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Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace; Article by NSA’s Scott Jasper
NSA’s Scott Jasper has a new article post, “To Secure the Election: Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace.” Read More

NSA Prof. James Russell Article on Twenty-First Century Innovation Pathways for the U.S. Navy
The Naval War College Review has released a new article titled “Twenty-First-Century Innovation Pathways for the US Navy in the Age of Competition” by NSA Professor James Russell. In the article,... Read More

Navy Enlisted in New Regional Studies Program
New NPS program welcomes enlisted as part of a new program, NPS Regional Security Studies Program, springing from the 2020 Education for Seapower Strategy. Read More

“Examination of Afghanistan’s 2018 Wolesi Jirga Elections” by NSA Prof. Tom Johnson
NSA Prof. Tom Johnson has co-authored a new article on Afghan electrons with Ronald J. Barnhart for the April 2020 edition of the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. The article, “An ... Read More

Chinese Foreign Policy Reviewed by NSA Student Maj. Christensen
The US Air Force Strategic Studies Quarterly published a book review by NSA student Major Temesha R. Christensen (USAF). Maj. Christensen, a current student, reviewed Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introd... Read More

2019 JPR Article of the Year Award Goes to NSA Prof Hafez and Co-authors
NSA Professor Mohammed Hafez has co-authored (with Emily Kalah Gade and Michael Gabbay) an award winning article, “Fratricide in Rebel Movements: A Network Analysis of Syrian Militant Infighting,” whi... Read More

Current NSA Student Publishes Articles on Naval Integration and Great Power Competition
Maj. Ryan Tice publishes and article on naval integration and another on great power competition in the Arctic. Read More

Security Assistance in the Middle East: New Paper for NSA’s COL Zavage and Prof (ret.) Springborg
Col John Zavage, the Foreign Area Officer Chair under the NSA Department and retired NSA Professor Robert Springborg have written a paper (with F.C. “Pink” Williams), which has just been released by t... Read More

Prof Matei Article on Tunisia's Intelligence Reform
Prof Cris Matei co-authored an article on Tunisian Intelligence Reform, Post-Arab Spring Read More

Another Piece of the Puzzle: New Article on State and Peace Building by NSA Professors Barma and Piombo
In December 2019, the Minerva Institute’s blog Owl in the Olive Tree published “The Puzzle of International Intervention in Conflict-Affected States” by NSA Professors Nazneen Barma and Jessica Piombo. Read More

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When Blame Backfires: Syrian Refugees and Citizen Grievances in Jordan and Lebanon
Author: Anne Marie Baylouny
The recent influx of Syrian refugees has stimulated domestic political action against the Jordanian and Lebanese governments. That is the dramatic argument at the heart of Anne Marie Baylouny's When Blame Backfires.

Countering Russian Cyber Operations: At the Boundaries of Conflict
Author: Scott Jasper
Russian Cyber Operations provides a critical framework for determining whether Russian cyber campaigns and incidents rise to the level of armed conflict or operate at a lower level as a component of competition.

Mao's Third Front: The Militarization of Cold War China
Author: Covell Meyskens
In Mao's Third Front, Covell Meyskens shows how the militarization of Chinese industrialization linked millions of everyday lives to the global Cold War, merging global geopolitics with local change.

Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatürk
Author: Ryan Gingeras
As a study grounded in largely untapped archival and scholarly sources, Eternal Dawn presents a definitive look inside the development and evolution of Atatürk's Turkey. Rather than presenting the country's founding and transformation as an extension of Mustafa Kemal's life and achievements, scholar Ryan Gingeras presents Turkey's early years as the culmination of a variety of social and political forces dating back to the late Ottoman Empire.

Vietnamization: Politics, Strategy, Legacy
Author: David L. Anderson
When he took office in 1969, the term that Richard Nixon embraced to describe his plan for ending the American war in Vietnam was “Vietnamization,” the process of withdrawing US troops and turning over responsibility for the war to the South Vietnamese government. The concept had far reaching implications, both for understanding Nixon’s actions and for shaping U.S. military thinking years after Washington’s failure to ensure the survival of its client state in South Vietnam.

Conduct of Intelligence in Democracies: Processes, Practices, Cultures
Author: Cris Matei and Carolyn Halladay, eds.
What are the role and place of secret services and covert operations in democratic settings? How do states balance the need for both secrecy and openness? What are the challenges to creating effective intelligence practices? Focusing on these crucial questions, the authors of The Conduct of Intelligence in Democracies examine the purposes and processes of intelligence communities in today's security environment.

Handbook of International Trade Agreements: Country, Regional and Global Approaches
Author: Robert E. Looney
Edited by Dr. Robert E. Looney, this handbook explores international and regional preferential trade agreements through which countries with similar interests can benefit from economic liberalization and expanded trade. It also explores the strengths and weaknesses of these agreements as well as how agreement members can sustain growth and prosperity given the perpetual challenges of the global economic environment.

Soldiers, War, Knowledge, and Citizenship: German-American Essays on Civil-Military Relations
Author: Donald Abenheim and Carolyn Halladay
Professors Donald Abenheim and Carolyn Halladay have published essays on German-American civil-military relations, an anthology at the center of which is the "citizen in uniform" and concern for this institution. The individual contributions analyze from different perspectives (especially focusing on the problem of tradition), which are challenged by this culture and a corresponding soldierly self-understanding on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anatomy of Post-Communist European Defense Institutions
Author: Thomas-Durell Young
Dr. Thomas-Durell Young delves into the state of defense institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, whose resources have declined at a faster rate than their Western neighbors due to social and fiscal circumstances at home and shifting international attitudes. He documents the status of reform of these armed forces and the role that Western nations have played since the Cold War and identifies barriers to success, the most successful management practices in both Western and Eastern capitals.

Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict
Author: Thomas Johnson
Why has the Taliban been so much more effective in presenting messages that resonate with the Afghan population than the United States, the Afghan government and their allies? This book, based on years of field research and the assessment of hundreds of original source materials, examines the information operations and related narratives of Afghan insurgents, especially the Afghan Taliban, and investigates how the Taliban has won the information war.

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