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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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...



Mortal Friends, Best Enemies
German-Russian Cooperation after the Cold War
Celeste A. Wallander
Several hundred thousand members of the Red Army were stationed in East Germany when that state was reunited with its western counterpart. The peaceful transfer of these soldiers to their homeland produced a welcome outcome to a potentially...



Myths of Empire
Domestic Politics and International Ambition
Jack Snyder
Overextension is the common pitfall of empires. Jack Snyder identifies recurrent myths of empire, describes the varieties of overextension to which they lead, and criticizes the traditional explanations offered by historians and political scientists.



Networks of Rebellion
Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse
Paul Staniland
Paul Staniland explains why insurgent leaders differ so radically in their ability to build strong organizations and why the cohesion of armed groups changes over time during...



The Nixon Administration and the Making of U.S. Nuclear Strategy
Terry Terriff
In 1974 Richard Nixon's defense secretary, James Schlesinger, announced that the United States would change its nuclear targeting policy from "assured destruction" to "limited nuclear options." In this account of the Schlesinger Doctrine based...



No Exit
America and the German Problem, 1943–1954
James McAllister
This new account of early Cold War history focuses on the emergence of a bipolar structure of power, the continuing importance of the German question, and American efforts to create a united Western...



Nuclear Statecraft
History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age
Francis J. Gavin
Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear...



Occupational Hazards
Success and Failure in Military Occupation
David M. Edelstein
Edelstein elucidates the occasional successes of military occupations and their more frequent failures through 26 cases since 1815 in which an outside power seized control of a territory where the occupying party had no long-term claim on sovereignty.



The Origins of Alliances
Stephen M. Walt
How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states...



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