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  • The Making of Strategyby Williamson Murray; Alvin Bernstein; MacGregor Knox

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    This volume focuses on the processes by which rulers and states have framed strategy from the fifth century BC to the present. more...

  • Crisis and Escalation in Cyberspaceby Martin C. Libicki

    RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95

    The chances are growing that the United States will find itself in a crisis in cyberspace--the escalation of tensions associated with a major cyberattack, suspicions that one has taken place, or fears that it might do so soon. Such crises can be managed by taking steps to reduce the incentives for other states to step in, controlling the narrative,... more...

  • Understanding the Role of Deterrence in Counterterrorism Securityby Andrew R. Morral; Brian A. Jackson

    RAND Corporation 2009; US$ 2.99

    Deterrence--a central feature of counterterrorism security systems and a major factor in the cost-effectiveness of many security programs--is not well understood or measured. This paper offers a framework for understanding how security systems may deter or displace attacks and how to measure the relative deterrent value of alternative systems. This... more...

  • Deterrenceby George P. Shultz; Sidney D. Drell; James E. Goodby

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Drawn from the third in a series of conferences the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on the nuclear legacy of the cold war, this report examines the importance of deterrence, from its critical function in the cold war to its current role. Recognizing that today's international environment is radically different from that which it was during... more...

  • International Securityby Roland Dannreuther

    Wiley 2014; US$ 28.95

    International Security is a cutting-edge analysis of the key security challenges and developments in the post-Cold War world. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary examples, from the Iraq war to the rise of China, it is an essential guide for students and policy makers seeking to understand the theoretical and empirical debates over the fast-changing... more...

  • Military Strategyby Joseph Caldwell Jr Wylie

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    “No military service can long remain effective without searching self-criticism and continuous re-examination of its own ideas. Wylie, well known in the Navy, is a refreshingly and outspoken individual, thoroughly at home on the bridge of a ship, but equally at home in the semantics of dialectical discussion. He has produced a simple but relevant... more...

  • A Global History of Warby Gérard Chaliand

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gérard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples... more...

  • Strategy and Ethnocentrism (Routledge Revivals)by Ken Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Ken Booth?s study, first published in 1979, investigates the way in which cultural distortions have affected the theory and execution of strategy. Its aim is to illustrate the importance of ethnocentrism in all areas of the subject, to follow through its implications and to suggest approaches to the different problems it poses. Insights are offered... more...

  • The Transformation of Strategic Affairsby Lawrence Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    This book analyzes the strategic implications of the shift in focus for the US Armed Forces from regular to irregular war. Lawrence Freedman closely examines the difficulty the US Armed Forces face in shifting their focus from preparing for regular wars, in which combat is separated from civil society, to irregular wars, in which combat is integrated... more...

  • Reassessing ASEANby Jeannie Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    With the accession of Cambodia in April 1999, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) finally achieved its founding vision: the incorporation of all ten South-east Asian states. However, ASEAN-10 faces an unprecedented series of challenges, stemming from the organization's rapid enlargement since 1995, economic crisis among key members,... more...