My first book,
The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and
International Conflict (Columbia University Press) is available at
http://www.amazon.com/ and the usual
book became relevant again recently as the recognition of
Kosovo brought the international relations of secession back into
focus. The book demonstrates that vulnerability to
secession does not deter countries from supporting separatist
movements. Instead, countries will take sides with those
groups within their key constituents share ethnic ties.
second book, with Bill Ayres,
For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and
War After Communism, (Columbia U Press) is now out at the
It criticizes the cottage industry that gives NATO and EU too
much credit for the peaceful transitions of part of Eastern
Europe. Instead, we argue that nationalism is more complex
than often argued and that xenophobia can inhibit aggression.
I have a third book,
edited with Marie-Joëlle Zahar: Intra-State Conflict, Governments and Security: Dilemmas of
Deterrence and Assurance. (London: Routledge). This
was the results of a workshop at McGill, and includes
contributions by Christian Davenport, Scott Gates, Stathis
Kalyvas, Pat James, Andre Lecours, Mansoob Murshed, Roger
Petersen, Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, and various co-authors.
The focus here was on the dual role governments play--as
deterrents against potentially violent actors but also as the
greatest potential threat to their citizens.