Strategy in the Contemporary World provides a critical overview of both enduring and contemporary issues that dominate strategy. This text explores key debates and alternative perspectives, considers ongoing controversies and presents opposing arguments, helping readers to build critical thinking skills by assessing the evidence and logic behind various positions. The new edition has been updated to incorporate the latest developments in the field of strategic studies. A new chapter on ‘Chinese Grand Strategy’ examines the evolution of Chinese grand strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping, its drivers, and its implications. A fully revised chapter on ‘Strategic Culture’ explores the concept of strategic culture as a framework of analysis used by scholars and policymakers to explain the international behaviour of states. Other fully revised chapters on ‘Technology and Warfare’ and ‘Cyber Conflict in the Age of Great Power Competition’ focus on how digital and technological developments affect strategic decisions. Online resources now include a selection of materials from earlier editions.
Keywords:strategic studies, security, global South, international relations, air power, maritime strategy, space war, cyberwar, strategy, great power competition
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- Front Matter
- 1. Introduction: Strategy in the Contemporary World John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Jeannie L. Johnson
- Part I Enduring Issues of Strategy
- Part II Contemporary Problems
- Part III The Future of Strategy
- End Matter