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Brutality in an Age of Human RightsActivism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Brian Drohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714658
eISBN:
9781501714672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This study seeks to bring international histories of human rights into closer dialogue with military histories of insurgent movements and counterinsurgency warfare. Both military historians and ... More

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Abbey Steele

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Civilian displacement is a regular, massive feature of civil war violence. This book provides a new way to think about displacement, by connecting it to how armed groups target violence against ... More

The End of Grand StrategyUS Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Policy makers and pundits debate the utility and desirability of various forms of grand strategy. They advocate one specific approach, chosen from a spectrum that stretches from global primacy to ... More

Patriotic AyatollahsNationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Caroleen Marji Sayej

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715211
eISBN:
9781501714856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Patriotic Ayatollahs explores the contributions of the Grand Ayatollahs to the process of state and nation-building after the 2003 Iraq war. These figures, the so-called Grand Ayatollahs, the ... More

Stopping the BombThe Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy

Stopping the Bomb: The Sources and Effectiveness of US Nonproliferation Policy

Nicholas L. Miller

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717802
eISBN:
9781501717819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717802.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the historical development and effectiveness of US efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Drawing on hundreds of declassified documents, the first part of the book shows ... More

Twilight of the TitansGreat Power Decline and Retrenchment

Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do great powers respond to decline? The conventional wisdom is preventive war or domestic dysfunction. This book argues that declining states are neither more prone to aggression nor political ... More

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