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  • Risk and Hierarchy in International Societyby William Clapton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    The English School of International Relations has traditionally maintained that international society cannot accommodate hierarchical relationships between states. This book employs a unique theoretical and conceptual approach challenging this view and arguing that hierarchies are formed on Western states' need to manage globalised risks. more...

  • Armed Groupsby Peter G. Thompson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this age of asymmetric warfare, battles are fought more and more against armed groups of opponents such as terrorists, insurgents, or transnational criminal organizations. This text is the first to categorize armed groups and analyze their characteristics in a systematic way to provide a thorough overview of all types of armed groups and the role... more...

  • NATO's Balkan Interventionsby Dana H. Allin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Examines NATO's Balkan interventions over the entire decade starting with the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1992. Focusing on the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, it traces the record of early transatlantic failures and later successes as once bitterly divided allies were able, finally, to unite around some basic principles. By the time of the Kosovo intervention... more...

  • SOMALIA, TOO DANGEROUS, TOO IMPORTAby Brian J. Hesse

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The situation in Somalia today embodies some of the most pressing issues in international relations. How should the international community deal with the collapsed state that is Somalia? From the presence of al-Qaeda operatives to pirates, to what extent is Somalia a threat to global peace and commerce? Which aspects of Somalia's economic, social... more...

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Interventionby Mike Aaronson; Wali Aslam; Tom Dyson; Regina Rauxloh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international military intervention. New technologies including... more...

  • Accidental Nuclear Warby Derek Paul; Michael D. Intriligator; Paul Smoker

    Dundurn 1990; US$ 9.99

    This book constitutes the Proceedings of a meeting held in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 18-20 July 1989, which was the eighteenth in a series of Workshops on Nuclear Forces held in the framework of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. more...

  • The Search for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destructionby Graham S. Pearson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00

    This authoritative account explores the facts that lie behind the Weapons of Mass Destruction programmes in Iraq. Graham Pearson shows how these programmes were gradually uncovered through the efforts of UN specialist exerts, then by UNSCOM and UNMOVIC and finally by the Iraq Survey Group. The book analyses why there was no stockpile of chemical or... more...

  • Arms Control After Iraqby Sidhu Singh Waheguru Pal; Thakur Ramesh

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 45.00

    The stated reason for invading Iraq was its alleged clandestine pursuit of weapons of mass destruction in defiance of UN resolutions. Even though the allegation was proven false, the international community remains preoccupied with the threat of the proliferation and use of such terrible weapons. This has three interlinked components: non-proliferation,... more...

  • Postinternationalism and Small Arms Controlby Damien Rogers

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Damien Rogers examines how the international community has responded to the challenge of controlling small arms and light weapons since the early 1990s. He focuses on the maturing relationships between particular actors of world affairs and identifies how arms brokers and users of these weapons are able to mitigate, resist or elude the intended effects... more...

  • The Islamic Law of Warby Ahmed Al-Dawoody

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Al-Dawoody examines the justifications and regulations for going to war in both international and domestic armed conflicts under Islamic law. He studies the various kinds of use of force by both state and non-state actors in order to determine the nature of the Islamic law of war, specifically, whether Islamic law sanctions "holy war", offensive war,... more...