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  • Trade, Empire and British Foreign Policy, 1689-1815

    Politics of a Commercial State, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Black

    This new volume examines the influence of trade and empire from 1689 to 1815, a crucial period for British foreign policy and state-building. Jeremy Black, a leading expert on British foreign policy, draws on the wide range of archival material, as well as other sources, in order to ask how far,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    War, History and Politics

  • 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
    LSE International Studies Series

  • Stasi

    Shield and Sword of the Party, 1st Edition

    By John Christian Schmeidel

    This book is a fascinating new examination of one of the most feared and efficient secret services the world has ever known, the Stasi. The East German Stasi was a jewel among the communist secret services, the most trusted by its Russian mother organization the KGB, and even more efficient.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Studies in Intelligence

  • The Making of Détente

    Eastern Europe and Western Europe in the Cold War, 1965-75, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wilfried Loth, George Soutou

    Containing essays by leading Cold War scholars, such as Wilfried Loth, Geir Lundestad and Seppo Hentilä, this volume offers a broad-ranging examination of the history of détente in the Cold War. The ten years from 1965 to 1975 marked a deep transformation of the bipolar international system of the…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Cold War History

  • Dimensions of Counter-insurgency

    Applying Experience to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Benbow, Rod Thornton

    The once-neglected study of counter-insurgency operations has recently emerged as an area of central concern for Western governments and their military organizations. While counter-insurgency represents a hugely challenging form of contemporary warfare, there exists a considerable body of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28

  • Imperial Defence

    The Old World Order, 1856–1956, 1st Edition

    Edited by Greg Kennedy

    This new collection of essays, from leading British and Canadian scholars, presents an excellent insight into the strategic thinking of the British Empire. It defines the main areas of the strategic decision-making process that was known as 'Imperial Defence'. The theme is one of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Cass Military Studies

  • Ottoman Army Effectiveness in World War I

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    By Edward J. Erickson

    This volume examines how the Ottoman Army was able to evolve and maintain a high level of overall combat effectiveness despite the primitive nature of the Ottoman State during the First World War. Structured around four case studies, at the operational and tactical level, of campaigns involving…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
    Military History and Policy

  • NATO and the Middle East

    The Geopolitical Context Post-9/11, 1st Edition

    By Mohammed Moustafa Orfy

    Despite having been active in the region since the mid-1990s, the role of NATO in the Middle East has attracted particular attention since the events of 11th September 2001. This book analyses the limits of NATO’s role in the Middle East region and examines whether or not the Alliance is able to…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Arms Control in the 21st Century

    Between Coercion and Cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Meier, Christopher Daase

    This volume evaluates the impact of coercive arms control efforts to curb the spread of weapons of mass destruction in the twenty-first century. A new paradigm in arms control is gradually replacing the idea that mutually agreed restrictions on armaments can improve international security. Thus,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Twenty-First Century Seapower

    Cooperation and Conflict at Sea, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Dutton, Robert Ross, Øystein Tunsjø

    This book offers an assessment of the naval policies of emerging naval powers, and the implications for maritime security relations and the global maritime order. Since the end of the Cold War, China, Japan, India and Russia have begun to challenge the status quo with the acquisition of advanced…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys

    A Naval Staff History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

    This book contains the Naval Staff History originally issued by the Admiralty in 1957 as a confidential book for use within the Royal Navy. It has since been declassified and is published here for the first time, along with an extended preface. This volume describes the dangerous convoy operations…

    Paperback – 2014-02-18
    Naval Staff Histories

  • The Nordic Countries: From War to Cold War, 1944–51

    Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series I, Vol. IX, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tony Insall, Patrick Salmon

    This book is a collection of diplomatic documents describing the development of British relations with the Nordic countries between the end of the Second World War and the defeat of the Labour Government in 1951. The end of the Second World War brought hopes of building a new society in Western…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Whitehall Histories

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