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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.



Anatomy of the Red Brigades
The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists
Alessandro Orsini
An award-winning attempt to understand the logic of revolutionary terrorism.



Leaders at War
How Presidents Shape Military Interventions
Elizabeth N. Saunders
Examining the the role played by the threat perceptions of heads of state in national foreign and military policies.



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.



The Military Lens
Doctrinal Difference and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations
Christopher P. Twomey
In The Military Lens, Christopher P. Twomey shows how differing military doctrines have led to misperceptions between the United States and China over foreign policy—and the potential dangers these might pose in future relations.



Liddell Hart and the Weight of History
John J. Mearsheimer
This troubling book offers a striking illustration of how history can be used and abused—how a gifted individual can create their own self-serving version of the past.



Weapons of Mass Migration
Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy
Kelly M. Greenhill
Greenhill offers the first systematic examination of forced migration as an important but largely unrecognized instrument of state influence. She shows both how often this unorthodox brand of coercion has been attempted and how successful it has been.



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...



Why Intelligence Fails
Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War
Robert L. Jervis
Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the 2002 claim that Iraq had active WMD programs.



War on Sacred Grounds
Ron E. Hassner
Hassner investigates the causes and properties of conflicts over religious sites that are both venerated and contested; he also proposes potential means for managing these disputes.



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