Download Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of by Stephen Coughlin PDF

By Stephen Coughlin

After the occasions of September eleven, 2001, Stephen Coughlin was once mobilized from his deepest zone occupation to the Intelligence Directorate on the Joint Chiefs of employees to paintings in concentrating on. therefore begun his schooling in terrorism. within the years that undefined, Coughlin earned popularity because the Pentagon’s prime specialist at the Islamic-based doctrines motivating jihadi teams that confront the US. He got here into call for as a coach and lecturer at major instructions and senior carrier employees associations, together with the nationwide security collage, the military and army conflict faculties, the Marine Corps-Quantico, the nation division, and the FBI. So powerful have been his displays that a few within the designated operations neighborhood dubbed them “Red tablet” briefings, a connection with an iconic scene within the Matrix. It’s an apt metaphor: as soon as the proof and doctrines are appropriately defined and understood, there's no going back.

This used to be greater than our enemies – and, it kind of feels, our leaders – may perhaps tolerate. starting in 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood confident the White condominium to prohibit Coughlin and positioned an finish to his briefings. The movement was once in response to shariah suggestions of slander that search to blindfold the US to definite realities that render us defenseless opposed to a hazard made existential through the very lack of understanding it will get our leaders to implement. In occasions like this – while the White House’s former counterterrorism strategist can claim it unconstitutional to permit nationwide safeguard analysts to appear to Islam to appreciate jihad – there’s an pressing have to draw back the blindfold in an effort to see and confront the probability. Such is the target of Catastrophic Failure. The e-book, drawn seriously from Coughlin’s “outlawed” briefings, is a complete overview of Islamic legislations and doctrine recognized to shape the root of adversarial chance recommendations directed opposed to the US and the West, the demanding situations they current, and the ideologically brought on breakdown of fact-based decisionmaking that's not anything wanting expert malpractice by way of our nationwide protection elites.

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Download Dialogues On Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Governance by Raoul Blindenbacher, Abigail Ostien PDF

By Raoul Blindenbacher, Abigail Ostien

Those full of life, well timed, and available dialogues on federal structures supply a comparative image of every subject and comprise comparative analyses, glossaries of country-specific terminology, and a timeline of significant constitutional occasions. The nations thought of comprise: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the us. even if you're a pupil or instructor of federalism, operating within the box of federalism, or just drawn to the subject, those booklets will turn out to be an insightful, short exploration of the subject to hand in all of the featured countries.The publication contains 11 articles, a bankruptcy summarizing the comparative insights, and a word list of country-specific terminology. even if you're a pupil or instructor of federalism, operating within the box of federalism, or just drawn to the subject, this book should still end up to be an insightful, short examine the approach of legislative and government governance within the 11 featured countries.The individuals contain: Rajeev Dhavan (University of Delhi), John Dinan (Wake wooded area college in Winston-Salem), Alexander Domrin (Institute of laws and Comparative Law), Anna Gamper (University of Innsbruck), Antonio M. Hernandez (National college of Cordoba), Thomas Hueglin (Wilfred Laurier University), Katy Le Roy (University of Melbourne), Wolf Linder (University of Bern), Christina Murray (University of Cape Town), Stefan Oeter (Universitat Hamburg), Ebere Osieke (Imo nation University), Cheryl Saunders (University of Melbourne), Rekha Saxena (University of Delhi), and Isabelle Steffen (University of Bern).

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Download Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in the Indian Subcontinent by Ziba Moshaver PDF

By Ziba Moshaver

This booklet examines nuclear proliferation within the significant threshold international locations within the Indian subcontinent, India and Pakistan. either nations are on the leading edge of foreign drawback over guns proliferation for being curious about nuclear actions which can give you the power to provide nuclear guns, and for having retained the political and diplomatic choice to accomplish that. the topic is tackled from a world kinfolk standpoint. It appears to be like on the factor of proliferation when it comes to the evolution within the international locations' belief of nationwide, neighborhood, and overseas defense imperatives. each one country's civil nuclear programme and its fingers keep an eye on international relations can also be tested to determine whether or not they facilitate or inhibit a call to proliferation, and it what method. The examine concludes that whereas India and Pakistan are strongly decided to maintain their nuclear choice, and they are either engaged in perfectioning this feature, neither kingdom is but devoted to a guns programme. hence there's a nuclear stalemate within the subcontinent and any swap of coverage could think about complicated political, strategic, fiscal, and diplomatic pursuits. those pursuits have to date discouraged nuclear proliferation. the longer term is dependent upon nationwide, nearby and foreign balance at the one hand, and worldwide perceptions of nuclear deterrence and tendencies within the nuclear fingers race and disarmament at the different.

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Download Towards the Spiritual Convergence of America and Russia: by Stephen L. Lapeyrouse PDF

By Stephen L. Lapeyrouse

In his booklet “Towards the non secular Convergence of the US and Russia” an self sufficient American pupil, thinker and journalist Stephen Lapeyrouse explores religious connections among international locations at the instance of such kindred philosophical pursuits as American Transcendentalism (R. W. Emerson, H. D. Thoreau ) and Russian Slavophilism (I. Kireyevsky, A. Khomyakov).

“If my efforts during this paintings are sufficient to the duty, I desire to make gigantic highbrow contributions in the direction of a transparent description of the way crucial and profound a religious, philosophical and mental relation exists, among attribute maximum (“vertical”) conceptions and aspirations – and projects – of Mankind in the United States and Russia. The wish is that such knowing may perhaps give a contribution, basically, in the direction of a clearer, artistic, and mutually-beneficial non secular orientation – in considerate and heartful members of either nationalities – which would bring about a extra wakeful non secular assembly of “Russian” and “American”; and thereby, very likely, advertise an alchemical mixing of the yank brain and Russian Soul, American Individuality and Russian group. this sort of better readability in the direction of a better non secular awareness, and extra whole wholeness, in a few women and men of every kingdom, and thereby, probably, in parts of Mankind as a whole.” – the Author

В своей книге «К духовному единению Америки и России» независимый американский ученый, философ и журналист Стивен Лаперуз пытается проследить духовные связи между двумя странами на примере таких близких по духу философских течений, как американский трансцендентализм (Р. Эмерсон, Г. Торо) и русское славянофильство (И. Киреевский, А. Хомяков).

«Если мои усилия соответствовали поставленной задаче, я надеюсь, что эта книга поможет осмыслить всю важность и глубину религиозных, философских и психологических связей между народами России и Америки на высшем, «горнем» уровне идей и духовных устремлений. Надеюсь также, что это осмысление поможет думающим и искренним людям в обеих странах обрести ясные, творческие и полезные духовные ориентиры, тем самым содействовать лучшему взаимопониманию и духовному общению русских и американцев, и по возможности способствовать «алхимическому» слиянию Американского Рассудка и Русской Души, Американской Индивидуальности и Русской Общины. Все это послужит прояснению духовного самосознания и укреплению духовной цельности сыновей и дочерей обеих стран, а значит и всего человечества». – Автор

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Download U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s: Coping with by Javier Corrales PDF

By Javier Corrales

Oil makes up one-third of Venezuela's complete GDP, and the USA is way and away Venezuela's biggest buying and selling associate. relatives among Venezuela and the U.S., routinely shut for many of the final centuries, started to fray because the finish of the chilly warfare altered the foreign surroundings.

U.S.-Venezuela kinfolk because the 1990s explores family among those international locations when you consider that 1999, whilst Hugo Chavez got here to workplace and proceeded to alter Venezuela's historic relation with the USA and different democracies. The authors learn the explanations for emerging bilateral clash, the decision-making procedure in Venezuela, the function performed by means of private and non-private actors in shaping international coverage, the function of different powers equivalent to China, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia in shaping U.S.-Venezuelan family members, the function of Venezuela in Cuba and Colombia, and the impression of broader overseas dynamics within the bi-lateral relations.

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Download The two faces of national interest by W. David Clinton PDF

By W. David Clinton

Within the Faces of nationwide curiosity, W. David Clinton units out to shape a transparent definition of an idea that can became too elastic for its (and our) personal reliable, and to examine its application within the box of international family members. a lot of the confusion surrounding the time period nationwide curiosity, Clinton argues, stems from the truth that analysts and officers use it in diverse senses, with out defining it accurately or making transparent which feel they suggest in any specific case. partially one in every of his learn, Clinton provides a rationalization of the 2 meanings - one, the typical solid of a society, which inevitably appears to be like inward to the fundamental ideas of the household regime; the opposite, a particular declare, which are supported via justifying arguments, made by means of the country on different states or the society of states. Clinton lays out the critics' case opposed to nationwide curiosity, means that his definition meets the objections, and considers the unique case of the healthy among national-interest considering and the yank diplomatic culture. partially , Clinton makes use of this definition to contemplate 4 departures in American international coverage - that's, major turns in coverage that occasioned reexamination of the necessities of the nationwide curiosity - considering international conflict II. The practise of the Marshall Plan and the choice to go into the Korean struggle either got here through the Truman presidency and jointly did a lot to outline containment; the evolution of the Nixon Doctrine and of the Carter coverage on human rights observed the top of the containment consensus and marked makes an attempt to plan a brand new roster of asserted pursuits. reading those occasions through the society's nationwide curiosity and the severalnational pursuits or claims pressed by means of it at the foreign surroundings, Clinton concludes that the concept that of nationwide curiosity, if used rigorously, is still a necessary software for knowing diplomacy. In proposing a balanced remedy of what's occasionally an extrem

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Download An Introduction to International Relations: Australian by Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke, Jim George PDF

By Richard Devetak, Anthony Burke, Jim George

Creation to diplomacy: Australian views presents entire insurance of its topic whereas shooting distinctively Australian views and issues. Designed for undergraduate scholars this textbook brings jointly best Australian students to give energetic introductory analyses of the theories, actors, matters, associations and methods that animate diplomacy this present day. advent to diplomacy: Australian views introduces scholars to the most theoretical views prior to masking an intensive diversity of themes with ancient, useful and normative dimensions.

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Download Die Innenpolitik der Außenpolitik: Die Große Koalition, by Klaus Brummer PDF

By Klaus Brummer

Welchen Einfluss haben die Interessen einzelner Regierungsmitglieder auf die Formulierung der Mandate für Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr? Bei strukturalistischen Erklärungen deutscher Außenpolitik, z. B. auf der Grundlage des Rollenkonzepts der „Zivilmacht Deutschland“, geraten der Einfluss individueller Entscheidungsträger sowie innenpolitische Entscheidungsprozesse aus dem Blick. Dieser Band rückt hingegen die maßgeblichen Entscheidungsträger innerhalb der Bundesregierung (Bundeskanzler, Außenminister und Verteidigungsminister) und deren Zusammenspiel im Entscheidungsprozess in den Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung. Auf der Grundlage einer erweiterten Variante des von Graham Allison entwickelten „Governmental Politics“-Modells werden die regierungsinternen Entscheidungsprozesse zu Einsätzen analysiert, die während der „Großen Koalition“ unter Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (2005-2009) neu beschlossen wurden. Hierzu gehören VN-geführte Missionen vor der Küste des Libanon (UNIFIL) und im Sudan (UNAMID) sowie EU-geführte Missionen in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo (EUFOR RD Congo) und am Horn von Afrika (Atalanta).

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