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Counterinsurgency Warfare and Brutalisation The Second Russian-Chechen War

Counterinsurgency Warfare and Brutalisation: The Second Russian-Chechen War

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Roberto Colombo, Emil Aslan Souleimanov
October 01, 2021

This book offers the first analysis of the brutalisation paradigm in counter-insurgency warfare. Minimising the use of force and winning over the population’s opinion is said to be the cornerstone of success in modern counterinsurgency (COIN). Yet, this tells only one side of the story. Drawing ...

Military Strategy of Great Powers Managing Power Asymmetry and Structural Change in the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Great Powers: Managing Power Asymmetry and Structural Change in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Håkan Edström, Jacob Westberg
September 21, 2021

This book explores the military strategies of the five system-determining great powers during the twenty-first century. The book’s point of departure is that analyses of countries’ defence strategies should acknowledge that states come in various shapes and sizes and that their strategic choices ...

A Global History of Pre-Modern Warfare Before the Rise of the West, 10,000 BCE–1500 CE

A Global History of Pre-Modern Warfare: Before the Rise of the West, 10,000 BCE–1500 CE

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Kaushik Roy
September 15, 2021

This book examines the military histories of the regions beyond western Europe in the premodern era. Existing works on global military history mainly focus on the western part of Eurasia after the 1500 CE period, meaning that what has been accepted as ‘global’ military history is actually the ...

War and International Relations A Critical Analysis

War and International Relations: A Critical Analysis

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Balazs Szanto
July 09, 2021

This book provides a critical overview of the occurrence of war in the international system, by examining the concept from multiple perspectives and theoretical backgrounds. War is an essential concept in international affairs, if for no other reason than because prevention of war requires a deep ...

Russia's Armed Forces A Modern Military for 21st Century Warfare?

Russia's Armed Forces: A Modern Military for 21st Century Warfare?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rod Thornton
April 30, 2021

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Russian armed forces. For many in the West, and within NATO in particular, the Russian military of today has come to represent far more of a threat than at any time since the end of the Cold War. A once moribund force ...

French Defence Policy Since the End of the Cold War

French Defence Policy Since the End of the Cold War

1st Edition

By Alice Pannier, Olivier Schmitt
December 28, 2020

This book describes the evolution of French defence policy since the end of the Cold War. For the past thirty years there have been significant changes to French defence policy as a result of several contextual evolutions. Changes include shifts in the global balance of power, new understandings of...

Military Mission Formations and Hybrid Wars New Sociological Perspectives

Military Mission Formations and Hybrid Wars: New Sociological Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Vladimir Brønd, Uzi Ben-Shalom, Eyal Ben-Ari
October 26, 2020

This volume explores and develops new social-scientific tools for the analysis and understanding of contemporary military missions in theatre. Despite the advent of new types of armed conflict, the social-scientific study of militaries in action continues to focus on tools developed in the hey-day ...

Military Strategy of Middle Powers Competing for Security, Influence, and Status in the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Middle Powers: Competing for Security, Influence, and Status in the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Håkan Edström, Jacob Westberg
October 16, 2020

Military Strategy of Middle Powers explores to what degree twenty-first-century middle powers adjust their military strategies due to changes in the international order, such as the decline in US power. The overarching objective of the book is to explain continuity and change in the strategies of a...

Understanding Insurgent Resilience Organizational Structures and the Implications for Counterinsurgency

Understanding Insurgent Resilience: Organizational Structures and the Implications for Counterinsurgency

1st Edition

By Andrew D. Henshaw
July 31, 2020

This book examines terrorist and insurgent organisations and seeks to understand how such groups persist for so long, while introducing a new strategic doctrine for countering these organisations. The work discusses whether familial or meritocratic insurgencies are more resilient to ...

Military Strategy of Small States Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century

Military Strategy of Small States: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century

1st Edition

By Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre, Jacob Westberg
April 28, 2020

The book explores how small states adjust their military strategies in response to external shocks. Using primary sources from four Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), this volume explores how small states have adjusted their military strategies in response to external shocks ...

Management and Military Studies Classical and Current Foundations

Management and Military Studies: Classical and Current Foundations

1st Edition

By Joseph Soeters
April 09, 2020

This book connects findings and insights authored by famous scholars in management and organization studies with challenges the military is facing today. One assumes that management and organization studies is only about the rational, predictable, and manageable, and that military action is ...

Defence Diplomacy Strategic Engagement and Interstate Conflict

Defence Diplomacy: Strategic Engagement and Interstate Conflict

1st Edition

By Daniel H. Katz
February 21, 2020

This book analyzes examples of strategic engagement in order to identify the factors which contribute to the success or failure of defence diplomacy in preventing interstate conflict. For more than a century, nations have engaged in defence diplomacy to cultivate mutual understanding and mitigate ...

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