Spiegel and Wehling give students a basic overview of international relations, helping them discuss world politics from an informed perspective. The authors foster this perspective by moving from concrete (e.g., history, economics, and global issues) to more abstract and theoretical concerns (e.g., security, policy, and levels of analysis). Themes include such post-Cold War issues as co-operation/conflict and globalization/fragmentation.
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Steven L. Spiegel, Professor of Political Science at UCLA, specializes in the analysis of world politics, American foreign policy, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. Recent university activities include the position of international chair of the Middle East cooperative security program for the statewide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) of the University of California. He is also the Associate Director of UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations (BCIR). His latest books are WORLD POLITICS IN A NEW ERA, Third Edition, and THE DYNAMICS OF MIDDLE EAST PROLIFERATION, Edwin Mellen Press, 2001, edited with Jennifer Kibbe and Elizabeth Mathews. He is now working on a volume about regional security in the Middle East., and a reader for World Politics. In June 1995, Dr. Spiegel received the Karpf Peace Prize, which is awarded to the UCLA professor considered to have done the most of any faculty member during the previous two years for the cause of world peace. He was the recipient of the prestigious Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs in 1993 and also served as the Chair of the Liberal Arts Committee of the Commission of Arms Control and Disarmament of the International Association of University Presidents/United Nations Commission on Arms Control Education from 1992 to 1996. In the 1992 Presidential campaign, Spiegel served as the senior foreign policy advisor to the late Senator Paul Tsongas, and later as a Middle East advisor to then-Governor Bill Clinton. Professor Spiegel has also published in many well-known magazines and journals, including "The New Republic," "The National Interest," "Commentary," "Orbis," "Middle East Insight," "Middle East Quarterly," and "International Studies Quarterly." Spiegel's foreign policy reader, AT ISSUE: POLITICS IN THE WORLD ARENA, became the most popular of its kind in the United States, and was published in its seventh edition in the fall of 1993.
Fred L. Wehling is Senior Research Associate and Education Coordinator for the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. In addition to teaching courses on nonproliferation issues and organizing the Center's educational outreach programs, Wehling conducts research in fissile material security, national security strategy, and terrorism with weapons of mass destruction. After receiving his Ph.D. in political science from UCLA in 1992, Wehling taught courses on international security and Russian foreign policy at UC San Diego. Before coming to CNS in 1998, Wehling was a consultant at RAND, Coordinator of Policy Research for the University of California's Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), and a researcher at the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) at Sandia National Laboratories. His recent writings include IRRESOLUTE PRINCES: KREMLIN DECISION MAKING IN MIDDLE EAST CRISES (1997), and various articles and reports for "The Nonproliferation Review."
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