DISCS LIBRARY

AFRICOM

Exporting security: international engagement, security cooperation, and the changing face of the US military.
Derek S. Reveron

Understanding contemporary Africa
April Gordon

Warfare in independent Africa
William Reno

War, guns and votes
Paul Collier

Dead aid: why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa
Dambisa Moyo

White man’s burden: why the west’s efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good
William Easterly

Africa: a short history
Robert Collins

Lonely planet guide: Cape Town and the Garden Route
Simon Richmond

Making war and building peace: United Nations peace operation
Michael Doyle

The fate of Africa: a history of the continent since independence
Martin Meredith

Warlord politics and African states
William Reno

Africa works: disorder as a political instrument
Patrick Chabal

Dancing in the glory of monsters: the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa
Jason Stearns

The mask of anarchy: the destruction of Liberia and the religious dimensions of an African civil war
Stephen Ellis

Darfur: A 21st century genocide
Gerard Prunier

Heart of darkness
Joseph Conrad

CENTCOM

The broken crescent: the threat of militant Islamic fundamentalism
Fereydoun Hoveyda.

The Management of Islamic activism: Salafis, the Muslim Brotherhood, and state power in Jordan
Quintan Wiktorowicz.

The many faces of political Islam: religion and politics in the Muslim world
Mohammed Ayoob

Civil democratic Islam: partners, resources, and strategies
Cheryl Benard

Jihad: the trail of political Islam
Gilles Kepel

Peace and conflict resolution in Islam: precept and practice
Nathan C. Funk

Crossroads and conflict: security and foreign policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Gary K. Bertsch

Oil, Islam, and conflict: Central Asia since 1945
Robert Johnson

Politics in the Middle East
James A. Bill

An atlas of Middle Eastern affairs
Ewan W. Anderson

Tribes and power: nationalism and ethnicity in the Middle East
Faleh Abdul-Jabar

Middle East patterns: places, peoples, and politics
Colbert C. Held

Multiple identities of the Middle East
Bernard Lewis

Understanding the contemporary Middle East
Jillian Schwedler

Middle East: geography and geopolitics
Ewan W. Anderson

The new Middle East: The world after the Arab Spring
Paul Danahar

Diplomacy in the Middle East: the international relations of regional and outside powers
L. Carl Brown

Power, faith, and fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to present
Michael B. Oren.

A path out of the desert: a grand strategy for America in the Middle East
Kenneth M. Pollack.

Crude awakenings: global oil security and American foreign policy
Steve A. Yetiv

Modernization, democracy, and Islam
Shireen Hunter

Islamic finance why it makes sense
Daud Vicary Abdullah

Games without rules: the often interrupted history of Afghanistan
Mir Tamim Ansary

EUCOM

Postwar
Tony Judt

Five Germanys I have known
Fritz Stern

Old Europe new Europe core Europe
Daniel Levy

Why Europe matters
John McCormick

Europe today
Ronald Tiersky

Blue helmets black markets
Peter Andreas

Where have all the soldiers gone?
James Sheeha

Kiss, bow, and shake hands: Europe
Terri Morrison

The accession story
George Vassiliou

The passage to Europe
Luuk Ban Middelaar

Murder in Amsterdam
Ian Buruma

Radicalization in Western Europe
Carolin Goerzky

The foreign policy of Russia
Robert Donaldson

Putin's wars
Marcel H. Van Herpen

Frontline Ukraine
Richard Saywa

Small nations and great powers
Svante E. Cornell

Balkan inferno
Wes Johnson

PACOM

Thunder from the east: portrait of a rising Asia
Nicholas D. Kristof

The United States in the Asia-Pacific since 1945
Roger Buckley

Understanding contemporary Asia Pacific
Katherine Palmer Kaup

Asia, America, and the transformation of geopolitics
William H. Overholt

The ties that divide: history, honour, and territory in Sino-Japanese relations
William Choong

Asia’s cauldron: the South China Sea and the end of a stable Pacific
Robert Kaplan

The ugly American
William J. Lederer

A history of Australia
Mark Peel

A military history of Australia
Jeffrey Grey

A history of Bangladesh
Willem van Schendel

The history of Bhutan
Karma Phuntsho

Cambodia’s curse: the modern history of a troubled land
Joel Brinkley

The Pol Pot regime: race, power, and genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79
Ben Kiernan

A History of the Pacific Islands
Steven R. Fischer

An uncertain glory: India and its contradictions
Jean Dreze

The great partition: the making of India and Pakistan
Yasmin Khan

Indonesia, etc.: exploring the improbable nation
Elizabeth Pisani

A modern history of Japan: from Tokugawa times to the present
Andrew Gordon

Japan’s remilitarisation
Christopher Hughes

Okinawa: the history of an island people
George Kerr

A short history of Laos: the land in between
Grant Evans

Malaysia’s foreign policy: the first fifty years: alignment, neutralism, Islamism
J. Saravanamuttu

Sinophobia: anxiety, violence, and the making of Mongolian identity
Franck Bille

Monoglia and the United States: a diplomatic history
Jonathan S. Addleton

The history of Myanmar
William J. Topich

Burmese lives: ordinary life stories under the Burmese regime
Wen-Chin Chang

A history of Nepal
John Whelpton

Resistance and the state: Nepalese experiences
David N. Gellner

Crisis in a divided Korea: a chronology and reference guide. James I. Matray

The two Koreas: a contemporary history
Don Oberdorfer

Dear leader: poet, spy, escapee – a look inside North Korea
Jang Jin-sung

The history of the Philippines
Kathleen M. Nadeau

A concise history of New Zealand
Philippa Mein Smith

Fairness and freedom: a history of two open societies: New Zealand and the United States
David Fischer

The golden wave: culture and politics after Sri Lanka’s tsunami disaster
Michele R. Gamburd

The history of Sri Lanka
Patrick Peebles

The history of Korea
Chun-gil Kim

Crisis in a divided Korea: a chronology and reference guide
James I. Matray.

Singapore: a biography
Mark Ravinder

A history of Thailand
Chris Baker

Descent into chaos: Thailand’s 2010 red shirt protests and the government crackdown
Peter Bouckaert

Timor-Leste: politics, history and culture
Andrea K. Molnar

If you leave us here, we will die; how genocide was stopped in East Timor
Geoffrey Robinson

Indochina and Vietnam: the thirty-five year war 1940-1975
Robert Miller

Descending dragon, rising tiger: a history of Vietnam
Hong Lien Vu

SOUTHCOM/NORTHCOM

China in Latin America: the whats and wherefores
Robert Ellis

Kiss, bow, or shake hands in Latin America
Terry Morrison

The South America handbook
Patrick Heenan

The politics of crime in Mexico: democratic governance in a security trap
John Bailey

Security in South America: the role of states and regional organizations
Rodrigo Tavares

Corruption and politics in Latin America: national and regional dynamics
Stephen D. Morris

Transnational politics in Central America
Louis Roniger

Routledge handbook of Latin America in the World

Politics in the Andes: identity, conflict, reform
Jo-Maire Burt

Two nations indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the road ahead
Shannon K. O’Neil

A History of modern Latin America: 1800 to present
Theresa Meade

International security and democracy: Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-war era
Jorge I. Dominguez

African Caribbean: a reference guide
Alan West-Durian

Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean
Richard S. Hillman

Corruption and politics in Latin America: nation and regional dynamics
Stephen D. Morris

Civil-military relations in Latin America: new analytical perspectives
David Pion-Berlin

Latin America and the illusion of peace
David R. Mares

The rise and fall of the Spanish empire
William S. Maltby

The promise and reality of European security cooperation
Mary McKenzie

Security in South America: the role of states and regional organization
Rodrigo Tavares

The aids pandemic in Latin America.
Shawn Smallman

The school of the Americas
Lesley Gill

The U.S. military and human rights promotion: lessons from Latin America
Jerry M. Laurienti.



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Commandant's Corner

...I mentioned the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit Team, and that their visit would culminate the Self-Study conducted by our faculty and staff over the past year. The Self-Study documents the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. While awaiting the final written report of the visit, I am pleased to tell you that DISCS received no findings and two commendables! The first commendable pertained to our internal faculty and staff development program – a major effort over the last couple of years which has produced great results in getting our new personnel proficient in their duties. It has made a dramatic change in terms of getting faculty qualified and on the platform more quickly. The second commendable reflects on the SC community and not simply DISCS as it recognized the effort that goes into our curriculum update/validation process which includes the subject matter expertise of our constituency organizations.

We thank you for your support in that process, which will be even more important in the future as we address the Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) competencies going forward. I also need to note that the team talked to the classes while in session during their visit (in addition to a variety of DISCS personnel). The class feedback on courseware, faculty knowledge/interaction, etc., was nothing short of fully supportive and very noteworthy were their comments about the quality and how well the online/prerequisite courses prepared them for their primary/resident courses. I view the results of the visit as reflecting on our entire workforce and community, and not simply on DISCS. We can’t be effective without you, and I thank all of you – regardless of your role in SC – for your support! We will not have the final report and ultimate approval of the reaffirmation for several months as the COE Staff and Board have to review before the formal approval. I’ll provide that update when it does happen.

DISCS continues to focus much of its effort to curriculum development in line with SCW certification efforts to provide training in line with the competencies developed for the workforce. More to follow on to our website regarding the implementation of new courses – and when the alpha/beta testing begins for the courseware. Again, stand by for announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness. In the meantime we continue with our schedule and the conduct of legacy courses while new courses are in development.

A note to address concerns over “credit” for the legacy courses. As we move ahead with the new courseware, we will transfer credit to the maximum extent possible (that won’t be lost) and will ultimately save our students effort in only needing to accomplish additional courseware to make up gaps critical for them. Time and effort will not be wasted by our students. As we transition through the next 1-3 years, students’ educational accomplishments will count towards filling future educational gaps and/or continuing education.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our USG students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website whether for classes conducted at our WPAFB campus, our NCR campus, or other location where we send our teams.

I look forward to updating you here – to keep you informed as DISCS keeps pace with all pieces of the SCW Development Program.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted April 19, 2019

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Commandant's Corner

...I mentioned the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit Team, and that their visit would culminate the Self-Study conducted by our faculty and staff over the past year. The Self-Study documents the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. While awaiting the final written report of the visit, I am pleased to tell you that DISCS received no findings and two commendables! The first commendable pertained to our internal faculty and staff development program – a major effort over the last couple of years which has produced great results in getting our new personnel proficient in their duties. It has made a dramatic change in terms of getting faculty qualified and on the platform more quickly. The second commendable reflects on the SC community and not simply DISCS as it recognized the effort that goes into our curriculum update/validation process which includes the subject matter expertise of our constituency organizations.

We thank you for your support in that process, which will be even more important in the future as we address the Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) competencies going forward. I also need to note that the team talked to the classes while in session during their visit (in addition to a variety of DISCS personnel). The class feedback on courseware, faculty knowledge/interaction, etc., was nothing short of fully supportive and very noteworthy were their comments about the quality and how well the online/prerequisite courses prepared them for their primary/resident courses. I view the results of the visit as reflecting on our entire workforce and community, and not simply on DISCS. We can’t be effective without you, and I thank all of you – regardless of your role in SC – for your support! We will not have the final report and ultimate approval of the reaffirmation for several months as the COE Staff and Board have to review before the formal approval. I’ll provide that update when it does happen.

DISCS continues to focus much of its effort to curriculum development in line with SCW certification efforts to provide training in line with the competencies developed for the workforce. More to follow on to our website regarding the implementation of new courses – and when the alpha/beta testing begins for the courseware. Again, stand by for announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness. In the meantime we continue with our schedule and the conduct of legacy courses while new courses are in development.

A note to address concerns over “credit” for the legacy courses. As we move ahead with the new courseware, we will transfer credit to the maximum extent possible (that won’t be lost) and will ultimately save our students effort in only needing to accomplish additional courseware to make up gaps critical for them. Time and effort will not be wasted by our students. As we transition through the next 1-3 years, students’ educational accomplishments will count towards filling future educational gaps and/or continuing education.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our USG students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website whether for classes conducted at our WPAFB campus, our NCR campus, or other location where we send our teams.

I look forward to updating you here – to keep you informed as DISCS keeps pace with all pieces of the SCW Development Program.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted April 19, 2019

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Sweeping Curriculum Changes Ahead Cont'd

...I mentioned the Reaffirmation of Accreditation Visit Team, and that their visit would culminate the Self-Study conducted by our faculty and staff over the past year. The Self-Study documents the activity dealing with 10 Standards of the evaluation with a range of areas from Educational Programs to Strategic Planning to Student Services and Activities to name only three of them. While awaiting the final written report of the visit, I am pleased to tell you that DISCS received no findings and two commendables! The first commendable pertained to our internal faculty and staff development program – a major effort over the last couple of years which has produced great results in getting our new personnel proficient in their duties. It has made a dramatic change in terms of getting faculty qualified and on the platform more quickly. The second commendable reflects on the SC community and not simply DISCS as it recognized the effort that goes into our curriculum update/validation process which includes the subject matter expertise of our constituency organizations.

We thank you for your support in that process, which will be even more important in the future as we address the Security Cooperation Workforce (SCW) competencies going forward. I also need to note that the team talked to the classes while in session during their visit (in addition to a variety of DISCS personnel). The class feedback on courseware, faculty knowledge/interaction, etc., was nothing short of fully supportive and very noteworthy were their comments about the quality and how well the online/prerequisite courses prepared them for their primary/resident courses. I view the results of the visit as reflecting on our entire workforce and community, and not simply on DISCS. We can’t be effective without you, and I thank all of you – regardless of your role in SC – for your support! We will not have the final report and ultimate approval of the reaffirmation for several months as the COE Staff and Board have to review before the formal approval. I’ll provide that update when it does happen.

DISCS continues to focus much of its effort to curriculum development in line with SCW certification efforts to provide training in line with the competencies developed for the workforce. More to follow on to our website regarding the implementation of new courses – and when the alpha/beta testing begins for the courseware. Again, stand by for announcements and registration opportunities for these and other courses as each nears readiness. In the meantime we continue with our schedule and the conduct of legacy courses while new courses are in development.

A note to address concerns over “credit” for the legacy courses. As we move ahead with the new courseware, we will transfer credit to the maximum extent possible (that won’t be lost) and will ultimately save our students effort in only needing to accomplish additional courseware to make up gaps critical for them. Time and effort will not be wasted by our students. As we transition through the next 1-3 years, students’ educational accomplishments will count towards filling future educational gaps and/or continuing education.

Remember, DISCS centrally funds the TDY expenses for our USG students. All course information and the ability to register for them resides on this website whether for classes conducted at our WPAFB campus, our NCR campus, or other location where we send our teams.

I look forward to updating you here – to keep you informed as DISCS keeps pace with all pieces of the SCW Development Program.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ron Reynolds

Posted April 19, 2019