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The Ashgate Research Companion to War: Origins and Prevention

by Hall Gardner & Oleg Kobtzeff

This Companion brings together 29 essays from leading theorists and historians on the origins of wars, their immediate causes and consequences and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations....


Global Media Perspectives on the Crisis in Panama

by Howard M. Hensel & Nelson Michaud

Operation Just Cause was the culmination of a gradually escalating confrontation between the United States and Panama. This volume examines the various ways representative examples of the global media covered...


Fighting for Rights: From Holy Wars to Humanitarian Military Interventions

by Tal Dingott Alkopher

In the light of NATO's humanitarian war in Kosovo is it possible to understand or explain wars as an outcome of perceptions of rights? How did rights, be they divine rights in the Middle Ages, territorial rights...


Rescuing Prometheus: Four Monumental Projects That Changed Our World

by Thomas P. Hughes

"A rare insight into industrial planning on a huge scale...Excellent." --The Economist

Rescuing Prometheus is an eye-opening and marvelously informative look at some of the technological projects that helped...


The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict

by Dr. Rumu Sarkar

The text for the NEW SOLDIER deals with the causes, symptoms and solutions to global terrorism, particularly jihadist Islamic-based terrorism. The book is an expanded version of the essay A Fearful Symmetry:...


Day of Two Suns: U.S. Nuclear Testing and the Pacific Islanders

by Jane Dibblin

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted some 66 nuclear bomb tests in the Marshall Islands. Day of Two Suns is a shocking and timely study of the story of a displaced people contaminated by nuclear...


Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics

by J. Carl Ficarrotta

Military ethics is not a field known to take inspiration from Kantian-inspired thinkers. Demonstrating how an ethicist who takes Kantian commitments seriously addresses controversial questions in the profession...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

by George Kassimeris & John Buckley

This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare,...


Is This a Private Fight or Can Anybody Join?: The Spread of Interstate War

by Zachary C. Shirkey

Incorporating a combination of case studies and statistical analysis to illustrate the research, this volume examines why some countries join interstate wars well after the war has begun. The book focuses on...


Revolutionary Iran and the United States: Low-intensity Conflict in the Persian Gulf

by Joseph J. St. Marie & Shahdad Naghshpour

In this volume the authors frame the conflicted relationship between Iran and the United States as a low intensity conflict and explore how diplomatic, military, and economic weapons are employed to bolster...


New Wars and New Soldiers: Military Ethics in the Contemporary World

by Paolo Tripodi & Jessica Wolfendale

New military technologies, the rise of private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in counterterrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas about...


Military Culture and Education: Current Intersections of Academic and Military Cultures

by Douglas Higbee

While studies of American military culture have proliferated in recent years, and the culture of academic institutions has been a subject of perennial interest, comparatively little has been written on the ways...


War, Clausewitz and the Trinity

by Thomas Waldman

In this book, Waldman explores Clausewitz's central theoretical device for understanding war - the 'remarkable trinity' of politics, chance, and passion. Through an in-depth reinterpretation of On War and Clausewitz's...


Confrontation, Strategy and War Termination: Britain's Conflict with Indonesia

by Christopher Tuck

At the heart of this book is the problem of war termination. The British experience in Indonesia in the 1960s represents an illuminating case study of the difficulties associated with strategy and the successful...


Hungary and NATO: Problems in Civil-Military Relations

by Jeffrey Simon

While charting the successes, shortcomings, and continuing challenges faced by Hungary in its quest to join the NATO Alliance, Jeffrey Simon presents a comprehensive and original study of civil-military relations...


McCrae's Battalion

by Jack Alexander

McCrae's Own was the 'Heart of Midlothian Battalion' mentioned all too briefly in Martin Middlebrook's classic book The First Day on the Somme. Raised in Edinburgh shortly after the start of the Great War, it...


Fighting Mac

by Trevor Royle

On a spring morning in 1903, Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald, one of Britain's greatest military heroes, took his life in a hotel room in Paris. A few days later he was buried hastily in an Edinburgh cemetary...


Us Presidents and the Militarization of Space, 1946-1967

by Sean N. Kalic

In the clash of ideologies represented by the Cold War, even the heavens were not immune to militarization. Satellites and space programs became critical elements among the national security objectives of both...


Michael Collins

by James Mackay

The most charismatic figure to emerge during the struggles for the independence of Ireland was undoubtedly Michael Collins. This remarkable biography, which draws on much hitherto unpublished material, charts...


The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia

by Agnia Grigas

The Baltic states share similar histories and resources, and face the same geopolitical challenges. All are dependent on Russia for energy yet, as this fascinating study reveals, they have pursued very different...