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In Uncertain Times
American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11
Insider accounts of how policymakers reacted to dramatic developments in recent history.



Just Politics
Human Rights and the Foreign Policy of Great Powers
C. William Walldorf
Walldorf argues that Western governments can and must integrate human rights into their foreign policies. Failure to take humanitarian concerns into account, he contends, will only damage their long-term strategic objectives.



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...



Liberal Peace, Liberal War
American Politics and International Security
John M. Owen IV
Liberal democracies very rarely fight wars against each other, even though they go to war just as often as other types of states do. John M. Owen IV attributes this peculiar restraint to a synergy between liberal ideology and the institutions that...



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.



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...



The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution
Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon
Robert Jervis
Robert Jervis argues here that the possibility of nuclear war has created a revolution in military strategy and international relations. He examines how the potential for nuclear Armageddon has changed the meaning of war, the psychology of...



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 Military Lens
Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations
Christopher P. Twomey
In The Military Lens, Christopher P. Twomey shows how differing military doctrines have led to misperceptions between the United States and China over foreign policy—and the potential dangers these might pose in future relations.



Mixed Signals
U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America
Kathryn Sikkink
"Nowhere did two understandings of U.S. identity—human rights and anticommunism—come more in conflict with each other than they did in Latin America. To refocus U.S. policy on human rights and democracy required a rethinking of U.S. policy as a...



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