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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 76 new and published books in the subject of Strategic Theory — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Israel's Wars of Attrition

    Attrition Challenges to Democratic States

    By Avi Kober

    This book analyzes the way Israel has coped with nine wars of attrition from the 1950s to the recent Second Lebanon War (2006), questioning the belief that Western democracy cannot sustain prolonged wars of attrition. Challenging Israel with attrition has been compatible with the 'Arab way of war',...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  2. America, Technology and Strategic Culture

    A Clausewitzian Assessment

    By Brice Harris

    This book analyses the American way of war within the context of Clausewitzian theory. In doing so, it draws conclusions about the origins, viability, and technical feasibility of America’s current strategic approach. The author argues that the situation in which America has found itself in Iraq...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) and the Quest for Accountability

    Edited by George Andreopoulos, John Kleinig

    This book examines the growing role of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in conflict and post-conflict situations, as part of a broader trend towards the outsourcing of security functions. Particular emphasis is placed on key moral, legal, and political considerations involved in the...

    Published March 1st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) and the Quest for Accountability

    Edited by George Andreopoulos, John Kleinig

    Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) have constituted a perennial feature of the security landscape. Yet, it is their involvement in and conduct during the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that have transformed the outsourcing of security services into such a pressing public policy...

    Published February 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. The Counter-Insurgency Myth

    The British Experience of Irregular Warfare

    By Andrew Mumford

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    This book examines the complex practice of counter-insurgency warfare through the prism of British military experiences in the post-war era and endeavours to unpack their performance. During the twentieth century counter-insurgency assumed the status of one of the British military’s fortes. A...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Threats of Force

    International Law and Strategy

    By Francis Grimal

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Despite recent attempts by scholars to examine the absolute prohibition of threats of force under Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, threats remain a largely un-chartered area in international law when compared with actual uses of force. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach and utilising strategic...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Power Shifts, Strategy and War

    Declining States and International Conflict

    By Dong Sun Lee

    Series: Routledge Global Security Studies

    Marked changes in the balance of power between states in the international system are generally seen by IR scholars as among the most common causes of war. This book explains why such power shifts lead to war breaking out in some cases, but not in others. In contrast to existing approaches, this...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Military Transformation and Strategy

    Revolutions in Military Affairs and Small States

    Edited by Bernard Loo

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This book explores the idea of a ‘revolution in military affairs’ (RMA), which underpins the transformational agenda of the US military, and examines its implications for smaller states. The strategic studies literature on the RMA tends to be American-centric and directed towards the strategic...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security
    Edited by Jan Selby, Clemens Hoffmann
    To Be Published July 10th 2015
  2. Strategy and Ethnocentrism (Routledge Revivals)
    By Ken Booth
    To Be Published October 11th 2015
  3. Navies and Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)
    By Ken Booth
    To Be Published October 11th 2015
  4. Understanding Deterrence
    Edited by Keith B. Payne
    To Be Published October 24th 2015
  5. Small Wars and Insurgencies in Theory and Practice, 1500-1850
    Edited by Beatrice Heuser
    To Be Published October 29th 2015

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