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Air University Library Course Support


4 December 2023 - 19 December 2023

"In SAASS 633, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your SAASS studies thus far and develop some answers to basic questions of strategy through the lens of coercion theory."

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 Database Request Page for a password.

Internet Resources
Listed below is on-line information about books and their authors used in this course. 

Day 1:  4 December 2023

Michael J. Mazarr      Biography
Gian Gentile     Biography 
Dan Madden     
Stacie L. Pettyjohn     Biography
Yvonne K. Crane    
The Korean Peninsula:  Three Dangerous Scenarios      Review      (RAND Report)

Day 2:  5 December 2023

Bernard Brodie     Tribute    Obituary
Strategy in the Missile Age      Review 1     Review 2 

Day 3:  7 December 2023

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

Day 4:  8 December 2023

Daniel Byman     Biography
Matthew Waxman     Biography
The Dynamics of Coercion:  American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might     Review 1     Review 2  

John J. Hamre     Biography 
Joseph S. Nye  Jr.    Biography 
Victor Cha    Biography 
Katrin Fraser Katz    Biography
Recommendations on North Korea Policy and Extended Deterrence     (CSIS Report, 19 January 2023 "Click on Download the Full Report")

Day 5:  11 December 2023  

Robin Markwica    Biography
Emotional Choices:  How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy       Review 1    Review 2

Rose McDermott     Biography
"Putin and the Psychology of Nuclear Brinkmanship:  The War in Ukraine Hinges on One Man's Thoughts and Feelings"    (Journal Article)

Day 6:  12 December 2023

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

Keir A. Lieber    Biography
Daryl G. Press   Biography
"The Nukes We Need:  Preserving the American Deterrent"     (Journal Article)

Day 7:  14 December 2023

Nicholas Mulder     Biography
The Economic Weapon:  The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War      Review 1      Review 2

Gerard DiPippo       Biography
Andrea Leonard Palazzi    Biography
Bearing the Brunt:  The Impact of Sanctions on Russia's Economy and lessons for the Use of Sanctions on China    (CSIS Report, February 2023  "Click on Download the Full Report")

Day 8:  15 December 2023

Brad Roberts        Biography
The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century       Review 

Ankit Panda       Biography
The Washington Declaration Is a Software Upgrade for the U.S.-South Korea Alliance     (Commentary)

Day 9:  18 December 2023

Richard Price     Biography
The Chemical Weapons Taboo      Publisher Description

Richard Price   Biography
"Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo"      (Journal Article)

Day 10:  19 December 2023

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

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