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Strategy in the Contemporary World brings together world leading experts to provide a comprehensive introduction to the role of military power in today's world. The definitive textbook on the subject, the fifth edition explores both the enduring and historical issues which have shaped the study of strategy and the contemporary issues that dominate today's headlines.The new edition has been substantially updated to reflect the changing structure of global politics and rapid technological developments, with the inclusion of four brand new chapters: History of the Practice of Strategy, Geopolitics and Grand Strategy, Strategy and Defence Planning, and Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare.
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John Baylis is Emeritus Professor and formerly Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University.
James J. Wirtz is Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
Colin S. Gray is Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11
Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy
Chapter 1 The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon Chapter 2 The Evolution of Modern Warfare Chapter 3 Strategic Theory Chapter 4 The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace Chapter 5 Strategic Culture Chapter 6 Law, Politics, and the Use of Force Chapter 7 Technology and Warfare Chapter 8 Intelligence and Strategy
Part II: Contemporary Problems
Chapter 9 Strategy and Defence Planning Chapter 10 Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency Chapter 11 The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century Chapter 12 The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction Chapter 13 Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare Chapter 14 Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare Chapter 15 Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations Chapter 16 The Rise of Cyberpower
Part III: The Future of Strategy
Chapter 17 Geopolitics and Grand Strategy Chapter 18 Strategic Studies and its Critics Chapter 19 A New Agenda for Security and Strategy? Chapter 20 The Practice of Strategy Chapter 21 Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?
Contributors John Baylis, Swansea University Stephen Biddle, George Washington University Eliot A. Cohen, Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies John Ferris, University of Calgary Sir Lawrence Freedman, King's College London John Garnett, University of Wales Roger Z. George, Occidental College Colin S. Gray, University of Reading Sheena Chestnut Greitens, University of Missouri Beatrice Heuser, University of Reading Darryl Howlett, Southampton University Jeannie L. Johnson, Utah State University James D. Kiras, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies Jeffrey S. Lantis, College of Wooster Thomas G. Mahnken, US Naval War College Justin Morris, University of Hull Stefanie Ortmann, University of Sussex Columba Peoples, University of Bristol Michael Sheehan, Swansea University John B. Sheldon, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies C. Dale Walton, Lindenwood University Nick Whittaker, Sussex University James J. Wirtz, Naval Postgraduate School Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World: Strategy after 9/11 Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy 1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon 2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare 3. Strategic Theory 4. The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace 5. Strategic Culture 6. Law, Politics, and the Use of Force 7. Technology and Warfare 8. Intelligence and Strategy Part II: Contemporary Problems 9. Strategy and Defence Planning 10. Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency 11. The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-first Century 12. The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction 13. Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare 14. Theory and Practice of Continental Warfare 15. Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations 16. The Rise of Cyberpower Part III: The Future of Strategy 17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy 18. Strategic Studies and its Critics 19. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy? 20. The Practice of Strategy 21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future? Bibliography