Book Excerpt: The Existentialist Vision of Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami has been accused of being little more than a popular writer. The Existentialist Vision of Haruki Murakami disproves this notion, showing the philosophical underpinnings of the Japanese writer’s fiction. In this excerpt, Professor Michael Ackland discusses how Murakami’s typical protagonists find themselves at a “developmental crossroad.” The novelist’s typical protagonist finds himself at a developmental crossroad. Essentially directionless,...

Book Excerpts from “Resourcing the National Security Enterprise” (Foreword & Chapter 1)

Resourcing the National Security Enterprise: Connecting the Ends and Means of US National Security is what coeditor Susan Bryant describes as “the book that we, the editors, wished we had when we were beginning our careers in Washington, DC.” In his foreword, Steve Kosiak, partner with ISM Strategies and former Associate Director for Defense and International Affairs for the Office...

Book Excerpt: In(ter)ventions of the Self

In honor of Gabriel García Márquez’s birthday today, below is an excerpt from In(ter)ventions of the Self: Writing and the Autobiographical Subject in Hispanic American Literature (1974–2002), in which Professor Sergio R. Franco discusses the Nobel laureate’s autobiography Vivir para contarla: Vivir para contarla appeared in 2002. It is both necessary and useless to recall that at that time Gabriel...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 8

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

Interview: Neal Jesse on Russia and Ukraine

In 2020, Cambria Press published Learning from Russia’s Recent Wars. Here, drawing from his book, Professor Neal Jesse offers his insights into the situation with Russia and Ukraine. Could you put Russia’s actions in Ukraine in context? What kinds of interests/ foreign policy lead to and foretold this moment? Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine can be seen as a...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 7

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

“Negotiating the New START Treaty” by Rose Gottemoeller featured in the Munich Security Conference report

The award-winning book “Negotiating the New START Treaty” by former NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller is featured in the 2022 Munich Security Conference report. *Available in hardcover, paperback, & ebook https://www.cambriapress.com/NewSTART *This book is in the Rapid Communications in Conflict and Security (RCCS) Series (General Editor: Geoffrey R.H. Burn) & includes color images https://www.cambriapress.com/rccsbooks.cfm

Book Review: “Negotiating the New START Treaty” by Rose Gottemoeller

“Rose Gottemoeller, who served as undersecretary of state for arms control in the Obama administration, was tasked with negotiating the first comprehensive bilateral nuclear-arms-control treaty between the United States and Russia in more than a quarter of a century, and to do so in less than a year – an unprecedentedly short time. Despite the enormity of this task, she...

Deterrence by Denial: Chapter 6

A year ago, we published Deterrence by Denial, a highly acclaimed collection of essays that, according to Professor Jeffrey W. Knopf, “provides a long overdue exploration of deterrence by denial, which has always received less attention than deterrence by punishment.” The book, which assembles what Sir Lawrence Freedman calls a “stellar collection of contributors,” is and will continue to be...

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