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Leap of Faith - Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy (Hardcover): Michael J. Mazarr Leap of Faith - Hubris, Negligence, and America's Greatest Foreign Policy Tragedy (Hardcover)
Michael J. Mazarr
R593 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R125 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Leap of Faith is the first comprehensive and objective history of the decision to invade Iraq. Based on nine years of research, over 100 interviews with participants in the drama, and information from hundreds of U.S. and British declassified documents, Mike Mazarr shows how the most impressive and experienced foreign policy team made the greatest strategic folly of the century. Mazarr reveals that a combination of messianic certainty, cultural deference, and administrative infighting and incompetence allowed the decision to be made without any examination of the ways in which it could unravel. So when it did, no one had any answers. Leap of Faith is a parable of how good intentions can go wrong, and a cautionary tale about any international entanglement.

Rethinking Risk in National Security - Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Risk Management (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): Michael... Rethinking Risk in National Security - Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Risk Management (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Michael J. Mazarr
R1,226 Discovery Miles 12 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the role of risk management in the recent financial crisis and applies lessons from there to the national security realm. It rethinks the way risk contributes to strategy, with insights relevant to practitioners and scholars in national security as well as business. Over the past few years, the concept of risk has become one of the most commonly discussed issues in national security planning. And yet the experiences of the 2007-2008 financial crisis demonstrated critical limitations in institutional efforts to control risk. The most elaborate and complex risk procedures could not cure skewed incentives, cognitive biases, groupthink, and a dozen other human factors that led companies to take excessive risk. By embracing risk management, the national security enterprise may be turning to a discipline just as it has been discredited.

Rethinking Risk in National Security - Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Risk Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Michael... Rethinking Risk in National Security - Lessons of the Financial Crisis for Risk Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Michael J. Mazarr
R2,707 R2,226 Discovery Miles 22 260 Save R481 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book examines the role of risk management in the recent financial crisis and applies lessons from there to the national security realm. It rethinks the way risk contributes to strategy, with insights relevant to practitioners and scholars in national security as well as business. Over the past few years, the concept of risk has become one of the most commonly discussed issues in national security planning. And yet the experiences of the 2007-2008 financial crisis demonstrated critical limitations in institutional efforts to control risk. The most elaborate and complex risk procedures could not cure skewed incentives, cognitive biases, groupthink, and a dozen other human factors that led companies to take excessive risk. By embracing risk management, the national security enterprise may be turning to a discipline just as it has been discredited.

Mastering the Gray Zone: Understanding A Changing Era of Conflict (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Strategic Studies Institute,... Mastering the Gray Zone: Understanding A Changing Era of Conflict (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Strategic Studies Institute, U S. Army War College
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This manuscript examines the increasingly important form of rivalry and statecraft that has become known as "gray zone strategies." In regions from Eastern Europe to the South China Sea, such tactics in the hands of ambitious regional powers pose a growing challenge to U.S. and allied interests. This monograph aims to provide a broad introduction to the issue to help leaders in the U.S. Army and the wider joint Department of Defense and national security community better understand this challenge. Dr. Michael Mazarr, a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and Associate Program Director of the Army's Arroyo Center there, defines the issue, examines the most notable current cases of gray zone strategies, offers several hypotheses about the nature of this form of conflict, and suggests a number of policy responses. The monograph emphasizes that many gray zone tools and techniques have been employed for centuries.

Information Technology and World Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2002): Michael J. Mazarr Information Technology and World Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2002)
Michael J. Mazarr
R1,217 R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Save R125 (10%) Special order

This unique collection of essays explores the intricacies of how the Internet has changed the way we currently approach international security, civil society, and economic development. The contributors move past the conventional wisdom, tapping new and original sources to investigate new and unexpected developments. One essay explores how wiring Russia's nuclear scientists into the Internet increases the threat of weapons proliferation. Another looks at Internet-enabled development projects and, despite early success stories in Bangalore, India, explains why they will fail. Together the essays in this collection try to bring a dose of reality to the rose-colored futures many have predicted for world politics in the Information Age.

Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World (Hardcover, 1997 ed.): Michael J. Mazarr Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World (Hardcover, 1997 ed.)
Michael J. Mazarr
R2,440 Discovery Miles 24 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World sets out to examine one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century: the future of nuclear weapons. Acknowledging the growing consensus that pushing nuclear weapons to the margins of world politics would represent the wisest political and moral choice for the United States, a stellar group of scholars has been assembled in this volume to analyze one solution to the problem: virtual nuclear arsenals. First proposed by Jonathan Schell in his 1984 book The Abolition , this option involves removing all nuclear weapons from operational status and placing them in a dismantled, 'virtual' condition. Essays by many of the world's top experts on arms control and international relations combine to offer the first detailed assessment of what may be the most promising and provocative idea in the field today. Thorough, balanced, and probing, Nuclear Weapons in a Transformed World opens the debate on a concept which could possibly determine the future of arms control and US policy.

North Korea and the Bomb - A Case Study in Nonproliferation (Paperback, 1997 ed.): Michael J. Mazarr North Korea and the Bomb - A Case Study in Nonproliferation (Paperback, 1997 ed.)
Michael J. Mazarr
R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book offers the first in-depth history of the greatest diplomatic challenge in the post-Cold War era-the North Korean nuclear program and the US and allied efforts to stop it. Michael J. Mazarr explains why North Korea may believe it needs nuclear weapons and how the US has tried to thwart its plans.

Unmodern Men in the Modern World - Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr Unmodern Men in the Modern World - Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr
R568 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R124 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A sense of malaise and uncertainty surrounds the so-called war on terror. This volume offers a bold rethinking of the central challenge in that conflict: the rise of radical Islamism. Mazarr argues that this movement represents the latest in a series of anti-modern political and philosophical rebellions: in its causes, the shape of its ideology, and its social consequences, the movement shares much in common with German fascism, Russian revolutionary doctrines, and Japanese imperialist nationalism. The book builds a model of how anti-modern movements arise and suggests broader truths about the changing character of world politics and the psychological basis of national security in a globalized world. It concludes with a critique of the war on terror as currently pursued and a wide-ranging proposal for a strikingly different approach to the challenge of this latest challenge to modernity.

Unmodern Men in the Modern World - Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity (Hardcover): Michael J. Mazarr Unmodern Men in the Modern World - Radical Islam, Terrorism, and the War on Modernity (Hardcover)
Michael J. Mazarr
R1,900 R1,406 Discovery Miles 14 060 Save R494 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A sense of malaise and uncertainty surrounds the so-called war on terror. This volume offers a bold rethinking of the central challenge in that conflict: the rise of radical Islamism. Mazarr argues that this movement represents the latest in a series of anti-modern political and philosophical rebellions: in its causes, the shape of its ideology, and its social consequences, the movement shares much in common with German fascism, Russian revolutionary doctrines, and Japanese imperialist nationalism. The book builds a model of how anti-modern movements arise and suggests broader truths about the changing character of world politics and the psychological basis of national security in a globalized world. It concludes with a critique of the war on terror as currently pursued and a wide-ranging proposal for a strikingly different approach to the challenge of this latest challenge to modernity.

Understanding the Current International Order (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Astrid Stuth... Understanding the Current International Order (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Astrid Stuth Cevallos
R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Special order
Information Technology and World Politics (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): Michael J. Mazarr Information Technology and World Politics (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
Michael J. Mazarr
R1,691 Discovery Miles 16 910 Special order

This unique collection of essays explores the intricacies of how the Internet has changed the way we currently approach international security, civil society, and economic development. The contributors move past the conventional wisdom, tapping new and original sources to investigate new and unexpected developments. One essay explores how wiring Russia’s nuclear scientists into the Internet increases the threat of weapons proliferation. Another looks at Internet-enabled development projects and, despite early success stories in Bangalore, India, explains why they will fail. Together the essays in this collection try to bring a dose of reality to the rose-colored futures many have predicted for world politics in the Information Age.

Korea 1991 - The Road to Peace (Hardcover): Michael J. Mazarr Korea 1991 - The Road to Peace (Hardcover)
Michael J. Mazarr
R2,575 Discovery Miles 25 750 Special order
Testing the Value of the Postwar International Order (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Ashley L Rhoades Testing the Value of the Postwar International Order (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Ashley L Rhoades
R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Special order
Reserve Component General and Flag Officers - A Review of Requirements and Authorized Strength (Paperback): Lisa M. Harrington,... Reserve Component General and Flag Officers - A Review of Requirements and Authorized Strength (Paperback)
Lisa M. Harrington, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, Geoffrey McGovern, Michael J. Mazarr, Peter Schirmer, …
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Special order
Desert Storm - The Gulf War and What We Learned (Hardcover): Michael J. Mazarr Desert Storm - The Gulf War and What We Learned (Hardcover)
Michael J. Mazarr
R2,572 Discovery Miles 25 720 Special order
Strategic Planning and the U.S. Air Force - Characteristics of Success (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Jeffrey Eggers, Diana... Strategic Planning and the U.S. Air Force - Characteristics of Success (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Jeffrey Eggers, Diana Gehlhaus Carew, Raphael S Cohen, Caitlin Lee, …
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Special order
What Deters and Why - Exploring Requirements for Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr,... What Deters and Why - Exploring Requirements for Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Arthur Chan, Alyssa Demus, Bryan Frederick, Alireza Nader, …
R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Special order
Measuring the Health of the Liberal International Order (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Miranda Priebe,... Measuring the Health of the Liberal International Order (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Kathleen Reedy, …
R558 Discovery Miles 5 580 Special order
China and the International Order (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Timothy R. Heath, Astrid Stuth Cevallos China and the International Order (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Timothy R. Heath, Astrid Stuth Cevallos
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Special order
Alternative Options for U.S. Policy Toward the International Order (Paperback): Michael J. Mazarr, Miranda Priebe, Andrew... Alternative Options for U.S. Policy Toward the International Order (Paperback)
Michael J. Mazarr, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Astrid Stuth Cevallos
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Special order
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