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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency

    Edited by Paul B. Rich, Isabelle Duyvesteyn

    This new handbook provides a wide-ranging overview of the current state of academic analysis and debate on insurgency and counterinsurgency, as well as an-up-to date survey of contemporary insurgent movements and counter-insurgencies. In recent years, and more specifically since the insurgency in...

    Published March 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Law, Force and Diplomacy at Sea, first published in 1985, is one of the few comprehensive treatments on the subject from a strategic perspective. It offers a detailed strategic analysis of the background and outcome of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, and its naval implications. The...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ken Booth

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this study offers a comprehensive, systematic and integrated survey of the important relationship between navies and the making and execution of foreign policy. Ken Booth explains the functions navies can perform in both war and peace, the influence they have on particular...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Future of Intelligence

    Challenges in the 21st century

    Edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Ben de Jong, Joop van Reijn

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    This volume discusses the challenges the future holds for different aspects of the intelligence process and for organisations working in the field. The main focus of Western intelligence services is no longer on the intentions and capabilities of the Soviet Union and its allies. Instead, at...

    Published March 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Defence Planning and Uncertainty

    Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

    By Stephan Frühling

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    How can countries decide what kind of military forces they need, if threats are uncertain and history is full of strategic surprises? This is a question that is more pertinent than ever, as countries across the Asia-Pacific are faced with the military and economic rise of China. Uncertainty is...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Revisiting Intelligence and Policy

    Problems with Politicization and Receptivity

    Edited by Stephen Marrin

    The relationship between intelligence organizations and the national security policymakers which they support has its ups and downs. Sometimes the relationship is a good one; communication flows and both sides benefit from the interaction, but sometimes difficulties arise and problems develop. For...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge