"Charles Glaser is one of the leading theorists of international relations today and this book presents the most comprehensive and persuasive statement of one of the main contending schools of thought. Glaser develops the realist tradition into a coherent though non-formal rationalist international relations theory that has much to offer scholars of world politics as well as aspiring practitioners."--ndrew H. Kydd, author of "Trust and Mistrust in International Relations""This is one of the most interesting books in security studies from the last ten years. Glaser takes on a huge, significant subject that scholars have been working on for decades. The theoretical analysis at the core of the book is nuanced, careful, and original."--Stephen G. Brooks, author of "Producing Security: Multinational Corporations, Globalization, and the Changing Calculus of Conflict"