Winning the Long War

Author: Ilan Berman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742566218
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winning the Long War is a trenchant examination of the past seven years of the Global War on Terror, the future battlegrounds that will confront the United States in the struggle against radical Islam in the years ahead, and how America can reclaim the initiative in what has become the defining struggle of the twenty-first century. Middle East expert Ilan Berman offers new thinking on counterterrorism strategy and provides the new administration with ways to close the gaps in current American counterterrorism strategy. While there are many books about fighting terrorism, none offer Berman's approach of integrating diplomatic, legal, economic, military, and theoretical strategies into a comprehensive national security action plan. Using cutting edge analysis of current terrorism trends, Winning the Long War identifies three central failings that triggered the West's retreat and radical Islam's simultaneous advance: the failure to properly define the enemy, the inability to dominate the battlefields, and the inability to calibrate counterterrorism strategies. Demonstrating the need for more creative thinking about the nature of the conflicts in which the West now finds itself, this book lays out the steps that must be taken to win the long war.

Iran im Weltsystem

Author: Simone Dinah Hartmann
Publisher: StudienVerlag
ISBN: 370655822X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Neben der neu konstituierten iranischen Freiheitsbewegung stehen der aktuelle Stand des Nuklearprogramms und die globale Bündnispolitik des iranischen Regimes im Zentrum. Die Autorinnen und Autoren aus Deutschland, Österreich, Italien, Israel, den USA und dem Iran analysieren die europäische, russische und US-amerikanische Iran-Politik, skizzieren die aktuellen Wirtschaftsbeziehungen Österreichs, Deutschlands und der Schweiz zum Iran und beleuchten die Bündnisstrategien Teherans in Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika. Die Begeisterung von Neonazis für das iranische Regime wird ebenso unter die Lupe genommen wie die Bewunderung für das iranische Kino. Erst aufgrund der 30 Jahre langen Unterstützung aus Europa, Russland und einer Reihe semiperipherer Dritte-Welt-Staaten konnte sich die Führung in Teheran halten. Als eines der maßgeblichen Schwellenländer und eine regionale Großmacht war die "Islamische Republik Iran" in den letzten Jahrzehnten ein wichtiger Bestandteil der globalen Machtstruktur, dem von zentralen Akteuren der Weltpolitik mit "Appeasement"-Politik oder offener Kollaboration begegnet wurde. Mit Beiträgen von: Ulrike Becker, Andreas Benl, Ilan Berman, Hassan Daioleslam, Tobias Ebbrecht, Stephan Grigat, Simone Dinah Hartmann, Jeffrey Herf, Ely Karmon, Florian Markl, Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh, Emanuele Ottolenghi, Heribert Schiedel, Robert Schindel, Michael Spaney und Jonathan Weckerle.

The World Almanac of Islamism 2017

Author: American Foreign Policy Council
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442273453
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in its third edition, The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the current activities of radical Islamist movements worldwide. The contributions, written by subject expert, provide up-to-date assessments on the contemporary Islamist threat in all countries and regions where it exists. Each country study will include valuable metrics for gauging the advance or decline of Islamism. In places where Islamists are not in power, these include year-on-year comparisons of the number of terrorist attacks that have taken place, the level of popular support being received by radical religious organizations and political parties, and applicable government responses to these trends, if any. In places where they are in power, metrics encompass relevant changes to domestic human rights practices and social conditions, foreign policy rhetoric and action, and the overall stability of the state.

Iran s Deadly Ambition

Author: Ilan Berman
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038015
Format: PDF
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Are we on the cusp of d�tente with Iran? Conventional wisdom certainly seems to believe so. In the aftermath of the interim nuclear deal struck in November 2013 between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 powers (the United States, France, England, Russia, China and Germany), hopes are now running high for a historic reconciliation between Iran's clerical regime and the West. Yet there is ample reason for skepticism that the United States and Europe can truly curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions by diplomatic means. Moreover, the current focus on Iran’s nuclear program not he part of the Western governments is deeply dangerous, because it fails to recognize--let alone address--Iran’s other international activities, or its foreign policy ambitions. Those objectives reveals Ilan Berman, are global in scope, and they are growing. Iran's Deadly Ambition explains how America's retraction from the Middle East has created significant breathing room for an Iranian regime that not long ago was on the political ropes. Economically, the Islamic Republic is "out of the box" that was erected over the past decade-and-a-half by Western sanctions, thanks to the "interim" nuclear deal. As a result, Iran's leaders are again thinking big about their country and its place in the world. America faces stark choices: to confront Iran's nuclear ambitions andglobal activities, or to accept and accommodate the region's newest hegemon, with all that that portends for American security and the safety of its allies.