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Waiting for Balancing: Why the World Is Not Pushing Back
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many observers predicted a rise in balancing against the United States. More recently, the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 has generated renewed warningsExpand
The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy
gions should and should not be global players. It does not claim to be a theological work, but refreshingly it does “take religion seriously from the viewpoint of religious practitioners” (8). And itExpand
The End of MAD? The Nuclear Dimension of U.S. Primacy
For nearly half a century, the world's most powerful nuclear-armed states have been locked in a condition of mutual assured destruction. Since the end of the Cold War, however, the nuclear balanceExpand
The New Era of Counterforce: Technological Change and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence
Nuclear deterrence rests on the survivability of nuclear arsenals. For much of the nuclear age, “counterforce” disarming attacks—those aimed at eliminating an opponent's nuclear forces—were nearlyExpand
New Era of Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Conflict
Military/War and warfare; Military/Defense policy and doctrine; Weapons and weapon systems/Nuclear and radiological weapons; Politics and government/International relations
The New History of World War I and What It Means for International Relations Theory
  • Keir A. Lieber
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • 28 September 2007
World War I looms large in international relations theory. The core concepts of defensive realismthe security dilemma, spiral model, and offense-defense balancewere largely inspired by this singleExpand
Grasping the Technological Peace: The Offense-Defense Balance and International Security
Offense-defense theory argues that international conoict and war are more likely when offensive military operations have the advantage over defensive operations, whereas cooperation and peace areExpand
The Rise of U.S. Nuclear Primacy
FOR ALMOST half a century, the world's most powerful nuclear states have been locked in a military stalemate known as mutual assured destruction (MAD). By the early 196os, the nuclear arsenals oftheExpand
Defensive Realism and the New History of World War I
Keir Lieber argues that new historical research undermines the claims of defensive realists and offense-defense theorists about the origins of World War I.1 Because those theories have relied heavilyExpand