Monday, February 25, 2013

International Security Challenges in a Changing World

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During the 1990s, the nature of world affairs underwent significant change unparalleled since the end of World War II. The decade witnessed neither a New World Order nor the End of History. The new world could rather be characterized as one in which we could find a juxtaposition of order and disorder. It is against this backdrop that this book addresses the future of strategic studies with particular emphasis on the following four areas: the possibilities and opportunities present in enlarging the Western zone of cooperatively organized international affairs; regional security problems and dynamics; new security challenges; and the future instruments and dimensions of security policy. The book contains contributions by scholars working in the fields of international relations and security studies.
 http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/pdfs/Studien_zu_ZS-3.pdf

Towards the 21st Century: Trends in Post-Cold War International Security Policy

Studien_zu_ZS-4.gifThis book addresses the issues of international security after the end of the Cold War. It looks at key changes that have taken place since 1989, analyzes the main issues, and considers those trends that are likely to shape international security policy in the coming decades. This book contains two different studies. In the first, researchers from the International Institute of Strategic Studies, the Graduate Institute of International Studies and the RAND Corporation offer their views on the development of post-Cold War security policy. The second part comprises of cases studies that focus on future challenges in European and US security policy. The book concludes with a comparative analysis by the editors who attempt to identify discernible trends and to raise those questions whose resolution will be decisive for the development of international security in the 21st century.
http://www.css.ethz.ch/publications/pdfs/Studien_zu_ZS-4.pdf 

Kosovo: Lessons Learned for International Cooperative Security

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The Kosovo crisis of 1999 was one of the most challenging events for cooperative security. Since the end of the Cold War, the European states, the United States and Canada have made progress in devising a new security architecture. However, the wars in the former Yugoslavia seemed to indicate that the new international order was not able to live up to its expectations. For the fourth time in eight years the Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic and those political forces he stands for tried to resolve an ethnic problem by means of ethnic cleansing. Unlike in Bosnia-Herzegovina or in Croatia, the Western world reacted with much more determination and resolve. The outcome was an accord that was made in early June 1999 and which has to be seen against the backdrop of a major international crisis. This book critically examines the various efforts to resolve the Kosovo problem by ways of cooperative security. It also deals with the problems that started after the agreement of 9 June 1999. Furthermore, it tries to shed light on the broader regional and international aspects of that crisis.

In Pursuit of Conceptual Excellence: The Evolution of British Military-Strategic Doctrine in the Post-Cold War Era, 1989-2002

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Traditionally, the British Armed Forces did not care about doctrine. During the 1990s, however, they undertook intense efforts to explore, debate and publish doctrinal issues. They developed a coherent understanding of the military's role in a post-Cold War era characterised by regional instabilities and asymmetric threats. This conceptual evolution was triggered mainly by the strategic change from 1989 onwards, when Western security concepts shifted from nuclear deterrence and containment towards stability projection and crisis response. As a result, territorial defence forces were replaced by expeditionary and rapid reaction capabilities. Simultaneously, the military were also challenged by the need to absorb a surge of technological innovations and to adapt to a changing relationship with society at large. This contemporary history study analyses Britain's doctrinal evolution from 1989 to 2002 in the light of these strategic, technological and social changes. It examines the emerging, specifically British post-Cold War military-strategic thinking and explains why doctrine, both single-service and joint, gained unprecedented relevance as an instrument of transformation in an increasingly complex environment.

The Nuclear Security Summit: Assessment of National Commitments


The report, published jointly by ACA and PGS, concludes that approximately 80 percent of the 67 national commitments made by 30 global leaders at the 2010 summit in Washington have been completed.
The Seoul Nuclear Security Summit is expected to review states' progress on implementing their commitments and to set the course for future efforts to secure weapons-usable nuclear materials. A third summit is planned for the Netherlands in 2014.
http://www.armscontrol.org/files/ACA_NSS_Report_2012.pdf


CTBT at 15: Status and Prospects

The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) has already helped to bring an end to nuclear testing, reduced nuclear arms competition, and improved global capabilities to detect and deter nuclear testing in the future. But until the CTBT enters into force, the door to renewed testing is still open. Entry into force requires ratification by a handful of key states.
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBT Organization (CTBTO), ACA organized a high-level conference on the CTBT in Vienna, Austria involving senior government representatives and leading technical experts. The participants reviewed the progress of the CTBTO and the International Monitoring System, examined the role of the CTBT in advancing disarmament and curbing proliferation, and evaluated the obstacles and pathways to the Treaty’s entry into force. This conference report includes formal conference presentations and summarizes the discussions.
http://www.armscontrol.org/files/ACA_CTBT_Report_Vienna_2012.pdf

"Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle:" An ACA Briefing Book 2013

As the United States and other international leaders continue to pursue a range of strategies to head-off the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran, the non-partisan Arms Control Association has produced a comprehensive, entry-level guide to Iran's nuclear program and its capabilities, and the risks, benefits, and limitations of the available policy options.
This 42-page briefing book is designed to provide an overview of Iran’s nuclear history, the status of its nuclear program, the role of international nonproliferation sanctions, the realities of potential military options, and the history and challenges of diplomatic efforts to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
http://www.armscontrol.org/files/ACA_Iran_Briefing_Book_2013.pdf 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From Strength to Empowerment: The Next Generation of U.S.-Malaysia Relations

towards the green ecoA Report of the CSIS Southeast Asia Program and ISIS Malaysia. Washington DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), May 2012.
http://www.isis.org.my/attachments/CSIS-ISIS_Report_StrengthEmpowerment_May_2012.pdf 

Malaysia-US Relations 2000-2011 Pamela Sodhy. Kuala Lumpur: ISIS Malaysia.

Malaysia-US Relations 2000-2011This monograph looks at the present relationship between Malaysia and the United States during a decade-long period, covering the main political, economic, and socio-cultural relations during the prime ministerships in Malaysia, of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, and Najib Tun Razak and the presidencies in the United States, of George Bush and Barack H Obama.  
http://www.isis.org.my/attachments/e-books/Pamela_Sodhy_Malaysia-US_Relations_Oct2012.pdf 

Global Swing States: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and the Future of International Order | Center for a New American Security

Global Swing States: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and the Future of International Order | Center for a New American Security

The rise of four powerful democracies – Brazil, India, Indonesia and Turkey – presents one of the most significant opportunities for U.S. foreign policy in the early 21st century. Daniel M. Kliman of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and Richard Fontaine of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) urge American leaders to pursue closer partnerships with these four countries, which they term “global swing states.” In Global Swing States: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and the Future of International Order, published as part of a joint initiative of GMF and CNAS, Kliman and Fontaine offer a new framework for thinking about how U.S. engagement with these pivotal powers can bolster peace, prosperity and freedom.
In addition to this capstone report by Kliman and Fontaine, CNAS and GMF published five working papers that explore how the global swing states relate to key elements of the international order and lay out implications for the United States and its European allies:
Global Swing States and the Trade Order by Jennifer Hillman, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, GMF
Global Swing States and the Financial Order by Joe Quinlan, Non-Resident Fellow, GMF
Global Swing States and the Maritime Order by James Kraska, Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law, U.S. Naval War College
Global Swing States and the Nonproliferation Order by Megan Garcia, Fellow, Hewlett Foundation
Global Swing States and the Human Rights and Democracy Order by Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

Upholding the Promise: A Strategy for Veterans and Military Personnel | Center for a New American Security

Veterans policy, military personnel, veterans affairs, Obama administrationUpholding the Promise: A Strategy for Veterans and Military Personnel | Center for a New American Security
 After more than a decade of war, several years of constrained national budgets and a changing veteran population, the second Obama administration must confront how best to uphold its promises to the nation's men and women who serve or have served in uniform.

In Upholding the Promise: A Strategy for Veterans and Military Personnel, CNAS Non-Resident Senior Fellow Phillip Carter urges the Obama Administration to develop an inclusive, strategic policy approach that serves veterans and military personnel as well as they have served the nation.  He calls upon the administration to tackle urgent issues such as military and veteran suicide, while working over the long term to prevent the civilian "sea of goodwill" toward veterans from turning into an ocean of apathy as current wars wind down, and public attention turns away from the men and women who have fought those wars.

Yokota: Civil-Military Use of U.S. Bases in Japan | Center for a New American Security

Yokota: Civil-Military Use of U.S. Bases in JapanYokota: Civil-Military Use of U.S. Bases in Japan | Center for a New American Security
 In Yokota: Civil-Military Use of U.S. Bases in Japan, authors Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, CNAS Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program; Paul S. Giarra, President of Global Strategies & Transformation; Zachary M. Hosford, CNAS Research Associate; and Timothy A. Walton, Associate of Delex Consulting, Studies, and Anlalysis argue that the United States and Japan should strongly consider making Yokota Air Base available for civilian aviation while still preserving military readiness and enhancing operational capacity. They contend that opening Yokota for dual-use could be mutually beneficial for the United States and Japan, and both nations should press forward by developing specific proposals for shared use and assessing their respective costs and benefits.

Aum Shinrikyo – Second Edition – English | Center for a New American Security

Aum Shinrikyo – Second Edition – EnglishAum Shinrikyo – Second Edition – English | Center for a New American Security
In the Second Edition of the 2011 CNAS report Aum Shinrikyo: Insights Into How Terrorists Develop Biological and Chemical Weapons, the authors provide new analysis of Aum Shinrikyo’s chemical and biological weapons development, which pre-dated their 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. They focus on Aum Shinrikyo's efforts to produce various chemical and biological agents and the difficulties the cult encountered, providing new insights from key insiders.

US Strategy, Sequestration, and the Growing Strategy-Reality Gap | Center for Strategic and International Studies

US Strategy, Sequestration, and the Growing Strategy-Reality Gap | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Realizing the Potential of Unconventional Natural Gas--Executive Summary | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Realizing the Potential of Unconventional Natural Gas--Executive Summary | Center for Strategic and International Studies

US-China Study Group on G-20 Reform: Final Report Conference Report January 2013

In late 2011, the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, the Center for American Progress, and the Stanley Foundation formed a study group of US and Chinese experts to evaluate the role of the G-20 in the US-China bilateral relationship as well as how the relationship influences the G-20. After meeting for two conferences over the course of 2012, the group reached consensus on a set of recommendations to improve the efficacy of this important body.
http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/publications/report/USChinaGroupReport1212.pdf 

Domestic Constraints on Global Cooperation 53rd Strategy for Peace Conference Policy Dialogue Brief January 2013

As part of the Stanley Foundation’s 53rd annual Strategy for Peace Conference in October 2012, some 15 policy experts from Brazil, India, and the United States gathered for a discussion of the domestic determinants of international cooperation, summarized in this Policy Dialogue Brief.

When analysts and practitioners—especially in Washington and other Western capitals—assess issues on the international agenda, they tend to focus on rising powers’ policy stances without delving into their internal considerations. With a focus on two emerging powers and three areas of policy, participants discussed ideas for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to the major collective action problems of today’s world. The conference brought together experts from Brazil, India, and the United States, and the agenda covered food security, energy security and climate change, and nuclear nonproliferation.

Participants identified avenues that could facilitate greater cooperation between rising and established powers.http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/publications/pdb/DomesticConstraintsSPC12.pdf

Beyond Boundaries in Southeast Asia: Dual-Benefit Capacity Building to Bridge the Security/Development Divide Conference Report January 2013

The Stanley Foundation and the Stimson Center have released the latest report in their Beyond Boundaries series with a specific focus on Southeast Asia, Beyond Boundaries in Southeast Asia: Dual-Benefit Capacity Building to Bridge the Security/Development Divide.

Southeast Asia has witnessed an average economic growth rate of more than 5 percent per year over the past decade. As a result of their economic and political advances, countries in the region have made significant strides in terms of national economic development. Southeast Asians today enjoy greater access to education, clean water, and health services than ever before. Moreover, in just 20 years, the region has halved the proportion of people living on less than a $1.25 per day.

Yet despite this remarkable progress, current and emerging obstacles threaten to prevent the region from fully capitalizing upon its potential. Notably, the region faces growing energy shortfalls, maritime security challenges including piracy, and the trafficking in humans, drugs, and small arms. Each of these problems threaten to undermine the economic gains witnessed over the past quarter century. Moreover, these perils not only affect the most vulnerable communities and peoples of the region, but together they can overwhelm legitimate state structures and disrupt the flow of goods upon which the region has come to depend.

To begin ameliorating these interconnected challenges, we must aim to build the human, legal, technical, and financial capacity necessary to guard against them. To that end, this conference report proposes an innovative approach that seeks to better leverage existing resources, identify new streams of assistance, and bridge the security/development divide. Two proven platforms for this dual-benefit approach are presented: UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (counterterrorism) and UN Security Council Resolution 1540 (nonproliferation).

Developing an international security strategy based on mutual self-interest, rather than simply imposing legal mandates, will build near-term trust and yield long-term buy-in from partner states, thus ensuring sustainability. This, in turn, will strengthen the counterterrorism and nonproliferation regimes.

In this report, Brian Finlay, senior associate and director of Stimson’s Managing Across Boundaries (MAB) program, and coauthors Johan Bergenas, research analyst and deputy director, and Esha Mufti, research assistant, provide targeted recommendations building a holistic approach that bridges hard and softer security objectives with development needs worldwide.
http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/publications/report/SEArpt1012.pdf 

The G-20 as a Lever for Progress Barry Carin and David Shorr Policy Analysis Brief February 2013

The measure of a multilateral process is its contribution to progress on the issues and challenges on the global agenda. As a practical matter, the crucial piece is the policy lever through which progress is achieved.

The relatively loose structure of the G-20 compared with traditional international organizations makes it especially well suited to provide injections of political impetus for policy problems.

Meanwhile, the failure of many observers to recognize the varied scale of the G-20’s efforts—from macroeconomic rebalancing to, say, ratification of the main anticorruption treaty—has made it harder for the G-20 to gain credit for the valuable role it can play.

Recent commentary over the G-20 cries out for a clearer understanding of how the body functions and what it has to offer.
http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/publications/pab/CarinShorrPAB213.pdf 

Promoting Greater Transparency for Effective Nuclear Security Summary Report & Initial Policy Recommendations from the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group Conference Report February 2013

The security of nuclear material is considered to be a national responsibility, however, nations generally limit sharing information regarding their security practices and capabilities. This focus on sovereignty increasingly conflicts with the international responsibility to protect the global community from the unauthorized release of radiation and its consequences. The current nuclear security regime does not adequately account for the cross-border implications of theft or use of a radiological dispersion device or improvised nuclear device.

Under the current system, nuclear security is not globally uniform. There is no specific obligation to implement any recommended international standards, and there is no requirement to share information with other nations though several international agreements encourage these actions. This creates significant challenges in assessing the adequacy of global nuclear security and complicates efforts to minimize potential vulnerabilities. The lack of transparency, in particular, allows weak links in the international nuclear security system to remain potential targets for exploitation by terrorists or other actors.

From the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG) September 2012 Workshop on Building Transparency in Nuclear Security, this report provides initial policy recommendations on how existing structures can be used to make the system more effective and transparent, incentivizing transparency in the nuclear industry, protecting information in a more transparent environment, and closing the communication gaps among stakeholders.http://www.stanleyfoundation.org/nsgeg/NSGEGLondonReport022013.pdf

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Toby Dalton On “Beyond Incrementalism: Rethinking Approaches To CBMs And Stability In South Asia”


The Stimson Center is releasing today an essay by Toby Dalton entitled "Beyond Incrementalism: Rethinking Approaches to CBMs and Stability in South Asia." Dalton is the Deputy Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Dalton explores the dilemma of how to pursue peace and stability in South Asia: while incremental steps, intended to foster confidence in small bites, have neither produced stability nor been a "catalyst for change," there appears no viable alternative approach. The essay makes the case for an alternative approach, based on a mix of incremental steps and symbolic leaps, which could produce a trajectory characterized by sustained stability, rather than the current cycle of crisis, momentary progress, then stasis.
Efforts by Pakistan and India to establish and sustain incremental processes of building stability seem to follow a predictable and cyclical pattern, where treaties and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) are rooted in crisis resolution; however, once the fanfare fades and international concerns are mollified, implementation lags.  After some period, a new crisis arrives.  Though some incremental steps have been implemented faithfully, this approach has yet to deliver peace to South Asia.
The crowning achievement of bilateral diplomacy to institutionalize incremental CBMs arguably was the 1999 Lahore Summit and the Composite Dialogue process that resulted; it is common to hear calls for a "Lahore II" to extend this process.  Dalton argues, however, that a framework based solely on small advances misses what made that summit unique: a process that surrounded such increments with major symbolic and risky steps taken by the leaders of both countries.  "Though the specific measures agreed at Lahore were incremental, the Summit and the structure it created were actually rather radical departures from past practice, and in many ways defied international expectations at the time."  
He calls for an approach that stresses both formal and informal incremental progress while laying the groundwork for big, risky leaps forward.  The objective of this new approach is a fundamental change in the baseline of bilateral relations between India and Pakistan.  Another crisis could erupt at any time - this approach stands a better chance than new incremental steps alone of breaking the cycle that has prevented progress. One lesson to be distilled from past efforts in South Asia is the ability of sustained, high-level, political involvement reinforced by symbolic acts to facilitate faster incremental progress.  Without such high-level involvement, there seems little prospect that additional small steps by Pakistan and India will yield the desired peace and stability.
Stimson's analytical and prescriptive assessments on the nuclear competition in South Asia are funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and by the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Beyond Boundaries In Southeast Asia

Over the past 30 years, globalization has revolutionized international relations. The net positive result has been soaring economic growth and burgeoning prospects for peace and prosperity around the globe. Southeast Asia, in particular, has witnessed an average economic growth rate of more than 5 percent per year in the past decade. As a result of their economic and political advances, countries in the region have made significant strides in terms of national economic development. Southeast Asians today enjoy greater access to education, clean water, and health services than ever before. Moreover, in just 20 years, the region has halved the proportion of people living on less than a $1.25 per day. 
Yet despite this remarkable progress, current and emerging obstacles threaten to prevent the region from fully capitalizing upon its potential. Notably, the region faces growing energy shortfalls, maritime security challenges including piracy, and the trafficking in humans, drugs, and small arms. Each of these problems threatens to undermine the economic gains witnessed over the past quarter century. Moreover, these perils not only affect the most vulnerable communities and peoples of the region, but together they can overwhelm legitimate state structures and disrupt the licit flow of goods upon which the region has come to depend.
To begin ameliorating these interconnected challenges, we must aim to build the human, legal, technical, and financial capacity necessary to guard against them. Accordingly, in this report, Brian Finlay, senior associate and managing director of Stimson's Managing Across Boundaries (MAB) program, Johan Bergenas, research analyst and deputy director, and Esha Mufti, research assistant, provide targeted recommendations building a holistic approach that bridges hard and softer security objectives with development needs worldwide.The report is the sixth in a series that seeks innovative approaches to implementing UN Security Council Resolutions 1540 and 1373 by pragmatically pairing states in need of development assistance with those states willing to offer such assistance under the auspices of national security. 

The Precarious Ally: Bahrain’s Impasse and U.S. Policy Frederic Wehrey

Bahrain is a crucial test of Washington’s ability to balance the need for political reform with long-standing strategic interests and military partnerships.
http://carnegieendowment.org/files/bahrain_impasse.pdf

Conflict and Negotiation in Cyberspace | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Conflict and Negotiation in Cyberspace | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Demography of a Reunified Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Demography of a Reunified Korea | Center for Strategic and International Studies

The United States and Central Asia after 2014 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

The United States and Central Asia after 2014 | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: Lenovo | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: Lenovo | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: Huawei | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: Huawei | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CSR) | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corporation (CSR) | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: Analysis and Policy Implications | Center for Strategic and International Studies

China’s Competitiveness: Analysis and Policy Implications | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Defence Acquisition: International Best Practices Share on blogger Share on linkedin Share on facebook More Sharing Services Laxman K Behera and Vinay Kaushal

http://www.cinemaone.ru This book is a compendium of papers presented and circulated in the International Seminar on Defence acquisition organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses on July 12-14, 2011. It contains 29 chapters organised in nine key themes: technical requirement and capability definition; technical and commercial evaluation challenges; optimal procedural framework; contract implementation and project management; logistics management; offsets; defence industrial and R&D base; oversight, organisational structure; and human resource in defence acquisition. Written by the practitioners, industry leaders and subject experts, the book brings out the best international practices in defence acquisition.
http://www.idsa.in/sites/default/files/book_DefAcq.pdf 

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk’s Visit to India: Towards an Assuring Alliance | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk’s Visit to India: Towards an Assuring Alliance | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

A Missile in the Monkey’s Shadow? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

A Missile in the Monkey’s Shadow? | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Cooperation Between India and Bangladesh on Control of Arsenic Poisoning | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Cooperation Between India and Bangladesh on Control of Arsenic Poisoning | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Patriots in Turkey | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Patriots in Turkey | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

With Eyes Wide Shut: The Continuing and Inexplicable Pursuit of Regime Change | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

With Eyes Wide Shut: The Continuing and Inexplicable Pursuit of Regime Change | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Prosecution of War Criminals in Bangladesh: The Verdict Starts Coming | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Prosecution of War Criminals in Bangladesh: The Verdict Starts Coming | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Promoting SEZs to Boost the Indian Aerospace Sector | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

Promoting SEZs to Boost the Indian Aerospace Sector | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India and Pakistan: Getting Along with the Peace Process | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

India and Pakistan: Getting Along with the Peace Process | Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

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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?
105-110

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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