Category: Security Studies

Book Excerpt from “Resourcing the National Security Enterprise” (Chapter 2)

In chapter 2 of Resourcing the National Security Enterprise: Connecting the Ends and Means of US National Security, Mark Troutman “reviews the sources of US economic power, describes how the nation has chosen to harness its economic capacity, assesses current vulnerabilities, and makes recommendations for adjustments required to maintain its current place of global preeminence.” Troutman notes: Strategists and policy...

Book Excerpts from “Resourcing the National Security Enterprise” (Foreword & Chapter 1)

Resourcing the National Security Enterprise: Connecting the Ends and Means of US National Security is what coeditor Susan Bryant describes as “the book that we, the editors, wished we had when we were beginning our careers in Washington, DC.” In his foreword, Steve Kosiak, partner with ISM Strategies and former Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs for the Office...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 8

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Interview: Neal Jesse on Russia and Ukraine

In 2020, Cambria Press published Learning from Russia’s Recent Wars. Here, drawing from his book, Professor Neal Jesse offers his insights into the situation with Russia and Ukraine. Could you put Russia’s actions in Ukraine in context? What kinds of interests/ foreign policy lead to and foretold this moment? Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine can be seen as a...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 6

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 5

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 4

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 3

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Deterrence by Denial: Introduction

Deterrence by Denial is a collection of essays that Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf praises because it “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book by “stellar collection of contributors,” as commended by Sir Lawrence Freedman, is and will continue to be a critical resource for students and...

Book Excerpt from Foreword by Peter Feaver in “Party, Politics, and the Post-9/11 Army”

Below is an excerpt from the foreword by Peter Feaver in the new book Party, Politics, and the Post-9/11 Army by Dr. Heidi A. Urben: American leaders from George Washington to Lloyd Austin have, from time to time, expressed concern about the caliber and conduct of the people serving in uniform. These concerns are usually balanced, even overmatched, by strong...

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