Strategic Theory Products

  • Strategy Before Clausewitz

    Linking Warfare and Statecraft, 1400-1830

    By Beatrice Heuser

    This collection of essays combines historical research with cutting-edge strategic analysis and makes a significant contribution to the study of the early history of strategic thinking. There is a debate as to whether strategy in its modern definition existed before Clausewitz or even the early…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Counterinsurgency, Security Forces, and the Identification Problem

    Distinguishing Friend From Foe

    By Daniel L. Magruder, Jr

    This book presents a theory and empirical evidence for how security forces can identify militant suspects during counterinsurgency operations. A major oversight on the part of academics and practitioners has been to ignore the critical antecedent issue common to persuasion and coercion…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • International Mediation in a Fragile World

    Edited by David Carment, Evan Hoffman

    Peacemaking, or the practice of resolving wars and violent conflict through mediation, is one of the most essential ways to create global peace, stability and security. Long practiced by the great powers in their efforts to prevent regional disputes from escalating out of control and by the UN…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge

  • From Bullets to Ballots

    By John Ishiyama

    In recent years, an increasing amount of research has argued that the successful transformation of rebel organization into parties is critical to stable post-conflict peace and democratization. However, this process is not well understood. This volume brings together some of the most notable…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Democratization Special Issues

  • Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) and the Quest for Accountability

    Edited by George Andreopoulos, John Kleinig

    Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) have constituted a perennial feature of the security landscape. Yet, it is their involvement in and conduct during the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that have transformed the outsourcing of security services into such a pressing public policy…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 utilises 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 – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Intelligence and Strategic Culture

    Edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    Reliable information on potential security threats is not just the result of diligent intelligence work but also a product of context and culture. The volume explores the nexus between the intelligence process and strategic culture. How can and does the strategic outlook of the United States and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security

    Edited by Jan Selby, Clemens Hoffmann

    Is global climate change likely to become a significant source of violent conflict, and should it therefore be seen as a national security challenge? Most Northern governments, militaries, think tanks and NGOs believe so, as do many academic researchers, on the grounds that increased temperatures,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

    The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

    By Samir Puri

    What constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with non-state armed groups? This question has bedevilled states the world over. From Colombia and FARC, Turkey and the PKK, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent insurgency in Iraq – the governments concerned…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Adelphi series

  • The Evolution of Strategic Thought

    Classic Adelphi Papers

    Edited by The International Institute for Strategic Studies

    The Adelphi Papers monograph series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research. Collected on the occasion of the Institute's 50th anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers in this volume represent some of the finest…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Adelphi series

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