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Summary of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power - RACHEL MADDOW

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Rachel Maddow in her book “Drift, The Unmooring of American Military Power”. This summary offers a concise overview of the...


Summary of Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground - Robert D. Kaplan

by Capitol Reader

This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Robert D. Kaplan in his book “Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground”. This summary offers a concise overview...


Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy

by Sharon L. Wolchik

Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe, the new and future members of the EU along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage....


China in the United Nations

by Wei Liu

This book examines China's participation in the United Nations (UN). There are two research components. First, the author seeks to find a pattern of China's multilateral diplomatic behavior in the UN by examining...


The Politics of Destroying Surplus Small Arms: Inconspicuous Disarmament

by Aaron Karp

Although it receives much less attention than better known disarmament processes, the destruction of small arms is reshaping the military arsenals of the world. Out of roughly 200 modern military small arms...


An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A 50-Year Retrospective

by David Gioe, Len Scott & Christopher Andrew

This edited volume addresses the main lessons and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis from a global perspective.

Despite the discoveries of recent research, there is still much more to be revealed about...


The 'Too Difficult' Box: The Big Issues Polititians Can't Crack

by Charles Clarke

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE… BANKING? DRUG REGULATION? NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT? PROSTITUTION? PENSIONS? It’s no secret that a myriad of long-term problems facing our society are not effectively dealt with...


Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

by Vipin Narang

The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have weak institutions....


The Problem of Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals): A Consideration of Present Dangers and the Best Methods for Meeting Them

by Gilbert Murray

First published in 1921, Gilbert Murray's treatise considers a largely euro-centric foreign policy during the inter-war period. Believing passionately in the prospect of a Liberal England and the hope promised...


Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century

by James Steinberg & Michael E. O`Hanlon

After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to...


How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III

by Ron Rosenbaum

The president loses control of fifty nukes for nearly an hour. Russian nuclear bombers almost bump wingtips with American fighter jets over the Pacific coast. North Korea detonates nuclear weapons underground....


The Nuclear Terrorist

by Robert Gleason

The threat of nuclear terrorism and weapons of mass destruction has never been greater, yet, as this devastating exposé makes clear, America’s leaders, including the last two Presidential administrations,...


Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stability

by Dean A. Wilkening

Should the US deploy ballistic-missile defences? The arguments for and against are becoming increasingly polarised. This paper offers what is currently lacking in the debate: a quantitative analysis of how well...


Reassessing ASEAN

by Jeannie Henderson

With the accession of Cambodia in April 1999, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) finally achieved its founding vision: the incorporation of all ten South-east Asian states. However, ASEAN-10...


Deliver Us From Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict

by William Shawcross

Reporting from war zones around the globe, acclaimed journalist William Shawcross gives us an unforgettable portrait of a dangerous world and of the brave men and women, ordinary and extraordinary, who risk...


Fallout

by Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz

FOR MORE THAN A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, while the Central Intelligence Agency turned a dismissive eye, a globe-straddling network run by Pakistani scientist A. Q. Khan sold the equipment and expertise to make...


How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle

by Gideon Rose

IN 1991 THE UNITED STATES trounced the Iraqi army in battle only to stumble blindly into postwar turmoil. Then in 2003 the United States did it again. How could this happen? How could the strongest power in...


Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom

by Elaine Scarry

From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During his impeachment proceedings, Richard Nixon boasted, "I can go into my office and pick up the telephone...


Will They Ever Trust Us Again?

by Michael Moore

American soldiers serve willingly. They risk their lives so the rest of us can be safe. The one small thing they ask, though, is that they not be sent into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary. But after...


Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military: Culture, the Flipside of COIN

by Robert Greene Sands & Allison Greene-Sands

Cross-Cultural Competence for a Twenty-First-Century Military: Culture, the Flipside of COIN suggests that the application of cross-cultural competence to the unique environment of expeditionary deployment through...