- The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security
- About the Editors
- Foreword: U.S. National Security for the Twenty-First Century
- Introduction: Shape and Scope of U.S. National Security
- America’s Foreign Policy Traditions
- National Interests and Grand Strategy
- U.S. Foreign Policymaking and National Security
- Civil-Military Relations
- The Presidency and Decision Making
- The National Security Council: Is It Effective, or Is It Broken?
- The National Security Process
- Intelligence and National Security Decision Making
- Congress and National Security
- Diplomacy, the State Department, and National Security
- Development Assistance: Rationale and Applications
- Understanding and Improving U.S. Financial Sanctions
- The Political Economy of Security
- Budgeting for National Security
- Military Force Planning and National Security
- Military Operations and the Defense Department
- Alliances, Military Basing, and Logistics
- Homeland Security
- The United States and Iran: Challenges of Deterrence and Compellence
- U.S. Nuclear Strategy: The Search for Meaning
- International Cyber Conflict and National Security
- Encryption Wars: Who Should Yield?
- Space and National Security
- Human (In)Security
- Climate Change and Environmental Security
- Political Violence
- Women’s Participation in Political Violence
- International Terrorism
- Threats and Dangers in the Twenty-First Century
- International Rivalry and National Security
- Interstate Rivalry in East Asia
- The Transatlantic Security Landscape in Europe
- U.S. National Security in the Western Hemisphere
- Epilogue: Five Lessons for National Security Policymakers
Abstract and Keywords
The Marshall Plan marked the beginning of modern foreign assistance, and from the very outset national security and foreign aid have been inextricably linked. Successful development assistance can make the world a safer, more stable place, advancing U.S. national interests in direct and subtle ways. Aid can help struggling states avoid becoming failing states, where all manner of threats—from terrorists to international criminal networks to deadly pathogens—can find a safe haven. Aid helps stave off political strife that contributes to the rise of demagogues with interests antithetical to those of the United States. At its best, foreign assistance can reinforce country efforts to join the community of democracies. A world where there are fewer wars, terrorist safe havens, and political tyrants is a more secure world for the United States.
Ambassador John A. Simon is the founder of an impact investing firm, Total Impact Capital, the Vice Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, and a member of the Trade Advisory Committee for Africa. Prior to launching Total Impact Capital, Ambassador Simon was a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he coauthored More than Money, a report on impact investing as a development tool. Previously, Ambassador Simon held several posts in the U.S. government, including serving as the United States Ambassador to the African Union, the Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Relief, Stabilization, and Development at the White House. He started his federal government service as Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Program and Policy Coordination Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development. He holds a masters degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Michael W. Miller is a partner at the Kyle House Group, a Washington, DC–based consultancy and an adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute. Prior to joining the firm, he was Republican Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for Senator Bob Corker, where he oversaw policy and legislative initiatives globally. From 2001 to 2009, Michael held several senior policy positions in the executive branch and the White House, including Senior Advisor in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development; and Director for Africa on the National Security Council at the White House. Michael began his career with the International Republican Institute as a democracy and governance adviser in Africa, traveling and working extensively across the continent. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors in geography from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree in political geography from the University of South Carolina.
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