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  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea

    Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation, 1st Edition

    By Shicun Wu, Keyuan Zou

    While there is abundant literature discussing non-traditional security issues, there is little mention of such issues existing in the South China Sea. This area is vulnerable to natural hazards and marine environmental degradation. The marine ecosystem is threatened by various adverse sources…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in the South China Sea

  • Major Law and Policy Issues in the South China Sea

    European and American Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Yann-huei Song, Keyuan Zou

    Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea are discussed mainly from the perspectives of leading American and European scholars in the study of the complex South China Sea disputes. The issues include regional maritime cooperation and regime building, Southeast Asian countries’ responses to…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in the South China Sea

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Reconceptualizing Deterrence

    Nudging Toward Rationality in Middle Eastern Rivalries, 1st Edition

    By Elli Lieberman

    This book offers a reconceptualisation of conventional deterrence theory, and applies it to enduring rivalries in the Middle East. The work argues that many of the problems encountered in the development of deterrence theory lay in the fact that it was developed during the Cold War, when the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Nuclear Proliferation and the Psychology of Political Leadership

    Beliefs, Motivations and Perceptions, 1st Edition

    By Kelly P O'Reilly

    This book offers a novel approach to understanding the puzzle of nuclear proliferation by examining how leaders’ beliefs and perceptions about the international system influence states' decisions to acquire nuclear weapons. Today, there is a persisting dilemma over the spread of nuclear weapons for…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Craig Daigle

    This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Reconstructing Afghanistan

    Civil-Military Experiences in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by William Maley, Susanne Schmeidl

    This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • International Military Operations in the 21st Century

    Global Trends and the Future of Intervention, 1st Edition

    Edited by Per M. Norheim-Martinsen, Tore Nyhamar

    This book examines the challenges that military forces will face in multinational operations in the 21st century. Expanding on Rupert Smith’s The Utility of Force, the volume assesses the changing parameters within which force as a political instrument is ultimately carried out. By analysing nine…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • Luxury Fleet

    The Imperial German Navy 1888-1918, 1st Edition

    By Holger H. Herwig

    Originally published in 1980 ‘Luxury’ Fleet (the phrase was Winston Churchill’s) was the first history of the Imperial German navy from 1888 to 1918. After tracing the historical background to German naval ambitions, the first two sections of the book analyse Admiral Tirpitz’s programme of building…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The First World War

  • Strategic Basing and the Great Powers, 1200-2000

    1st Edition

    By Robert E. Harkavy

    This is the first book to survey the evolution of the strategic basing systems of the great powers, covering an 800-year span of history, from the Mongol dynasty to the era of the US empire. Robert E. Harkavy details the progression of strategic basing systems and power projection, from its…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Strategy and History

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