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Cyber Infrastructure Protection [Enlarged Edition] By Tarek Saadawi et al.
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This book provides an integrated view and a comprehensive framework of the various issues relating to cyber infrastructure protection. It provides the foundation for a long-term policy and roadmap... More > for cyber security as well as technology challenges. The book is divided into three main parts. The first part deals with strategy and policy issues related to cyber security. It provides a cyber power theory, discussion of Internet survivability as well as large scale data breaches and the role of cyber power in humanitarian assistance. The second part covers social and legal aspects and discusses the attack dynamics of political and religiously motivated hackers. The third part discusses the technical aspects including the resilience of data centers, intrusion detection, and with strong focus on IP-networks.< Less
Central Asian Security Trends: Views from Europe and Russia [Enlarged Edition] By Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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On January 25-26, 2010, SSI organized a conference entitled, “Contemporary issues in International Security,” at the Finnish embassy in Washington, DC. This was the second in what we... More > hoped will be annual conferences bringing together U.S., European, and Russian scholars and experts to discuss such issues in an open forum. The importance of such regular dialogues among experts is well known, and the benefits of these discussions are considerable. Just as we published the papers of the 2008 conference in 2009 (Stephen J. Blank, ed., Prospects for U.S. Russian Security Cooperation, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009), we are doing so now. However, in this case, we are publishing the papers on a panel-by panel basis.< Less
Venezuela as an Exporter of 4th Generation Warfare Instability (Enlarged Edition) By Max G. Manwaring, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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Because of rising popular expectations regarding currently nonexistent rights in Latin America, it appears to be a revolutionary, insurgent, criminal, and populist dream. Thus, the Americas appear to... More > be particularly susceptible to state (and their proxies) and nonstate actors that promise the security, stability, and prosperity national governments have generally failed to provide. Accordingly, Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez have become exporters of asymmetric, unconventional, and undeclared war. If left ignored and unchecked, these wars compel radical, unwanted, and epochal political-economic-social system change. Even though prudent governments must prepare for high-risk, low probability conventional interstate war, there is a high probability that the U.S. President and Congress and leaders of other powers around the world will continue to require civil-military participation in unconventional conflicts.< Less
Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations [Enlarged Edition] By Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, William Flavin, U.S. Army War College
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This monograph examines the U.S. Military’s struggle to find the correct balance between conventional and counterinsurgency/stability approaches. The author uses history to remind us that at... More > the end of wars, Armies often “throw the baby out with the bathwater” and revert to a default position for organization and doctrine instead of inculcating those lessons learned in the recent wars. History shows us that we do not maintain capabilities and capacity to conduct operations in complex environments. Professor Flavin uses Frank Hoffman’s four schools of thought (counterinsurgents, traditionalists, utility infielders and division of labor) and shows where the U.S. has been and may be headed in the future.< Less
China-Latin America Military Engagement: Good Will, Good Business, and Strategic Position [Enlarged Edition] By R. Evan Ellis, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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The reemergence of China on the global stage is arguably one of the most important phenomena of our time. With its sustained high rates of economic growth, the People’s Republic of China (PRC)... More > has dramatically increased trade and investment flows with the rest of the world, including regions such as Latin America, with which it historically has had very little interaction. In many of these countries, the PRC has gone from having an almost negligible economic presence to replacing the United States as the number one or number two trading partner. Moreover, particularly since the end of the global financial crisis, Chinese companies, in coordination with the Chinese government and banks, have begun to make multibillion dollar loans and investments in Latin America, creating a rapidly expanding presence of Chinese companies and workers in the region in such sectors as construction, logistics, manufacturing, telecommunications, and retail.< Less
Chinese Lessons from other Peoples’ Wars [Enlarged Edition] By Andrew Scobell et al.
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The importance of China stems not only from its current international role and its influence on the Asia-Pacific region in particular, but also because China’s impact on global developments... More > will likely continue to grow. One of our enduring imperatives is to accurately survey China’s experiences as a means to grasp its existing perceptions, motivations, and ambitions. More than ever, solid, evidence-based evaluation of what the PLA has learned from the use of force and conflict elsewhere in the world is needed to shed light on the prospects for its cooperation, or rivalry, with the international community. This volume provides unique, valuable insights on how the PLA has applied the lessons learned from others’ military actions to its own strategic planning.< Less