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Book:Strategy in the contemporary world : an introduction to strategic studies / edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray.:[2019]:Sixth Edition. Book Strategy in the contemporary world : an introduction to strategic studies / edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray.
Strategy in the contemporary world : an introduction to strategic studies / edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray.
Associated Name: Baylis, John, 1946- editor.
Associated Name: Wirtz, James J., 1958- editor.
Associated Name: Gray, Colin S., editor.
Publication year: [2019]
Language: English
Call Number U162 .S85252 2019
Media class: Book
Edition: Sixth Edition.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ;New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198807100 0198807104
Notes:
Previous editions published: 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016.
Extent: xxi, 454 pages ; 25 cm
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Description:
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the role of military power in today's world. It explores both the enduring and historical issues which have shaped the study of strategy and the contemporary issues that dominate today's headlines.
pt.1. Enduring issues of strategy. The history of the practice of strategy from antiquity to Napoleon -- The evolution of modern warfare -- Strategic theory -- The causes of war and the conditions of peace -- Strategic culture -- Law, politics, and the use of force -- Technology and warfare -- Intelligence and strategy -- Strategy and defence planning -- pt.2. Contemporary problems. Irregular warfare : terrorism and insurgency --The second nuclear age : nuclear weapons in the twenty-first century -- The control of weapons of mass destruction -- Conventional power and contemporary warfare -- Theory and practice of continental warfare -- Humanitarian intervention and peace operations -- The rise of cyberpower -- Geopolitics and grand strategy -- pt.3. The future of strategy. Strategic studies and its critics -- A new agenda for security and strategy? -- The practice of strategy -- Does strategic studies have a future?

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