North Korea is perilously close to developing strategic nuclear weapons capable of hitting the United States and its East Asian allies. North Korea has struggled to perfect the required delivery systems. This volume offers a timely analysis of the consequences of an operational North Korean nuclear capability for international security.
Psychological Implications for Democracy in Global Context
Applies psychological themes and theories on intergroup relations to a variety of cultures and conflicts across the globe. This book focuses on the implications of psychological research and theory for democracy and policies for managing diversity.
Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military compares the integration of women, gender perspectives, and the women, peace, and security agenda into the armed forces of eight countries plus NATO and UN peacekeeping operations. The countries examined are Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States, the UK, Israel, Australia, and South ......
Human Rights, International Order, and the Ethics of Peace
Wars have negative consequences, not the least impinging on human life, and offer infrequent and uncertain benefits, yet war is part of the human condition. This book features insightful analysis of jus ad bellum ("the right of war") that is grounded in a variety of contemporary examples from World War I through Vietnam.
Why does peace fail? More precisely, why do some countries that show every sign of having successfully emerged from civil war fall once again into armed conflict? What explains why peace sticks after some wars but not others? This title examines the factors behind 15 cases of civil war recurrence in Africa, Asia, the Caucasus, and Latin America.
Strategy and Policy Choices for America's Longest War
Given the realities of the Taliban's persistence and the desire of US policymakers - and the public - to find a way out, what can and should be the goals of the US and its allies in Afghanistan? This title provides a comprehensive assessment of the alternatives for restoring peace and stability to Afghanistan.
Violence, Civilians, and Revolutionary Group Behavior
Offers an understanding of insurgency and explains the changing behavior of insurgent groups toward the civilians they claim to represent. This book seeks to establish whether contemporary subcultures display modern or postmodern sensibilities and forms.
Argues that reconciliation needs honest talk to promote trust building and enable former enemies and adversaries to explore joint solutions to the cause of their conflicts. This book offers a critical assessment of the South African experiment in transitional justice as captured in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.