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The United States and Inter-American Security, 1889-1960

by J. Lloyd Mecham

Of the several regional arrangements that function within the United Nations, the most elaborate in organization and function is the Organization of American States. Although the United Nations holds the primary...


The United States and the Atlantic Community: Issues and Prospects

by James R. Roach & M. Donald Hancock

The restiveness among some members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as to its structure and functions was an indication not of the failure of NATO, but of a need for a new adjustment to the changes...


Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security

by Simon Rushton & Jeremy Youde

This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.

Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become...


The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security

by Ann Hagedorn

The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading—and why we should be concerned.

Thirty years ago there...


MI5 in the Great War

by Nigel West

In 1921, MI5 commissioned a comprehensive, top-secret review of the organisation’s operations during the First World War. Never intended for circulation outside of the government, all seven volumes of this...


Hack Attack

by Nick Davies

At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal editor of the News of the World was caught listening to the voicemail messages of staff at Buckingham Palace. He and a private investigator were jailed, and...


The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

by Ethan Gutmann

The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

Mass murder is alive...


Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace

by A. Walter Dorn

Air power for warfighting is a story that's been told many times. Air power for peacekeeping and UN enforcement is a story that desperately needs to be told. In rich detail this volume describes: aircraft transporting...


Borders, Fences and Walls: State of Insecurity?

by Élisabeth Vallet

This book explores the issue of how the return of the border fences and walls as a political tool may be symptomatic of a new era in border studies and international relations. Taking a multidisciplinary approach,...


The Eye of the Storm: The View from the Centre of a Political Scandal

by Rob Wilson

MPs’ expenses in 2009. Phone hacking in 2011. ‘Plebgate’ in 2012. If a good speech or a ground-breaking new policy fails to get people talking, you can be sure a juicy scandal will do the trick. Our instantaneous...


Home: Social Essays

by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

A seminal Jones/Baraka literary landmine that launches Akashic Books' new African American-focused reprint series.


Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.


Kissing the Sword: A Prison Memoir

by Shahrnush Parsipur & Sara Khalili

An internationally acclaimed writer is locked up in Iran, a prisoner without a crime, and witness to the mounting terror.


Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner


Underminers: A Guide to Subverting The Machine

by Keith Farnish

A user's guide for dismantling modern civilization.


Comparative Regionalism: Economics and Security

by Etel Solingen

This book comprises key essays on comparative regionalism and, more broadly, on regional conflict and cooperation by Professor Etel Solingen.

The study of regionalism, a subject pioneered by Solingen in the...


Renegade Regimes: Confronting Deviant Behavior in World Politics

by Miroslav Nincic

Rogue states pursue weapons of mass destruction, support terrorism, violate human rights, engage in acts of territorial aggression, and pose a threat to the international community. Recent debates and policy...


The Search for Lasting Peace: Critical Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Human Security

by Rosalind Boyd

Presenting the human security agenda as a policy response to the changing nature of violent conflicts and war, this collection traces its evolution in relation to conflicts in different contexts (Burma, India,...


Australia's 'war on terror' Discourse

by Kathleen Gleeson

Too often, existing literature has conflated the discourses that enabled the 'War on Terror', ignoring the contextual specificities of the states that make up the 'Coalition of the Willing'. Australia's 'war...


On the Ground After September 11: Mental Health Responses and Practical Knowledge Gained

by Yael Danieli & Robert L Dingman

A heartfelt collection of extraordinary first-person accounts that delve into every level of the experience of 9/11

Out of the infamy of 9/11 and its aftermath people rose up with courage and determination to...