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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...



Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors
U.S. Civil-Military Relations and Multilateral Intervention
Stefano Recchia
Recchia draws on declassified documents and about one hundred interviews with civilian and military leaders to illuminate little-known aspects of U.S. decision making in the run-up to interventions in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, and...



The Dictator's Army
Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes
Caitlin Talmadge
A compelling new argument to help us understand why authoritarian militaries sometimes fight very well—and sometimes very poorly. Talmadge's framework for understanding battlefield effectiveness focuses on four key sets of military organizational...



Zones of Rebellion
Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State
Aysegul Aydin, Cem Emrence
How do insurgents and governments select their targets? Which discourses and policies do they adopt to win civilian loyalties and control territory? This book examines the wide variety of coercive strategies adopted by both insurgents and governments in the long-running Kurdish insurgency in...



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas...



War, States, and Contention
A Comparative Historical Study
Sidney Tarrow, Sidney G. Tarrow
In War, States, and Contention, Sidney Tarrow shows how movements from strikes and street protests to riots and civil disobedience to revolution sometimes trigger, animate, and guide the course of war and how they sometimes rise during war and in war's wake to change regimes or even overthrow...



Waging War, Planning Peace
U.S. Noncombat Operations and Major Wars
Aaron Rapport
In Waging War, Planning Peace, Aaron Rapport investigates how U.S. presidents and their senior advisers have managed vital noncombat activities while the nation is in the midst of fighting or preparing to fight major...



To Kill Nations
American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction
Edward Kaplan
Edward Kaplan traces the evolution of American strategic airpower and preparation for nuclear war from the postwar era to the height of the Cold...



Life and Death in Captivity
The Abuse of Prisoners during War
Geoffrey P. R. Wallace
In Life and Death in Captivity, Geoffrey P. R. Wallace explores the profound differences in the ways captives are treated during armed conflict. Wallace focuses on the dual role played by regime type and the nature of the conflict in determining whether captor states opt for brutality or...



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...



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