The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

Diplomacy, Policies

The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

One of the most common criticisms of current U.S. security policy is that it lacks an overarching strategy, leading to a tendency to address problems and crises individually and in isolation as they arise. This study provides a broad description of the contemporary global security environment and an examination of U.S. security policy since the end of the Cold War. Traditional threats, such as those associated with major theater war, now coexist with newer nontraditional threats.

The authors maintain that a sound strategy must support the ability of a country to hedge and adapt to a highly volatile security landscape.

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Environmental Security and Global Stability: Problems and Responses

Policies, Security

Environmental Security and Global Stability: Problems and Responses

Environmental Security and Global Stability places environmental security at the center of the new, complex global security debate. By meshing strategic and operational expertise with academic and policy research the work demonstrates the imperative need to move theoretical and moral environmental protection programs from the state of study and rhetoric to the realm of action.

The essays highlight―through case study discussions of environmental flash points in Asia, Africa, and Latin America―the clear linkages between environmental degradation, population growth, ethnic tension, economic distress, and political instability. Offering a theoretical framework from which to approach environmental security policy as well as suggesting practical preventative and mitigatory measures for its implementation, this volume is an invaluable resource for scholars and policymakers alike.

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Internal Wars: Rethinking Problem And Response

Civil War, Threats

Internal Wars: Rethinking Problem And Response

Dr. Max Manwaring wrote this monograph in response to the fact that today over half the countries in the global community are faced with one variation or another of asymmetric guerrilla war. Insurgencies, internal wars, and other small-scale contingencies (Sscs) are the most pervasive and likely type of conflict in the post-Cold War era.

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