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Terrorism in Asymmetric Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Sipri Research Reports)

Terrorism in Asymmetric Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Sipri Research Reports)
Oxford University Press, USA | 2008-05-25 | ISBN: 0199533555 | 200 pages | PDF | 2 MB

The book's main focus is on extremist ideologies and structural capabilities of violent non-state actors that employ terrorist means. Ideologies and organizational patterns are seen as the main comparative advantages of such groups in an asymmetrical confrontation at all levels, from the local to the global. Resolution of the key issues of the armed conflict is seen as essential, but this is not sufficient to undermine the foundations of terrorism generated by that conflict, unless the structural capabilities of militant groups are fully disrupted and the role of extremist ideologies in driving their terrorist activities is neutralized.

Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa: The Process and Mechanisms of Control  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at Sept. 27, 2009
Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa: The Process and Mechanisms of Control

Budgeting for the Military Sector in Africa: The Process and Mechanisms of Control
Publisher: A SIPRI Publication | ISBN: 0199262667 | edition 2006 | PDF | 312 pages | 2 mb

In this comprehensive study, 15 African experts describe and analyse the military budgetary processes and degree of parliamentary oversight and control in nine countries of Africa, spanning across all the continent's sub-regions. Each case study addresses a wide range of questions, such as the roles of the ministries of finance, budget offices, audit departments and external actors in the military budgetary processes, the extent of compliance with standard public expenditure management procedures, and how well official military expenditure figures reflect the true economic resources devoted to military activities in these countries.

Europe and Iran: Perspectives on Non-Proliferation  

Posted by SKS1981 at July 21, 2009
Europe and Iran: Perspectives on Non-Proliferation

Europe and Iran: Perspectives on Non-Proliferation
Publisher: A SIPRI Publication | ISBN: 0199290873 | edition 2006 | PDF | 152 pages | 5,98 mb

This Report examines the EU's strategy to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction in the context of Iranian internal security policy decision making. The Report highlights some of the problems and possibilities inherent in the EU's efforts to implement a more targeted, multifunctional strategy to prevent WMD proliferation.