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Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Century: NATO and the Management of Risk

by Christopher Coker

Discusses the impact of globalisation on security in the West and in particular the way it has changed the nature of NATO as well as its security agenda.


A New Trusteeship?: The International Administration of War-Torn Territories

by Richard Caplan

This paper analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations of war-torn territories and discusses the key issues - strategic, political, and economic - that arise in the context of these...


Wither Iran?: Reform, Domestic Politics and National Security

by Shahram Chubin

Terrorism and the Middle East are often connected. The fear that these will be a future source of threat with weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear or biological weapons, has grown in recent years. This...


Rethinking Confidence-Building Measures

by Marie-France Desjardins

Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) - often seen as the fastest growing sector on the post-Cold War diplomatic agenda - are increasingly viewed by the international community as useful instruments for addressing...


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.


Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam & Tom Dyson

This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention.

Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority...


Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership: Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions

by Kelly P. O'Reilly

This book offers a novel approach to understanding the puzzle of nuclear proliferation by examining how leaders' beliefs and perceptions about the international system influence states' decisions to acquire...


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

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...