Books Released in 2015

NATO:

From Regional to Global Security Provider



The volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the Alliance’s new vision (the new Strategic Concept) and common security impact associated tasks to be undertaken within a short and longer term time horizon. The book serves as a relevant and timely study of the most pressing issues facing NATO today, including recent lessons gained. It provides recommendations for consideration and further discussion that will be of interest to international security policy-makers, government officials, elected leaders, academics, interested professionals, civil society, and members of the public.


Available at Rowman & Littlefield.

NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider
NATO Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 156.7 KB

The Islamic State

Combating the Caliphate Without Borders

The so-called "Islamic State" (IS) that has swept into power in parts of Syria and Iraq presents an imminent danger to the global community with its capacity as an effective, ideologically motivated, and bloodthirsty fighting force, coupled with its expanding territorial reach, on the ground and online. The IS has taken on a quasi-state form that mixes modernity with ancient rites, and aggressively promotes sectarian violence and religious extremism with a decidedly apocalyptic bent. Too, it has introduced to the Middle East a new level of

extremism and brutality, marked by volatile fluidity, with far-reaching, dangerously destabilizing effects on state and non-state actors, regionally and globally.

This book offers insights into the nature of the IS and what the international community can do to combat it. In order to achieve this objective, the origins, intentions, leadership, capabilities, and operations of the IS are explored. The Islamic State’s multifaceted efforts and effects in the region and beyond are described. Also, national, regional, and global strategies that are being pursued to address the new threat are examined. To this end, a range of recommendations are offered on specific steps that governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental bodies can take to counter the IS menace. Lastly, additional insights are presented relevant to combating the IS and undermining its potential future capabilities.

Available at Rowman & Littlefield

The Islamic State: Combating the Caliphate Without Borders
The Islamic State Flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 203.9 KB