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:

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Liberal Peace, Liberal War
American Politics and International Security
John M. Owen IV
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
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.

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 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.

Logics of War
Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts
Alex Weisiger
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.

The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution
Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon
Robert Jervis
Robert Jervis argues here that the possibility of nuclear war has created a revolution in military strategy and international relations. He examines how the potential for nuclear Armageddon has changed the meaning of war, the psychology of...

The Mediation Dilemma
Kyle Beardsley
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.

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.

Military Organizations, Complex Machines
Modernization in the U.S. Armed Services
Chris C. Demchak

Modern Hatreds
The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic War
Stuart J. Kaufman
What is it about ethnicity that breaks countries apart and drives people to acts of savage violence against their lifelong neighbors? Stuart Kaufman finds the roots of ethnic violence in myths and symbols, the stories ethnic groups tell about who they are.

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