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The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

by Luke Harding

IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: “I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY.”

 

What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man....


Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War

by Antonio Mendez, Jonna Mendez & Bruce Henderson

From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically...


Sino-Japanese Relations: Rivals or Partners in Regional Cooperation?

by Niklas Swanström & Ryosei Kokubun

Sino-Japanese relations have been on the mend since Shinzo Abe assumed the Japanese Prime Minister's office in September 2006. His visit to China in October 2006 and the reciprocal visits of Chinese Prime Minister...


Perspectives on South Asian Security

by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza & Rajshree Jetly

This book is a collection of speeches and lectures delivered by political luminaries, practitioners and noted scholars on South Asian security at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of...


Countering Extremism: Building Social Resilience through Community Engagement

by JOLENE ANNE R JERARD & SALIM MOHAMED NASIR

This unique work is the first to address the subject of community engagement strategies in countering extremism, and explores the development and research of these strategies. In so doing it demystifies the...


The New Face of War: How War Will Be Fought in the 21st Century

by Bruce D. Berkowitz

As American and coalition troops fight the first battles of this new century -- from Afghanistan to Yemen to the Philippines to Iraq -- they do so in ways never before seen. Until recently, information war was...


War, Conflict and Human Rights: Theory and practice

by Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega & Johanna Herman

War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative, interdisciplinary textbook combining aspects of law, politics, and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict.

This...


Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

by John Mueller

Why have there been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11? It is ridiculously easy for a single person with a bomb-filled backpack, or a single explosives-laden automobile, to launch an attack....


Extreme Right Wing Political Violence and Terrorism

by Max Taylor, P.M. Currie & Donald Holbrook

In this collection, senior experts explore all aspects of extreme right wing political violence, from the nature of the threat, processes of engagement, and ideology to the lessons that can be drawn from exiting...


The Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security

by Winslow T. Wheeler

In this damning expose, a veteran senate defense advisor argues that since Sept 11, 2001, the conduct of the U.S. Congress has sunk to new depths and endangered the nation's security. Winslow Wheeler draws on...


Towards a Surveillant Society: The Rise of Surveillance Systems in Europe

by Thomas Mathiesen

A most timely publication in view of current concerns about snooping. Thomas Mathiesen describes how the major databases of Europe have become interlinked and accessible to diverse organizations and third States;...


Risk and Securitization in Japan: 1945-60

by Piers R. Williamson

Since the early 1990s, there has been an emphasis in international relations theory on the shift from a Cold War rationality of  'threat', to a post-Cold War rationality of 'risk'. However, in Risk and Securitization...


The Theory and Practice of Counter-Insurgency: Warrior-Scholarship in Counter-Insurgency

by Andrew Mumford & Bruno C Reis

This book offers an analysis of key individuals who have contributed to both the theory and the practice of counterinsurgency (COIN).

Insurgencies have become the dominant form of armed conflict around the world...


The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka: The Global Failure to Protect Tamil Rights Under International Law

by Boyle Francis

Sri Lanka's government declared victory in May, 2009, in one of the world's most intractable wars after a series of battles in which it killed the leader of the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting to create...


Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador's Journey Through the Middle East

by Edward Djerejian

When Edward P. Djerejian arrived in Beirut for his first Foreign Service assignment, the city was a thriving metropolis, a nexus for a diversity of religious beliefs, political ideas, and cultural practices....


Special Trust and Confidence: The Making of an Officer

by Cathy Downes

This is an examination and an analysis of the systems of recruitment, selection, education and training for junior officers in the British Armed Forces. It is a study based around four core institutions: The...


New Conventional Weapons and Western Defence

by Ian Bellany & Tim Huxley

Giving an overview of research and development in weaponry in the maritime and aviation sphere as well as land-based technology, this study looks forward to the effects of emerging innovations on defence policy-making....


Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question

by Andrew Lakoff & Stephen J Collier

In recent years, new disease threats—such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis—have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals...


Soldier Repatriation: Popular and Political Responses

by Kaare Dahl Martinsen

Britain, Denmark and Germany all deployed soldiers soon after the 9/11 attacks, yet their role in Afghanistan and the casualty rates suffered, have been vastly different. This book looks at how their casualties...


The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw: Unfinished Revolutions and the Quest for Democracy

by John Davis

The Arab Spring and Arab Thaw examines a range of successful and unsuccessful protest strategies and counter revolutionary tactics employed by protestors and autocratic regimes. Contributors explore the reactions...