• The Character of War in the 21st Century book cover

    The Character of War in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Caroline Holmqvist-Jonsäter, Christopher Coker

    This edited volume addresses the relationship between the essential nature of war and its character at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The focus is on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, situations that occupy a central role in international affairs and that have become highly…

    Paperback – 2011-07-26
    Routledge
    LSE International Studies Series

  • Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy: India, Iraq and Israel book cover

    Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy

    India, Iraq and Israel, 1st Edition

    By Timothy D. Hoyt

    Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy re-examines military industrialization in the developing world, focusing on policy-making in producer states and the impact of security perceptions on such policy-making. Timothy D. Hoyt reassesses the role of regional state sub-systems in…

    Paperback – 2011-07-12
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49: An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership book cover

    The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49

    An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Christopher R. Lew

    This book examines the Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War of 1945–1949, which resulted in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over Chiang Kaishek and the Guomindang (GMD) and the founding of The People’s Republic of China in 1949. It provides a military and strategic history of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-17
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Russian Military Reform: A Failed Exercise in Defence Decision Making book cover

    Russian Military Reform

    A Failed Exercise in Defence Decision Making, 1st Edition

    By Carolina Vendil Pallin

    This book examines reform of the Russian military since the end of the Cold War. It explores the legacy of the Soviet era, explaining why - at the time of the fall of the Soviet Union - radical reform was long overdue in the wake of changing military technology, new economic and political realities…

    Paperback – 2011-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan: The Phantom Samurai book cover

    Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan

    The Phantom Samurai, 1st Edition

    By Stewart Lone

    In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ‘nation of samurai’, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 book cover

    North Korea's Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008

    1st Edition

    By Narushige Michishita

    This book examines North Korea’s nuclear diplomacy over a long time period from the early 1960s, setting its dangerous brinkmanship in the wider context of North Korea’s military and diplomatic campaigns to achieve its political goals. It argues that the last four decades of military adventurism…

    Paperback – 2011-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Atrocity and American Military Justice in Southeast Asia: Trial by Army book cover

    Atrocity and American Military Justice in Southeast Asia

    Trial by Army, 1st Edition

    By Louise Barnett

    This book is an examination of American army legal proceedings that resulted from a series of moments when soldiers in a war zone crossed a line between performing their legitimate functions and committing crimes against civilians, or atrocities. Using individual judicial proceedings held within…

    Paperback – 2011-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Complex Peace Operations and Civil-Military Relations: Winning the Peace book cover

    Complex Peace Operations and Civil-Military Relations

    Winning the Peace, 1st Edition

    By Robert Egnell

    This book explores the impact of different civil-military structures on operational effectiveness in complex peace operations. Recent operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia are examples of grand failures to enforce peace and to promote democracy and development through international…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War: Riot Control Agents in Combat book cover

    Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War

    Riot Control Agents in Combat, 1st Edition

    By D. Hank Ellison

    Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War documents the use of antipersonnel chemical weapons throughout the Vietnam War, and explores their effectiveness under the wide variety of circumstances in which they were employed. The short, readable account follows the US program as it progressed from a…

    Paperback – 2011-02-02
    Routledge

  • War and Rape: Law, Memory and Justice book cover

    War and Rape

    Law, Memory and Justice, 1st Edition

    By Nicola Henry

    Wartime rape has been virulent in wars of sovereignty, territory, conquest, religion, ideology and liberation, yet attention to this crime has been sporadic throughout history. Rape remains ‘unspeakable’, particularly within law. Moreover, rape has not featured prominently in post-conflict…

    Paperback – 2010-11-26
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • The Palestinian Military: Between Militias and Armies book cover

    The Palestinian Military

    Between Militias and Armies, 1st Edition

    By Hillel Frisch

    This book analyzes Palestinian attempts to create an organized military force from the period of the Mandate up to the present day. Beginning with a comparative overview of the relationship between insurgent movements and the quest to build up a standard military, the book looks, first, at how the…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
    Routledge
    Middle Eastern Military Studies

  • The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45: A Documentary Reader book cover

    The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45

    A Documentary Reader, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Hill

    This book consists of extracts from key documents, along with commentary and further reading, on the ‘Great Patriotic War’ of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany, 1941-45. Despite the historical significance of the war, few Soviet documents have been published in English. This work provides…

    Paperback – 2010-08-31
    Routledge
    Soviet (Russian) Study of War

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