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1st Edition

New Directions in Strategic Thinking

ISBN 9780367621537
Published January 27, 2021 by Routledge
334 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1981, examines the broader aspects of international strategic relations, and analyses Cold War developments within particular nations, fields of warfare and areas of political-military interaction. The role of force in international society changed as the nuclear deadlock between the superpowers continued, with military forces being deployed for political purposes in situations only just short of war. The balance between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces also changed as American technology increased and short-range nuclear missiles were deployed in Europe. This book also examines the development of strategic thinking in China, Japan and India, as well as insurgency in the Third World, so often the site for proxy superpower conflict.

Table of Contents

Introduction Robert O’Neill  1. Strategic Thinking Since 1945 Theodore Ropp  Part 1. Concepts Governing Superpower Policies and World Order  2. Force in International Relations: The Experience of the 1970s and Prospects for the 1980s Hedley Bull  3. US Strategic Nuclear Concepts in the 1970s: The Search for Sufficiently Equivalent Countervailing Parity Warner Schilling  4. Soviet Strategy 1965-1990 Geoffrey Jukes  5. On Limited War: Soviet Approaches Roman Kolkowicz  6. Deterrence and Stability in the NATO-Warsaw Pact Relationship Johan Jörgen Holst  7. Autonomy and Intervention: Superpowers and the Third World Mohammed Ayoob  8. Alliances in the 1970s and 1980s: Problems of Cohesion and Effectiveness T.B. Millar  Part 2. The Strategic Thinking of the Asian Great Powers  9. The Evolution of Chinese Strategic Thought Jonathan D. Pollack  10. Strategic Thinking in India in the 1970s: Prospects for the 1980s R.V.R. Chandrasekhara Rao  11. Strategic Thinking in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s Makoto Momoi  Part 3. The Development of Concepts Governing Non-Nuclear Warfare  12. The Development of Concepts for Conventional Warfare in the 1970s and 1980s Kenneth Hunt  13. Insurgency and Sub-National Violence Robert O’Neill  Part 4. Political Problems in the Management and Application of Military Force  14. Clear and Future Danger: Managing Relations with the Soviet Union in the 1980s Richard Ned Lebow  15. Arms Control: The Record of the 1970s and the Outlook for the 1980s J. Owen Zurhellen, Jr.  16. Warfare and Policy: The Political Control of Military Force J.D.B. Millar  Conclusions  17. Of Means and Ends Hedley Bull  18. The Determinants of Defence Policy for a Medium Military Power Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot  19. The World in the 1980s: Strategic Problems and Responses Robert O’Neill

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