Strategic Theory Products

  • America, the EU and Strategic Culture

    Renegotiating the Transatlantic Bargain, 1st Edition

    By Asle Toje

    This book provides a provocative analysis of relations between Europe and America during the tempestuous years 1998-2004. Analysing EU foreign policy, it concludes that the lessons learnt in interacting with America have been crucial in shaping the emerging EU strategic culture. The book…

    Paperback – 2008-11-30
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Angstrom, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    Bringing together leading contributors in the field, this new volume analyzes how victory and defeat in modern war can be understood and explained. It does so by confronting two inter-related research problems: the nature of victory and defeat in modern war and the explanations of victory and…

    Paperback – 2008-07-07
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Ethics and War in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Coker

    This book explores the ethical implications of war in the contemporary world. The author, a leading theorist of warfare, explains why it is of crucial importance that Western countries should continue to apply traditional ethical rules and practices in war, even when engaging with international…

    Paperback – 2008-01-31
    LSE International Studies Series

  • Great Powers and the Quest for Hegemony

    The World Order since 1500, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Black

    This timely book provides a general overview of Great Power politics and world order from 1500 to the present. Jeremy Black provides several historical case-studies, each of which throws light on both the power in question and the international system of the period, and how it had developed from…

    Paperback – 2007-10-31
    War, History and Politics

  • Special Operations and Strategy

    From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 1st Edition

    By James D. Kiras

    James D. Kiras shows how a number of different special operations, in conjunction with more conventional military actions, achieve and sustain strategic effect(s) over time. In particular, he argues that the root of effective special operations lies in understanding the relationship existing…

    Paperback – 2007-09-21
    Strategy and History

  • Corporate Soldiers and International Security

    The Rise of Private Military Companies, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Kinsey

    This book traces the history of private military companies, with a special focus on UK private forces. Christopher Kinsey examines the mercenary companies that filled the ranks of many European armies right up to the 1850s, the organizations that operated in Africa in the 1960s and early 1970s, the…

    Paperback – 2007-08-31
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Information Warfare in Business

    Strategies of Control and Resistance in the Network Society, 1st Edition

    By Iain Munro

    Information Warfare in Business provides a significant and interesting perspective on the concept of the network organization. It illustrates the relations between information technology and organization, and in particular, between business organizations and the recent revolution in military…

    Paperback – 2007-02-28

  • Missile Defence

    International, Regional and National Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sten Rynning, Bertel Heurlin

    The missile defence policy of the US plays a crucial role in international affairs and is normally studied from a US perspective. This book is different, it delivers a sharp analysis of regional and national variations and integrates them with US viewpoints to present a&…

    Paperback – 2006-05-01
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Strategy and History

    Essays on Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Colin S. Gray

    Strategy and History comprises a selection of Professor Gray's key contributions to strategic debate over the past thirty years. These essays have been selected both because they had significant messages for contemporary controversies, and because they have some continuing relevance for…

    Paperback – 2006-04-13
    Strategy and History

  • The Waning of Major War

    Theories and Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Raimo Vayrynen

    This book is a systematic effort by leading international scholars to map the trends in major-power warfare and explore whether it is waxing or waning. The main point of departure is that major-power war as a historical institution is in decline. This does not mean, though, that wars between states…

    Paperback – 2005-11-24
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies

    Disguising Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Terry Pierce

    Occasionally, militaries during times of peace achieve major warfighting innovations. Terry Pierce calls these 'disruptive innovations'. The more common innovation phenomenon, however, has been that of integrating new technologies to help perform existing missions better and not change them…

    Paperback – 2004-12-24
    Strategy and History

  • Future War In Cities

    Rethinking a Liberal Dilemma, 1st Edition

    By Alice Hills

    This book is the first full-length study of a key security issue confronting the west in the twenty-first century, urban military operations - as currently being undertaken by US and UK forces in Iraq. It relates military operations in cities to the wider study of conflict and security in an era of…

    Paperback – 2004-05-27

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