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Armed with Expertise
The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War
Joy Rohde
Joy Rohde traces the optimistic rise, anguished fall, and surprising rebirth of Cold War–era military-sponsored social research.



At Home Abroad
Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy
Henry R. Nau, Richard C. Leone
The United States has never felt at home abroad. The reason for this unease, even after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is not frequent threats to American security. It is America's identity. The United States, its citizens believe, is...



Atomic Assistance
How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity
Matthew Fuhrmann
Atomic Assistance explores the history of interstate cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.



Balancing Risks
Great Power Intervention in the Periphery
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
Great powers often initiate risky military and diplomatic inventions in far-off, peripheral regions that pose no direct threat to them, risking direct confrontation with rivals in strategically inconsequential places. Why do powerful countries behave...



Barriers to Bioweapons
The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley shows that bioweapons development is a difficult, protracted, and expensive endeavor, rarely achieving the expected results whatever the magnitude of investment.



Base Politics
Democratic Change and the U.S. Military Overseas
Alexander Cooley
Cooley examines how domestic politics in different host countries, especially in periods of democratic transition, affect the status of U.S. bases and the degree to which the U.S. military has become a part of their local and national landscapes.



Black Earth, Red Star
A History of Soviet Security Policy, 1917–1991
R. Craig Nation
R. Craig Nation provides the first post-Cold War history of the Soviets' seventy-five-year struggle to maintain an effective national security policy in a hostile world without altogether abandoning the commitment to their original internationalist...



Blue Helmets and Black Markets
The Business of Survival in the Siege of Sarajevo
Peter Andreas
A major contribution to our understanding of contemporary urban warfare, war economies, and the political repercussions of humanitarian action.



Bombing to Win
Air Power and Coercion in War
Robert A. Pape
In this now-classic work of the theory and practice of airpower and its political effects, Robert A. Pape helps military strategists and policy makers judge the purpose of various air strategies, and helps general readers understand the policy debates.



Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing "territorial integrity" when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.



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