Security and Defense Publications

Fire & Water: Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resource Agreements

Jul 07, 2011
A recent workshop highlights the closeness of national security and environmental concerns through explicitly comparing the technologies, institutions, and social issues in two seemingly disparate fields: arms control and transboundary water resources.

Demographic Change and Ecological Security

Jul 07, 2011
The author discusses four significant demographic issues in the context of the ecological security framework: population growth, movements, graying, and differential growth.

142. The Enlargement of NATO and Central European Politics

Jul 07, 2011
October 1997 - The expansion of NATO is nothing new. NATO has enlarged itself several times in the past, most recently absorbing the G.D.R. (through the back door of the G.D.R.'s incorporation into one Germany). But the currently envisioned expansion is different from previous ones: this enlargement is primarily politically motivated and it is about the future shape of Europe. The foremost political challenge on the continent after the Cold War is the integration into European organizations of the countries previously included in the Soviet bloc, and NATO has stepped up to this challenge as part of its transformation. If the NATO-Russia Council is successful and NATO's relations with Russia develop along a constructive path, then the alliance's eastward enlargement has the potential to accelerate the integration of Central European countries into a Euro-Atlantic community in a manner that erases the animosities that caused armed conflict in the past.

Environmental Stress and Human Security in Northern Pakistan

Jul 07, 2011
Environmental and social factors are generating high levels of conflict and insecurity in Northern Pakistan.

Environmental Peacemaking: Conditions for Success

Jul 07, 2011
Alexander Carius identifies the conditions under which environmental cooperation best facilitates conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and which forms of negotiation or stakeholder participation have been particularly successful.

ECSP Report 1: Feature Articles

Jul 07, 2011
Includes table of contents, feature articles, and excerpts from official statements and documents.

6. The Political Leadership and the Armed Forces in Postwar Eastern Europe

Jul 07, 2011
The armed forces serve two important functions in the eyes of the East European political leaderships. First, they are a vehicle for maintaining political stability if the system is threatened from within. Second, from an external standpoint, to the degree the political leadership is able to field a modern, viable military, the regime's hand is strengthened in its dealings with the Soviets. Unfortunately for the East European leaderships, the historical record over the past forty years suggests that these militaries are of only limited utility in the first area, and, with the exception of the GDR, are becoming less valuable by the second.

ECSP Report 7: Bibliography

Jul 07, 2011
The guide lists by theme literature that has come to the attention of ECSP in the past year on population, environmental change, and security issues.

ECSP Report 11: Reviews of New Publications

Jul 07, 2011
Experts review new publications.

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