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Arms Control

  • Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadershipby Kelly P. O'Reilly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book offers a novel approach to understanding the puzzle of nuclear proliferation by examining how leaders? beliefs and perceptions about the international system influence states' decisions to acquire nuclear weapons. Today, there is a persisting dilemma over the spread of nuclear weapons for both practitioners and scholars of international... more...

  • Nuclear Securityby George P. Shultz; Sidney D. Drell; Henry A. Kissinger; Sam Nunn

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 6.99

    Concern about the threat posed by nuclear weapons has preoccupied the United States and presidents of the United States since the beginning of the nuclear era. Nuclear Security draws from papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society examining worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear... 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...

  • The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needsby Philip Andrews-Speed; Xuanli Liao; Roland Dannreuther

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat.  This book shows that domestic politics and foreign policy have both played a part in China's recent major energy policy decisions. However, China's increasing involvement in the global energy... 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...

  • 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...

  • Security in Translationby Holger Stritzel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Security in Translation proposes an innovative way to capture the evolution, spread and local transformation of threat images in world affairs. Reworking traditional securitization theory, this book develops a coherent new framework for analysis that makes securitization theory applicable to empirical studies. more...

  • Maoism, Democracy and Globalisationby Ajay Gudavarthy

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    Maoism, democracy and globalization  are three distinct but inseparable currents marking Indian politics today. They are distinct in terms of their goals, direction, and modalities of forging social, political, economic and even cultural change, while mutually influencing each other in the emergent political process. This book is an attempt to precisely... more...

  • 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...

  • Operation Shakespeareby John Shiffman

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 28.00

    On today?s high-tech battlefields, the most lethal weapons are not the big ones, but rather the ones that are small enough to be smuggled inside a pack of chewing gum. Microchips. Gyroscopes. Radar-cloaking and night-vision technology. Developed and manufactured in the United States at extraordinary cost, these tiny weapons of war?which can guide missiles,... more...