- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2010
- Print publication year: 2008
- Online ISBN: 9780511755880
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511755880
The scope and applicability of risk management have expanded greatly over the past decade. Banks, corporations, and public agencies employ its new technologies both in their daily operations and long-term investments. It would be unimaginable today for a global bank to operate without such systems in place. Similarly, many areas of public management, from NASA to the Centers for Disease Control, have recast their programs using risk management strategies. It is particularly striking, therefore, that such thinking has failed to penetrate the field of national security policy. Venturing into uncharted waters, Managing Strategic Surprise brings together risk management experts and practitioners from different fields with internationally-recognized national security scholars to produce the first systematic inquiry into risk and its applications in national security. The contributors examine whether advance risk assessment and management techniques can be successfully applied to address contemporary national security challenges.
Nikolas K. Gvosdev - editor of The National Interest
Charles A. Kupchan - Georgetown University and Council on Foreign Relations, author of The End of the American Era
Kenneth A. Minihan - Lieutenant General, United States Air Force (Ret) and Former Director, National Security Agency
Thomas R. Pickering - Former Under Secretary of State and Career Ambassador of the United States
R. James Woolsey - Venture Partner, VantagePoint, and former Director of Central Intelligence
Amy B. Zegart - Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
Philip Zelikow - Former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission
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