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  • North Korea and the Worldby Walter C. Jr. Clemens

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 39.95

    With nearly twenty-five million citizens, a secretive totalitarian dictatorship, and active nuclear and ballistic missile weapons programs, North Korea presents some of the world's most difficult foreign policy challenges. For decades, the United States and its partners have employed multiple strategies in an effort to prevent Pyongyang from acquiring... more...

  • Chinese Nuclear Proliferationby Susan Turner Haynes

    Potomac Books 2016; US$ 29.50

    While the world?s attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it ?the forgotten nuclear power,? as described in  Foreign Affairs . Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China?s buildup and its diversification... more...

  • Private Military and Security Contractorsby Jr. Gary Schaub; Ryan Kelty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 39.99

    Private Military and Security Contractors (PMSCs) a multinational team of scholars and experts address a developing phenomenon: controlling the use of privatized force by states in international politics. Robust analyses of the evolving, multi-layered tapestry of formal and informal mechanisms of control address the microfoundations of the market,... more...

  • British Nuclear Weapons and the Test Ban 1954?1973by John R. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 154.95

    In 1962 Dean Acheson famously described Britain as having lost an Empire but not yet found a role. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the realms of nuclear weapons. An increasingly marginal world power, successive post-war British governments felt that an independent nuclear deterrent was essential if the country was to remain at the top... more...

  • Surviving Amid Chaosby Louis René Beres

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Now facing a genuinely unprecedented configuration of existential threats, Israel's leaders must decide whether to continue their deliberate nuclear ambiguity policy (the "bomb in the basement") as they consider such urgent and overlapping survival issues as regional nuclear proliferation, Jihadist terror-group intersections with enemy states, rationality... more...

  • United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justiceby Zachary D. Kaufman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    In United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics , Zachary D. Kaufman explores the U.S. government's support for, or opposition to, certain transitional justice institutions. By first presenting an overview of transitional justice options (such as war crimes tribunals) and then analyzing six historical... more...

  • Culture and Propagandaby Sarah Ellen Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Throughout the twentieth century governments came to increasingly appreciate the value of soft power to help them achieve their foreign policy ambitions. Covering the crucial period between 1936 and 1953, this book examines the U.S. governmentâ??s adoption of diplomatic programs that were designed to persuade, inform, and attract global public opinion... more...

  • Vanguard of the Imamby Afshon Ostovar

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards are one of the most important forces in the Middle East today, but remain poorly understood to outside observers. In Vanguard of the Imam , Afshon Ostovar has written the first comprehensive history of the organization. Situating the rise of the Guards in the contexts of Shiite Islam, Iranian history, and international... more...

  • Nuclear Terrorismby Brecht Volders; Tom Sauer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume aims to improve understanding of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear terrorism is perceived as one of the most immediate and extreme threats to global security today. While the international community has made important progress in securing fissile material, there are still important steps to be made with... more...

  • Law and Practice of the United Nationsby Simon Chesterman; Ian Johnstone; David M. Malone

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.49

    Law and Practice of the United Nations: Documents and Commentary combines primary materials with expert commentary, demonstrating the interaction between law and practice in the UN organization, as well as the possibilities and limitations of multilateral institutions in general. Each chapter begins with a short introductory essay that describes... more...