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Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East
Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles—coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic statecraft.
The Politics of War in the Early American Republic
Between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the United States was embroiled in competitive inter-state politics. Although it did not directly involve itself in European affairs, the United States did engage regularly in dangerous struggles with...
The Ethics of Destruction
Norms and Force in International Relations
Many assume that in international politics, and especially in war, "anything goes." Civil War general William Sherman said war "is all hell." The implication behind the maxim is that in war, as in hell, there is no order, only chaos; no mercy, only...
Power Politics and the Making of the European Community
A balance-of-power perspective on the formation, development, and future of the EC/EU.
Exporting the Bomb
Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
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...
Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers
Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917–1945
Johnson examines the U.S. Army's innovations for both armor and aviation between the world wars, offering valuable insights for future military innovation.
Fighting for Rights
Military Service and the Politics of Citizenship
Military service, Ronald R. Krebs argues, can play a critical role in bolstering minorities' efforts to grasp full and unfettered rights.
Mass Killing and Genocide in the 20th Century
Benjamin A. Valentino finds that ethnic hatreds or discrimination, undemocratic systems of government, and dysfunctions in society play a much smaller role in mass killing and genocide than is commonly assumed. He shows that the impetus for mass...
Fixing the Facts
National Security and the Politics of Intelligence
Rovner explores the complex interaction between intelligence and policy and shines a spotlight on the problem of politicization.
A Grand Strategy for America
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.