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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 >

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 >

Mobilizing Force: Linking Security Threats, Militarization, and Civilian Control

Mobilizing Force: Linking Security Threats, Militarization, and Civilian Control

David Kuehn and Yagil Levy, editors

What leads a democratic government to use military force to counter a domestic or external threat? How does it legitimize this mobilization to its citizenry? And what is the significance for civilian control of the military? The authors of Mobilizing Force draw on case studies from around the world to systematically examine these critical questions, exploring the interrelationships among    More >

US-China Nuclear Relations: The Impact of Strategic Triangles

US-China Nuclear Relations: The Impact of Strategic Triangles

David Santoro, editor

Though China remains a relatively weak nuclear power, it has in recent years become central to US strategic policymaking. What explains this shift? How is the US-China strategic nuclear relationship evolving? What role do other states play in shaping it?   To address these questions, the authors of US-China Nuclear Relations examine a series of strategic triangles involving China, the US,    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 >

NATO and the Middle East: In Search of a Strategy

NATO and the Middle East: In Search of a Strategy

Rolf Schwarz

Over the course of more than seven decades, NATO has sought, but not settled on, an effective strategy for interacting with its neighbors in the Middle East and North Africa. Rolf Schwarz traces the evolution of NATO's engagement with its neighboring region—including the launching of the Mediterranean Dialogue and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative—and assesses its potential for    More >

The FBI Abroad: Bridging the Gap Between Domestic and Foreign Intelligence

The FBI Abroad: Bridging the Gap Between Domestic and Foreign Intelligence

Darren E. Tromblay

How is it that the FBI, a domestic intelligence agency, operates beyond the US borders? What role does the bureau play in emerging democracies? In what ways does it contribute to US diplomacy and global security? Darren Tromblay tackles these intriguing questions to assess the FBI's presence abroad, revealing the inextricable nature of domestic and foreign intelligence activities.    More >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Let’s celebrate: Mcebisi Ndletyana's Anatomy of the ANC in Power: Insights from Port Elizabeth, 1990–2019 just received an “Essential” review in Choice: “[An] exemplary study.... Ndletyana’s examination of how and why the ANC became so corrupt, so dysfunctional, so focused on benefitting itself and its leading cadres ... is of enormous academic and public-policy value.... Essential.” —Choice
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