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4 October 2021 - 29 October 2021

This course examines "International Relations and coercion scholarship to aid our understanding of the factors we should account for in shaping actors' behaviors, and how might we best do that in the pursuit of national advantage as military strategists."

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 4, 2021

Amitav Acharya    Biography
Barry Buzan    Biography
The Making of Global International Relations:  Origins and Evolution of IR at its Centenary    Review     Publisher Description

Tuesday October 5, 2021

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

Thursday October 7, 2021 

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 8, 2021 

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

Monday October 11, 2021  Holiday

Tuesday October 12, 2021

Shiping Tang     Biography
The Social Evolution of International Politics       Review 1     Review 2

Thursday October 14, 2021

Yan Xuetong     Biography
Leadership and the Rise of Great Powers     Review 1      Review 2   Publisher Description

Friday October 15, 2021

Robert Gilpin      Interview
War and Change in World Politics     Review 

Monday October 18, 2021

Helen Milner    Biography
Dustin Tingley     Biography
Sailing the Water's Edge:  The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy     Review

Tuesday October 19, 2021

Steven F. Jackson     Biography
China's Regional Relations in Comparative Perspective:  From Harmonious Neighbors to Strategic Partners    Review     Publisher Description

Thursday October 21, 2021

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

Friday October 22, 2021

Robert Pape         Biography     Interview
Bombing to Win:  Air power and Coercion in War     Review

Monday October 25, 2021

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

Tuesday October 26, 2021

Robert D. Blackwill     Biography
Jennifer M. Harris       Biography
War by Other Means:  Geoeconomics and Statecraft     Review      About the book  (Publisher Description)

Thursday October 28, 2021

Keir A. Lieber   Biography
Daryl G. Press     Biography
The Myth of Nuclear Revolution:  Power Politics in the Atomic Age     Publisher Description

Friday October 29, 2021

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

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