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The Statebuilder's Dilemma
On the Limits of Foreign Intervention
David A. Lake
In The Statebuilder's Dilemma, David A. Lake addresses the key tradeoff between legitimacy and loyalty common to all international statebuilding attempts.

Making the Unipolar Moment
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order
Hal Brands
In this important book, Hal Brands uses recently declassified archival materials to tell the story of American resurgence. Brands weaves together the key threads of global change and U.S. policy from the late 1970s through the early 1990s.

Religion on the Battlefield
Ron E. Hassner
In Religion on the Battlefield, Hassner focuses on the everyday practice of religion in a military context: the prayers, rituals, fasts, and feasts of the religious practitioners who populate the battlefields of modern wars.

Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below
Ending Conflict between Regional Rivals
Norrin M. Ripsman
In Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below, Norrin M. Ripsman explains how regional rivals make peace and how outside actors can encourage regional peacemaking.

In the Hegemon's Shadow
Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers
Evan Braden Montgomery
In the Hegemon's Shadow investigates how the leading state in the international system responds to rising powers in peripheral regions—actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world.

Chinese Economic Statecraft
Commercial Actors, Grand Strategy, and State Control
William J. Norris
In Chinese Economic Statecraft, William J. Norris introduces an innovative theory that pinpoints how states employ economic tools of national power to pursue their strategic objectives. Norris shows what Chinese economic statecraft is, how it works, and why it is more or less effective.

Outsourcing War
The Just War Tradition in the Age of Military Privatization
Amy E. Eckert
In Outsourcing War, Amy E. Eckert examines the ethical implications involved in the widespread use of PMCs, and in particular questions whether they can fit within customary ways of understanding the ethical prosecution of warfare.

Nested Security
Lessons in Conflict Management from the League of Nations and the European Union
Erin K. Jenne
In Nested Security, Erin K. Jenne asserts that international conflict management is almost never a straightforward case of success or failure. Instead, external mediators may reduce communal tensions at one point but utterly fail at another point, even if the incentives for conflict remain unchanged.

For God and Globe
Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War
Michael G. Thompson
For God and Globe recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. Michael G. Thompson explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists articulated new understandings of the ethics of international relations between the 1920s and the 1940s.

A Sense of Power
The Roots of America's Global Role
John A. Thompson
In A Sense of Power, John A. Thompson takes a long view of America's dramatic rise as a world power, from the late nineteenth century into the post–World War II era.

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