Defense by Other Means

Author: Jason D. Ellis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275969401
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: History

The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program was enacted by Congress in 1991 as part of a cooperative effort with Russia to dismantle the old Soviet nuclear arsenal. Based upon interviews with more than 100 present and former officials, this text traces the history of the program as it has re

The Influence of Small States on Superpowers

Author: Richard L. Bernal
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498508179
Release Date: 2015-07-22
Genre: Political Science

The success of Jamaica’s impact on U.S. foreign policy proves that it is possible for a small, developing country to influence a superpower. Issues and experiences that are documented and analyzed in this book illustrate the issues of critical importance concerning the relations between large, powerful countries and small states.

International Politics and Security in Korea

Author: Jungsup Kim
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1782542841
Release Date: 2007-01-26
Genre: Political Science

This comprehensive book explains that while world politics has entered the post-Cold War era since the late 1980s, the Korean peninsula has not. Diplomatic relations have yet to be established between North Korea, the US and Japan, while conventional military confrontation has persisted. Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme has further increased tensions and the possibility of war has frequently been considered--Publisher.

The Art of Policymaking

Author: George E. Shambaugh IV
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483385532
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Political Science

The Art of Policymaking: Tools, Techniques and Processes in the Modern Executive Branch, Second Edition is a practical introduction to the specific tools, techniques, and processes used to create policy in the executive branch of the U.S. government. George E. Shambaugh, IV and Paul Weinstein, Jr. explain how government officials craft policy, manage the policymaking process, and communicate those policies to stakeholders and the public at large. The authors draw on both their academic and government experience to provide real-world advice on writing memos, preparing polling questions, and navigating the clearance process. An abundance of case studies show how actual policies are developed and how and why policies and processes differ across administrations. Practice scenarios allow students to apply the tools and techniques they have learned by working through both domestic and foreign policy situations.

Understanding Conflict and Violence

Author: Tim Jacoby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134224241
Release Date: 2007-09-12
Genre: Political Science

This book examines and interprets a wide range of approaches to the causes of violence and conflict. The causes of violence and conflict are often left untheorized, or they are discussed as an existent problem assumed to be an inevitable part of human interaction. Adopting an accessible approach, this volume presents readers with a clear understanding of the causes of violence and conflict by highlighting their evolutionary roots and illustrating them with in-depth case studies and examples. Tim Jacoby addresses the fragmented nature of the literature on conflict theory by drawing upon a wide range of disciplinary traditions, seeking to reflect the fact that international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology all share a long-standing interest in the study of conflict and violence and that common concerns make interdisciplinary stimulating and productive. Understanding Conflict & Violence will be of interest to students and scholars across the disciplines of international relations, history, economics, development, politics and sociology.

Asian Perspective

ISBN: UOM:39015063376779
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Asia

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Arab media

Author: Kai Hafez
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: 0826428363
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Arab Media: Power and Weakness includes writings from the best scholars on the subject from around the world, with the aim of evaluating, revising, and stimulating the academic debate on Arab media.

A concise history of U S foreign policy

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: 074253443X
Release Date: 2006-06-30
Genre: History

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy offers a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present. Kaufman begins the book with a thorough explanation of major themes, concepts, and actors in international relations that gives students a solid foundation on which to analyze U.S. foreign policy. Subsequent chapters explore how these theories and concepts apply to political and historical actions, placing the evolution of foreign policy decisions within the context of the international situations and domestic priorities. Kaufman concludes with a look forward to the twenty-first century and uses case studies to encourage students to form their own ideas about American foreign policy.

Chief Executives

Author: Taketsugu Tsurutani
ISBN: 0874220882
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Political Science

Chief Executives presents a comprehensive analysis of the roles that presidents, prime ministers, and chancellors play in the political systems of five countries -- the United States, Mexico, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan.