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Mike is happy to announce the upcoming publication of Bombing Hitler's Hometown: The Untold Story of the Last Mass Bomber Raid of World War II in Europe with Citadel Press

Check out Mike's latest publication, "A Top Secret Yugoslavian Emergency Landing Field in World War II", in the Winter 2022 issue of Air & Space Power History.

Recently retired career CIA officer Mike Croissant's BOMBING HITLER'S HOMETOWN: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE LAST MASS BOMBER RAID OF WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE, pitched as Donald Miller's Masters of the Air meets Malcolm Gladwell's The Bomber Mafia, about the Americans who flew from bases in Italy during the last days of WWII to bomb Hitler's hometown of Linz, Austria, one of Nazi Germany's last remaining communications centers and storage locations for war materials, and the epic journey the surviving airmen endured to return home, drawing on interviews with America's last remaining WWII veterans, archival materials and previously unpublished accounts, to Michaela Hamilton at Citadel, by Scott Mendel at Mendel Media Group (world). Foreign: Film/TV:

Mike is the author of The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Causes and Implications (Praeger Publishers, 1998)

Of all the violent disputes that have flared across the former Soviet Union since the late 1980s, the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is the only one to pose a genuine threat to peace and security throughout Eurasia. By right of its strategic location and oil resources, the South Caucasus has been and will continue to be a source of interest for external powers competing to advance their geopolitical influence in the region. With the growth of interest in the oil riches of the Caspian Sea and the increasing engagement of Western countries, including the United States, the risks and implications of renewed violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan will grow.

Mike also co-edited, with Bulent Aras, Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region (Praeger Publishers, 1999)

The opening of the Caspian Sea basin to Western investment following the breakup of the Soviet Union produced a major contest for access to the region’s vast energy reserves on the part of powers as close as Russia, Turkey, and Iran, and as far away as Japan and the United States. Indeed, the struggle to exploit Caspian oil has been one of the most monumental geopolitical developments of the post-Cold War era as external powers vie for political, economic, and military influence in a region brimming not only with oil, but also with ethnic conflicts and historical animosities. This collection of essays by prominent scholars and international experts offers several important and often conflicting interpretations of the events unfolding along the shores of the world’s oldest oil-producing region.

Mike is also the author of articles in numerous scholarly journals, including Air & Space Power HistoryComparative Strategy, Jane's Intelligence Review, Eurasian Studies, Strategic Review, and National Security Studies Quarterly
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