The Defense Policies of Nations: A Comparative Study

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Now in its third edition, The Defense Policies of Nations has been thoroughly updated to take into account the dramatic developments of recent years: the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the resurgence of East Asian powers, the emergence of newly independent nations in Eastern Europe, the continuing instability of the Middle East, and the growing importance of third world nations in global security matters.

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Overview

Now in its third edition, The Defense Policies of Nations has been thoroughly updated to take into account the dramatic developments of recent years: the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the resurgence of East Asian powers, the emergence of newly independent nations in Eastern Europe, the continuing instability of the Middle East, and the growing importance of third world nations in global security matters.

"For those dealing with national defense issues on a daily basis, or even for those interested in the subject because of its current relevance, The Defense Policy of Nations is must reading." — Gen. Theodore J. Conway, Military Review.

American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Focuses on four aspects of a country's defense policy: the international environment in which it exists, national objectives, the process of defense decisionmaking and the resluts of that process.

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A collection of essays in comparative defense policy, each applying a four-part country-study framework to describe the defense policy of an individual state. New to this edition (2nd ed., 1989) is the addition of regional security chapters that provide a context for individual country studies. An attempt is made to link states, regions, and global political environments while addressing broad security concerns that go well beyond defense, which is the principal focus of the country studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801847943
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1994
  • Edition description: third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 611
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Diamond, senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution onWar, Revolution, and Peace, and Marc F. Plattner, counselor at the National Endowment for Democracy, are co-directors of the International Forum for Democratic Studies. They are coeditors of the Journal of Democracy and of two previous collections of essays available from Johns Hopkins, The Global Resurgence of Democracy and Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy Revisited.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1 International Security and the Context of Policy
1 International Relations and the Defense Policies of Nations: International Anarchy and the Common Problem of Security 3
Pt. 2 The Americas
2 The United States 19
3 Canada 57
4 Latin America: The Security of a Region 95
5 Mexico 110
Pt. 3 Europe
6 Europe: The Security of a Region 145
7 Germany 160
8 The Former Soviet Republics and the Commonwealth of Independent States 191
9 France 233
10 The United Kingdom 278
11 Italy 305
Pt. 4 East Asia and the Pacific
12 East Asia and the Pacific: The Security of a Region 331
13 Japan 351
14 The People's Republic of China 378
15 The Republic of Korea 399
16 The Security Policy of Indonesia 425
Pt. 5 South Asia
17 South Asia: The Security of a Region 447
18 India 463
Pt. 6 The Middle East and Africa
19 The Middle East: The Security of a Region 485
20 Israel 497
21 Sub-Saharan Africa: The Security of a Region 542
Appendix: Bibliographic Essays
European Security in the Post Cold War World 557
Post Soviet Military Forces 568
Latin America 573
Glossary 583
Index 603
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