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America S Military Adversaries by John C. Fredriksen

Title America s Military Adversaries
Author John C. Fredriksen
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2001-01-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 621
ISBN 9781576076033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Filipino guerilla leader Emilio Aguinaldo to British naval officer James Lucas Yeo, 223 entries offer biographical information on people who have taken up arms against the United States government.

Title From Adversaries to Partners Chinese and Russian Military Cooperation after the Cold War
Author Ming-Yen Tsai
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2003-10-30
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780313057373
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When China and Russia established a strategic partnership in 1996, both nations declared that they would further develop military cooperation in various fields. Tsai examines the course of this military cooperation to reveal the nature of the military ties with the hopes of determining whether these two traditional adversaries have put aside historical legacies and mutual mistrust to create a full-fledged military partnership. After analyzing the motives and concerns of both powers, Tsai concludes that, while progress has been made in reducing military tensions in border regions, the level of trust has not increased substantially. The nature of these ties remains extremely fragile. Among Western analysts, there has been concern that a closer partnership might adversely affect U.S. interests in the region. China and Russia have developed cooperation in certain areas, such as arms transfers and military-technical cooperation, and these achievements have successfully reduced political tension. However, reciprocal threats against each other's territories and China's increasing ambitions and capacity to act as a great military power in the region could eventually become a major source of friction. Based on research in both Chinese and Russian, this study offers a comprehensive analysis on the development of and limits to this military cooperation.

Neighborly Adversaries by Michael J. LaRosa

Title Neighborly Adversaries
Author Michael J. LaRosa
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2007
Category Political Science
Total Pages 371
ISBN 9780742540477
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Providing a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this comprehensive reader traces the troubled U.S.–Latin American relationship from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the post 9/11 period. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition includes original essays on critical issues such as immigration and the environment. In addition, a new section helps students understand the most important themes and topics that unify and divide the United States and Latin American nations today. The readings are framed by the editors' opening chapter on the history of the relationship, part introductions, and abstracts for each selection. Methodologically interdisciplinary, yet comparative and historical in organization and structure, this collection will benefit students and specialists of Latin America's complex historical, social, and political relationship with its northern neighbor.

Engaging Adversaries by Mel Gurtov

Title Engaging Adversaries
Author Mel Gurtov
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2018-01-26
Category Political Science
Total Pages 196
ISBN 9781538111147
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This groundbreaking book explores how adversaries in world politics can surmount their differences and disputes and start on the path to peaceful, mutually productive relations. Writing with authority and clarity, Mel Gurtov defines the strategy of deep engagement, examines how it progressed under President Obama with Cuba and Iran, and probes its potential for US–Russian and US–North Korean relations and other critical hotspots. At the core of the book are case studies that highlight the strategy and practice of engagement in both successful and failed efforts. Showing that domestic political obstacles turn out to be more formidable than strategic interests when national leaders seek to engage adversaries, Gurtov draws lessons for diplomacy in ways to engage, such as practicing mutual respect, paying attention to symbols, and using incentives rather than sanctions. At a time when use of force remains the main way governments pursue their interests, Engaging Adversaries is a timely appeal to diplomacy and a reminder that a multitude of ways exist for adversaries to find common ground.

Allies And Adversaries by Mark A. Stoler

Title Allies and Adversaries
Author Mark A. Stoler
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 408
ISBN 0807855073
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During World War II the uniformed heads of the U.S. armed services assumed a pivotal and unprecedented role in the formulation of the nation's foreign policies. Organized soon after Pearl Harbor as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, these individuals were officia

America S Armed Forces by Sam Charles Sarkesian

Title America s Armed Forces
Author Sam Charles Sarkesian
Publisher Greenwood
Release Date 1996
Category History
Total Pages 475
ISBN UOM:39015037417691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Handbook with an overall analysis by experts covering U.S. military strengths and weaknesses in the 1990s and needs at the turn of the century.

The Obama Doctrine by Colin Dueck

Title The Obama Doctrine
Author Colin Dueck
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2015-04-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780190202644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the "Obama Doctrine" is finally coming into full view. It has been consistently cautious since Obama was inaugurated in 2009, but recent events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Far East have led an increasingly large number of foreign policy experts to conclude that caution has transformed into weakness. In The Obama Doctrine, Colin Dueck analyzes and explains what the Obama Doctrine in foreign policy actually is, and maps out the competing visions on offer from the Republican Party. Dueck, a leading scholar of US foreign policy, contends it is now becoming clear that Obama's policy of international retrenchment is in large part a function of his emphasis on achieving domestic policy goals. There have been some successes in the approach, but there have also been costs. For instance, much of the world no longer trusts the US to exert its will in international politics, and America's adversaries overseas have asserted themselves with increasing frequency. The Republican Party will target these perceived weaknesses in the 2016 presidential campaign and develop competing counter-doctrines in the process. Dueck explains that within the Republican Party, there are two basic impulses vying with each other: neo-isolationism and forceful internationalism. Dueck subdivides each impulse into the specific agenda of the various factions within the party: Tea Party nationalism, neoconservatism, conservative internationalism, and neo-isolationism. He favors a realistic but forceful US internationalism, and sees the willingness to disengage from the world by some elements of the party as dangerous. After dissecting the various strands, he articulates an agenda of forward-leaning American realism--that is, a policy in which the US engages with the world and is willing to use threats of force for realist ends. The Obama Doctrine not only provides a sharp appraisal of foreign policy in the Obama era; it lays out an alternative approach to marshaling American power that will help shape the foreign policy debate in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

Title The Survival of the Adversary Culture
Author Paul Hollander
Publisher Transaction Publishers
Release Date 1988-01-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 309
ISBN 1412839297
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Survival of the Adversary Culture shows that contrary to much popular and journalistic opinion, the rejection of American society conceived during the 1960's has not substantially declined but has taken root and endured despite surface changes. These writings represent the insights and observations of an author who has long been a commentator and student of social scientitsts who have examined American institutions and social problems in comparative context.

U S Army Weapons Systems 2010 2011 by Department of the Army

Title U S Army Weapons Systems 2010 2011
Author Department of the Army
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date 2010-03-30
Category History
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781602397255
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An up-to-date and in-depth look at the weapons used today by the United States Army.

U S Public Diplomacy by Kennon H. Nakamura

Title U S Public Diplomacy
Author Kennon H. Nakamura
Publisher DIANE Publishing
Release Date 2010-11
Category
Total Pages 65
ISBN 9781437927498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Public diplomacy describes a government¿s efforts to conduct foreign policy and promote national interests through direct outreach and commun. with the population of a foreign country. Activities include providing info. to foreign publics through broadcast and Internet media and at libraries and other outreach facilities in foreign countries; conducting cultural diplomacy, such as art exhibits and music performances; and admin. internat. educational and professional exchange programs. This report discusses the issues concerning U.S. public diplomacy. Determining levels of public diplomacy funding. Establishing capabilities to improve monitoring and assessment of public diplomacy activities. Charts and tables.

Foreign Follies by Doug Bandow

Title Foreign Follies
Author Doug Bandow
Publisher Xulon Press
Release Date 2006
Category Political Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781597819886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The United States once was a traditional republic, remaining aloof from foreign conflicts. Today no problem on earth is exempt from Washington's meddling. The result is an oversize military, perpetual intervention, and consistent conflict, according to Bandow, who says it's time for a new foreign policy.

Title Khrushchev s Cold War The Inside Story of an American Adversary
Author Aleksandr Fursenko
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2010-10-25
Category History
Total Pages 640
ISBN 9780393078336
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Contains unsettling insights into some of the most dangerous geopolitical crises of the time.”—The Economist This acclaimed study from the authors of “One Hell of a Gamble” brings to life head-to-head confrontations between the Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy. Drawing on their unrivaled access to Politburo and KGB materials, Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali combine new insights into the Cuban missile crisis as well as startling narratives of the contests for Suez, Iraq, Berlin, and Southeast Asia, with vivid portraits of leaders who challenged Moscow and Washington. Khrushchev’s Cold War provides a gripping history of the crisis years of the Cold War.

U S Army Weapons Systems 2009 by Department of the Army

Title U S Army Weapons Systems 2009
Author Department of the Army
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date 2008-11-17
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781602393363
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In addition, it covers cutting-edge tech that will soon be employed by our soldiers: missiles, small arms, biological detection systems, rockets, reconnaissance systems, radios, planes, bows and arrows (believe it or not)...you name it, this book has it. Also included is a thorough discussion of Future Combat Systems (FCS), the system of systems that, when fully operational, will provide the Army and joint forces with unprecedented capability to see the enemy, engage him on our terms, and defeat him on the twenty-first century battlefield. Full-color photographs illustrate each weapon, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource of its kind.

Reshaping America S Military by Lawrence J. Korb

Title Reshaping America s Military
Author Lawrence J. Korb
Publisher Council on Foreign Relations
Release Date 2002
Category Political Science
Total Pages 96
ISBN 0876093144
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the John Holmes Library collection.

Title National Security for a New Era
Author Donald M. Snow
Publisher Longman Publishing Group
Release Date 2008
Category Political Science
Total Pages 420
ISBN STANFORD:36105124007274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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National Security for a New Era Globalization and Geopolitics After Iraq Third Edition Donald M. Snow In the third edition of this popular text, renowned security scholar Donald M. Snow continues to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the United States' national security situation and its security policies. This text examines national security from two fundamental "fault lines"-the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks-and considers how the resulting era of globalization and geopolitics guides policy. Placing this trend in conceptual and historical context and following it through military, semi-military, and non-military concerns, "National Security in a New Era" treats its subject as a nuanced and subtle phenomenon that is evolving to encompass everything, from the nation right down to the individual. New to the Third Edition The changing problem of national security due to the Iraq War is discussed throughout the text. A new chapter, "The Legacies of Iraq," goes beyond the oft-discussed causes of America's involvement to focus on how America will move forward. A new chapter, "Extending Security in a Post-Iraq World," introduces students to transnational security issues, such as borders, natural resources, diseases, and the environment. New coverage continues to explore the post-Cold War security environment, including the resurgence of Russia, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and the shifting politics of making security policy. New Study/Discussion Questions and updated Amplification and Challenge! boxes provide the tools needed to make connections between abstract analyses of national security issues anddaily headlines. Visit us at www.pearsonhighered.com

The Dynamics Of Coercion by Professor of Security Studies Daniel Byman

Title The Dynamics of Coercion
Author Professor of Security Studies Daniel Byman
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2002-02-04
Category Political Science
Total Pages 281
ISBN 0521007801
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book examines why some attempts to strong-arm an adversary work while others do not.

The Cambridge History Of Japan by John Whitney Hall

Title The Cambridge History of Japan
Author John Whitney Hall
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1988
Category History
Total Pages 888
ISBN 0521223571
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This comprehensive work surveys the historical events and developments in Japan's polity, economy, society and culture.

Title Naval Modernisation in South East Asia
Author Geoffrey Till
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-08-15
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781135954017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This edited volume analyses the naval arms race in South-East Asia, and reviews the content, purposes and consequences of the naval policies and development of the main countries of the region. The rise of naval capability in the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region is increasingly recognised as a major indicator of the ‘rise of Asia’ and its increasing importance in the world’s political, economic and strategic future. Most coverage focusses solely on the navies of the 'big four' – the US, China, India and Japan; however, the region’s other navies, though much smaller, are significant too. Given the current focus on the South China Sea and the Obama administration’s pivot to Asia, naval development in South-East Asia is of particular relevance. This book first identifies the issues involved in defence acquisition in this area. It then goes on to establish some templates of naval modernisation as a means of assessing the policies of individual countries in the region, by looking at the naval policies of the big four. Finally, the general issue of naval modernisation in South-East Asia is illustrated through a more detailed examination of some of the major issues common to all countries of the area. These include the defence-industrial perspective, specific examinations of submarine and surface ship acquisition processes, and a review of the balance to be struck between naval and coastguard forces in the area. This book will be of much interest to students of naval power, maritime security, South-East Asian politics, strategic studies, and IR in general.

Acting Alone by Bradley F. Podliska

Title Acting Alone
Author Bradley F. Podliska
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2010-03-16
Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780739142516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making is a straight-forward analysis of unilateral U.S. military actions, which are dependent upon the power disparity between the U.S. and the rest of the world. In solving the puzzle as to why individual presidents have made the "wrong" decision to act alone, the author lays out a president's behavior, during a crisis, as a two-step decision process. Acting Alone reviews the well-studied first decision, deciding to use force, based on international conflict literature and organized along traditional lines. The author then details the second decision, deciding to use unilateral force, with an explanation of the criticisms of multilateralism and the reasons for unilateralism. To test a new theory of unilateral use of force decision making, Acting Alone devises a definition and coding rules for unilateral use of force, develops a sequential model of presidential use of force decision making, and constructs a new, alternative measure of military power, a Composite Indicator of Military Revolutions (CIMR). It then uses three methods - a statistical test with a heckman probit model, an experiment, and case studies - to test U.S. crisis behavior since 1937.By applying these three methods, the author finds that presidents are realists and make expected utility calculations to act unilaterally or multilaterally after their decision to use force. The unilateral decision, in particular, positively correlates with a wide military gap with an opponent, an opponent located in the Western hemisphere, and a national security threat.