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Asia’s Power Dynamics: Military Change and its Geopolitical Effects

Asia’s Power Dynamics: Military Change and its Geopolitical Effects

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Desmond Ball, Raja C. Mohan, Tim Huxley, Adam Ward
December 31, 2018

This Adelphi examines defence procurement in Asia against a backdrop of the region’s fragmented security infrastructure. The overlapping alliances, multilateral bodies and regional dialogues are ill-equipped to respond to the changing balance of power, since there is no unified forum through which...

Once and Future Partners: The US, Russia, and Nuclear Non-proliferation

Once and Future Partners: The US, Russia, and Nuclear Non-proliferation

1st Edition

William C. Potter, Sarah Bidgood
July 27, 2018

Despite their Cold War rivalry, the United States and the Soviet Union frequently engaged in joint efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. Leaders in Washington and Moscow recognized that nuclear proliferation would serve neither country’s interests even when they did not see eye-to-eye...

Africa’s Lost Leader: South Africa’s continental role since apartheid

Africa’s Lost Leader: South Africa’s continental role since apartheid

1st Edition

James Hamill
January 16, 2018

When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict...

Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st century

Renewing America’s Nuclear Arsenal: Options for the 21st century

1st Edition

James E. Doyle
October 23, 2017

In the next few years the US government will make decisions regarding the renewal of its triad of air-, land- and sea-based nuclear weapons that will have huge implications for the security of the country and its allies, its public finances, and the salience of nuclear weapons in global politics....

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

1st Edition

Samuel Charap, Timothy J. Colton
December 21, 2016

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all...

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes

1st Edition

Samir Puri
July 20, 2016

What constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with non-state armed groups? This question has bedevilled states the world over. From Colombia and FARC, Turkey and the PKK, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent insurgency in Iraq – the governments concerned...

Business and Conflict in Fragile States: The Case for Pragmatic Solutions

Business and Conflict in Fragile States: The Case for Pragmatic Solutions

1st Edition

Brian Ganson, Achim Wennmann
May 31, 2016

Large-scale investments in fragile states – in Latin America, Africa, the former Soviet Union and Asia – become magnets for conflict, which undermines business, development and security. International policy responds with regulation, state-building and institutional reform, with poor and often...

China’s Cyber Power

China’s Cyber Power

1st Edition

Nigel Inkster
May 06, 2016

China’s emergence as a major global power is reshaping the cyber domain. The country has the world’s largest internet-user community, a growing economic footprint and increasingly capable military and intelligence services. Harnessing these assets, it is pursuing a patient, assertive foreign policy...

The Evolution of Strategic Thought: Classic Adelphi Papers

The Evolution of Strategic Thought: Classic Adelphi Papers

1st Edition

The International Institute for Strategic Studies
January 21, 2016

The Adelphi Papers monograph series is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' principal contribution to policy-relevant, original academic research. Collected on the occasion of the Institute's 50th anniversary, the twelve Adelphi Papers in this volume represent some of the finest...

Egypt after the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

Egypt after the Spring: Revolt and Reaction

1st Edition

Emile Hoyakem, Hebatalla Taha
January 13, 2016

This edited Adelphi volume brings together senior scholars as well as rising analysts of Egypt to examine the turbulent period from the January 2011 uprising to the consolidation of power of President Abdelfattah el-Sisi in 2014-15. The nine authors provide a sober, in-depth look at the country’s...

North Africa in Transition: The Struggle for Democracy and Institutions

North Africa in Transition: The Struggle for Democracy and Institutions

1st Edition

Ben Fishman
November 18, 2015

This book is the first comprehensive examination of North Africa’s political, security, and economic developments since the 2011 Arab Uprisings shook the Middle East. North Africa in Transition examines how the people and governments of North Africa have responded to the Arab uprisings that shook...

China's Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

China's Strong Arm: Protecting Citizens and Assets Abroad

1st Edition

Jonas Parello-Plesner, Mathieu Duchâtel
May 14, 2015

China has long adhered to a principle of ‘non-interference’ in other states’ affairs. However, as more of its companies have been investing in projects overseas, and millions of its nationals are travelling abroad, Beijing is finding itself progressively involved in other countries – through the...

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