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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

Matthew Fuhrmann

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

Atomic AssuranceThe Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Atomic Assurance: The Alliance Politics of Nuclear Proliferation

Alexander Lanoszka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729188
eISBN:
9781501729195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729188.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do alliances curb potential or actual cases of nuclear proliferation, if at all? Many scholars assert that alliances are effective tools for bridling the nuclear ambitions of states and that the ... 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

The Commander's DilemmaViolence and Restraint in Wartime

The Commander's Dilemma: Violence and Restraint in Wartime

Amelia Hoover Green

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726477
eISBN:
9781501726484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726477.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why do some military and rebel groups commit many types of violence, creating an impression of senseless chaos, whereas others carefully control violence against civilians? A classic catch-22 faces ... More

Dark PastsChanging the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Dark Pasts: Changing the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Jennifer M. Dixon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730245
eISBN:
9781501730252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730245.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Over the past two decades, many states have been called on to recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. In response, some states have apologized for past crimes, while others continue to silence, ... 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

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

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

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

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

In the Hegemon's ShadowLeading States and the Rise of Regional Powers

In the Hegemon's Shadow: Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers

Evan Braden Montgomery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702341
eISBN:
9781501704017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702341.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The relationship between established powers and emerging powers is one of the most important topics in world politics. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated how the leading state in the ... More

In Uncertain TimesAmerican Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11

Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449093
eISBN:
9780801460814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449093.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book considers how policymakers react to dramatic developments on the world stage. Few expected the Berlin Wall to come down in November 1989; no one anticipated the devastating attacks on the ... More

Leaders at WarHow Presidents Shape Military Interventions

Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions

Elizabeth N. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449222
eISBN:
9780801460999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449222.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

One of the most contentious issues in contemporary foreign policy—especially in the United States—is the use of military force to intervene in the domestic affairs of other states. Some military ... More

Life and Death in CaptivityThe Abuse of Prisoners during War

Life and Death in Captivity: The Abuse of Prisoners during War

Geoffrey P. R. Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453434
eISBN:
9780801455742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453434.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why are prisoners horribly abused in some wars but humanely cared for in others? This book explores the profound differences in the ways that captives are treated during armed conflict. It focuses on ... More

Logics of WarExplanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts

Logics of War: Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts

Alex Weisiger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451867
eISBN:
9780801468179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451867.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Most wars between countries end quickly and at relatively low cost. The few in which high-intensity fighting continues for years bring about a disproportionate amount of death and suffering. What ... More

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