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  • Strategic Shortfall: The Somalia Syndrome and the March to 9/11by Robert Patman

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Contrary to conventional wisdom, this book argues, it was not the 9/11 attacks that transformed the international security environment. Instead, it was "Somali Syndrome," an aversion to intervening in failed states that began in the wake of the1993 U.S./UN action in Somalia. The botched raid precipitated America's strategic retreat from its post-Cold... more...

  • Globalization and Conflictby Robert G. Patman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This volume highlights the gap between the new security environment and the notion of state-centred national security favoured by Washington, showing how a Cold War phenomenon known as the national security state, in which defence and foreign policy interests essentially converge, remains largely intact. The conventional wisdom since the suicide... more...

  • The Soviet Union in the Horn of Africaby Robert G. Patman

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    This is an attempt to address the paradoxes of Soviet behaviour in the Horn of Africa. more...

  • Security in a Post-Cold War Worldby Robert G. Patman

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 178.00

    For much of the post-war era, the substance and scope of international security was defined by the parameters of the Cold War. But the end of the Cold War has created a new global context. This book seeks to map out the nature of post-Cold War security by exploring the patterns of international conflict, weighing non-state challenges to security, examining... more...

  • China and the International Systemby Xiaoming Huang; Robert G. Patman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This book considers the evolving relationship between China and the international system, and the interaction between a China of profound change in its identity, capability, and influence, and an international system that is itself experiencing a process of far-reaching transformation. It develops an analytical framework that allows us to capture,... more...

  • Science Diplomacyby Lloyd S. Davis; Robert G. Patman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 78.00

    As modern foreign policy and international relations encompass more and more scientific issues, we are moving towards a new type of diplomacy, known as “Science Diplomacy”. Will this new diplomacy of the 21st century prove to be more effective than past diplomacy for the big issues facing the world, such as climate change, food and water... more...

  • The Ethics of Foreign Policyby David B. MacDonald; Robert G. Patman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This ground-breaking volume considers the ethical aspects of foreign policy change through five interrelated dimensions: conceptual, security, economic, normative and diplomatic. Defining ethics and what an ethical foreign policy should be is highly contested. The book includes many very different viewpoints to reflect the strong divergence of opinion... more...

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