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  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention

    Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-08-18
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

    1st Edition

    By Darrell Cole

    The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the military. These operations, which often result in the contravening of international law and…

    Hardback – 2014-08-01
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Pakistan's Nuclear Policy

    A Minimum Credible Deterrence, 1st Edition

    By Zafar Khan

    In May 1998, in reaction to India’s nuclear weapons tests, Pakistan tested six nuclear weapons. Following this, the country opted for a policy of minimum deterrence, and within a year Pakistan had altered its policy stance by adding the modifier of minimum ‘credible’ deterrence. This book looks at…

    Hardback – 2014-07-10
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee

    Volume I: From the Approach of the Second World War to the Suez Crisis, 1st Edition

    By Michael S. Goodman

    Volume One of the Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee draws upon a range of released and classified papers to produce the first, authoritative account of the way in which intelligence was used to inform policy. For almost 80 years the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) has been a…

    Hardback – 2014-06-11
    Government Official History Series

  • Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

    Drivers and Challenges, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-28
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • The Future of Intelligence

    Challenges in the 21st century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Ben de Jong, Joop van Reijn

    This volume discusses the challenges the future holds for different aspects of the intelligence process and for organisations working in the field. The main focus of Western intelligence services is no longer on the intentions and capabilities of the Soviet Union and its allies. Instead, at…

    Hardback – 2014-03-17
    Studies in Intelligence

  • Defence Planning and Uncertainty

    Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-03-06
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity

    A Framework For Modern War, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-18
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • The Arms Race in Asia

    Trends, causes and implications, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-29
    Asian Security Studies

  • Nonlinear Science and Warfare

    Chaos, complexity and the U.S. military in the information age, 1st Edition

    By Sean T. Lawson

    This book examines the United States military’s use of concepts from non-linear science, such as chaos and complexity theory, in its efforts to theorise information-age warfare. Over the past three decades, the US defence community has shown an increasing interest in learning lessons from the…

    Hardback – 2013-11-21
    Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology

  • Military Strategy as Public Discourse

    America's war in Afghanistan, 1st Edition

    By Tadd Sholtis

    This book presents the current history of United States military strategy in Afghanistan as an example of dysfunctional policy discourse among the nation’s elites. The legitimacy of a country’s military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15
    Cass Military Studies

  • Technology Transfers and Non-Proliferation

    Between control and cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Meier

    This edited volume examines the issue of the proliferation of dual-use technology and the efforts of the international community to control these technologies. Efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) increasingly focus on preventing the proliferation and misuse of dual-use…

    Hardback – 2013-08-22
    Routledge Global Security Studies

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