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No Use: Nuclear Weapons and U.S. National Security

by Thomas M. Nichols University of Pennsylvania Press (November 20, 2013)

In No Use, national security scholar Thomas M. Nichols examines the role of nuclear weapons and their prominence in U.S. security strategy, ultimately arguing that this belief in the utility of nuclear force...

Building Militaries in Fragile States

by Mara E. Karlin University of Pennsylvania Press (December 08, 2017)

Combining rigorous academic scholarship with the experience of a senior Pentagon policymaker, Mara E. Karlin explores the key national security issue of our time: how to effectively build partner militaries....

Heavenly Ambitions: America's Quest to Dominate Space

by Joan Johnson-Freese University of Pennsylvania Press (May 26, 2012)

In Heavenly Ambitions, Joan Johnson-Freese lays out her vision of the future of space as a frontier where nations cooperate, and military activity is circumscribed by arms control treaties that would allow no...

Misunderstanding Terrorism

by Marc Sageman University of Pennsylvania Press (September 06, 2016)

Misunderstanding Terrorism provides a striking reassessment of the scope and nature of the global neo-jihadi threat to the West. The post-9/11 decade experienced the emergence of new forms of political violence...

The Markets for Force: Privatization of Security Across World Regions

by Molly Dunigan & Ulrich Petersohn University of Pennsylvania Press (January 21, 2015)

The Markets for Force compares the markets for private military and security services across the globe, examining how local markets evolve and interact with regional politics and geostrategic context.