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Between Ally and Partner: Korea-China Relations and the United States

by Jae Ho Chung Columbia University Press (November 28, 2006)

China and South Korea have come a long way since they were adversaries. The arc of their relationship since the late 1970s is an excellent model of East-West cooperation and, at the same time, highlights the...

Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East

by Joel S. Migdal Columbia University Press (February 18, 2014)

Joel S. Migdal focuses on the approach U.S. officials adopted toward the Middle East after World War II, one that paid scant attention to tectonic shifts in the region. The United States did not restrict its...

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late

by Joseph Cirincione Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

There is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can...

The Logic of Japanese Politics: Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of Change

by Gerald L. Curtis Columbia University Press (August 27, 1999)

Curtis surveys the current state of Japanese politics and predicts what events are likely to transpire in Japan in the coming years. This book offers a unique perspective into Japanese political identity through...

South Korea at the Crossroads

by Scott A. Snyder Columbia University Press (January 02, 2018)

Against the backdrop of China's mounting influence and North Korea's growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects...

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

by Lorenzo Vidino Columbia University Press (August 25, 2010)

In both Europe and North America, organizations tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional, richly funded organizations. They...

Beyond the Final Score

by Victor D. Cha Columbia University Press (December 30, 2008)

The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international...

By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

by Michael J. Green Columbia University Press (March 07, 2017)

Soon after the American Revolution, the United States began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and its vast material and cultural resources. Many asked whether the United States...

Harmony and War: Confucian Culture and Chinese Power Politics

by Yuan-kang Wang Columbia University Press (December 06, 2010)

Confucianism has shaped a certain perception of Chinese security strategy, symbolized by the defensive, nonaggressive Great Wall. Many believe China is antimilitary and reluctant to use force against its enemies....

China and India: Prospects for Peace

by Jonathan Holslag Columbia University Press (December 23, 2009)

For all their spectacular growth, China and India must still lift a hundred million citizens out of poverty and create jobs for the numerous laborers. Both powers hope trade and investment will sustain national...

China Rising: Peace, Power, and Order in East Asia

by David C. Kang Columbia University Press (November 20, 2007)

Over the past three decades, China has rapidly emerged as a major regional power, yet East Asia has been more peaceful than at any time since the Opium Wars of 1839-1841. Why has the region accommodated China's...

China's Hegemony: Four Hundred Years of East Asian Domination

by Ji-Young Lee Columbia University Press (October 18, 2016)

Watching China’s growing power and international prominence today, many have invoked China’s imperial past to project Asia’s future dominated by China. China’s Hegemony shows that the Chinese-centered...

Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East

by Irene L. Gendzier Columbia University Press (November 17, 2015)

Irene L. Gendzier presents incontrovertible evidence that oil politics played a significant role in the founding of Israel, the policy then adopted by the United States toward Palestinians, and subsequent U.S....

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections

by Michael H. Armacost Columbia University Press (July 14, 2015)

Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost sheds light on how the presidential nomination battle impels candidates to accommodate the foreign policy DNA of the party faithful...

The Japan--South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States

by Brad Glosserman & Scott A. Snyder Columbia University Press (May 26, 2015)

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also US allies. However, despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity,...

Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

by Seyom Brown Columbia University Press (February 17, 2015)

Seyom Brown’s authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose....