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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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  • 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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  • Conventional Deterrence
    Conventional Deterrence (English, Paperback) John J. Mearsheimer $36.10
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  • Bombing to Win
    Bombing to Win (English, Paperback) Robert A. Pape

    In this now-classic work of the theory and practice of airpower and its political effects, Robert A. Pape helps military strategists and policy makers judge the purpose of various air strategies, and helps general readers understand the policy debates.

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  • Sorry States
    Sorry States (English, Paperback) Jennifer M. Lind

    Looking at Japan and Germany Lind demonstrates that denials of past atrocities fuel distrust and limit international reconciliation and argues that a country's acknowledgment of past misdeeds is essential for promoting trust and reconciliation after war.

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  • Winning the Next War
    Winning the Next War (English, Paperback) Stephen Peter Rosen

    Rosen argues that armies and navies are not forever doomed to "fight the last war." Rather, they are able to respond to shifts in the international strategic situation.

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  • Securing Japan
    Securing Japan (English, Paperback) Richard J. Samuels

    The definitive assessment of Japanese security policy and its implications for the future of East Asia.

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  • The Origins of Alliance
    The Origins of Alliance (English, Paperback) Stephen M. Walt

    How are alliances made? In this book, Stephen M. Walt makes a significant contribution to this topic, surveying theories of the origins of international alliances and identifying the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In...

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  • The Transformation of American Air Power
    The Transformation of American Air Power (English, Hardback) Benjamin S. Lambeth

    Since the unprecedentedly effective performance of the allied air campaign against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, the role of American air power in future wars has become a topic of often heated public debate. In this balanced appraisal of air...

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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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  • Calculating Credibility
    Calculating Credibility (English, Paperback) Daryl G. Press

    Calculating Credibility examines?and ultimately rejects?a fundamental belief held by laypeople and the makers of American foreign policy: the notion that backing down during a crisis reduces a country's future credibility. Fear of diminished...

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  • The Peace of Illusions
    The Peace of Illusions (English, Paperback) Christopher Layne

    In a provocative book about American hegemony, Christopher Layne outlines his belief that U.S. foreign policy has been consistent in its aims for more than sixty years and that the current Bush administration clings to mid-twentieth-century tactics?to...

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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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  • The Origins of Major War
    The Origins of Major War (English, Paperback) Dale C. Copeland

    Copeland asks why governments make decisions that lead to, sustain, and intensify conflicts, drawing on detailed historical narratives of several twentieth-century cases, including World War I, World War II, and the Cold War.

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  • Rebel Power
    Rebel Power (English, Hardback) Peter Krause

    Many of the world's states are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Peter Krause offers a powerful new theory to explain this variation.

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  • Rebel Power
    Rebel Power (English, Paperback) Peter Krause

    Many of the world's states are the result of robust national movements that achieved independence. Many other national movements have failed in their attempts to achieve statehood, including the Basques, the Kurds, and the Palestinians. In Rebel Power, Peter Krause offers a powerful new theory to explain this variation.

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  • American Biodefense
    American Biodefense (English, Hardback) Frank L. Smith

    Frank L. Smith III addresses the puzzling and largely untold story about why the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense.

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  • Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below
    Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below (English, Hardback) Norrin M. Ripsman

    In Peacemaking from Above, Peace from Below, Norrin M. Ripsman explains how regional rivals make peace and how outside actors can encourage regional peacemaking.

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  • Modern Hatreds
    Modern Hatreds (English, Paperback) Stuart J. Kaufman

    What is it about ethnicity that breaks countries apart and drives people to acts of savage violence against their lifelong neighbors? Stuart Kaufman finds the roots of ethnic violence in myths and symbols, the stories ethnic groups tell about who they are.

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  • The Sources of Military Doctrine
    The Sources of Military Doctrine (English, Paperback) Barry R. Posen

    Barry R. Posen explores how military doctrine takes shape and the role it plays in grand strategy?that collection of military, economic, and political means and ends with which a state attempts to achieve security.

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