The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security

ISBN : 9780190680015

Derek S. Reveron; Nikolas K. Gvosdev; John A. Cloud
704 Pages
171 x 248 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security frames the context, institutions, and processes the U.S. government uses to advance national interests through foreign policy, government institutions, and grand strategy. Contributors examine contemporary national security challenges and the processes and tools used to improve national security.


Foreword: General James L. Jones, USMC, ret.
Introduction: Shape and Scope of U.S. National Security
Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and John A. Cloud
Part I. Scope of National Security
1. America's Foreign Policy Traditions
Henry R. Nau
2. National Interests and Grand Strategy
Derek S. Reveron and Nikolas K. Gvosdev
3. U.S. Foreign Policy Making and National Security
Shoon Murray and Jordan Tama
4. Civil-Military Relations
Risa Brooks
Part II. National Security Institutions and Processes
5. Presidency and Decision Making
Douglas M. Brattebo and Tom Lansford
6. The National Security Council: Is it Effective, or is it Broken?
Derek Chollet
7. The National Security Process
Kori Schake
8. Intelligence and National Security Decision Making
Joshua Rovner
9. Congress and National Security
Nina M. Serafino and Eleni G. Ekmektsioglou
Part III. Approaches to National Security
10. Diplomacy, the State Department, and National Security
John A. Cloud and Damian Leader
11. Development Assistance: Rationale and Applications
John A. Simon and Michael W. Miller
12. Understanding and Improving U.S. Financial Sanctions
Jennifer M. Harris and Robert B. Kahn
13. The Political Economy of Security
Norrin M. Ripsman, Rosella Cappella Zielinski, and Kaija E. Schilde
14. Budgeting for National Security
Rodney Bent
15. Military Force Planning and National Security
Mackubin T. Owens
16. Military Operations and the Defense Department
J. P. Clark
17. Alliances, Basing, and Logistics
Marc C. Vielledent
18. Homeland Security
George Cadwalader, Jr.
19. The United States and Iran: Challenges of Deterrence and Compellence
Ray Takeyh
20. U.S. Nuclear Strategy: The Search for Meaning
Thomas M. Nichols
Part IV. Contemporary Challenges and National Security Policy
21. International Cyber Conflict and National Security
Ryan C. Maness and Brandon Valeriano
22. Encryption Wars: Who Should Yield?
Amitai Etzioni
23. Space and National Security
Joan Johnson-Freese
24. Human (In)Security
Anna Hayes
25. Climate Change and Environmental Security
Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris and Derek S. Reveron
26. Political Violence
Jeffrey Stevenson Murer
27. Women's Participation in Political Violence
Jakana L. Thomas
28. International Terrorism
Pauline Moore
29. Threats and Dangers in the Twenty-First Century
Christopher J. Fettweis
30. International Rivalry and National Security
Jonathan M. DiCicco and Brandon Valeriano
31. Interstate Rivalry in East Asia
Nicholas Khoo
32. Transatlantic Security Landscape in Europe
Gale A. Mattox
33. U.S. National Security in the Western Hemisphere
Paul Ashby
34. Epilogue: Five Lessons for National Security Policymakers
Stuart Eizenstat

About the author: 

Derek S. Reveron is a Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, and defense policy. He has authored or edited twelve books and is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He received an M.A. in political science and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.; Nikolas K. Gvosdev is Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and the Jerome E. Levy Chair for Economic Geography and National Security. He was the Editor of The National Interest magazine, a Senior Fellow of Strategic Studies at The Nixon Center in Washington, D.C., and is currently a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from St Antony's College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.; Ambassador John A. Cloud is a Professor of National Security Affairs and the William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics at the U.S. Naval War College. As a retired career diplomat, he is a specialist in European and economic issues who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania, Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Berlin, Germany, on the National Security Council staff, and other Foreign Service assignments in Belgium, Germany, Poland and Mexico. Mr. Cloud received his B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1975, and a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University in 1977.

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