Collection : Cornell Studies in Security Affairs

A series edited by Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis, and Stephen M. Walt

For a complete list of all titles published in this series, inlcuding out-of-print books, see: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/info/?fa=text84.

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Fixing the Facts
National Security and the Politics of Intelligence
Joshua Rovner
Rovner explores the complex interaction between intelligence and policy and shines a spotlight on the problem of...



The Logic of Positive Engagement
Miroslav Nincic
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
Elizabeth N. Saunders
Examining the the role played by the threat perceptions of heads of state in national foreign and military...



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.



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.



Living Weapons
Biological Warfare and International Security
Gregory D. Koblentz
Gregory D. Koblentz provides a comprehensive analysis of the unique challenges that biological weapons pose for international security.



The Power Problem
How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free
Christopher A. Preble
Preble explores the aims, costs, and limitations of the use of this nation's military power and argues that the possession of vast military strength runs contrary to the original intent of the Founders--and serves to undermine the country.



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