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  • US Naval Strategy and National Security

    The Evolution of American Maritime Power, 1st Edition

    By Sebastian Bruns

    This book examines US naval strategy and the role of American seapower over three decades, from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This study uses the concept of seapower as a framework to explain the military and political application of sea power and naval force for the United…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Modern Maritime Piracy

    Genesis, Evolution and Responses, 1st Edition

    By Robert C. McCabe

    This book examines the complex phenomena of modern maritime piracy. The work offers a cutting-edge analysis of modern maritime piracy in the two most pirate-prone regions – southeast Asia and northeast Africa – from the late twentieth century to the modern day. These case studies present a detailed…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria

    The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017, 1st Edition

    By Akali Omeni

    This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • George W. Bush's Foreign Policies

    Principles and Pragmatism, 1st Edition

    By Donette Murray, David Brown, Martin A. Smith

    This book offers a fresh assessment of George W. Bush’s foreign policies. It is not designed to offer an evaluation of the totality of George W. Bush’s foreign policy. Instead, the analysis will focus on the key aspects of his foreign and security policy record, in each case considering the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jessica Glicken Turnley, Kobi Michael, Eyal Ben-Ari

    This book sets out the major social scientific approaches to the study of Special Operations Forces. Despite consistent downsizing, over the past two decades the armed forces of the industrial democracies have seen a huge growth in Special Operations Forces (SOF). Through increasing numbers of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • US National Cybersecurity

    International Politics, Concepts and Organization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Van Puyvelde, Aaron Brantly

    This volume explores the contemporary challenges to US national cybersecurity. Taking stock of the field, it features contributions by leading experts working at the intersection between academia and government and offers a unique overview of some of the latest debates about national cybersecurity.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology

  • Operational Warfare at Sea

    Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Milan Vego

    This work explains and critically examines the main theoretical aspects of operational warfare at sea. It utilizes diverse examples from naval history, ranging from the ancient era to the present day, to offer a comprehensive description and analysis of the key components of operational warfare at…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent

    Volume II: The Labour Government and the Polaris Programme, 1964-1970, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Jones

    Volume II of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from 1964 to 1970. Written with full access to the UK documentary record, Volume II examines the controversies that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Government Official History Series

  • Culture and Defence in Brazil

    An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco

    This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil’s aerospace strategies. Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • Missile-Defence Cooperation in the Gulf

    1st Edition

    By Michael Elleman, Toby Dodge

    Iran’s short- and medium-range ballistic missiles are instrumental to its military doctrine and deterrence strategy. Yet despite having long faced a direct threat from these missiles, the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council remain unable or unwilling to effectively coordinate and integrate…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • The Ethics of Military Privatization

    The US Armed Contractor Phenomenon, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • Media Strategy and Military Operations in the 21st Century

    Mediatizing the Israel Defence Forces, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

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