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  • Iran's Nuclear Ambitionsby Shahram Chubin

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Iran is aggressively seeking nuclear technology that could be used for making weaponsand its quest has set off alarms throughout the world. This widespread concern stems in part from Iran's uncertain intentions and recent history. Will it remain a revolutionary power determined to subvert its Sunni Arab neighbors, destroy Israel, and spread theocratic... more...

  • Corruption, Global Security, and World Orderby Robert I. Rotberg

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 39.99

    Never before have world order and global security been threatened by so many destabilizing factorsfrom the collapse of macroeconomic stability to nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and tyranny. Corruption, Global Security, and World Order reveals corruption to be at the very center of these threats and proposes remedies such as positive leadership,... more...

  • Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuaryby Michael E. O'Hanlon

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    Space has been militarized for over four decades. Should it now be weaponized? This incisive and insightful book argues that it should not. Since the cold war, space has come to harbor many tools of the tactical warfighter. Satellites have long been used to provide strategic communication, early warning of missile launch, and arms control verification.... 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...

  • Managing India's Nuclear Forcesby Verghese Koithara

    Brookings Institution Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    India is now enmeshed in the deterrence gameactively with its traditional adversary Pakistan, and potentially with China. At the same time it is finding easier access to fissile materials and strategic technologies. In order to deal with these developments safely and wisely, the nation needs a much more sophisticated and multidisciplinary understanding... 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...