New Books in National Security

Interviews with Scholars of National Security about their New Books

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episode 40: Alfredo Toro Hardy, "The Crossroads of Globalization. A Latin American View" (World Scientific Publishing. 2019)


Alfredo Toro Hardy analyzes the leadership of China and the economic strength of Asia...


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episode 477: Sarah Stockwell, "The British End of the British Empire" (Cambridge UP, 2018)


In the aftermath of the Second World War, Great Britain was forced to give up the bulk of its vast, globe-spanning empire...


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   57m
 
 

episode 20: Jeremy Black, "Britain and Europe: A Short History" (Hurst, 2019)


The current debate about Brexit has shown how important historical arguments can be in public discourse


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   37m
 
 

episode 31: Jessica Trisko Darden, Alexis Henshaw, and Ora Szekley, "Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars" (Georgetown UP, 2019)


Darden, Henshaw, and Szekley investigate the mobilization of female fighters, women’s roles in combat, and what happens to women when conflicts end...


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   54m
 
 

episode 324: Matthew Longo, "The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11" (Cambridge UP, 2017)


The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (Cambridge University Press, 2017) is not simply about the border because, as the book makes clear, borders are in no way simple...


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   55m
 
 

episode 30: Monica Kim, "The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War: The Untold History" (Princeton UP, 2019)


Monica Kim provides a fresh look at the Korean War with a people-centered approach that studies the experiences of prisoners of war...


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   1h1m
 
 

episode 256: Andray Abrahamian, "North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths" (McFarland, 2018)


Abrahamian's work on each place is based on years of firsthand experience in these ‘outposts of tyranny’, as former-US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice dubbed them in 2005...


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episode 472: Philip Zelikow and Ernest May, "Suez Deconstructed: An Interactive Study in Crisis, War, and Peacemaking" (Brookings Institution, 2018)


Experiencing a major crisis from different viewpoints, step by step:  the Suez crisis of 1956— one of the major crises of the 1950s offers a potential master class in statecraft and the politics of strategy.


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   1h8m
 
 

episode 27: Noah Coburn, "Under Contract: The Invisible Workers of America's Global War" (Stanford UP, 2018)


Noah Coburn's book is about the hidden workers of American’s foreign wars: third country nationals who while not serving in their country’s militaries, still work to support the American war effort...


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   59m
 
 

episode 471: Andrew Lambert, "Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict That Made the Modern World" (Yale UP, 2018)


Professor Lambert examines how each of these polities identities as “seapowers” informed and determined their individual histories and enabled them to achieve success disproportionate to their size...


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   1h1m