The Military History of the Modern Middle East
The Cold War
Health Security and Governance
December 12, 2017
Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, Military History is a new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series. Edited by Jeremy Black (‘the most prolific...
Alex J. Bellamy
February 24, 2017
Past, ongoing, and impending humanitarian crises—including those in Rwanda, Kosovo, Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria—mean that dizzyingly difficult questions around the ethics and politics of humanitarian intervention (and the so-called ‘Responsibility to Protect’) have, alas, never been more...
Michael E. Smith
October 28, 2015
Addressing the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature, European Security is a new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Military, Strategic, and Security Studies series. Edited by Michael E. Smith, it is a...
Peter R. Neumann
June 25, 2015
‘Radicalization’ has become one of the great buzzwords of our time. A Google search for the concept produces more than 1,500,000 hits—less than ‘terrorism’ but equal to ‘political violence’ and ‘extremism’. This may seem surprising, given that the term entered the academic vocabulary just ten years...
January 29, 2015
No area of the world has been more involved in military matters during the last half century than has the Middle East. The region has seen seven Arab-Israeli wars; three wars involving Iraq and two more in Afghanistan; as well as civil wars in Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Syria, and among...
Vincent Chetail, Oliver Jütersonke
June 22, 2014
The controversies raised by the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, the situation in Iraq, and the management of the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings have demonstrated anew that achieving peace is not merely a matter of ending wars. Indeed, the consequences of conflicts often extend far beyond the...
June 25, 2013
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until 3 months after publication) The Cold War dominated international politics between 1945 and 1990, when the two superpowers, the United States and Soviet Union, vied for supremacy. Their clash profoundly influenced the main trends of the time, including...
July 19, 2012
It is increasingly recognized that the pandemic potential of many diseases holds the power to wreck economies, divide societies, and, indeed, to jeopardize the viability of nation states. In consequence, there is a growing—and urgent—need to understand and address such threats. As research in and...
Nick Vaughan-Williams, Columba Peoples
July 03, 2012
Although prominent—some would argue pre-eminent—within the modern political lexicon, the concept of ‘security’ is complex and contested. While the meaning and reference point of security was once largely taken for granted within International Relations, the past thirty years or so have witnessed...
December 23, 2011
No region of the world has been more affected by the forces of instability and the factors of war and insecurity than has the Middle East. The area has seen more violence and conflict in the last three or four decades than all of the other world regions put together. Moreover, conflict in the area...
Loch K. Johnson
August 04, 2010
Many experts on security intelligence distinguish ‘mysteries’ from ‘secrets’. Mysteries (e.g. can Pakistan survive the threat it faces from the presence of insurgents in its western provinces?) are worldly phenomena that governments may wish to understand, but which are difficult to fathom given...