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  • Space Warfare in the 21st Century

    Arming the Heavens

    By Joan Johnson-Freese

    This book examines the recent shift in US space policy and the forces that continually draw the US back into a space-technology security dilemma. The dual-use nature of the vast majority of space technology, meaning of value to both civilian and military communities and being unable to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policy

    Edited by David Garcia, Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    This book examines the evolution of Spanish foreign policy since 1975, through five different presidencies, spanning its transformation from a dictatorial political system and backward economy to a modern European state, fully democratic and with a well-functioning market economy, under strain from…

    Paperback – 2016-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Strategy in US Foreign Policy After the Cold War

    By Nicholas Kitchen

    This book studies the debates surrounding the grand strategy of the United States following the Cold War. It assesses the strategic ideas that have been advanced to conceptualise American foreign policy, grouping these thematically under the headings of primacy, neo-isolationism and liberal…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • The Obama Doctrine

    A Legacy of Continuity in US Foreign Policy?

    Edited by Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland

    President Obama’s first term in office was subject to intense criticism; not only did many feel that he had failed to live up to his leadership potential, but that he had actually continued the foreign policy framework of the George W. Bush era he was supposed to have abandoned. This edited volume…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada

    By Richard Nadeau, Eric Belanger, Francois Petry, Stuart N Soroka, Antonia Maioni

    Heated debate surrounds the topic of health care in both the US and in Canada. In each country, these debates are based in some measure on perceptions about health care in their neighboring country. The perceptions held by Canadians about the US health care system, or those held by Americans about…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • The CIA and the Congress for Cultural Freedom in the Early Cold War

    The Limits of Making Common Cause

    By Sarah Miller Harris

    This book questions the conventional wisdom about one of the most controversial episodes in the Cold War, and tells the story of the CIA's backing of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. For nearly two decades during the early Cold War, the CIA secretly sponsored some of the world’s most feted…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Studies in Intelligence

  • Ethics, Law and Justifying Targeted Killings

    The Obama Administration at War

    By Jack McDonald

    This book examines the normative debates around the American use of targeted killings. It questions whether the Obama administration’s defence of its use of targeted killings is cohesive or hypocritical. In doing so, the book departs from the disciplinary purpose of international law,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Ethics, Technology and the American Way of War

    Cruise Missiles and US Security Policy

    By Reuben E. Brigety II

    A new investigation into how the advent of precision-guided munitions affects the likelihood of US policy makers to use force. As such, this is an inquiry into the impact of ethics, strategy and military technology on the decision calculus of national leaders. Following the first Gulf War in…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Homeland Security and Criminal Justice

    Five Years After 9/11

    Edited by Everette B. Penn

    No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than five years, the United States has experienced its worst terrorist attack and worst…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Friendship in Politics

    Theorizing Amity in and between States

    Edited by Preston King, Graham M. Smith

    Previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy, this volume throws light on the place of friendship in politics by connecting theoretical questions to empirical answers. Today, friendship and politics are most commonly viewed as distinct and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge

  • US Peace Operations Policy

    A Double-Edged Sword?

    Edited by Ian Johnstone

    US enthusiasm for peace operations’ has fluctuated markedly in the post-Cold War era. In the early 1990s, the first Bush Administration’s interest in a "new world order" and the Clinton Administration’s policy of "assertive multilateralism" opened the door to direct engagement in Somalia and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • The US Secretaries of State and Transatlantic Relations

    Edited by Klaus Larres

    Transatlantic relations have been among the most crucially important areas for US foreign policy since 1945. For reasons of self-interest and with regard to common transatlantic values and political, economic and security interests, every American Secretary of State to date has dedicated a…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge

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