A new book by Paul Bracken, a faculty affiliate with International Security Studies and a professor of management and political science at Yale University, has been chosen as one of the Ten Best International Relations Books to Read in 2023 by Oxford Summer Courses.
In his book, “The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics,” Bracken argues that renewed attention must be paid to nuclear weapons and how their presence will transform the way crises develop and escalate. He draws on his years of experience analyzing defense strategy to make the case that the United States needs to start thinking seriously about these issues once again, especially as new countries acquire nuclear capabilities.
Bracken is a leading expert in global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense. His research and teaching focus on helping senior management deal with changing business environments and intense uncertainty. Bracken is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, has been a visiting scholar at the CIA and Beijing University, and has written several books on global business, warning and risk, and national security.