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National Security and Arms Control in the Age of Biotechnology

by Daniel M. Gerstein

This book accessibly and expertly details the history and implications of the BWC—the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention—a controversial arms control agreement drafted in the 1970’s meant to supplement...


Beleaguered Superpower

by Steven Rosefielde & Daniel Quinn Mills

As a new president takes over in Washington, three intertwined threats imperil the world. One is internal. The others are external. The internal threat is a potent and increasingly anti-patriotic, anti-competitive,...


The Soviets' Greatest Gambit

by Alan J. Levine

Adam J. Levine analyzes the origins of the Cuban Missile Crisis, with a particular focus on Nikita Khrushchev’s motives and the response of the Kennedy administration. Levine’s account presents a different...


Nuclear Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

by Thomas E. Doyle, Ii

This book relates a complex ethical (re)assessment of the continued reliance by some states on nuclear weapons as instruments of state power. This (re)assessment is more urgent considering the relatively recent...


Quest  for  World Domination

by Stephan A. Dzerovych

With the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991, the United States clearly became the only Superpower in the world. Having triumphed over Communism, the United States was confident it could export...


Shadow Warfare

by Elizabeth Van Wie Davis

Cyberwarfare, like the seismic shift of policy with nuclear warfare, is modifying warfare into non-war warfare. A few distinctive characteristics of cyberwar emerge. Cyberwarfare has blurred the distinction...


Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy

by Francis J. Gavin

Exploring what we know—and don?t know—about how nuclear weapons shape American grand strategy and international relations

The world first confronted the power of nuclear weapons when the United States dropped...


When Proliferation Causes Peace

by Michael D. Cohen

Does state acquisition of nuclear weapons lead to stability and peace or instability and crises? This is one of the great debates in international relations scholarship. Michael D. Cohen argues that nuclear...


The Untold Story of Christian Michel and AugustaWestland

by Raju Santhanam

The agustawestland scandal has a distinct Bofors flavour to it. Stories, in the case of both, first broke in the foreign media. The countries that produced the Bofors gun and the agustawestland choppers have...


Overcoming Isolationism

by Paul Midford

This book asks why, in the wake of the Cold War, Japan suddenly reversed years of steadfast opposition to security cooperation with its neighbors. Long isolated and opposed to multilateral agreements, Japan...


ReTargeting Iran

by David Barsamian, Ervand Abrahamian, Noam Chomsky & Nader Hashemi et al.

A timely primer on the conflict between the United States and Iran by scholars of Middle Eastern politics who advocate diplomacy and de-escalation.

The United States and Iran seem to be permanently locked in...


The North Korean Threat and Chinese Foreign Politics with North Korea

by Peking King

The American culture is largely an extension of the old-time European culture whereas the Eastern Asian culture is mostly an extension of the ancient Chinese culture. Is it any wonder, then, that people living...


Trump and Iran

by Nader Entessar & Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

With the advent of the Trump Administration, relations between Iran and the United States have become increasingly conflictual to the point that a future war between the two countries is a realistic possibility....


Nuclear Deterrence and Conflict Management Between India and Pakistan

by Zia Ul Haque Shamsi

The India-Pakistan relationship is complex and choreographed with wars, protracted conflicts and active disputes. Although the presence of nuclear weapons has decreased the probability of an all-out conventional...


A Survey of Chemical and Biological Warfare

by John Cookson & Judith Nottingham

An in-depth analysis of nearly all chemical and biological weapons, their effects, and the politics surrounding their deployment.


V.K. Wellington Koo and the Emergence of Modern China

by Stephen G. Craft

Chinese diplomat V.K. Wellington Koo (1888-1985) was involved in virtually every foreign and domestic crisis in twentieth-century China. After earning a Ph.D. from Columbia University, Koo entered government...


Strategic Studies and Public Policy

by Colin S. Gray

Strategic studies as a field of civilian scholarship has developed along distinctive lines in the United States since World War II. The rapid proliferation and increasing sophistication of weapons technology...


Inflicting Surprise

by Mark F. Cancian

Great power competition has returned after a generation of absence, and the U.S. military edge over prospective opponents is eroding. Whereas the United States previously could overwhelm adversaries with sheer...


A Narco History

by Carmen Boullosa & Mike Wallace

The term “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair.

But this diverts attention from the U.S. role in creating...


Regional Pathways to Nuclear Nonproliferation

by Wilfred Wan

This book makes a case for a reorientation of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, posing an alternative conceptualization of nuclear order centered on the regional level. It draws on an array of theoretical...