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Adelphi series

The Adelphi series is The International Institute for Strategic Studies' flagship contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research.

Eight books are published each year. They provide rigorous analysis of contemporary strategic and defence topics that is useful to politicians and diplomats, as well as academic researchers, foreign-affairs analysts, defence commentators and journalists.

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  1. NATO's Balkan Interventions

    By Dana H. Allin

    Series: Adelphi series

    Examines NATO's Balkan interventions over the entire decade starting with the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1992. Focusing on the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, it traces the record of early transatlantic failures and later successes as once bitterly divided allies were able, finally, to unite around some...

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  2. The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs

    By Philip Andrews-Speed, Xuanli Liao, Roland Dannreuther

    Series: Adelphi series

    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....

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Century

    NATO and the Management of Risk

    By Christopher Coker

    Series: Adelphi series

    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....

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Security Sector Reform

    Issues, Challenges and Prospects

    By Jane Chanaa

    Series: Adelphi series

    Over the last decade, the failure of countries to emerge from conflict and the rise of 'failed states' has focused attention on state security sectors. External actors involved in 'protectorates' such as Kosovo and East Timor and peace agreements such as Cambodia, El Salvador or Bosnia have come...

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  5. From Congo to Kosovo

    Civilian Police in Peace Operations

    By Annika S Hansen

    Series: Adelphi series

    An examination of the role of civilian police in peace operations, which has expanded greatly since the early 1990s and has culminated in international policemen assuming responsibility for law and order in Kosovo and East Timor. It looks at the way civilian police play a critical role in reforming...

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Dealing with the Threat of Cruise Missiles

    By Dennis M Gormley

    Series: Adelphi series

    How can the core transatlantic Allies make coalitions more effective? One year on from Kosovo, disparities in the capabilities of the coalition partners, as well as uneven levels of prior coordination, persist. To address these problems will require much greater force planning in...

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Asia International Role in the Post Cold War Era

    Part II

    Edited by Various

    Series: Adelphi series

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Intervention in Contemporary World Politics

    By Neil Macfarlane

    Series: Adelphi series

    Examines multilateral interventions in civil conflicts and the evolution of the role of such interventions in world politics. It focuses primarily on the Cold War and post-Cold War eras and the differences between them. It contests the notion that there is an emerging norm of humanitarian...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  9. The Economic Functions of Violence in Civil Wars

    By David Keen

    Series: Adelphi series

    The persistence and brutality of contemporary civil wars have left many analysts puzzled. Traditional interpretations describe civil wars as simple confrontations between two sides, as explosions of mindless violence, or as disrupting apparently benevolent development processes within countries....

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

  10. The Prospects for North Korea Survival

    By David Reese

    Series: Adelphi series

    North Korea’s economic and security policies imperil both itself and its neighbours. The economy has been contracting for almost a decade, and the regime appears unwilling or unable to arrest the decline. Instead, Pyongyang has resorted to begging for international aid. This approach alone cannot...

    Published February 13th 2005 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Asia’s Power Dynamics: Military Change and its Geopolitical Effects
    By Desmond Ball, Raja C. Mohan, Tim Huxley, Adam Ward
    To Be Published July 30th 2014

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