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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Bombing to Win
Air Power and Coercion in War
Robert A. Pape
In this now-classic work of the theory and practice of airpower and its political effects, Robert A. Pape helps military strategists and policy makers judge the purpose of various air strategies, and helps general readers understand the policy debates.



Revolution and War
Stephen M. Walt
Revolution within a state almost invariably leads to intense security competition between states, and often to war. In Revolution and War, Stephen M. Walt explains why this is so.



Reputation And International Politics
Jonathan Mercer
By approaching an important foreign policy issue from a new angle, Jonathan Mercer comes to a startling, controversial discovery: a nation's reputation is not worth fighting...



Reputation And International Politics
Jonathan Mercer
By approaching an important foreign policy issue from a new angle, Jonathan Mercer comes to a startling, controversial discovery: a nation's reputation is not worth fighting...



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...



Cooperation under Fire
Anglo-German Restraint during World War II
Jeffrey W. Legro
Legro offers a new understanding of the dynamics of World War II and the sources of international cooperation.



The Tet Offensive
Intelligence Failure in War
James J. Wirtz
Wirtz explains why U.S. forces were surprised by the North Vietnamese Tet Offensive in 1968.



Winning the Next War
Innovation and the Modern Military
Stephen Peter Rosen
Rosen argues that armies and navies are not forever doomed to "fight the last war." Rather, they are able to respond to shifts in the international strategic...



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.



Inadvertent Escalation
Conventional War and Nuclear Risks
Barry R. Posen
This sobering book demonstrates how the interplay between conventional military operations and nuclear forces could inadvertently produce pressures for nuclear escalation.



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