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Limited War in South Asia From Decolonization to Recent Times by Professor Scott Gates, Dr. Kaushik Roy Limited War in South Asia From Decolonization to Recent Times
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Although South Asia has experienced large-scale conventional warfare on several occasions since the end of World War II, there is an almost total neglect of analysis of conventional warfare in the Indian subcontinent. Focusing on China, India and Pakistan, this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2017

Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel Dealing with Epidemics by Daniel Messelken, David F. Winkler Ethical Challenges for Military Health Care Personnel Dealing with Epidemics
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Ethical challenges during epidemics is of high topical interest given the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa and the likelihood of similar events in the future. The topic of epidemics ad infectious diseases tends to take a more...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

War in 140 Characters How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century by David Patrikarakos War in 140 Characters How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are fought
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies by John R. Deni Routledge Handbook of Defence Studies

The Routledge Handbook on Defence Studies provides a comprehensive guide to the key debates around defence studies in the 21st century. Defence studies is a multi-disciplinary study of how agents, predominantly states, prepare for and go to war. Where security...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Continuous Service and Impressment in the Royal Navy, 1815-53 Bluejacket by Graeme Miller Continuous Service and Impressment in the Royal Navy, 1815-53 Bluejacket


Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis by Hakan Gunneriusson Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book uses Pierre Bourdieu's field theory as a lens through which to examine military operations. Formed in two parts, this book primarily explores the scope of Bourdien theory before...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Art of War The Quintessential Collection of Military Strategy by Erik O. Ronningen, Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli The Art of War The Quintessential Collection of Military Strategy
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Collected in an elegant volume are four of the most important and influential military and political treatises in history: The Art of War, The Prince, On War, and Instructions to His Generals.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Transatlantic Allies and the Changing Middle East by Philip H Gordon The Transatlantic Allies and the Changing Middle East

Since the mid-1990s, US and European attitudes, strategies and policies towards the Middle East have diverged. In the Middle East peace process, Europeans have grown frustrated with the lack of progress and with Washington?s near-monopoly on diplomatic action, and have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Coming Soon

The Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific Maritime Challenges, Opportunities and Policies by Professor Howard M. Hensel The Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific Maritime Challenges, Opportunities and Policies


Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Soviet T-34 Tank An insight into the design, construction and operation by Mark Healy Soviet T-34 Tank An insight into the design, construction and operation

The Soviet T-34 was the most produced tank of the Second World War and its revolutionary sloping armour became a major influence on future tank design. Author Mark Healy combines a detailed technical examination of the T-34 with its legendary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

ASVAB Prep 2018-2019 4 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online by Kaplan Test Prep ASVAB Prep 2018-2019 4 Practice Tests + Proven Strategies + Online


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/12/2017

Surveillance in Action Technologies for Civilian, Military and Cyber Surveillance by Panagiotis Karampelas Surveillance in Action Technologies for Civilian, Military and Cyber Surveillance

This book addresses surveillance in action-related applications, and presents novel research on military, civil and cyber surveillance from an international team of experts. The first part of the book, Surveillance of Human Features, reviews surveillance systems that use biometric technologies....
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2017

Prosecuting War Crimes Lessons and legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia by James (King's College London, University of London, UK) Gow Prosecuting War Crimes Lessons and legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
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This volume examines the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which was created under Chapter VII of the UN Charter as a mechanism explicitly aimed at the restoration and maintenance of international peace and security....
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/12/2017

Private Security and Identity Politics Ethical Hero Warriors, Professional Managers and New Humanitarians by Jutta Joachim, Professor, Dr. Andrea Schneiker Private Security and Identity Politics Ethical Hero Warriors, Professional Managers and New Humanitarians
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This book examines the self-representation and identity politics of Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). Using a content analysis of the web pages of 40 transnational US-based and British companies, the book argues that in light of, on the one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2018

A Very African War by Richard Iron A Very African War

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2018

War from the Ground Up Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics by Emile Simpson War from the Ground Up Twenty-First-Century Combat as Politics

How can policy control armed force, if armed force is a direct extension of policy?
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Underground Warfare by Daphne (Assistant Professor, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy; Senior Researcher and Head  Richemond-Barak Underground Warfare
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Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2018

Underground Warfare by Daphne (Assistant Professor, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy; Senior Researcher and Head  Richemond-Barak Underground Warfare
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Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2018

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Security Privatization How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance by Oldrich (Metropolitan University Prague Czech Republic) Bures Security Privatization How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance

This book widens the current debate on security privatization by examining how and why an increasing number of private actors beyond private military and security companies (PMSCs) have come to perform various security related functions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Power Relations in the Twenty-First Century Mapping a Multipolar World by Donette Murray Power Relations in the Twenty-First Century Mapping a Multipolar World

This volume critiques contemporary power trends by examining key bilateral dynamics between five putative 'poles' of the multipolar order in the twenty-first century. Written by emerging scholars and established academics, this work provides a timely and authoritative analysis of one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Strategic Survey 2017 The Annual Review of World Affairs by The International Institute for Strategic Studies The Strategic Survey 2017 The Annual Review of World Affairs

The Strategic Survey is the annual review of world affairs from the International Institute for Strategic Studies. It is an invaluable tool for interpreting world-wide strategic developments and has, since 1966, provided essential analysis of the year's key events in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2017

Future War Preparing for the New Global Battlefield by Robert H. Latiff Future War Preparing for the New Global Battlefield


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Making the Military Moral Contemporary Challenges and Responses in Military Ethics Education by Mr. Don Carrick Making the Military Moral Contemporary Challenges and Responses in Military Ethics Education

This book offers a critical analysis, both theoretical and practical, of ethics education in the military. In the twenty-first century, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the armed forces of Western and other democracies fight justly and behave...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-17 by Akali (King's College London, UK) Omeni Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-17
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This book offers a detailed examination of the counterinsurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, the book has two main aims. First, it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Military and Liberal Society Societal-Military Relations in Western Europe by Tomas (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) Kucera The Military and Liberal Society Societal-Military Relations in Western Europe
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This book describes to what extent and in what ways the military policies of Western European societies are determined by liberal ideology. A wide variety of issues affected by liberal ideology, including conscription, conscientious objection, military mission, military ethics and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

The Art of War by James Clavell, Sun Tzu The Art of War
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The ancient Chinese treatise of military strategy is now a business classic and here brought up to date by bestselling author and military scholar James Clavell.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Civilians and Warfare in World History An Interdisciplinary Study by Nicola Foote Civilians and Warfare in World History An Interdisciplinary Study

This book explores the role played by civilians in shaping the outcomes of military combat across time and place. This volume explores the contributions civilians have made to warfare in case studies that range from ancient Europe to contemporary Africa...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/08/2017

Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Order by William Walker Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Order

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

War by Numbers Understanding Conventional Combat by Christopher A. Lawrence War by Numbers Understanding Conventional Combat

Assesses the nature of conventional warfare through the analysis of historical combat. Christopher A. Lawrence establishes what we know about conventional combat and why we know it. By demonstrating the impact a variety of factors have on combat he moves...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

A New Trusteeship? The International Administration of War-torn Territories by Richard Caplan A New Trusteeship? The International Administration of War-torn Territories

This paper analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations of war-torn territories and discusses the key issues - strategic, political, and economic - that arise in the context of these experiences. It reflects on the policy implications of these...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

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