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  • What We Wonby Bruce Riedel

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 21.00

    In February 1989, the CIA's chief in Islamabad famously cabled headquarters a simple message: "We Won." It was an understated coda to the most successful covert intelligence operation in American history. In What We Won , CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan and the defeat... more...

  • The Structural Prevention of Mass Atrocitiesby Stephen McLoughlin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book offers a different approach to the structural prevention of mass atrocities. It investigates the conditions that enable vulnerable countries to prevent the perpetration of such violence. Structural prevention is commonly framed as the identifying and ameliorating of the ?root causes? of violent conflict, a process which typically involves... more...

  • The Western European Unionby Sally Rohan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This full-term study of the Western European Union (WEU) brings to life the history of Europe?s search for a co-operative security and defence order, from its post World War II origins to the present day. Establishing the WEU as a support organization, designed to promote the two security "ideas" of collective defence and integration through the primary... more...

  • The Onset of World War (Routledge Revivals)by Manus I. Midlarsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1988, this historical and quantitative analysis of war defines systemic world wars as conflicts of wide scope and intensity, which leave profound historical legacies in their wake. Manus Midlarsky examines various possible explanations for the onset of such past wars as the Peloponnesian War, the Thirty Years? War, and World Wars... more...

  • The Rise of Modern Diplomacy 1450 - 1919by M.S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Though international relations and the rise and fall of European states are widely studied, little is available to students and non-specialists on the origins, development and operation of the diplomatic system through which these relations were conducted and regulated. Similarly neglected are the larger ideas and aspirations of international diplomacy... more...

  • State and Diplomacy in Early Modern Japanby Ronald P. Toby

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    Ronald P. Toby argues that this isolationism was by no means so complete as traditionally supposed. He demonstrates that the Tokugawa shoguns conducted a foreign policy that established the shogunate's legitimacy, preserved Japan's security in an unstable environment, and buttressed her ideological pretensions to centrality in an East Asian order... more...

  • Intermediaries in International Conflictby Thomas Princen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    Few scholars have attempted to evaluate critically the role mediators play in managing international conflicts. Thomas Princen examines where mediation fits in the larger realm of diplomatic practice, going beyond the usual state-centric focus to account for the mediating activities of a wide range of actors-from superpowers to small states, from... more...

  • Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea (Routledge Revivals)by Ken Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea , first published in 1985, is one of the few comprehensive treatments on the subject from a strategic perspective. It offers a detailed strategic analysis of the background and outcome of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, and its naval implications. The interplay between the interest of the naval powers... more...

  • Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)by Ken Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular situations, and how the relevant organisations can... more...

  • Military Soft Powerby Carol Atkinson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    The military has long been associated with hard power, yet it is engaged in public diplomacy as it represents the U.S. abroad and facilitates the diffusion of ideas. Military Soft Power examines one such aspect of U.S. public diplomacy: how the United States extends its influence or ?soft power? worldwide through military educational exchange... more...