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  • Assuming the Burdenby Mark Atwood Lawrence

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This beautifully crafted and solidly researched book explains why and how the United States made its first commitment to Vietnam in the late 1940s. Mark Atwood Lawrence deftly explores the process by which the Western powers set aside their fierce disagreements over colonialism and extended the Cold War fight into the Third World. Drawing on an unprecedented... more...

  • Germany's Uncertain Powerby Hanns W. Maull

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    This comprehensive, in-depth assessment of the German foreign policy record under the Red-Green government of Gerhard Schröder and Joschka Fischer from 1998 to 2005, produced by a team of German and international experts, explores the idea of continuity and the sources, depths and directions of German foreign policy. more...

  • War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europeby Victoria Tin-bor Hui

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 26.00

    This 2005 book explores why China and Europe's development of state systems began similarly but experienced opposite outcomes. more...

  • The Illusion of Controlby Seyom Brown

    Brookings Institution Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    In the last decade of the 20th century threats and applications of force often took centre stage. This text maintains that the use of force as an instrument of foreign policy is likely to grow, and that this prospect warrants concern and open debate. more...

  • Making War to Keep Peaceby Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 13.99

    When Jeane J. Kirkpatrick died in December 2006, she left behind more than her legacy as a "heroine of conservatives." She had just completed work on this extraordinary survey of American foreign policy in the post?Cold War age: a bold and revisionist assessment of two decades of American interventions abroad?a troubled period of small successes,... more...

  • International Relations in Uncommon Placesby J. Marshall Beier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 41.00

    The central claim developed in this book is that disciplinary International Relations (IR) is identifiable as both an advanced colonial practice and a postcolonial subject. The starting problematic here issues from disciplinary IR's relative dearth of attention to indigenous peoples, their knowledges, and the distinctive ways of knowing that underwrite... more...

  • The Hidden Power of the American Dreamby Giovanna Dell'Orto

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Shows why the global appeal of the American dream is the root of its power, and why maintaining that power is predicated on maintaining the world's belief not only in the American dream itself, but also in the idea that the United States is the best exemplar of that ideal. more...

  • Imperial Overstretchby Roger Burbach; Jim Tarbell

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    George W. Bush has fundamentally changed America‘s place in the world. In some neo-conservative circles the word ‘empire’ is back in fashion, and a great republic that broke away from the British empire is now supposed to be proud of its new imperial role. This book explains how the neo-conservatives and the petro-military complex have... more...

  • Mainsprings of Indian and Pakistani Foreign Policiesby S.M. Burke

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 72.00

    This study by a South Asian specialist illuminates a vast and complex field. For the first time Indian and Pakistani foreign policies have been paralleled within the covers of a single volume. Also for the first time the author has not chosen as his sta more...

  • Pakistan-Japan Relationsby Ahmad Rashid Malik

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 178.00

    This is the first book-length study to explain the complex nature of Pakistan-Japan relations. It analyses the evolution and development of relations between the two countries by defining two key factors: economic interests and security concerns in the US-led global security system. Providing a thorough analysis of the history of relations between... more...