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Homeland Calling
Exile Patriotism and the Balkan Wars
Paul Hockenos
Over the last ten years, many commentators have tried to explain the bloody conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart. But in all these attempts to make sense of the wars and ethnic violence, one crucial factor has been overlooked—the fundamental roles...



How States Pay for Wars
Rosella Cappella Zielinski
In How States Pay for Wars, Rosella Cappella Zielinski clarifies several critical dynamics lying at the nexus of financial and military policy.



Humanitarian Hypocrisy
Civilian Protection and the Design of Peace Operations
Andrea L. Everett
In Humanitarian Hypocrisy, Andrea L. Everett maps the often glaring differences between declared ambitions to protect civilians in conflict zones and the resources committed for doing so. Examining how powerful governments contribute to peace operations and determine how they are designed, Everett argues that ambitions-resources gaps are a form...



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 recipients.



The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789–1989
Mark L. Haas
How do leaders perceive threat levels in world politics, and what effects do those perceptions have on policy choices? Mark L. Haas focuses on how ideology shapes perception. He does not delineate the content of particular ideologies, but rather the...



The Ideology of the Offensive
Military Decision Making and the Disasters of 1914
Jack Snyder
Jack Snyder's analysis of the attitudes of military planners in the years prior to the Great War demonstrates that it is not only rational analysis that determines strategic doctrine, but also the attitudes of military planners.



The Image before the Weapon
A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian
Helen M. Kinsella
The evolution of the legal, military, and historical concept of the civilian during warfare.



In the Hegemon's Shadow
Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers
Evan Braden Montgomery
In the Hegemon's Shadow investigates how the leading state in the international system responds to rising powers in peripheral regions—actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world.



In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer
The Security Clearance Hearing
At the end of World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of America's preeminent physicists. For his work as director of the Manhattan Project, he was awarded the Medal for Merit, the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on a civilian. Yet...



In the Shadow of "Just Wars"
Violence, Politics and Humanitarian Action
Médecins sans Frontières
During the planning stages of military intervention in Iraq, humanitarian organizations were offered U.S. government funds to join the Coalition and operate under the umbrella of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nongovernmental organizations had previously...



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