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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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...



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 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...



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.



China's Ascent
Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics
This book offers multiple analytical perspectives—constructivist, liberal, neorealist—on the significance of the many dimensions of China's regional and global influence and considers the likelihood of conflict or peaceful accommodation.



Sorry States
Apologies in International Politics
Jennifer Lind
Looking at Japan and Germany Lind demonstrates that denials of past atrocities fuel distrust and limit international reconciliation and argues that a country's acknowledgment of past misdeeds is essential for promoting trust and reconciliation after war.



Securing Japan
Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia
Richard J. Samuels
The definitive assessment of Japanese security policy and its implications for the future of East Asia.



Just Politics
Human Rights and the Foreign Policy of Great Powers
C. William Walldorf
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.



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