EU-US Cooperation on Internal Security: Building a by Dimitrios Anagnostakis

By Dimitrios Anagnostakis

This e-book analyses the cooperation among the ecu Union and the us on inner protection and counter-terrorism because the 11th of September terrorist attacks.

In specific, 4 parts of cooperation are tested: customs and provide chain safety; judicial cooperation (the mutual criminal suggestions and extradition agreements); legislation enforcement cooperation (the Europol-US agreements); and the EU-US agreements for the sharing of air passengers’ information (PNR agreements). those circumstances are analysed via a conceptual framework in keeping with the theories of overseas regimes, with the information being drawn from an intensive documentary research of media assets accrued in the course of the 'Nexis' database, reputable records, and from thirteen semi-structured elite interviews with US and ecu officers. The ebook argues that the european and the USA have demonstrated a transatlantic inner safeguard regime in keeping with shared rules, norms, principles, and pursuits. whereas at first of this method the european had a extra reactive and passive stance on the later phases either the ecu and the U.S. have been energetic in shaping the transatlantic political time table and negotiations. The ebook demonstrates how the ecu has had a way more proactive function in its family with the USA than has usually been assumed within the present literature.

This e-book might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of european coverage, overseas coverage, foreign protection and IR in general.

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Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction by Nathan P. Jones

By Nathan P. Jones

Mexican drug networks are huge and violent, conducting actions just like the trafficking of narcotics, funds laundering, extortion, kidnapping, and mass homicide. regardless of the effect of those actions in Mexico and out of the country, those illicit networks are remarkably resilient to country intervention.

Drawing on broad fieldwork and interviews with US and Mexican legislation enforcement, govt officers, geared up crime sufferers, and criminals, Nathan P. Jones examines the comparative resilience of 2 easy kinds of drug networks—“territorial” and “transactional”—that are differentiated by means of their enterprise suggestions and impress wildly diversified responses from the country. Transactional networks specialize in trafficking and usually tend to collude with the nation via corruption, whereas territorial networks that search to manage territory for the aim of taxation, extortion, and their very own protection frequently set off a powerful backlash from the state.

Timely and authoritative, Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the country Reaction presents an important perception into why Mexico pursuits a few drug networks over others, reassesses the impression of the battle on medications, and proposes new recommendations for vulnerable states of their battles with drug networks.

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The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic Security for a by Barry Scott Zellen,Mead Treadwell,Lawson W. Brigham,Lawson

By Barry Scott Zellen,Mead Treadwell,Lawson W. Brigham,Lawson W. Bringham,Alun Anderson,Lassi Kalevi Heininen,Daniel Clausen,LTJG Michael Clausen,Ian G. Brosnan,Thomas M. Leschine,Edward L. Miles,Nong Hong,James Manicom,Maj. Henrik Jedig Jorgensen,Rasmus Gje

during this well timed new ebook, overseas students and army execs come jointly to discover the strategic effects of the thawing of the Arctic. Their analyses of efforts by way of governments and defence, safety, and coast protect businesses to handle those demanding situations make well timed and pressing reading.

Rather than a unmarried nationwide viewpoint, The Fast-Changing Arctic: Rethinking Arctic safeguard for a hotter international, brings jointly circumpolar viewpoints from North the United States, Europe and Asia for an built-in dialogue of strategic army, diplomatic, and safeguard demanding situations within the excessive North. considerate analyses are integrated of other areas, weather concerns, associations, and overseas and protection policies.

This is a crucial booklet for college kids of foreign reviews, political technology, and northerly studies.

With a Foreword via the Honorable Mead Treadwell and an Afterword via Lawson W. Brigham.
With contributions by:

Alun Anderson
Caitlyn Antrim
Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen
Lawson W. Brigham
Ian G. Brosnan
Daniel Clausen
LtJG Michael Clausen
Lassi Kalevi Heininen
Nong Hong
Rob Huebert
Maj. Henrik Jedig Jørgensen
P. Whitney Lackenbauer
Thomas M. Leschine
James Manicom
Edward L. Miles
Barry Scott Zellen
Katarzyna Zysk

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The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods by Alison J. Williams,Neil Jenkings,Rachel Woodward,Matthew F.

By Alison J. Williams,Neil Jenkings,Rachel Woodward,Matthew F. Rech

This new instruction manual is ready the practices of undertaking learn on army issues.?

As an edited assortment, it brings jointly an intensive team of authors from a variety of disciplinary views whose chapters interact with the conceptual, sensible and political questions raised whilst doing army research.? The ebook considers quite a lot of questions round learn approximately, on and with army enterprises, team of workers and actions, from different starting-points around the social sciences, arts and arts.

Each bankruptcy during this volume:

  • Describes the character of the army learn subject below scrutiny and explains what learn practices have been undertaken and why.?

  • Discusses the author's learn actions, addressing the character in their engagement with their matters and explaining how the tactic or process lower than scrutiny was once specified end result of the army context or topic of the research.?

  • Reflects at the author’s study studies, and the categorical, usually specific, negotiations with the politics and practices of army associations and army body of workers earlier than, in the course of and after their examine fieldwork.?

The e-book offers a focussed assessment of methodological techniques to severe experiences of army team of workers and associations, and methods and practices of militarisation and militarism.? specifically, it engages with the expansion in qualitative techniques to army learn, relatively study performed on army issues open air army examine associations. The guide presents the reader with a accomplished advisor to how severe army learn is being undertaken through social scientists and arts students this day, and units out feedback for destiny ways to army research.?

This ebook can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of army experiences, struggle and clash experiences, and study tools in general.

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2011-2012 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory by Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment

By Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board,Laboratory Assessments Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

The cost of the military learn Laboratory Technical evaluate Board (ARLTAB) is to supply biennial tests of the clinical and technical caliber of the study, improvement, and research courses on the military examine Laboratory (ARL). The ARLTAB is assisted by means of six panels, every one of which makes a speciality of the section of the ARL application performed by means of one in every of ARL's six directorates1. while asked to take action by means of ARL, the ARLTAB additionally examines paintings that cuts around the directorates. for instance, in the course of 2011-2012, ARL asked that the ARLTAB learn crosscutting paintings within the components of independent platforms and community science.

The total caliber of ARL's technical employees and their paintings remains to be amazing. employees proceed to illustrate transparent, passionate mindfulness of the significance of transitioning know-how to help instant and longer-term military wishes. Their involvement with the broader clinical and engineering group keeps to extend. Such persisted involvement and collaboration are essentially vital for ARL's medical and technical actions and want to incorporate the fundamental components of peer overview and interplay via courses and trip to wait expert  conferences, together with foreign expert conferences. commonly, ARL is operating rather well inside a suitable learn and improvement area of interest and has been demonstrating major accomplishments, as exemplified within the following dialogue, which additionally addresses possibilities and challenges.

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Missile Defence: International, Regional and National by Beurtel Heurlin,Sten Rynning,Bertel Heurlin

By Beurtel Heurlin,Sten Rynning,Bertel Heurlin

The missile defence coverage of the USA performs an important function in international affairs and is normally studied from a US viewpoint. This ebook is different, it delivers a pointy research of local and nationwide adaptations and integrates them with US viewpoints to offer a rounded and comprehensive learn.

What stands out as the foreign ramifications of yank plans to set up a accomplished nationwide missile defence coverage? it is a key query for all these wishing to construct a feeling of the worldwide destiny and is right here responded with readability and rigour through specialist participants.

This new learn breaks the mildew of conventional tests that attention exclusively on the US world picture and are unavoidably one-dimensional. the following we see that US motion instantly involves reactions as this text advances a extra balanced technique. by way of integrating a spotlight on US coverage with a robust research of local dynamics, it demonstrates that the worldwide ramifications folks coverage are certainly contingent upon particular nearby and nationwide adaptations. those alterations in flip have outcomes either for the demanding situations the U.S. faces when it comes to missile defence and for the way forward for global politics.

This is an cutting edge and groundbreaking learn that includes classes for these wishing to guard the long run by becoming alert to its demanding situations and complexities.

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To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 by D. Scott. Hartwig

By D. Scott. Hartwig

In early September 1862 millions of Union infantrymen huddled in the defenses of Washington, disorganized and discouraged from their fresh defeat at moment Manassas. accomplice common Robert E. Lee then led his difficult and assured military of Northern Virginia into Maryland in a daring gamble to strength a showdown that might win Southern independence. the way forward for the Union hung within the stability. The crusade that lasted merely weeks, however it replaced the process the Civil battle.

For the sesquicentennial of Antietam and the Maryland crusade, D. Scott Hartwig can provide a riveting first installment of a two-volume research of the crusade and climactic conflict. It takes the reader from the arguable go back of George B. McClellan as commander of the military of the Potomac in the course of the accomplice invasion, the siege and catch of Harpers Ferry, the day-long conflict of South Mountain, and, finally, to the eve of the nice and bad conflict of Antietam.

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