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bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America

by Yossef Bodansky

"Fascinating account. I strongly recommend it."  —Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

World-renowned terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky explores the transformation of Osama bin Laden from a once promising engineering student...


Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

by Leon Panetta & Jim Newton

The New York Times–bestselling autobiography of a legendary political and military leader

 

It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant...


Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq

by James Fallows

In the autumn of 2002, Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows wrote an article predicting many of the problems America would face if it invaded Iraq. After events confirmed many of his predictions,...


The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

by John J. Mearsheimer

"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on...


Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2007

by Tim Weiner

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency...


Modern Military Strategy: An Introduction

by Elinor C. Sloan

This textbook provides a coherent introduction to post-Cold War and post-9/11 military theory for upper-level students seeking an initial understanding of strategic studies.

In the contemporary period there has...


The Pirates of Somalia

by Jay Bahadur

Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan,...


How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns

by Audrey Kurth Cronin

Amid the fear following 9/11 and other recent terror attacks, it is easy to forget the most important fact about terrorist campaigns: they always come to an end--and often far more quickly than expected. Contrary...


Human Security, Changing States and Global Responses: Institutions and Practices

by Sangmin Bae & Makoto Maruyama

This book critically assesses the human security challenges faced by states, focusing on how and to what extent the state is influenced by global structures and operations.

Having grown rapidly since the 1990s,...


The EU and Member State Building: European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans

by Soeren Keil & Zeynep Arkan

This book critically examines the process of statebuilding by the EU, focusing on its attempts to build Member States in the Western Balkan region.

This book analyses the European Union's policies towards, and...


Contentious Integration: Post-Cold War Japan-China Relations in the Asia-Pacific

by Chien-peng Chung

The Asian-Pacific is now one of the most important regions in the global system, where the interplay of integrative economic, geo-political and sociocultural processes provide increasing scope for regional leadership...


An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror

by Richard Perle & David Frum

An End to Evil charts the agenda for what’s next in the war on terrorism, as articulated by David Frum, former presidential speechwriter and bestselling author of The Right Man, and Richard Perle, former assistant...


Quantitative Intelligence Analysis: Applied Analytic Models, Simulations, and Games

by Edward Waltz

The text explains the model-based method of intelligence analysis that represents the analyst’s mental models of a subject as well as the analyst’s reasoning process. It includes dynamic simulations and...


Conflict, Security and Development: An Introduction

by Danielle Beswick & Paul Jackson

This textbook draws on academic theory, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, before, during and after conflict. This 2nd edition...


The New Normal: Finding a Balance between Individual Rights and the Common Good

by Amitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni argues that societies must find a way to balance individual rights and the common good because both are core values and a balance is necessary. This point of balance may change as new technologies...


Homeland and Philosophy

by Robert Arp

In Homeland and Philosophy, 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award winning show, Homeland, asks us to consider. The show, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda...


What Should Armies Do?: Armed Forces and Civil Security

by John L. Clarke

This volume focuses on two key elements in the North American and European security debate: the decline of both the external threats to most North American and European states, and that of budgetary resources...


Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peace: Opportunities, Obstacles, Prospects

by Ohannes Geukjian

Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation...


Debating European Security and Defense Policy: Understanding the Complexity

by Maxime H. A. Larivé

Dr. Larivé questions whether there is such a thing as a European defense and security policy. This book analyzes the integration process by clearly illustrating to the reader the two sides of the argument in...


Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

by Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij & Reinhilde Sotiria König

Through an in-depth analysis of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and conflict, this book shows how cognition and behaviour, agency and victimization, are gendered beyond the popular stereotypes. Conflict...