Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations
Author: Keren Yarhi-Milo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
States are more likely to engage in risky and destabilizing actions such as military buildups and preemptive strikes if they believe their adversaries pose a tangible threat. Yet despite the crucial importance of this issue, we don't know enough about how states and their leaders draw inferences about their adversaries' long-term intentions. Knowing the Adversary draws on a wealth of historical archival evidence to shed new light on how world leaders and intelligence organizations actually make these assessments. Keren Yarhi-Milo examines three cases: Britain's assessments of Nazi Germany's intentions in the 1930s, America's assessments of the Soviet Union's intentions during the Carter administration, and the Reagan administration's assessments of Soviet intentions near the end of the Cold War. She advances a new theoretical framework—called selective attention—that emphasizes organizational dynamics, personal diplomatic interactions, and cognitive and affective factors. Yarhi-Milo finds that decision makers don't pay as much attention to those aspects of state behavior that major theories of international politics claim they do. Instead, they tend to determine the intentions of adversaries on the basis of preexisting beliefs, theories, and personal impressions. Yarhi-Milo also shows how intelligence organizations rely on very different indicators than decision makers, focusing more on changes in the military capabilities of adversaries. Knowing the Adversary provides a clearer picture of the historical validity of existing theories, and broadens our understanding of the important role that diplomacy plays in international security.
International Conference, Fukuoka, Japan, March 23-26, 2010, Proceedings
Author: David Taniar,Osvaldo Gervasi,Beniamino Murgante,Bernady O. Apduhan,Eric Pardede
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The four-volume set LNCS 6016 - 6019 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2010, held in Fukuoka, Japan, in March 2010. The four volumes contain papers presenting a wealth of original research results in the field of computational science, from foundational issues in computer science and mathematics to advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques. The topics of the fully refereed papers are structured according to the five major conference themes: computational methods, algorithms and scientific application, high performance computing and networks, geometric modelling, graphics and visualization, advanced and emerging applications, and information systems and technologies. Moreover, submissions from more than 30 special sessions and workshops contribute to this publication. These cover These cover topics such as geographical analysis, urban modeling, spatial statistics, wireless and ad hoc networking, logical, scientific and computational aspects of pulse phenomena in transitions, high-performance computing and information visualization, sensor network and its applications, molecular simulations structures and processes, collective evolutionary systems, software engineering processes and applications, molecular simulations structures and processes, internet communication security, security and privacy in pervasive computing environments, and mobile communications.
8th International Conference on Cryptology in Africa, Fes, Morocco, April 13-15, 2016, Proceedings
Author: David Pointcheval,Abderrahmane Nitaj,Tajjeeddine Rachidi
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptographic Techniques in Africa, AFRICACRYPT 2016, held in Fes, Morooco, in April 2016. The 18 papers presented in this book were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The aim of Africacrypt 2016 is to provide an international forum for practitioners and researchers from industry, academia and government from all over the world for a wide ranging discussion of all forms of cryptography. Topics of interest are such as lattices; elliptic curves; secret-key cryptanalysis; efficient implementations; secure protocols; and public-key cryptography.
Author: Usa International Business Publications
Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
Category: Business & Economics
US Military Intelligence Handbook
Author: J. Dwight Pentecost
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Here is an illuminating study of the devil from a veteran seminary professor and author. "This work uses the light of Scripture to expose the person and methods of Satan . . . Competent books on this subject are not plentiful. . . . Pentecost gives us a very useful survey of information on Satan."--"Christianity Today."
RFIDsec'13 Asia Workshop Proceedings
Author: C. Ma,J. Weng
Publisher: IOS Press
Our reliance on ever more sophisticated computer systems for the management of data and information means that the field of security and privacy technology continues to be of crucial importance to us all. This book presents ten peer-reviewed papers from the 2013 workshop Radio Frequency Identification/Internet of Things Security (RFIDsec’13 Asia) held in Guangzhou, China, in November 2013. This is the fifth of a series of workshops organized by the Asian branch of RFIDsec, which provides a platform for researchers, enterprises and governments to investigate, discuss and propose new solutions for the security and privacy issues related to RFID/IoT technologies and applications. Topics covered include RFID authentication, mutual authentication and ownership transfer, security of RFID applications, NFC and the Internet of Things, as well as side channel attacks. The book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the security aspects of information management.
A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws
Author: Charles Hamilton,Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1791 four-volume English translation of a key text of Islamic law illuminates the East India Company's legal provision.
Author: Julian May
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Pliocene Epoch's exiled races are caught in a violent struggle for ascendancy. The humans who escaped to the Galactic Milieu are now beset on all sides, as they seek a foothold in this turbulent land. Aiken Drum, now King, has many enemies, but the Firvulag seem set to move first to initiate their long-prophesied Nightfall War. And although recent confrontations have weakened Aiken, any sign of frailty will bring down his kingdom. The powerful Elizabeth Orme supports King Aiken, and his enlightened despotism is preferable to Marc Remillard's cruel ambition. But these conflicts will be overshadowed if a time-gate is opened back to the 22nd century, something Marc can never permit. All will be decided at the Grand Tourney, where Tanu and humans will face the Firvulag in the last great contest of the exiled world. Praise for the series: ‘Julian May has woven a many-coloured tapestry of exotic adventure’ Roger Zelazny, ‘An engaging storyteller’ Locus, ‘Fast-paced storytelling that defies predictability; and a sympathetic and well-rendered cast’ SFReviews.net
A Guide to Confidentiality, Authentication, and Integrity
Author: J.J. Stapleton
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
The traditional view of information security includes the three cornerstones: confidentiality, integrity, and availability; however the author asserts authentication is the third keystone. As the field continues to grow in complexity, novices and professionals need a reliable reference that clearly outlines the essentials. Security without Obscurity: A Guide to Confidentiality, Authentication, and Integrity fills this need. Rather than focusing on compliance or policies and procedures, this book takes a top-down approach. It shares the author’s knowledge, insights, and observations about information security based on his experience developing dozens of ISO Technical Committee 68 and ANSI accredited X9 standards. Starting with the fundamentals, it provides an understanding of how to approach information security from the bedrock principles of confidentiality, integrity, and authentication. The text delves beyond the typical cryptographic abstracts of encryption and digital signatures as the fundamental security controls to explain how to implement them into applications, policies, and procedures to meet business and compliance requirements. Providing you with a foundation in cryptography, it keeps things simple regarding symmetric versus asymmetric cryptography, and only refers to algorithms in general, without going too deeply into complex mathematics. Presenting comprehensive and in-depth coverage of confidentiality, integrity, authentication, non-repudiation, privacy, and key management, this book supplies authoritative insight into the commonalities and differences of various users, providers, and regulators in the U.S. and abroad.
First International Conference, FASec 2002, London, UK, December 16-18, 2002, Revised Papers
Author: Peter Ryan,Steve A. Schneider
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the First International Conference on Formal Aspects of Security, FASec 2002, held in London, UK, in December 2002. The 11 revised full papers presented together with 7 invited contributions were carefully reviewed, selected, and improved for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on protocol verification, analysis of protocols, security modelling and reasoning, and intrusion detection systems and liveness.
Technology of Mind Over Matter
Author: Philip S. Berg,Rav Berg
Publisher: Kabbalah Publishing
A forefront Kabbalah teacher explores the intersection between science, spirit, and Kabbalah wisdom, in a guide that considers the scientific concept of "less is more" in spiritual terms that are based on a philosophy that space will continue to diminish around people until they become united.
The Prophetic, Apocalyptic, and Their Relationship
Author: Lester L. Grabbe,Robert D. Haak
Publisher: A&C Black
Much study has taken place of the prophetic and apocalyptic writings in recent decades, but the relationship between the two has been little explored. A major explicit debate on the question is very much needed and is now provided. This collection of essays addresses the subject from a variety of points of view, including studies on the issues of definitions, ancient Near Eastern "prophecies", social anthropology and modern apocalyptic movements. In the introduction, Lester Grabbe argues that many scholars operate with subconscious assumptions about how apocalyptic writings relate to the prophetic writings, but that many of these assumptions now need to be questioned in the light of the essays in this volume. Such a comprehensive attempt to tackle the main theoretical issues arising from the study of the prophetic and the apocalyptic has not been attempted for some time. This volume brings fresh questions and insights that both specialists and students will want to consider.
Author: Anthony Mansueto
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Is the universe ultimately meaningful, ordered to an end of transcendental value? Or is it merely the product of random interactions in which organization emerges only locally and by chance and is conserved only so long as rare and improbable conditions prevail? There can, in fact, be no more important question, for on the resolution of this question depends the significance of all our worldly labors. The Ultimate Meaningfulness of the Universe represents a new departure in this debate, arguing that because it describes rather than explains the universe, mathematical physics is radically incapable of addressing this question. The book argues for a new scientific research paradigm that while incorporating and building on the description of the universe supplied by modern mathematical physics, goes beyond it in a restored discipline of teleological explanation. The book sketches applications in the physical, biological, and social domains, and shows that powerful evidence already points toward the ultimate meaningfulness of the universe.
A Reprint from "Air and Space Power Journal"
Author: Peter W. Wielhouwer
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Achieving decision superiority hinges on information superiority. Wielhouwer introduces the concept of operational net assessment, as well as its process and product, identifying them as enablers of effects-based planning and effects-based operations. The synergy of these tools provides joint force commanders extensive information in advance of a crisis, leading to actionable knowledge and decision superiority that facilitate the effective application of diplomatic, economic, informational, and military power. Illustrations.
Author: Bee-Chung Chen,Daniel Kifer,Kristen Lefevre,Ashwin Machanavajjhala
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
This book is dedicated to those who have something to hide. It is a book about "privacy preserving data publishing" -- the art of publishing sensitive personal data, collected from a group of individuals, in a form that does not violate their privacy. This problem has numerous and diverse areas of application, including releasing Census data, search logs, medical records, and interactions on a social network. The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed overview of the current state of the art as well as open challenges, focusing particular attention on four key themes: RIGOROUS PRIVACY POLICIES Repeated and highly-publicized attacks on published data have demonstrated that simplistic approaches to data publishing do not work. Significant recent advances have exposed the shortcomings of naive (and not-so-naive) techniques. They have also led to the development of mathematically rigorous definitions of privacy that publishing techniques must satisfy; METRICS FOR DATA UTILITY While it is necessary to enforce stringent privacy policies, it is equally important to ensure that the published version of the data is useful for its intended purpose. The authors provide an overview of diverse approaches to measuring data utility; ENFORCEMENT MECHANISMS This book describes in detail various key data publishing mechanisms that guarantee privacy and utility; EMERGING APPLICATIONS The problem of privacy-preserving data publishing arises in diverse application domains with unique privacy and utility requirements. The authors elaborate on the merits and limitations of existing solutions, based on which we expect to see many advances in years to come.
10th International Workshop, CRIWG 2004, San Carlos, Costa Rica, September 5-9, 2004, Proceedings
Author: Gert-Jan de Vreede,Luis A. Guerrero,Gabriela Marín Raventós
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Groupware, CRIWG 2004, held in San Carlos, Costa Rice in September 2004. The 16 revised full papers and 13 revised short papers presented together with a keynote paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 71 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on knowledge management, awareness, support for collaborative processes, collaborative applications, groupware infrastructure, computer supported collaborative learning, and collaborative mobile work.
Author: Michael Walters
Publisher: Hachette UK
For more than twenty years a hidden hand has ruled the backstreets of Ulan Baatar, but now Muunokhoi, the once untouchable head of the Mongolia's largest and most powerful criminal empire, has finally been caught. It should be the Serious Crime Team's finest hour. But nothing is ever that simple in the new Mongolia. When Muunokhoi's trial starts to collapse, Nergui and Doripalam - the ex-head of the Team and his one-time protégé - are forced to acknowledge that something rotten lies at the heart of the organization they have dedicated their lives to. With the crime lord's acquittal impending, and his revenge a cold certainty, Nergui and Doripalam are not even sure they can trust each other.