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Tyranny of the Weak
North Korea and the World, 1950–1992
Charles K. Armstrong
From the Korean War to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this book shows how, despite its objective weakness, North Korea has managed for much of its history to deal with the outside world to maximum...



Logics of War
Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts
Alex Weisiger
Alex Weisiger tests three explanations for a nation's decision to go to war and continue fighting regardless of the costs. He combines sharp statistical analysis of interstate wars over the past two centuries with nine narrative case studies.



The Making of Southeast Asia
International Relations of a Region
Amitav Acharya
Developing a framework to study "what makes a region," Amitav Acharya investigates the origins and evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism and international relations.



Poor Numbers
How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It
Morten Jerven
Poor Numbers is the first analysis of the production and use of African economic development statistics.



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...



Internal Affairs
How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights
Wendy H. Wong
This book argues that the political salience of human rights NGOs and their campaigns is, in part, determined by their organizational...



Atomic Assistance
How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity
Matthew Fuhrmann
Atomic Assistance explores the history of interstate cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.



Borders among Activists
International NGOs in the United States, Britain, and France
Sarah S. Stroup
Sarah S. Stroup challenges the notion that political activism has gone beyond borders and created a global or transnational civil society. She offers detailed profiles of "varieties of activism" in the United States, Britain, and France.



The World Health Organization between North and South
Nitsan Chorev
Chorev shows how the WHO bureaucracy has succeeded not only in avoiding having its agenda co-opted by either coalition of member states but also in reaching a consensus that fit the bureaucracy's own principles and interests.



Hunger in the Balance
The New Politics of International Food Aid
Jennifer Clapp
Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and...



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