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  • 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$ 44.95

    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...

  • Success and Failure in Limited Warby Spencer D. Bakich

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Common and destructive, limited wars are significant international events that pose a number of challenges to the states involved beyond simple victory or defeat. Chief among these challenges is the risk of escalation?be it in the scale, scope, cost, or duration of the conflict. In this book, Spencer D. Bakich investigates a crucial and heretofore... 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...

  • Ballistic-Missile Defence and Strategic Stabilityby Dean A. Wilkening

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    Should the US deploy ballistic-missile defences? The arguments for and against are becoming increasingly polarised. This paper offers what is currently lacking in the debate: a quantitative analysis of how well defences would have to work to meet specific security objectives, and what level of defence might upset strategic stability. more...

  • Military Powerby Brian Holden Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The essays on aspects of the Anglo-American approach to war range from study of volunteer soldiering in the Mexican War of 1846-48, analyses of operations in the two World Wars, to a reconsideration of the nature of future warfare. more...

  • Strategic Studies: A Reader, 2nd ed.by Thomas G. Mahnken; Joseph A. Maiolo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    This new edition of the Strategic Studies Reader brings together key essays on strategic theory by some of the leading contributors in the field. It guides students through the theoretical and practical aspects of strategic studies, and includes both classic essays and works of contemporary scholarship. more...