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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...



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...



Divided Union
The Politics of War in the Early American Republic
Scott A. Silverstone
Between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the United States was embroiled in competitive inter-state politics. Although it did not directly involve itself in European affairs, the United States did engage regularly in dangerous struggles with...



The Ethics of Destruction
Norms and Force in International Relations
Ward Thomas
Many assume that in international politics, and especially in war, "anything goes." Civil War general William Sherman said war "is all hell." The implication behind the maxim is that in war, as in hell, there is no order, only chaos; no mercy, only...



Europe United
Power Politics and the Making of the European Community
Sebastian Rosato
A balance-of-power perspective on the formation, development, and future of the EC/EU.



Exporting the Bomb
Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
Matthew Kroenig
In a vitally important book for anyone interested in nuclear proliferation, defense strategy, or international security, Matthew Kroenig points out that nearly every country with a nuclear weapons arsenal received substantial help at some point from a...



Eyewitness to a Genocide
The United Nations and Rwanda
Michael Barnett
Michael Barnett argues that the indifference of the UN to events in Rwanda was driven not by incompetence or cynicism but rather by reasoned choices cradled by moral considerations.



Fighting for Rights
Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship
Ronald R. Krebs
Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights.



Final Solutions
Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century
Benjamin A. Valentino
Benjamin A. Valentino finds that ethnic hatreds or discrimination, undemocratic systems of government, and dysfunctions in society play a much smaller role in mass killing and genocide than is commonly assumed. He shows that the impetus for...



Fixing the Facts
National Security and the Politics of Intelligence
Joshua Rovner
Rovner explores the complex interaction between intelligence and policy and shines a spotlight on the problem of...



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