Friday, March 30, 2012

India's Cyber Security Challenges

Cyberspace as an independent theatre of war is about attacks that compromise the capability to use these facilities: they cannot be prevented by the security services in isolation.
The defence of cyberspace necessarily involves the forging of effective partnerships between the public organisations charged with ensuring the security of cyberspace and those who manage the use of this space by myriad users like government departments, banks, infrastructure, manufacturing and service enterprises and individual citizens.The defence of cyberspace has a special feature. The national territory or space that is being defended by the land, sea and air forces is well defined. Outer space and cyberspace are different. They are inherently international even from the perspective of national interest.
This report argues that Government and the private sector give cyber security some priority in their security and risk management plans, and do this jointly. Being a report that is addressed to the security community in the widest sense and intended to stimulate public discussion, it relies on publicly available information.

China’s Defence Budget 2012: An Analysis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

China’s Defence Budget 2012: An Analysis | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Gilgit Baltistan: Pakistan’s Growing Travails and India’s Inexplicable Silence | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Gilgit Baltistan: Pakistan’s Growing Travails and India’s Inexplicable Silence | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Emerging Trends in Cyber Security | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Emerging Trends in Cyber Security | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990 Shirley A. Kan Specialist in Asian Security Affairs February 24, 2012

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons: Technical Issues Mary Beth Nikitin Specialist in Nonproliferation February 29, 2012

This report summarizes what is known from open sources about the North Korean nuclear
weapons program—including weapons-usable fissile material and warhead estimates—and
assesses current developments in achieving denuclearization. Little detailed open-source
information is available about the DPRK’s nuclear weapons production capabilities, warhead
sophistication, the scope and success of its uranium enrichment program, or extent of its
proliferation activities. In total, it is estimated that North Korea has between 30 and 50 kilograms
of separated plutonium, enough for at least half a dozen nuclear weapons. While North Korea’s
weapons program has been plutonium-based from the start, in the past decade, intelligence
emerged pointing to a second route to a bomb using highly enriched uranium. North Korea
openly acknowledged a uranium enrichment program in 2009, but has said its purpose is the
production of fuel for nuclear power. In November 2010, North Korea showed visiting American
experts early construction of a 100 MWT light-water reactor and a newly built gas centrifuge
uranium enrichment plant, both at the Yongbyon site. The North Koreans claimed the enrichment
plant was operational, but this has not been independently confirmed. U.S. officials have said that
it is likely other, clandestine enrichment facilities exist. A February 2012 announcement commits
North Korea to moratoria on nuclear and long-range missile testing as well as uranium
enrichment suspension at Yongbyon under IAEA monitoring.

North Korea: U.S. Relations, Nuclear Diplomacy, and Internal Situation Emma Chanlett-Avery Specialist in Asian Affairs January 17, 2012

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues Amy F. Woolf Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy February 22, 2012

Egypt in Transition Jeremy M. Sharp Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs February 8, 2012

On February 11, 2011, President Hosni Mubarak resigned from the presidency after 29 years in
power. For 18 days, a popular peaceful uprising spread across Egypt and ultimately forced
Mubarak to cede power to the military. In the wake of Mubarak’s resignation, a Supreme Council
of the Armed Forces (SCAF)—made up entirely of military officers who enjoyed leading
positions under Mubarak—has exercised executive authority directly and via an interim cabinet.
The SCAF oversaw a March 2011 referendum that approved amendments to Egypt’s constitution,
issued a constitutional declaration, and has also issued new laws on the formation of political
parties and the conduct of parliamentary elections. The amended constitution lays out a transition
framework in which the elected People’s Assembly and Shura Council will, in conjunction with
the SCAF, select members for a 100-person constituent assembly to draft a new constitution
subject to a referendum.

Iran Sanctions Kenneth Katzman Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs February 10, 2012

The international coalition that is imposing progressively strict economic sanctions on Iran is
broadening and deepening, with increasingly significant effect on Iran’s economy. The objective,
not achieved to date, remains to try to compel Iran to verifiably confine its nuclear program to
purely peaceful uses. As 2012 begins, Iran sees newly-imposed multilateral sanctions against its
oil exports as a severe threat - to the point where Iran is threatening to risk armed conflict. Iran
also has indicated receptivity to new nuclear talks in the hopes of reversing or slowing the
implementation of the oil export-related sanctions. The energy sector provides nearly 70% of
Iran’s government revenues. Iran’s alarm stems from the potential loss of oil sales as a result

Unrest in Syria and U.S. Sanctions Against the Asad Regime Jeremy M. Sharp Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs Christopher M. Blanchard Analyst in Middle Eastern Affairs February 16, 2012

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy Kenneth Katzman Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs February 21, 2012

An uprising that began in Bahrain on February 14, 2011, following the revolt that overthrew
Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak three days earlier, began a political crisis that defies resolution.
Bahrain’s unrest demonstrates that Shiite grievances over the distribution of power and economic
opportunities were not satisfied by the efforts during 1999-2010 to increase the role of the Shiite
majority in governance; most Bahraini Shiites now say they seek a constitutional monarchy in
which governments are established by an elected parliament. Reflecting increasing polarization,
many Sunnis in Bahrain believe the Shiite majority will settle for nothing less than outright rule.
As protests escalated in March 2011, Bahrain’s government bucked U.S. advice by inviting direct
security assistance from other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, declaring a state of
emergency, forcefully suppressing demonstrations, and arresting dissident leaders and proopposition
health care workers. Although the state of emergency ended on June 1, 2011, the
continued imprisonment of dissidents contributed to the resulting failure of a “national dialogue,”
held in July 2011, to reach on more than just a few political reform recommendations. Hopes for
resolution were raised by a pivotal report by a government-appointed “Independent Commission
of Inquiry” (BICI) on the unrest, released November 23, 2011, which was critical of the
government’s actions against the unrest as well as the opposition’s responses to government
proposals early in the crisis. The government, through an appointed national commission, has
begun to implement most of the BICI recommendations, but the stalemate on major political
reforms has contributed to the resumption of some renewed violent demonstrations and dashed
hopes that a complete solution is in sight.

Iraq: Politics, Governance, and Human Rights Kenneth Katzman Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs February 23, 2012

Immediately following the completion of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq on December 18, 2011,
relations among major political factions worsened substantially, threatening Iraq’s stability and
the legacy of the U.S. intervention in Iraq. Sunni Arabs, always fearful that Prime Minister Nuri
al-Maliki would seek unchallenged power for Shiite factions allied with him, accuse him of an
outright power grab as he seeks to purge the two highest ranking Sunni Arabs from government (a
deputy president and deputy prime minister). The Sunnis have sought to enlist the help of the
Kurds to curb Maliki’s perceived ambitions; the Kurds also distrust Maliki over territorial,
political, and economic issues. The political crisis threatens to undo the relatively peaceful
political competition and formation of cross-sectarian alliances that had emerged since 2007
following several years of sectarian conflict. Some Sunni insurgent groups apparently seek to
undermine Maliki by conducting high-profile attacks intended to reignite sectarian conflict.

Israel: Background and U.S. Relations Jim Zanotti Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs February 29, 2012

Since Israel’s founding in 1948, successive U.S. Presidents and many Members of Congress have
demonstrated a commitment to Israel’s security and to maintaining close U.S.-Israel defense,
diplomatic, and economic cooperation. U.S. and Israeli leaders have pursued common security
goals and have developed close relations based on common perceptions of shared democratic
values and religious affinities. U.S. policymakers often seek to determine how regional events
and U.S. policy choices may affect Israel’s security, and Congress provides active oversight of the
executive branch’s dealings with Israel and the broader Middle East. Some Members of Congress
and some analysts criticize what they perceive as insufficiently critical support of Israel. Other
than Afghanistan, Israel is the leading recipient of U.S. foreign aid and is a frequent purchaser of
major U.S. weapons systems. The United States and Israel maintain close security cooperation—
predicated on a U.S. commitment to maintain Israel’s “qualitative military edge” over other
countries in its region. The two countries signed a free trade agreement in 1985, and the United
States is Israel’s largest trading partner. For more information, see CRS Report RL33222, U.S.
Foreign Aid to Israel, by Jeremy M. Sharp.

Iran: U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses Kenneth Katzman Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs March 2, 2012

The Obama Administration identifies Iran as a major threat to U.S. national security interests.
This perception is generated by suspicions of Iran’s intentions for its nuclear program—
heightened by a November 8, 2011, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report—as well
as by Iran’s support for militant groups in the Middle East and in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S.
officials also accuse Iran of helping Syria’s leadership try to defeat a growing popular opposition
movement, and of taking advantage of Shiite majority unrest against the Sunni-led, pro-U.S.
government of Bahrain. Tensions have been particularly elevated since Iran’s late December 2011
threat to try to choke off much of the world’s oil supplies by attempting to close the Strait of
Hormuz—a reaction to the imposition of significant sanctions against Iran’s vital exports of oil.

Change in the Middle East: Implications for U.S. Policy Christopher M. Blanchard, Coordinator Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs Alexis Arieff Analyst in African Affairs Zoe Danon Section Research Manager Kenneth Katzman Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs Jeremy M. Sharp Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs Jim Zanotti Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs March 7, 2012

U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel Jeremy M. Sharp Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs March 12, 2012

Ensuring the Security of Radioactive Sources: National and Global Responsibilities

Dealing With the Growing Afghan and U.S. Tensions That Are Losing the War | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Dealing With the Growing Afghan and U.S. Tensions That Are Losing the War | Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Big Caucasus | Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Big Caucasus | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China and Afghanistan | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China and Afghanistan | Center for Strategic and International Studies

International Crisis Group : Back to Basics: Israel’s Arab Minority and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

International Crisis Group : Back to Basics: Israel’s Arab Minority and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

International Crisis Group : Sri Lanka’s North II: Rebuilding under the Military

International Crisis Group : Sri Lanka’s North II: Rebuilding under the Military

International Crisis Group : Burundi: A Deepening Corruption Crisis

International Crisis Group : Burundi: A Deepening Corruption Crisis


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Washington Quarterly 35(2), 2012

The 21st Century Force Multiplier: Public–Private Collaboration
James Stavridis and Evelyn N. Farkas
SACEUR and his senior advisor argue that to enhance both global development and security, relationships leveraging private sector expertise and capabilities are critical, but we need a strategy, framework, and process to design and implement them. [excerpt]
How to Deter Terrorism
Matthew Kroenig and Barry Pavel 
The coauthors of the first U.S. government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks present the first publicly available articulation of that strategy, arguing that deterrence remains a poorly understood and underutilized element of U.S. counterterrorism strategy. [excerpt]
Bombs Away? Being Realistic about Deep Nuclear Reductions
James M. Acton

Skeptics and supporters of deep nuclear reductions tend to underestimate three demanding, complex, interacting practical realities. Key barriers lie outside Washington and will take time, but ultimately, further reductions are almost certain to be gradual and worthwhile. [excerpt]

To Keep the Peace with Iran, Threaten to Strike
Michael Singh

The former NSC senior director for Middle Eastern affairs argues that current U.S. strategy toward Iran is incomplete: supplementing sanctions and outreach with a credible military threat could bring the interests of the United States, China, Israel, and other allies into alignment while causing Tehran to reassess its own. [excerpt]
The Real Problem in U.S.–Israeli Relations
Dov Waxman

The real debate we should be having is not whether Obama is pro-Israel enough or whether Israel is a strategic burden to the United States. The real debate is how much do U.S. and Israeli interests really overlap today? Put simply, they are increasingly diverging. [excerpt]
Egypt’s Troubled Transition: Elections without Democracy
Khaled Elgindy

The most formidable threat to Egyptian democracy comes from the ruling military council itself, which may end up leaving Egypt looking less like Turkey and more like Pakistan, where a military that refuses to truly relinquish power results in a weak and dysfunctional government. [excerpt]
A Strategy of “Congagement” toward Pakistan
Zalmay Khalilzad

The former U.S. ambassador explains the confusing sources of Pakistani conduct, concluding it is simultaneously an ally and adversary, and argues that alone engagement has failed and containment would, and recommends deftly mixing the two into a strategy of congagement. [excerpt]
Reassessing China: Awaiting Xi Jinping
William H. Overholt

The author of The Rise of China reassesses his conclusions a generation later, contending that China’s future is far less certain today, with possibilities ranging from Japanese-style decay to gradual world leadership, and depends on a rising generation of leaders far more risk-averse than its predecessors. [excerpt]
 The South China Sea: Oil, Maritime Claims, and U.S.–China Strategic Rivalry
Leszek Buszynski

The risk of conflict escalating in the South China Sea has increased over the past two years as the issue has gone beyond territorial claims and access to energy resources, having become a focal point for the U.S.–China rivalry. [excerpt]
Reversing Pakistan’s Descent: Empowering its Middle Class
Xenia Dormandy

For the first time in eight years, there is a real possibility Pakistan could become a failed state. To help it reverse course, the United States needs to fundamentally rethink its policies, priorities, and most importantly, its partners by turning to Pakistan’s middle class. [excerpt]
Defining U.S. Indian Ocean Strategy
Michael J. Green and Andrew Shearer

In the past few years, the Indian Ocean has emerged as a major center of geostrategic interest, but it is not enough to note that the region is becoming more important. What vital U.S. interests really are at stake? What strategy and resources are required to advance those interests? [excerpt]
Have President Obama’s Re-Election Prospects Brightened?
Charles E. Cook, Jr.

Some shifts early in 2012 appeared to improve President Obama’s chances of re-election—GDP growth and consumer confidence were up, unemployment and “wrong track” polling numbers were down—but it’s too early to jump to conclusions. The year has a long way to go. [excerpt]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Politics in the developing world. 3rd ed. - CMI Publications

Politics in the developing world. 3rd ed. - CMI Publications

The peace in between. Post-war violence and peacebuilding - CMI Publications

The peace in between. Post-war violence and peacebuilding - CMI Publications

The Indian Civil Nuclear Programme: Issues, Concerns, Opportunities Ruhee Neog , Tanvi Kulkarni , Alankrita Sinha and Abhijit Iyer‐Mitra

The Naxal Problem: Understanding the Issues, Challenges and Alternative Approaches Aryaman Bhatnagar , Annapoorna Karthika , Anureet Rai , Amruta Karambelkar , Sanghita Datta and Medha Chaturvedi

The New Nuclear Agenda: Prospects for US-Japan Cooperation Yuki Tatsumi Senior Associate

The accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station demonstrated quite dramatically the national security risk that civil nuclear power stations can present, and has led to reflections in many countries around the world about the long-term prospects for investments in nuclear energy, and weighing the environmental, economic, and safety factors alongside the energy benefits.

The United States and Japan share a goal of eliminating the security challenges posed by the proliferation and/or mismanagement of nuclear materials. They bring complementary insights and perspectives: the United States, as one of the five nuclear weapon states under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) regime, leads various multinational efforts to prevent nuclear weapons, materials, and related technologies from falling into hostile hands. Japan, as the only country in the world that has been subjected to a nuclear weapons attack, represents the interests of advanced industrialized countries with robust civil nuclear energy programs that have renounced the possession of nuclear weapons.

This volume and its contributing authors from Japan and the United States see prospects for enhanced cooperation between Tokyo and Washington. The authors also believe that by pursuing nuclear issues with a more integrated approach, the United States and Japan will help shape the global nuclear future, and the difficult choices about nuclear energy, technology, and counter-proliferation efforts that many countries will have to address. 

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Asian Survey 51(1), 2011

  • Timor-Leste in 2010: The Window for a “Normal” Future? Matthew B. Arnold
  • Cambodia in 2010: Hun Sen’s Further Consolidation, Steve Heder
  • Laos in 2010: Political Stasis, Rabid Development, and Regional Counter-weighting, William Case
  • Vietnam in 2010: Regional Leadership, Ramses Amer
  • Indonesia in 2010: A Leading Democracy Disappoints on Reform, Ehito Kimura
  • Malaysia in 2010: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Michael O’Shannassy
  • The Philippines in 2010: Blood, Ballots, and Beyond, Patricio N. Abinales
  • Thailand in 2010: Rupture and Attempts at Reconciliation, Catharin Dalpino
  • Myanmar in 2010: Doors Open, Doors Close, Sean Turnell
  • Bangladesh in 2010: Digital Makeover but Continued Human and Economic Insecurity, Bina D’Costa
  • Sri Lanka in 2010: Regime Consolidation in a Post-Civil War Era, Jayadeva Uyangoda
  • Nepal and Bhutan in 2010: At an Impasse, Susan Hangen
  • India in 2010: Robust Economics amid Political Stasis, Shalendra Sharma
  • Pakistan in 2010: Flooding, Governmental Inefficiency, and Continued Insurgency, C. Christine Fair
  • Afghanistan in 2010: Continuing Governance Challenges and Faltering Security, William Maley
  • Taiwan in 2010: Mapping for a New Political Landscape and Economic Outlook, Hung-mao Tien and Chen-yuan Tung
  • Russia and the CIS in 2010: Post-Crisis Tests, Yu-shan Wu
  • South Korea in 2010: Navigating New Heights in the Alliance, Victor D. Cha and Katrin Katz
  • Japan in 2010: Messy Politics but Healthier Democracy Frances Mccall Rosenbluth
  • North Korea in 2010: Provocations and Succession Peter M. Beck
  • China in 2010: Dilemmas of “Scientific Development” Guoguang Wu
  • The United States and Asia in 2010: Uncertain Relations, François Ggodement
  • Asia in 2010: Continent Ascendant, Lowell Dittmer

Australian Journal of International Affairs, 65(1), 2011

  • An East Asian security community: Japan, Australia and resources as 'security' Donna Weeks Pages 61 - 80
  • Asia's transformation, international relations and public policy Nick Bisley Pages 102 - 108
  • From the age of asymmetry to the great reconvergence: securing order in the Asian century Andrew Phillips Pages 94 - 101
  • Japanese domestic politics and security cooperation with Australia: the limits of 'normalisation' Tadashi Anno Pages 24 - 39
  • Japanese security policy formation: assessing the Koizumi revolution Rikki Kersten Pages 5 - 23
  • Power shift: rethinking Australia's place in the Asian century Hugh White Pages 81 - 93
  • Regional security cooperation in East Asia: what can Japan and Australia usefully do together? Kazuhiko Togo Pages 40 - 60

Australian Journal of International Affairs, 65(2), 2011

  • Anglo-American followers or Antipodean iconoclasts? The 2008 TRIP survey of international relations in Australia and New Zealand J. C. Sharman; Jacqui True Pages 148 - 166
  • Building the nation in Timor-Leste and its implications for the country's democratic development Selver B. Sahin Pages 220 - 242
  • Change and continuity in strategic culture: the cases of Australia and New Zealand David McCraw Pages 167 - 184
  • Contextualising the AIDS epidemic in the South Pacific: orthodoxies, estimates and evidence Michael O'Keefe Pages 185 - 202
  • Securitising HIV/AIDS in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Anna Hayes; Abduresit Qarluq Pages 203 - 219

Conflict, Security & Development, 11(1), 2011

  • 'War don don': stability, normalcy and Sierra Leone Alice Hills Pages 1 - 24
  • Conflict and gender: the implications of the Burundian conflict on HIV/AIDS risks Hakan Seckinelgin; Joseph Bigirumwami; Jill Morris Pages 55 - 77
  • Revolutionary conflict in federations: the Indian case Jason Miklian Pages 25 - 53
  • The securitisation of civil society: a case study of NGOs-State Security Investigations (SSI) relations in Egypt Mariz Tadros Pages 79 - 103

Democratization 18(2), 2011

  • An autocrat's toolkit: adaptation and manipulation in 'democratic' Cameroon Ericka A. Albaugh Pages 388 - 414
  • Can democratization undermine democracy? Economic and political reform in Uganda Michael F. Keating Pages 415 - 442
  • Democracy promotion in Africa: the institutional context Oda van Cranenburgh Pages 443 - 461
  • Democracy, identity and the politics of exclusion in post-genocide Rwanda: the case of the Batwa Danielle Beswick Pages 490 - 511
  • Democratic crisis or crisis of confidence? What local perceptual lenses tell us about Madagascar's 2009 political crisis Lauren Leigh Hinthorne Pages 535 - 561
  • Democratization in Africa 1990-2010: an assessment Gabrielle Lynch; Gordon Crawford Pages 275 - 310
  • Ethnicity and party preference in sub-Saharan Africa Matthias Basedau; Gero Erdmann; Jann Lay; Alexander Stroh Pages 462 - 489
  • Taking back our democracy? The trials and travails of Nigerian elections since 1999 Cyril Obi Pages 366 - 387
  • The abrogation of the electorate: an emergent African phenomenon Wale Adebanwi; Ebenezer Obadare Pages 311 - 335
  • The internal dynamics of power-sharing in Africa Nic Cheeseman Pages 336 - 365
  • Well, what can you expect?': donor officials' apologetics for hybrid regimes in Africa Stephen Brown Pages 512 - 534

Democratization 18(1), 2011

  • Democracy and 'punitive populism': exploring the Supreme Court's role in El Salvador Elena Martinez Barahona; Sebastian Linares Lejarraga Pages 52 - 74
  • Democratic agency in the local political sphere. Reflections on inclusion in Bolivia Nancy Thede Pages 211 - 235
  • Democratization by decree: the case of Bhutan Mark Turner; Sonam Chuki; Jit Tshering Pages 184 - 210
  • Military extrication and temporary democracy: the case of Pakistan Michael Hoffman Pages 75 - 99
  • Obstacles to citizen participation by direct democracy in Latin America: a comparative regional analysis of legal frameworks and evidence from the Costa Rican case Anita Breuer Pages 100 - 134
  • Questioning Tocqueville in Africa: continuity and change in civil society during Nigeria's democratization A. Carl LeVan Pages 135 - 159
  • Stateness first? Jørgen Møller; Svend-Erik Skaaning Pages 1 - 24
  • Structural factors vs. regime change: Moldova's difficult quest for democracy Theodor Tudoroiu Pages 236 - 264
  • The religious experience as affecting ambivalence: the case of democratic performance evaluation in Israel Pazit Ben-Nun-Bloom; Mina Zemach; Asher Arian Pages 25 - 51
  • When government fails us: trust in post-socialist civil organizations Dani M. Marinova Pages 160 - 183

Foreign Affairs, 90(1), 2011

  • A Leaner and Meaner Defense: How to Cut the Pentagon's Budget While Improving Its Performance Gordon Adams, Matthew Leatherman, p. 139
  • A Third Way to Palestine: Fayyadism and Its Discontents Robert M Danin, p. 94
  • Culture Matters: The Real Obstacles to Latin American Development Oscar Arias, p. 2
  • Enforcing the Peace: How the Great Powers Can Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse Howard M Sachar, p. 14
  • Finish the Job: How the War in Afghanistan Can Be Won Paul D Miller, p. 51
  • Less Than Zero: Bursting the New Disarmament Bubble Josef Joffe, James W Davis, p. 7
  • Plan B in Afghanistan: Why a De Facto Partition Is the Least Bad Option Robert D Blackwill, p. 42
  • Small Arms, Big Problems: The Fallout of the Global Gun Trade C J Chivers, p. 110
  • Sudan's Secession Crisis: Can the South Part From the North Without War? Andrew S Natsios, Michael Abramowitz, p. 19
  • The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran: The Limits of Containment Eric S Edelman, Andrew F Krepinevich, Evan Braden Montgomery, p. 66
  • The Good News About Gas: The Natural Gas Revolution and Its Consequences John Deutch, p. 82
  • The Political Power of Social Media: Technology, the Public Sphere, and Political Change Clay Shirky, p. 28
  • The Softer Side of War: Exploring the Influence of Culture on Military Doctrine Peter R Mansoor, p. 164
  • West Is Best? Why Civilizations Rise and Fall Timur Kuran, p. 159
  • Why Moscow Says No: A Question of Russian Interests, Not Psychology Andrei Shleifer, Daniel Treisman, p. 122
  • Why the Rich Are Getting Richer: American Politics and the Second Gilded Age Robert C Lieberman, p. 154

Foreign Affairs, 90(2), 2011

  • A G-Zero World: The New Economic Club Will Produce Conflict, Not Cooperation Ian Bremmer, Nouriel Roubini, p. 2
  • Arms Sales for India: How Military Trade Could Energize U.S.-Indian Relations Sunil Dasgupta, Stephen P Cohen, p. 22
  • China's Search for a Grand Strategy: A Rising Great Power Finds Its Way Wang Jisi, p. 68
  • Currencies Aren't the Problem: Fix Domestic Policy, Not Exchange Rates Raghuram Rajan, p. 104
  • Currency Wars, Then and Now: How Policymakers Can Avoid the Perils of the 1930s Liaquat Ahamed, p. 92
  • Fighting the Laws of War: Protecting Civilians in Asymmetric Conflict Charli Carpenter, p. 146
  • From Innovation to Revolution: Do Social Media Make Protests Possible? Malcolm Gladwell, Clay Shirky, p. 153
  • Germany's Immigration Dilemma: How Can Germany Attract the Workers It Needs? Tamar Jacoby, p. 8
  • Getting China to Sanction Iran: The Chinese-Iranian Oil Connection Erica Downs, Suzanne Maloney, p. 15
  • How al Qaeda Works: What the Organization's Subsidiaries Say About Its Strength Leah Farrall, p. 128
  • Iraq, From Surge to Sovereignty: Winding Down the War in Iraq Emma Sky, p. 117
  • The Advantages of an Assertive China: Responding to Beijing's Abrasive Diplomacy Thomas J Christensen, p. 54
  • The Indian-Pakistani Divide: Why India Is Democratic and Pakistan Is Not Christophe Jaffrelot, p. 140
  • The Post-Washington Consensus: Development After the Crisis Nancy Birdsall, Francis Fukuyama, p. 45
  • The Tea Party and American Foreign Policy: What Populism Means for Globalism Walter Russell Mead, p. 28
  • The War Over Containing Iran: Can a Nuclear Iran Be Stopped? Dima Adamsky, Karim Sadjadpour, Diane de Gramont, Shahram Chubin, et al., p. 155
  • Will China's Rise Lead to War? Why Realism Does Not Mean Pessimism Charles Glaser, p. 80

International Security, 35(4), 2011

  • Preventing Enemy Coalitions: How Wedge Strategies Shape Power Politics Timothy W. Crawford, 155–189.
  • The Security Curve and the Structure of International Politics: A Neorealist Synthesis Davide Fiammenghi, 126–154.
  • The Right to Be Right: Civil-Military Relations and the Iraq Surge Decision Peter D. Feaver, 87–125.
  • Europe's Troubles: Power Politics and the State of the European Project Sebastian Rosato, 45–86.
  • Graceful Decline? The Surprising Success of Great Power Retrenchment Paul K. MacDonald, Joseph M. Parent, 7–44.

Journal of Peace Research 48(1), 2011

  • Christopher S P Magee and Tansa George Massoud, Openness and internal conflict
  • Eric Neumayer and Thomas Plümper, Foreign terror on Americans
  • Ifat Maoz, Does contact work in protracted asymmetrical conflict? Appraising 20 years of reconciliation-aimed encounters between Israeli Jews and Palestinians
  • Joseph K Young and Laura Dugan, Veto players and terror
  • Krista E Wiegand, Militarized territorial disputes: States’ attempts to transfer reputation for resolve
  • Luis de la Calle and Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca, The quantity and quality of terrorism: The DTV dataset
  • Marie Olson Lounsbery and Alethia H Cook, Rebellion, mediation, and group change: An empirical investigation of competing hypotheses
  • Michael Mousseau, Urban poverty and support for Islamist terror: Survey results of Muslims in fourteen countries
  • Toby J Rider, Michael G Findley, and Paul F Diehl, Just part of the game? Arms races, rivalry, and war

Journal of Conflict Resolution, 55(1), 2011

  • Ravi Bhavnani, Dan Miodownik, Hyun Jin Choi. Three Two Tango: Territorial Control and Selective Violence in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. 133-158
  • Jennifer Kavanagh. Selection, Availability, and Opportunity: The Conditional Effect of Poverty on Terrorist Group Participation. 106-132
  • Orlandrew Danzell. Political Parties: When Do They Turn to Terror?. 85-105
  • Juan Benito, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Penélope Hernández, Juan Sanchis. Sequential versus Simultaneous Schelling Models: Experimental Evidence. 60-84
  • Krista Wiegand, Emilia Powell. Past Experience, Quest for the Best Forum, and Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes. 33-59
  • Susan Olzak. Does Globalization Breed Ethnic Discontent? 3-32

Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 5(1), 2011

  • Creating 'Partners for Peace': The Palestinian Authority and the International Statebuilding Agenda Mandy Turner Pages 1 - 21
  • International Statebuilding and Contentious Universities in Kosovo Nina den Boer; Chris van der Borgh Pages 67 - 88
  • JISB Interview: Kosova in Dependence: From Stability of Crisis to the Crisis of Stability Albin Kurti Pages 89 - 97
  • Postwar Reconstruction, the Reverse Course and the New Way Forward: Bis Repetitas? Jeff Bridoux Pages 43 - 66
  • The EU's Military Operation in Chad and the Central African Republic: An Operation to Save Lives? Giovanna Bono Pages 23 - 42

Political Science Quarterly, 125(4), 2010

  • Robert Jervis. Policy and Politics in the United Kingdom and the United States: A Review Essay. p.685-700
  • Tarik Ouzlu. Turkey and Europeanization of Foreign Policy?. p. 657-683
  • Loree Bykerk, Ardith Maney. Consumer Protection Policy Issues on the Congressional Agenda. p.639-655
  • Brian Glenn. Conservatives and American Political Development. p.611-638
  • Raúl Madrid. The Origins of the Two Lefts in Latin America. p.587-609
  • Stephen Benedict Dyson. George W. Bush, the Surge, and Presidential Leadership. p.557-585

Security Dialogue 42(1), 2011

Scott Watson
The ‘human’ as referent object?: Humanitarianism as securitization, 3-20.

Jonathan Gilmore
A kinder, gentler counter-terrorism: Counterinsurgency, human security and the War on Terror, 21-37.

Sean Lawson
Articulation, antagonism, and intercalation in Western military imaginaries, 39-56.

Christophe Wasinski
On making war possible: Soldiers, strategy, and military grand narrative, 57-76.

Jonas Wolff and Iris Wurm
Towards a theory of external democracy promotion: A proposal for theoretical classification, 77-96.

Simon Reid-Henry
Spaces of security and development: An alternative mapping of the security–development nexus, 97-104.

Maria Stern and Joakim Öjendal
Mapping security–development: A question of methodology?

Small Wars and Insurgencies, 22(1), 2011

  • A transformed insurgency: The strategy of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in the light of communist insurgency theories and a modified Beaufrean exterior/interior framework Mika Kerttunen, 78-118
  • Analyzing Taliban taranas (chants): an effective Afghan propaganda artifact Thomas H. Johnson; Ahmad Waheed, 3-31
  • Global counterinsurgency and US army expansion: the case for recruiting foreign troops Kevin D. Stringer, 142-169
  • The artful use of national power: Portuguese Angola (1961–1974) John P. Cann, 196-225
  • The strategic utility of New Zealand Special Forces Rhys Ball, 119-141
  • Traffickers, terrorists, and a ‘new security challenge’: Russian counternarcotics strategy and the Federal Service for the Control of the Drugs Trade Bettina Renz, 55-77
  • Trinitarian troubles: governmental, military, and societal explanations for post-1945 Western failures in asymmetric conflicts Bart Schuurman, 32-54
  • Winning hearts and minds to lose control: exploring various consequences of popular support in counterinsurgency missions Nori Katagiri, 170-195

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 34(4), 2011

  • Could Suicide Terrorists Actually Be Suicidal? Adam Lankford, 337-366
  • When Terrorism as Strategy Fails: Dissident Irish Republicans and the Threat to British Security Aaron Edwards, 318-336
  • Gender, Jihad, and Jingoism : Women as Perpetrators, Planners, and Patrons of Militancy in Kashmir Swati Parashar, 295-317
  • Negotiating Hostage Crises with the New Terrorists Adam Dolnik; Keith M. Fitzgerald, 267-294

Strategic Comments, 17( 1), 2011

  • China's J-20: future rival for air dominance? Pages 1 - 3
  • Gulf of Mexico spill: the longer-term impact Pages 1 - 3
  • North Korea's uranium programme heightens concern Pages 1 - 4
  • South Asia still beset by violent extremism Pages 1 - 3
  • WikiLeaks: the price of sharing data Pages 1 - 3

Strategic Comments 17(2), 2011

  • Bread and protests: the return of high food prices Pages 1 - 3
  • Clear, hold, hand over: NATO's Afghan transition plan Pages 1 - 3
  • Russian navy's regeneration plans Pages 1 - 3
  • Stuxnet: targeting Iran's nuclear programme Pages 1 - 3
  • The OSCE's uncertain future Pages 1 - 3

Survival 53(1), 2011

  • Al-Qaeda and the Struggle for Yemen Sarah Phillips Pages 95 - 120
  • Can Bad Governance be Good for Development? Sam Wilkin Pages 61 - 76
  • Climate Change and Security at the Third Pole Katherine Morton Pages 121 - 132
  • Iraq: Back to the Future Raad Alkadiri Pages 5 - 12
  • Mobilising Cyber Power Alexander Klimburg Pages 41 - 60
  • Policing the Waves: Maritime Paramilitaries in the Asia-Pacific Christian Le Mière Pages 133 - 146
  • Stuxnet and the Future of Cyber War James P. Farwell; Rafal Rohozinski Pages 23 - 40
  • The Korean Crises and Sino-American Rivalry Benjamin Schreer; Brendan Taylor Pages 13 - 19
  • The Socio-economics of Geopolitical Change Peter J. Munson Pages 77 - 94

Survival 53(2), 2011

  • A Post-Secular World? Cesare Merlini Pages 117 - 130
  • America and Egypt After the Uprisings Marc Lynch Pages 31 - 42
  • China's Vulnerability Trap Jonathan Holslag Pages 77 - 88
  • Exploring the Maze: Counter-proliferation Intelligence Michael Crawford Pages 131 - 158
  • Global Warming and the Arab Spring Sarah Johnstone; Jeffrey Mazo Pages 11 - 17
  • Hizbullah's Political Strategy Lina Khatib Pages 61 - 76
  • Politics and the Army in Egypt Ibrahim A. Karawan Pages 43 - 50
  • Reform and Rebirth in the Middle East Alanoud Al Sharekh Pages 51 - 60
  • Resetting the US-China Security Relationship Lyle J. Goldstein Pages 89 - 116
  • Towards Two Sudans Peter Woodward Pages 5 - 10
  • Waking the Arabs Elham Fakhro; Emile Hokayem Pages 21 - 30

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