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Knowing the Adversary

Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations

Author: Keren Yarhi-Milo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140085041X

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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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.

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2010

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

ISBN: 3642121888

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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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.

Progress in Cryptology – AFRICACRYPT 2016

8th International Conference on Cryptology in Africa, Fes, Morocco, April 13-15, 2016, Proceedings

Author: David Pointcheval,Abderrahmane Nitaj,Tajjeeddine Rachidi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331931517X

Category: Computers

Page: 369

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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.

Beginning Child Psychiatry

Author: Paul L. Adams,Ivan Fras

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876304938

Category: Medical

Page: 609

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Your Adversary, the Devil

Author: J. Dwight Pentecost

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825434556

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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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."

Radio Frequency Identification System Security

RFIDsec'13 Asia Workshop Proceedings

Author: C. Ma,J. Weng

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614993289

Category: Computers

Page: 148

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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.

The Hedaya, Or Guide

A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws

Author: Charles Hamilton,Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108055370

Category: History

Page: 624

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This 1791 four-volume English translation of a key text of Islamic law illuminates the East India Company's legal provision.

The Adversary

Author: Julian May

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 023076763X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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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’

Die Kunst des Krieges

Author: Sunzi

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426422085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

Security without Obscurity

A Guide to Confidentiality, Authentication, and Integrity

Author: J.J. Stapleton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466592141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

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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.

Formal Aspects of Security

First International Conference, FASec 2002, London, UK, December 16-18, 2002, Revised Papers

Author: Peter Ryan,Steve A. Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540206934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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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

ISBN: 1571895825

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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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.

Knowing the End From the Beginning

The Prophetic, Apocalyptic, and Their Relationship

Author: Lester L. Grabbe,Robert D. Haak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567084620

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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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.

Why Be a Champion?

Author: N.A

Publisher: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814270806

Category: Athletes

Page: 107

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Chinese Journal of Electronics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronics

Page: N.A

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The Ultimate Meaningfulness of the Universe: Knowing God, Volume 2

Knowing God

Author: Anthony Mansueto

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556359861

Category: Religion

Page: 434

View: 4758

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.


The "square Root" of Disputes & Procedures for Settlement : Towards Greater Understanding

Author: Francis E. Miller

Publisher: FEM Publishing

ISBN: 0951429590

Category: Dispute resolution (Law)

Page: 43

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Toward Information Superiority

A Reprint from "Air and Space Power Journal"

Author: Peter W. Wielhouwer

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437905552


Page: 12

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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.

Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing

Author: Bee-Chung Chen,Daniel Kifer,Kristen Lefevre,Ashwin Machanavajjhala

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601982763

Category: Computers

Page: 182

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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.

Groupware: Design, Implementation, and Use

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

ISBN: 3540230165

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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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.

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