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War, Peace and Terror in the Middle East

by Raphael Israeli

A collection of articles about the fateful issues of war and peace in the Middle East, especially the evasive brands of war - terrorism and incitement.

Horrific words of incitement, followed by atrocious acts...


Weapons of Mass Destruction: The strategic use of a concept

by Michelle Bentley

This book examines the use of concepts - specifically 'weapons of mass destruction' (WMD) - in US foreign policy discourse.

Current analysis of WMD definition has made headway into identifying the repercussions...


Inequality and Violence: A Re-appraisal of Man, the State and War

by Anna Cornelia Beyer

This book reflects on the arguments presented in Man, the State and War from a contemporary perspective. Do Waltz's ideas still hold firm ground in the discipline? The book alerts to the perceived necessity...


Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe

by Pål| Kolstø

Relying on new quantitative research results, the contributors offer interdisciplinary analyses of symbolic nation-building in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia...


Israeli Strategy After Desert Storm: Lessons of the Second Gulf War

by Aharon Levran

Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the Gulf War had a traumatic effect on the Middle East and its implications were particularly serious for Israel, which felt obliged to reassess its strategic and military perspectives....


Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Restrospect and Prospect

by Frank Barnaby & Douglas Holdstock

Fify-three years ago the first nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They killed some 250,000 poeple. A distinguished group of contributors examine the background and effects of the bombing and...


Courage and Air Warfare: The Allied Aircrew Experience in the Second World War

by Mark K. Wells

Colonel Wells investigates the nature of aerial warfare and the men who took part. The book analyzes aircrew selection, reaction to combat, adaptability to stress, morale, leadership and combat effectiveness,...


The Arab Movements in World War I

by Eliezer Tauber

This study surveys the many revolutionary attempts carried out against the Ottoman Empire in the Fertile Cresecnt and the Arabian Peninsula during World War I. Special emphasis is laid upon the subversive activities...


Surviving 9/11: Impact and Experiences of Occupational Therapy Practitioners

by Pat Precin

The first in-depth look of the effects of September 11 on occupational therapy!

Surviving 9/11: Impact and Experiences of Occupational Therapy Practitioners is a collection of firsthand accounts from occupational...


Imperial Defence, 1868-1887

by Donald MacKenzie Schurman & John Beeler

The technical transformation of the Royal Navy during the Victorian era posed many design, tactical and operational problems for administrators from the 1830s onwards. The switch from sail to steam required...


Military Power: Land Warfare in Theory and Practice

by Brian Holden Reid

The contributors here consider the multifarious aspects of the Anglo-American approach to war. All the contributors are concerned to base their work on the overall historical context. They explore the relationship...


The Pentagon Wars: Reformers Challenge the Old Guard

by James G. Burton

From the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, a small band of military activists waged war against corruption in the Pentagon, challenging a system they believed squandered the public’s money and trust. The book...


Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order

by Richard N. Haass

A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America’s national security. But it depends even more on the...


Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness

by Steven C. Boraz, Thomas C. Bruneau & Robert Jervis

These days, it's rare to pick up a newspaper and not see a story related to intelligence. From the investigations of the 9/11 commission, to accusations of illegal wiretapping, to debates on whether it's acceptable...


Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation that Remade Immigration Enforcement

by Timothy J. Dunn

To understand border enforcement and the shape it has taken, it is imperative to examine a groundbreaking Border Patrol operation begun in 1993 in El Paso, Texas, "Operation Blockade." The El Paso Border Patrol...


International Security: The Contemporary Agenda

by Roland Dannreuther

International Security is a cutting-edge analysis of the key security challenges and developments in the post-Cold War world. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary examples, from the Iraq war to the rise of...


The Scorpion's Tail

by Zahid Hussain

The war in Afghanistan has raged on longer than any war in U.S. history, and far from suppressing the insurgency being waged by radical Islamic militants, it has led to stronger alli­ances among al Qaeda, the...


The Norwegian Intelligence Service, 1945-1970

by Olav Riste

This is a history of the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) during the Cold War, based on its secret archives. The author describes a service that grew from a handful of specialists in 1946 to a multi-faceted...


A Don at War

by Sir David, KCMG OBE Hunt

When A Don at War was published in 1966 it was hailed as the first book to be written from the point of view of the Intelligence staff officer in the field with critics remarking on Sir David Hunt's authoritative...


The Evacuation from Dunkirk: 'Operation Dynamo', 26 May-June 1940

by W.J.R. Gardner

This is the Naval Staff History of "Operation Dynamo", originally published internally in 1949. British ships evacuated nearly 100,000 men of the BEF from the beaches, and over 200,000 from harbours. Other nations'...