November 16, 2005
By Richard Clarke, Faculty Affiliate, Project on Technology, Security, and Conflict in the Cyber Age, Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave), Blake W. Mobley, Glenn P. Age and Lee Wolosky, Former Research Assistant, Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project
The international jihadist network of radical Islamic terrorist groups is far more extensive than just al Qaeda, and it has conducted twice as many attacks in the three years since September 11, 2001 as it did in the three years prior to that date. Defeating the Jihadists: A Blueprint for Action (Century Foundation Press, 2004), assesses the nation's successes and failures on homeland security and calls for a stronger, more effective strategy for dealing with jihadists, including al Qaeda. The report offers a detailed action plan for neutralizing the international movement at the core of worldwide terrorism. The report also describes the nature of the jihadist threat; provides comprehensive profiles of the various jihadist groups; and offers a rationale for the effort and money that would be needed to make the plan a success. The plan presented in the report builds on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and serves as a road map for winning the war against the jihadists.
By Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs; Faculty Chair, International Security Program
"The greatest value of 'Taming American Power,' ... is that it places its readers in the minds of the leaders and citizens of other states, including the country's rivals...."
—ANATOL LIEVEN, New York Times Sunday Book Review
For more than a century, energy and its procurement have been central to the U.S. position as a world power.
April 7, 2005
By Ersel Aydinli, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2004-2005
Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey has moved from the periphery to occupy the very center of Eurasian security. It is a critical participant in NATO and aspires to become a member of the European Union. The pivotal role that Turkey plays in Southeastern Europe, the Middle East, and the Caucasus has profound implications for the international arena and spawns vital debates over the directions of Turkish foreign policy.
By Jens Meierhenrich, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2004-2005, David Carment, Former Research Fellow, Intrastate Conflict Program/International Security Program, 2000-2001 and Robert Rotberg, Director, Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Since 1990, more than 10 million people have been killed in the civil wars of failed states, and hundreds of millions more have been deprived of fundamental rights.
Track-II talks in the Middle East -- unofficial discussions among Israeli and Arab scholars, journalists, and former government and military officials -- have been going on since soon after the 1967 Six Day War and have often paved the way for official negotiations. This book, a unique collaboration of Israeli and Palestinian authors, traces the history of these unofficial meetings, focusing on those that took place in the 1990s beginning just after the Gulf War.
August 29, 2003
By Jessica Stern, Former Lecturer in Public Policy; Former Faculty Affiliate, International Security Program