Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking

  • Jeannie L. Johnson
  • Kerry M. Kartchner
  • Jeffrey A. Larsen

Table of contents

  1. Strategic Culture Today

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeannie L. Johnson, Kerry M. Kartchner, Jeffrey A. Larsen
      Pages 3-14
    3. David G. Haglund
      Pages 15-31
  2. Strategic Culture in Action: Explaining WMD Decision Making

  3. The Way Ahead

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 259-285

About this book


This book describes strategic culture and its value as a methodological approach to the study of International Relations. In particular, the book uses strategic culture to illuminate a number of case studies on countries that have made decisions regarding the acquisition, proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction.


China Clausewitz culture decision-making international relations Iran Israel North Korea organization organizations Proliferation state weapons Weapons of Mass Destruction

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeannie L. Johnson
    • 1
  • Kerry M. Kartchner
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jeffrey A. Larsen
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.political science departmentUtah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Bureau of International Security and NonproliferationU.S. Department of StateUSA
  3. 3.Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic StudiesMissouri State UniversityFairfaxUSA
  4. 4.Larsen Consulting GroupUSA
  5. 5.Science Applications International CorporationColorado SpringsUSA
  6. 6.graduate programsUniversity of Denver and Northwestern UniversityUSA
  7. 7.International Security and Arms Control sectionAmerican Political Science AssociationUSA

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