The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics / Edition 7

The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics / Edition 7

by Robert J. Art
     
 

The Use of Force, long considered a classic in its own right, brings together enduring and influential works on the role of military power in foreign policy and international politics. Now in its seventh edition, the reader offers ten new selections to take account of key current international issues, including the war in Iraq, U.S. attempts at coercive diplomacy,

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The Use of Force, long considered a classic in its own right, brings together enduring and influential works on the role of military power in foreign policy and international politics. Now in its seventh edition, the reader offers ten new selections to take account of key current international issues, including the war in Iraq, U.S. attempts at coercive diplomacy, Iran's drive to acquire nuclear weapons, the dangers and control of bioweapons, military occupations, and terrorism and counterinsurgency. Meticulously chosen and edited by leading scholars Robert J. Art and Kenneth N. Waltz, the selections in this fully updated text represent the best analysis by influential thinkers on the use of force in international affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742556706
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
1,177,498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Strategies for the Use of Force
Chapter 1: The Fungibility of Force
Chapter 2: The Sources of Military Doctrine
Chapter 3: Cooperation under the Security Dilemma
Chapter 4: Coercive Diplomacy
Chapter 5: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Chapter 6: The Unimpressive Record of Atomic Diplomacy
Chapter 7: The Utility of Nuclear Deterrence
Chapter 8: Nuclear Myths & Political Realities
Part II: Case Studies in the Use of Force
Chapter 9: The Cult of the Offensive in 1914
Chapter 10: Hitler and the Blitzkrieg Strategy
Chapter 11: Japan's Fatal Blunder
Chapter 12: The Decision to Use Atomic Bomb
Chapter 13: The Korean War
Chapter 14: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Chapter 15: Implementing Flexible Response: Vietnam as a Test Case
Chapter 16: The Afghani War: A Flawed Masterpiece
Chapter 17: The U. S. and Coercive Diplomacy
Chapter 18: Learning the Right Lessons from Iraq
Part III: Current Military Issues
Chapter 19: From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing
Chapter 20: The Strategy of Selective Engagement
Chapter 21: Taming American Power
Chapter 22: Pathogens as Weapons: The International Security Implications of Biological Warfare
Chapter 23: The Impact of Iran's Nuclearization on Israel
Chapter 24: Nuclear Instability in South Asia
Chapter 25: Nuclear Stability in South Asia
Chapter 26: Intervention in Ethnic and Ideological Civil Wars
Chapter 27: Military Responses to Refugee Disasters
Chapter 28: The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement
Chapter 29: Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Fail
Chapter 30: Counter-insurgency Redux
Chapter 31: Dealing with Terrorists
Chapter 32: How al-Qaida Ends: The Decline and Demise of Terrorist Groups

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