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Strategy in the Contemporary World (6th edn)  

Edited by:
John BaylisEmeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations, Swansea UniversityClose
James WirtzDean of the School of International Graduate Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CaliforniaClose
, and
Colin GrayEmeritus Professor of Strategic Studies, University of ReadingClose
Published in Print:08 November 2018 Published Online:August 2019
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 key controversies and presents opposing arguments, helping readers to build critical thinking skills and reflect upon a wide range of perspectives. The new edition has been updated to incorporate the latest developments in the field of strategic studies. A new chapter on ‘The West and the Rest’ examines the limitations and problems strategic studies face when dealing with security challenges in the global South, stressing the importance of diversity in the field and the important contributions the non-Western world has made to international relations theories and concepts. Another chapter on ‘Geography and Strategy’ focuses on important developments in air power, maritime strategy and the rapid expansion of space and cyberwar.

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