Russia and Armed Persuasion

Russia and Armed Persuasion
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780742509627
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia and Armed Persuasion Book Excerpt:

In Russia and Armed Persuasion, Stephen J. Cimbala argues that Russia's war planners and political leaders must make painful adjustments in their thinking about the relationship between military art and policy in the twenty-first century. Russia must master the use of force for persuasion, not just destruction. As the author shows, military persuasion requires that Russian leaders master the politico-military complexity of crisis management, deterrence and arms control, and the limitation of ends and means in war. Russia now has scarce resources to devote to defense and can no longer afford the stick-only diplomacy and strategy that have characterized some of its recent past. Russian and Soviet military thinking historically emphasized the blunderbuss and total war: overwhelming mass, firepower, and conflicts of annihilation or prolonged attrition. However, historical experience also forced Russia and the Soviet Union to come to grips with crisis management and with limited aims and means in the conduct of war. On the one hand, Russia failed the test of military persuasion in its management of the July 1914 crisis that plunged Europe into World War I. On the other hand, the Soviet Union did adjust to the requirements of the nuclear age for crisis management, deterrence, and limited war. Using this mixed record of Russian and Soviet success and failure in twentieth century experience, Cimbala argues that Russia can, and must, improve in the twenty-first century. According to the author, the first decades of this century will pose at least three immediate challenges to Russia's military persuasion. Russia must continue to pursue strategic nuclear arms control and arms reductions, with the United States and avoid re-starting the Cold War by means of an ill-considered race in missile defenses. Second, Russia must maintain a surer grip on the military information revolution, especially as it pertains to the management of Russia's nuclear deterrent. Third, Russia must develop forces that are more flexible in small wars and peace operations: its recent experiences in Chechnya show that it has a long way to go in using economy of force as a military persuader. Cimbala's original analysis demonstrates the similar features in apparently dissimilar, or even opposite, events and processes. For example, he shows how the problem of military persuasion applies equally to the challenge of managing a nuclear crisis and the problem of low-intensity war. In each case, the dilemma is calibrating the military means to the political ends. Controversially, the author argues against both military and academic traditionalists, contending that the complexity of the force-policy relationship in the next century will reward the subtle users of military power and that others will be subject to a 'Gulliver effect' of diminishing returns.

The Russian Military into the 21st Century

The Russian Military into the 21st Century
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN: 1135269785
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Military into the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. It covers threats from terrorists, break away republics and threats from outside Russia's borders. The book also includes political and economic problems facing the military.

Military Persuasion in War and Policy

Military Persuasion in War and Policy
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780275978037
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Persuasion in War and Policy Book Excerpt:

Cimbala analyzes "military persuasion"--the art of using armed force to support diplomacy, deterrence, crisis management, unconventional conflicts, peace operations, and other military activities short of major conventional war. As he shows, it calls for new methods and mind sets in diplomacy and in military operations. It also requires a U.S. public more tolerant of ambiguity and half measures, including the cutting of losses when necessary.

A Companion to Ronald Reagan

A Companion to Ronald Reagan
Author: Andrew L. Johns
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN: 0470655046
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ronald Reagan Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedented detail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’s administration. It assesses the scope and influence of his various careers within the context of the times, providing wide-ranging coverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the United States based on new documentary evidence and engagement with the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign and domestic policy, with topics integrated thematically and chronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically and personally with Reagan

Well Oiled Diplomacy

Well Oiled Diplomacy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0791480224
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Brink

The Brink
Author: Marc Ambinder
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 1476760381
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brink Book Excerpt:

“An informative and often enthralling book…in the appealing style of Tom Clancy” (Kirkus Reviews) about the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union. What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) into the field, placing them on a three-minute alert Marc Ambinder explains the anxious period between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1982 to 1984, with the “Able Archer ’83” war game at the center of the tension. With astonishing and clarifying new details, he recounts the scary series of the close encounters that tested the limits of ordinary humans and powerful leaders alike. Ambinder provides a comprehensive and chilling account of the nuclear command and control process, from intelligence warnings to the composition of the nuclear codes themselves. And he affords glimpses into the secret world of a preemptive electronic attack that scared the Soviet Union into action. Ambinder’s account reads like a thriller, recounting the spy-versus-spy games that kept both countries—and the world—in check. From geopolitics in Moscow and Washington, to sweat-caked soldiers fighting in the trenches of the Cold War, to high-stakes war games across NATO and the Warsaw Pact, “Ambinder’s account of a serious threat of global annihilation…is spellbinding…a masterpiece of recent history” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The Brink serves as the definitive intelligence, nuclear, and national security history of one of the most precarious times in recent memory and “shows the consequences of nuclear buildups, sometimes-careless language, and nervous leaders. Now, more than ever, those consequences matter” (USA TODAY).

Parameters

Parameters
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Military art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Power and The Glory

The Power and The Glory
Author: David Yallop
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-08-23
ISBN: 1472105168
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power and The Glory Book Excerpt:

John Paul II and the dark heart of the Catholic Church... In 1984 David Yallops In Gods Name changed the way that the world looked at the Vatican. In The Power and The Glory David Yallop returns to Rome with another explosive story: the true history of the papacy of John Paul II. From the first moment of his papacy, Karol Wojtyla sought political influence and a role on the world stage. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, he was a leader to millions of Catholics at a time of tremendous change. Promising a renewed church, he was the first media Pope and travelled around the world to preach his message. It is said that he was central in the fall of Soviet Eastern Europe, in particular within his own homeland of Poland. But has the real truth of this Papacy been revealed? The Power & the Glory explores the continued financial scandal involving the Vatican bank, the mafia, Freemasonry, illegal money laundering and arms sales. Exposes the true extent of the Pope's failure to control the child abuse scandal. Contains explosive revelations from the CIA, the KGB, the Polish secret service and the most secretive place on earth, the Vatican itself. Tells for the first time John Paul II's real involvement in the fall of the Iron Curtain and the liberation of Poland. Uncovers the myth of the Holy Alliance between Reagan's America and the Vatican.

Military Persuasion

Military Persuasion
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 0271041269
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The End of the Russian Imperial Army Volume II

The End of the Russian Imperial Army  Volume II
Author: Allan K. Wildman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 1400844061
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of the Russian Imperial Army Volume II Book Excerpt:

Allan Wildman presents the first detailed study of the Army's collapse under the strains of war and of the front soldiers' efforts to participate in the Revolution. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Russia s Domestic Security Wars

Russia   s Domestic Security Wars
Author: Peter Reddaway
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 3319773925
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia s Domestic Security Wars Book Excerpt:

The book is a case study of Putin’s use of the tactics of divide and rule in relation to, particularly, the hard-line elements among his supporters. It illustrates Putin's methods of staying in power vis-à-vis groups that might put too much pressure on him, or who might even try to oust him. The project also suggests that Putin’s survival tactics have brought Russia to a deeply corrupt, state-dominated form of authoritarianism, which lacks deep institutional roots and will probably lead in due course to some form of state collapse. This work will appeal to a wide audience including political scientists, academics, graduate students, and everyone who is interested in contemporary Russian politics.

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion
Author: Nicholas John Cull,David Holbrook Culbert,David Welch
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 1576078205
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Propaganda and Mass Persuasion Book Excerpt:

Entries provide information on the history, key propagandists, and techniques and concepts of propaganda.

Strategic Currents

Strategic Currents
Author: Yang Razali Kassim
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2009
ISBN: 981081822X
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Currents Book Excerpt:

Southeast Asia is going through a new phase. The region is experiencing new challenges as well as changes in its geostrategic and economic envirnment. Such changes have become more evident over the last few years, as manifested in a range of issues such as climate change, ASEAN identity, regionalism and religion. This volume reflects some possible emerging trends in the region, as captured in a series of essays written for the S. Rajaranam School of International Studies (RSIS), NAnyang Technological University, largely between 2007 and early 2008. --Publisher website.

The Power to Persuade

The Power to Persuade
Author: Michael G. Carew
Publsiher: University Press of Amer
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power to Persuade Book Excerpt:

The Power to Persuade tells how the four magazines persuaded that opposition to support America's going to war, and rallied the electorate to belligerent military confrontation against the Nazi-led Axis.

Good Charts for Persuasive Presentations

Good Charts for Persuasive Presentations
Author: Scott Berinato,Nancy Duarte
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1633694062
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Charts for Persuasive Presentations Book Excerpt:

The right visual revealed at the right time can turn an unremarkable presentation into a resonant, emotional experience. This two-book collection provides you with the tools you need to craft and deliver presentations that will impress your audience, increase your influence in your organization, and advance your career. Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations shows how a good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time "dataviz" was left to specialists--data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What's more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you're not doing it, other managers are, and they're getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company's success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create "feelings behind our eyes." Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas. HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will teach you to how to take the pain out of presentations. Terrified of speaking in front of a group? Or simply looking to polish your skills? No matter where you are on the spectrum, this guide will give you the confidence and the tools you need to get results. Written by presentation expert Nancy Duarte, the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations will help you: (1) Win over tough crowds, (2) Organize a coherent narrative, (3) Create powerful messages and visuals, (4) Connect with and engage your audience, (5) Show people why your ideas matter to them, and (6) Strike the right tone, in any situation.

The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium

The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium
Author: Michael H. Crutcher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Information warfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium Book Excerpt:

"This anthology is an outgrowth of a conference titled "The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium," held at the Collins Center of the Army War College's Center for Strategic Leadership from 7 through 9 February 2000. The genesis for the conference was the realization by several members of the staff of the Collins Center and Army War College faculty that the U.S.-led NATO operation in Kosovo resulted in a significant shift of Russian views on the United States and NATO. The conference also complemented our general objective of examining the changing environment in which the United States-including its armed forces-finds itself. The conference brought together over 50 individuals from academia and the policy and intelligence communities to examine the current state of the Russian military. Focusing primarily on the socio-political dimension of the military but not ignoring the military-technical dimension, the presentations delivered during the conference looked at Russia's domestic environment, the state of the military, perceived threats, and Russia's capacity to generate responses to those threats."--DTIC web site.

Negotiation in International Conflict

Negotiation in International Conflict
Author: Deborah Goodwin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1135312419
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negotiation in International Conflict Book Excerpt:

This work explores the application and structure of negotiation within existing international conflicts, and assesses the effectiveness, or otherwise, of such forms of dispute resolution. It examines the role of negotiation and the skills required by any practitioner in the field.

Revelations of Russia in 1846 i e Eighteen Forty six

Revelations of Russia in 1846  i e  Eighteen Forty six
Author: Charles Frederick Henningsen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1846
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Russia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelations of Russia in 1846 i e Eighteen Forty six Book Excerpt:

Propaganda

Propaganda
Author: Anthony Rhodes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Propaganda
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Korea Her Neighbours Hb

Korea   Her Neighbours Hb
Author: Bird
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1136190546
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Korea Her Neighbours Hb Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.