Books by IWP Faculty

Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals

By Douglas E. Streusand

Publication Date: October 5, 2010

Islamic Gunpowder Empires provides readers with a history of Islamic civilization in the early modern world through a comparative examination of Islam's three greatest empires - the Ottomans (centered in what is now Turkey), the Safavids (in modern Iran), and the Mughals (ruling the Indian subcontinent).  {read more}

Reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

Edited by Henry D. Sokolski

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

After three weeks of expanded debate and negotiation, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in New York concluded on May 27 with a final declaration that all 189 NPT members sign off on. Controversy over the declaration's demand that Israel rid itself of its nuclear weapons holdings ensued almost immediately. President Obama and officials at the State Department regretted this demand but noted that the declaration would "only strengthen the NPT as a critical part of our efforts to ensure that all nations meet their NPT obligations or face consequences." Get a run down on the key results of the NPT review conference along with an assessment of how helpful or harmful the new declaration might be to the treaty's operational future.  {read more}

Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism

By Christopher C. Harmon, Andrew N. Pratt, Sebastian Gorka

Publication Date: May 2010

A team of nearly two dozen authors-all associated with the Marshall Center, the joint German/American research and teaching institution in Garmisch-composed this extensive book, published May 2010.  {read more}

William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement

Publication Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010

  William F. Buckley Jr.: The Maker of a Movement, describes Mr. Buckley's life and accomplishments from the viewpoint of his friend of forty years, Lee Edwards.      {read more}

The Beijing Consensus

How China's Authoritarian Model Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century

Publication Date: April 2010

Beijing presents a clear and gathering threat to Washington - but not for the reasons you think. China's challenge to the West stems from its transformative brand of capitalism and an entirely different conception of the international community.  {read more}

Founding Political Warfare Documents of the United States

Publication Date: 2009

A 367-page collection of political warfare-related documents, pamphlets, essays, leaflets, declarations, speeches, laws, songs and satire by those who fought for - and against - American independence from 1763-1783. Designed specifically for the editor's Political Warfare: Past, Present and Future class and in the support of the development of psychological operations, information operations and strategic communication for the US military.  {read more}

Cultural Intelligence for Winning the Peace

Publication Date: 2009

In this anthology, a score of experts in counterinsurgency warfare, cultural anthropology, and strategic communications look at ways in which the study of foreign cultures and cultural phenomena may be used by policymakers, peacekeepers, soldiers, intelligence officers, and diplomats. Exploring areas from HUMINT to information operations, this book presents a modern approach to the ancient art of subduing the enemy without fighting – what Sun Tzu called “the acme of skill.”  {read more}

The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East

By Joshua Muravchik

Publication Date: 25 May 2009

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests in The Next Founders that our best hope for democratic reform in the Middle East may be to promote change from within.  {read more}

The Public Diplomacy Reader

Publication Date: August, 2007

The first in the IWP course reader series, this edited volume provides a look at slices of public diplomacy: the art of communicating with foreign publics to influence international perceptions, attitudes and policies. Like any art form, the real definition of public diplomacy is subjective, and can be the source of lively and often bitter debates.  Rather than attempt to create a specific definition of public diplomacy, The Public Diplomacy Reader takes some of the most insightful and historically significant writings, statements and official documents, from a variety of professional disciplines and political perspectives, so the reader can develop his or her own sense of what the field is all about.  This book makes no pretensions about completeness. The editor found it challenging to keep it under 500 pages of actual text. Here is how The Public Diplomacy Reader is designed to serve the user: To provide in a single volume a useful primer on public diplomacy, straight from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners across time and culture.ISBN: 978-0-6151-5465-7     $34.95 paperback.  $49.95 hardcover.  {read more}

Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War

Short-term Message Strategies to Combat the Terrorists

Publication Date: 2007

This ground-breaking monograph departs from the conventional view of public diplomacy and international communication in time of war and argues for deploying messages as weapons of attack against the terrorists and other extremists. Proposing an immediate-term strategy that requires no bureaucratic reorganization or major budgetary changes, Fighting the War of Ideas like a Real War is designed for quick implementation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The book complements the Defense Science Board's 2004 report on strategic communication, the State Department's evolving public diplomacy strategy, and the joint Army/Marines Counterinsurgency Field Manual FM 3-24 of 2006.  {read more}

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