The Journal of International Security Affairs: The Challenge of the New Europe and the Relevance of NATO

Featuring Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff, Europe's Challenge, and the NATO Question

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs (No. 14, Spring 2008) focuses on key issues in the United States' changing relations with Europe , with nine major articles, including a lead article by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, examining issues ranging from political divisions and demographic pressures in Europe to transatlantic discord over the Iraq war, and the divergence of views on new international security threats leading into a thought-provoking debate over the continued relevance of the NATO alliance. Articles include:

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's outline of the scope of the common struggle against radical Islam leads off coverage of the Old Continent. Secretary Chertoff's article, The Battle for Our Common Future, examines the global struggle between Islamist extremism and liberal democratic values. Secretary Chertoff is the first cabinet level official to appear in the pages of the Journal of International Security Affairs.

The Center for Security Policy's Alex Alexiev authors a comprehensive - and chilling - analysis of the demographic decline taking place in Europe , and the concomitant rise of a radical, unassimilated Muslim political class there.

Victor Mizin of the Russian Academy of Sciences outlines the rationale behind Moscow's recent nuclear resurgence - and what it means for Washington.

NATO's continued relevance in the 21st century is debated by two esteemed experts - Jamie Shea , policy advisor to the NATO Secretary General and E. Wayne Merry of the American Foreign Policy Council.

New "Perspective" Column

A new regular feature is introduced with this issue - one in which we solicit the "Perspective" of leading statesmen and policy experts on a range of contemporary national security and foreign policy topics. The first interviewee is former Deputy National Security Advisor J. D. Crouch II, one of the principal architects of American missile defense policy.

As always, this issue offers a trio of "Dispatches" from foreign analysts and policymakers, this time from Iraq , India and England.

Book reviews include Vali Nasr's The Shia Revival, Michael Oren's Power Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present, Eisenman et al.'s China and the Developing World, and Blindside: How to Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics by Francis Fukuyama et al.

The Journal of International Security Affairs is published each spring and fall. To receive a review copy, please contact the editor, Ilan Berman, at

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