Grand Strategies in War and Peace


Author: Paul M. Kennedy
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300056662
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 228
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Examines how the US, the Soviet Union and various European powers have developed their grand Strategies - how they have integrated their political, economic and military goals in order to preserve their long-term interests in times of war and peace.

Grand Strategy in Theory and Practice

The Need for an Effective American Foreign Policy
Author: William C. Martel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107082064
Category: Political Science
Page: 530
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This book explores fundamental questions about grand strategy, as it has evolved across generations and countries. It provides an overview of the ancient era of grand strategy and a detailed discussion of its philosophical, military, and economic foundations in the modern era. The author investigates these aspects through the lenses of four approaches - those of historians, social scientists, practitioners, and military strategists. The main goal is to provide contemporary policy makers and scholars with a historic and analytic framework in which to evaluate and conduct grand strategy. By providing greater analytical clarity about grand strategy and describing its nature and its utility for the state, this book presents a comprehensive theory on the practice of grand strategy in order to articulate the United States' past, present, and future purpose and position on the world stage.

Strategy

The Logic of War and Peace
Author: Edward Luttwak
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674007031
Category: History
Page: 308
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In this widely acclaimed work, now revised and expanded, Luttwak unveils the peculiar logic of strategy level by level, from grand strategy down to combat tactics. He explores examples from ancient Rome to present day to reveal the ultimate logic of military failure and success, of war and peace. 5 tables.

Clinton's Grand Strategy

US Foreign Policy in a Post-Cold War World
Author: James D. Boys
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472529707
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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President Clinton's time in office coincided with historic global events following the end of the Cold War. The collapse of Communism called for a new US Grand Strategy to address the emerging geopolitical era that brought upheavals in Somalia and the Balkans, economic challenges in Mexico and Europe and the emergence of new entities such as the EU, NAFTA and the WTO. Clinton's handling of these events was crucial to the development of world politics at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Only by understanding Clinton's efforts to address the challenges of the post-Cold War era can we understand the strategies of his immediate successors, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both of whom inherited and continued Clinton-era policies and practices. James D. Boys sheds new light on the evolution and execution of US Grand Strategy from 1993 to 2001. He explores the manner in which policy was devised and examines the actors responsible for its development, including Bill Clinton, Anthony Lake, Samuel Berger, Warren Christopher, Madeline Albright and Richard Holbrook. He examines the core components of the strategy (National Security, Prosperity Promotion and Democracy Promotion) and how they were implemented, revealing a hitherto unexplored continuity from campaign trail to the White House. Covering the entire duration of Clinton's presidential odyssey, from his 1991 Announcement Speech to his final day in office, the book draws extensively on newly declassified primary materials and interviews by the author with key members of the Clinton administration to reveal for the first time the development and implementation of US Grand Strategy from deep within the West Wing of the Clinton White House.

The Basis and Making of British Grand Strategy, 1940-1943

Was There a Plan?
Author: Brian Padair Farrell
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 9780773483590
Category: History
Page: 871
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Peace Psychology Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Peace
Page: N.A
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Strategy and force planning


Author: Richmond M. Lloyd,Timothy Neil Castle,Naval War College (U.S.). Security, Strategy, and Forces Faculty,Naval War College (U.S.). Press
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 681
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Obama and the Middle East

The End of America's Moment?
Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137000163
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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A hard-hitting assessment of Obama's current foreign policy and a sweeping look at the future of the Middle East The 2011 Arab Spring upended the status quo in the Middle East and poses new challenges for the United States. Here, Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's top Middle East scholars, delivers a full picture of US relations with the region. He reaches back to the post-World War II era to explain the issues that have challenged the Obama administration and examines the president's responses, from his negotiations with Israel and Palestine to his drawdown from Afghanistan and withdrawal from Iraq. Evaluating the president's engagement with the Arab Spring, his decision to order the death of Osama bin Laden, his intervention in Libya, his relations with Iran, and other key policy matters, Gerges highlights what must change in order to improve US outcomes in the region. Gerges' conclusion is sobering: the United States is near the end of its moment in the Middle East. The cynically realist policy it has employed since World War II-continued by the Obama administration--is at the root of current bitterness and mistrust, and it is time to remake American foreign policy.

The Journal of Military History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Military history
Page: N.A
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In peace and war

interpretations of American naval history
Author: Kenneth J. Hagan
Publisher: Praeger Security Intl
ISBN: 9780275999537
Category: Political Science
Page: 343
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The 30th anniversary edition of a classic, authoritative title on the entire history of the U.S. Navy

The Crimean War

British Grand Strategy Against Russia, 1853-56
Author: Andrew D. Lambert
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409410119
Category: History
Page: 380
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This seminal work focuses on British grand strategy, the development and implementation of national policy and strategy. With a revised introduction contextualizing the 1990 text, and the addition of a bibliography, the book is available to a new generation of scholars, and situated in the historiography of the Crimean War.

Who Shall Guard the Guardians Themselves?

An Analysis of US Strategy in the Middle East Since 1945
Author: Lorenza Rossi
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 342
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The history of modern strategy is to a remarkable extent the history of access to and denial of vital resources. Ever since the world oil centre has shifted to the Middle East, the United States has been seeking to ensure its influence in this region, first by means of economic, then diplomatic and finally military manoeuvring. The post-World War II recognition of the strategic significance of the Middle East and the increasing Western dependency on its oil translated into a foreign policy approach toward the area which prompted an increasing U.S. entanglement into Middle Eastern domestic affairs. The self-centred self-oriented U.S. foreign policy approach toward the Middle East called forth U.S. hegemony in this area. Besides, it compelled a number of regional and domestic accidents whose consequences are still determining the dynamic and power constellation in this area.

Grandes estrategias


Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430620079
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Una clase magistral sobre el arte del liderazgo por el mayor experto mundial en pensamiento estratégico. ¿Qué lecciones de estrategia y liderazgo podemos extraer de la derrota de la Armada Invencible, de la actuación de Churchill en la Segunda Guerra Mundial o de las astutas decisiones de Pericles en la Grecia antigua? John Lewis Gaddis cuenta las más sorprendentes maniobras, fallidas o atinadas, desde el mundo clásico hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial, y profundiza en el pensamiento estratégico a partir de figuras como Heródoto, César Augusto, San Agustín, Maquiavelo, Felipe II, Clausewitz, Tolstói, Lincoln, Roosevelt o Isaiah Berlin. Gaddis, distinguido historiador de la Guerra Fría, ha estado durante casi dos décadas al frente del legendario programa de estrategia de la Universidad de Yale. En Grandes estrategias reflexiona sobre todo lo aprendido y aplica sus profundos conocimientos para conectar momentos, lugares y personas como nunca antes se había hecho. Para cualquier persona interesada en el arte de la estrategia en cualquier terreno, este libro es una clase magistral. La crítica ha dicho... «Una valiosa defensa de las artes liberales, una reflexión atractiva sobre la educación universitaria y algún consejo oportuno sobre cómo la victoria duradera consiste en ganar lo que puedas en lugar de todo lo que deseas.» Victor Davis Hanson, The New York Times «Brillante, sabio, escrito de manera seductora y profundo.» Roger Kimball, The New Criterion «Gaddis se ha ganado el derecho indiscutible a arar en diferentes campos de investigación histórica, cosa que hace aquí con evidente deleite y curiosidad peripatética.» Gordon M. Goldstein, The Washington Post «Un largo paseo en compañía de una mente única y encantadora, que logra transmitir las lecciones extraídas de distintos continentes y milenios.» John Nagl, The Wall Street Journal «Todo lo que hay que saber sobre cómo los líderes toman decisiones estratégicas. Un estudio sabio e ingenioso del pasado al servicio del futuro.» Kirkus Reviews «Gaddis muestra un profundo conocimiento de la historia y ofrece un estilo de prosa agradablemente sintético a este riguroso estudio del liderazgo.» Publishers Weekly

The Might of Nations

World Politics in Our Time
Author: John G. Stoessinger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780070616257
Category: Political Science
Page: 429
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This introductory text on international relations concentrates on the struggle for power and order in world affairs. The Might of Nations aims to provide breadth and depth of coverage, tracing world politics since 1945 to explain the current world political climate. This extensively revised jubilee tenth edition is a new book for a new world. The advance of democracy and the retreat of dictatorship in world politics is explored throughout the text, highlighted by new material on the end of the Cold War and the collapse of soviet communism (ch.3). Chapter 4 has been extensively revised, featuring new material on the liquidation of Western colonialism and the dismantling of Apartheid in South Africa. There is new coverage of the war in the Persian Gulf (ch.6) and the resurgence of the United Nations (chs.10 &12), and a strong chapter on the economic struggle for power features new material on the economic struggle between Japan and the U.S. (ch.7). The process of economic unification in Western Europe is also covered.

NATO in Search of a Vision


Author: Gülnur Aybet,Rebecca R. Moore
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589016769
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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As the NATO Alliance enters its seventh decade, it finds itself involved in an array of military missions ranging from Afghanistan to Kosovo to Sudan. It also stands at the center of a host of regional and global partnerships. Yet, NATO has still to articulate a grand strategic vision designed to determine how, when, and where its capabilities should be used, the values underpinning its new missions, and its relationship to other international actors such as the European Union and the United Nations. The drafting of a new strategic concept, begun during NATO’s 60th anniversary summit, presents an opportunity to shape a new transatlantic vision that is anchored in the liberal democratic principles so crucial to NATO’s successes during its Cold War years. Furthermore, that vision should be focused on equipping the Alliance to anticipate and address the increasingly global and less predictable threats of the post-9/11 world. This volume brings together scholars and policy experts from both sides of the Atlantic to examine the key issues that NATO must address in formulating a new strategic vision. With thoughtful and reasoned analysis, it offers both an assessment of NATO’s recent evolution and an analysis of where the Alliance must go if it is to remain relevant in the twenty-first century.

Pessimism and British War Policy, 1916-1918


Author: Brock Millman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135269505
Category: History
Page: 336
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This analysis of Britains war policy during the last years of the Great War argues that it was strongly affected by a mood of pessimism. The policy was revised after the defeats suffered by the allies in 1917, so much so that Britain almost "tumbled into peace" the following year.

Relaciones internacionales


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International relations
Page: N.A
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Strategies of Containment

A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy during the Cold War
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883998
Category: History
Page: 512
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When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible response" strategy, the Nixon-Kissinger strategy of detente, and now a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan - and Gorbechev - completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War to an end. He concludes, provocatively, that Reagan more effectively than any other Cold War president drew upon the strengths of both approaches while avoiding their weaknesses. A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world.

Averting Global War

Regional Challenges, Overextension, and Options for American Strategy
Author: H. Gardner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230108717
Category: Political Science
Page: 285
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Averting Global War examines major regional disputes and conflicts throughout the world as they impact upon both American domestic and foreign policy. These include: The ongoing _war on terrorism_; NATO enlargement to Russian borders; US intervention in Iraq; US confrontation with Iran; the feud between Israel and the Palestinians; the widening _zone of conflict_ from Central Asia to sub-Saharan Africa; the global ramifications of North Korea_s nuclear program and China_s claims to Taiwan; Venezuela_s _Bolivarian Revolution_ and the _war on drugs_ in Latin America, the domestic socio-political effects of Latin American immigration upon the US. The book_s goal is to articulate an irenic American strategy intended to resolve, or at least transform, a number of these disputes and conflicts so as to prevent them from further _deepening_ or _widening__and to avert the real possibility of major power confrontation involving both clandestine and overt methods of warfare.

Es democrática la Constitución de los Estados Unidos?


Author: Robert Alan Dahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789505575831
Category: Education
Page: 187
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Robert Dahl, profesor emérito de la Universidad de Yale, propicia un examen crítico y riguroso del sistema político del país más poderoso del mundo a partir de los resultados de las elecciones de noviembre de 2000. El autor sugiere ciertas ineludibles con