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Gender Trouble in the U.S. Military Challenges to Regimes of Male Privilege

Gender Trouble in the U.S. Military Challenges to Regimes of Male Privilege

Author: Stephanie Szitanyi Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2019

This book investigates challenges to the U.S. military's gender regime of hetero-male privilege. Examining a broad set of discursive maneuvers in a series of cases as focal points-integration of open homosexuality, the end of the combat ban on women, and the epidemic nature of military sexual assault within its units-Stephanie Szitanyi examines the contemporary link between gender and military service in the United States, and comprehensively analyzes forms of gendering produced by the military as an institution. Using feminist interpretivist methods to analyze an impressive combination of visual, textual, archival, and cultural materials, the book argues that despite policy changes since 2013 that may be positioned as explicit episodes of degendering, military officials have simultaneously moved to counteract them and reinforce the institution's gender regime of hetero-male privilege. Importantly, these (re)gendering processes continue to prioritize certain forms of service and sacrifice, through which a specific version of masculinity-the masculine warrior-is continuously promoted, preserved, and cemented.

Aspects of War

Aspects of War

Author: James (King's College London, UK) Gow Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Aspects of War

Aspects of War

Author: James (King's College London, UK) Gow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in South Asia

Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in South Asia

Author: Devin T. Hagerty Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

This book examines the theory and practice of nuclear deterrence between India and Pakistan, two highly antagonistic South Asian neighbors who recently moved into their third decade of overt nuclear weaponization. It assesses the stability of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence and argues that, while deterrence dampens the likelihood of escalation to conventional-and possibly nuclear-war, the chronically embittered relations between New Delhi and Islamabad mean that deterrence failure resulting in major warfare cannot be ruled out. Through an empirical examination of the effects of nuclear weapons during five crises between India and Pakistan since 1998, as well as a discussion of the theoretical logic of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrence, the book offers suggestions for enhancing deterrence stability between these two countries.

Strategic Intelligence and Civil Affairs to Understand Legitimacy and Insurgency Avoiding the Stabilization Trap

Strategic Intelligence and Civil Affairs to Understand Legitimacy and Insurgency Avoiding the Stabilization Trap

Author: Diane E. Chido Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2019

This book describes the common pitfalls of U.S. military interventions in efforts at stabilization, which supports post-conflict societies by establishing stable governance, rule of law, a safe and secure environment, economic development and social well-being for all members of the population. These efforts are often unsuccessful and can even cause harm when mission teams do not understand both the populations with whom they are engaging and policymakers. The book recommends prioritizing a relational approach to stabilization with a professional and well-resourced Civil Affairs and strategic intelligence approach to engagements over the current preference for transactional, often lethal operations.

Burma's Security Myths, Mysteries and Misconceptions

Burma's Security Myths, Mysteries and Misconceptions

Author: Andrew Selth Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Author: Christopher Ankersen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to field of civil-military relations. Civil-military relations is a challenging, and increasingly, topical subject of study. Exactly how civil and military actors relate affects how states apply the use of force in domestic and international affairs. This textbook provides an overview of the theories and politics of civil-military relations and is split into five parts: Part I: Armed Forces and the State Part II: Theories of Civil-Military Relations Part III: Socio-Cultural Understandings of Civil-Military Relations Part IV: Civil Military Relations in Practice Part V: Civil-Military Relations in the Age of Risk. The work introduces the historical and conceptual relationship between the armed forces and the state, the evolution and the range of theories of civil-military relations, the socio-cultural aspects of the civil-military relationship and how civil-military relations is practised in a variety of states. This textbook will be essential reading for students of Civil-Military Relations and Military Studies, and of great interest to students of Sociology, Defence Studies, International Security, and IR in general.

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Civil-Military Relations Theories, Politics, and Practices

Author: Christopher Ankersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to field of civil-military relations. Civil-military relations is a challenging, and increasingly, topical subject of study. Exactly how civil and military actors relate affects how states apply the use of force in domestic and international affairs. This textbook provides an overview of the theories and politics of civil-military relations and is split into five parts: Part I: Armed Forces and the State Part II: Theories of Civil-Military Relations Part III: Socio-Cultural Understandings of Civil-Military Relations Part IV: Civil Military Relations in Practice Part V: Civil-Military Relations in the Age of Risk. The work introduces the historical and conceptual relationship between the armed forces and the state, the evolution and the range of theories of civil-military relations, the socio-cultural aspects of the civil-military relationship and how civil-military relations is practised in a variety of states. This textbook will be essential reading for students of Civil-Military Relations and Military Studies, and of great interest to students of Sociology, Defence Studies, International Security, and IR in general.

Russia's Armed Forces A Modern Military for 21st Century Warfare?

Russia's Armed Forces A Modern Military for 21st Century Warfare?

Author: Rod Thornton Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Russian armed forces. For many in the West, and within NATO in particular, the Russian military of today has come to represent far more of a threat than at any time since the end of the Cold War. A once moribund force manned by inept conscripts using dilapidated equipment is now seen in a different light. The Putin-inspired modernisation programme of recent years has seemingly created a more effective armed forces better able to serve the Kremlin's growing strategic interests, not just within, but also beyond the boundaries of the former Soviet space. Russian sabres are being rattled with confidence and they are inspiring apprehension and fear. But just what degree of `threat' does the Russian military of today in fact represent? Just what are its capabilities? How potent is it? This book seeks answers. And it seeks answers across the entire spectrum of Russian military structures. Uniquely, this book examines all facets of this military's capabilities from the combat potential of its conscripts all the way up to the effectiveness of its nuclear triad. And it does so, moreover, while being mindful of the context created by the limits imposed by the actual efficacy of military force as a tool of statecraft in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, Russian politics, defence studies and IR in general, as well as professional practitioners and policymakers.

A Very African War

A Very African War

Author: Richard Iron Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The 1991 to 2002 war in Sierra Leone today conjures a melange of images but the overall impression of the war is its nihilism: its lack of purpose and its randomness in the application of extreme violence. However, to regard it as purely nihilistic, is to forego the opportunity to understand what happened and why; and it is only by achieving this understanding that we can hope to learn something from it: why it happened, and why it developed in the form it did. Although no two wars are the same, they are also not totally unique. By understanding one war, we can add to our corpus of knowledge to help understand other wars. This book is a case study of a single, but important, war in Africa. Its purpose is to deepen our understanding of African wars and hence help not just the historian, but also those who have in some way to deal with conflict in Africa, today and in the future, whether they be policymaker, aid worker or soldier.

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Challenges and Opportunities for Asia and Europe

The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Challenges and Opportunities for Asia and Europe

Author: Keyuan Zou Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/07/2019

This book explores the opportunities and challenges that both Europe and Asia face under the framework of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative. The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSR Initiative), put forward by the Chinese government together with the Silk Road Economic Belt, reflects China's ambition and vision to shape the global economic and political order. The first step and priority under the MSR Initiative, according to documents issued by China, is to build three `Blue Economic Passages' linking China with the rest of the world at sea, two of which will connect China with Europe. This initiative, however, still faces enormous challenges of geopolitical suspicion and security risks. This book seeks to assess these risks and their causes for the cooperation between the Eurasian countries under the framework of MSR and puts forward suggestions to deal with these risks in the interdisciplinary perspectives of international relations and international law. Featuring a global team of contributors, this book will be of much interest to students of Asian politics, maritime security, international law and international relations.

The Taliban at War 2001 - 2018

The Taliban at War 2001 - 2018

Author: Antonio Giustozzi Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2019