Daniel Pipes is a prominent historian and commentator on Middle Eastern affairs. He has taught history at Harvard University and the University of Chicago, served on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff under President Reagan, administered Fulbright Fellowships, and founded the Middle East Forum. Pipes is recognized as one of Harvard University's 100 most influential living graduates and has authored nineteen books, including In the Path of God, Greater Syria, and The Rushdie Affair.

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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict will come to an acceptable conclusion only with a Palestinian sense of defeat.

A leading historian applies his deep understanding of the Middle East to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict—the most intractable, emotive clash of the past century. Daniel Pipes argues that this long struggle pits two unique and doomed mentalities that exist outside of normal politics against each other, making it so difficult to comprehend. One mentality consists of rejectionism, or the Palestinians’ negation of Jews, Judaism, Zionism, and Israel. Rejectionism accounts for their enduring goal of genocide, their refusal to take yes for an answer, their unwillingness to seek improved living circumstances, and their determination to defame the Jewish state. The other mentality consists of conciliation, or the Zionists’ attempt to win Palestinian acceptance not by defeating their enemy, but by enriching and placating it. Pipes argues against this anomalous Zionist approach, advocating instead the traditional method of ending a war— through victory: Palestinians give up, Israel wins. In a brilliant essay that brings surprisingly fresh insights and original policy recommendations to a well-worn topic, Pipes draws lessons from past “peace process” failures, delves into the universal nature of defeat and victory, and offers practical advice on how Israel can win: through minimal violence and maximal messaging.

Both sides need an Israel Victory to break with the static pull of outdated mentalities. For Israel, it means acceptance, especially among Muslims and on the global Left. For the Palestinians, Israel Victory means liberation from a destructive obsession, enabling them finally to build a polity, economy, society, and culture worthy of their skills and ambitions. Read more

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Lifting the Fog: The Secret History of the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (1912-2022) is unique as a general body of knowledge about the history of the Dutch intelligence and security services since 1913. The chapters alternate between a general historical overview and a number of case studies spread out over the more-than-a-century long history that taken together give a good insight into the main functions of a middle-size military intelligence service as The Netherlands has known. The MIVD is giving the author access to the archives of the MIVD and its predecessors, which normally are closed to outsiders. Read more

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A groundbreaking comparative analysis of three understudied cases of intelligence democratization revealing new insights into main barriers to reform when states transition from authoritarianism
Reforming the intelligence services is essential when a state transitions from authoritarianism to democracy. But which areas should be reformed, how do we know when there has been real transformation, and how and where do authoritarian legacies persist?

Intelligence in Democratic Transitions is a comparative examination of the democratic transitions of Portugal, Greece, and Spain starting in the 1970s. Although these three countries began their transitions around the same time, they present significantly different results. Sofia Tzamarelou discovers that main barriers to reform are legacies of the past and legacy personnel. She does this through the lens of five Security Sector Reform (SSR) indicators: Lustration, Control and Oversight, Recruitment, Targeting and Civil Society. Tzamarelou uses primary sources throughout the study, including governmental documents and legal statutes–such as draft laws, bills and presidential decrees–paired with “outside” primary source reporting, such as analysis reporting by the CIA. She complements this rich primary source material with secondary sources from authors in each country and internationally who specialize in intelligence or who provide historical context.

Tzamarelou’s unique comparative analysis of intelligence democratization using a common framework–SSR–applied to each country contributes to readers’ understanding of why and how some reforms fail and others succeed and how the SSR framework can be used in the intelligence arena. Read more

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This book analyzes intelligence relations in an unsecure world and provides contributions on intelligence processes, interstate intelligence relations and hybrid warfare. Tactical, operational and strategic intelligence relations, both within and between intelligence agencies, and between states, are essential to support decision makers. This book ties together how intelligence adapts to security changes, global power shifts and the trend from globalization to a more nationalistic approach. During such changes, there is a need to analyze intelligence sharing relationships. Bringing together practitioners and academics, the book presents a plurality of approaches relative to intelligence relations that seek to advance the debate in the field. Read more

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Antonio Grasso is the Author of the book titled “Toward a Post Digital Society: Where Digital Evolution Meets People’s Revolution” (2023). Antonio Grasso is a distinguished expert with over 40 years of experience in Information Technology. His book is a master piece for everyone that wants to understand the evolutionary challenges which we will face in our lives in the coming decades. I recommend research scholars from all academic fields to read Antonio Grasso book!

John M. Nomikos, Director, Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece
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This book investigates issues pertaining to the US and EU agendas in Africa since the dawn of the new century. It discusses how the African continent has featured within the US and EU foreign policy agendas, by looking at ensuing gaps between a rhetoric that claimed to have put Africa within the high politics agenda and the reality. Read more


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This book covers various aspects of leadership in critical situations and under extreme conditions. Today’s leaders often face challenging situations or unexpected difficulties, and mastering these requires a wide spectrum of competencies such as creativity, courage and empathy. Therefore, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach including both theoretical concepts and practical findings relevant to optimizing leadership in extreme situations....  Read more

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“Aspects of Islamic Radicalization in the Balkans After the Fall of Communism” is the second volume in the series South-East European History (Peter Lang Book Series South-East European History), edited by Mihai Dragnea and published by Peter Lang on behalf of the Balkan History Association (BHA). The volume which was edited by Mihai Dragnea, Joseph Fitsanakis, Darko Trifunović, John M. Nomikos, Vasko Stamevski and Adriana Cupcea, explores the channels through which Islamic fundamentalism has spread among Muslims in the Balkans since the early 1990s. The authors collectively examine political and religious ties between Balkan Muslims and various private organizations and state institutions in Muslim states, with a particular focus on the reception of Salafism and its Saudi version, Wahhabism. The volume also addresses the ideological climate that has generated volunteers for Islamic State in recent years. It is the outcome of a research project of the Balkan History Association.

Table of Contents

Preface (Isa Blumi, Stockholm University)
Introduction: Post-communist Encounters in Islamic Faith and Security in the Balkans (Mihai Dragnea)
Chapter One: Constructing a New Threat: The Securitization of Islam in Post-war Kosovo (Joseph Coelho)
Chapter Two: Islamic Radicalization in Kosovo: A Case in Multi-layered Identity (Henrique Schneider)
Chapter Three: Salafism in Albania between Deculturation and Post-socialist Legacy (Gianfranco Bria)
Chapter Four: Mainstream and Online Media, a Useful Tool on Fighting Violent Extremism in Albania (Iris Luarasi)
Chapter Five: Building a Community Resilient to the Islamic Radicalism: A Case Study of the Muslim Community in Montenegro (Marko Savić and Almedina Vukić Martinović)
Chapter Six: Risks for Islamic Fundamentalism and Radicalism after the Fall of Communism in Bulgaria (Bogdana Todorova)
Chapter Seven: Missionary Islamic NGOs in Romania: Da’wah Materials Disseminated among Muslims in Romania (Cornel Andrei Crișan)
Chapter Eight: Mujahideen in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1992 until 1995 (Mijo Beljo and Lucija Zadro)
Chapter Nine: Foreign Fighters and Global Jihad in the Balkans: The Case of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Michalis Marioras)

Chapter Ten: Factors That Moderate Islamic Radicalization in North Macedonia (Zhidas Daskalovski)
Chapter Eleven: “Islamic Terrorism” in the Serbian Sandžak under Salafi Influence (Darko Trifunović)
Chapter Twelve: Beyond the Balkans: Islamist Terrorism in Europe with Balkan Connections (Klemen Kocjančič)
Conclusion: The Trajectory of Islamist Militancy in the Balkans (John Nomikos and Joseph Fitsanakis)
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Studying security encompasses analyzing various aspects related to security, including threats, challenges, and responses. By studying security issues and their implications, this book develops a comprehensive understanding of them. Among the threats societies face armed conflict, terrorism and cyberattacks. Read more

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About the Author

John A. Gentry was for twelve years an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked mainly on economic issues concerning the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He also was senior analyst on the staff of the National Intelligence Officer for Warning in 1987-1989. In 1986 he experienced politicization from the political Right-efforts by CIA managers to make the Soviet Union and its allies look even worse than they clearly were. ... Read more

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"An extraordinarily timely and germane assessment of the evolution of the transatlantic relationship and the identity and roles of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the European, Eura-sian, Greater Middle Eastern, and broader global security architecture in the wake of Russia's inter-vention in (and conduct of a war of choice against) Ukraine beginning in February 2022. Most sig-nificantly, the book is instructive in situating the historical strains of cooperation and discord be-tween the United States and its European allies within shifting strategic and geopolitical environ-ments that demand balance and in safeguarding often interconnected threats posed by global and regional adversaries, most notably Russia, China, Iran and North Korea on one hand, and transna-tional challenges such as climate change, cybersecurity, and Islamist extremist driven terrorism on the other. Further, the author is adept in identifying and explaining the links between those threats emphasized in the 2022 NATO Strategic Concept and the daunting challenges in achieving the req-uisite transatlantic unity to manage them effectively." --Robert J. Pauly, Jr., Professor of Interna-tional Development, The University of Southern Mississippi

"This is a timely contribution to deepen our understanding of how Russian and Chinese offensive maneuvers, along with the security risks posed by the current pandemic, climate change, terrorism, migration, and threats posed by hybrid war-fare are shaping NATO's strategic reorientation. Dolan also recognizes the internal threats to liberal democracies, namely the rise of illiberal political forces, in NATO member states and the challenges they pose to the Euro-Atlantic alliance. The book is clearly organized and includes the author's recommendations for NATO's effective path forward." --S. Mohsin Hashim, Professor of Political Science, Muhlenberg College

Chris Dolan (PhD, University of South Carolina) is Professor and Director of the Masters of Sci-ence in Intelligence and Security Studies at Lebanon Valley College. He is a two-time Fulbright U.S. Scholar (Kosovo; North Macedonia) and recipient of the Thomas Vickroy Distinguished Teaching Award.....  Read more

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This book argues for making African intelligence services front-and-center in studies about historical and contemporary African security. As the first academic anthology on the subject, it brings together a group of international scholars and intelligence practitioners to understand African intelligence services’ post-colonial and contemporary challenges. The book’s eleven chapters survey a diverse collection of countries and provides readers with histories of understudied African intelligence services. The volume examines the intelligence services’ objectives, operations, leaderships, international partners and legal frameworks. The chapters also highlight different methodologies and sources to further scholarly research about African intelligence... Read more

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