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Transnationalism in the Balkans

by Denisa Kostovicova & Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic

After a decade of exclusive nationalism, violence and isolation of the 1990s, the Balkans has seen the emergence of transnational links between the former ethnic foes. Do these new cross-border links herald...


Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11

by Michael Allen

After the September 11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission argued that the United States needed a powerful leader, a spymaster, to forge the scattered intelligence bureaucracies into a singular enterprise to vanquish...


Funding the Enemy: How US Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban

by Douglas A. Wissing

With the vague intention of winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan, the US government has mismanaged billions of development and logistics dollars, bolstered the drug trade, and dumped untold millions into...


Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat

by Jeffrey D. Simon

A new era in terrorism is emerging and the lone wolf is at the forefront. From Anders Breivik in Norway, who murdered scores of young people in a bombing and mass-shooting attack, to Nidal Malik Hasan in the...


In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty

by Edward M. Buckner

Opponents attack the president of the United States for not being a real Christian. Bitter arguments erupt over whether the United States is or should be a Christian nation. Sound familiar?

These contentious...


National Security and International Relations

by Peter Mangold

First published in 1990, National Security and International Relations provides a concise analysis of the problem of national security in the twentieth century. It examines the criteria by which states decide...


Young Citizens and New Media: Learning for Democratic Participation

by Peter Dahlgren

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that...


Reviewing the Cold War: Approaches, Interpretations, Theory

by Odd Arne Westad

Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials have taken us in...


Roots of Realism

by Benjamin Frankel

Political realism sees politics as a permanent struggle for power and security. The essays in this volume examine the tradition of realist political analysis of international relations from the Sophists and...


The Transformation of Security in the Asia/Pacific Region

by Desmond Ball

The security architecture of the Asia/Pacific region is in a profound transformation. Such changes are not without problems, which are discussed here.


The Future of NATO

by Ted Galen Carpenter

The end of the Cold War has raised questions about the future of NATO. Now that the threat from the Warsaw Pact has disappeared, there seems little need for a Western military alliance of such magnitude. The...


Crisis and Commonwealth: Marcuse, Marx, McLaren

by Charles Reitz, David Brodsky & Kevin B. Anderson

Crisis and Commonwealth extends the critical theories of Marcuse and Marx to an analysis of the intensifying inequalities symptomatic of our current economic distress. A new foundation for emancipatory practice...


Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses

by Arnab Das & Subrata Sankar Bagchi

Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses deals with the controversial questions on the universalistic notions of human rights. It finds Third World perspectives and seeks to open up a discursive...


Top Secret: When Our Government Keeps in the Dark?

by Geoffrey R. Stone

Top Secret explores the government, the press, and the tension that has escalated between the two since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book addresses the executive branch's attempts to prevent...


The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A Pragmatist Framework for Analysis

by Ursula Jasper

This book examines the puzzle of why some states acquire nuclear weapons, whereas others refrain from trying to do so - or even renounce them.

Based on the predominant theoretical thinking in International Relations...


Crises in the Contemporary Persian Gulf

by Barry Rubin

This work addresses the main strategic issues in today's Persian Gulf, a region that could easily produce a crisis that would encourage international political and economic involvement. Topics discussed include:...


Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity

by Toyin Falola & Kwame Essien

There is no recent literature that underscores the transition from Pan-Africanism to Diaspora discourse. This book examines the gradual shift and four major transformations in the study of Pan-Africanism. It...


Defusing Armageddon: Inside NEST, America's Secret Nuclear Bomb Squad

by Jeffrey T. Richelson

The first in-depth examination of NEST: America's super-secret government agency operating to prevent nuclear terrorist attacks. Jeffrey T. Richelson reveals the history of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team,...


Axis of Deceit: The Extraordinary Story of an Australian Whistleblower

by Andrew Wilkie

In the 2010 federal election, independent candidate Andrew Wilkie grabbed headlines after winning the seat of Denison, and with it a key role in deciding who would form the next government of Australia. Before...


The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs

by Douglas Valentine

Voted Outstanding Academic Title in 2004 by Choice.

The Strength of the Wolf is the first complete history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN), which existed from 1930 until its wrenching termination in...