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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...

  • Regional Security Dialogue in the Middle Eastby Chen Kane; Egle Murauskaite

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    At this time of considerable political turmoil in the Middle East, there is a pressing need to explore alternative frameworks for regional security. The book discusses the Helsinki Process as one potentially relevant historical model to learn from. The Helsinki Process began in a divided Europe in the early 1970s and, over 40 years, achieved... more...

  • Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacyby Natsuko Akagawa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Japan?s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately linked to Japan?s sense of national identity, in... more...

  • The League of Nations and the Organization of Peaceby Martyn Housden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The League of Nations - pre-cursor to the United Nations - was founded in 1919 as a response to the First World War to ensure collective security and prevent the outbreak of future wars. It was set up to facilitate diplomacy in the face of future international conflict, but also to work towards eradicating the very causes of war by promoting social... more...

  • What Diplomats Doby Sir Brian Barder; Sir Ivor Roberts

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 43.99

    What do diplomats actually do? That is what this text seeks to answer by describing the various stages of a typical diplomat?s career. The book follows a fictional diplomat from his application to join the national diplomatic service through different postings at home and overseas, culminating with his appointment as ambassador and retirement. Each... more...

  • America's Search for Securityby Sean Kay

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 33.99

    In America's Search for Security , Sean Kay surveys major historical trends in American foreign policy and provides a new context for thinking about America?s rise to power from the founding period through the end of the Cold War. It details the post-Cold War rise of idealist foreign policy goals and the costs of abandoning realist roots, analyzing... 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...