Economic Instruments Of Security Policy
- Economic Instruments Of Security Policy
ISBN: 9781403949530 & 9781403949646
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Can policy makers achieve national security goals through economic tools? Can state conflicts be fought out in economic battlefields? How do you stabilize and rebuild a country recently defeated in military combat? Can security aims be accomplished using economic policy tools, tools short of military action?
National security questions are fundamentally economic. National governments have at their disposal many economic instruments used for national security such as economic sanctions and foreign aid, international trade, international finance and efforts to attack the sources of funding for international terrorism. This book examines the economic policies available to a head of state and addresses how best to measure the success of these tools. Detailed case studies throughout the book allow readers to understand the decision-making process and how to craft policies designed to influence specific outcomes.
The book surveys policies currently used as well as those that may not be appreciated for their national security application. The first part of the book gives an overview of basic analytical tools. It examines microeconomics applied to international "actors": autocrats and leaders in democracies. The second part looks at the "arsenal" of economic tools: sanctions, aid, finance, trade, courts, etc. Case studies are examined to provide a way forward in tackling the war on terrorism.
Gary M. Shiffman is Director of Homeland Security Studies at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University. His teaching focuses on the application of economic analysis to national security and homeland security issues. Dr. Shiffman also serves as Senior Vice President for Global Security at L-3 Communications Services Group. He focuses his work on homeland security, counter-insurgency, and intelligence issues.
Dr. Shiffman served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2004 until 2006 as Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. While at DHS, Dr. Shiffman also helped to re-engineer the border enforcement process while co-chair of the Secure Border Initiative Working Group, and he helped develop the framework for risk management for the Department.
Prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security, Dr. Shiffman worked at an international law firm where he focused on U.S. anti-terrorism policies, international affairs, and homeland defense. Earlier, he worked in the U.S. Senate as a National Security and Senior Policy Advisor in Senate Leadership and in the office of Senator Connie Mack. A decorated Gulf War veteran, he served in policy, planning, and operational positions in the U.S. Department of Defense.
Dr. Shiffman earned his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, an M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.