Security and Defense

Національна безпека України

До збірки увійшли статті учасників конференції – українських випускників американських програм наукового стажування, що відбувалася 16–19 вересня 2004 р. у Чернігові. У конференції взяли участь відомі соціологи, політологи, економісти, освітяни, які висвітлили важливі питання, пов’язані з формуванням уявлень про різні аспекти національної безпеки України на сучасному історичному етапі, розглянули проблеми внутрішньої та зовнішньої політики, фактори економічного розвитку, проаналізували етносоціальні процеси, що мають вплив на формування стратегії національної безпеки України.

U.S. Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region

It is time to rethink America’s strategic vision for Asia. The next decade will bring far-reaching challenges for U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent war against terrorism have underlined that reality. But the need for serious reconsideration of America’s posture in Asia predates 9/11.

Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State

By virtually any standard of measurement, Latin America ranks as one of the most violent regions in the world. Violence and crime pose serious threats to the relatively fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume offers timely discussion by attorneys, government officials, policy analysts, and academics from the United States and Latin America of the responses of the state, civil society, and the international community to these threats.

European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO?

This study surveys post World War II efforts to enhance practical cooperation among European countries in the provision and use of military forces. The author, a distinguished former defense official of the U.K., begins with the earliest proposals for cooperation in 1947 and provides a succinct summary of collective security efforts since then. The main focus of the study is the European Defense and Security Policy (EDSP) project launched by European Union heads of government at their Cologne meeting in June 1999.

Rogue States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Containment after the Cold War

President Clinton and other U.S. officials have warned that “rogue states” pose a major threat to international peace in the post-Cold War era. But what exactly is a rogue state? Does the concept foster a sound approach to foreign policy, or is it, in the end, no more than a counterproductive political epithet? Robert Litwak traces the origins and development of rogue state policy and then assesses its efficacy through detailed case studies of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. He shows that the policy is politically selective, inhibits the ability of U.S.

Strategic Balance and Confidence Building Measures in the Americas

With increasing globalization, national security is inseperable from regional security and depends on the establishment of effective mechanisms for cooperation. This book asserts that the creation of a framework for regional cooperation will depend on the establishment of the local level of confidence building measures. It evaluates the potential roles of such international organizations as the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Defense Board, and studies the changing regional policies of the United States for their effectiveness and impact on regional security.

Rabin and Israel's National Security

For more than forty years, Yitzhak Rabin played a critical role in shaping Israeli national security policy and military doctrine. He began as a soldier in the Palmach, the elite underground unit of the Jewish community in Palestine, served in the 1948 War of Independence, and ultimately became chief of staff of the Israel Defense Force (IDF), defense minister in several governments, ambassador to the United States, and, twice, prime minister. As chief of staff, Rabin led the IDF to its triumph in the 1967 Six Day War.

The Pivotal Role of the State in Russian Defense Conversion: A Management Perspective (1997)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #267, 1997. PDF 23 pages.