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  1. Modern Military Strategy

    An Introduction

    By Elinor C. Sloan

    This textbook provides a coherent introduction to post-Cold War and post-9/11 military theory for upper-level students seeking an initial understanding of strategic studies. In the contemporary period there has been significant and growing interest among students about international security issues...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Understanding Contemporary Strategy

    By Thomas M. Kane, David J. Lonsdale

    Understanding Contemporary Strategy provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of modern strategy. Covering all the main issues in the field, the book explores the major themes through a combination of classical and modern strategic theory, history and current...

    Published October 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  3. War, Peace and International Relations

    An introduction to strategic history, 2nd Edition

    By Colin S. Gray

    War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by...

    Published October 21st 2011 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Counterinsurgency

    Doctrine, operations, and challenges

    Edited by Thomas Rid, Thomas Keaney

    This textbook offers an accessible introduction to counterinsurgency operations, a key aspect of modern warfare. Featuring essays by some of the world’s leading experts on unconventional conflict, both scholars and practitioners, the book discusses how modern regular armed forces react, and should...

    Published April 16th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Masters of War

    Classical Strategic Thought, 3rd Edition

    By Michael I. Handel

    This is the first comprehensive study based on a detailed textual analysis of the classical works on war by Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Mao Tse-tung, and to a lesser extent, Jomini and Machiavelli. Brushing stereotypes aside, the author takes a fresh look at what these strategic thinkers actually said—not...

    Published September 29th 2000 by Routledge