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  • The Fallacies of Cold War Deterrence and a New Directionby Keith B. Payne

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hoped that a policy of appeasement would satisfy Adolf Hitler's territorial appetite and structured British policy accordingly. This plan was a failure, chiefly because Hitler was not a statesman who would ultimately conform to familiar norms. Chamberlain's policy was doomed because he had greatly misjudged... more...

  • Analytics and Modern Warfareby Michael Taillard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book details very simply and for even the most novice of potential analysts not only how to perform analytics which describe what is happening, predict what is going to happen, and optimize responses, but also places these analytics in the context of proactive strategy development. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Sachkundeprüfung im Bewachungsgewerbeby Ulrich Jochmann; Jörg Zitzmann

    Richard Boorberg Verlag 2014; US$ 22.21

    Optimale Prüfungsvorbereitung Das stark nachgefragte Lehrbuch bereitet zielsicher auf die gemäß § 34 a GewO vorgeschriebene Sachkundeprüfung vor. Es enthält eine umfassende Darstellung der nach dem überarbeiteten Rahmenstoffplan für die Sachkundeprüfung im Bewachungsgewerbe prüfungsrelevanten Sachgebiete sowie redaktionelle Ergänzungen. Von erfahrenen... more...