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The New US Security Agenda

Trends and Emerging Threats

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 1-15
  3. Countering Transnational Organized Crime

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 17-57
  4. Immigration and Border Security

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 59-85
  5. Cybersecurity in the US: Major Trends and Challenges

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 87-106
  6. Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 107-134
  7. Energy and Environmental Security

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 135-159
  8. The Rise of External Actors: Paper Tigers or Security Threats?

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 161-182
  9. Analytic Conclusions

    • Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    Pages 183-193
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 195-203

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. 

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)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Florida International University, Miami, USA

    Brian Fonseca

  • Florida International University , Miami, USA

    Jonathan D. Rosen

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.



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Softcover Book USD 89.99
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