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New and Published Books

  1. International Military Operations in the 21st Century

    Global Trends and the Future of Intervention

    Edited by Per M. Norheim-Martinsen, Tore Nyhamar

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book examines the challenges that military forces will face in multinational operations in the 21st century. Expanding on Rupert Smith’s The Utility of Force, the volume assesses the changing parameters within which force as a political instrument is ultimately carried out. By analysing nine...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. U.S. Military Strategy in the Gulf (Routledge Revivals)

    Origins and Evolution Under the Carter and Reagan Administrations

    By Amitav Acharya

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this title explores the nature and dimensions of the U.S. strategy in the Gulf in the formative years that followed the fall of the Shah, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war. It describes the formation of the U.S. Rapid Deployment Joint...

    Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. South Asia's Nuclear Security

    By Bhumitra Chakma

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region’s nuclear security from two principal standpoints. First, it evaluates the robustness of the...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Jeffrey S. Lantis

    This book shows how one of the most powerful tools of security studies—strategic culture—illuminates the origins and implications of the Asia-Pacific region’s difficult issues, from the rise of China and the American pivot, to the shifting calculations of many other actors. Strategic culture...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware (Routledge Revivals)

    By Christopher Chant

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, The Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware provides, within a single volume, the salient technical and operational details of the most important weapons. The complete range of hardware used in land, sea and air forces throughout the world at the time of publication...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of British Regiments (Routledge Revivals)

    By Christopher Chant

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since the creation of the standing army in 1661, when each regiment was known by the name of its current colonel, there have been many reforms and rationalizations of the British army. From 31 cavalry regiments and 113 infantry regiments in 1881, at the time of this title’s first publication in...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence

    By Keith B. Payne, James Schlesinger

    The National Institute for Public Policy’s new book, Minimum Deterrence: Examining the Evidence, is the first of its kind. Dr. Keith Payne, the late former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger and an unparalleled bipartisan group of senior civilian and military experts critically examined eight...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Transformation of Russia’s Armed Forces

    Twenty Lost Years

    Edited by Roger N. McDermott

    At no time since the end of the Cold War has interest been higher in Russian security issues and the role played in this by the modernization of Russia’s Armed Forces. The continued transformation of its Armed Forces from Cold War legacy towards a modern combat capable force presents many...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Intelligence in the Cold War: What Difference did it Make?

    Edited by Michael Herman, Gwilym Hughes

    Intelligence was a major part of the Cold War, waged by both sides with an almost warlike intensity. Yet the question 'What difference did it all make?' remains unanswered. Did it help to contain the Cold War, or fuel it and keep it going? Did it make it hotter or colder? Did these large...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Understanding NATO in the 21st Century

    Alliance Strategies, Security and Global Governance

    Edited by Graeme P. Herd, John Kriendler

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    Understanding NATO in the 21st Century enhances existing strategic debates and clarifies thinking as to the direction and scope of NATO’s potential evolution in the 21st century. The book seeks to identify the possible contours and trade-offs embedded within a potential third "Transatlantic Bargain...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge