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Logics of War
Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts
Alex Weisiger tests three explanations for a nation's decision to go to war and continue fighting regardless of the costs. He combines sharp statistical analysis of interstate wars over the past two centuries with nine narrative case studies.
History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age
Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear...
How Israel Makes National Security Policy
This book details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israeli national security policy, as well as its strengths: rapid and flexible responses, generally pragmatic decision-making, and effective...
How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity
Atomic Assistance explores the history of interstate cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Strong-arm Brokers in Weak States
Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. They thrive on illegality and rely on private militias for...
The Shadow of the Past
Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War
The Shadow of the Past examines military alliances before World War I to explore the relationship between a state's reputation and its ability to form and shape...
The Mediation Dilemma
While mediation has a strong record in reducing hostilities, it is not without its own problems. In The Mediation Dilemma, Kyle Beardsley highlights its long-term limitations.
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...
The Logic of Positive Engagement
In this book, Miroslav Nincic outlines the efficacy of and the benefits that can flow from positive rather than negative engagement with "rogue" states.
Leaders at War
How Presidents Shape Military Interventions
Examining the the role played by the threat perceptions of heads of state in national foreign and military...