Books by IWP Faculty

The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence

By Raymond J. Batvinis

Publication Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Silence of the Rational Center

Why US Foreign Policy is Failing

By Stefan Halper, Jonathan Clarke

Publication Date: February 2007

This book analyses the process by which US foreign policy is made and asks why it has been ineffective in recent years.  {read more}

Why America is Such a Hard Sell

Beyond Pride and Prejudice

Publication Date: 2007

Why does America consistently receive such low ratings in opinion polls around the world? The answer, as Pilon explains, lies not just in America's overtly forceful actions but in the construction and presentation of its self-image. Scholars and policymakers alike will find Why America Is Such a Hard Sell both a penetrating analysis of America's current efforts in public diplomacy and a prescription for delivering a more appealing self-portrait to the world.  {read more}

Every Vote Counts

The Role of Elections in Building Democracy

Edited by Richard W. Soudriette

Publication Date: Monday, January 1, 2007

“Every Vote Counts carries an underlying message that democracy is attainable on every continent and can help make the world a more peaceful and humane place..... Read this book, reflect on it, learn from it, and use it as you go forward to help return the power to determine a nation’s future to its own people.”  {read more}

Chasing Ghosts

Unconventional Warfare in American History

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: 2006

The turbulent occupation of Iraq has once again embroiled the United States military in an unconventional war. Chasing Ghosts is a study of unconventional warfare in American military history and its implications for the present and future.  {read more}

The Massacre in Jedwabne

July 10, 1941: Before, During, After

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006

On July 10, 1941, the Jewish inhabitants in the small Polish town of Jedwabne were massacred by German policemen and some Polish townsmen and peasants. Chodakiewicz provides us with a criminal investigation of this mass murder. In this detailed study of a small area in Poland, Chodakiewicz examines the conditions that led to the heinous slaughter of Jedwabne's Jewish population. A dominant interpretation of this event depicts the Germans as the perpetrators of the crime while the Poles looked on. An alternative version suggests that the Germans plotted the crime, while the Poles executed the slaughter. The author argues that these two competing theses are not supported by the available evidence. Despite the limitation of sources, Chodakiewicz emphasizes a comprehensive methodology using all available documents, testimonies, oral recollections, and forensic and other physical evidence to reconstruct the history. In addition, Chodakiewicz provides an alternative interpretation to the dominant paradigms concerning Jewish-Polish relations in general and the mass murder in Jedwabne in particular.  {read more}

Dismantling Tyranny

Transitions Beyond Totalitarian Regimes

Edited by Ilan Berman

Publication Date: 2006

Dismantling Tyranny is the first significant study of how new democracies handled the legacy of the secret police of the previous totalitarian regimes. Edited by Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council and IWP Annenberg Professor J. Michael Waller, Dismantling Tyranny contains chapters that study the cases of the Czech Republic, Estonia, the former East Germany, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Poland and Russia. This isn't just a history book. In the words of the publisher, "it is a guidebook designed to empower, inform, and guide future transitions toward democracy for those political leaders with the initiative and courage to embark upon such a visionary path."  {read more}

10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World

War Footing

10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World

By General editor: Frank J. Gaffney

Publication Date: 2005

Professor Waller was the principal author of the chapters on political warfare and hemispheric security. "This is the book the enemy doesn't want you to read.... We ARE in a war for our survival. War Footing is a blueprint to not just survive this threat, but vanquish it." - Monica Crowley, MSNBC.  {read more}

"Prisons as Terrorist Breeding Grounds"

The Making of a Terrorist, Vol. I

Edited by James J. F. Forest

Publication Date: 2005

A chapter on terrorist recruitment in a three-volume book, The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes, edited by James J. F. Forest (Praeger, 2005).  {read more}

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