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Routledge Global Security Studies

Series Editor: Aaron Karp, Regina Karp

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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1-10 of 41 results in Routledge Global Security Studies
  1. Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security

    The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium

    Edited by Alan J. Kuperman

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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....

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership

    Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions

    By Kelly P. O'Reilly

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Globalization of NATO

    Intervention, Security and Identity

    By Veronica M. Kitchen

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention

    Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

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

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Power Shifts, Strategy and War

    Declining States and International Conflict

    By Dong Sun Lee

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic

    Regional dynamics in a global world

    Edited by Rolf Tamnes, Kristine Offerdal

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Arms Control in the 21st Century

    Between Coercion and Cooperation

    Edited by Oliver Meier, Christopher Daase

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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,...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The National Politics of Nuclear Power

    Economics, Security, and Governance

    By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Scott Victor Valentine

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Psychology, Strategy and Conflict

    Perceptions of Insecurity in International Relations

    Edited by James W. Davis

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Iran’s Nuclear Programme

    Strategic Implications

    Edited by Joachim Krause

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    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...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge