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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...


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...


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...


Materials and Media in Art Therapy

by Catherine Hyland Moon

Materials and Media in Art Therapy presents a review of the theory and methods related to material and media use in art therapy, and proposes developments in theoretical models for understanding the significance...


Governing Ethnic Conflict

by Andrew Finlay

This book traces the emergence of a common technology of peace and how, in the process, the liberal state has come to embrace illiberal subjects and practices.


Defence Management in Uncertain Times

by Richard Holmes & Teri McConville

From the impact of the attacks on New York and Washington in 2001, to the problems of military uncertainty and the role of women in combat, this collection of essays explores the changing face of militarism...


Israel's National Security Towards the 21st Century

by Uri Bar-Joseph

This volumes discusses three principal issues: the Israeli army and the Revolution of Military Affairs (RMA); Israel's present and future answers to the threays of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); and the...


Governing Borders and Security: The Politics of Connectivity and Dispersal

by Catarina Kinnvall & Ted Svensson

This book explores and maps the relationship between borders, security and global governance.

Theoretically, the book seeks to establish to what degree, and in what ways, traditional notions of borders, security...


UN Peace Operations and International Policing: Negotiating Complexity, Assessing Impact and Learning to Learn

by Charles T. Hunt

 This book addresses the important question of how the United Nations (UN) should monitor and evaluate the impact of police in its peace operations.

UN peace operations are a vital component of international...


Civil Resistance and Conflict Transformation: Transitions from armed to nonviolent struggle

by Veronique Dudouet

This book investigates the decision-making process, rationale and determining factors which underlie the strategic shifts of armed movements from violent to nonviolent resistance.

The revival of global interest...


Counter-Radicalisation: Critical perspectives

by Christopher Baker-Beall, Charlotte Heath-Kelly & Lee Jarvis

This book offers a wide-ranging and critical examination of recent counter-radicalisation policies, using case studies from several countries.

Counter-radicalisation policies, such as the UK 'Prevent' strategy,...


Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam & Tom Dyson

This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention.

Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority...


Radicalization in Western Europe: Integration, Public Discourse and Loss of Identity among Muslim Communities

by Carolin Goerzig & Khaled Al-Hashimi

Employing a theoretical framework based on the concept of identity loss, this book seeks to understand why increased integration has stimulated greater radicalization among the Muslim populations in Western...


Mercenaries, Hybrid Armies and National Security: Private Soldiers and the State in the 21st Century

by Caroline Varin

This book assesses the use of 'mercenaries' by states, and their integration into the national armed forces as part of a new hybridisation trend of contemporary armies.

Governments, especially in the West, are...


Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership: Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions

by Kelly P. O'Reilly

This book offers a novel approach to understanding the puzzle of nuclear proliferation by examining how leaders' beliefs and perceptions about the international system influence states' decisions to acquire...