Strategy in the contemporary world : an introduction to strategic studies / edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz and Colin S. Gray.
Contributor(s): Baylis, John | Wirtz, James Joseph | Gray, Colin S.Material type: BookCall no.: U162 .S84 2016Publication: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016Edition: 5th ed.Description: xxiii, 429 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780198708919; 0198708912.Subject(s): Strategy | Military policy | World politics -- 21st century | Security, International | National security
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I: Enduring issues of strategy -- 1. The history of the practice of strategy from antiquity to Napoleon -- 2. The evolution of modern warfare -- 3. Strategic theory -- 4. The causes of war and the conditions of peace -- 5. Strategic culture -- 6. Law, politics, and the use of force -- 7. Technology and warfare -- 8. Intelligence and strategy -- 9. Strategy and defence planning -- Part II: Contemporary problems -- 10. Irregular warfare: terrorism and insurgency -- 11. The second nuclear age: nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century -- 12. The control of weapons of mass destruction -- 13. Conventional power and contemporary warfare -- 14. Theory and practice of continental warfare -- 15. Humanitarian intervention and peace operations -- 16. The rise of cyberpower -- 17. Geopolitics and grand strategy -- Part III: The future of strategy -- 18. Strategic studies and its critics -- 19. A new agenda for security and strategy? -- 20. The practice of strategy -- 21. Does strategic studies have a future?
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