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Ambassadors at Sea: The High and Low Adventures of a Diplomat

by Henry E., Jr. Catto

In 1969, Henry Catto was selling insurance in San Antonio, Texas. Just twenty years later, he presented his credentials as ambassador to the Court of St. James's to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham...


The Dismantling of the Good Neighbor Policy

by Bryce Wood

The Good Neighbor Policy was unique: a great power obligated itself not to use force in its dealings with twenty smaller powers and not to interfere in their domestic politics. It was a policy that lasted, with...


U.S. Foreign Policy and Peru

by Daniel A. Sharp

This book presents the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the development of the Peruvian revolution of 1968. The study resulted from a team experiment in applied political science, economics,...


Distaff Diplomacy: The Empress Eugenie and the Foreign Policy of the Second Empire

by Nancy Nichols Barker

The Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III and one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a throne, was the victim of her own inconstant mind. A daughter of an aristocratic Spanish family, she had a natural...


The Western Hemisphere: Its Influence on United States Policies to the End of World War II

by Wilfrid Hardy Callcott

The Monroe Doctrine, "dollar diplomacy," the policy of the Good Neighbor-these well-known terms indicate the spectrum of the United States's relationships with its neighbors of the Western Hemisphere. Hemisphere...


Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance

by Rose J. Spalding

In 2004, the United States, five Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), signaling the region's commitment to a neoliberal economic model....


Shaping the Humanitarian World

by Daniel G. Maxwell & Peter Walker

Providing a critical introduction to the notion of humanitarianism in global politics, tracing the concept from its origins to the twenty-first century, this book examines how the so called international community...


On the Fault Line: Managing tensions and divisions within societies

by Jeffrey Herbst

Societies in all countries are split by major divisions - or 'faultlines' - caused by differences in race, religion, ethnicity, wealth, class or power. Like geological faultlines, some are plainly evident, whereas...


Who Participates in Global Governance?: States, bureaucracies, and NGOs in the United Nations

by Molly Ruhlman

Why are non-state actors sometimes granted participation rights in international organizations? This book argues that IOs, and the states that compose them, systematically pursue their interests when granting...


Post-2015 UN Development: Making Change Happen?

by Stephen Browne & Thomas G Weiss

In 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit, world leaders agreed to the Millennium Declaration. The Declaration included development targets to be reached by 2015, which were to become known as the Millennium...


The Longman Companion to America, Russia and the Cold War, 1941-1998

by John W. Young

This reference guide throws light on almost every aspect of postwar international history from the rise of Mao's China to the Bosnian Civil War. It provides a huge wealth of information on East-West relations...


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...


The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

by Marc Lynch

Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve?...


Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle East: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities

by Chen Kane & Egle Murauskaite

At this time of considerable political turmoil in the Middle East, there is a pressing need to explore alternative frameworks for regional security. The book discusses the Helsinki Process as one potentially...


Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy: Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

by Natsuko Akagawa

Japan's heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the...


Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency

by Robert J. Bunker

This new book brings together leading terrorism scholars and defence professionals to discuss the impact of networks on conflict and war.

Post-modern terrorism and topics of global insurgency are also comprehensively...


The Realism Reader

by Colin Elman & Michael Jensen

The Realism Reader provides broad coverage of a centrally important tradition in the study of foreign policy and international politics. After some years in the doldrums, political realism is again in contention...


Comparative Regionalism: Economics and Security

by Etel Solingen

This book comprises key essays on comparative regionalism and, more broadly, on regional conflict and cooperation by Professor Etel Solingen.

The study of regionalism, a subject pioneered by Solingen in the...


The Security Council as Global Legislator

by Vesselin Popovski & Trudy Fraser

Security Council resolutions have undergone an important evolution over the last two decades. While continuing its traditional role of determining state-specific threats to peace and engaging accordingly in...


Strategic Relations Between the US and Turkey 1979-2000: Sleeping with a Tiger

by Ekavi Athanassopoulou

Taking the period from the end of the 1970s to the end of the 1990s, this book critically examines the evolution of the strategic relationship between the US and Turkey during this period, with a particular...