In this new edition of National Security in a New Era, renowned security scholar Donald M. Snow continues to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the United States' national security situation and the security policies the U.S. adopts. This text examines national security from two fundamental fault lines-the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks-and considers how the resulting era of globalization and geopolitics guides policy. Placing this trend in conceptual and historical context and following it through military, semi-military, and non-military concerns, National Security in a New Era treats its subject as a nuanced and subtle phenomenon that encompasses everything from the nation to the individual.
Table of Contents
PART I. CONCEPTUAL CONTEXT Chapter 1. The Changing Problem of National Security Chapter 2. The Realist Paradigm Chapter 3. Security, Interests, and Power Chapter 4. The American Experience Chapter 5. The Domestic Environment PART II. HISTORICAL CONTEXT Chapter 6. Fault Lines Chapter 7. Nature and End of Cold War Chapter 8. Globalization and Beyond Chapter 9. Legacies of 9/11 Chapter 10. Ongoing Military Problems PART III. NEW CHALLENGES Chapter 11. Asymmetrical Warfare Chapter 12. Unresolved Dilemmas in Iraq and Afghanistan Chapter 13. Terrorism and State Building Chapter 14. Extending Security: Obama's Agenda
Donald M. Snow, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, is the author of over 40 books on foreign policy, international relations, and national security topics.