Science, Law and Liberalism in the American Way of War, with Stephanie Carvin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).
'American military power has been a central geopolitical fact since the middle of the twentieth century and has defined the first decades of the twenty-first century. Situating American combat power in a long-term historical process, Stephanie Carvin and Michael Williams demonstrate how the United States' approach to war-fighting is not so much the product of its obsession with technology, as many have suggested, but its attempt to maintain its security while simultaneously sustaining its core liberal values. Carvin and Williams dissect the many difficulties which this American way of war, as a manifestation of fundamental forces in US culture, has engendered in Iraq and Afghanistan.'
- Professor Anthony King, University of Exeter
Praise for Science Law and Liberalism in the American Way of War:
"How Scientists and Lawyers Shape the American Way of Warfare" on Lawfare by Kenneth Anderson, Washington College of Law, American University
International Affairs, by William Boothby, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
The RUSI Journal, by Jack MacDonald, King's College London
The Good War: NATO and the Liberal Conscience in Afghanistan (New York: Palgrave, 2011).
NATO, Risk and Security Management: From Kosovo to Kandahar (London: Routledge, 2009).
"Engaging and illuminating, Williams offers an original and stimulating take on NATO's evolution and the liberal conscience while at the same time delivering a serious reality check to advocates of democratic imperialism."
- Professor Christopher Coker, London School of Economics,