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Warfare in Ancient Greece: Arms and Armour form the Heroes of Homer to Alexander the Great

by Tim Everson

The ancient Greeks were a highly educated, literary and artistic race. They were also extremely warlike, living and fighting not only in Greece but in Cyprus, South Italy, Sicily and the vast areas conquered...


War: Past, Present and Future

by Jeremy Black

This global analysis of the social effects of war offers a far-reaching assessment of military history, challenging the focus on technology and military revolution. War is placed in context, from the evolution...


Post-Conflict Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration: Bringing State-Building Back in

by Antonio Giustozzi

This book revisits post-Cold War Disarmament Disintegration and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in the light of previous experiences of disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. In the history of North America...


Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century

by David W. Lovell & Igor Primoratz

Eloquently combining theory and practice, leading scholars from the fields of political science, law and philosophy have been brought together to provide an essential overview of some of the major ethical, legal...


When War Ends: Building Peace in Divided Communities

by David J. Francis

By reviewing a case study of the West African state of Sierra Leone, this collection focuses not only on understanding the root causes of conflict but also identifying and appreciating the possibilities and...


Financing Terrorism: Case Studies

by Michael Freeman

Without money, terrorists cannot function as organizations and cannot conduct attacks. Yet the questions remain, how vulnerable are terrorists to financial disruptions? Can governments put pressure on their...


Civil-Military Relations in Perspective: Strategy, Structure and Policy

by Stephen J. Cimbala

Authors contributing to this study examine a wide range of issues, including: the contrast between theory and practice in civil-military relations; the role perceptions of military professionals across generations;...


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...