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Homeland Security and Defense Studies

Added July 17, 2006
Type: Monograph
2006 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). Edited by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
In today’s dynamic strategic environment, political changes can become challenges very quickly. Any list of key strategic issues must, therefore, include the broadest array of regional and functional concerns. This is a catalogue of significant issues, arranged as potential research topics, of concern to U.S. policymakers. As such, the KSIL is a ready source of topics that members of the defense community and academia can use to focus their research efforts.
Added July 12, 2006
Type: Book
Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats. Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
Long discounted by arms control critics, traditional nonproliferation efforts now are undergoing urgent review and reconsideration even by their supporters. Why? In large part, because the current crop of nonproliferation understandings are ill-suited to check the spread of emerging long-range missile, biological, and nuclear technologies.
Added April 21, 2006
Type: Monograph
Preventive War and Its Alternatives: The Lessons of History. Authored by Dr. Dan Reiter.
The author explores the effectiveness and risks of preventive attacks intended to combat the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, as compared to other nonproliferation policy options. He concludes that preventive attacks are generally less effective, more dangerous, and more costly than other nonproliferation policy options.
Added April 01, 2006
Type: Monograph
The Proliferation Security Initiative as a New Paradigm for Peace and Security. Authored by Dr. Mark R. Shulman.
The Proliferation Security Initiative is a multinational activity launched in 2003 to enable the United States and like-minded countries to interdict the flow of weapons of mass destruction. The author addresses some of the legal, political and strategic issues raised by this ambitious and timely initiative.