Gabriella Blum and Philip Heymann reject the argument that traditional American values embodied in domestic and international law can be ignored in any sustainable effort to keep the United States safe from terrorism. In Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists, they demonstrate that the costs are great and the benefits slight from separating security and the rule of law.
Winner of the 2010 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
By Eric Rosenbach, Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (on leave) and Aki J. Peritz
Eric Rosenbach and Aki Peritz's book Trials By Fire helps policymakers, legislators, and the general public gain a better understanding of the complex nexus between counterterrorism efforts and the law in a non-partisan manner.
"Why Do States Proliferate? Quantitative Analysis of the Exploration, Pursuit, and Acquisition of Nuclear Weapons"
By Philipp C. Bleek, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2009–December 2010
"In Chapter 8, Philipp Bleek, like Muller and Schmidt, regards quantitative analysis as a valuable tool for understanding why states proliferate. More so than his German colleagues, he also makes the case for employing quantitative analyses explicitly for forecasting purposes...."
This volume provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of theoretical perspectives regarding the sources of and propensity for nuclear proliferation. The authors probe the broader questions of why states pursue or abstain from nuclear weapons, as well as finer methodological issues involving concept definition and development, hypothesis testing, and generalization of findings.
By Erica Chenoweth, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2006–2008; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2008–2010 and Adria Lawrence, Former Research Fellow, Intrastate Conflict Program/International Security Program, 2007–2008
This book asks how, why, and when states and non-state actors use violence against one another, and examines the effectiveness of various forms of political violence.
By Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Project on Managing the Atom Co-Principal Investigator Matthew Bunn provides a comprehensive assessment of global efforts to secure and consolidate nuclear stockpiles, and a detailed action plan for securing all nuclear materials in four years. Securing the Bomb 2010 was commissioned by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). The full report, with additional information on the threat of nuclear terrorism, is available for download on the NTI website.
By Matthew Kroenig, Former Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program, 2007–2008
Matthew Kroenig's book, Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons, was published by Cornell University Press. Kroenig argues that nearly every country with a nuclear weapons arsenal received substantial help at some point from a more advanced nuclear state. Understanding why states provide sensitive nuclear assistance not only adds to our knowledge of international politics but also aids in international efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons.
By Justin Dargin, Former Associate, The Dubai Initiative
The back-to-back disasters that captivated and horrified the American public; the September 11th attacks, the Northeast power blackout of 2003, and Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Ike (2008), bombarded America with images of sacrifice and survivors. The ever present emergency worker has been proclaimed the hero of the early 21st century. Outside of these iconic images, little thought is given to the primary backbone of the support network that springs into action after a large scale disaster, energy. Without energy, in the form of electricity and fuel, there would be no relief workers, little or no sanitation, and for all intents and purposes, the survivors would be stranded.
By Thomas Hegghammer, Former Associate, Initiative on Religion in International Affairs/International Security Program, 2009–2010; Former Research Fellow, Initiative on Religion in International Affairs/International Security Program, 2008–2009
This book presents the first ever history of Saudi jihadism based on extensive fieldwork in the kingdom and primary sources in Arabic. It offers a powerful explanation for the rise of Islamist militancy in Saudi Arabia and sheds crucial new light on the history of the global jihadist movement.
By Kelly M. Greenhill, Research Fellow, International Security Program
In Weapons of Mass Migration, Kelly M. Greenhill offers the first systematic examination of this widely deployed but largely unrecognized instrument of state influence. She shows both how often this unorthodox brand of coercion has been attempted (more than fifty times in the last half century) and how successful it has been (well over half the time). She also tackles the questions of who employs this policy tool, to what ends, and how and why it ever works. Coercers aim to affect target states' behavior by exploiting the existence of competing political interests and groups, Greenhill argues, and by manipulating the costs or risks imposed on target state populations.