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Eisenstadt, Michael

Overview
Works: 39 works in 73 publications in 2 languages and 1,692 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS70.96.G7, 327.4105670904
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Most widely held works by Michael Eisenstadt
U.S. policy in post-Saddam Iraq : lessons from the British experience( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American troops promising to end a despot's tyranny and usher in an era of freedom and prosperity in Iraq are likely to confront many of the same challenges faced by Britain when its forces entered that country during World War I. Because Britain's Iraq experience - which soon saw the abandonment of London's original, lofty aspirations and eventually ended with the violent overthrow of Iraq's British-backed monarchy - may well be the historical reference Iraqis themselves use, the United States and its allies would be well advised to review the record of Britain's engagement in Iraq and draw the right lessons from it. In this timely monograph, contributing historians and military affairs experts provide much-needed context to the ambitious U.S. effort to reconstruct and transform postwar Iraq."--Jacket
Iranian military power : capabilities and intentions by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knives, tanks, and missiles : Israel's security revolution by Eliot A Cohen( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arming for peace? : Syria's elusive quest for strategic parity by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword of the Arabs : Iraq's strategic weapons by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supporting peace : America's role in an Israel-Syria peace agreement : report of a Washington Institute study group by Andrew J Bacevich( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last Arab-Israeli battlefield? : implications of an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a phoenix from the ashes? : the future of Iraqi military power by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peacewatch anthology : analysis of the Arab-Israeli peace process from the Madrid Peace Conference to the eve of President Clintonʼs Inauguration( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Eliot A Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Hebrew and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq and after : taking the right lessons for combating weapons of mass destruction by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent proliferation surprises in the Middle East -- the failure to find weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq, Libya's decision to eliminate its WMD, and evidence of significant progress by Iran toward a nuclear weapons capability -- underscore the need for the nonproliferation community to reassess some of its key assumptions about WMD proliferation and the nature of the evolving international landscape. Such a reassessment must be highly speculative. Much about Iraq's WMD programs is likely to remain a mystery due to the destruction of records and the looting of facilities following the fall of Baghdad, as well as the continuing silence of many Iraqi weapons scientists and former government officials. Likewise, the calculations driving key proliferation-related decisions by Libya and Iran remain murky. This lack of knowledge, however, should not inhibit attempts to grasp the implications of these developments for U.S. nonproliferation and counterproliferation policy. Although this paper focuses primarily on Iraq, it also seeks to draw lessons from recent experiences in Libya and Iran to understand better how proliferators think about WMD; the challenges in assessing the status and sophistication of developing world WMD programs; the contours of the emerging international proliferation landscape; and the efficacy of various policy instruments available to the United States for dealing with these so-called ultimate weapons. Chapters are as follows: "Iraq: Where Are the Weapons?" "Libya: Explaining its Rollback Decision," "WMD, Deterrence, and Warfighting: A New Approach," "Assessing the Adversary," "The New International Proliferation Environment," and "Export Controls, Sanctions, Inspections, and Military Threats."
Chemical and biological weapons and deterrence by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleichschaltung in Danzig by Michael Eisenstadt( )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel's revolution in security affairs by Eliot A Cohen( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrolling and bombing in Iraq's no-fly zones has turned into America's longest sustained military operation since the Vietnam War. A recent attempt to pass a resolution in the U.N. Security Council to make changes in the strategy for dealing with Iraq met with failure. Meanwhile, it's still not clear that there exists inside Iraq a strong and organized opposition to Saddam Hussein's regime. A panel talks about sanctions, weapons inspections, and the direction of U.S.-Iraq policy
The strategic culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran : operational and policy implications by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

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

"Defining what is the strategic culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1979 is challenging. Its nature is often contradictory and paradoxical and its meaning elusive. It is framed in large part by Tehran's stratagem to confront its adversaries. The foreign policy of the "strategically lonely" Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is a byproduct of competition between Islamic universalism and Iranian nationalism. Iran, while feeling threatened by a number of states, including the United States, has ambitions beyond the size of its conventional forces. To address both its perceived threats and satisfy its grand strategic ambitions, Iran relies on armed surrogates, large volunteer forces, a "guerrilla navy", strategic rockets and missiles, and soft power. In the first issue of the MES Monograph Series, the author notes that "strategic culture of the IRI has had profound impact on its approach to statecraft, strategy, and war." Through an examination of Iran's "way of war," the author offers specific suggestions for the United States to better engage or deal with Iran."--Back cover
Iran's Islamic revolution : lessons for the Arab spring of 2011? by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

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

"The Islamic Revolution surprised senior U.S. policymakers as well as the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. On the eve of revolution, Iran--a key U.S. ally--seemed relatively stable despite bouts of urban terrorism in the early and mid-1970s. At the first signs of escalating unrest in early 1978, neither Iranian nor U.S. officials considered the possibility that Iran's armed forces, the largest and most modern in the region (next to those of Israel), would prove unable to deal with whatever trouble lay ahead. The fall of the Shah a year later, therefore, raised searching questions regarding the role of the armed forces during the crisis and its failure to quash the revolution. The recent emergence of popular protest movements that have overthrown authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and Egypt--and that are challenging similar regimes in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria--has revived memories of the Shah and his fall. These developments have again raised questions regarding the role of armed forces during revolutions and whether Iran's experience during the Islamic Revolution and after holds relevant lessons for current developments in the Middle East"--Publisher's description
Living with a nuclear Iran? by Michael Eisenstadt( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last resort : consequences of preventive military action against Iran by Patrick Clawson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accepted wisdom suggests that preventive military action against Iran's nuclear program would entail significant risks and uncertain prospects of success. Much of the public debate surrounding these risks and uncertainties has focused on strictly military-technical considerations. Although important, these issues do not address the key political and contextual questions underlying any discussion of prevention and deterrence. In this paper -- the fifth entry in The Washington Institute's "Agenda: Iran" series -- Patrick Clawson and Michael Eisenstadt scrutinize questions in an effort to understand exactly what preventive action would entail if the diplomatic road reaches a dead end. In doing so, they touch on the various scenarios under which such action might unfold, emphasizing the crucial role that context -- including the international political climate, Tehran's stance toward its nonproliferation commitments, public opinion in the United States and Iran, and similar factors -- would play in the success of any preventive strategy. Whether military force is viewed as a threat to gain diplomatic leverage or an actual "last resort," policymakers must come to a realistic understanding of its consequences if they hope to end the Iranian nuclear threat for the long term
The strategic culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran : religion, expediency, and soft power in an era of disruptive change by Michael Eisenstadt( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is an unconventional adversary that requires unconventional approaches to planning, strategy, and policy. These approaches must take into account the country's sophisticated culture, the regime's religious-ideological orientation, the abiding importance of Iranian nationalism, and Iran's modern military history. And they must recognize the IRI's unique approach to statecraft, strategy, and the use of force. Doing so is no easy task for Americans, as the United States and Iran are studies in opposites when it comes to culture, values, and politics ... These factors complicate efforts to understand Tehran's behavior and to formulate effective policies toward the Islamic Republic. Iran's political system, moreover, is unique in that it is characterized by parallel structures that are the locus of multiple power centers. These consist of both traditional state and revolutionary institutions: the President and Supreme Leader; the Majles and Guardian Council; the Judiciary and Special Clerical Courts; and the regular military and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), with the former often counterbalanced, and sometimes undermined by the actions of the latter. This organizational complexity and the importance of informal influence networks also often renders the functioning of the regime opaque -- even to many of its own members -- making it especially difficult for outsiders to understand what is going on. Finally, planners and policymakers dealing with the IRI should keep in mind three generalizations that can be said of a number of countries, but which are especially true for the Islamic Republic ... With these caveats in mind, this monograph will attempt to identify the salient features of the IRI's strategic culture, and their implications for planning, strategy, and policy"--Introduction
 
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U.S. policy in post-Saddam Iraq : lessons from the British experience
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Eisenstadt, Michael

Eisenstadt, Mike

אייזנסטאדט, מיכאל

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English (46)

Hebrew (3)

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