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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 planning.



Nuclear Statecraft
History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age
Francis J. Gavin
Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear revolution.



Project Plowshare
The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America
Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman's extensive research in nearly two dozen archives in three nations shows how science, politics, and environmentalism converged to shape the lasting conflict over the use of nuclear technology.



Warlords
Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States
Kimberly Marten
Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. They thrive on illegality and rely on private militias for support.



The Universe Unraveling
American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos
Seth Jacobs
The Universe Unraveling is a provocative reinterpretation of U.S.-Laos relations in the years leading up to the Vietnam War. U.S. policy toward Laos under Eisenhower and Kennedy cannot be understood apart from the traits Americans ascribed to Lao allies.



Hard Interests, Soft Illusions
Southeast Asia and American Power
Natasha Hamilton-Hart
Natasha Hamilton-Hart explores the belief held by foreign policy elites in much of Southeast Asia—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam—that the United States is a relatively benign power.



At Home with the Diplomats
Inside a European Foreign Ministry
Iver B. Neumann
There is a vast gulf between the public face of diplomacy and the opinions and actions that take place behind embassy doors. In At Home with the Diplomats, Iver B. Neumann offers unprecedented access to the inner workings of a foreign ministry.



The Petroleum Triangle
Oil, Globalization, and Terror
Steve A. Yetiv
In The Petroleum Triangle, Steve A. Yetiv tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terrorism. Yetiv argues that Middle East oil and globalization have combined to augment the real and perceived threat of transnational terrorism.



The Mediation Dilemma
Kyle Beardsley
While mediation has a strong record in reducing hostilities, it is not without its own problems. In The Mediation Dilemma, Kyle Beardsley highlights its long-term limitations.



The Logic of Positive Engagement
Miroslav Nincic
In this book, Miroslav Nincic outlines the efficacy of and the benefits that can flow from positive rather than negative engagement with "rogue" states.



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