The New US Security Agenda

Trends and Emerging Threats

Authors: Cepero, Patricia, Rosen, Jonathan D.

  • Bridges the divide between academia and the policy world 
  • Paves the way for new scholarship on emerging threats to national security 
  • Explores the responses of the US government to security issues 
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About this book

War, nuclear weapons, and terrorism are all major threats to US security, but a new set of emerging threats are challenging the current threat response apparatus and our ability to come up with creative and effective solutions. This book considers new, 'non-traditional' security issues such as: transnational organized crime, immigration and border security, cybersecurity, countering violent extremism and terrorism, environmental and energy security, as well as the rise of external actors. The work examines the major challenges and trends in security and explores the policy responses of the U.S. government. By using international relations theory as an analytical approach, Fonseca and Rosen present how these security threats have evolved over time. 

About the authors

Brian Fonseca is Director of The Gordon Institute and Adjunct Professor at the Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University, USA.
Jonathan D. Rosen is Research Scientist at The Gordon Institute, Florida International University, USA.

Reviews

“Fonseca and Rosen deliver a work that is both impressive in its scope yet detailed and well documented.  It is a valuable contribution to understanding the complex and evolving panorama of global security issues.” (Evan Ellis, Professor, US Army War College)

“The New US Security Agenda is a very welcome and important assessment of the vibrant and changing field of security studies. It examines in a balanced manner the major international security threats facing the United States.  In each of the substantive chapters the authors  summarize the nature of the threats, as well as the outlines of U.S. policy responses and the key criticisms of those responses.  The result is a clear, concise, and readable introduction to and overview of the most important and changing international security challenges to the United States now and in the near future.” (Roger E. Kanet, Professor, University of Miami, USA)

“In this important and timely book, Brian Fonseca and Jonathan D. Rosen have captured both the texture of current “threats” and the ways in which they are constructed and privileged. Challenges are presented in their detail and the alternative lines of policy pursued across several American administrations are made vivid. This book is unique for its theoretical rigor and sensitivity to the tangible, human, implications of security policy.” (Bradford R. McGuinn, Senior Lecturer, University of Miami, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fonseca, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Countering Transnational Organized Crime

    Fonseca, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 17-57

  • Immigration and Border Security

    Fonseca, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 59-85

  • Cybersecurity in the US: Major Trends and Challenges

    Fonseca, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

  • Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism

    Fonseca, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 107-134

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50194-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50193-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New US Security Agenda
Book Subtitle
Trends and Emerging Threats
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50194-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50194-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50193-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics