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Buried in the Sands of the Ogaden: The United States, the Horn of Africa, and the Demise of Detente

by Louise P. Woodroofe

When the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) between the Soviet Union and United States faltered during the administration of Jimmy Carter, National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski claimed that "SALT...


Arms for Uncertainty: Nuclear Weapons in US and Russian Security Policy

by Stephen J. Cimbala

Nuclear weapons are here to stay. They have survived into the twenty-first century as instruments of influence for the US, Russia, and other major military powers. But, unlike the Cold War era, future nuclear...


China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance

by Zhiqun Zhu

In the first edition (2010), Zhiqun Zhu examined the rationale and strategies of China’s new multi-directional diplomacy since the early 1990s and assessed its impact on international political economy as...


Lord Robert Cecil: Politician and Internationalist

by Gaynor Johnson

Lawyer, politician, diplomat and leading architect of the League of Nations; Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, was one of Britain's most significant statesmen of the twentieth century. His views...


The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation

by Scott R. Appleby & Theodore M. Hesburgh

Terrorists and peacemakers may grow up in the same community and adhere to the same religious tradition. The killing carried out by one and the reconciliation fostered by the other indicate the range of dramatic...


Turning Points in Ending the Cold War

by Kiron K. Skinner

The expert contributors examine the end of détente and the beginning of the new phase of the cold war in the early 1980s, Reagan's radical new strategies aimed at changing Soviet behavior, the peaceful democratic...


Strategic Thinking, Deterrence and the US Ballistic Missile Defense Project: From Truman to Obama

by Reuben Steff

A systematic critical survey of American strategic thinking and the strategic culture in which it is formed. In particular, this book seeks to interrogate the theory and strategy of nuclear deterrence, and its...


The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 1983

by Seymour Hersh

Price of Power examines Henry Kissinger’s influence on the development of the foreign policy of the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.


The US Secretaries of State and Transatlantic Relations

by Klaus Larres

Transatlantic relations have been among the most crucially important areas for US foreign policy since 1945. For reasons of self-interest and with regard to common transatlantic values and political, economic...


Continuity, Change and Crisis in Contemporary Ireland

by Brian Girvin & Gary Murphy

The focus of this book is to analyse from a number of perspectives the politics of change in Ireland north and south since 1969. The emergence of the troubles in Northern Ireland, the final push to gain entry...


Post-Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport and the Pacific Rim

by J. A. Mangan & Fan Hong

In 2008, as few in the world are unaware, China was host to the world via the Beijing Olympics. The world watched the metamorphosis of Beijing from insecure capital to confident metropolis but, aware of it or...


China's African Challenges

by Sarah Raine

China's relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China's oil imports, and China is Africa's second-largest single-country trading...


Organized Crime in Southeast Europe

by Ekavi Athanassaopolou

In recent years, organized crime has become endemic in the countries of southeast Europe giving rise to an urgent debate on what needs to be done to fight it. This collection of essays contributes directly to...


Friendship in Politics: Theorizing Amity in and between States

by Preston King & Graham M. Smith

Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this volume throws light on the place of friendship in politics by connecting theoretical questions to empirical...


Reforming the European Commission

by Michael W. Bauer

Many international and supranational organisations have lately been busy modernising their internal administration. But nowhere has management change received a similar amount of attention than in the case of...


Arguing Americanism: Franco Lobbyists, Roosevelt's Foreign Policy, and the Spanish Civil War

by Michael E. Chapman

"An unusually original book that challenges established assumptions and reveals the complexity of American reactions to the Spanish Civil War."-Stanley G. Payne, University of Wisconsin-Madison In 1938 the United...


Trilateralism and Beyond: Great Power Politics and the Korean Security Dilemma During and After the Cold War

by Robert A. Wampler

The fall of the Berlin Wall more than two decades ago brought an end to the Cold War for most of the world. But the legacy of that era remains unresolved on the divided Korean peninsula, which still presents...


A Wall in Jerusalem: Hope, Healing, and the Struggle for Justice in Israel and Palestine

by Mark Braverman

Violence in Israel and Palestine has become the norm.

Do we even understand this conflict? Do we know where it comes from?

Why can't the two sides reach agreement? Can Jews and Palestinians find a way to coexist?...


China's Strategic Interests in the South China Sea: Power and Resources

by Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres

This title will explore China's strategic interests in the South China Sea, with a specific emphasis on power projection and resource security. China's regional actions and reactions are reshaping the power...


Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing is Believing

by David Shim

In the realm of international relations, there are seemingly few states like North Korea. Whether it is the country's human rights situation, its precarious everyday life or its so-called foreign policy of coercion...