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  • NATO and Collective Defense in the 21st Century

    An assessment of the Warsaw Sumit

    Edited by Karsten Friis

    This book presents a cutting edge assessement of NATO's collective defence strategies in the immediate aftermath of the NATO Warsaw Summit. Collective defence came back on the agenda at the Wales Summit following the Russian annexation of Crimea, and Warsaw is in many respects a…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 

  • US Defense Politics

    The Origins of Security Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This book provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on veterans and new material on topics such as cyberwarfare and lobbying. Analyzing the ways in which the United States prepares for…

    Paperback – 2017-01-18 

  • Space Warfare in the 21st Century

    Arming the Heavens

    By Joan Johnson-Freese

    This book examines the recent shift in US space policy and the forces that continually draw the US back into a space-technology security dilemma. The dual-use nature of the vast majority of space technology, meaning of value to both civilian and military communities and being unable to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08 
    Cass Military Studies

  • Modern Military Strategy

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Elinor C. Sloan

    This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to post-Cold War military theory for students of strategic studies. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on peacekeeping, and examines contemporary strategic thought on the conduct of war in the sea, land…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11

  • Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity

    A Framework For Modern War

    By Colin M. Fleming

    This is the first book to apply the Clausewitzian Trinity of 'passion, chance, and reason' to the experience of real war. It explores the depth and validity of the concept against the conflicts of former Yugoslavia - wars thought to epitomise a post-Clausewitzian age. In doing so it demonstrates…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • Defence Planning and Uncertainty

    Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

    By Stephan Frühling

    How can countries decide what kind of military forces they need, if threats are uncertain and history is full of strategic surprises? This is a question that is more pertinent than ever, as countries across the Asia-Pacific are faced with the military and economic rise of China. Uncertainty is…

    Paperback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • The Ethics of Military Privatization

    The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon

    By David M. Barnes

    This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the US military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-23
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • National Security

    6th Edition

    By Donald M. Snow

    This text analyzes the history, evolution, and processes of national security policies. It examines national security from two fundamental fault lines--the end of the Cold War and the evolution of contemporary terrorism, dating from the 9/11 terrorist attacks and tracing their path up to the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26

  • Indian Ocean Futures

    New Partnerships, New Alliances, and Academic Diplomacy

    Edited by Timothy Doyle, Graham Seal

    Indian Ocean studies, which once lagged behind studies of the Atlantic and the Pacific, is an important emerging academic field which has come into its own. In the next fifty years, the Indian Ocean Region will become very significant as a result of enormous demographic changes. What was the Ocean…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20

  • Media Strategy and Military Operations in the 21st Century

    Mediatizing the Israel Defence Forces

    By Michal Shavit

    This book applies the concept of mediatization to the contemporary dynamic between war, media and society, with a focus on the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). Since the beginning of the 21st century the IDF has undergone an intensive process of mediatization that has transformed the media into an…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention

    Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

    Edited by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Privatizing War

    A Moral Theory

    By William Feldman

    This book offers a comprehensive moral theory of privatization in war. It examines the kind of wars that private actors might wage separate from the state and the kind of wars that private actors might wage as functionaries of the state. The first type of war serves to probe the ad bellum question…

    Hardback – 2016-06-20
    War, Conflict and Ethics

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