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  • China's Strategic Interests in the South China Sea

    Power and Resources, 1st Edition

    By Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres

    This title will explore China’s strategic interests in the South China Sea, with a specific emphasis on power projection and resource security. China’s regional actions and reactions are reshaping the power dynamics in East and South-East Asia, while economic and geopolitical futures depend on…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04

  • Private Security Companies during the Iraq War

    Military Performance and the Use of Deadly Force, 1st Edition

    By Scott Fitzsimmons

    This book explores the use of deadly force by private security companies during the Iraq War. The work focuses on and compares the activities of the US companies Blackwater and Dyncorp. Despite sharing several important characteristics, such as working for the same client (the US State Department)…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Cass Military Studies

  • Democracy Promotion as US Foreign Policy

    Bill Clinton and Democratic Enlargement, 1st Edition

    By Nicolas Bouchet

    The role of democracy promotion in US foreign policy has increased considerably in the last three decades, booming especially in the immediate years after the end of the Cold War. The rise of democracy promotion originated in a long historical tradition that saw exporting American political values…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Rethinking Western Approaches to Counterinsurgency

    Lessons From Post-Colonial Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Russell W. Glenn

    This book critically examines the Western approach to counter-insurgency in the post-colonial era and offers a series of recommendations to address current shortfalls. The author argues that current approaches to countering insurgency rely too heavily on conflicts from the post-World War II years…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • Security, Strategy and Military Change in the 21st Century

    Cross-Regional Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jo Inge Bekkevold, Ian Bowers, Michael Raska

    This edited volume explores and analyses strategic thinking, military reform and adaptation in an era of Asian growth, European austerity and US rebalancing. A significant shift in policy, strategy and military affairs is underway in both Asia and Europe, with the former gaining increasing…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
    Cass Military Studies

  • Liberal Wars

    Anglo-American Strategy, Ideology and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Cromartie

     This book addresses the relationship between the 'liberal' values of Anglo-Saxon cultures and the way that they conduct themselves when they are fighting - or preparing to fight - wars. The United States and the United Kingdom are characterised by a consensus that their social and political…

    Hardback – 2015-04-24
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • The European Defence Agency

    Arming Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nikolaos Karampekios, Iraklis Oikonomou

    This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of the European Defence Agency (EDA), the leading EU armaments policy institution. Despite its critical role in European strategic and military affairs as the key hub of European policy-making in the field of armaments, the Agency has hitherto…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge Studies in European Security and Strategy

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    A Critical Reappraisal, 1st Edition

    Edited by Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes

    This volume brings together a collection of leading international experts to revisit and review our understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis, via a critical reappraisal of some of the key texts. In October 1962, humankind came close to the end of its history. The risk of catastrophe is now…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
    Cold War History

  • The New Citizen Armies

    Israel’s Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart A. Cohen

    This edited book constitutes the first detailed attempt at a comparative international analysis of the transformations that are currently affecting the composition of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and their place in Israeli society. Focusing primarily on deviations from the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    BESA Studies in International Security

  • Inside Cambodian Insurgency

    A Sociological Perspective on Civil Wars and Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Bultmann

    There are many different types of power practice directed towards making soldiers obedient and disciplined inside the field of insurgency. While some commanders punish by inflicting physical pain, others use re-educative methods. While some prepare soldiers by using close-knit combat simulations,…

    Hardback – 2015-02-13
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • The President, the State and the Cold War

    Comparing the foreign policies of Truman and Reagan, 1st Edition

    By James Bilsland

    US foreign policy during the Cold War has been analysed from a number of perspectives, generating large bodies of literature attempting to explain its origins, its development and its conclusion. However, there are still many questions left only partially explained. In large part this is because…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-01-26
    Cass Military Studies

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