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Defence strategy, planning & research books

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Recently Published

Confidence-building In South-east Asia by Malcolm Chalmers Confidence-building In South-east Asia


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/12/2017

The Atlantic Alliance Transformed by David M. Abshire, Richard R. Burt, R. James Woolsey The Atlantic Alliance Transformed
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In the context of today's rapidly changing security environment, the authors argue that NATO is the organization best-suited to maintain peace, conduct crisis management and provide the new East European democracies with a secure environment.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/12/2017

The Emergence of EU Defense Research Policy From Innovation to Militarization by Nikolaos Karampekios The Emergence of EU Defense Research Policy From Innovation to Militarization

This book explores European security and defense R&D policy, unveiling the strategic, industrial, institutional and ideational sources of the European Commission's military research initiative. Starting from a well-defined empirical epicentre-the rise of non-civilian R&D priorities in the European Union-this book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/11/2017

Handbook of Indian Defence Policy Themes, Structures and Doctrines by Harsh V. (Professor, King's College London, UK.) Pant Handbook of Indian Defence Policy Themes, Structures and Doctrines
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India has the world's fourth largest military and one of the biggest defence budgets. It asserts its political and military profile in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. The nation has been in the midst of an ambitious plan...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Superpowers, Rogue States and Terrorism Countering the Security Threats to the West by Paul Moorcraft Superpowers, Rogue States and Terrorism Countering the Security Threats to the West

Islamist terrorism is probably the greatest threat to Western civilization, this book Offers a range of different and radical solutions for examination and discussion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Security at a Price The International Politics of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense by Nicholas Khoo, Reuben Steff Security at a Price The International Politics of U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense
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This text analyzes why some states have chosen to cooperate with the U.S. on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) while others have adopted a non-cooperative posture, evidenced by diverse levels of balancing. It discusses the politics of unipolarity, deterrence policies of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Jihadist Threat The Re-Conquest of the West? by Paul Moorcraft The Jihadist Threat The Re-Conquest of the West?

Updated and affordable edition of this topical and well-reviewed work, shortlisted for The British Army Military Book of the Year, 2016
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Dragon on Our Doorstep Managing China Through Military Power by Dragon on Our Doorstep Managing China Through Military Power


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Coming Soon

Cyberspace in Peace and War by Martin Libicki Cyberspace in Peace and War


Format: Hardback - Released: 21/01/2018

Military Strategy A General Theory of Power Control by J. C. Wylie Military Strategy A General Theory of Power Control


Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2018

Anti-Access Warfare Countering A2/AD Strategies by Sam J. Tangredi Anti-Access Warfare Countering A2/AD Strategies


Format: Hardback - Released: 21/01/2018

Aerial Aftermaths Wartime from Above by Caren Kaplan Aerial Aftermaths Wartime from Above

Caren Kaplan traces the cultural history of aerial imagery-from the first vistas provided by balloons in the eighteenth century to the sensing operations of military drones-to show how aerial imagery is key to modern visual culture and can both enforce...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/01/2018

Forecast for Japan Security in the 1970's by James William Morley Forecast for Japan Security in the 1970's

If, as seems likely, Japan's 1975 GNP more than doubles the rest of Asia's, will it seek to build armed forces to match? For a reliable forecast, six policy specialists consider areas bearing on the path Japan takes. Drawing from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

The Soviet Volunteers Modernization and Bureaucracy in Public Mass Organization by William E. Odom The Soviet Volunteers Modernization and Bureaucracy in Public Mass Organization

Founded in 1927, the Society of Friends of Defense and Aviation- Chemical Construction, or Osoaviakhim, became the largest mass voluntary association in the Soviet Union before World War II. Conceived in Bolshevik rhetoric about the creativity of the toiling masses,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

War Potential of Nations by Klaus Eugen Knorr War Potential of Nations

In this closely reasoned analysis of the various elements which constitute the latent military strength of nations the author takes up economic capacity, the will to fight, and the administrative skill of government, and shows how they may be developed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

German Rearmament and the West, 1932-1933 by Edward W. Bennett German Rearmament and the West, 1932-1933

This probing examination of the period just before and after Hitler came to power corrects many misconceptions about German rearmament. Drawing on previously unexploited sources, Edward Bennett unravels German military plans and shows their implications, undermining the notion that Hitler's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/02/2018

Conflict in Cyber Space Theoretical, Strategic and Legal Pespectives by Karsten (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway) Friis Conflict in Cyber Space Theoretical, Strategic and Legal Pespectives
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Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective, this book explores the key challenges associated with the proliferation of cyber capabilities. Over the past two decades, a new man-made domain of conflict has materialized. Alongside armed conflict in the domains of land, sea, air,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

Cyber Security and the Politics of Time by Tim (King's College London) Stevens Cyber Security and the Politics of Time

Explores how security communities think about time and how this shapes the politics of security in the information age.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/03/2018

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The Fear of Invasion Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914 by David G. (Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London) Morgan-Owen The Fear of Invasion Strategy, Politics, and British War Planning, 1880-1914
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In this new study of the lead-up to the Great War, David G. Morgan-Owen deals with an aspect of the war seldom discussed for the simple reason that it never actually came to pass: a German invasion of the United...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Extremism, Radicalization and Security An Identity Theory Approach by Julian Richards Extremism, Radicalization and Security An Identity Theory Approach

This book provides a detailed application of identity theory to contemporary questions of extremism, radicalization and security. The analysis considers how identity forms a central aspect of notions of extremism and security in Western societies, as articulated both by political...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2017

Human Collaboration in Homeland Security by Robert Irving Desourdis, Kuan Hengameh Collins Human Collaboration in Homeland Security
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China Power and Politics in East Asia by Robert S. Ross Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China Power and Politics in East Asia


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/06/2017

Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China Power and Politics in East Asia by Robert S. Ross Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China Power and Politics in East Asia


Format: Hardback - Released: 20/06/2017

China's Power and Asian Security by Mingjiang Li China's Power and Asian Security

One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China's economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China's power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

New Context of Vietnam's National Security Challenges by Nguyen Manh Hung New Context of Vietnam's National Security Challenges

Vietnam's concept of national security is based on the survival of the ruling regime that acts in the name of the country . This is unlike in many countries where national security relates merely to the survival of the state....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

2017 / 2018 ASVAB For Dummies by Rod Powers, Angie Papple Johnston 2017 / 2018 ASVAB For Dummies
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The bestselling enlistment test-prep newly expanded and improved! Wanna join the military? Your first step is to take the ASVAB the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2017

The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers American Strategic and Foreign Policy Formulation, 1938-1942 by Michael G. Carew The Impact of the First World War on U.S. Policymakers American Strategic and Foreign Policy Formulation, 1938-1942

This study recounts the formulation of American foreign and defense policies through an examination of the background of the policymakers, with specific emphasis on the World War I experience.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2017

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