Intelligence Analysis of Adversaries since 1945
Author: Paul Maddrell
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Category: Political Science
Intelligence agencies spend huge sums of money to collect and analyze vast quantities of national security data for their political leaders. How well is this intelligence analyzed, how often is it acted on by policymakers, and does it have a positive or negative effect on decision making? Drawing on declassified documents, interviews with intelligence veterans and policymakers, and other sources, The Image of the Enemy breaks new ground as it examines how seven countries analyzed and used intelligence to shape their understanding of their main adversary. The cases in the book include the Soviet Union's analysis of the United States (and vice versa), East Germany's analysis of West Germany (and vice versa), British intelligence in the early years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, Israeli intelligence about the Palestinians, Pakistani intelligence on India, and US intelligence about Islamist terrorists. These rivalries provide rich case studies for scholars and offer today’s analysts and policymakers the opportunity to closely evaluate past successes and failures in intelligence analysis and the best ways to give information support to policymakers. Using these lessons from the past, they can move forward to improve analysis of current adversaries and future threats.
The Image of the Enemy
Author: Fred van Houten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Can a Baby Be an Enemy? Our world is in a deep, prolonged crisis. The threat of global nuclear war, the chronic condition of local wars, the imperilled environment, and mass star vation are among the major forms this crisis takes. The dangers of massive overkill, overexploitation of the environment, and overpopulation are well known, but surprisingly little has been said about their potential interac tions, their bearing upon each other. If there were to be a nuclear confronta tion between today's superpowers, it might not take place in today's world, but in a far less friendly habitat, such as the world may be some decades hence. And it need hardly be added that the era of this particular super power configuration may be waning rapidly, its place to be taken by other international arrangements not necessarily less threatening. To understand and cope with our situation we need correspondingly serious reflection. This volume forms a welcome part of that process. Un avoidably, a large part of our thinking about the issues of human survival must be oriented to physical and biological aspects of the total danger. But it has not escaped the authors of this book that, coupled with these aspects, there are profound psychological dangers, such as loss of the sense of futu rity, moral deterioration, and a fatalistic decline in the will to struggle to protect our home, the Earth.
Radical Discourse in Indonesia
Author: Muhammad Iqbal Ahnaf
Publisher: Islam in Southeast Asia: Views from within Series
This book analyzes the systematic construction of the image of the Other (that is, non-Muslims) by two radical Islamic Groups, Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia and Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia. The author documents discourse patterns in the groups' publications and speeches stereotyping non-Muslims as hostile towards Islam and imagining Islam's imminent victory after an inevitable clash with all other civilizations. Although these groups do not engage in physical violence, the author categorizes their efforts to stereotype non-Muslims as "symbolic violence" and counterproductive because of the religious and ethnic pluralism of Indonesian society. Muhammad Iqbal Ahnaf is a lecturer and researcher at the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University and at Darul Ulum Islamic University, Lamongan, Indonesia.
Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States
Author: Dan McKanan Assistant Professor of Theology St. John's University and College of Saint Benedict
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers invited all people to identify God's image in the victims of war, slavery, and addiction. Identifying the Image of God traces the theme of identification--and its liberal Christian roots--through the literature of social reform, focusing on sentimental novels, temperance tales, and slave narratives, and invites contemporary activists to revive the "politics of identification."
Author: David Welch
A comprehensive analysis of Nazi film propaganda in its political, social and economic contexts. It considers more than 100 films, identifying those aspects of Nazi ideology that were concealed in the framework of popular entertainment under the direction of Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister.
Narratives of Kinship in Flavian Epic
Author: Neil W. Bernstein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Neil W. Bernstein argues that four Roman epic poems contain depictions of kinship that are significantly different from earlier epic and examines these representations in the context of the social, political, and aesthetic changes of the early Imperial period.
Author: Connie J. Cartisano
Lucifer had it all-brains, beauty, position. What the hell happened? For that matter, what did the angels think their king was doing when he created the heavens and the earth? Putting together a new kind of being, that's what. In a unique living exhibit: a three-dimensional universe of time and space. And that's where the trouble began. Had the king left well enough alone, as Lucifer was fond of saying, things might have turned out differently. But then, the king of heaven was never one for leaving things alone. The Image of the Invisible opens as the king prepares to unveil his new creation in the Museum of Natural History. As First Thinker, Lucifer alone foresees danger to the realm if the king succeeds in bringing the inferior specimens out of the museum. Why is the king so besotted, so reckless? Worse, the king repeatedly ignores kingdom principles in dealing with these creatures. Is he still fit to reign? As Lucifer's doubt escalates, he "dreams" of a terrifying and cunning alter ego, the Satan, who conspires to take over the king's city. Torn between his devotion to the king and his concern for the city, Lucifer must choose. Can he make the ultimate sacrifice to save the kingdom he loves?
Author: D.V. Bernard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the future, people lose the ability to have daughters; and as women begin to disappear from a world already gripped by chaos, some people begin to think that a 10-year-old black girl will be the next Messiah. Seven years after the onset of this genetic apocalypse, all women have disappeared from cities like New York. Civilization, itself, seems to have ground to a halt as men, numbed by the holographic pleasures of their technological age, wait for the inevitable death of their species. It is then that a powerful military force, known simply as The Horde, begins a systematic offensive against the world's great cities. As this final battle unfolds, the girl presumed to be God escapes from the fortress where The Horde had been keeping her (and thousands of other women). Once free, she forms a series of alliances-first with a cult convinced of her divinity; then with Mansmann, the scientist originally responsible for the genetic apocalypse; and finally, with a man without a past, called Wang, whose evolving conceptualization of reality seems to be the key to saving the human race. Interwoven with a rich mosaic of characters-like the seemingly supernatural Quibb; the industrial magnate, Shaka; the gender-defying cyber witch, Circe; and the revolutionary firebrand, Tio Mendez -- God in the Image of Woman tells the epic story of people searching for their humanity in an age where the end of the human race seems terrifyingly close at hand.
Texts, Beliefs, Practices
Author: Lucien van Liere,Klaas Spronk
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
In a thought-provoking and challenging enterprise to rethink inter-human relationships, this book brings together a range of international scholars and peace practitioners who share their expertise and knowledge about the relationship between religion, conflict, and violence. Focusing on images of enmity, they show fascinating possibilities of how these images might be transformed into perspectives of hope and peace. (Series: ContactZone. Explorations in Intercultural Theology - Vol. 15)
Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex
Author: Ron Robin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
At the height of the Cold War, the US employed a group of psychologists, sociologists and political scientists to blueprint enemy behaviour. This work tells the story of the rise of behavioural scientists within the US government and the effect of their 'American' assumptions about human behaviour.
Author: William Z. Shetter,Inge Van der Cruysse
Publisher: University Press of America
An all inclusive study of Netherlandic culture.
Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Ideology after the Fall of Socialism
Author: Renata Salecl
The rise of nationalist, racist and anti-feminist ideologies is one of the most frightening repercussions of the collapse of socialism. Using psychoanalytic theories of fantasy to investigate why such extremist ideologies have taken hold, Renata Salecl argues that the major social and political changes in post-communist Eastern Europe require a radical re-evaluation of notions of liberal theories of democracy. In doing so she offers a new approach to human rights and feminism grounded in her own active partipation in the struggles, first against communism and now against nationalism and anti-feminism.
Males and Females in the Image of God
Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
When a boy cries, his father trains him in the way of the ancients. He is taught to "man up," and rejects anything feminine in his life. Thus he begins the process of becoming a man in the image of his culture. This transformation comes at the expense of his own calling to reflect the image of God. Men and women, however, were both created in this divine image and were meant to live in harmony rather than enmity. Recently, influential Christian writers and leaders have suggested that men have become too feminized and need to return to their calling to be "real men." Clark believes that this "new masculinity" is in reality a return to the way of the ancients. Drawing from his experiences as a minister, domestic- and sexual- violence prevention advocate, and community leader, Clark suggests that Jesus came to redefine masculinity and resist the cultural view of manhood, power, and oppression.
Nationalist, Colonialist and Anti-Semitic Discourse 1871-1918
Author: F. Rash
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides a detailed linguistic analysis of the nationalist discourses of the German Second Reich, which most effectively demonstrate the contrasting images of the German Self and its various Others, such as Jews, native Africans, gypsies and the enemy Other during the First World War.
Author: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis,Sarah Stewart
The Parthians are a fascinating but little-known ancient civilization. In the mid-third century BCE a bold and ambitious leader called Arshak challenged Hellenic rule and led his armies to victory. The dynasty which he founded ruled over what became a mighty empire and restored the glory of Iran following the region's conquest by Alexander the Great. This imperial eastern superpower, which lasted for 400 years and stretched from the Hindu Kush to Mesopotamia, withstand the might of Rome for centuries. The Parthians were nomadic horse-warriors who left few written records, concentrating rather on a rich oral and storytelling tradition. What knowledge we have of this remarkable people derives primarily from their coinage, which mixed Hellenism with Persian influences. In this book, distinguished scholars examine - from a variety of perspectives - the origins of the Parthians, their history, religion and culture, as well as perceptions of their empire through the lens of both imperial Rome and China.
Author: Leena Mari Peltomaa
The Akathistos Hymn, the great work of Byzantine hyumnography, is here considered in the context of early Mariology. Using an innovative method which contextualizes the hymn's metaphorical and theological language, the author proposes a new argument for the hymn's dating.
Author: Barbara Pavlock
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Barbara Pavlock unmasks major figures in Ovid’s Metamorphoses as surrogates for his narrative persona, highlighting the conflicted revisionist nature of the Metamorphoses. Although Ovid ostensibly validates traditional customs and institutions, instability is in fact a defining feature of both the core epic values and his own poetics. The Image of the Poet explores issues central to Ovid’s poetics—the status of the image, the generation of plots, repetition, opposition between refined and inflated epic style, the reliability of the narrative voice, and the interrelation of rhetoric and poetry. The work explores the constructed author and complements recent criticism focusing on the reader in the text. 2009 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine