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  • Failed Diplomacyby Charles L. Pritchard

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    North Korea's development of nuclear weapons raises fears of nuclear war on the peninsula and the specter of terrorists gaining access to weapons of mass destruction. It also represents a dangerous and disturbing breakdown in U.S. foreign policy. Failed Diplomacy: The Tragic Story of How North Korea Got the Bomb offers an insider's view of what went... more...

  • Beyond Nuclear Deterrenceby Alexei Arbatov; Vladimir Dvorkin; John D. Steinbruner

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    For nearly fifty years, including the decade and a half since the end of the Cold War, deterrence has remained the central nuclear arms control policy between the United States, Russia, and other principal nuclear powers. The question today is: Has the concept of deterrence outlived its usefulness? In Beyond Nuclear Deterrence, two of Russia's... more...

  • U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policyby George Bunn; Christopher F. Chyba; William J. Perry

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and the Center for International Security and Cooperation publication What role should nuclear weapons play in today's world? How can the United States promote international security while safeguarding its own interests? U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy informs this debate with an analysis of current nuclear weapons policies... more...

  • Turkey's Nuclear Futureby Sinan Ülgen; George Perkovich

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Turkey, with a robust modern economy and growing energy needs, is pursuing a switch to nuclear power. But that shift is occurring in an environment fraught with security challenges: Turkey borders Iraq, Syria, and Iranall states with nuclear or WMD ambitions or capabilities. As a NATO member, Turkey also hosts U.S. nuclear bombs on its territory,... more...

  • Energy and Security in South Asiaby Charles K. Ebinger

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Economic growth and burgeoning populations have put South Asia's energy security in a perilous state. Already energy and power shortages are stunting development in some of the region's least developed locations spurring political insurgences and social dislocation. Should this trend continue, Ebinger argues the Subcontinent will face dire economic,... more...

  • Things Fall Apartby Daniel L. Byman; Kenneth M. Pollack

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    "Iraq is rapidly descending into all-out civil war. Unfortunately, the United States probably will not be able to just walk away from the chaos. Even setting aside the humanitarian nightmare that will ensue, a full-scale civil war would likely consume more than Iraq: historically, such massive conflicts have often had highly deleterious effects on... more...

  • Arming without Aimingby Stephen P. Cohen; Sunil Dasgupta

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    India has long been motivated to modernize its military, and it now has the resources. But so far, the drive to rebuild has lacked a critical componentstrategic military planning. India's approach of arming without strategic purpose remains viable, however, as it seeks great-power accommodation of its rise and does not want to appear threatening.... more...

  • Mao's China and the Cold Warby Jian Chen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    This comprehensive study of China's Cold War experience reveals the crucial role Beijing played in shaping the orientation of the global Cold War and the confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union. The success of China's Communist revolution in 1949 set the stage, Chen says. The Korean War, the Taiwan Strait crises, and the Vietnam... more...

  • The al-Qaeda Franchiseby Barak Mendelsohn

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Why did al-Qaeda choose to expand through franchising? In The al-Qaeda Franchise, Barak Mendelsohn argues that the organization's weakening position was a central factor driving its organizational strategy and demonstrates how branching out not only failed to arrest al-Qaeda's decline, but actually accelerated it. more...

  • Global Rogues and Regional Ordersby Il Hyun Cho

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    Global Rogues and Regional Orders examines the relationship between nuclear proliferation and regional order in East Asia and the Middle East, looking at what factors shape the perceptions and responses of relevant regional actors to North Korea and Iran, why some of these regional actors cooperate with the United States while others do not, and... more...