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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.

  • Confrontational and Cooperative Regional Orders

    Managing Regional Security in World Politics, 1st Edition

    By Ariel Gonzalez Levaggi

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-07-26
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  • Nuclear Disarmament

    A Critical Assessment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bård Nikolas Vik Steen, Olav Njølstad

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
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  • North Korea, Iran and the Challenge to International Order

    A Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Patrick McEachern, Jaclyn O’Brien McEachern

    This book examines and compares the political situations in North Korea and Iran, and the contemporary security challenges posed by their illicit nuclear aspirations. While government officials, including a series of American presidents, strategic policy documents and outside analysts have…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
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  • Nuclear Command and Control Norms

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    By Salma Shaheen

    This book offers a new analytical framework for studying nuclear command and control (C2), based on a comparative study of four nuclear weapons states (NWS). The subject of nuclear operations management has long been shrouded in secrecy, and whilst the importance of nuclear C2 cannot be disputed,…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
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  • Geo-economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century

    The Revival of Economic Statecraft, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mikael Wigell, Sören Scholvin, Mika Aaltola

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • US National Security Reform

    Reassessing the National Security Act of 1947, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heidi B. Demarest, Erica D. Borghard

    This collection of essays considers the evolution of American institutions and processes for forming and implementing US national security policy, and offers diverse policy prescriptions for reform to confront an evolving and uncertain security environment. Twelve renowned scholars and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
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  • US Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

    The Case For Restraint, 1st Edition

    Edited by A. Trevor Thrall, Benjamin H. Friedman

    This book challenges the dominant strategic culture and makes the case for restraint in US grand strategy in the 21st century. Grand strategy, meaning a state’s theory about how it can achieve national security for itself, is elusive. That is particularly true in the United States, where the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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  • Stable Nuclear Zero

    The Vision and its Implications for Disarmament Policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sverre Lodgaard

    This volume examines the conditions necessary for a stable nuclear-weapons-free world and the implications for nuclear disarmament policy. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is a road map to nuclear zero, but it is a rudimentary one and it says nothing about the kind of zero to aim for.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
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  • Nonproliferation Policy and Nuclear Posture

    Causes and Consequences for the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1st Edition

    Edited by Neil Narang, Erik Gartzke, Matthew Kroenig

    This volume examines the causes and consequences of nuclear postures and nonproliferation policies. The real-world importance of nuclear weapons has led to the production of a voluminous scholarly literature on the causes and consequences of nuclear weapons proliferation. Missing from this…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
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  • Nuclear Terrorism

    Countering the Threat, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brecht Volders, Tom Sauer

    This volume aims to improve understanding of nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Nuclear terrorism is perceived as one of the most immediate and extreme threats to global security today. While the international community has made important progress in securing fissile…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Global Nuclear Disarmament

    Strategic, Political, and Regional Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nik Hynek, Michal Smetana

    This book examines the issue of nuclear disarmament in different strategic, political, and regional contexts. This volume seeks to provide a rich theoretical and practical insight to one of the major topics in the field of international security: global abolishment of nuclear weapons. Renewed calls…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • International Relations Theory and European Security

    We Thought We Knew, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lorenzo Cladi, Andrea Locatelli

    This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy has been attracting an ever-increasing number of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • US Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East

    The Realpolitik of Deceit, 1st Edition

    By Bernd Kaussler, Glenn P. Hastedt

    This book offers a realist critique of US foreign policy towards the Middle East in the past decade. It critically examines four core foundations of contemporary US Middle East policy: US relations with Saudi Arabia after the Arab Spring; US diplomacy towards Iran and the Obama administration’s…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
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  • International and Regional Security

    The Causes of War and Peace, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Miller

    This volume is a collection of the best essays of Professor Benjamin Miller on the subjects of international and regional security. The book analyses the interrelationships between international politics and regional and national security, with a special focus on the sources of international…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
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  • Nuclear Asymmetry and Deterrence

    Theory, Policy and History, 1st Edition

    By Jan Ludvik

    This book offers a broader theory of nuclear deterrence and examines the way nuclear and conventional deterrence interact with non-military factors in a series of historical case studies. The existing body of literature largely leans toward the analytical primacy of nuclear deterrence and it is…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
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  • Reconceptualizing Deterrence

    Nudging Toward Rationality in Middle Eastern Rivalries, 1st Edition

    By Elli Lieberman

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
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  • Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership

    Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions, 1st Edition

    By Kelly P O'Reilly

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
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  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention

    Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
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  • Nuclear Weapons and International Security

    Collected Essays, 1st Edition

    By Ramesh Thakur

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-03-18
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  • Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic

    Regional dynamics in a global world, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rolf Tamnes, Kristine Offerdal

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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  • Regional Peacemaking and Conflict Management

    A Comparative Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carmela Lutmar, Benjamin Miller

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17
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  • 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

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
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  • Ballistic Missile Defence and US National Security Policy

    Normalisation and Acceptance after the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Futter

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
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  • Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy

    Sanctions, Incentives, and Target State Calculations, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Norrin M. Ripsman

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-03
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  • Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security

    The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan J. Kuperman

    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.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • The Globalization of NATO

    Intervention, Security and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Veronica M. Kitchen

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Power Shifts, Strategy and War

    Declining States and International Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Dong Sun Lee

    Marked changes in the balance of power between states in the international system are generally seen by IR scholars as among the most common causes of war. This book explains why such power shifts lead to war breaking out in some cases, but not in others. In contrast to existing approaches, this…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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  • Arms Control in the 21st Century

    Between Coercion and Cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Meier, Christopher Daase

    This volume evaluates the impact of coercive arms control efforts to curb the spread of weapons of mass destruction in the twenty-first century. A new paradigm in arms control is gradually replacing the idea that mutually agreed restrictions on armaments can improve international security. Thus,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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  • The National Politics of Nuclear Power

    Economics, Security, and Governance, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Scott Victor Valentine

    This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the dynamics driving, and constraining, nuclear power development in Asia, Europe and North America, providing detailed comparative analysis. The book formulates a theory of nuclear socio-political economy which highlights six factors necessary for…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • Psychology, Strategy and Conflict

    Perceptions of Insecurity in International Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by James W. Davis

    This volume examines the explanatory nesting approach in the analysis of international relations and its continuing relevance in the 21st century. International relations theory urgently needs strategies for coping with the growing complexity of the international system following the collapse of…

    Paperback – 2013-11-01
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  • Iran’s Nuclear Programme

    Strategic Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joachim Krause

    This book examines the strategic implications of Iran’s nuclear programme, providing an inventory of the negotiations and a discussion of possible solutions to this pressing international security issue. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear programme has been the cause of one of the most extended…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Causes and Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Rauchhaus, Matthew Kroenig, Erik Gartzke

    This book offers valuable insights into the causes and consequences of nuclear proliferation. Through the development of new datasets and the application of cutting edge research methods, contributors to this volume significantly advance the frontiers of research on nuclear weapons. Essays in this…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation

    Between control and cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Meier

    This edited volume examines the issue of the proliferation of dual-use technology and the efforts of the international community to control these technologies. Efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) increasingly focus on preventing the proliferation and misuse of dual-use…

    Hardback – 2013-08-22
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  • Northern Security and Global Politics

    Nordic-Baltic strategic influence in a post-unipolar world, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann-Sofie Dahl, Pauli Järvenpää

    This book takes a comprehensive approach to security in the Nordic-Baltic region, studying how this region is affected by developments in the international system. The advent of the new millennium coincided with the return of the High North to the world stage. A number of factors have contributed…

    Hardback – 2013-08-09
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  • Network Centric Warfare and Coalition Operations

    The New Military Operating System, 1st Edition

    By Paul T. Mitchell

    This book argues that Network Centric Warfare (NCW) influences how developed militaries operate in the same fashion that an operating system influences the development of computer software. It examines three inter-related issues: the overwhelming military power of the United States; the growing…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
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  • Risk, Global Governance and Security

    The Other War on Terror, 1st Edition

    By Yee-Kuang Heng, Ken McDonagh

    This book applies risk society theory to the 'War on Terror', steering the discussion away from the militaristic discourse of the Bush era towards an emphasis on global cooperation and a new cosmopolitan agenda. The literature and rhetoric of the 'War on Terror' has been dominated by dramatic…

    Paperback – 2013-08-07
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  • Political Economy and Grand Strategy

    A Neoclassical Realist View, 1st Edition

    By Mark R. Brawley

    This book examines traditional balance of power theory from a political-economic perspective, using historical examples, to draw out distinctions between the liberal and realist approach and how this affects grand strategy. The realist view of the balance of power theory includes implicit…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15
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  • Unipolarity and World Politics

    A Theory and its Implications, 1st Edition

    By Birthe Hansen

    This new book offers a coherent model of a unipolar world order. Unipolarity is usually described either as a ‘brief moment’ or as something historically insignificant. However, we have already seen nearly twenty years of virtual unipolarity and this period has been of great significance for world…

    Paperback – 2012-07-23
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  • Nuclear Weapons and Cooperative Security in the 21st Century

    The New Disorder, 1st Edition

    By Stephen J. Cimbala

    This book looks at the prospects for international cooperation over nuclear weapons proliferation in the 21st century. Nuclear weapons served as stabilizing forces during the Cold War, or the First Nuclear Age, on account of their capability for destruction, the fear that this created among…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • Disarmament Diplomacy and Human Security

    Regimes, Norms and Moral Progress in International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Denise Garcia

    This book assesses how progress in disarmament diplomacy in the last decade has improved human security. In doing so, the book looks at three cases of the development of international norms in this arena. First, it traces how new international normative understandings have shaped the evolution of…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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  • Nuclear Energy and Global Governance

    Ensuring Safety, Security and Non-proliferation, 1st Edition

    By Trevor Findlay

    The book considers the implications of the nuclear energy revival for global governance in the areas of safety, security and non-proliferation. Increased global warming, the energy demands of China, India and other emerging economic powerhouses and the problems facing traditional and alternative…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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  • Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

    Towards a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World?, 1st Edition

    By Sverre Lodgaard

    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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  • International Conflict in the Asia-Pacific

    Patterns, Consequences and Management, 1st Edition

    By Jacob Bercovitch, Mikio Oishi

    This book analyses four major long-standing and intractable conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region (the Korean Peninsula; the Taiwan Strait; the South China Sea (Spratly Islands); and India-Pakistan), and aims to identify the mechanisms used to manage these conflicts. International Conflict in the…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
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  • Arms Control and Missile Proliferation in the Middle East

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernd W. Kubbig, Sven-Eric Fikenscher

    This edited volume provides a systematic analysis of the missile threat and proliferation issue in the Middle East region. The question of how to increase the level of security in the Middle East is not a new one, given the conflict-ridden nature of the region. The solution attempted for this…

    Hardback – 2011-12-22
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  • US Strategy in Africa

    AFRICOM, Terrorism and Security Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by David J Francis

    This book outlines the construction, interpretations and understanding of US strategy towards Africa in the early twenty-first century. No single issue or event in the recent decades in Africa has provoked so much controversy and unified hostility and opposition as the announcement by former…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15
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  • Nuclear Proliferation and International Order

    Challenges to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1st Edition

    Edited by Olav Njølstad

    This book examines the state of the nuclear non-proliferation regime and the issues it faces in the early 21st century. Despite the fact that most countries in the world have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) there is growing concern that the NPT is in serious trouble and may not be able…

    Paperback – 2011-12-15
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  • Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century

    Competing Visions of World Order, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graeme P. Herd

    This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great…

    Paperback – 2011-11-07
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  • A Perpetual Menace

    Nuclear Weapons and International Order, 1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Written by a leading scholar in the field of nuclear weapons and international relations, this book examines ‘the problem of order’ arising from the existence of weapons of mass destruction. This central problem of international order has its origins in the nineteenth century, when…

    Paperback – 2011-09-14
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  • Why Did the United States Invade Iraq?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane K. Cramer, A. Trevor Thrall

    This edited volume presents the foremost scholarly thinking on why the US invaded Iraq in 2003, a pivotal event in both modern US foreign policy and international politics. In the years since the US invasion of Iraq it has become clear that the threat of weapons of mass destruction was not as…

    Paperback – 2011-08-04
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  • Regional Powers and Security Orders

    A Theoretical Framework, 1st Edition

    By Robert Stewart-Ingersoll, Derrick Frazier

    This book presents a new theoretical framework through which to understand the role of regional powers in creating and maintaining regional security orders. As a result of the retreat of the global powers since the end of the Cold War, it has become clear that international security dynamics are…

    Hardback – 2011-07-07
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