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The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy S

by Francis Rooney & John Negroponte

From the centuries-long prejudices against Catholics in America, to the efforts of Fascism, Communism and modern terrorist organizations to “break the cross and spill the wine,” this book brings to life...


The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers

by Peter Tomsen

This revelatory, unprecedented, insider’s account of Afghanistan’s history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war


Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Pragmatism and Historical Inquiry

by Jonathan B. Isacoff

In Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict Jonathan B. Isacoff constructs the nature of historical knowledge by deftly examining the multiple histories of the Arab-Israeli conflict written by generations of Israeli...


The Waning of Major War: Theories and Debates

by Raimo Väyrynen

This book is a systematic effort by leading international scholars to map the trends in major-power warfare and explore whether it is waxing or waning. The main point of departure is that major-power war as...


Regional Maintenance of Peace and Security Under International Law: The Distorted Mirrors

by Dace Winther

This book explores the scope and limits of what is appropriate for regional action in the maintenance of peace and security. It offers a comparative study of legal regulation of the use of force in the maintenance...


Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy

by Michael Leifer

This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future....


Regime Transition in Central Asia: Stateness, Nationalism and Political Change in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

by Dagikhudo Dagiev

Presenting a study of regime transition, political transformation, and the challenges that faced the post-Communist republics of Central Asia on independence, this book focuses on the process of transition in...


Egyptian Foreign Policy: Against the National Interest

by Nael Shama

Egyptian Foreign Policy from Mubarak to Morsi explores an area rarely touched upon by researchers, the relationship between regime security and the national interest. Concentrating on Egyptian foreign policy...


The Eu Military Operations: A Comparative Analysis

by Katarina Engberg

This book is a comparative study which aims to answer the question: under what circumstances does the EU undertake military operations?

Since 2003, the EU has carried out six military operations. What accounts...


Regional Organisations and Security: Conceptions and Practices

by Stephen Aris & Andreas Wenger

This book aims to examine the conceptions and practices of security adopted by Regional Organisations (ROs) across the globe.

Since the end of the Cold War, there has been an increased focus on regions as a...


Modernity and National Identity in the United States and East Asia, 1895-1919

by Carol C. Chin

In the period between the Sino-Japanese War in the mid-1890s and the end of World War I, the United States, China, and Japan found themselves, in different ways, seeking to redefine their national identities....


Selective Security: War and the United Nations Security Council since 1945

by Adam Roberts & Dominik Zaum

In contrast to the common perception that the United Nations is, or should become, a system of collective security, this paper advances the proposition that the UN Security Council embodies a necessarily selective...


Theorizing Southeast Asian Relations: Emerging Debates

by Amitav Acharya & Richard Stubbs

The recent proliferation of theories of international relations has transformed analyses of Southeast Asia's international affairs. A new generation of scholars has promoted a lively and illuminating debate...


The Future of European Foreign Policy

by Erik Jones & Saskia van Genugten

The future of European foreign policy is of vital significance to the developing world order. The failure of US policy in Iraq has underscored the need for Europe to play a constructive global role. Nevertheless,...


Cross-National Policy Convergence: Concepts, Causes and Empirical Findings

by Christoph Knill

A fresh analysis of policy convergences across nations, which identifies their key driving forces.

To what extent and in which direction can we empirically observe a convergence of national policies? In which...


The Disparity of European Integration: Revisiting Neofunctionalism in Honour of Ernst B. Haas

by Borzel Tanja

This new study revisits the work of the late Ernst Haas, assessing his relevance for contemporary European integration and its disparities.

With his seminal book, The Uniting of Europe Haas laid the foundations...


Negotiation Theory and the Eu: The State of the Art

by Andreas Dür, Gemma Mateo & Daniel C. Thomas

Negotiations are central to the ethos and functioning of the European Union, yet the dynamics of EU negotiations have received far too little systematic scholarly attention. This volume offers a thematic and...


The U.N. Exposed: How the United Nations Sabotages America's Security and Fails the World

by Eric Shawn

Less than five miles from Ground Zero in Manhattan sits an international hotbed of anti-Americanism.

The United Nations was created after World War II to promote peace and international understanding. But over...


Greek-American Relations from Monroe to Truman

by Angelo Repousis

Most studies of U.S. relations with Greece focus on the Cold War period, beginning with the enunciation of the Truman Doctrine in 1947. There is little substance in the extant literature about American policy...


NATO After Sixty Years: A Stable Crisis

by James Sperling & S. Victor Papacosma

NATO after Sixty Years addresses the challenges of adaptation confronting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the early twenty-first century. Comprised of essays from a range of experts, each chapter examines...