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Limited War in South Asia: From Decolonization to Recent Times

Limited War in South Asia: From Decolonization to Recent Times

1st Edition

Scott Gates, Kaushik Roy
May 21, 2019

This book examines the origins, courses and consequences of conventional wars in post-colonial South Asia. 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...

No Fly Zones and International Security: Politics and Strategy

No Fly Zones and International Security: Politics and Strategy

1st Edition

Stephen Wrage, Scott Cooper
April 01, 2019

This book discusses the practice of no-fly zones in international affairs. The first no-fly zone was imposed over northern Iraq immediately after the first Gulf War, and since then they have become a regular recourse for policymakers confronted with humanitarian crises. They have come to be viewed...

Blair's Successful War: British Military Intervention in Sierra Leone

Blair's Successful War: British Military Intervention in Sierra Leone

1st Edition

Andrew Dorman
October 18, 2018

Andrew Dorman introduces Sierra Leone as Blair's second great military adventure after Kosovo and the first he undertook on his own. It is tied to Blair's 1999 Chicago speech on the 'Doctrine of the International Community', his move towards humanitarianism and the impact of the Kosovo experience....

The Future of US Warfare

The Future of US Warfare

1st Edition

Scott N. Romaniuk, Francis Grice
September 18, 2018

This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the future of US warfare, including its military practices and the domestic and global challenges it faces. The need to undertake a comprehensive analysis about the future of warfare for the US is more pressing today than ever before. New...

Culture and Defence in Brazil: An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies

Culture and Defence in Brazil: An Inside Look at Brazil's Aerospace Strategies

1st Edition

Maria Filomena Fontes Ricco
February 14, 2017

This volume examines the connection between culture and defence by providing an inside look at Brazil’s aerospace strategies. Brazil is becoming increasingly important geopolitically, and several studies have sought to further understanding of this new position in the international arena. This...

Joining the Fray: Outside Military Intervention in Civil Wars

Joining the Fray: Outside Military Intervention in Civil Wars

1st Edition

Zachary C. Shirkey
November 15, 2016

National leaders often worry that civil wars might spread, but also seem to have little grasp on which civil wars will in fact draw in other states. An ability to understand which civil wars are most likely to draw in outside powers and when this is likely to happen has important policy...

Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity: A Framework For Modern War

Clausewitz's Timeless Trinity: A Framework For Modern War

1st Edition

Colin M. Fleming
October 11, 2016

This is the first book to apply the Clausewitzian Trinity of 'passion, chance, and reason' to the experience of real war. It explores the depth and validity of the concept against the conflicts of former Yugoslavia - wars thought to epitomise a post-Clausewitzian age. In doing so it demonstrates...

The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan: Security and Defence Transformation

The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan: Security and Defence Transformation

1st Edition

Arita Holmberg, Jan Hallenberg
July 18, 2016

This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military...

The Transformation of Italian Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective: Adapt, Improvise, Overcome?

The Transformation of Italian Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective: Adapt, Improvise, Overcome?

1st Edition

Fabrizio Coticchia, Francesco N. Moro
June 28, 2015

European armed forces have undergone deep changes in the past two decades. Given the breadth of the debate and the size of transformations that took place, it is somewhat surprising that relatively few academic studies have directly dealt with changes in force structure of European militaries, and...

The Powell Doctrine and US Foreign Policy

The Powell Doctrine and US Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Luke Middup
April 10, 2015

The Vietnam War is one of the longest and most controversial in US history. This book seeks to explore what lessons the US military took from that conflict as to how and when it was appropriate for the United States to use the enormous military force at its disposal and how these lessons have come...

Inside Cambodian Insurgency: A Sociological Perspective on Civil Wars and Conflict

Inside Cambodian Insurgency: A Sociological Perspective on Civil Wars and Conflict

1st Edition

Daniel Bultmann
February 13, 2015

There are many different types of power practice directed towards making soldiers obedient and disciplined inside the field of insurgency. While some commanders punish by inflicting physical pain, others use re-educative methods. While some prepare soldiers by using close-knit combat simulations,...

The Failure to Prevent World War I: The Unexpected Armageddon

The Failure to Prevent World War I: The Unexpected Armageddon

1st Edition

Hall Gardner
January 28, 2015

World War I represents one of the most studied, yet least understood, systemic conflicts in modern history. At the time, it was a major power war that was largely unexpected. This book refines and expands points made in the author’s earlier work on the failure to prevent World War I. It provides...

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