The Military Balance 2014

The Military Balance 2014
Author: The International The International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 9781857437225
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Military Balance 2014 Book Excerpt:

The Military Balance is the International Institute for Strategic Studies' annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries worldwide. It is a useful resource for those involved in security policy making, analysis and research. The book is a region-by-region analysis of the major military and economic developments affecting defence and security policies, and the trade in weapons and other military equipment. Comprehensive tables detail major military training activities, UN and non-UN deployments, and give data on key equipment holdings and defence expenditure trends over a ten year period.

The Military Balance 2014

The Military Balance 2014
Author: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN: 1000674215
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Military Balance 2014 Book Excerpt:

The Military Balance 2014 contains region-by-region analysis of the major military and economic developments affecting defence and security policies and the trade in weapons and other military equipment. Detailed entries describe the military capabilities of 171 countries, displaying key equipment inventories and defence economics. Comprehensive tables detail major training activities, UN and non-UN deployments, and international comparisons of defence expenditure and military personnel.

The Military Balance

The Military Balance
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9781857437669
Category: Military capital
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Changing Military Balance in the Koreas and Northeast Asia

The Changing Military Balance in the Koreas and Northeast Asia
Author: Anthony H. Cordesman,Aaron Lin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN: 144224111X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Military Balance in the Koreas and Northeast Asia Book Excerpt:

This new volume, up to date through Spring 2015, provides a detailed examination of the military forces in Northeast Asia—North and South Korea, China, Russia, Japan, and the United States—setting those forces in the larger geostrategic context.

A Guide to Intra state Wars

A Guide to Intra state Wars
Author: Jeffrey S. Dixon,Meredith Reid Sarkees
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 0872897753
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Intra state Wars Book Excerpt:

This title describes how civil war is defined and categorized and presents data and descriptions for nearly 300 civil wars waged from 1816 to the present. Analyzing trends over time and regions, this work is the definitive source for understanding the phenomenon of civil war.

China s Incomplete Military Transformation

China   s Incomplete Military Transformation
Author: Michael S. Chase,Jeffrey Engstrom,Tai Ming Cheung,Kristen A. Gunness,Scott Warren Harold,Susan Puska,Samuel K. Berkowitz
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-02-13
ISBN: 0833088300
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Incomplete Military Transformation Book Excerpt:

Through extensive primary source analysis and independent analysis, this report seeks to answer a number of important questions regarding the state of China’s armed forces. The authors found that the PLA is keenly aware of its many weaknesses and is vigorously striving to correct them. Although it is only natural to focus on the PLA’s growing capabilities, understanding the PLA’s weaknesses—and its self-assessments—is no less important.

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces
Author: Hugo Meijer,Marco Wyss
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 0192507753
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces Book Excerpt:

The armed forces of Europe have undergone a dramatic transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and partnerships of European armed forces in response to the security challenges Europe has faced since the end of the cold war. A truly cross-European comparison of the evolution of national defence policies and armed forces remains a notable blind spot in the existing literature. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces aims to fill this gap with fifty-one contributions on European defence and international security from around the world. The six parts focus on: country-based assessments of the evolution of the national defence policies of Europe's major, medium, and lesser powers since the end of the cold war; the alliances and security partnerships developed by European states to cooperate in the provision of national security; the security challenges faced by European states and their armed forces, ranging from interstate through intra-state and transnational; the national security strategies and doctrines developed in response to these challenges; the military capabilities, and the underlying defence and technological industrial base, brought to bear to support national strategies and doctrines; and, finally, the national or multilateral military operations by European armed forces. The contributions to The Handbook collectively demonstrate the fruitfulness of giving analytical precedence back to the comparative study of national defence policies and armed forces across Europe.

China s Military Power

China s Military Power
Author: Roger Cliff
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 1107103541
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China s Military Power Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive assessment of China's military capabilities in 2000 and 2010, with projections for 2020. Recognizing that military power encompasses more than weaponry, it develops an original empirical framework for measuring militaries that also includes doctrine, training, and organizational structure.

PLA Modernisation and Likely Force Structure 2025

PLA Modernisation and Likely Force Structure 2025
Author: Nagender SP Bisht
Publsiher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN: 9384464511
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PLA Modernisation and Likely Force Structure 2025 Book Excerpt:

China is modernizing her military very rapidly and as her economy strengthens, the pace of military modernization is going to touch higher trajectories. This modernization would impact and alter the existing strategic environment in the world. In the region the impact will be more profound and will force her neighbors to rework their own military modernization programs, war fighting doctrines and their present position on relations with China and other regional powers and the US. Today, in addition to issues relating to human resource development, the biggest impediment is the availability of technology to develop new modern weapon systems and equipment. Will the drivers and trends of Chinese military modernization continue to be same or will there be changes? How will the modernization impact the PLA behavior, especially in its neighborhood? How will the neighbors react to this stupendous pace of militarization in the East Asia? What will be the role of Japan, Vietnam, India, Russia and US? How will china's restive periphery and PLA respond to the spread of Islamic fundamentalism? To correctly appreciate these changes, an in-depth understanding of Chinese military modernization is essential. This book is an effort in this direction and attempts to find some answers to the questions posed. The trends of modernization of the four services of the PLA have been analyzed and a capability suggested that the PLA is likely to have by 2025.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security
Author: Lowell Dittmer,Maochun Yu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-05-08
ISBN: 131749654X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Security Book Excerpt:

Located in the center of Asia with one of the largest land frontiers in the world and 14 neighbors whose dispositions could not easily be predicted, China has long been obsessed with security. In this handbook, an internationally renowned team of contributors provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of contemporary thinking about Chinese national security. Chapters cover the PRC's historical, ideological and doctrinal heritage related to security, its security arrangements and policies targeting key regions and nations of the world, the security aspects of the PRC's ground, air, sea, space and cyber forces, as well as the changing and expanding definition and scope of China's security theory and practice.

Federated Defense in the Middle East

Federated Defense in the Middle East
Author: Jon B. Alterman,Kathleen H. Hicks
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 1442258810
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federated Defense in the Middle East Book Excerpt:

This study examines the potential for a “federated defense” approach to U.S. action in the Middle East, the constraints to closer military cooperation in the region, and specific capability areas that would benefit from federated defense.

Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014

Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014
Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN: 1442240407
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Strategy and Military Power in 2014 Book Excerpt:

This report tracks and analyzes trends in Chinese military strategy, force structure, and regional activity. Chinese perspectives on their military’s role and development are featured, as well as the views of other relevant regional actors.

Counter Insurgency in Nigeria

Counter Insurgency in Nigeria
Author: Akali Omeni
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351597639
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counter Insurgency in Nigeria Book Excerpt:

This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria, Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria has two main aims. First, it seeks to provide an understanding of the Nigerian military’s internal role – a role that today, as a result of internal threats, pivots towards counter-insurgency. The book illustrates how organizational culture, historical experience, institutions, and doctrine, are critical to understanding the Nigerian military and its attitudes and actions against the threat of civil disobedience, today and in the past. The second aim of the book is to examine the Nigerian military campaign against Boko Haram insurgents – specifically, plans and operations between June 2011 and April 2017. Within this second theme, emphasis is placed on the idea of battlefield innovation and the reorganization within the Nigerian military since 2013, as the Nigerian Army and Air Force recalibrated themselves for COIN warfare. A certain mystique has surrounded the technicalities of COIN operations by the Army against Boko Haram, and this book aims to disperse that veil of secrecy. Furthermore, the work’s analysis of the air force’s role in counter-insurgency is unprecedented within the literature on military warfare in Nigeria. This book will be of great interest to students of military studies, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, African politics and security studies in general.

Ascending China and the Hegemonic United States

Ascending China and the Hegemonic United States
Author: Jörg Vogelmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 3658316608
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ascending China and the Hegemonic United States Book Excerpt:

Jörg Vogelmann looks into one of the central political and economic relationships of the 21st century. The author finds Sino-U.S. ties marked by strong, slightly asymmetric (economic) interdependence, a relatively fast economic power transition under way as well as slow to moderate shifts in military power. He develops a neoliberal and a neorealist grand theory picture of Sino-U.S. and international relations, and empirically verifies these influential perspectives by analyzing post-Cold War Chinese and U.S. foreign policies in the major flashpoints the Taiwan and the North Korea issue. Despite and due to globalization, ties between ascending China (as a potential regional or once even global U.S. challenger) and the hegemonic United States may likely continue to be marked by strategic power politics – and will decisively affect trans- and international relations.

Niebuhrian International Relations

Niebuhrian International Relations
Author: Gregory J. Moore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-04-03
ISBN: 0197500463
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Niebuhrian International Relations Book Excerpt:

Reinhold Niebuhr's ideas about ethics, social justice, and foreign policy have been hugely influential for American political thought, and this has been true across the political spectrum, from progressive social justice activists to neo-conservatives. A one-time leader in the Socialist party, Niebuhr worked with Eleanor Roosevelt to found Americans for Democratic Action. Jimmy Carter took inspiration from his ideas about love and justice, and Barack Obama has praised him as one of his favorite philosophers. His theories have also influenced neoconservatives, many of whom cited his work to support the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Yet, Niebuhr never published a single, comprehensive book on his approach to international relations, and, because he was so prolific, one would have to sift through volumes of his work to try to construct such a unified vision. This book distills Niebuhr's disparate and heretofore difficult-to-access work on international relations into one concise and accessible volume. Drawing from the well-springs of Niebuhr's Christian social thought, the volume explores the depths of Niebuhr's views on human nature, race, collective life, U.S. foreign policy, Just War Theory, Cold War era containment, globalization, and the U.N. It then applies his approach to contemporary foreign policy issues such as the 2003 Iraq War, the Responsibility to Protect, and the rise of China. The book also considers Niebuhr's contribution to IR theory and contextualizes it in the present day revival of classical Realism with a multivariate, existentialist twist. Ultimately, the book asserts that Niebuhr's notion of a fallible, self-interested view of human nature, his dialectical approach, and a related moral dualism run throughout his work on politics and international relations as they did through the rest of his work.

Handbook of US China Relations

Handbook of US   China Relations
Author: Andrew T.H. Tan
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-08-26
ISBN: 1784715735
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of US China Relations Book Excerpt:

This Handbook addresses the key questions surrounding US–China relations: what are the historical and contemporary contexts that underpin this complex relationship? How has the strategic rivalry between the two evolved? What are the key flashpoints in their relationship? What are the key security issues between the two powers? The international contributors explore the historical, political, economic, military, and international and regional spheres of the US–China relationship. The topics they discuss include human rights, Chinese public perception of the United States, US–China strategic rivalry, China’s defence build-up and cyber war.

Defence Diplomacy and National Security Strategy

Defence Diplomacy and National Security Strategy
Author: Ian Liebenberg,Dirk Kruijt,Shrikant Paranjpe
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2020-04-20
ISBN: 1928480551
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defence Diplomacy and National Security Strategy Book Excerpt:

The post-cold war era presented security challenges that at one level are a continuation of the cold war era; at another level, these phenomena manifested in new forms. Whether the issues of economics and trade, transfer of technologies, challenges of intervention, or humanitarian crisis, the countries of the South (previously pejoratively labelled “Third World” or “developing” countries) have continued to address these challenges within the framework of their capabilities and concerns. The volume explores defence diplomacies, national security challenges and strategies, dynamics of diplomatic manoeuvers and strategic resource management of Latin American, southern African and Asian countries.

Global Security in the Twenty First Century

Global Security in the Twenty First Century
Author: Sean Kay
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2015-03-06
ISBN: 1442248033
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Security in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

This thoroughly updated edition of Global Security in the Twenty-First Century offers a balanced introduction to contemporary security dilemmas throughout the world. Sean Kay assesses the impact of the global economic crisis on international security and considers how the range of thinking about power and peace has evolved in relation to major flashpoints including in the Middle East, Asia, and Eurasia. Kay builds on the first and second edition’s emphasis on the roles of trade and technology, the militarization of space, the privatization of security, the use of sanctions, ethnic conflict, and transnational crime. This edition goes even farther to incorporate traditional thinking about national security in the context of human rights, democracy, population, health, environment, energy, and especially education. The author includes full updates on emerging challenges out of Iraq, Russia, and viral diseases in the context of larger strategic questions like the rise of China and America’s “pivot” to rebalance its priorities toward Asia. Writing in an engaging style, Kay integrates traditional and emerging challenges in one easily accessible study that gives readers the tools they need to develop a thoughtful and nuanced understanding of global security.

Security and Conflict in East Asia

Security and Conflict in East Asia
Author: Andrew T. H. Tan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 1317912411
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Security and Conflict in East Asia Book Excerpt:

Security and Conflict in East Asia provides a timely and comprehensive analysis of the sources and implications of conflict on the Korean peninsula and in the People’s Republic of China and Japan, the three biggest economies in the world. This analysis provides the building blocks for effective solutions to manage these tensions more effectively, and is a vital resource to those seeking a clearer understanding of conflict in the most pivotal region in the world. In the context of increasingly tense China-US strategic rivalry, the ever-present potential for conflict on the Korean peninsula and over Taiwan, the absence of effective regional institutions and regimes, the emerging arms race in the region, the rise in nationalism and the absence of crisis management mechanisms, there are many good reasons why the high potential exists for miscalculation and misperception sparking a regional conflict. Given the presence of nuclear-armed powers in East Asia, namely, China, North Korea and the USA, it is also possible that any regional conflict could escalate into a nuclear conflict involving the world’s three largest economies: the USA, China and Japan. The security of, and any conflict in, East Asia thus has tremendous implications for global security. The Handbook is divided into four parts. The introductory section includes chapters which set the context, explain the history of international relations in East Asia and examine the phenomenon of regional arms race. The second section is made up of a series of chapters focusing on China, examining China’s military modernization, its relationship with the USA and the various territorial disputes in which it has been involved. The third section focuses on Japan and North and South Korea, looking at the security challenges facing Japan and the Korean peninsula. A concluding section examines the future role of China and the USA in East Asia, as well as the prospects for managing security in the region. The contributing authors are all experts in their respective fields, and all share an abiding concern over developments in East Asia. Their contributions aim to assist in a better understanding of the issues, to suggest possible solutions, and draw attention to the need for diplomacy, confidence-building measures, crisis management mechanisms and other measures to prevent conflict. This volume will be of use to government institutions involved in foreign policy, intelligence and defence, reference libraries, universities, research institutes, and non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to analysts, researchers, journalists, policy advisers, students, academics and the general reader. Scholarly analysis is yet to catch up and currently there are no other comprehensive works examining conflict in East Asia in the context of the current tensions.

Asia Pacific Security

Asia Pacific Security
Author: Andrew Carr,Joanne Wallis
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN: 1626163456
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asia Pacific Security Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides an introduction to the international relations and security environment of the contemporary Asia-Pacific. The international team of expert authors introduce security studies concepts and terminology, examine the key actors in the region, explore in-depth the traditional and non-traditional security challenges, and frame the Asia-Pacific's international politics through several different international relations theories. Major topics covered include U.S.-China relations, India and Japan's changing roles, middle powers and small states, the possibility of arms races, maritime security, terrorism and transnational crime, human security, and technology and security. Asia-Pacific Security is written accessibly for undergraduate or Master's students who are studying the region for the first time, and the book is intended to be a core text for courses relating to security studies or the international relations of the region. Special features for students include chapter summaries, study questions, guides to further reading, and an extensive glossary.