Global Security Studies is a series for cutting-edge monographs and books on international security. It emphasizes cutting-edge scholarship on the forces reshaping global security and the dilemmas facing decision-makers the world over. The series stresses security issues relevant in many countries and regions, accessible to broad professional and academic audiences as well as to students, and enduring through explicit theoretical foundations.
International Nuclear Export Controls and Non-Proliferation The Collective Action Problem
The International Atomic Energy Agency Historical Reflections, Current Challenges and Future Prospects
Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders Managing Regional Security in World Politics
Nuclear Disarmament A Critical Assessment
By Ian J. Stewart
September 28, 2021
This book examines the evolution of international nuclear non-proliferation trade controls over time. The book argues that the international nuclear export controls have developed in a sub-optimal way as a result of a non-proliferation collective action problem. This has resulted in competition ...
By Roger E. Kanet, Dina Moulioukova
September 28, 2021
This volume examines the role of Russia in the world under President Putin’s rule. When the Soviet Union disintegrated after the Cold War, Russia seemingly embarked on the establishment of a democratic political system and seemed intent on joining the liberal international order. However, under ...
By Joseph F. Pilat
July 20, 2021
This volume offers a wide-ranging examination and discussion of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) past, present and future as it enters its seventh decade. Including contributions from leading experts across the globe, the book assesses the historical record of the IAEA; the issues ...
By Brecht Volders
July 09, 2021
This book examines the threat of a terrorist organisation constructing and detonating a nuclear bomb. It explores the role and impact of the organisational design of a terrorist organisation in implementing a nuclear terrorism plot. In order to do so, the work builds on the organisational analogy ...
By Alexander Kmentt
May 18, 2021
This book chronicles the genesis of the negotiations that led to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which challenged the established nuclear order. The work provides readers with an authoritative account of the complex evolution of the ‘Humanitarian Initiative’ (HI) and the ...
By Tarja Cronberg
April 06, 2021
Renegotiating the Nuclear Order offers a sociological approach to the nuclear order, and order defined by nuclear technology and nuclear weapons. The focus is on the need to renegotiate the nuclear order, given the conflict between deterrence and disarmament and the unbalanced ...
By Exequiel Lacovsky
March 09, 2021
This book explores the conditions under which Nuclear Weapons Free Zones (NWFZs) can be established. It analyzes four hypotheses that explain the factors contributing to the formation of NWFZs, building upon realist, constructivist and liberal theories from international relations. Through ...
By Tshepo Gwatiwa, Justin van der Merwe
December 24, 2020
This book discusses the systematic expansion of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) across the continent of Africa. This book posits that AFRICOM expansion in Africa is part of a broader system of accumulation based on a government-business-media (GBM) complex. Applying the concept at both ...
By Melanie W. Sisson, James A. Siebens, Barry M. Blechman
May 12, 2020
This book examines the use of military force as a coercive tool by the United States, using lessons drawn from the post-Cold War era (1991–2018). The volume reveals that despite its status as sole superpower during the post-Cold War period, US efforts to coerce other states failed as often as they ...
By Mikael Wigell, Sören Scholvin, Mika Aaltola
January 14, 2020
Starting from the key concept of geo-economics, this book investigates the new power politics and argues that the changing structural features of the contemporary international system are recasting the strategic imperatives of foreign policy practice. States increasingly practice power politics by ...
By Ariel Gonzalez Levaggi
July 25, 2019
This book explains cooperative and confrontational regional orders in the post-Cold War era. Applying a push-and-pull framework to the evolution of regional orders, the book’s theoretical section compares regional dynamics and studies the transformation and authority of governing arrangements among...
By Bård Nikolas Vik Steen, Olav Njølstad
March 08, 2019
This volume, Nuclear Disarmament, provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear disarmament and a critical assessment of the way forward. Comprising essays by leading scholars on nuclear disarmament, the book highlights arguments in favour and against a world without nuclear weapons (global ...