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Jones, Seth G. 1972-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 256 publications in 1 language and 19,170 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV6432.5.Q2, 958.1047
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Seth G Jones
In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan by Seth G Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country, killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives, and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But the author argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources and personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. He introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. He then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence"--Jacket
Hunting in the shadows : the pursuit of Al Qa'ida since 9/11 by Seth G Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former senior advisor at U.S. Special Operations Command recounts the history of the United States' ongoing battle against Al Qaida, describing investigations conducted by the combined efforts of the CIA, FBI, and MI5 and the shifting alliances between terrorist groups
The rise of European security cooperation by Seth G Jones( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most striking developments in international politics today is the significant increase in security cooperation among European Union states. Seth Jones argues chat this increase in cooperation, in areas such as economic sanctions, weapons production and collaboration among military forces, has occurred because of the changing structure of the international and regional systems. Since the end of the Cold War, the international system has shifted from a bipolar to a unipolar structure characterized by US dominance. This has caused EU states to cooperate in the security realm to increase their ability to project power abroad and decrease reliance on the United States. Furthermore, European leaders in the early 1990s adopted a 'binding' strategy to ensure long-term peace on the continent, suggesting that security cooperation is caused by a desire to preserve peace in Europe whilst building power abroad."--Jacket
Establishing law and order after conflict by Seth G Jones( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a nation-building operation, outside states invest much of their resources in establishing and maintaining the host country's police, internal security forces, and justice system. This book examines post-Cold War reconstruction efforts, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, and assesses the success of U.S. and allied efforts in reconstructing internal security institutions
How terrorist groups end : lessons for countering Al Qa'ida by Seth G Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All terrorist groups eventually end. But how? Most modern groups have ended because they joined the political process or local police and intelligence agencies arrested or killed key members. This has significant implications for dealing with al Qa'ida and suggests fundamentally rethinking post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorism strategy: Policing and intelligence, not military force, should form the backbone of U.S. efforts against al Qa'ida
Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan by Seth G Jones( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores the nature of the insurgency in Afghanistan, the key challenges and successes of the campaign, and the capabilities necessary to wage effective counterinsurgency operations. It argues that successful counterinsurgency requires effective indigenous security forces, especially police; a viable and legitimate local government; and the suppression of external support for insurgents
Building a successful Palestinian state by Robert Edwards Hunter( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the history of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, security has been the most important-and most challenging-issue for Palestinians, Israelis, and their neighbors. This study examines key external security issues that must be met for there to be a successful independent Palestinian state following a peace agreement with Israel. It makes proposals for an international (NATO-led) peace-enabling force, Palestinian security forces, and liaison and confidence-building cooperation between Palestine and Israel. This study also examines Palestinian policing, the nature of security arrangements along the Palestinian-Israeli border, counterterrorism efforts, intelligence functions, and broader Middle East security efforts. See also the companion volumes: The RAND Palestinian State Study Team, Building a Successful Palestinian State, Santa Monica, Calif.: The RAND Corporation, MG-146-DCR, 2005; Doug Suisman, Steven N. Simon, Glenn E. Robinson, C. Ross Anthony, and Michael Schoenbaum, The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, MG-327-GG, 2005
Securing health : lessons from nation-building missions( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RAND researchers analyzed the health components of seven post-World War II nation-building efforts conducted after major conflicts-Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq-and found that two factors are correlated with successful health outcomes: planning and coordination, and infrastructure and resources
Counterinsurgency in Pakistan by Seth G Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 2001, Pakistan has undertaken a number of operations against militant groups, including al Qa'ida, that directly affect U.S. national security. Despite some successes, militant groups continue to present a significant threat to Pakistan, the United States, and a range of other countries. Numerous militant networks -- including al Qa'ida and other foreign fighters -- exist in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and North West Frontier Province. This volume examines these militants, their history, and their relationships with the people and government of Pakistan and identifies means for enhancing cooperation between people and government to reduce the militant threat."--Page 4 of cover
Securing tyrants or fostering reform? : U.S. internal security assistance to repressive and transitioning regimes( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the results of U.S. assistance to the internal security forces of four repressive states: El Salvador, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Efforts to improve the security, human rights, and accountability of security forces appear more likely to succeed in states transitioning from repressive to democratic systems. In addition, several factors are critical for success: the duration of assistance, viability of the justice system, and support and buy-in from the local government (including key ministries)
In the graveyard of empires : [America's war in Afghanistan] by Seth G Jones( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the September 11 attacks, the United States successfully overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The U.S. established security throughout the country--killing, capturing, or scattering most of al Qa'ida's senior operatives--and Afghanistan finally began to emerge from more than two decades of struggle and conflict. But Jones argues that as early as 2001, planning for the Iraq War siphoned resources and personnel, undermining the gains that had been made. Jones introduces us to key figures on both sides of the war. He then analyzes the insurgency from a historical and structural point of view, showing how a rising drug trade, poor security forces, and pervasive corruption undermined the Karzai government, while Americans abandoned a successful strategy, failed to provide the necessary support, and allowed a growing sanctuary for insurgents in Pakistan to catalyze the Taliban resurgence
Measuring national power by Gregory F Treverton( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports the results of a two-day workshop that brought together a diverse group of modelers, specialists in international relations, and thinkers about power from both the public and the private sectors to consider how to measure state power and the power of non-state actors, and forms of "soft" power. On the first day, the group discussed state power on three levels: resources or capabilities, or power in being; (2) how that power is converted through national processes; (3) and power in outcomes, or which state prevails in particular circumstances. The second day focused on the changing state system. States now have more competitors-so called non-state actors. They range from terrorists and drug traffickers to advocacy groups, think tanks, and private corporations. Participants discussed how both states and non-state actors wield power on a continuum ranging from persuasion, through economic aid, to military action. The group's members agreed that their next steps should be to improve formulations and enhance models for forecasting power, and to develop scenarios as a means of adding vividness and exploring discontinuities
Afghanistan's local war : building local defense forces by Seth G Jones( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security in Afghanistan has historically required a combination of top-down efforts from the central government and bottom-up efforts from local communities. Since 2001, U.S. and broader international efforts have focused on establishing security solely from the top down through Afghan national security forces and other central government institutions. But local security forces are a critical complement to these efforts, especially in rural areas of the country. The Afghan government and NATO forces need to move quickly to establish a more-effective bottom-up strategy to complement top-down efforts by better leveraging local communities. The Afghan government can work with existing community structures that oppose insurgents to establish village-level policing entities, such as arbakai and chalweshtai, with support from NATO. Effectively leveraging local communities should significantly improve counterinsurgency prospects and can facilitate mobilization of the population against insurgents. This analysis documents lessons about the viability of establishing local security in Afghanistan and addresses concerns about the wisdom of such policies
Reintegrating Afghan insurgents by Seth G Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful counterinsurgency requires getting insurgents to switch sides. Former insurgents provide an invaluable source of information on their previous colleagues, and can ultimately cause momentum to shift toward counterinsurgent forces. This document examines reintegrating mid- and low-level insurgents into their local communities in Afghanistan and outlines steps to facilitate that reintegration process. The author discusses the factors that increase the likelihood of reintegrating fighters and the key options for fighters as they consider reintegration. Finally, he outlines operational and tactical steps that should be taken when insurgents consider reintegration
A persistent threat : the evolution of Al Qa'ida and other Salafi jihadists by Seth G Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report examines the status and evolution of al Qa'ida and other Salafi-jihadist groups, a subject of intense debate in the West. Based on an analysis of thousands of primary source documents, the report concludes that there has been an increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist groups, fighters, and attacks over the past several years. The author uses this analysis to build a framework for addressing the varying levels of threat in different countries, from engagement in high-threat, low government capacity countries; to forward partnering in medium-threat, limited government capacity environments; to offshore balancing in countries with low levels of threat and sufficient government capacity to counter Salafi-jihadist groups."--"Abstract" on web page
Afghanistan after the drawdown by Seth G Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the recent endorsement of the U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral security agreement by Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, a new CFR report outlines the composition, role, and rationale for the roughly ten thousand U.S. troops that will possibly remain in the country after the 2014 drawdown. The authors explain how the United States should manage the complex political, security, and economic challenges that will accompany the reduction in U.S. and allied forces. They argue for a force of eight to twelve thousand troops to assist Afghan national security forces and prevent a resurgence of al-Qaeda
Securing Afghanistan : getting on track by C. Christine Fair( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Working Paper examines the security environment in Afghanistan, assesses the programs put in place to address these threats, identifies existing gaps, and offers possible solutions
The UN's role in nation-building : from the Congo to Iraq by James Dobbins( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of this series dealt with the American experience with nation-building, defined therein as the use of armed force in the aftermath of a crisis to promote a transition to democracy. It examined eight instances in which the United States took the lead in such endeavors. This volume deals with the United Nations' experience with comparable operations, examining eight instances in which the United Nations led multinational forces toward generally similar ends. For the United States, post-Cold War nation-building had distant precursors in the American occupations of Germany and Japan in the aftermath of World War II and its role in fostering the emergence of democratic regimes there. For the United Nations, the comparable precursor was in the early 196Os in the newly independent Belgian Congo. The Republic of the Congo failed almost from the moment of its birth. Within days of the Congo's independence its army mutinied, the remaining white administrators fled, the administration and the economy collapsed, Belgian paratroops invaded, and the mineral-rich province of Katanga seceded. These developments cast a serious shadow over the prospects for the successful and peaceful completion of Africa's decolonization, at that point just gathering momentum. On July 14, 1960, acting with unusual speed, the Security Council passed the first of a series of resolutions authorizing the deployment of UN-led military forces to assist the Republic of the Congo in restoring order and, eventually, in suppressing the rebellion in Katanga
War by other means : building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgency by David C Gompert( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The difficulties encountered by the United States in securing Iraq and Afghanistan despite years of effort and staggering costs raises the central question of the RAND Counterinsurgency Study: How should the United States improve its capabilities to counter insurgencies, particularly those that are heavily influenced by transnational terrorist movements and thus linked into a global jihadist network? This capstone volume to the study draws on other reports in the series as well as an examination of 89 insurgencies since World War II, an analysis of the new challenges posed by what is becoming known as global insurgency, and many of the lessons learned in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report's recommendations are based on the premise that counterinsurgency (COIN) is a contest for the allegiance of a nation's population; victory over jihadist insurgency consists not of merely winning a war against terrorists but of persuading Islamic populations to choose legitimate government and reject violent religious tyranny. The authors evaluate three types of COIN capabilities: civil capabilities to help weak states improve their political and economic performance; informational and cognitive capabilities to enable better governance and improve COIN decisionmaking; and security capabilities to protect people and infrastructure and to weaken insurgent forces. Gompert and Gordon warn that U.S. capabilities are deficient in several critical areas but also emphasize that U.S. allies and international organizations can provide capabilities that the United States currently cannot. The authors conclude by outlining the investments, organizational changes within the federal government and the military, and international arrangements that the United States should pursue to improve its COIN capabilities
The emergence of peer competitors : a framework of analysis( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The potential emergence of a peer competitor is probably the most important long-term planning challenge for the Department of Defense. This report addresses the issue by developing a conceptual framework of how a proto-peer (meaning a state that is not yet a peer but has the potential to become one) might interact with the hegemon (the dominant global power). The central aspect of the framework is an interaction between the main strategies for power aggregation available to the proto-peer and the main strategies for countering the rise of a peer available to the hegemon. Then, using exploratory modeling techniques, the pathways of the various proto-peer and hegemon interactions are modeled to identify the specific patterns and combinations of actions that might lead to rivalries. The dominant power has an array of options available to limit the growth of its rivals or to change their ultimate intentions. Too confrontational a strategy, however, risks making a potential neutral power into a foe, while too conciliatory a stance may speed the growth of a competitor. Exploratory modeling suggests which attributes of the countries are most important and the sensitivity of the dominant power to perception errors."--Rand abstracts
 
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In the graveyard of empires : America's war in Afghanistan
Alternative Names
Jones, Seth 1972-

Jones, Seth G.

Seth G. Jones US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Seth Jones Amerikaans politicoloog

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The rise of European security cooperationEstablishing law and order after conflictHow terrorist groups end : lessons for countering Al Qa'idaCounterinsurgency in AfghanistanBuilding a successful Palestinian stateSecuring health : lessons from nation-building missionsCounterinsurgency in PakistanSecuring tyrants or fostering reform? : U.S. internal security assistance to repressive and transitioning regimes