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The Small Arms Trade: A Beginner's Guide

by Matthew Schroeder, Dan Smith & Rachel Stohl

This enlightening guide reveals the disturbing reality within the murky underworld of international arms trading.


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...


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....


A War Like No Other: The Truth about China's Challenge to America

by Richard C. Bush & Michael E. O'Hanlon

"Nobody approaches the objectivity and precision of Bush and O'Hanlon when it comes to analysis of the military and political dimensions of the Taiwan issue. This is one challenge that U.S. policymakers and...


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....


Reorienting U.S. Pakistan Strategy: From AF-Pak to Asia

by Daniel S. Markey

Daniel S. Markey examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to confront and quarantine immediate threats to regional security while simultaneously...


Afghanistan After the Drawdown

by Seth G. Jones & Keith Crane

The United States maintains important interests in Afghanistan, even as most U.S. and allied troops are withdrawn in 2014. Seth G. Jones and Keith Crane assess the political, security, and economic challenges...


The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

by Linda Robinson

In the past ten years, U.S. special operations forces have honed their counterterrorism manhunting ability with great operational success. They now are at a critical inflection point in their development where...


2013 Annual Report

by Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives,...


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, have...


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...


E-Think: Iran the Bomb

by Vincent Gabriel

A new president is elected. This new president has not been described in the western media as a liberal or even a moderate but at best a realistic observer of the present day and long-term prospects of the politics...


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...


The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons

by James E. Goodby, Sidney D. Drell & George P. Shultz

The mortal danger of nuclear weapons is unique in its terrifying potential for devastation on an unprecedented and unimaginable scale. In this book, Sidney D. Drell and James E. Goodby—each with more than twenty...