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  • Restraint
    Restraint (English, Paperback) Barry R. Posen

    The United States, Barry R. Posen argues, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. In contrast to the failures and unexpected problems that have stemmed from America's consistent overreaching, Posen makes an urgent argument for restraint in the future use of U.S. military strength.

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  • Nuclear Statecraft
    Nuclear Statecraft (English, Paperback) Francis J. Gavin

    Gavin challenges key elements of the widely accepted narrative about the history of the atomic age and the consequences of the nuclear revolution.

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  • The Dictator's Army
    The Dictator's Army (English, Paperback) Caitlin Talmadge

    A compelling new argument to help us understand why authoritarian militaries sometimes fight very well?and sometimes very poorly. Talmadge's framework for understanding battlefield effectiveness focuses on four key sets of military organizational practices.

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  • Unclear Physics
    Unclear Physics (English, Hardback) Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer

    Many authoritarian leaders want nuclear weapons, but few manage to acquire them. Autocrats seeking nuclear weapons fail in different ways and to varying degrees?Iraq almost managed it; Libya did not come close. In Unclear Physics, Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer compares the two failed nuclear weapons programs.

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  • Dictators at War and Peace
    Dictators at War and Peace (English, Paperback) Jessica L. P. Weeks

    The first book to focus systematically on the foreign policy of different types of authoritarian regimes, Dictators at War and Peace breaks new ground in our understanding of the international behavior of dictators.

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  • Why Intelligence Fails
    Why Intelligence Fails (English, Paperback) Robert L. Jervis

    Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the 2002 claim that Iraq had active WMD programs.

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  • Insider Threats
    Insider Threats (English, Paperback) Matthew Bunn

    High-security organizations around the world face devastating threats from insiders?trusted employees with access to sensitive information, facilities, and materials.Matthew Bunn and Scott D. Sagan outline cognitive and organizational biases that lead organizations to downplay the insider threat.

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  • Warlords
    Warlords (English, Paperback) Kimberly Marten

    Kimberly Marten shows why and how warlords undermine state sovereignty. Unlike the feudal lords of a previous era, warlords today are not state-builders. They thrive on illegality and rely on private militias for support.

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  • Restraint
    Restraint (English, Hardback) Barry R. Posen

    The United States, Barry R. Posen argues, has grown incapable of moderating its ambitions in international politics. In contrast to the failures and unexpected problems that have stemmed from America's consistent overreaching, Posen makes an urgent argument for restraint in the future use of U.S. military strength.

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  • The Soul of Armies
    The Soul of Armies (English, Paperback) Austin Long

    In The Soul of Armies Austin Long compares and contrasts counterinsurgency operations during the Cold War and in recent years by three organizations: the US Army, the US Marine Corps, and the British Army.

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  • Barriers to Bioweapons
    Barriers to Bioweapons (English, Hardback) Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

    Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley shows that bioweapons development is a difficult, protracted, and expensive endeavor, rarely achieving the expected results whatever the magnitude of investment.

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  • Networks of Rebellion
    Networks of Rebellion (English, Paperback) Paul Staniland

    Paul Staniland explains why insurgent leaders differ so radically in their ability to build strong organizations and why the cohesion of armed groups changes over time during conflicts.

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  • Corporate Warriors
    Corporate Warriors (English, Paperback) P. W. Singer

    Some have claimed that "War is too important to be left to the generals," but P. W. Singer asks "What about the business executives?" Breaking out of the guns-for-hire mold of traditional mercenaries, corporations now sell skills and services that...

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  • Inadvertent Escalation
    Inadvertent Escalation (English, Paperback) Barry R. Posen

    This sobering book demonstrates how the interplay between conventional military operations and nuclear forces could inadvertently produce pressures for nuclear escalation.

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  • Targeting Civilians in War
    Targeting Civilians in War (English, Paperback) Alexander B. Downes

    Accidental harm to civilians in warfare often becomes an occasion for public outrage, from citizens of both the victimized and the victimizing nation. In this vitally important book on a topic of acute concern for anyone interested in military...

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  • In the Hegemon's Shadow
    In the Hegemon's Shadow (English, Hardback) Evan Braden Montgomery

    In the Hegemon's Shadow investigates how the leading state in the international system responds to rising powers in peripheral regions: actors that might not be great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world.

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  • Reputation And International Politics
    Reputation And International Politics (English, Paperback) Jonathan Mercer

    By approaching an important foreign policy issue from a new angle, Jonathan Mercer comes to a startling, controversial discovery: a nation's reputation is not worth fighting for.

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  • The Mediation Dilemma
    The Mediation Dilemma (English, Hardback) Kyle Beardsley

    While mediation has a strong record in reducing hostilities, it is not without its own problems. In The Mediation Dilemma, Kyle Beardsley highlights its long-term limitations.

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  • Exporting the Bomb
    Exporting the Bomb (English, Paperback) Matthew Kroenig

    In a vitally important book for anyone interested in nuclear proliferation, defense strategy, or international security, Matthew Kroenig points out that nearly every country with a nuclear weapons arsenal received substantial help at some point from a...

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  • Secession and Security
    Secession and Security (English, Hardback) Ahsan I. Butt

    In Secession and Security, Ahsan I. Butt argues that states, rather than separatists, determine whether a secessionist struggle will be peaceful, violent, or genocidal. He investigates the strategies, ranging from negotiated concessions to large-scale repression, adopted by states in response to separatist movements. Variations in the external security environment, Butt argues, influenced the...

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