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  • 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...

  • Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations and Regional Orderby Shahram Chubin; Charles Tripp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Both countries will have strong incentives to test the artificial balance established by the US and from which they are excluded. Each state, in the face of continued embargoes, may find the lure of weapons of mass destruction correspondingly increased. more...

  • Rethinking Confidence-Building Measuresby Marie-France Desjardins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) - often seen as the fastest growing sector on the post-Cold War diplomatic agenda - are increasingly viewed by the international community as useful instruments for addressing a range of security and diplomatic issues. Rethinking Confidence-Building Measures warns against an uncritical pursuit of CBMs, arguing... more...

  • Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Centuryby Christopher Coker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Discusses the impact of globalisation on security in the West and in particular the way it has changed the nature of NATO as well as its security agenda. more...

  • A New Trusteeship?by Richard Caplan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This paper analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations of war-torn territories and discusses the key issues - strategic, political, and economic - that arise in the context of these experiences.  It reflects on the policy implications of these experiences and recommends reforms or new approaches to international administration. more...

  • The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needsby Philip Andrews-Speed; Xuanli Liao; Roland Dannreuther

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat.  This book shows that domestic politics and foreign policy have both played a part in China's recent major energy policy decisions. However, China's increasing involvement in the global energy... more...

  • Strategy and Ethnocentrismby 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...

  • Winning Wars amongst the Peopleby Peter A. Kiss

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the end of World War II a paradigm shift has occurred in armed conflict. Asymmetric, or fourth-generation warfareùthe challenge of nonstate belligerents to the authority and power of the stateùhas become the dominant form of conflict, while interstate conventional war has become an increasingly irrelevant instrument of statecraft. In... more...

  • Exploring New Ways to Provide Enduring Strategic Effects for the Department of Defenseby Clark Murdock; Samuel J. Brannen

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 34.99

    CSIS undertook a study in support of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Strategy and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to explore using U.S. military power in new ways to achieve high-priority strategic ends (derived from the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance). 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...