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  • Strategy and Politics

    By Colin S. Gray

    This book examines the subject of strategy and its relationship with politics. Despite the fact that strategy is always the product of political process, the relationship between the two concepts and their ancillary activities has scarcely been touched by scholars. This book corrects that serious…

    Paperback – 2016-02-26 

  • Doomsday or Deterrence?

    On the Antinuclear Issue

    By Ferenc Fehér, Agnes Heller

    Doomsday or Deterrence? argues against the majority of premises and conclusions of the antinuclear argument as existed in 1986 when this study was first published. Fehér and Heller’s study claims that social changes are important to curb technology trends that lean toward the construction of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Military Balance 2016

    By The International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)

    The Military Balance is an authoritative assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries. Detailed A–Z entries list each country’s military organisation, personnel numbers, equipment inventories, and relevant economic and demographic data. Regional and select country…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09 
    The Military Balance

  • Secrecy and the Media

    The Official History of the United Kingdom's D-Notice System

    By Nicholas John Wilkinson

    Secrecy and the Media is the first book to examine the development of the D-Notice system, which regulates the UK media's publication of British national security secrets.  It is based on official documents, many of which have not previously been available to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Naval Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations

    Stability from the Sea

    Edited by James J. Wirtz, Jeffrey A. Larsen

    This edited volume explores stability, security, transition and reconstruction operations (SSTR), highlighting the challenges and opportunities they create for the US Navy. The book argues that SSTR operations are challenging because they create new missions and basing modes, and signal a return…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Maritime Strategy and Sea Control

    Theory and Practice

    By Milan Vego

    This book focuses on the key naval strategic objectives of obtaining and maintaining sea control. During times of war, sea control, or the ability of combatants to enjoy naval dominance, plays a crucial role in that side’s ability to attain overall victory. This book explains and analyzes in much…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Military Innovation in Small States

    Creating a Reverse Asymmetry

    By Michael Raska

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the global diffusion of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and its impact on military innovation trajectories in small states. Although the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA) concept has enjoyed significant academic attention, the varying…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12
    Cass Military Studies

  • The Geography of Defence

    Edited by Michael Bateman, Raymond Riley

    Defence against military attack has had a considerable geographical impact. Urban morphology frequently owes more to the defence function than to any other, whilst local, regional and national economies are often intricately dependent on defence expenditure. It is also clear that the social…

    Hardback – 2015-11-11
    Routledge Library Editions: Human Geography

  • Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea, first published in 1985, is one of the few comprehensive treatments on the subject from a strategic perspective. It offers a detailed strategic analysis of the background and outcome of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, and its naval implications. The…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

    Drivers and Challenges

    By Christian Le Mière

    This book aims to redefine maritime diplomacy for the modern era. Maritime diplomacy encompasses a spectrum of activities, from co-operative measures such as port visits, exercises and humanitarian assistance to persuasive deployment and coercion. It is an activity no longer confined to just…

    Paperback – 2015-09-18
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • The Arms Race in Asia

    Trends, causes and implications

    By Andrew T.H. Tan

    This book is the first systematic examination of the emerging arms race in Asia. The global trade in arms is to a large degree underpinned by the strong demand for arms in Asia and the Middle East, the two largest arms export markets in the world. Of these two regions Asia has become particularly…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Asian Security Studies

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