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Better Safe Than SorryThe Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Better Safe Than Sorry: The Ironies of Living with the Bomb

Michael Krepon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760638
eISBN:
9780804770989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760638.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In 2008, the iconic doomsday clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistswas set at five minutes to midnight—two minutes closer to Armageddon than in 1962, when John F. Kennedy and Nikita ... More

Coercion, Survival, and WarWhy Weak States Resist the United States

Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Phil Haun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book considers why with its tremendous military advantage the United States so often fails to coerce much weaker states. The answer frequently resides in the large asymmetry in power which ... More

Constructing CassandraReframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785808
eISBN:
9780804787154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785808.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The CIA was created in 1947 in large part to prevent another Pearl Harbor. On at least four dramatic occasions, the Agency failed at this task: prior to in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the ... More

Endurance and WarThe National Sources of Military Cohesion

Endurance and War: The National Sources of Military Cohesion

Jasen J. Castillo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789103
eISBN:
9780804790727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789103.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Why do national armed forces differ in their cohesion, or will to fight? Why do some country's militaries fight hard when facing defeat, while others collapse? In this book I present cohesion theory ... More

Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts

Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts

Aysegul Aydin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782814
eISBN:
9780804782944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782814.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Intervention in armed conflicts is full of riddles that await attention from scholars and policymakers. This book argues that rethinking intervention—redefining what it is and why foreign powers take ... More

Gulf Security and the U.S. MilitaryRegime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Geoffrey F. Gresh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book provides an in-depth and engaging history of the U.S. military in the Gulf and how local and regional events, from tribal politics and rising terrorism threats to neighboring rivalries and ... More

Learning to ForgetUS Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

David Fitzgerald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book details the relationship between the US Army’s counterinsurgency doctrine and its changing lessons of Vietnam. The US Army, battered by its experience in Vietnam, radically reshaped its ... More

The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

The Nuclear Renaissance and International Security

Adam N. Stulberg and Matthew Fuhrmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804784177
eISBN:
9780804785303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784177.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Interest in nuclear energy has surged in recent years. Many tout this as important for meeting growing energy needs and redressing the problem of global climate change. Yet there are also risks that ... More

Paths to PeaceDomestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Elizabeth A. Stanley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book begins by developing a theory about the domestic obstacles to making peace and the role played by shifts in states' governing coalitions in overcoming these obstacles. In particular, it ... More

Power in Uncertain TimesStrategy in the Fog of Peace

Power in Uncertain Times: Strategy in the Fog of Peace

Emily Goldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757263
eISBN:
9780804777353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757263.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The United States faces a complex and rapidly shifting international security landscape. Forces of ethnic and religious extremism, diffusion of information technologies, proliferation of mass ... More

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