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Ethics and Intelligence Collection: A new framework

by Ross W. Bellaby

This book starts from the proposition that the field of intelligence lacks any systematic ethical review, and then develops a framework based on the notion of harm and the establishment of Just Intelligence...


Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention

by Alan Kuperman & Timothy Crawford

Does humanitarian military intervention save lives as intended? Or does it perversely embolden rebels and ignite the spiral of violence that it seeks to prevent?

Such questions lie at the heart of a new and...


Winter Warfare: Red Army Orders and Experiences

by Richard N. Armstrong & Joseph G. Welsh

Based on German and Soviet military archival material, this book provides an insight into the tactics and planning for combat in a winter climate. It also studies the mechanisms for change in an army during...


Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware

by Christopher Chant

First published in 1987, The Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware provides, within a single volume, the salient technical and operational details of the most important weapons. The complete range of...


Failed States and the Origins of Violence: A Comparative Analysis of State Failure as a Root Cause of Terrorism and Political Violence

by Tiffiany Howard

Utilizing global barometer data, Tiffiany Howard examines the underpinnings of individual support for political violence and argues that an insidious pattern of deprivation within failed states drives ordinary...


International Intervention, Stabilisation and Peace: The Search for Stability

by Christian Dennys

This book examines international military interventions that have supported stability in four communities in Afghanistan and Nepal, in an attempt to analyse their success and improve this in future.

This is...


The Origins and Rise of Dissident Irish Republicanism: The Role and Impact of Organizational Splits

by John F. Morrison

Throughout its history the Irish Republican Movement has been beset by splits. The former paramilitary and author Brendan Behan famously quipped that, 'The first thing on the agenda was always the split.' In...


Emotions, Decision-Making and Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model

by Olaoluwa Olusanya

Within sociology and criminology the dominant view is that genocide and other mass atrocities are committed by technologically-lobotomized perpetrators. Somehow the process of rationalization is believed to...


Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace

by Michael Mulqueen, Deborah Sanders & Ian Speller

History shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. This collection, which adopts an interdisciplinary approach drawing on the best new research from...


The Father of Jihad: 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām's Jihad Ideas and Implications to National Security

by Muhammad Haniff Hassan

This study revolves around the jihad ideas of 'Abd Allāh 'Azzām — an iconic figure in the study of militant jihad in the 20th century, history of Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union, Al-Qaeda and current...


Westland and the British Helicopter Industry, 1945-1960: Licensed Production versus Indigenous Innovation

by Matthew R.H. Uttley

This study explains how Westland dominated British helicopter production and why government funding and support failed to generate competitive "all-British" alternatives. In doing so, the book evaluates broader...


Aspects of Peacekeeping

by Stuart Gordon & Francis Toase

The nature of UN operational involvement in the practical management of conflict has evolved dramatically since the end of the Cold War. The post-Cold War liberation of the Security Council, the subsequent paralysis...


Pessimism and British War Policy, 1916-1918

by Brock Millman

This analysis of Britains war policy during the last years of the Great War argues that it was strongly affected by a mood of pessimism. The policy was revised after the defeats suffered by the allies in 1917,...


Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror: US and UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001-2012

by Alastair Finlan

Contemporary Military Strategy and the Global War on Terror offers an in-depth analysis of US/UK military strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2001 to the present day. It explores the development of contemporary...


The Long Peace of East Asia

by Timo Kivimäki

During the past three decades, East Asia has been more peaceful than Europe, the Americas or any continent, in terms of battle deaths per capita. When generating theories on peace and war, studies almost never...


Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation

by Shicun Wu & Keyuan Zou

The region of the South China Sea is vulnerable to natural hazards and marine environmental degradation as well as to piracy, maritime crimes and over-exploitation activities which threaten the security of the...


The Challenge of Global Commons and Flows for US Power: The Perils of Missing the Human Domain

by Mika Aaltola, Juha Käpylä & Valtteri Vuorisalo

Global Commons refer to domains that fall outside the direct jurisdiction of sovereign states - the high seas, air, space, and most recently the man-made cyberspace - and thus should be usable by anyone. These...


Peace Operations in Francophone Worlds: Global Governance Meets Post-Colonialism

by Bruno Charbonneau & Tony Chafer

This book critically examines peacebuilding, humanitarian intervention and peace operation practices and experiences in francophone spaces.

Francophone Africa as a specific space is relatively little studied...


The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

by Ian Bellany, Coit D. Blacker & Joseph Gallacher

This study looks at the interpretations and effects of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and offers readings of its possible future effects.


Interrogation in War and Conflict: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Analysis

by Christopher Andrew & Simona Tobia

This edited volume offers a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of interrogation and questioning in war and conflict in the twentieth century.

Despite the current public interest and its military importance,...