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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 73 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. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 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. 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

  7. 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

  8. Terrorism, Peace and Conflict Studies

    Investigating the Crossroad

    Edited by Harmonie Toros, Ioannis Tellidis

    This book opens up the discussion of the interrelation between terrorism studies, and peace and conflict studies. Even though it is often accepted that terrorism is a form of political violence, it is also quite frequent that research on the topic is dismissed when it is approached with conflict...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The New American Way of War

    Military Culture and the Political Utility of Force

    By Ben Buley

    Series: LSE International Studies Series

    This book explores the cultural history and future prospects of the so-called ‘new American way of war’. In recent decades, American military culture has become increasingly dominated by a vision of ‘immaculate destruction’, which reached its apogee with the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Operation...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge