New Books in National Security

Interviews with Scholars of National Security about their New Books

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episode 33: Ariel I. Ahram, "Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Resshaping of the Middle East" (Oxford UP, 2019)

Since 2011, civil wars and state failure have wracked the Arab world, underlying the misalignment between national identity and political borders. In Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Resshaping of the Middle East (Oxford UP, 2019), Ariel I. Ahram examines the separatist movements that aimed to remake those borders and create new independent states...



episode 491: Dilip Hiro, "Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy" (Oxford UP, 2018)

In recent years, the concept of a ‘Cold War’ has been revived to describe the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran...



episode 85: Eliot Borenstein, "Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism" (Cornell UP, 2019)

Borenstein discusses popular conspiracy theories such as the Harvard Project and the Dulles Plan, why and how conspiratorial thinking has flourished in post-Soviet Russia



episode 489: Elizabeth Schmidt, "Foreign Intervention in Africa after the Cold War: Sovereignty, Responsibility, and the War on Terror" (Ohio UP, 2018)

Using a variety of different case studies, Schmidt illuminates some of the patterns that have informed western intervention in Rwanda, Somalia, and elsewhere, and the complicated role of international institutions in this process.



episode 53: Hennie van Vuuren, "Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit" (Hurst, 2019)

This war machine, as van Vuuren describes it, remains a largely hidden aspect of South Africa’s past – until now...



Michael Desch, "Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security (Princeton UP, 2019)

Michael Desch traces the history of the relationship between the Beltway and the Ivory Tower from World War I to the present day...



episode 84: Rósa Magnúsdóttir, "Enemy Number One: The United States of American in Soviet Ideology and Propaganda, 1945-1959" (Oxford UP, 2019)

Magnusdottir explores depictions of America in post-war Soviet propaganda. While the 1945 “meeting on the Elbe” marked a high point in United States/Soviet friendship, official relations deteriorated quickly thereafter...



episode 62: Christian Goeschel, "Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance" (Yale UP, 2018)

Goeschel examines the relationship between Hitler and Mussolini and how their relationship developed and affected both countries...



episode 483: Kathleen Burk, "The Lion and the Eagle: The Interaction of the British and American Empires, 1783-1972" (Bloomsbury, 2019)

Throughout modern history, British and American rivalry has gone hand in hand with common interests...



episode 15: Discussion of Massive Online Peer Review and Open Access Publishing

In the information age, knowledge is power. Hence, facilitating the access to knowledge to wider publics empowers citizens and makes societies more democratic...


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