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Chapter 1: A Credible Threat

Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

Lawrence Freedman (2004), Deterrence, Cambridge: Polity

Thomas C. Schelling (2008), Arms and Influence, New Haven: Yale University Press

Kenneth Waltz (2008), Realism and International Politics, Routledge

Henry Kissinger (1994), Diplomacy, Simon & Schuster

E. H. Carr (2016), The Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919-1939, Palgrave Macmillan

Richard Evans (2006), The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939, Penguin

Richard Evans (2009), The Third Reich at War, Penguin

R. Harris (2017), Munich, Hutchinson

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince



Chapter 2: M.A.D.

Kenneth Waltz (1995), The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed, New York: Norton

Hans Morgenthau (2005), Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, 7th ed, McGraw-Hill

Cornelius Ryan (1966), The Last Battle, Simon & Schuster

E. R. May and P. D. Zelikow (2002), The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis, New York: Norton

J. Newhouse (1973), Cold Dawn: The Story of SALT, Holt, Rinehart and Winston

B. Macintyre (2018), The Spy and the Traitor, New York: Crown

T. Downing (2018), 1983: The World at the Brink, Little, Brown

K. Adelman (2014), Reagan at Reykjavik, Broadside Books

S. Alexievich (2016), Chernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl: A Chronicle of the Future, Penguin

Archie Brown (2020), The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War, Oxford University Press

S. Savranskaya, T. Blanton and V. Zubok (eds) (2010), Masterpieces of History: The Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989, Budapest: Central European University Press

Stephen F. Szabo (1992), The Diplomacy of German Unification, New York: St Martin’s Press


Chapter 3: Post Cold War

George Packer (2019), Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, London: Jonathan Cape

Henry Brandon (ed) (1992), In Search of a New World Order: The Future of US-European Relations, Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution

Robert Keohane (2005), After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy, Princeton University Press

Joseph Nye (2005), Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics, PublicAffairs

Misha Glenny (2017), The Balkans, 1804-2012: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, Granta

R. W. Mansbach and K. L. Taylor (2018), Introduction to Global Politics, 3rd ed, London: Routledge

C. Ankersen (ed) (2007), Understanding Global Terror, Cambridge: Polity

D. Held and A. McGrew (2007), Globalization / Anti-Globalization: Beyond the Great Divide, 2nd Ed, Cambridge: Polity

J. K. Seitz (2008), Global Issues: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, Oxford: Blackwell

R. J. Johnston, P. J. Taylor and M. J. Watts (eds) (2002), Geographies of Global Change: Remapping the World, Oxford: Blackwell


Chapter 4: The New Cold War

Luke Harding (2016), A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West, Guardian Faber Publishing

Mitchell A. Orenstein (2019), The Lands In Between: Russia vs the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War, Oxford University Press

Edward Lucas (2008), The New Cold War: Putin’s Russia and the Threat to the West, St Martin’s Press

Catherine Belton (2020), Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and then Took on the West, William Collins

A. Anderson (2009), After the Ice: Life, Death and Politics in the New Arctic, London: Virgin

R. Gerodimos, F. Vertegaal and M. Villa (2017), Russia is Attacking Western Liberal Democracies, NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia


Chapter 5: The London Summit

Timothy Snyder (2018), The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America, Bodley Head

Edward Luce (2017), The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Little, Brown

Luke Harding (2020), Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West, Guardian Faber Publishing

Peter Frankopan (2018), The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, Bloomsbury

Soner Cagaptay (2019), Erdogan’s Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, I. B. Tauris

R. S. Singh (2016), After Obama: Renewing American Leadership, Restoring Global Order, Cambridge University Press

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (2015), Is the American Century Over?, Polity

Robert Cooper (2003), The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century, London: Atlantic Books

Ian Goldin (2013), Divided Nations: Why global governance is failing and what we can do about it, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Malloch-Brown M. (2011), The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Limits of Nations and the Pursuit of a New Politics, London: Allen Lane


Chapter 6: Updating Deterrence

Misha Glenny (2012), DarkMarket: How Hackers Became the New Mafia, Vintage

David Patrikarakos (2017), War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century, Basic Books

Timothy Andrews Sayle (2019), Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order, Cornell University Press

Richard A. Clarke (2012), Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about it, ECCO Press

Jamie Bartlett (2015), The Dark Net, Windmill Books

N. J. Cull (2019), Public Diplomacy: Foundations for Global Engagement in the Digital Age, Polity


Chapter 7: NATO in the 21st Century

Henry Kissinger (2015), World Order, Penguin

Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes (2019), The Light that Failed: A Reckoning, Allen Lane

S. Levitsky and D. Ziblatt (2018), How Democracies Die: What History Reveals About Our Future, Viking

Niall Ferguson (2017), The Square and the Tower: Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power, Allen Lane

J. Micklethwait and A. Wooldridge (2015), The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State, Penguin

Jamie Bartlett (2018), The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it), Ebury Press


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