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NATO's Balkan Interventions

by Dana H. Allin

Examines NATO's Balkan interventions over the entire decade starting with the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1992. Focusing on the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, it traces the record of early transatlantic failures and...


The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs

by Philip Andrews-Speed, Xuanli Liao & Roland Dannreuther

China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat.  This book shows that domestic politics and...


American Arms Supermarket

by Michael T. Klare

U.S. arms sales to Third World countries rapidly escalated from $250 million per year in the 1950s and 1960s to $10 billion and above in the 1970s and 1980s. But were these military sales, so critical in their...


Child Brides, Global Consequences: How to End Child Marriage

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon & Lynn S. ElHarake

One-third of the world's girls are married before the age of eighteen, limiting both their educational and economic potential. Child marriage is damaging to global prosperity and stability, yet despite the urgency...


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

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: 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: 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...


Dismantling the Iraqi Nuclear Programme: The Inspections of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991-1998

by Gudrun Harrer

This book is an authoritative account of the nuclear weapons inspections regime in Iraq from 1991 to 1998.

Without a proper understanding of those years, the 2003 US invasion of Iraq after a futile WMD search...


India's Nuclear Debate: Exceptionalism and the Bomb: Exceptionalism and the Bomb

by Priyanjali Malik

Making the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party's nuclear tests in 1998 its starting point, this book examines how opinion amongst India's 'attentive' public shifted from supporting nuclear abstinence to accepting...


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....


Weapons of Mass Destruction: The strategic use of a concept

by Michelle Bentley

This book examines the use of concepts - specifically 'weapons of mass destruction' (WMD) - in US foreign policy discourse.

Current analysis of WMD definition has made headway into identifying the repercussions...


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...