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Routledge Global Security Studies


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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.

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Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions

Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership: Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions

1st Edition

By Kelly O'Reilly
July 19, 2016

This book offers a novel approach to understanding the puzzle of nuclear proliferation by examining how leaders’ beliefs and perceptions about the international system influence states' decisions to acquire nuclear weapons. Today, there is a persisting dilemma over the spread of nuclear weapons for...

Reconceptualizing Deterrence Nudging Toward Rationality in Middle Eastern Rivalries

Reconceptualizing Deterrence: Nudging Toward Rationality in Middle Eastern Rivalries

1st Edition

By Elli Lieberman
July 19, 2016

This book offers a reconceptualisation of conventional deterrence theory, and applies it to enduring rivalries in the Middle East. The work argues that many of the problems encountered in the development of deterrence theory lay in the fact that it was developed during the Cold War, when the ...

Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

1st Edition

Edited By Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh
June 28, 2016

This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international ...

Nuclear Weapons and International Security Collected Essays

Nuclear Weapons and International Security: Collected Essays

1st Edition

By Ramesh Thakur
March 14, 2016

This volume brings together more than three decades of research and writings by Professor Ramesh Thakur on the challenges posed by nuclear weapons. Following an introduction to the current nuclear state of play, the book addresses the challenge of nuclear weapons in three parts. Part I describes ...

Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic Regional dynamics in a global world

Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional dynamics in a global world

1st Edition

Edited By Rolf Tamnes, Kristine Offerdal
January 20, 2016

Written by a group of leading experts on Artic affairs, this book offers a historically informed and comprehensive study of the geopolitics and security challenges of the Arctic. The key aim of the work is to identify the conditions for cooperation, stability and peace in the Arctic and to reach ...

Regional Peacemaking and Conflict Management A Comparative Approach

Regional Peacemaking and Conflict Management: A Comparative Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Carmela Lutmar, Benjamin Miller
December 01, 2015

This volume examines mechanisms for regional peacemaking and conflict management in Europe and the Middle East. To date little research has been devoted to uncovering the conditions for peace, and the factors that contribute to stabilizing the state of peace. This volume assesses the factors that ...

The Evolution of Military Power in the West and Asia Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

The Evolution of Military Power in the West and Asia: Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

1st Edition

Edited By Pauline Eadie, Wyn Rees
October 05, 2015

This book investigates how states in both the West and Asia have responded to multi-dimensional security challenges since the end of the Cold War, focusing on military transformation. Looking at a cross-section of different countries, this volume assesses how their armed forces have responded to a...

Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy Normalisation and Acceptance after the Cold War

Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy: Normalisation and Acceptance after the Cold War

1st Edition

By Andrew Futter
July 16, 2015

This book examines the transformation in US thinking about the role of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) in national security policy since the end of the Cold War. The evolution of the BMD debate after the Cold War has been complex, complicated and punctuated. As this book shows, the debate and ...

Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy Sanctions, Incentives, and Target State Calculations

Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy: Sanctions, Incentives, and Target State Calculations

1st Edition

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Norrin M. Ripsman
July 02, 2015

This book develops a unified theory of economic statecraft to clarify when and how sanctions and incentives can be used effectively to secure meaningful policy concessions. High-profile applications of economic statecraft have yielded varying degrees of success. The mixed record of economic ...

US Nuclear Weapons Policy After the Cold War Russians, 'Rogues' and Domestic Division

US Nuclear Weapons Policy After the Cold War: Russians, 'Rogues' and Domestic Division

1st Edition

By Nick Ritchie
April 09, 2015

This book offers an in-depth examination of America’s nuclear weapons policy since the end of the Cold War. Exploring nuclear forces structure, arms control, regional planning and the weapons production complex, the volume identifies competing sets of ideas about nuclear weapons and domestic ...

Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium

Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security: The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium

1st Edition

Edited By Alan J. Kuperman
November 10, 2014

This book examines the prospects and challenges of a global phase-out of highly enriched uranium—and the risks of this material otherwise being used by terrorists to make atom bombs. Terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, have demonstrated repeatedly that they seek to acquire nuclear weapons. ...

The Globalization of NATO Intervention, Security and Identity

The Globalization of NATO: Intervention, Security and Identity

1st Edition

By Veronica M. Kitchen
September 11, 2014

This book examines NATO’s transition from a Cold War mutual defence organization into a global alliance, and puts the recent crisis over the Afghanistan mission in the context of long-standing debates over out-of-area interventions. Originally, NATO bound the western allies together for the ...

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