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- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 30.00
The events of September 11th have caused the United States to re-evaluate its policy towards 'rogue states' armed with weapons of mass destruction. The author argues that the United States may look beyond deterrence and give renewed attention to defensive measures, negotiated disarmament, interdiction, and perhaps preemption. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00
The end of the Cold War, the Revolution in Military Affairs, 9/11 and the War on Terror have radically altered the nature of conflict and security in the Twenty-first Century. This book considers how developments in technology effect the prosecution of war and what the changing nature of warfare means for human rights and civil society. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called ?OODA? loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of affairs and re-examines John Boyd?s original contribution... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 20.00
Brilliant distillations of the strategies of war?and the subtle social game of everyday life ? by the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery Robert Greene?s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power , The Art of Seduction , and his latest book, Mastery , espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 210.00
The Adelphi Papers monograph series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research. Collected on the occasion of the Institute's 50th anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers in this volume represent some of the finest examples of writing on strategic issues. They offer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 36.95
Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy?s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war , which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 35.00
A respected scholar of military history and an expert on strategy, Martin van Creveld recently explored the modern world?s shifting method of combat in The Changing Face of War. Now, in The Culture of War, he argues that there is much more to war than just soldiers killing one another for whatever reason. War has always been a topic of deep intrigue.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 168.00
Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular relevance for today?s strategic environment. Placing these... more...
- Infinite Ideas 2009; US$ 8.95
Written circa 1645, "The Book of Five Rings" is considered a classic treaty on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's "The Art of War". The author was a samurai warrior called Miyamoto Musashi and he wrote the text on his expert teachings of kenjutsu (the art of the sword) and the martial arts in general. Here, Musashi's... more...
- RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 9.95
Cyberspace, where information--and hence serious value--is stored and manipulated, is a tempting target. An attacker could be a person, group, or state and may disrupt or corrupt the systems from which cyberspace is built. When states are involved, it is tempting to compare fights to warfare, but there are important differences. The author addresses... more...