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Air University Library Course Support


5 October 2020 - 30 October 2020

"This course introduces you to theories of international politics used to assess strategic problems in the international arena."

Some materials listed below require access to subscription databases.  If you cannot gain access, contact your local library for availability.  AU students and faculty can contact the center's Web Maintainer for a password.

Internet Resources

Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course.  Some links may only be available on-base at Air University.

Monday Oct 5, 2020

Barry Buzan    Biography
George Lawson     Biography
The Global Transformation:  History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations     Review 1     Review 2

Tuesday October 6, 2020

Kenneth Waltz     In Memoriam    Biography      Interview
Man, the State and War:  A Theoretical Analysis     Review 

Thursday October 8, 2020 

John J. Mearsheimer    Biography
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics    Review

Friday October 9, 2020 

Robert Gilpin      Obituary    Interview
War and Change in World Politics     Review 

Tuesday October 13, 2020

Robert O. Keohane     Biography
After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy     Review 1     Review 2

Thursday October 15, 2020

G. John Ikenberry     Biography
Liberal Leviathan:  The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order     Review 1      Review 2    Publisher's Description

Friday October 16, 2020

Mark Raymond    Biography
Social Practices of Rule-Making in World Politics     Review       Publisher Description

Monday October 19, 2020

Nina Tannenwald     Biography
The Nuclear Taboo:  The United States and the Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Since 1945     Review 1     Review 2

Tuesday October 20, 2020

Thomas C. Schelling     Biography 1      Biography 2
Arms and Influence     Review 1     Review 2 

Caitlin Talmadge    Alumni Profile
Would China Go Nuclear?:  Assessing the Risk of Chinese Nuclear Escalation in a Conventional War with the United States.  International Security  41(4):50-92  2017.     (Article)

Thursday October 22, 2020

Vipin Narang    Biography
Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era:  Regional Powers and International Conflict     Review 1     Review 2 

Friday October 23, 2020

Kelly Greenhill       Biography
Peter Krause      Biography
Coercion:  The Power to Hurt in International Politics      Review     Overview

Monday October 26, 2020

Robert D. Blackwill     Biography
Jennifer M. Harris       Biography

War by Other Means:  Geoeconomics and Statecraft     Review      About the book  (Publisher Description)

Tuesday October 27, 2020

Dale C. Copeland      Biography
Economic Interdependence and War     Review 1     Review 2

Thursday October 29, 2020

Andrew Yeo     Biography
Asia's Regional Architecture:  Alliances and Institutions in the Pacific Century      Review   (If using pdf, scroll down to pg 453)     Publisher Description    Book Discussion  (Video Presentation at East - West Center)

Friday October 30, 2020

Kishore Mahbubani       Biography
Has China Won?:  The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy     Review

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