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New and Published Books

  1. Contemporary Military Theory

    The dynamics of war

    By Jan Angstrom, J.J. Widen

    The book aims to provide the reader with a state-of-the-art introduction to classic and modern military theory. The text accounts for the most important theories within the field by developing and analyzing these theories, as well as problematizing both their normative and explanatory aims. While...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pakistan's Nuclear Policy

    A Minimum Credible Deterrence

    By Zafar Khan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In May 1998, in reaction to India’s nuclear weapons tests, Pakistan tested six nuclear weapons. Following this, the country opted for a policy of minimum deterrence, and within a year Pakistan had altered its policy stance by adding the modifier of minimum ‘credible’ deterrence. This book looks at...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Military Ethics and Emerging Technologies

    Edited by Timothy J. Demy, George R. Lucas Jr., Bradley J. Strawser

    This volume looks at current and emerging technologies of war and some of the ethical issues surrounding their use. Although the nature and politics of war never change, the weapons and technologies used in war do change and are always undergoing development. Because of that, the arsenal of weapons...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Just War Tradition: Applying Old Ethics to New Problems

    Edited by Davis Brown, Henrik Syse

    This collection examines the role of the just war tradition and its criteria in solving pressing present-day challenges. In particular, it deals with three types of challenges to world public order. One is anticipatory self-defense, in which one state attacks another to pre-empt or prevent an...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee

    Volume I: From the Approach of the Second World War to the Suez Crisis

    By Michael S. Goodman

    Series: Government Official History Series

    Volume One of the Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee draws upon a range of released and classified papers to produce the first, authoritative account of the way in which intelligence was used to inform policy. For almost 80 years the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) has been a...

    Published June 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Understanding Land Warfare

    By Christopher Tuck

    Understanding Land Warfare provides a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues and debates associated with modern land warfare. The book is a thematic, debate-driven analysis of what makes land warfare unique; how it interacts with the other environments; the key concepts that shape...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Naval Warfare

    By Ian Speller

    This new textbook offers the reader an accessible introduction to the study of modern naval warfare, providing a thorough grounding in the vocabulary, concepts, issues, debates and relevant history. Navies operate in an environment that most people do not understand and that many avoid. They are...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

    Drivers and Challenges

    By Christian Le Mière

    Series: Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

    This book aims to redefine maritime diplomacy for the modern era. Maritime diplomacy encompasses a spectrum of activities, from co-operative measures such as port visits, exercises and humanitarian assistance to persuasive deployment and coercion. It is an activity no longer confined to just...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Dimensions of Counter-insurgency

    Applying Experience to Practice

    Edited by Tim Benbow, Rod Thornton

    The once-neglected study of counter-insurgency operations has recently emerged as an area of central concern for Western governments and their military organizations. While counter-insurgency represents a hugely challenging form of contemporary warfare, there exists a considerable body of...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Imperial Defence

    The Old World Order, 1856–1956

    Edited by Greg Kennedy

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This new collection of essays, from leading British and Canadian scholars, presents an excellent insight into the strategic thinking of the British Empire. It defines the main areas of the strategic decision-making process that was known as 'Imperial Defence'. The theme is one of...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge