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Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction

Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction

Jeffrey Douglas Dailey and James Robert Phelps

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks—considered one of the worst intelligence failures in US history—the many agencies that constitute the homeland security enterprise have aggressively developed their intelligence capabilities and activities. Jeffrey Dailey and James Phelps provide a comprehensive introduction to the nature of intelligence, its structures, roles, and missions, in    More >

Info Ops: From World War I to the Twitter Era

Info Ops: From World War I to the Twitter Era

Ofer Fridman, Vitaly Kabernik, and Francesca Granelli, editors

Since antiquity, information has been used in conflict—to deceive, to demoralize, to sow fear among enemy troops. Not until the twentieth century, though, did information operations become so central to war. In Info Ops, the authors assess the evolving role and increasing relevance of information operations from the leaflet bombardments of World War I to the present digital age.    More >

Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies, and Practices

Cyber Intelligence: Actors, Policies, and Practices

Constance S. Uthoff

US national security compromised by Wikileaks. Towns held hostage by ransomware. Corporate websites hacked. Cyber espionage and cybercrimes are increasing in both frequency and sophistication—requiring the collection of actionable intelligence in order to combat them. Constance Uthoff provides a comprehensive overview of cyber intelligence, explaining what it is, why it is needed, who is    More >

Old and New Battlespaces: Society, Military Power, and War

Old and New Battlespaces: Society, Military Power, and War

Jahara Matisek and Buddhika Jayamaha

War is changing. The cybersphere, civil society, outer space ... all are emerging as domains in which battles are fought. What drives this shift? How is it affecting the character and conduct of war? What are the implications for military strategy? As they address these fundamental questions, Jahara Matisek and Buddhika Jayamaha show how today's civil society, technology, and military    More >

Illicit Money: Financing Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

Illicit Money: Financing Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

Jessica Davis

Terrorists need money ... to recruit and train people, to buy weapons, to maintain safe houses, to carry out attacks. Which raises the question: how do they procure and protect funds to finance their operations? In Illicit Money, Jessica Davis thoroughly answers that question. Davis explores the full spectrum of terrorist finance, drawing on extensive case studies to dissect how individuals,    More >

The Polar Pivot: Great Power Competition in the Arctic and Antarctica

The Polar Pivot: Great Power Competition in the Arctic and Antarctica

Ryan Patrick Burke

Once impassable and inhospitable, both the Arctic region and Antarctica are rapidly emerging as geopolitically strategic hot spots. As Ryan Burke writes in The Polar Pivot, the ice is melting and the tensions rising. In this new environment, what are the stakes? Why are Russia and China racing to increase their military capabilities and infrastructures in the polar regions? What is the United    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to HSRC Press! They had two titles selected as 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Books. The winners were Mcebisi Ndletyana’s Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 and Opening the South African Economy: Barriers to Entry and Competition (edited by Thando Vilakazi, Sumayya Goga, and Simon Roberts).
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