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New and Published Books

  1. Nuclear South Asia

    Keywords and Concepts

    By Rajesh Rajagopalan, Atul Mishra

    This dictionary provides a comprehensive and ready guide to the key concepts, issues, persons, and technologies related to the nuclear programmes of India and Pakistan and other South Asian states. This will serve as a useful reference especially as the nuclear issue continues to be an important...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge India

  2. Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention

    Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications

    Edited by Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Just War and the Ethics of Espionage

    By Darrell Cole

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    The War on Terror has raised many new, thorny issues of how we can determine acceptable action in defense of our liberties. Western leaders have increasingly used spies to execute missions unsuitable to the military. These operations, which often result in the contravening of international law and...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Military Balance in the Cold War

    US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

    By David Walsh

    Series: Cold War History

    This book examines the impact of American perceptions of the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union during the key period of 1976-1985. That decade witnessed the decline of the US-Soviet détente and the resurgence of superpower confrontation, often called the ‘Second Cold...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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