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Shaping U.S. Military Forces for the Asia-Pacific: Lessons from Conflict Management in Past Great Power Eras

by Michael R. Kraig Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

Shaping U.S. Military Forces for the Asia-Pacific examines how U.S. Joint Forces should be used to face the threat of a rising China at a time when future crises and even wars are likely to be defined by relatively...

A War Like No Other: The Truth about China's Challenge to America

by Richard C. Bush & Michael E. O'Hanlon Wiley (April 01, 2007)

"Nobody approaches the objectivity and precision of Bush and O'Hanlon when it comes to analysis of the military and political dimensions of the Taiwan issue. This is one challenge that U.S. policymakers and...

How the End Begins

by Ron Rosenbaum Simon & Schuster (March 01, 2011)

The president loses control of fifty nukes for nearly an hour. Russian nuclear bombers almost bump wingtips with American fighter jets over the Pacific coast. North Korea detonates nuclear weapons underground....

E-Think: Iran the Bomb

by Vincent Gabriel Rank Books (January 25, 2014)

A new president is elected. This new president has not been described in the western media as a liberal or even a moderate but at best a realistic observer of the present day and long-term prospects of the politics...

The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Vojtech Mastny, Zhu Liqun, Lawrence S. Kaplan & Vincent Keating et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...

Peddling Peril

by David Albright Free Press (March 16, 2010)


With the revelation of Iran’s secret uranium...

America's Strategy in Southeast Asia: From Cold War to Terror War

by James A. Tyner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 21, 2006)

Since the end of the Second World War, Southeast Asia has served as a surrogate space to further American imperial interests, which are economic, political, territorial, and moral in scope. America's Strategy...

Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History: The Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project

by Nigel West Enigma Books (July 01, 2007)

An in-depth investigation shows how the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated America's atomic bomb project.

National Security and Arms Control in the Age of Biotechnology: The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

by Daniel M. Gerstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2013)

Daniel M. Gerstein, a former Army Colonel and current Under Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, traces the origins of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention while prescribing ways for the...


by Kenneth Pollack Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)

The world’s foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations examines Iran’s current nuclear potential and charts America’s future course of action.

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security

by Jody Williams, Stephen D. Goose & Mary Wareham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2008)

Banning Landmines: Disarmament, Citizen Diplomacy, and Human Security looks at accomplishments and setbacks in the crucial first decade of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. Edited by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams...

America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy

by Ivo H. Daalder & James M. Lindsay Wiley (April 21, 2008)

"A splendidly illuminating book."

-The New York Times

Like it or not, George W. Bush has launched a revolution in American foreign policy. He has redefined how America engages the world, shedding the constraints...

Building Militaries in Fragile States

by Mara E. Karlin University of Pennsylvania Press (December 08, 2017)

Combining rigorous academic scholarship with the experience of a senior Pentagon policymaker, Mara E. Karlin explores the key national security issue of our time: how to effectively build partner militaries....


by Mohannad Sabry The American University in Cairo Press (November 30, 2015)

Enclosed by the Suez Canal and bordering Gaza and Israel, Egypt's rugged Sinai Peninsula has been the cornerstone of the Egyptian-Israeli peace accords, yet its internal politics and security have remained largely...

The Rise of Nuclear Iran

by Dore Gold Regnery Publishing (August 24, 2009)

In the West, liberal politicians and pundits are calling for renewed diplomatic engagement with Iran, convinced that Tehran will respond to reason and halt its nuclear weapons program. Yet countries have repeatedly...

North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa

by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. The University Press of Kentucky (July 18, 2018)

North Korea has posed a threat to stability in Northeast Asia for decades. Since Kim Jong-un assumed power, this threat has both increased and broadened. Since 2011, the small, isolated nation has detonated...

Peacebuilding with Women in Ukraine: Using Narrative to Envision a Common Future

by Maureen Flaherty Lexington Books (July 23, 2012)

Peacebuilding with Women in Ukraine: Using Narrative to Envision a Common Future, by Maureen P. Flaherty, explores the process and outcome of a participatory action study that invited women from two diverse...

Atomic Assurance

by Alexander Lanoszka Cornell University Press (November 15, 2018)

Do alliances curb efforts by states to develop nuclear weapons? Atomic Assurance looks at what makes alliances sufficiently credible to prevent nuclear proliferation; how alliances can break down and so encourage...

Building Your IR Theory Toolbox

by Eric K. Leonard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

This concise and accessible text provides a balanced introduction to international relations theory, recognizing that theories are the framework students use to understand the world around them. When exploring...

Selling Reagan's Foreign Policy

by N. Stephen Kane Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

This book examines President Reagan’s and his administration’s efforts to mobilize public and congressional support for seven of the president’s controversial foreign policy initiatives. Each chapter deals...

Volatile State

by David Oualaalou Indiana University Press (January 22, 2018)

In an age of nuclear experimentation, military conflicts, and ISIS, the Middle East is unstable, and the Iranian nuclear deal is shrouded in controversy and mistrust. How will this agreement impact US relations...

Dark Beyond Darkness

by James G. Blight & janet M. Lang Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

In Dark Beyond Darkness, James Blight and janet Lang, among the world’s foremost authorities on the Cuban missile crisis, synthesize the findings from their thirty-year project on the most dangerous moment...

The Economics of Arms

by Keith Hartley Agenda Publishing (July 27, 2017)

With an estimated 2.7 per cent of world GDP spent on arms, the industry is of huge importance to the global economy. It is also a business sector with a reputation for secrecy and lack of transparency. In this...

Xi Jinping's China

by Mr Jayadeva Ranade KW Publishers (September 15, 2017)

The book examines how since his appointment to China’s three top posts – simultaneously for the first time in 30 years – Xi Jinping has deftly used ideology and nationalism to accumulate power and ensure...

Protest and the State in Eurasia and West Asia

by Ms Priya Singh, Ms Anita Sengupta & Ms Suchandana Chatterjee KW Publishers (August 15, 2016)

The twenty-first century has witnessed disaffection and protest across Eurasia and West Asia, triggering debates questioning the state of governance as well as looking at a redefinition of the ‘arc of crisis.’...

Contemporary West Asia: Perspectives on Change and Continuity

by Assistant Professor Sujata Ashwarya & Assistant Professor Mujib Alam KW Publishers (September 15, 2016)

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the complexities of change and continuity in West Asia, its society, religion and politics. An overview of the region’s political, social and economic characteristics...

China's Approach Towards Territorial Disputes: Lessons and Prospects

by Ms Sana Hashmi KW Publishers (June 15, 2016)

China’s territorial disputes have been a matter of debate since the 1950s. While China has amicably resolved boundary disputes with 12 out of 14 neighbouring countries, it is yet to resolve its boundary disputes...

Asian Defence Review 2016

by Air Marshal Vinod Patney KW Publishers (May 15, 2016)

Last year, the war in Syria became a melee––the US, Russia, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and some others struggled to bring peace to the region. But each stakeholder hankered after a different...

Terrorist Organizations and Weapons of Mass Destruction

by Alethia H. Cook Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 25, 2017)

Weapons of Mass Destruction are diverse and pose unique challenges to governments attempting to keep them out of the wrong hands and preparing to respond to an attack. This text analyzes Chemical, Biological,...

Israel and the Bomb

by Avner Cohen Columbia University Press (September 30, 1998)

Until now, there has been no detailed account of Israel's nuclear history. Previous treatments of the subject relied heavily on rumors, leaks, and journalistic speculations. But with Israel and the Bomb, Avner...

Stopping the Bomb

by Nicholas L. Miller Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

Stopping the Bomb examines the historical development and effectiveness of American efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Nicholas L. Miller offers here a novel theory that argues changes in American...

Red Cross Interventions in Weapons Control

by Ritu Mathur Lexington Books (October 24, 2017)

This book explores how the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a leading humanitarian actor, addresses the problem of weapons. A triangulation of strategies such as testimonialization, medicalization...

Security at a Price

by Nicholas Khoo & Reuben Steff Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 26, 2017)

This volume in the Weapons of Mass Destruction series makes the case that the United States’ expansive missile defence policy has eroded both its own security and that of its allies. These findings are based...

Above and Beyond

by Casey Sherman PublicAffairs (May 01, 2018)

From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours, the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America...

The Control Agenda

by Matthew J. Ambrose Cornell University Press (April 15, 2018)

The Control Agenda is a sweeping account of the history of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), their rise in the Nixon and Ford administrations, their downfall under President Carter, and their powerful...

Approaching the Nuclear Tipping Point

by James E. Goodby Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2017)

Globalization and technology have created new challenges to national governments. As a result, they now must share power with other entities, such as regional and global organizations or large private economic...

Harold Stassen

by Lawrence S. Kaplan The University Press of Kentucky (January 02, 2018)

Harold Stassen (1907--2001) garnered accolades as the thirty-one-year-old "boy wonder" governor of Minnesota and quickly assumed a national role as aide to Admiral William Halsey Jr. during World War II. When...


by Taylor Downing Da Capo Press (April 24, 2018)

The riveting untold story of the world on the brink of nuclear war, all over a misunderstanding between the US and the Soviet Union about a wargames exercise

1983 was a dangerous year. During these latter days...

American Grand Strategy in the Age of Trump

by Hal Brands Brookings Institution Press (January 16, 2018)

Looking beyond the headlines to address the enduring grand strategic questions facing the United States today

American foreign policy is in a state of upheaval. The rise of Donald Trump and his "America First"...

Deterring Iran after the Nuclear Deal

by Kathleen H. Hicks & Melissa G. Dalton Center for Strategic & International Studies (March 29, 2017)

Despite a U.S. focus on securing an international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear development for the last several years, the United States lacks a strategy to combat the full range of Iranian activities that...


by Kimberly Marten Cornell University Press (June 10, 2012)

Warlords are individuals who control small territories within weak states, using a combination of force and patronage. In this book, Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike...

Living Weapons

by Gregory D. Koblentz Cornell University Press (May 16, 2011)

"Biological weapons are widely feared, yet rarely used. Biological weapons were the first weapon prohibited by an international treaty, yet the proliferation of these weapons increased after they were banned...

What Rebels Want

by Jennifer M. Hazen Cornell University Press

How easy is it for rebel groups to purchase weapons and ammunition in the middle of a war? How quickly can commodities such as diamonds and cocoa be converted into cash to buy war supplies? And why does answering...

Nuclear Statecraft

by Francis J. Gavin Cornell University Press (October 11, 2012)

We are at a critical juncture in world politics. Nuclear strategy and policy have risen to the top of the global policy agenda, and issues ranging from a nuclear Iran to the global zero movement are generating...

Atomic Assistance

by Matthew Fuhrmann Cornell University Press (July 05, 2012)

Nuclear technology is dual use in nature, meaning that it can be used to produce nuclear energy or to build nuclear weapons. Despite security concerns about proliferation, the United States and other nuclear...

The Iranian Sea-Air-Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping

by Anthony H. Cordesman & Lin Aaron Center for Strategic & International Studies (March 12, 2015)

The Arabian Gulf is now involved in a massive arms race, triggered largely by the fear that Iran will try to use its military forces to intimidate or dominate its neighbors. Iran has threatened to close the...

The US–India Nuclear Agreement

by Vandana Bhatia Lexington Books (June 23, 2017)

The United States–India nuclear cooperation agreement to resume civilian nuclear technology trade with India—a non-signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and a defacto nuclear weapon state—is...

Strategic Cyber Deterrence

by Scott Jasper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 22, 2017)

According to the FBI, about 4000 ransomware attacks happen every day. In the United States alone, victims lost $209 million to ransomware in the first quarter of 2016. Even worse is the threat to critical infrastructure,...

Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella

by Terence Roehrig Columbia University Press (September 05, 2017)

For close to sixty years, the United States has maintained alliances with Japan and South Korea that have included a nuclear umbrella, guaranteeing their security as part of a strategy of extended deterrence....

War With Iran

by Geoffrey Kemp & John Allen Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 19, 2013)

War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences provides readers both a history of Iran’s relationship with the West and an expert’s estimation of what the political, human and financial costs...