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Strategy in the Contemporary World

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ISBN-10: 0199694788

ISBN-13: 9780199694785

Edition: 4th 2012

Authors: John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray

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List price: $28.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 454
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Colin S. Gray is professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading. He has published 20 books and innumerable journal articles.

List of Contributors
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Guided Tour of Learning Features
Guided Tour of the Online Resource Centre
Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11
Enduring Issues of Strategy
The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
The Study of War
Human Nature Explanations of War
Wars 'Within' and 'Beyond' States
The Evolution of Modern Warfare
The Napoleonic Legacy
The Industrialization of War
Naval Warfare
Total War
Nuclear Weapons and Revolutionary Warfare
Conclusion: Postmodern War
Strategic Theory
The Logic of Strategy
Clausewitz's On War
Sun Tzu, Mao, and the Jihadists
The Enduring Relevance of Strategy
Strategic Culture
Thinking about Culture and Strategy
Sources of Strategic Culture
Constructivism and Strategic Culture
Continuing Issues
Delineating Non-state, State, and Multi-state Strategic Cultures
Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Law, Politics, and the Use of Force
Introduction: The Efficacy of International Law
Why States Obey the Law
International Law and the Use of Force
Jus ad Bellum
Jus in Bello
Geography and Strategy
Introduction: The Lay of the Land
Land Warfare: The Quest for Victory
Maritime Strategy
The Final Frontier: Space War
War by Other Means: Cyberspace
Technology and Warfare
Introduction: Technophiles and Technophobes
Some Ways of Thinking about Military Technology
Mapping Military Technology
The Revolution in Military Affairs Debate
Challenges of the New Technology
Conclusion: The Future of Military Technology
Intelligence and Strategy
What is Intelligence?
Intelligence as Enabler of US Strategy
Strategic Surprise: Causes and Correctives
The Post-9/11 World of Intelligence
Contemporary Problems
Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency
Subverting the System: The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare
Protecting the System: Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism in Theory and Practice
Irregular Warfare Now and in the Future
The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century
The First Nuclear Age
Risks in the Second Nuclear Age
Adapting to the Second Nuclear Age
Conclusion: Looking Towards the Third Nuclear Age?
The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Arms Control during the Cold War
The Residual Role of Arms Control in the Post-Cold War Era
From Arms Control to Counterproliferation
The Challenges of Counterproliferation
The Diplomatic Option: Strategic Responses Withheld?
The Return of Arms Control: Attempts to Reduce the Saliency of Nuclear Weapons
Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare
Introduction: Power and War-A History
New World Orders: 1945, 1989, 2001
Power and Hyperpower
Military Affairs: Revolution and Counter-Revolution
Arts of War
Military Balances
World on the Scales
War, What is It Good For?
Iraq, Afghanistan, and American Military Transformation
Afghanistan and the Transformation Thesis
Iraq 2003 and the Transformation Thesis
An Alternative View
Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm?
A New Threat?
What Should Preparations Look Like?: Dealing with the Small-N Problem
What is the United States Preparing For?
Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations
The Changing Face of Peacekeeping
The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention
The Military Character of Peace Operations
Conclusion: Problems and Prospects
The Rise of Cyberpower
Terms and Definitions
Cyberspace, Cyberpower, and the Infosphere
A New Dimension for Conflict
A Twenty-first Century Revolution in Military Affairs?
The Future of Strategy
A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?
The Need for a Conceptual Framework
Population: The Demographics of Global Politics
Commons Issues
Direct Environmental Damage
Sensitivities and Vulnerabilities
Strategic Studies and its Critics
Strategy and its Critics in the 'Golden Age'
Strategic Studies Strikes Back
Critical Approaches to Strategic Studies
A Continuing Debate?
The Practice of Strategy
Introduction: Strategic Expertise
Improving a Strategic Education
The General Theory of Strategy
A Call for Consummate (Re)Assessing
Does Strategic Studies have a Future?
Introduction: The Development of Strategic Studies
In and Out of the Cold War
Strategy and the Crisis in Social Science
The Academic and Policy Worlds
Realism: Old and New
The Study of Armed Force
Conclusion: Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?