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20. The Practice of Strategy

20. The Practice of Strategy  

Colin S. Gray and Jeannie L. Johnson

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0021
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This chapter considers the requirements of good strategy-making, first by explaining why good strategists are hard to find and arguing that modern strategic studies has done a poor job of ... More
Strategy in the Contemporary WorldAn Introduction to Strategic Studies

Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)  

John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, and Colin S. Gray (eds)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.001.0001
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Strategy in the Contemporary World presents an introduction to the role of military power in today's world. This edition explores both the enduring and historical issues which ... More
21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?

21. Does Strategic Studies Have a Future?  

Lawrence Freedman

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0022
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This chapter reflects on the question of whether strategic studies has a future as a field of academic study. It first considers the early development of strategic studies and how it became ... More
5. Strategic Culture

5. Strategic Culture  

Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl Howlett

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0006
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This chapter examines the scholarly and policymaking relevance of strategic culture in the contemporary world. Strategic culture may challenge and at the same time enrich prevailing ... More
16. The Rise of Cyberpower

16. The Rise of Cyberpower  

John B. Sheldon

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0017
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This chapter examines the rise of cyberpower and its implications for strategy. The rapid spread of information-communication technologies around the world created a globally connected ... More
17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy

17. Geopolitics and Grand Strategy  

Stefanie Ortmann and Nick Whittaker

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0018
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This chapter examines the concept of geopolitics and its role in grand strategy. It first considers how the concepts of grand strategy and geopolitics evolved in response to changing world ... More
18. Strategic Studies and its Critics

18. Strategic Studies and its Critics  

Columba Peoples

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0019
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This chapter examines the criticisms levelled at strategic studies from the ‘Golden Age’ of nuclear strategy through to contemporary critiques. The ‘Golden Age’ of strategic studies between ... More
8. Intelligence and Strategy

8. Intelligence and Strategy  

Roger Z. George

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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Sep 2017
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0009
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This chapter explores the role of intelligence in strategy. It first explains what intelligence is and how strategists have talked about its utility before discussing the development of ... More
9. Strategy and Defence Planning

9. Strategy and Defence Planning  

Colin S. Gray

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0010
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This chapter examines the politics of strategy and defence planning. It highlights hree principles of defence planning: the ‘good enough’ rule; recognition of the principle that it is ... More
1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon

1. The History of the Practice of Strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon  

Beatrice Heuser

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0002
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This chapter traces the history of the practice of strategy from Antiquity to Napoleon Bonaparte. It first considers various definitions of strategy before discussing episodes of European ... More
14. War and world politics

14. War and world politics  

Tarak Barkawi

in The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (7th edn)

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Dec 2016
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Sep 2017
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9780191850851
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10.1093/hepl/9780198739852.003.0014
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9780198739852
This chapter examines how war fits into the study of international relations and the ways it affects world politics. It begins with an analysis of the work of the leading philosopher of ... More
7. Fighting the Cold War: The Offensive Strategies

7. Fighting the Cold War: The Offensive Strategies  

John W. Young and John Kent

in International Relations Since 1945 (2nd edn)

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2017
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9780191850974
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10.1093/hepl/9780199693061.003.0009
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9780199693061
This chapter examines the offensive strategies employed by the United States and the Soviet Union in fighting the Cold War. It begins with a discussion of US covert operations and its ... More
19. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?

19. A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?  

James J. Wirtz

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0020
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This chapter explores a range of issues that have not been included traditionally in national security agendas or considered to be within the purview of strategy. It offers a utilitarian ... More
2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare

2. The Evolution of Modern Warfare  

Michael Sheehan

in Strategy in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Strategic Studies (5th edn)

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Dec 2015
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9780191850813
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10.1093/hepl/9780198708919.003.0003
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This chapter deals with strategic theory, which provides a conceptual understanding of the nature of war. It begins with a discussion of the logic of strategy and the universal nature of ... More
15. The European Union’s Security and Defence PolicyThe Quest for Purpose

15. The European Union’s Security and Defence Policy: The Quest for Purpose  

Jolyon Howorth

in International Relations and the European Union (3rd edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191851025
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10.1093/hepl/9780198737322.003.0015
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9780198737322
This chapter examines the European Union's efforts since the late 1990s to become an increasingly autonomous security and defence actor, albeit one that focused overwhelmingly on overseas ... More
1. Theories of US foreign policy

1. Theories of US foreign policy  

Brian Schmidt

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2017
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9780191850912
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10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0001
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9780199585816
This chapter examines some of the competing theories that have been advanced to explain U.S. foreign policy. In trying to explain the foreign policy of the United States, a number of ... More
20. Global environment

20. Global environment  

Robyn Eckersley

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2017
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9780191850912
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10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0020
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This chapter examines the evolution of U.S. foreign policy on environmental issues over four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. It first considers U.S. environmental ... More
23. US decline or primacy? A debate

23. US decline or primacy? A debate  

Christopher Layne, William Wohlforth, and Stephen G. Brooks

in US Foreign Policy (2nd edn)

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Feb 2012
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9780191850912
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10.1093/hepl/9780199585816.003.0023
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9780199585816
This chapter focuses on the debate over whether U.S. power is in decline and if so, what is the best grand strategy that the United States needs to pursue. Three leading experts offer their ... More
12. Employment Policy Between Efficacy and Experimentation

12. Employment Policy Between Efficacy and Experimentation  

Martin Rhodes

in Policy-Making in the European Union (7th edn)

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Dec 2014
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Sep 2017
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9780191850967
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10.1093/hepl/9780199689675.003.0012
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9780199689675
This chapter focuses on the European Union’s employment policy, which is currently formulated and implemented via several parallel modes of policy-making, including the standard Community ... More
18. Foreign and Security PolicyCivilian Power Europe and American Leadership

18. Foreign and Security Policy: Civilian Power Europe and American Leadership  

Bastian Giegerich

in Policy-Making in the European Union (7th edn)

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Dec 2014
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Sep 2017
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9780191850967
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10.1093/hepl/9780199689675.003.0018
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9780199689675
This chapter examines the gradual development of foreign and security policy cooperation among European Union member states. It begins with a discussion of the hesitant moves from European ... More

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