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  1. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Arms Race in Asia

    Trends, causes and implications

    By Andrew T.H. Tan

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book is the first systematic examination of the emerging arms race in Asia. The global trade in arms is to a large degree underpinned by the strong demand for arms in Asia and the Middle East, the two largest arms export markets in the world. Of these two regions Asia has become particularly...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. US Defense Politics

    The origins of security policy, 2nd Edition

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This textbook provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on intelligence and new material on unmanned drones, women in the military, the Tea Party, and other key issues. Analyzing the ways...

    Published November 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Nonlinear Science and Warfare

    Chaos, complexity and the U.S. military in the information age

    By Sean T. Lawson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology

    This book examines the United States military’s use of concepts from non-linear science, such as chaos and complexity theory, in its efforts to theorise information-age warfare. Over the past three decades, the US defence community has shown an increasing interest in learning lessons from the...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Military Strategy as Public Discourse

    America's war in Afghanistan

    By Tadd Sholtis

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book presents the current history of United States military strategy in Afghanistan as an example of dysfunctional policy discourse among the nation’s elites. The legitimacy of a country’s military strategy can become a subject of intense public debate and doubt, especially in prolonged...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific

    The Triumph of Neptune?

    Edited by Geoffrey Till, Patrick Bratton

    Series: Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

    With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers. In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world’s future...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Military Ethics and Virtues

    An Interdisciplinary Approach for the 21st Century

    By Peter Olsthoorn

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book examines the role of military virtues in today's armed forces.Although long-established military virtues, such as honor, courage and loyalty, are what most armed forces today still use as guiding principles in an effort to enhance the moral behavior of soldiers, much depends on whether...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge