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Fortifying China
The Struggle to Build a Modern Defense Economy
Tai Ming Cheung
Fortifying China explores the titanic struggle to turn China into an aspiring world-class military technological power.



Frontiers of Fear
Immigration and Insecurity in the United States
Ariane Chebel D'Appollonia
Frontiers of Fear comparatively analyzes the restrictive immigration policies commonly framed as a security issue implemented on both sides of the Atlantic since the 1990s.



A Grand Strategy for America
Robert J. Art
What strategic behavior is appropriate for a state as powerful as the U.S.? To answer this question, Robert J. Art concentrates on "grand strategy"—the deployment of military power in both peace and war to support foreign policy goals.



Hierarchy in International Relations
David A. Lake
International relations are generally understood as a realm of anarchy in which countries lack any superior authority and interact within a Hobbesian state of nature. In Hierarchy in International Relations, David A. Lake challenges this traditional...



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...



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...



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...



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.



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