Flawed Logics: Strategic Nuclear Arms Control from Truman to Obama

By James H. Lebovic

James H. Lebovic explores the good judgment of looking peace in an hands race. Flawed Logics deals a compelling highbrow background of U.S.-Russian strategic nuclear fingers keep watch over.

Lebovic completely experiences the serious position of principles and assumptions in U.S. hands keep watch over debates, tying them to controversies over U.S. nuclear approach from the delivery of the atomic age to the current. each one nuclear hands treaty―from the Truman to the Obama administration―is assessed intensive and the positions of proponents and competitors are systematically provided, mentioned, and critiqued. Lebovic concludes that the phrases of those treaties with the Russians have been by no means nearly as good as U.S. proponents claimed nor as undesirable as competitors feared.

The complete research in Flawed Logics is aim and balanced, difficult the good judgment of hawks and doves, Democrats and Republicans, and theorists of all faculties with equivalent vigour. Lebovic’s debatable argument will advertise debate as to the very plausibility of palms control.

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Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction From the Bottom Up (2nd Edition)

By Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello

Filenote: PDF is searchable photograph ocr, 268 pages, back and front cover.
Publish 12 months note: First released June 1991
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A publication that used to be sooner than its time has now been pointed out up to now with a brand new Preface that covers the newest advancements in financial globalization: the defeat of "fast track" laws, efforts to halt GATT and MAI, and the hot Asian monetary quandary.

In transparent, obtainable language, Brecher and Costello describe how humans worldwide have began hard the recent international economic system. From the Zapatistas in Mexico to scholars and staff in France, even the broad-based anti-NAFTA and anti-GATT coalitions within the usa, competition to fiscal globalization is turning into a world rebellion.

Global Village or international Pillage is the simplest consultant to be had to globalization and the way to problem it. it really is presently the root of a movie in creation for public broadcasting at the effect of globalization and methods for development democratic routine that problem the facility of the transnational organisations that more and more set the phrases round the world.

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Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

By Hew Strachan, Andreas Herberg-Rothe

Clausewitz's On War has, not less than until eventually very lately, been considered as an important paintings of thought on its topic. yet because the finish of the chilly warfare in 1990, or even extra because the Sept. 11 assaults at the usa in 2001, increasingly more commentators have argued that On War has misplaced its analytical aspect as a device for figuring out struggle. they've got argued that Clausewitz used to be involved completely with inter-state warfare and with safely outlined armies, and that the kinds of conflicts which he mentioned are hence a part of a ancient development which ruled Europe among 1648, the top of the Thirty Years battle, and 1990 itself. a few have long gone extra, and steered that Clausewitz's top identified aphorism, that struggle is a continuation of coverage via different skill, is not just inappropriate this present day but additionally inapplicable traditionally. Clausewitz within the Twenty-First Century reconsiders the critical topics in Clausewitz's writings from a latest standpoint, and unearths in them even more idea and perception than those generalisations permit. Embracing the views of heritage, philosophy and political technology, the booklet reconsiders either the textual content and its present implications. conventional interpretations of On War are positioned into clean mild; overlooked passages are re-examined; and new insights are derived from the conjunction among Clausewitz's textual content and state-of-the-art challenges.

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Selling a 'Just' War: Framing, Legitimacy, and US Military Intervention

By Michael J. Butler

Michael J. Butler makes use of simply battle thought to investigate how the choice to visit conflict used to be framed for public intake in 3 fresh U.S. army interventions: the Gulf battle, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He exhibits how proposing operations as valid and virtuous has confirmed to be a hugely salient, adaptable, and accordingly potent mechanism for production societal aid. this important part of overseas coverage permits the President to maintain an efficient monopoly over struggle judgements for the continuing primacy of army strength in U.S.

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Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

In recent times, the function of faith within the learn and behavior of overseas affairs has develop into more and more very important. The essays during this quantity search to question and treatment the problematical overlook of faith in extant scholarship, grappling with puzzles, concerns, and questions touching on faith and international affairs in six significant components. members seriously revisit the "secularization thesis," which proclaimed the regular erosion of religion's public presence as an impact of modernization; discover the connection among faith, democracy, and the juridico-political discourse of human rights; investigate the function of faith in fomenting, ameliorating, and redressing violent clash; and think about the price of non secular ideals, actors, and associations to the supply of humanitarian relief and the fostering of socio-economic improvement. ultimately, the quantity addresses the illustration of faith within the increasing worldwide media panorama, the original position of faith in American international coverage, and the dilemmas it provides. Drawing at the paintings of top students in addition to coverage makers and analysts, Rethinking faith and global Affairs is the 1st finished and authoritative consultant to the interconnections of faith and international politics.

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Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror

By Mahmood Mamdani

From the writer of Good Muslim, undesirable Muslim comes a huge publication, in contrast to the other, that appears at the problem in Darfur in the context of the historical past of Sudan and examines the world’s reaction to that quandary.

In Saviors and Survivors, Mahmood Mamdani explains how the clash in Darfur started as a civil struggle (1987—89) among nomadic and peasant tribes over fertile land within the south, caused by way of a critical drought that had improved the Sahara barren region via greater than sixty miles in 40 years; how British colonial officers had artificially tribalized Darfur, dividing its inhabitants into “native” and “settler” tribes and developing homelands for the previous on the fee of the latter; how the battle intensified within the Nineteen Nineties while the Sudanese govt attempted unsuccessfully to handle the matter by way of developing homelands for tribes with none. The involvement of competition events gave upward push in 2003 to 2 insurgent pursuits, resulting in a brutal insurgency and a terrible counterinsurgency–but to not genocide, because the West has declared.

Mamdani additionally explains how the chilly struggle exacerbated the twenty-year civil struggle in neighboring Chad, making a war of words among Libya’s Muammar al-Qaddafi (with Soviet aid) and the Reagan management (allied with France and Israel) that spilled over into Darfur and militarized the combating. through 2003, the conflict concerned nationwide, nearby, and worldwide forces, together with the robust Western foyer, who now observed it as a part of the battle on Terror and referred to as for an army invasion dressed up as “humanitarian intervention.”

Incisive and authoritative, Saviors and Survivors will greatly adjust our figuring out of the trouble in Darfur.

From the Hardcover edition.

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An Insider's Guide to the UN: Third Edition

In this 3rd version, widespread information correspondent Linda Fasulo updates and revises her energetic, accomplished, and authoritative consultant to the United countries, together with candid insights from US and UN diplomats and officers in addition to specialists. Fasulo’s renowned e-book rigorously describes the UN procedure whereas overlaying matters as varied as terrorism, peacekeeping, weather swap, R2P (responsibility to protect), and sustainable development. 
 
“Linda Fasulo’s booklet turns into the integral resource at the United international locations for everybody from scholars to diplomats. I preserve it convenient on my desk.”—Joseph S. Nye, Kennedy university of presidency, Harvard University
 
“No one is familiar with the massive photograph and internal workings of the UN greater than Linda Fasulo. This publication is a must-read for a person attracted to foreign affairs.”—Tom Brokaw, NBC News
 
“A sprightly, authoritative journey of the UN’s complex institutions, operations, background, personalities, and most important matters. My scholars locate it beautifully equips them with a great figuring out of the UN.”—John Hubbel Weiss, Cornell University
 
“Fasulo brings to the fore the problems and controversies that encompass today’s United Nations.”—Ambassador Joseph H. Melrose, Jr., nationwide version United Nations

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Russia and Latin America: From Nation-State to Society of States

By Marvin L. Astrada, Félix E. Martín

This day, vast, in depth, and interconnected international strategies supply non-state actors with a level of service provider, energy, and value 'System of States' paradigm can't account for on its own. utilizing Russia-Latin the USA family as a case examine, this paintings explores replacement overseas mechanisms and rules of order and association, charting and reading the emergence of advanced cooperative networks in interstate family members. using a fancy Adaptive structures (CAS) point of view, the authors argue that, as a device of statecraft, networks current demanding situations and possibilities for states that dwell in a world method of states ruled by way of realpolitik. Fusing the neighborhood and the worldwide and integrating states' pursuits to an extraordinary measure, networks create substitute bases for interstate engagement in accordance with cooperation. Russia-Latin the USA kin exemplify the influence that emergent complicated cooperative networks are having on foreign order and association simply because current engagement is explicitly premised at the target of building long term networks of cooperation that might flooring interstate kin.

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The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East

By Marc Lynch

Barely a yr after the self-immolation of a tender fruit vendor in Tunisia, an enormous wave of well known protest has convulsed the center East, overthrowing long-ruling dictators and reworking the region’s politics virtually past attractiveness. however the largest adjustments of what has been categorized because the “Arab Spring” are but to come.

An insider to either American coverage and the realm of the Arab public, Marc Lynch indicates that the autumn of specific leaders is however the least of the adjustments that might emerge from months of unrest. The far-ranging implications of the increase of an interconnected and newly-empowered Arab population have in basic terms all started to be felt. younger, pissed off Arabs now comprehend that protest can paintings and that adjust is feasible. they've got misplaced their fear—meanwhile their leaders, eager to live on, have heard the exceptional message that killing their very own humans will not maintain them in energy. on the other hand, as Lynch reminds us, the final wave of region-wide protest within the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties resulted now not in democracy, yet in brutal autocracy. Will the Arab world’s fight for swap achieve development open societies? Will authoritarian regimes regain their grip, or will Islamist routine grab the initiative to impose a brand new type of rule?

The Arab Uprising follows those struggles from Tunisia and Egypt to the cruel battles of Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, and Libya and to the wary reforms of the region’s monarchies. It examines the genuine that means of the increase of Islamist activities within the rising democracies, and the longterm hopes of a new release of activists faced with the bounds in their energy. It issues towards a remarkable swap within the hierarchy of impression, because the outdated heavyweights—Iran, Al Qaeda, even Israel—have been all yet disregarded whereas oil-rich powers like Saudi Arabia and “swing states” like Turkey and Qatar locate new possibilities to unfold their impression. And it unearths how the USA needs to comply with the recent realities.

Deeply proficient via within entry to the Obama administration’s decision-making method and first-hand interviews with protestors, politicians, diplomats, and reporters, The Arab Uprising highlights the hot fault traces which are forming among forces of revolution and counter-revolution, and indicates what all of it potential for the way forward for American coverage. the result's an indispensible consultant to the altering lay of the land within the heart East and North Africa.

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Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

By Joseph M. Siracusa

Regardless of now not having been utilized in anger considering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, nuclear guns are nonetheless the most important possibility that faces us within the twenty first century. certainly, for the entire attempt to lessen nuclear stockpiles to 0 and to maintain different international locations (such as Iran) from constructing nuclear power, it sounds as if the Bomb is right here to stick. during this gripping Very brief creation, Joseph M. Siracusa, an the world over revered authority on nuclear hands, presents a finished, available, and every now and then chilling review of the main lethal weapon ever invented. Siracusa explains the historical past of the hands race and the politics of the bomb, starting from the expertise of nuclear guns, to the progressive implications of the H-bomb and the politics of nuclear deterrence. the problems are set opposed to a backdrop of the altering foreign panorama, from the early days of improvement, throughout the chilly battle, to the present-day controversy over George W. Bush's nationwide Missile safety, and the position of nuclear guns in an Age of Terror. supplying an available and eye-opening backdrop to 1 of the main unsettling features of the trendy global, this compact advent is needs to reading.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a few of life's best issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern pondering the critical difficulties and matters in hundreds of thousands of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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