Worth a Look: Recent Books on 10 High Level Threats

Worth A Look


Inequality, Poverty, Education: A Political Economy of School Exclusion by Francesca Ashurst and Couze Venn (Feb 12, 2014)

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo (Mar 27, 2012)

Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail (BK Currents (Hardcover)) by Paul Polak (Sep 1, 2009)

Infectious Disease

Infectious Diseases A Clinical Short Course 3/E (In Thirty Days Series) by Frederick Southwick (Sep 17, 2013)

Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases by William F. Wright DO MPH (Feb 12, 2013)

Infectious Disease Epidemiology by Kenrad E. Nelson and Carolyn Williams (Mar 6, 2013)

Environmental Degradation

Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation (Global Environmental… by Shlomi Dinar (Mar 18, 2011)

The Cost of Environmental Degradation: Case Studies from the Middle East and North Africa (Directions in Development… by Lelia Croitoru and Maria Sarraf (Jul 16, 2010)

Global Environmental Governance: Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies (Foundations of Contemporary… by James Gustave Speth and Peter Haas (May 12, 2006)

Inter-State Conflict

The Horn of Africa: Intra-State and Inter-State Conflicts and Security by Redie Bereketeab (Jan 22, 2013)

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century? (Contemporary Inter-American… by Jorge I. Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro (May 14, 2010)

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano (Jan 1, 1997)

Civil War

Committing to Peace: The Successful Settlement of Civil Wars by Barbara F. Walter (Jan 15, 2002)

The Spanish Civil War: Failure at the Strategic Level by U.S. Army War College (Feb 3, 2014)

The Road to Civil War by Brian Michael Bendis, J. Michael Straczynski, Alex Maleev and Ron Garney (Feb 21, 2007)

Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies… by Nancy Meriwether Wingfield and Maria Bucur (May 9, 2006)

Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century (Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics) by Sharon Erickson Nepstad (Jul 28, 2011)


Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation by Jacques E. C. Hymans (Mar 26, 2012)

The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions and Foreign Policy by Jacques E. C. Hymans (Feb 27, 2006)

Sanctions, Statecraft, and Nuclear Proliferation by Etel Solingen (Apr 23, 2012)

Forecasting Nuclear Proliferation in the 21st Century: Volume 2 A Comparative Perspective (Stanford Security Studies… by William Potter and Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova (Aug 3, 2010)


The WMD Mirage: Iraq's Decade of Deception and America's False Premise for War (Publicaffairs Reports) by Craig R. Whitney (Apr 25, 2005)

WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices by Stephen M. Maurer (Jul 31, 2009)

World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and… by Commission on Prevention/WMDs and Senator Bob Graham (Dec 3, 2008)

WMD Proliferation: Reforming the Security Sector to Meet the Threat by Fred Schreier (Jul 2009)


How to Prevent Genocide: A Guide for Policymakers, Scholars, and the Concerned Citizen by John G. Heidenrich (Apr 30, 2001)

Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction by Adam Jones (Sep 10, 2010)

A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power (Dec 24, 2013)

Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, Memory (Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights) by Professor Alexander Laban Hinton, Thomas La Pointe, Douglas Irvin-Erickson and A. Dirk Moses (Nov 20, 2013)

Other Atrocities

Amnesty after Atrocity?: Healing Nations after Genocide and War Crimes by Helena Cobban (Mar 30, 2007)

The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities by Matthew White (Nov 7, 2011)

The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil by Claudia Card (Mar 24, 2005)

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective by Louise Shelley (Jul 29, 2010)

Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight by Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon (Jun 4, 2013)

Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy by John Bowe (Aug 12, 2008)

Organ Trafficking

The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers by Scott Carney (May 31, 2011)

Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts by Michele Goodwin (Mar 27, 2006)

The International Trafficking of Human Organs: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Advances in Police Theory and… by Leonard Territo and Rande Matteson (Oct 14, 2011)


Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Robert Pape (Jul 25, 2006)

Counterterrorism and Open Source Intelligence (Lecture Notes in Social Networks) by Uffe Wiil (Jun 29, 2011)

The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qæda by Gérard Chaliand, Arnaud Blin, Edward Schneider and Kathryn Pulver (Aug 1, 2007)

Transnational Crime

Transnational Crime and the 21st Century: Criminal Enterprise, Corruption, and Opportunity by Jay S. Albanese (Jan 12, 2011)

Transnational Organized Crime: Analyses of a Global Challenge to Democracy (Political Science) by Heinrich Heinrich (Feb 4, 2014)

Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice by Philip L. (Lee) Reichel and Jay S. Albanese (May 22, 2013)

Organized Crime

Organized Crime by Howard Abadinsky (Mar 13, 2012)

Organized Crime (5th Edition) by Michael D. Lyman and Gary W. Potter (Aug 20, 2010)

Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government by Thomas J. DiLorenzo (Jul 20, 2012)

Financial Crime

Financial Crimes: A Threat to Global Security (Advances in Police Theory and Practice) by Maximillian Edelbacher, Peter C. Kratcoski and Michael Theil (Jun 4, 2012)

Financial Crime and Knowledge Workers: An Empirical Study of Defense Lawyers and White-Collar Criminals by Petter Gottschalk (Feb 20, 2014)

Financial Crime and Money Laundering: Including Anti-Money Lending Policies and Control Systems by Robert J. Souster (Sep 2013)

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