Routledge – 2006 – 590 pages
Series: Adelphi Papers Reissue Hardback
Since 1961 the Adelphi Papers have provided some of the most informed accounts of international and strategic relations. Produced by the world renowned International Institute of Strategic Studies, each paper provides a short account of a subject of topical interest by a leading military figure, policy maker or academic. The project reprints the first forty years of papers, arranged into thematic sets.
The collection as a whole provides a rich and insightful account of international affairs during a period which spans the second half of the Cold War, the fall of the communist bloc and the emergence of a new regime with the United States as the sole superpower.
There is a wealth of global coverage:
The IISS has obviously made a particular contribution to the understanding of military strategy, and this is reflected with material on topics such as urban and guerrilla warfare, nuclear deterrence and the role of information in modern warfare. Volumes on military strategy are complemented by approaches from other disciplines, such as defence economics.
Key selling points:
1. Chinese Nuclear Strategy: The Early Post-Detonation Period, Morton Halperin 2. Nuclear Weapons and Chinese Policy, Harry Gelber (1973) 3. China and South-East Asia: Strategic Interests and Policy Prospects, Takashi Tajima (1981) 4. Sino-Soviet Relations after Mao, Gerald Segal (1985) 5. The Sino-Vietnamese Relationship and the Soviet Union, Charles McGregor (1988) 6. China Changes Shape: Regionalism and Foreign Policy, Gerald Segal (1994) 7. China and the South China Sea Disputes, Mark J. Valencia (1995) 8. The Limits of Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership, Jennifer Anderson (1997) 9. The Security Implications of the New Taiwan, Bernice Lee (1999)