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  • Coercion, Survival, and Warby Phil Haun

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    In asymmetric interstate conflicts, great powers have the capability to coerce weak states by threatening their survival?but not vice versa. It is therefore the great power that decides whether to escalate a conflict into a crisis by adopting a coercive strategy. In practice, however, the coercive strategies of the U.S. have frequently failed.... more...

  • Cyber Warfareby James A. Green

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book is a multi-disciplinary analysis of cyber warfare, featuring contributions by leading experts from a mixture of academic and professional backgrounds. Cyber warfare, meaning interstate cyber aggression, is an increasingly important emerging phenomenon in international relations, with state-orchestrated (or apparently state-orchestrated)... more...

  • The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Directionby Keith B. Payne

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hoped that a policy of appeasement would satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial appetite and structured British policy accordingly. This plan was a failure, chiefly because Hitler was not a statesman who would ultimately conform to familiar norms. Chamberlain's policy was doomed because he had greatly misjudged... more...

  • Analytics and Modern Warfareby Michael Taillard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book details very simply and for even the most novice of potential analysts not only how to perform analytics which describe what is happening, predict what is going to happen, and optimize responses, but also places these analytics in the context of proactive strategy development. more...

  • Blinders, Blunders, and Warsby David C. Gompert; Hans Binnendijk; Bonny Lin

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon?s invasion of Russia to America?s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and four examples of decisions... more...

  • A Global History of Warby Gérard Chaliand

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gérard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples... more...

  • Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Centuryby Christopher Coker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Discusses the impact of globalisation on security in the West and in particular the way it has changed the nature of NATO as well as its security agenda. more...

  • Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations and Regional Orderby Shahram Chubin; Charles Tripp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Both countries will have strong incentives to test the artificial balance established by the US and from which they are excluded. Each state, in the face of continued embargoes, may find the lure of weapons of mass destruction correspondingly increased. more...

  • Rethinking Confidence-Building Measuresby Marie-France Desjardins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) - often seen as the fastest growing sector on the post-Cold War diplomatic agenda - are increasingly viewed by the international community as useful instruments for addressing a range of security and diplomatic issues. Rethinking Confidence-Building Measures warns against an uncritical pursuit of CBMs, arguing... more...

  • A New Trusteeship?by Richard Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This paper analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations of war-torn territories and discusses the key issues - strategic, political, and economic - that arise in the context of these experiences.  It reflects on the policy implications of these experiences and recommends reforms or new approaches to international administration. more...