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Threats in the Age of Obama Paperback – January 20, 2009
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Any concerned citizen that seeks to better understand these issues would do well to read this book which places even the most complex issues in an easily digestible form.
Here is a list of topics and contributors from the Table of Contents:
The Threat Landscape, Michael Tanji
The Tangled Relationship Between Organized Crime,
Terrorism and Proliferation, Christopher A. Corpora, Ph.D
The Terrorism Meme--Looking Beyond the Current Threat,
Matthew G. Devost
Crazy as a Fox, Adrian Martin
Infectious Diseases, Foreign Militaries, and US National
Security, Christopher Albon
Pakistan as a Nuclear Risk, Steve Schippert
Nuclear Nonproliferation in the 21st Century, Cheryl Rofer
and Molly Cernicek
Into the Complex Terrain, Tim Stevens
Simulated "Black Swans": National Security, Perception
Operations, and the Expansion of the Infosphere,
An Outbreak of Peace and Democracy, Daniel H. Abbott
Ideas and Strategies for a More Secure Future, Michael Tanji
Preparing One's Mind to See, Art Hutchinson
The Issues of Non-State Actors and the Nation State,
Samuel P.Read more ›
Wondering what the economic crisis could mean to America's democracy and military? Considering what a Grand Strategy for America with a long view would encompass? Perplexed as to what forms terrorism and insurgency could take in the near future after Mumbai and Lebanon? Do you find the prospect of "global engagement" promising but have yet to read an impressive proposal for it? Having difficulty navigating already antiquated ideas about security in the Conficker era?
The contributors take on these subjects and many more with an impressive eye for originality and detail that should leave you more knowledgeable about what's been happening out in the world and what our leaders and innovators should do about it while most of us have been so focused on the economy, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.