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  • Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introductionby Joseph M. Siracusa

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99

    Set against the backdrop of an ever-changing international landscape, this Very Short Introduction explores both the history and politics of nuclear weapons. In this new edition, Joseph M. Siracusa includes a new concluding chapter, highlighting the significant lessons to be learnt from the history of the nuclear weapons era. more...

  • Indo–US Relationsby Nirode Mohanty

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 41.99

    This book is a comprehensive study of how the United States and India engaged one another to work on the common goals of promoting peace and stability, combating terrorist threats, and carefully collaborating in climate change, trade, investment, science, technology, agriculture, and nuclear energy to establish a strategic alliance. more...

  • The Drone Debateby Avery Plaw; Matthew S. Fricker; Carlos Colon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 34.00

    The Drone Debate offers a thorough investigation of the where, why, how, and when of the U. S.'s use of UAVs. Beginning with a historical overview of the use of drones in warfare, it then addresses whether targeted killing operations are strategically wise, whether they are permissible under international law, and the related ethical issues. It... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...