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Strategy in the Contemporary World (7th edn)  

Edited by:
John BaylisEmeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations, Swansea UniversityClose
James J. WirtzProfessor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CaliforniaClose
, and
Jeannie L. JohnsonDirector of Center for Anticipatory Intelligence and Associate Professor, Utah State UniversityClose
Published in Print:21 February 2022 Published Online:August 2022
Publisher:Oxford University Press


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.

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