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Global Data Shock : Strategic Ambiguity, Deception, and Surprise in an Age of Information Overload
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written by Robert Mandel, 1945- (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019), 270 page(s)
Intelligence and security communities have access to an overwhelming amount of information. More data is better in an information-hungry world, but too much data paralyzes individual and institutional abilities to process and use information effectively. Robert Mandel calls this phenomenon "global data shock." He...
written by Robert Mandel, 1945- (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019), 270 page(s)
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No Miracles: The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War
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written by Michael R. Fenzel, 1967- (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2017), 193 page(s)
The Soviet experience in Afghanistan provides a compelling perspective on the far-reaching hazards of military intervention. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev decided that a withdrawal from Afghanistan should occur as soon as possible. The Soviet Union's senior leadership had become aware that their strategy was unraveli...
written by Michael R. Fenzel, 1967- (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2017), 193 page(s)
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Rebranding China: Contested Status Signaling in the Changing Global Order
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written by Xiaoyu Pu (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019, originally published 2019), 171 page(s)
China is intensely conscious of its status, both at home and abroad. This concern is often interpreted as an undivided desire for higher standing as a global leader. Yet, Chinese political elites heatedly debate the nation's role as it becomes an increasingly important player in international affairs. At times, Ch...
written by Xiaoyu Pu (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019, originally published 2019), 171 page(s)
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Afghanistan:Transition under Threat
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edited by Mark Sedra, fl. 2008 and Geoffrey Hayes, 1947- (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), 346 page(s)
Many have questioned the wisdom of the international intervention in Afghanistan in light of the escalation of violence and instability in the country in the past few years. Particularly uncertain are Canadians, who have been inundated with media coverage of an increasingly dirty war in southern Afghanistan, one i...
edited by Mark Sedra, fl. 2008 and Geoffrey Hayes, 1947- (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008), 346 page(s)
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Canada and the Middle East:In Theory and Practice
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written by Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); edited by Bessma Momani, fl. 2015 and Paul Heinbecker, 1941- (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007), 243 page(s)
Canada and the Middle East: In Theory and Practice provides a unique perspective on one of the world’s most geopolitically important regions. From the perspective of Canada’s diplomats, academics, and former policy practitioners involved in the region, the book offers an overview of Canada’s relationship wit...
written by Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); edited by Bessma Momani, fl. 2015 and Paul Heinbecker, 1941- (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007), 243 page(s)
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From Civil Strife to Peace Building: Examining Private Sector Involvement in West African Reconstruction
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edited by Hany Besada (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009), 313 page(s)
From Civil Strife to Peace Building examines peace-building efforts in the fragile West African states of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire, with a focus on the role of the private sector in leading the reconstruction initiatives. Given that aid and debt relief, the traditional remedies for dependency an...
edited by Hany Besada (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009), 313 page(s)
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The Independence of South Sudan: The Role of Mass Media in the Responsibility to Prevent
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written by E. Donald Briggs and Walter E. Soderlund (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 183 page(s)
The Responsibility to Protect, the report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), focused on three international responsibilities in the area of human security: the responsibility to prevent, the responsibility to react, and the responsibility to rebuild. The report acknowled...
written by E. Donald Briggs and Walter E. Soderlund (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014), 183 page(s)
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Studies in International Governance, Syria, Press Framing, and the Responsibility to Protect
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written by Tom Pierre Najem, Walter E. Soderlund and E. Donald Briggs, in Studies in International Governance (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017), 241 page(s)
The Syrian Civil War has created the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of World War II, sending shock waves through Syria, its neighbours, and the European Union. Calls for the international community to intervene in the conflict, in compliance with the UN-sanctioned Responsibility to Protect (R2P), occurr...
written by Tom Pierre Najem, Walter E. Soderlund and E. Donald Briggs, in Studies in International Governance (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017), 241 page(s)
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Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War
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written by Noah Coburn (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018), 409 page(s)
War is one of the most lucrative job markets for an increasingly global workforce. Most of the work on American bases, everything from manning guard towers to cleaning the latrines to more technical engineering and accounting jobs, has been outsourced to private firms that then contract out individual jobs, often...
written by Noah Coburn (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018), 409 page(s)
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Asia's Regional Architecture
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written by Andrew Yeo, fl. 2008 (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019), 264 page(s)
During the Cold War, the U.S. built a series of alliances with Asian nations to erect a bulwark against the spread of communism and provide security to the region. Despite pressure to end bilateral alliances in the post-Cold War world, they persist to this day, even as new multilateral institutions have sprung up...
written by Andrew Yeo, fl. 2008 (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019), 264 page(s)
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