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Anticipating a Nuclear IranChallenges for U.S. Security

Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Robert Pfaltzgraff and Jacquelyn Davis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This volume offers alternative models for assessing the challenges of a nuclear Iran for U.S. security. It is based on the assumption that Iran will soon obtain nuclear weapons. Through three ... More

Counterinsurgency in CrisisBritain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

David Ucko and Robert Egnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides a detailed account of the British army's involvement in the Basra and Helmand campaigns. It looks at the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, and ... More

Decoding Al-Qaeda's StrategyThe Deep Battle Against America

Decoding Al-Qaeda's Strategy: The Deep Battle Against America

Michael Ryan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163842
eISBN:
9780231533270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163842.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides an effective framework for analyzing al-Qaeda's plans against America and encourages strategists and researchers to devote greater attention to jihadi ideas rather than jihadist ... More

German JihadOn the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism

Guido Steinberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159920
eISBN:
9780231500531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159920.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Since 2007, the German jihadist scene has become Europe's most dynamic, characterized by an extreme anti-Americanism, impressive international networks, and spectacularly effective propaganda. German ... More

Mission RevolutionThe U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Mission Revolution: The U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Jennifer Taw

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153256
eISBN:
9780231526821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153256.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Defined as operations other than war, stability operations can include peacekeeping activities, population control, and counternarcotics efforts, and for the entire history of the United States ... More

The Quest for SecurityProtection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

Joseph Stiglitz and Mary Kaldor (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156868
eISBN:
9780231527651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156868.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book confronts the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century. It begins with an expansive, balanced analysis of ... More

Return of the DragonRising China and Regional Security

Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security

Denny Roy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159005
eISBN:
9780231528153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159005.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Despite China's effort to maintain peace with its neighbors, its military and economic growth poses an undeniable threat. Regional states must account for a more powerful potential adversary in ... More

Security and Profit in China’s Energy PolicyHedging Against Risk

Security and Profit in China’s Energy Policy: Hedging Against Risk

Øystein Tunsjø

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165082
eISBN:
9780231535434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165082.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

China has developed sophisticated hedging strategies to insure against risks in the international petroleum market. It has managed a growing net oil import gap and supply disruptions by maintaining a ... More

Talking About TortureHow Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Jared Del Rosso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

When the photographs depicting torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were released in 2004, U.S. politicians attributed the incident to a few bad apples in the U.S. military, exonerated high-ranking ... More

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