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The Soviet Union and Postwar Japan

The Soviet Union and Postwar Japan is a magisterial survey of the problems—ideological, political, cultural, diplomatic, economic, and military—which exist between these two major powers, based upon Professor Swearingen's unusual first-hand knowledge of this area and issues.


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The Struggle across the Taiwan Strait

A concise and informative history of how China divided in 1949 into two regimes, why they struggled to achieve the same political goal-reunification of China—and why their struggle today continues in a more complex and dangerous way. The authors detail how the changes brought about by the 2000 election not only intensified the conflict between the regimes but locked both sides into a new contest that increased the probability of war rather than peace.


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The Struggle for Mastery in the Fertile Crescent

Fouad Ajami analyzes the struggle for influence along the Fertile Crescent--the stretch of land that runs from Iran's border with Iraq to the Meditterranean--among three of the regional powers who have stepped into the vacuum left by the West: Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He explains that, of the three powers competing for influence, Saudi Arabia and Iran are in it for the long haul. Each of those powers has a sense of mission and constituencies that enable them to stick it out and pay the price for a sphere of influence. Ajami details each country's prospects for supremacy and asserts that Iran must ultimately be reckoned to be the strongest.


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The Syrian Rebellion

Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar, Ajami explains how an irresistible force clashed with an immovable object: the regime versus people who conquered fear to challenge a despot of unspeakable cruelty.


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The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

A contributors' "who's who" from the academic and policy communities explain and provide perspectives on John Taylor's revolutionary thinking about monetary policy. They explore some of the literature that Taylor inspired and help us understand how the new ways of thinking that he pioneered have influenced actual policy here and abroad.


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The Transition of Finance in Japan and the United States

This book discusses the transition of finance and money in Japan and the United States from the 1970s through the first few months of 1987.


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The Unbearable Heaviness of Governing

Taking a critical look at the realities that have shaped the first stage of Barack Obama's presidency, Morton Keller offers a history-focused examination of Obama's developing style of governing, with particular attention to his signature policies of the stimulus, financial, and health care reforms. The author considers this presidency in light of the facts of contemporary political life and the nature of key government institutions, such as Congress and the bureaucracy, and discusses what may lie ahead for the president's policies and political prospects.


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The War That Must Never Be Fought

The War That Must Never Be Fought is a collection of essays exploring how nuclear deterrence should be understood seventy years after the first nuclear explosions. The contributors examine nuclear deterrence from the vantage points of nations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, all of which have some form of security relationship with the United States. The contributors challenge deterrence theories developed during the Cold War to show that a successful effort to reduce and eliminate the nuclear threat must be based on a combination of regional and global joint enterprises.


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The Wealth of Nations in the Twentieth Century

This collection of essays, based on a conference at the Hoover Institution, compares the governmental policies and institutional determinants of economic development for sixteen countries within the context of Western economic development and national trends in the world economy. The study also includes an essay by Amartya Sen that examines the meaning of wealth and its different measurements.


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The Weaver's Lost Art

Looking beneath the surface of strategy, policy, and daily operations, the author uses the analogy of weaving to review the United States’ historical responsibility maintaining international peace and security. He shows why we must marshal all possible elements in the Middle East, and supporters from without, to defeat the enemies of order in the region.


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To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations

Angelo Codevilla asks,"What does it mean for the United States to be at peace? How is it to be won and preserved in our time?" Noting that our government’s increasingly unlimited powers flow in part from our statesmen’s inability to stay out of wars or win them, he shows that peace among ourselves depends substantially on making peace with other peoples. This study of the principles of statecraft takes us from Greco-Roman times through Christian and early modern thought, concentrating on the various ways in which US statesmen have dealt with the problems of peace and war.


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To Promote Peace

Sixteen distinguished foreign policy experts test the chances of peace by examining present American foreign policy.


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Torn Country

Zeyno Baran examines the intense struggle between Turkey's secularists and Islamists in their most recent battles over their country's destination. Looking into the fate of both Turkey's secularism and its democratic experiment, she shows that, for all the flaws of its political journey, the modern Turkish state has managed to maintain an essential separation between religion and the political realm-a separation that is now in jeopardy.


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Total Volunteer Force

Tim Kane identifies and examines the underlying causes of personnel dysfunction in the US armed forces and suggests specific, decentralizing reforms to Pentagon policies. His proposals aim to move personnel strategies further along the spectrum of volunteerism, emphasize greater individual agency during all stages of a US military career, and restore command authority to colonels and captains that has been missing since the centralization of the 1960s.


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Trial of a Thousand Years

Charles Hill analyzes the refusal of the ideologues of pan-Islam to accept the boundaries and responsibilities of the order of states. He offers a historical perspective on the war of Islamism against the nation-state system, looking at changes in world order from the Thirty Years' War of the seventeenth century to Iran's Islamic revolution in 1979 to the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.


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