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With Sails Whitening Every Sea
Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire
Brian Rouleau
Brian Rouleau argues that because of their ubiquity in foreign ports, American sailors were the principal agents of overseas foreign relations in the early...



Zion's Dilemmas
How Israel Makes National Security Policy
Charles D. Freilich
This book details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israeli national security policy, as well as its strengths: rapid and flexible responses, generally pragmatic decision-making, and effective...



Diplomacy's Value
Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East
Brian C. Rathbun
Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles: coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic...



Against Immediate Evil
American Internationalists and the Four Freedoms on the Eve of World War II
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone tells the story of how internationalist Americans worked between 1938 and 1941 to convince the U.S. government and the American public of the need to stem the rising global tide of fascist...



Dictators at War and Peace
Jessica L. P. Weeks, Jessica Weeks
The first book to focus systematically on the foreign policy of different types of authoritarian regimes, Dictators at War and Peace breaks new ground in our understanding of the international behavior of...



Constructive Illusions
Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation
Eric Grynaviski
Eric Grynaviski challenges this conventional wisdom by arguing that when nations wrongly believe they share a mutual understanding, international cooperation is actually more likely, and more productive, than if they had a genuine understanding of each other's...



Leaders at War
How Presidents Shape Military Interventions
Elizabeth N. Saunders
Examining the the role played by the threat perceptions of heads of state in national foreign and military...



From Development to Dictatorship
Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era
Thomas C. Field
Thomas C. Field Jr. reconstructs the untold story of USAID's first years in Bolivia, including the country's 1964 military coup...



What Good Is Grand Strategy?
Power and Purpose in American Statecraft from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush
Hal Brands
Hal Brands explains why grand strategy is a concept that is so alluring and so elusive to those who make American statecraft, exploring what grand strategy is, why it is so essential, and why it is so hard to get...



The Triumph of Improvisation
Gorbachev's Adaptability, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War
James Graham Wilson
James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991.



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