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Belfer Center Studies in International Security

The Belfer Center Studies in International Security book series is edited at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and published by The MIT Press. The series publishes books on contemporary issues in international security policy, as well as their conceptual and historical foundations. Topics of particular interest to the series include the spread of weapons of mass destruction, internal conflict, the international effects of democracy and democratization, and U. S. defense policy.

Up-to-date, authoritative information on military capabilities in the Middle East.

Iran and the Challenge of Azerbaijani Identity
The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security

With its wealth of current, hard-to-find information, The Middle East Military Balance offers an authoritative and indispensable guide to military capabilities in the Middle East.

Historians, Political Scientists, and the Study of International Relations
US Defense Alternatives for the 21st Century
Edited by Cindy Williams
A Commonsense Strategy for a Democratic Society

Systematic and concrete prescriptions for strengthening America's alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nuclear Proliferation, US Interests, and World Order
Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons

In-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents.

The Rise, Fall, and Reprise of Soviet-Russian Military Interventionism, 1973-1996
Limiting the Threat
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack

This volume analyzes the nature andlimits of the covert NBC threat and proposes a measured set of policyresponses, focused on improving intelligence andconsequence-management capabilities to reduce U.S. vulnerability.

Efforts to contend with tensions inherent in multiethnic societies; case studies of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Is Democracy the Answer?

Focusing on international crises between democratic, democratic-nondemocratic, and nondemocratic pairs of states that either escalated to war or were resolved peacefully, Paths to Peace explores the extent to which domestic norms and institutions influence threat perceptions and the process of foreign policymaking.

Transatlantic Policies for the Greater Middle East
U.S. and NIS Perspectives on the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program
Promise Vs. Performance
Containing the Threat of Loose Russian Nuclear Weapons and Fissile Material

This study by Graham Allison and three colleagues at Harvard's Center for Science and International Affairs warns that containing the leakage of nuclear materials—and keeping them out of the hands of groups hostile to the United States—is our nation's highest security priority.

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