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  • Strategy and Ethnocentrism (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Ken Booth

    Ken Booth’s study, first published in 1979, investigates the way in which cultural distortions have affected the theory and execution of strategy. Its aim is to illustrate the importance of ethnocentrism in all areas of the subject, to follow through its implications and to suggest approaches to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Revivals

  • Understanding Deterrence

    1st Edition

    Edited by Keith B. Payne

    For decades, the rational actor model served as the preferred guide for U.S. deterrence policy. It has been a convenient and comforting guide because it requires little detailed knowledge of an opponent’s unique decision-making process and yet typically provides confident generalizations about how…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge

  • Revisiting Intelligence and Policy

    Problems with Politicization and Receptivity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Marrin

    The relationship between intelligence organizations and the national security policymakers which they support has its ups and downs. Sometimes the relationship is a good one; communication flows and both sides benefit from the interaction, but sometimes difficulties arise and problems develop. For…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • Israel's Wars of Attrition

    Attrition Challenges to Democratic States, 1st Edition

    By Avi Kober

    This book analyzes the way Israel has coped with nine wars of attrition from the 1950s to the recent Second Lebanon War (2006), questioning the belief that Western democracy cannot sustain prolonged wars of attrition. Challenging Israel with attrition has been compatible with the 'Arab way of war',…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment, 1st Edition

    By Brice Harris

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • The Counter-Insurgency Myth

    The British Experience of Irregular Warfare, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Mumford

    This book examines the complex practice of counter-insurgency warfare through the prism of British military experiences in the post-war era and endeavours to unpack their performance. During the twentieth century counter-insurgency assumed the status of one of the British military’s fortes. A…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Threats of Force

    International Law and Strategy, 1st Edition

    By Francis Grimal

    Despite recent attempts by scholars to examine the absolute prohibition of threats of force under Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, threats remain a largely un-chartered area in international law when compared with actual uses of force. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach and utilising strategic…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Law

  • Power Shifts, Strategy and War

    Declining States and International Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Dong Sun Lee

    Marked changes in the balance of power between states in the international system are generally seen by IR scholars as among the most common causes of war. This book explains why such power shifts lead to war breaking out in some cases, but not in others. In contrast to existing approaches, this…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Military Transformation and Strategy

    Revolutions in Military Affairs and Small States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bernard Loo

    This book explores the idea of a ‘revolution in military affairs’ (RMA), which underpins the transformational agenda of the US military, and examines its implications for smaller states. The strategic studies literature on the RMA tends to be American-centric and directed towards the strategic…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • The New American Way of War

    Military Culture and the Political Utility of Force, 1st Edition

    By Ben Buley

    This book explores the cultural history and future prospects of the so-called ‘new American way of war’. In recent decades, American military culture has become increasingly dominated by a vision of ‘immaculate destruction’, which reached its apogee with the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Operation…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    LSE International Studies Series

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