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Myths of Empire
Domestic Politics and International Ambition
Jack Snyder
Overextension is the common pitfall of empires. Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the varieties of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the traditional explanations offered by historians and political scientists.



National Interests in International Society
Martha Finnemore
How do states know what they want? Asking how interests are defined and how changes in them are accommodated, Martha Finnemore shows the fruitfulness of a constructivist approach to international politics. She draws on insights from sociological...



No Exit
America and the German Problem, 1943–1954
James McAllister
This new account of early Cold War history focuses on the emergence of a bipolar structure of power, the continuing importance of the German question, and American efforts to create a united Western...



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...



Out of Oakland
Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War
Sean L. Malloy
In Out of Oakland, Sean L. Malloy explores the evolving internationalism of the Black Panther Party. He traces the shifting intersections between the black freedom struggle in the United States, Third World anticolonialism, and the Cold...



An Outsider in the White House
Jimmy Carter, His Advisors, and the Making of American Foreign Policy
Betty Glad
Jimmy Carter entered the White House with a desire for a collegial staff that would aid his foreign-policy decision making. He wound up with a "team of rivals" who contended for influence and who fought over his every move regarding foreign affairs.



The Path to Vietnam
Origins of the American Commitment to Southeast Asia
Andrew J. Rotter
Andrew Rotter uncovers and analyzes the surprisingly complex reasons for America's fateful decision to provide economic and military aid to the nations of Southeast Asia in May...



The Peace of Illusions
American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present
Christopher Layne
In a provocative book about American hegemony, Christopher Layne outlines his belief that U.S. foreign policy has been consistent in its aims for more than sixty years and that the current Bush administration clings to mid-twentieth-century tactics—to...



The Peace Puzzle
America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989–2011
Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, Shibley Telhami, Shibley Z. Telhami
The Peace Puzzle tracks the American determination to articulate policy, develop strategy and tactics, and see through negotiations to agreements on an issue that has been of singular importance to U.S. interests for more than forty...



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.



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