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  • Establishing Law and Order After Conflictby Seth G. Jones

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Examines post-Cold War reconstruction efforts in such countries as Iraq and Afghanistan, and assesses the success of US and allied efforts in reconstructing internal security institutions. more...

  • Securing Tyrants or Fostering Reform?by Seth G. Jones

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    Does U.S. assistance to the security forces of repressive states improve the effectiveness of internal security forces in countering security threats? Does it improve the accountability and human rights records of these forces? This book addresses these questions by examining the results of U. more...

  • The Rise of European Security Cooperationby Seth G. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    A systematic and comprehensive analysis of the significant increase in security cooperation among European states. more...

  • Reintegrating Afghan Insurgentsby Seth G. Jones

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 2.99

    Examines reintegrating Taliban and other insurgents into their local communities in Afghanistan and outlines steps to facilitate that reintegration process. The author discusses the factors that increase the likelihood of reintegrating fighters and the key options for fighters as they consider reintegration. Finally, he outlines operational and tactical... more...

  • A Persistent Threatby Seth G. Jones

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    This report examines the status and evolution of al Qa?ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups, and uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess whether this movement has strengthened. The author uses this analysis to examine U.S. strategic options to counter al Qa?ida and other terrorist groups based on the threat level and the capacity of local... more...

  • Afghanistan's Local Warby Seth G. Jones; Arturo Munoz

    RAND Corporation 2010; US$ 9.95

    In Afghanistan, local communities have played a critical role in security, especially in rural areas. Afghan national security forces are important to the top-down strategy, but the Afghan government and NATO forces also need to leverage local communities to gain a complementary bottom-up strategy. This analysis discusses the viability of establishing... more...

  • Building a Successful Palestinian Stateby Robert E. Hunter; Seth G. Jones

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    This study examines key external security issues that must be met for there to be a successful independent Palestinian state following a peace agreement with Israel. It makes proposals for an international (NATO-led) peace-enabling force, Palestinian security forces, and liaison and confidence-building cooperation between Palestine and Israel. more...

  • Women and Nation-Buildingby Cheryl Benard; Seth G. Jones; Olga Oliker

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    This study examines gender-specific impacts of conflict and post-conflict and the ways in which events in these contexts may affect women differently than they affect men. It analyzes the roles of women in the nation-building process and considers outcomes that might occur if current practices were modified. The recent nation-building activities in... more...

  • A Stability Police Force for the United Statesby Terrence K. Kelly; Seth G. Jones; James E. Barnett

    RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95

    This study considers the creation of a high-end police force for use in stability operations, examining its ideal size, how responsive it needs to be, where in the government to locate it, its needed capabilities, its proper staffing, and its cost. A 6,000-person force—created in the U.S. Marshals Service and whose officers are seconded to domestic... more...

  • The Emergence of Peer Competitorsby Thomas S. Szayna; Daniel L. Byman; Steven C. Bankes; Derek Eaton; Seth G. Jones

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This report presents a framework for intelligence analysts to use to think systematically about the potential for the rise of a peer competitor to the United States. Using exploratory techniques, the pathways of the various proto-peer and hegemon interactions are modelled. more...