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New Reference Books

  • Peacekeeping and the African Union

    Building Negative Peace

    By Jude Cocodia

    This book offers a detailed examination of the effectiveness of the peacekeeping operations of the African Union. Despite its growing reputation in peacekeeping and its status as the oldest continental peacekeeper, the performance of the African Union (AU) has hitherto not been assessed. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26
    Cass Series on Peacekeeping

  • Environmental Security in the Anthropocene

    Assessing Theory and Practice

    By Judith Nora Hardt

    This book provides a critical assessment of the theories and practice of environmental security in the context of the Anthropocene. The work analyses the intellectual foundations, the evolution and different interpretations, strengths and potential of the link between environment and security, but…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25
    Critical Security Series

  • Power Relations in the Twenty-First Century

    Mapping a Multipolar World?

    Edited by Donette Murray, David Brown

    This volume critiques contemporary power trends by examining key bilateral dynamics between five putative ‘poles’ of the multipolar order in the twenty-first century. Written by emerging scholars and established academics, this work provides a timely and authoritative analysis of one of the most…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • US Naval Strategy and National Security

    The Evolution of American Maritime Power

    By Sebastian Bruns

    This book examines US naval strategy and the role of American seapower over three decades, from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This study uses the concept of seapower as a framework to explain the military and political application of sea power and naval force for the United…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfare

    The Special Relationship at Sea

    By Steven Paget

    This book examines the dynamics of coalition naval operations. Since the end of the Second World War, few nations possess the capacity for large scale, sustained and independent naval operations; and even those that do, such as the USA, often find it economically, militarily and politically…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies Series

  • Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War

    Edited by N.A.J. Taylor, Robert Jacobs

    This edited volume reconsiders the importance of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki from a post-Cold War perspective. It has been argued that during the Cold War era scholarship was limited by the anxiety that authors felt about the possibility of a global thermonuclear war, and the role their…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

    Rethinking Civil Society Involvement in Peace Negotiations

    By Franzisca Zanker

    The book offers a critical analysis of legitimacy in peacebuilding, with a focus on peace negotiations and civil society participation in particular. The aim of this book is to unpack the meaning of legitimacy for the population in peacebuilding processes and the relationship this has with civil…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Transnational Organized Crime and Jihadist Terrorism

    Russian-Speaking Networks in Western Europe

    By Michael Fredholm

    This book describes and analyzes the convergence of transnational organized crime and jihadist terrorism that has taken place within Russian-speaking social networks in Western Europe. Studies have shown that while under certain circumstances links between criminal organizations and terrorist…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Contemporary Terrorism Studies

  • Modern Maritime Piracy

    Genesis, Evolution and Responses

    By Robert C. McCabe

    This book examines the complex phenomena of modern maritime piracy. The work offers a cutting-edge analysis of modern maritime piracy in the two most pirate-prone regions – southeast Asia and northeast Africa – from the late twentieth century to the modern day. These case studies present a detailed…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • Embodying Militarism

    Exploring the Spaces and Bodies In-Between

    Edited by Synne L. Dyvik, Lauren Greenwood

    How are militarism and militarisation embodied and why is it important to study these concepts together? This volume highlights a lack of research into people’s emotions, bodies and experiences in global politics, and brings these important dimensions to bear on how we study militarism and process…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13

  • World Peace Through Law

    Replacing War with the Global Rule of Law

    By James Taylor Ranney

    This book deals with the history and future of the concept of ‘world peace through law’ (WPTL), which advocates replacing the use of international force with the global rule of law. WPTL calls for replacing war with the global rule of law by arms reductions, including the abolition of nuclear…

    Hardback – 2017-09-13

  • International Mediation in a Fragile World

    Edited by David Carment, Evan Hoffman

    Contributions to this volume consider the importance of mediation in violent conflict. Practical and applied, this publication will be of interest to scholars, academics, policymakers and practitioners. It was originally published as a special issue of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-07

  • Jihadist Insurgent Movements

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Richard Burchill

    This path-breaking collection of papers examines the phenomenon of jihadist insurgent movements in the Middle East and North, East and West Africa. It argues that military and strategic analysts have paid insufficient attention to the phenomenon of jihadism in insurgent movements, partly due to a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06

  • Making the Military Moral

    Contemporary Challenges and Responses in Military Ethics Education

    Edited by Don Carrick, James Connelly, David Whetham

    This book offers a critical analysis, both theoretical and practical, of ethics education in the military. In the twenty-first century, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the armed forces of Western and other democracies fight justly and behave ethically. The ‘good soldier’ has to…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Military and Defence Ethics

  • Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria

    The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017

    By Akali Omeni

    This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Studies in Insurgency, Counterinsurgency and National Security

  • Foreign Intervention, Warfare and Civil Wars

    External Assistance and Belligerents' Choice of Strategy

    By Adam Lockyer

    This book examines the impact of foreign intervention in the course and nature of warfare in civil wars. Throughout history, foreign intervention in civil wars has been the rule rather than the exception. The involvement of outside powers can have a dramatic impact on the course and nature of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
    Routledge Studies in Civil Wars and Intra-State Conflict

New Professional Books

  • Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal

    Options for the 21st century

    By James E. Doyle

    In the next few years the US government will make decisions regarding the renewal of its triad of air-, land- and sea-based nuclear weapons that will have huge implications for the security of the country and its allies, its public finances, and the salience of nuclear weapons in global politics.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-21
    Adelphi series

  • Survival 59.5

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20

  • The Role of the G8 in International Peace and Security

    This Adelphi Paper is the first concise yet comprehensive analysis of the role of the G8 in international peace and security. It argues that the G7/8 has a long and impressive history in the field of international security. The G7/8 has, for example, spearheaded the introduction of "low politics"…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Dealing with the Threat of Cruise Missiles

    By Dennis M Gormley

    How can the core transatlantic Allies make coalitions more effective? One year on from Kosovo, disparities in the capabilities of the coalition partners, as well as uneven levels of prior coordination, persist. To address these problems will require much greater force planning in peacetime. This…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Regulating the Private Security Industry

    By Sarah Percy

    The under-regulation of the private security industry has increasingly become a topic of media and academic interest. This Adelphi Paper enters the debate by explaining why the industry requires further regulation, and what is wrong with the current system. It begins by briefly defining the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • China's Strong Arm

    Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

    By Jonas Parello-Plesner

    China has long adhered to a principle of �non-interference� in other states� affairs. However, as more of its companies have been investing in projects overseas, and millions of its nationals are travelling abroad, Beijing is finding itself progressively involved in other countries � through the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Harsh Lessons

    Iraq, Afghanistan and the Changing Character of War

    By Ben Barry

    The recent Afghanistan and Iraq wars were very controversial. The conflicts� casualties, intractability and the apparent failure of the US and its allies to achieve their objectives mean that many see the wars as failures. This resulted in a loss of confidence in the West of the utility of force as…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Defence Reform in Croatia and Serbia--Montenegro

    By Timothy Edmunds

    This book examines defence reform in Croatia and Serbia-Montenegro since 2000, focussing particularly on the institution and consolidation of democratic and civilian control of the armed forces, the reform of conflict-era forces structures, and the influence of the West including defence assistance…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Network Centric Warfare

    Coalition Operations in the Age of US Military Primacy

    By Paul T. Mitchell

    Since its emergence in 1998, the concept of Network Centric Warfare (NCW) has become a central driver behind America�s military �transformation� and seems to offer the possibility of true integration between multinational military formations. Even though NCW, or variations on its themes, has been…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Protracted Refugee Situations

    Domestic and International Security Implications

    By Gil Loescher

    Protracted refugee populations not only constitute over 70% of the world's refugees but are also a principal source of many of the irregular movements of people around the world today. The long-term presence of refugee populations in much of the developing world has come to be seen by many host…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Ending Terrorism

    Lessons for defeating al-Qaeda

    By Audrey Kurth Cronin

    Like all other terrorist movements, al-Qaeda will end. While it has traits that exploit and reflect the current international context, it is not utterly without precedent: some aspects of al-Qaeda are unusual, but many are not. Terrorist groups end according to recognisable patterns that have…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

  • Nuclear Terrorism after 9/11

    By Robin M. Frost

    The very mention of nuclear terrorism is enough to rouse strong reactions, and understandably so, because it combines the most terrifying weapons and the most threatening of people in a single phrase. The possibility that terrorists could obtain and use nuclear weapons deserves careful analysis,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-11

New Textbook

  • Theories of Terrorism

    An Introduction

    By Daniela Pisoiu, Sandra Hain

    This new textbook provides students with a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological introduction to terrorism studies. The book identifies the main theories proposed in the field of terrorism studies as they relate to several issues: why and how individuals and organizations get…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22

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