, resources, and the environment is likely to improve in the next 20 years as a result of decreasing population growth rates and increasing attention to environmentally sustainable development. Tensions will persist, particularly over transborder resources such as rivers that flow between countries. One issue likely to involve the U.S. military more and more is mass movements of refugees
Energy security in a time of plenty by Patrick Clawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy supply trends are good for Western security. Dependence on the volatile Persian Gulf may increase only slightly, as additional supplies come from stable pro-Western areas, such as Norway and Latin America. Also, the cost of producing oil is dropping thanks to the information revolution. In spite of East Asia's rapid growth, world oil demand is unlikely to grow each year by more than 1.5-2.0 million barrels per day (mbd). East Asian growth is concentrated in industries that use little energy. Oil demand growth in both China and the former Soviet Union will be modest as they shut or modernize energy-wasting heavy industries. Market forces increasingly determine what happens in the energy business, except in the Caspian basin where geopolitical factors will determine whether the region's rich oil and gas resources will be brought to market. An energy security issue for the coming decade will be adjusting to the next energy trade pattern, in which East Asia and the Persian Gulf become more tightly tied-each more reliant on the other
Iran, torn by domestic disputes : Persian Gulf futures II by Patrick Clawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Islamic Republic in Iran no longer has the broad popular support it commanded in the 1980s. The middle aged (especially veterans of the Iraq war) and the young are alienated from at least some aspects of the system. Iranian politicians are deeply divided about domestic policy issues, such as cultural liberalization and economic reform. Disputes about these issues, rather than foreign policy concerns, are likely to occupy center stage. While an Iranian opening to the West could be broadly popular, it would infuriate the vocal and influential minority for which anti-Americanism is a central principle of Khomeini's legacy. Iran is likely to continue its dual-track foreign policy: proclaiming its desire for normal relations with its neighbors while engaging in destabilizing behavior
Energy and national security by Patrick Clawson( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 188 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
U.S.-GCC security relations, II : growing domestic economic and political problems by Patrick Clawson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf--Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman--grouped in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) face economic problems. Adjusted for inflation, their oil income is less today than 15 years ago, while their populations are 50 percent larger
Post-Asad Syria : opportunity or quagmire? by Patrick Clawson( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"U.S. policy toward the continued rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad is partly based on the impact his rule has had in Syria. Asad's fall might not bring improvement for the Syrian people. But the argument that Asad, odious as he may be, provides stability now looks less and less convincing. Whether Asad stays or falls, the current Syrian unrest could have profound implications on the profound implications on the Middle East in at least four ways: the impact on Iran, Asad's closest strategic partner; the perception of the power of the United States and its allies; the stability of neighboring states; and the impact on Israel. The more Asad falls on hard times, the more Tehran has to scramble to prevent damage to its image with the "Arab street" and to its close ally, Lebanese Hizballah. Asad's overthrow is by no means assured, and U.S. instruments to advance that objective are limited. The U.S. Government decision to call for his overthrow seems to have rested on a judgment that the prospects for success were good and the payoff in the event of success would be high"--Publisher's description
Uprooting Leninism, cultivating liberty( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eternal Iran : continuity and chaos
The Andean cocaine industryChecking Iran's nuclear ambitionsHow to build a new Iraq after SaddamEnergy and national security in the 21st centuryUprooting Leninism, cultivating liberty
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Clawson, Patrick 1951-

Clawson Patrick L.

Clawson, Patrick L. 1951-

Patrick Clawson American economist

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