Modeled after his successful Cases in International Relations, now in its seventh edition, revered author and scholar, Don Snow, presents an engaging and novel approach to national security. A series of brief case studies representing current and controversial policy problems facilitates deliberation and debate about competing policy ideas, and encourages undergraduate students to think critically about issues of national security.
Cases include new strategies for containing the terrorist threat, implications of President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and the increasingly adversarial relations with Russia, focusing on Russian expansionism in its geographical domain and interference in the 2016 American presidential election as national security problems for America.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.88(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Donald M Snow is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama where he taught courses on International Relations, American Defense Policy, and Foreign Policy. He is author of numerous books on national security and American foreign policy, including The Middle East, Oil, and the U.S. National Security Policy: Intractable Conflicts (2016), U.S. Foreign Policy: Back to the Water’s Edge, 5e (2018), and Regional Cases in US Foreign Policy, 2e (2018).
Table of Contents
Starting at the Beginning: Basic Dynamics and Concerns
Asymmetrical Warfare: The New American Way of War?
The Evolving Face of Terror: The Dilemmas of Terrorism Strategy
Nuclear Deterrence Redux: The New Shadow of the Mushroom-Shaped Cloud
Dealing with Nuclear Proliferation: The NPT and BMD Approaches
Two Scorpions in a Bottle: Dealing with the DPRK
The Great Satans: The U.S., Iran, and Nuclear Weapons
The Continuing Middle East Riddle: Jerusalem and the Palestinian State
America’s Longest War: The Afghanistan Trap
Syria: The Perfect Maelstrom
Russia: Dealing with a Long-Time Rival
China: Dealing with the Frenemy with a New Face
Africa: The New Battleground?
How Much of What Is Enough? Kinds and Levels of U.S. Force
Military Personnel: Where Do the Soldiers Come From?
Cyber Security: The Newest Frontier
Force Multiplication: Drone Warfare or Drone Terror
Quo Vadis: Facing the National Security Future