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American BiodefenseHow Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

Frank L. III Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452710
eISBN:
9780801455162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452710.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Biological weapons have threatened U.S. national security since at least World War II. Historically, however, the U.S. military has neglected research, development, acquisition, and doctrine for ... More

Armed State BuildingConfronting State Failure, 1898-2012

Armed State Building: Confronting State Failure, 1898-2012

Paul D. Miller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451492
eISBN:
9780801469541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451492.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns ... More

Atomic AssistanceHow "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Atomic Assistance: How "Atoms for Peace" Programs Cause Nuclear Insecurity

Kevin P. Gallagher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450907
eISBN:
9780801465758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450907.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Nuclear technology is dual use in nature, meaning that it can be used to produce nuclear energy or to build nuclear weapons. Despite security concerns about proliferation, the United States and other ... More

Barriers to BioweaponsThe Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452888
eISBN:
9780801471933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452888.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

There exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, states or terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. This book challenges this ... More

Deceit on the Road to WarPresidents, Politics, and American Democracy

Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy

John M. Schuessler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453595
eISBN:
9781501701627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453595.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, it suggests, as presidents have sought to shift ... More

Diplomacy's ValueCreating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Diplomacy's Value: Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

Brian C. Rathbun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453182
eISBN:
9780801455063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453182.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often ... More

Fixing the FactsNational Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence

Joshua Rovner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448294
eISBN:
9780801463136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448294.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

What is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? When do intelligence–policy relations work best? How do ... More

Frontiers of FearImmigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Frontiers of Fear: Immigration and Insecurity in the United States and Europe

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450686
eISBN:
9780801463914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

On both sides of the Atlantic, restrictive immigration policies have been framed as security imperatives since the 1990s. This trend accelerated in the aftermath of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist ... More

How States Pay for Wars

How States Pay for Wars

Rosella Capella Zielinski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702495
eISBN:
9781501705960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702495.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Armies fight battles, states fight wars. To focus solely on armies is to neglect the broader story of victory and defeat. Military power stems from an economic base, and without wealth, soldiers ... More

The Image before the WeaponA Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

Helen M. Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449031
eISBN:
9780801460784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449031.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary ... More

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