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The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789–1989
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'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.
In the Hegemon's Shadow
Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers
In the Hegemon's Shadow investigates how the leading state in the international system responds to rising powers in peripheral regions—actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world.
Conventional War and Nuclear Risks
This sobering book demonstrates how the interplay between conventional military operations and nuclear forces could inadvertently produce pressures for nuclear escalation.
High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders—trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials.Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan outline cognitive and organizational biases that lead organizations to downplay the insider threat.
Japan Prepares for Total War
The Search for Economic Security, 1919–1941
Barnhart examines the events leading up to World War II in the context of Japan's quest for economic security.
Human Rights and the Foreign Policy of Great Powers
Walldorf argues that Western governments can and must integrate human rights into their foreign policies. Failure to take humanitarian concerns into account, he contends, will only damage their long-term strategic objectives.
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 policies.
Liberal Peace, Liberal War
American Politics and International Security
Liberal democracies very rarely fight wars against each other, even though they go to war just as often as other types of states do. John M. Owen IV attributes this peculiar restraint to a synergy between liberal ideology and the institutions that...
Liddell Hart and the Weight of History
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.