Designed to complement the main themes of any introductory international relations course, Snow’s bestselling text presents original case studies that survey the state of the international system and look in-depth at current issues. The cases are extremely timely, geopolitically diverse, accessibly written, and of high interest and salience amidst today’s headlines.
Cases cover enduring concepts like sovereignty, diplomacy, and national interest to emerging concerns like foreign election interference, the COVID pandemic, cybersecurity, and global climate change.
Donald M Snow is professor emeritus at the University of Alabama where he taught courses on International Relations, American Defense Policy, and Foreign Policy. He is author of numerous books on national security and American foreign policy, including most recently, The Middle East and American National Security.
Part IConceptual Framework
1Sovereignty: Defining Territorial Integrity and Jurisdiction on the West Bank
2National Interests and Power: Competing with China
3The Instruments of Power: Trying to End the Syrian Civil War
4Diplomacy: Negotiating the US-Mexican Border
Part IIMethods and Mechanics
5Globalism, Protectionism, and Trade: Free Trade or Not?
6Rising and Declining Powers: Iran and Russia
7Internationalism and Unilateralism: Evaluating the Fate of NATO
8Asymmetrical Warfare: The Forever War in Afghanistan
9International Meddling and Interference: Russia in U.S. Elections, The United States in Guatemala
Part IIISystemic Problems
10Nuclear Proliferation: Israel, North Korea, and Iran
11Power Changes and Status: Superpowers, Pivotal States and the Middle East Conflict
12Cyberwar and Cybersecurity: May the Force Be with Whom?
13Maritime Chokepoints, Global Trade and International Competition: The Ever Given Reminder
Part IVGlobal Crises
14The Evolving Nature and Problem of Terror: The Perpetual Threat
15International Population Movement: Restricting or Increasing Immigration in the United States, Europe, and China
16Stateless Nations: The Fate of the Palestinians and the Kurds
17Global Climate Change: Paris and Beyond
18The Covid-19 Pandemic: “Disease Knows No Frontiers?”
Snow’s text is always relevant due to the continuous and timely updates of the most important issues confronting the international community. Cases in International Relations is an indispensable resource for a variety of courses ranging from introductory to more advanced topics.
Snow always writes with the students in mind, and he’s done it again with a new edition of Cases in International Relations. Timely, revised, and rewritten, each chapter applies a key concept to current cases in world politics. The new chapters are especially relevant, focusing attention on supply chains, election interference, and COVID. As usual for Snow, this is a smart and engaging book that brings students into a conversation about the forces that surround us. It will be a great addition to any course and for any instructor who wants to bring theories and concepts alive for students.
- Instructor’s manual geared specifically for online courses
- The only current case-study supplement for intro to IR courses
- New chapter: International Meddling and Interference: Russia in U.S. Elections, The United States in Guatemala
- New chapter: Maritime Chokepoints, Global Trade and International Competition: The Ever Given Reminder
- New chapter: The Covid-19 Pandemic: “Disease Knows No Frontiers?”