New Books Network

Joshua Tallis, “The War for Muddy Waters: Pirates, Terrorists, Traffickers, and Maritime Security” (Naval Institute Press, 2019)
In his new book The War for Muddy Waters: Pirates, Terrorists, Traffickers, and Maritime Security (Naval Institute Press, 2019), Joshua Tallis uses the “broken windows” theory of policing to reexamine the littorals, developing a multidimensional view of the maritime threat environment. With a foundational case study of the Caribbean, Tallis explores... Read More
Seth J. Frantzman, “After Isis: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East” (Gefen, 2019)
The enterprise of journalism is in crisis. Today’s journalists face accusations of “fake news” on the one hand, and harassment, arrest, and even the murder of reporters on the other. At the same time, we who rely on journalists for information, are constantly bombarded by breaking news. Confronted by video... Read More
Keir Giles, “Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West” (Chatham House, 2019)
From Moscow, the world looks different. It is through understanding how Russia sees the world—and its place in it—that the West can best meet the new Russian challenge to the existing world order. Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West (Chatham House, 2019), by Chatham House Senior Russian... Read More
Adem Yavuz Elveren, “The Economics of Military Spending: A Marxist Perspective” (Routledge, 2019)
I spoke with Dr. Adem Yavuz Elveren about his book on the economics of military spending; this is a very original theoretical and empirical contribution Adem Yavuz Elveren is Associate Professor at Fitchburg State University, U.S.A. His research focuses on gender and social security and the effect of military spending on... Read More
Jay Sexton, “A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History” (Basic Books, 2018)
A popular myth in the American nationalist imaginary is that the country has been on a continued path of progress. Another is that the country’s history has been the self-realization of the principles laid out in the Declaration of Independence. Jay Sexton says these are wrong. In fact, in his... Read More
Darren E. Tromblay, “Spying: Assessing US Domestic Intelligence Since 9/11” (Lynne Rienner, 2019)
Initiated in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, have the reforms of the US intelligence enterprise served their purpose? What have been the results of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and a reorganized FBI? Have they helped... Read More
Michael Beckley, “Unrivaled: Why America Will Remain the World’s Sole Superpower” (Cornell UP, 2018)
The United States has been the world’s dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts and commentators believe that other countries such as China are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the era of American hegemony over? Is America finished as a superpower? In his... Read More