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Getting Nuclear Weapons Right: Managing Danger and Avoiding Disaster

Getting Nuclear Weapons Right: Managing Danger and Avoiding Disaster

Stephen J. Cimbala

Can we avoid nuclear war? Why are we more at risk today than at the end of the Cold War? Can the world powers work together to ensure international stability? Stephen Cimbala provides a comprehensive assessment of these complex issues, ranging from the prospects for nuclear abolition, to the management of nuclear crises, to the imperative need for nuclear arms control worldwide.    More >

US National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, 5th edition

Sam C. Sarkesian, John Allen Williams, and Stephen J. Cimbala

The fifth edition of US National Security retains the structure and approach that have made this text so successful, but it has been revised and updated throughout to reflect the challenges faced by the Obama administration. The choices necessary in an increasingly budget-constrained environment, the broader range of national security issues, and the evolving nature of counterinsurgency doctrine    More >

US National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Politics, 5th edition
When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

Andrew Z. Katz

What is going on domestically when democracies choose war? Why do some wars of choice generate political opposition while others don't? Is there an internal mechanism that constrains the behavior of democracies when it comes to war? To answer these questions, Andrew Katz explores the relationship between public support for wars of choice and democratic norms in the marketplace of    More >

African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms

Katharina P. Coleman and Thomas K. Tieku, editors

What impact have African actors had on perceptions of and responses to current international security challenges? Are there international peace and security norms with African roots? How can actors that lack the power and financial resources of Western states help to shape prevailing conceptions of appropriate behavior in international politics? Addressing these questions, the authors of    More >

African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms
War Games:  US-Russian Relations and Nuclear Arms Control

War Games: US-Russian Relations and Nuclear Arms Control

Stephen J. Cimbala

Does it make sense for the United States to cooperate with Russia to resolve international security issues? Is it possible for the two countries to work together to reduce the dangers associated with nuclear weapons? Where does Vladimir Putin fit into the calculus? Engaging the debate on these contentious issues, Stephen Cimbala provides context for and policy-relevant analysis of current    More >

Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia

Raymond A. Zilinskas and Philippe Mauger

In March 2012, at a meeting convened by the recently reelected Russian president Vladimir Putin, Minister of Defense Serdyukov informed Mr. Putin that a plan was being prepared for "the development of weapons based on new physical principles: radiation, geophysical wave, genetic, psychophysical, etc." Subsequently, in response to concerns expressed both in Russia and abroad, the Russian    More >

Biosecurity in Putin’s Russia
 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to Dr. Sobukwe Odinga, the winner of this year’s LRP/African Politics Conference Group Best Dissertation Award! His work Looking for Leverage: Hard Bargaining and US-African Security Partnerships, is an exemplary dissertation that lives at the intersection of international relations theory and African politics. As more and more evidence of the U.S.'s investment in military operations on the continent emerges and is made public, Odinga’s work will hopefully emerge as one of the best and most important contributions to a revitalized and re-centered study of African international relations in the coming years.
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