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Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing From Empires To The Global Era
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|September 18, 2018

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At the end of the Cold War, the United States emerged as the world’s most powerful state, and then used that power to initiate wars against smaller countries in the Middle East and South Asia. According to balance-of-power theory—the bedrock of…
South Asia's Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament

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South Asia, which consists of eight states of different sizes and capabilities, is characterized by high levels of insecurity at the inter-state, intra-state, and human level: insecurity that is manifest in both traditional and non-traditional security…
Complex Deterrence: Strategy in the Global Age
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|September 1, 2009

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As the costs of a preemptive foreign policy in Iraq have become clear, strategies such as containment and deterrence have been gaining currency among policy makers. This comprehensive book offers an agenda for the contemporary practice of…
The India-Pakistan Conflict: An Enduring Rivalry

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India-Pakistan rivalry remains one of the most enduring and unresolved conflicts of our times. It began with the birth of the two states in 1947, and it has continued ever since, with the periodic resumption of wars and crises. The conflict has affected every…
The Nation-State in Question
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|October 5, 2003

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Has globalization forever undermined the state as the mighty guarantor of public welfare and security? In the 1990s, the prevailing and even hopeful view was that it had. The euphoria did not last long. Today the "return of the state" is increasingly being…
International Order and the Future of World Politics

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In this volume distinguished scholars from different social science disciplines assess the emerging international order. The volume's three sections examine theories and strategies of order; the prospects of the major likely contenders for world leadership (the…
Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers

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This book asks why weaker powers so often engage in wars against stronger opponents. It examines six cases where this occurred in this century, including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The…
International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation
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|March 26, 2012

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Regional transformation has emerged as a major topic of research during the past few decades, much of it seeking to understand how a region changes into a zone of conflict or cooperation and how and why some regions remain in perpetual conflict. Although the…
International Relations Theory and Regional Transformation

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Regional transformation has emerged as a major topic of research during the past few decades, much of it seeking to understand how a region changes into a zone of conflict or cooperation and how and why some regions remain in perpetual conflict. Although the…
India in the World Order: Searching for Major-Power Status

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Two highly regarded scholars come together to examine India's relationship with the world's major powers and its own search for a significant role in the international system. Central to the argument is Indiaas belief that the acquisition of an independent…
The Absolute Weapon Revisited: Nuclear Arms and the Emerging International Order

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Soon after nuclear weapons devastated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Bernard Brodie and several colleagues wrote The Absolute Weapon , which predicted that the atomic bomb would revolutionize international politics. In TheAbsolute Weapon Revisited…
South Asia's Weak States: Understanding the Regional Insecurity Predicament
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|August 9, 2010

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South Asia, which consists of eight states of different sizes and capabilities, is characterized by high levels of insecurity at the inter-state, intra-state, and human level: insecurity that is manifest in both traditional and non-traditional security…