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The Long Telegram 2.0: A Neo-Kennanite Approach to Russia Current

Dr. Peter Eltsov | The Long Telegram 2.0: A Neo-Kennanite Approach to Russia lays out an original argument for understanding Russia that goes deep into its history, starting with the tri-partite dictum “orthodoxy, autocracy, nationality,” formulated in 1833 by count Sergey Uvarov. The author explores Uvarov’s triad in the context of modern Russia, adding five more traits: exceptionalism, expansionism, historical primordialism, worship of the military, and glorification of suffering.

Returning Islamist Foreign Fighters: Threats and Challenges to the West Current

Dr. Elena Pokalova | This book analyzes the major approaches implemented by Western countries in response to foreign fighter returnees, discusses the prosecution of returnees, and evaluates the corresponding challenges of prison radicalization.

Special Operations: Out of the Shadows Current

Why have special operations forces become a key strategic tool in the conduct of modern warfare? How do these specially trained and equipped elite units function? What types of missions do they conduct?

The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War Current

In The Rising Clamor: The American Press, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Cold War, David P. Hadley explores the relationships that developed between the CIA and the press, its evolution over time, and its practical impact from the creation of the CIA to the first major congressional investigations of its activities in 1975–76 by the Church and Pike committees.

The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder Current

Dr. Sean McFate | Some of the principles of warfare are ancient, others are new, but all described in The New Rules of War will permanently shape war now and in the future. By following them Sean McFate argues, we can prevail. But if we do not, terrorists, rogue states, and others who do not fight conventionally will succeed—and rule the world.

Eurasia’s Maritime Rise and Global Security: From the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic (Palgrave Studies in Maritime Politics and Security) Current

Dr. Geoffrey Gresh | This book explores Eurasia’s growing embrace of its maritime geography from the Indian Ocean to Pacific Asia and the Arctic. In an age of climate change, the melting of the Arctic will transform Eurasia’s importance, in addition to influencing the political, economic, and military dynamics across Eurasia’s main maritime regions.

The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries Current

Dr. Erica Marat | This book explores the conditions in which a meaningful transformation of the police is likely to succeed and when it will fail. Departing from the conventional interpretation of the police as merely an institution of coercion, this book defines it as a medium for state-society consensus on the limits of the state's legitimate use of violence.

When Small Countries Crash Current

Dr. Scott MacDonald & Dr. Andrew Novo | The story of small countries suffering the costs of financial missteps is long and painful. Authors Scott MacDonald and Andrew Novo argue that smaller economies tend to be more vulnerable to economic shocks, many of which are externally generated.

The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order Current

Dr. Sean McFate | The United States can no longer go to war without contractors. Yet we don't know much about the industry's structure, its operations, or where it's heading. Typically led by ex-military men, contractor firms are by their very nature secretive. Even the U.S. government-the entity that actually pays them-knows relatively little.

A Tale of Two Eagles: The US-Mexico Bilateral Defense Relationship Post Cold War New

Dr. Craig Deare | Relying primarily on one-on-one interviews with senior practitioners and analysts on both sides of the border, the text examines the evolution of the U.S.-Mexican bilateral defense relationship to better understand how and why this unique relationship has improved, in fits and starts, over the past 25 years. It offers a new understanding of how defense policymakers from each respective country perceive the other, as well as how the lack of trust and understanding between the two neighbors has delayed greater cooperation.