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Security Privatization How Non-security-related Private Businesses Shape Security Governance by Oldrich 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. While PMSCs provide security for...
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

Security, Economics and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Morality Keeping or Surrendering the Bomb by Liang Tuang Nah Security, Economics and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Morality Keeping or Surrendering the Bomb

This book seeks to elucidate the decisions of states that have chosen to acquire nuclear arms or inherited nuclear arsenals, and have either disarmed or elected to retain their warheads. It examines nuclear arms policy via an interconnected framework involving...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

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: 15/09/2017

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: 15/09/2017

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: 29/08/2017

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

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Arms Control and Disarmament 50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education by Paolo Foradori Arms Control and Disarmament 50 Years of Experience in Nuclear Education

This volume is a collection of contributions by world-leading experts in the nuclear field who participated in the educational activities of the International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO). It features some of most prominent scholars and practitioners...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2017

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


Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

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: 27/09/2017

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

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: 30/09/2017

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. Novel in its approach, this innovative text provides a better, more nuanced understanding of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Networked Insurgencies and Foreign Fighters in Eurasia by Jean-Francois Ratelle Networked Insurgencies and Foreign Fighters in Eurasia

Recent wars in Eurasia have foregrounded the flows of foreign fighters between distinct insurgent battlefronts. Since 2011 thousands of individuals have travelled from the Caucasus and Central Asia to fight in Syria and Iraq. Caucasians have also appeared in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Asia Approaches and Responses by Shebonti Ray (Fellow and Head, Non-traditional Security Centre, Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, I Dadwal Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Asia Approaches and Responses
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Asia is challenged by a number of non-traditional security issues including the food-energy-water nexus, climate change, transnational crime, terrorism, disaster relief and economic performance. This volume categorizes and clarifies some key emerging issues in the area and looks at their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

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

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

Seapower A Guide for the Twenty-First Century by Geoffrey (Joint Services Command and Staff College and Defence Studies, Kings College London, UK  Joint Services Command  Till Seapower A Guide for the Twenty-First Century
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This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the 21st Century. The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States' maritime pivot towards the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

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: 19/12/2017

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Researching the Military by Helena (ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal) Carreiras Researching the Military
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Researching the Military focuses on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world. It explores the historical, social, institutional and personal factors that frame research and scrutinize the way knowledge in this area impacts society and policy....
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/08/2017

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

Nuclear Superiority The 'New Triad' and the Evolution of American Nuclear Strategy by David S. McDonough Nuclear Superiority The 'New Triad' and the Evolution of American Nuclear Strategy

In 2002 the Bush administration completed a Nuclear Posture Review that introduced a ?new triad? based on offensive-strike systems, defences and a revitalized defence infrastructure. The new triad is designed for a new strategic threat environment, characterized not by a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

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

Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia, Part Two Submarine Issues for Small and Medium Navies by Geoffrey Till Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia, Part Two Submarine Issues for Small and Medium Navies

This edited volume starts with an account of the submarine in naval warfare and moves on to review the nature and consequences of naval modernisation in Southeast Asia by considering their acquisition by the small and medium navies of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything Tales from the Pentagon

The first book to examine what happens to our institutions and to us when the military takes over our public and civilian lives.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

The Military Balance 2009 by IISS The Military Balance 2009

The Military Balance is The International Institute for Strategic Studies? annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 170 countries worldwide. It is an essential resource for those involved in security policymaking, analysis and research. The book is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

The Transformation of Strategic Affairs by Lawrence Freedman The Transformation of Strategic Affairs

This book analyzes the strategic implications of the shift in focus for the US Armed Forces from regular to irregular war. Lawrence Freedman closely examines the difficulty the US Armed Forces face in shifting their focus from preparing for regular...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Private Armies and Military Intervention by David Shearer Private Armies and Military Intervention

The nature and role of paid foreign forces have altered considerably in the late twentieth century. ?Military companies? ? private firms providing active military assistance, in some cases involving combat ? have exploited the increasing reluctance of Western governments and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

European Military Crisis Management Connecting Ambition and Reality by Bastian Giegerich European Military Crisis Management Connecting Ambition and Reality

International demand for military crisis-management missions continues to grow and demand for troops continues to outstrip supply. Like other Western democracies, European Union member states, because of their wealth, relative military competence and commitment to human rights, bear a particular...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

Routledge Handbook of African Security by James J. (Virginia Military Institute, USA) Hentz Routledge Handbook of African Security
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This new Handbook examines the issues, challenges, and debates surrounding the problem of security in Africa. Africa is home to most of the world's current conflicts, and security is a key issue. However, African security can only be understood by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2017

Private Military and Security Companies and States Force Divided by Christopher Spearin Private Military and Security Companies and States Force Divided

This book identifies and explains the functional and ideational boundaries regarding what states and Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) both do and possess regarding land power, sea power, and air power. Whereas the mercenaries, privateers, and chartered companies of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/07/2017

Target Markets North Korea's Military Customers by Andrea M. Berger Target Markets North Korea's Military Customers

A UN arms embargo has been in place against North Korea for nearly a decade, as part of a broader sanctions regime designed to deny it the goods and funds needed to fuel its nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile programmes. Yet...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2017

Reassessing the Responsibility to Protect Conceptual and Operational Challenges by Brett R. (DePauw University, IN, USA) O'Bannon Reassessing the Responsibility to Protect Conceptual and Operational Challenges
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This book explores conceptual and operational questions regarding the development and implementation of the Responsibility to Protect. The mass atrocity norm known as the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has enjoyed meteoric success since the concept was introduced in 2001. But...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Asia's Naval Expansion An Arms Race in the Making? by Geoffrey Till Asia's Naval Expansion An Arms Race in the Making?

The navies of China, India and to a lesser extent Japan are expanding rapidly at present. This has the potential to alter the US-dominated naval balance in Asia-Pacific but it also raises a question: are the region?s powers involved in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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