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Political and diplomatic history

  • The Great Powers and Global Struggle, 1490-1990by Karen A. Rasler; William R. Thompson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In The Great Powers and Global Struggle , Karen A. Rasler and William R. Thompson focus on two themes: the rise and fall as well as the relative decline of major world powers over the past five hundred years, and the way in which these processes have set the stage for the outbreak of global war. Their interdisciplinary approach encompasses political... more...

  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold Warby Silvio Pons; Federico Romero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or... more...

  • Selected Essaysby Robert Palter

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2014; US$ 6.99

    Versified dinner parties; the cultural significance of wild fruit; a dreamlike trip to Russia on the eve of the breakup of the Soviet Union; parallel lines in Euclid?s geometry; grotesque episodes in recent Jewish history; the role of religion in the 17th-century origins of modern science: all these and many other topics are explored in essays, half... more...

  • Singapore's Foreign Policyby Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    In the years following its traumatic separation from Malaysia, Singapore has risen to become one of the leading economic powers in Southeast Asia. This economic strength has carried it through the recent East Asian economic crisis, as well as providing the resources for an excellent defence capability. Singapore's diplomatic achievements include relationships... more...

  • The British Political Elite and the Soviet Unionby Louise Grace Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    Private papers, diaries and government and Foreign Office records are used within this book to produce an analysis of the attitudes of the British political elite towards the Soviet Union, assessing the influence such attitudes had upon British foreign policy between May 1937 and August 1939. more...

  • International Ordersby John R. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    This book examines the different ways in which order has been achieved in world affairs with a view to understanding current political dilemmas and opportunities. International Ordersbegins by distinguishing between world order and international order in the spirit of Hedley Bull. This leads to an analysis of five different principles of international... more...

  • The Eurasian Miracleby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Jack Goody is Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. more...

  • The Development of British Defence Policyby Mr David Brown

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    This work explores developing trends and underlying assumptions of British Defence Policy, placing policy developments post 11 September in a wider context, and assessing the impact of key personalities and events on a range of issues. It provides a relevant and up-to-date assessment of this vital policy area. more...

  • Presidential Policies and the Road to the Second Iraq Warby Professor John Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    Examining the continuity and divergent strategies of Bush, Clinton and Bush Jr and their efforts to respond to the Iraqi threat, this essential volume provides policy makers with guidelines and prescriptions about the future of postwar Iraq with a detailed analysis of lessons learned both during the military and reconstruction phases. more...

  • Secrecy in US Foreign Policyby Dr Yukinori Komine

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    Secrecy in US Foreign Policy examines the pursuit of strict secrecy by President Nixon and his National Security Advisor Kissinger in foreign policy decision making in relation to the US rapprochement with China. Newly declassified materials help to identify key questions and highlight the dynamics of events. more...