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Forging the Sword The Polythink Syndrome Regional Missile Defense
Doctrinal Change in the U.S. Army U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions from a Global Perspective
Benjamin M. Jensen on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran,
Edited by Catherine McArdle
Syria, and ISIS
Since 1945, the U.S. Army has Kelleher and Peter Dombrowski
rewritten its capstone doctrine Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne
Regional Missile Defense from a
manual, Operations, fourteen times. The leading concept of group Global Perspective explains the
Collectively, this reflects a significant dynamics, groupthink, explains that origins, evolution, and implications
evolution in how the Army ap- groups make sub-optimal decisions of the regional approach to missile
proaches warfaremaking the U.S. due to their desire for conformity defense that has emerged since the
Army a crucial and unique case of a and uniformity over dissent, lead- presidency of George H. W. Bush,
modern land power that is capable of ing to a failure to consider other and has culminated with the missile
change. Forging the Sword conducts relevant possibilities. But presi- defense decisions of President Barack
a comparative historical process- dential advisory groups are often Obama. The volume is intended
tracing of doctrinal reform in the fragmented and divisive. This book to stimulate renewed debates in
U.S. Army. It argues that change therefore scrutinizes polythink, a strategic studies and public policy
in military organizations requires group decision-making dynamic circles over the contribution of
incubators, designated subunits whereby different members in a regional and national missile defense
established outside the normal decision-making unit espouse a to global security. Written from a
bureaucratic hierarchy, to provide a plurality of opinions and divergent range of perspectives by practitioners
safe space for experimentation and policy prescriptions, resulting and academics, the book provides
the construction of new operational in a disjointed decision-making a rich source for understanding the
concepts. Then, change requires process or even decision paralysis. technologies, history, diplomacy,
advocacy networks that champion Analyzing eleven U.S. national and strategic implications of the
new concepts, connect different security decisions, the authors gradual evolution of American
constituents, and inject the concepts address implications of the missile defense plans.
developed in incubators. polythink phenomenon, including During this time of heightened risk
A bold exploration of an important how to avoid or overcome it. of conflict, the United States must
but under-analyzed topic. Jensens A major contribution to foreign continue to pursue regional missile
thoughtful conclusions hold impor- policy analysis. defense for its own security. This book
tant lessons both for the U.S. Army is a must-read for policymakers wish-
Patrick James,
and complex professions in general. University of Southern California ing to understand the role of missile
Steven Metz, defense in a new strategic age.
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The Case for U.S. Nuclear Isolate or Engage Coercion, Survival, and War
Weapons in the 21st Century Adversarial States, US Foreign Why Weak States Resist the
Policy, and Public Diplomacy United States
Brad Roberts
Geoffrey Wiseman Phil Haun
This book is a counter to the
conventional wisdom that the Isolate or Engage systematically Great powers have the capability to
United States can and should examines U.S. diplomatic relations coerce weak states by threatening
do more to reduce both the with nine intensely adversarial their survivalbut not vice versa.
role of nuclear weapons in its statesChina, Cuba, Iran, Libya, It is therefore the great power that
security strategies and the number North Korea, U.S.S.R./Russia, decides whether to escalate a
of weapons in its arsenal. Drawing Syria, Venezuela, and Vietnam. In conflict into a crisis by adopting a
on his experience in the making these circumstances, public diplo- coercive strategy. In practice, how-
and implementation of U.S. policy macythe means by which the ever, the coercive strategies of the
in the Obama administration, U.S. engages with citizens in other U.S. have frequently failed. Coercion,
Brad Roberts argues that the case countries so they will push their Survival and War chronicles 30
against nuclear weapons has not own governments to adopt more crises involving the U.S. from 1918
been informed by the experience favorable views of U.S. foreign poli- to 2003. The U.S. chose coercive
of the United States since the Cold ciesbecomes extremely important. strategies in 23 of these cases, but
War in trying to adapt deterrence The book examines the role of both failed half of the time: most often
to a changed world, and to create traditional and public diplomacy because the more powerful U.S.
the conditions that would allow with adversarial states and reviews made demands that threatened
further significant changes to U.S. the costs and benefits each. the very survival of the weak state,
nuclear policy and posture. Geoffrey Wiseman, a leading scholar causing it to resist as long as it had
in diplomatic studies, astutely captures the means to do so. He concludes
Brad Roberts brilliantly ana-
lyzes todays security landscape, a central dilemma for diplomats and that, when coercion is preferred to
the theories of victory by which policymakers dealing with adversarial brute force, there are clear limits
nuclear-armed adversaries hope states and offers sage advice about the as to what can be demanded.
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The Politics of Weapons Trust, but Verify Classical Geopolitics
Inspections The Politics of Uncertainty and A New Analytical Model
Assessing WMD Monitoring the Transformation of the Cold Phil Kelly
and Verification Regimes War Order, 19691991
Geopolitics is the study of how the
Nathan E. Busch and Edited by Martin Klimke, projection of power (ideological,
Joseph F. Pilat Reinhild Kries, and cultural, economic, or military)
Christian F. Ostermann is effected and affected by the
Given recent controversies over
suspected WMD programs in Trust, but Verify uses trustwith geographic and political landscape
proliferating countries, there is an its emotional and predictive in which it operates. Despite the
increasingly urgent need for effec- aspectsto explore international real world relevance of geopolitics,
tive monitoring and verifications relations in the second half of the a common understanding of what
regimesthe mechanisms intended Cold War. The dtente of the 1970s classical geopolitics is and how it
to clarify the status of WMD pro- led to the development of some works still lies beyond the reach of
grams in suspected proliferators. limited trust between the United both researchers and practitioners.
The Politics of Weapons Inspections States and the Soviet Union, but it In Classical Geopolitics, Phil Kelly
examines the successes, failures, also created uncertainty in other attempts to build a common theo-
and lessons that can be learned areas, especially on the part of retical model, incorporating a host of
from past WMD monitoring and smaller states that depended on variables that reflect the complexity
verification regimes in order to help their alliance leaders for protection. of the modern geopolitical stage.
determine how best to establish and The contributors to this volume He then analyzes thirteen historical
maintain such regimes in the future. look at how the emotional side of events stretching from the Pelopon-
In addition to examining these the conflict affected the dynamics nesian War to the contemporary
regimes technological, political, and of various Cold War relations. diplomacy of South America to test
legal contexts, Nathan E. Busch and the efficacy of his model as a compre-
An insightful explanation for one hensive geopolitical analytical tool.
Joseph F. Pilat reevaluate the track of the great puzzles of recent history:
record of monitoring and verifica- how the Cold War, a seemingly This is an important work. Many
tion in the historical cases of South indestructible international regime, teachers of IR tend to dismiss geopoli-
Africa, Libya, and Iraq. They further came to an end. The essays take tics as having been overtaken by tech-
apply the lessons learned from these seriously the mission of relating nology, but Phil Kellys analysis shows
the political, economic, and cultural how mistaken they are. He makes
cases to contemporary controversies factors to emotions history. a strong case for the applicability of
over suspected or confirmed pro- Frank Costigliola, geopolitical analysis to the study of IR,
grams in North Korea, Iran, and Syria. University of Connecticut foreign policy, and strategic analysis.
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Busted Sanctions Arms and Influence Learning from a Disaster
Explaining Why Economic U.S. Technology Innovations and Improving Nuclear Safety and
Sanctions Fail the Evolution of International Security after Fukushima
Bryan R. Early Security Norms Edited by Edward D. Blandford
Jeffrey S. Lantis and Scott D. Sagan
Powerful countries like the United
States regularly employ economic Arms and Influence explores the This book brings together Japanese
sanctions as a tool for promoting complex relationship between and American political scientists,
their foreign policy interests. Yet technology, policymaking, and nuclear engineers, historians, and
economic sanctions achieve their international norms. Modern physicists to examine the Fukushi-
goals less than a third of the time. technological innovations such as ma accident from a new and broad
The costs of these failed sanctions the atomic bomb, armed unmanned perspective. It explains the complex
policies can be significant, requiring aerial vehicles (UAVs), and advanced interactions between nuclear safety
an explanation for such a high reconnaissance satellites have fos- risks (the causes and consequences
failure rate. Busted Sanctions seeks tered fascinating debates about the of accidents) and nuclear security
to provide this explanation and boundaries of international norms risks (the causes and consequences
reveals that the primary cause of and legitimate standards of behavior of sabotage or terrorist attacks),
this failure is third-party spoilers, in areas such as self-defense, sover- exposing the possible vulnerabilities
or sanctions busters, who undercut eignty, and preemptive strikes. all countries may have if they fail
sanctioning efforts. In this book, Jeffrey S. Lantis to learn from this accident. The
[I]t would be a grave mistake to take develops a new theory of norm book further analyzes the lessons of
this thoughtful, penetrating, and supple change and identifies its stages, Fukushima in comparative perspec-
book just as an argument against using including redefinition (involving tive, focusing on the politics of
sanctions as an instrument of foreign domestic political deliberations) and safety and emergency preparedness.
policy. It is in fact a primer filled with constructive norm substitution (in The books editors conclude that
hard facts and harder lessons from multilateral institutions). He deftly learning lessons across nations has
past effortsand mistakesdesigned
to show how this process can actually takes some of the most controversial proven to be very difficult, and they
become more effective and productive new developments in military propose new policies to improve
of the intended result. technologies and embeds them in global learning after nuclear ac-
Martin Rubin, international relations theory. cidents or attacks.
Washington Times
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James W. Davis,
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Global Responses to State Failure in the Coercing Compliance
Maritime Violence Modern World State-Initiated Brute Force in
Cooperation and Collective Action Todays World
Zaryab Iqbal and Harvey Starr
Edited by Paul Shemella Robert Mandel
State Failure in the Modern World
Global Responses to Maritime presents a comprehensive, sys- Few global security issues stimulate
Violence is a full discussion of tematic, and empirically rigorous more fervent passion than the
maritime security short of war that analysis of the full range of the state application of brute force. Despite
goes beyond the current literature failure process in the post-World the fierce debate raging about it
in both scope and perspective. The War II state systemincluding in government, society, and the
chapters in this volume examine what state failure means, its causes, academy, inadequate strategic
terrorism, piracy, armed robbery what accounts for its duration, its understanding surrounds the
at sea, illegal maritime trafficking, consequences, and its implications. issue, prompting the urgent need
illegal fishing, and other maritime The book sets out the array of for Coercing Compliancethe first
crimes. Contributors uncover problems in previous work on state comprehensive systematic global
both threats and responses as a failure with respect to conceptu- analysis of twenty-first century
complex ecosystem that challenges alization and definition, as well as state-initiated internal and external
even the strongest national and how the causes and consequences applications of brute force. Using
regional institutions. They offer of state failure have been addressed, extensive case evidence, Robert
strategic precepts to guide the and presents analyses to deal with Mandel assesses the short-term and
efforts of any government that these problems. It also undertakes long-term, the local and global, the
seeks to improve its responses to the theoretical, conceptual, and military, political, economic, and
maritime violence. Comprehensive analytic work that must be done social, and the state and human
in scope, the volume coheres before we can evaluateor have security impacts of brute force. He
around the premise that good much confidence inboth current explicitly isolates the conditions
governance in the maritime domain, and proposed policy prescriptions under which brute force works best
though difficult, is worth the to prevent or manage state collapse. and worst by highlighting force
considerable resources required. initiator and force target attributes
State failure is an incredibly impor-
Ultimately, maritime violence can tant real world issue that has puzzled linked to brute force success and
be managed effectively enough policymakers since the 1990s. This common but low-impact force
to protect citizens and national book pushes the empirical analysis legitimacy concerns.
economies that depend on the sea. of this problem forward and is one of 320 pages, 2015
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Gulf Security and the Coalition Challenges No Miracles
U.S. Military in Afghanistan The Failure of Soviet Decision-
Regime Survival and the The Politics of Alliance Making in the Afghan War
Politics of Basing Edited by Gale A. Mattox and Michael R. Fenzel
Geoffrey F. Gresh Stephen M. Grenier The Soviet experience in Afghanistan
Geoffrey F. Gresh examines both This book examines the experi- provides a useful perspective
Gulf Arab national security and ences of a range of countries in on todays events in the region.
U.S. military basing relations the conflict in Afghanistan, with Gorbachev decided in 1985 that a
with Gulf Arab monarchy hosts particular focus on the demands withdrawal should happen as soon
from the Second World War to of operating within a diverse as possible. The senior leadership
the present day. Three in-depth coalition of states. After laying of the Soviet Union became aware
country casesSaudi Arabia, out the challenges of the Afghan that their strategy was unraveling,
Bahrain, and Omanhelp explain conflict, case studies of 13 coali- that their operational and tactical
the important questions posed by tion memberseach written by methods were not working. Yet they
the author regarding when and why a country expertdiscuss each persisted, and it took the Soviets
a host nation either terminated countrys motivation for joining the another four years to get out. In No
a U.S. military basing presence coalition and explore the impact of Miracles, Michael Fenzel explains
or granted U.S. military basing more than 10 years of combat on why and how that happened, as
access. The analysis of the cases each countrys military, domestic viewed from the center of the Soviet
offers a fresh perspective on how government, and populace. state. From that perspective, three
the United States has adapted to sources of failure stand out: poor
The book dissects the changes civilmilitary relations; repeated
sometimes rapidly shifting Middle
in the coalition over the decade, and rapid turnover of Soviet leader-
East security dynamics and factors
driven by both external and inter- ship; and the perception that Soviet
that influence a host nation.
nal factors. In their conclusion, the global prestige and influence were
[T]he dearth of studies highlighting editors review the commonality inexorably tied to the success of the
the history and politics of U.S. basing and uniqueness evident in the
in the Middle East, and the Gulf Afghan mission. The cost of delay
country cases, lay out the lessons was high for Moscow and, now,
Coast region in particular, remains
surprising given the great strategic learned by NATO, and assess the the cost of delaying withdrawal is
importance of this area. Scholars, potential for their application in similarly high for the United States.
policymakers, and general readers future alliance warfare in the new
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Uneasy Partnerships The New Great Game Circles of Compensation
Chinas Engagement with Japan, China and South and Central Economic Growth and the
the Koreas, and Russia in the Asia in the Era of Reform Globalization of Japan
Era of Reform Edited by Thomas Fingar Kent E. Calder
Edited by Thomas Fingar Chinas rise has elicited envy, Japan grew explosively and
Uneasy Partnerships presents the admiration, and fear among its consistently for more than a
analysis and insights of practitioners neighbors. Although much has century, from the Meiji Restoration
and scholars who have shaped been written about this, previous until the collapse of the economic
and examined Chinas interactions coverage protrays events as deter- bubble in the early 1990s. Since
with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia. mined almost entirely by Beijing. then, it has been unable to restart
Using the same empirical approach Such accounts minimize or ignore its economic engine and respond to
employed in the companion what individuals, corporate actors, globalization. How could the same
volume, The New Great Game, and governments in other coun- politicaleconomic system produce
this text analyzes the perceptions, tries do to attract, shape, exploit, such strongly contrasting outcomes?
priorities, and policies of China or deflect Chinese involvement.
This book identifies the crucial
and its partners to explain why This volume analyzes and explains
variables as classic Japanese forms of
dyadic relationships evolved as how Chinese policies and priorities
socio-political organization: the circles
they have. The findings are used interact with the goals and actions
of compensation. These cooperative
to identify patterns and trends of other countries in the region.
groupings of economic, political, and
and to develop a framework that To explore the reciprocal nature bureaucratic interests dictate corporate
can be used to illuminate and of relations between China and and individual responses to such
explain Beijings engagement countries in South and Central critical issues as investment and inno-
with the rest of the world. Asia, the contributors employ vation. Kent E. Calder examines how
A masterful examination of numerous policy-relevant lenses: these circles operate in seven concrete
Chinas complex interactions with geography, culture, history, resource areas, from food supply to consumer
its immediate neighbors. The fine- endowments, and levels of develop- electronics, and deals in special detail
grained strands of this complex ment. This volumes goal is deeper with the influence of Japans changing
story are woven into a compelling
macro-level analysis of Northeast understanding of Chinese and financial system.
Asia that will be applauded by other national priorities and A beautifully-written breakthrough
experts and generalists alike. policies and of discerning patterns analysis of how to think about one of
T. J. Pempel, among countries and issues. the worlds most important nations.
University of California, Berkeley Simply too important to pass up.
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Hard Target The Supply Side of Security Taiwans China Dilemma
Sanctions, Inducements, and A Market Theory of Contested Identities and Multiple
the Case of North Korea Military Alliances Interests in Taiwans Cross-Strait
Stephan Haggard and Tongfi Kim Economic Policy
Marcus Noland Syaru Shirley Lin
The Supply Side of Security
This book captures the effects of conceptualizes military alliances China and Taiwan share one of the
sanctions and inducements on as contracts for exchanging goods worlds most complex international
North Korea and reconstructs the and services. At the international relationships. Although similar
role of economic incentives in the level, the market for these contracts cultures and economic interests
countrys nuclear program. Stephan is shaped by how many countries promoted an explosion of economic
Haggard and Marcus Noland can supply security. Tongfi Kim ties between them since the late
draw on an array of evidence to identifies the supply of policy con- 1980s, these ties have not led to
show the reluctance of the North cessions and military commitments an improved political relationship.
Korean leadership to weaken its as the main factors that explain Taiwans China Dilemma explains the
grip on foreign economic activity. the bargaining power of a state divergence between the development
They argue that inducements have in a potential or existing alliance. of economic and political relations
limited effect on the regime, and Additionally, three variables of a across the Taiwan Strait through the
instead urge policymakers to think states domestic politics significantly interplay of national identity and
in terms of gradual strategies. Hard affect its negotiating power: whether economic interests. Using primary
Target connects economic statecraft there is strong domestic opposition sources, opinion surveys, and inter-
to the marketization process to to the alliance, whether the states views with Taiwanese opinion leaders,
understand North Korea and leader is pro-alliance, and whether Syaru Shirley Lin paints a vivid
addresses a larger debate over the that leader is vulnerable. Kim then picture of one of the most unsettled
merits and demerits of engage- produces a deductive theory based and dangerous relationships in the
ment with adversaries. on analysis of how the global power contemporary world.
structure and domestic politics
An innovative study of the evolving The combination of a fresh theo-
political economy of North Korea. affect alliances. As China becomes retical approachfocusing on the
Amid an increasing application of stronger and the U.S. military role of national identityand
sanctions, Hard Target contributes budget shrinks, The Supply Side strong empirical analysis make
much needed sophistication and of Security shows that these Taiwans China Dilemma a must-
nuance to over-simplified debates countries should be understood read for anyone interested in the
about dealing with North Korea. not just as competing threats, but dynamic cross-Strait relationship.
John S. Park, as competing security suppliers. Scott L. Kastner,
Harvard University University of Maryland, College Park
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