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✏Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age Book Summary : War cannot be controlled in future without an understanding of its past. These essays analyse war, its strategic characteristics and its political and social functions, over the past five centuries.
✏First Two Generations of Nuclear Strategists in Makers of Modern Strategy Book Summary :
📒Stalemate ✍ Erik A. Claessen
✏Stalemate Book Summary : This text provides an in-depth analysis of the politics and organization of Muslim autocracies, radical Islamist movements, and democracies, explaining their influence on the never-ending conflicts in the Middle East. * Bibliography contains numerous Arab and Muslim-authored works rarely cited in the West, but are highly influential on Arab political thought and Islamic social mobilization * Provides a glossary of dozens of critical Islamic concepts like Ijtihaad, Ulema, Awqaf, Zakat, Taqfir, and Hudna that are key to understanding Middle Eastern sociopolitical and diplomatic discourse * An index of concepts, persons, locations, and events allows quick access to information by grouping similar concepts or directing the reader to related terms
📒Pursuing Strategy ✍ H. Edström
✏Pursuing Strategy Book Summary : Formulating a strategy involves complex interactions between politicians, strategic commanders and generals in the field. The authors explore the strategic decisions made during NATO missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Somalia and Libya.
📒Reimagining War In The 21st Century ✍ Manabrata Guha
✏Reimagining War in the 21st Century Book Summary : This book interrogates the philosophical backdrop of Clausewitzian notions of war, and asks whether modern, network-centric militaries can still be said to serve the 'political'. In light of the emerging theories and doctrines of Network-Centric War (NCW), this book traces the philosophical backdrop against which the more common theorizations of war and its conduct take place. Tracing the historical and philosophical roots of modern war from the 17th Century through to the present day, this book reveals that far from paralyzing the project of re-problematisating war, the emergence of NCW affords us an opportunity to rethink war in new and philosophically challenging ways. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, social theory, war studies and political theory/IR. Manabrata Guha is Assistant Professor (ISSSP) at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India.
📒Wal Mart World ✍ Stanley D. Brunn
✏Wal Mart World Book Summary : Now that Wal-Mart has conquered the US, can it conquer the world? As Wal-Mart World shows, the corporation is certainly trying. For a number of years, Wal-Mart has been the largest company in the United States. Now, though, it is the largest company in the world. Its global labor practices and outsourcing strategies represent for many what contemporary economic globalization is all about. But Wal-Mart is not standing still, and is opening up stores everywhere. From Germany to Beijing to Mexico City to Tokyo, more than a billion shoppers can now hunt for bargains at a Wal-Mart superstore. Wal-Mart World is the first book to look at this incredibly important phenomenon in global perspective, with chapters that range from its growth in the US and impact on labor relations here to its fortunes overseas. How Wal-Mart manages this transition in the near future will play a significant role in the determining the character of the global economy. Wal-Mart World's impressively broad scope makes it necessary reading for anyone interested in the global impact of this economic colossus.
📒Breaking The Ice ✍ Barry Scott Zellen
✏Breaking the Ice Book Summary : Breaking the Ice is a comparative study of the movement for native land claims and Aboriginal rights in Alaska and the Western Arctic, and the resulting political transformation as the indigenous peoples of the North gained an increasingly prominent role in the governance of their homeland and their land claims agreements paved the way toward self-government. The book is based on field research conducted by the author during his nine-year residency in the Western Arctic.
📒The Counterinsurgent S Constitution ✍ Ganesh Sitaraman
✏The Counterinsurgent s Constitution Book Summary : Since the "surge" in Iraq in 2006, counterinsurgency effectively became America's dominant approach for fighting wars. Yet many of the major controversies and debates surrounding counterinsurgency have turned not on military questions but on legal ones: Who can the military attack with drones? Is the occupation of Iraq legitimate? What tradeoffs should the military make between self-protection and civilian casualties? What is the right framework for negotiating with the Taliban? How can we build the rule of law in Afghanistan? The Counterinsurgent's Constitution tackles this wide range of legal issues from the vantage point of counterinsurgency strategy. Ganesh Sitaraman explains why law matters in counterinsurgency: how it operates on the ground and how law and counterinsurgency strategy can be better integrated. Counterinsurgency, Sitaraman notes, focuses on winning over the population, providing essential services, building political and legal institutions, and fostering economic development. So, unlike in conventional war, where law places humanitarian restraints on combat, law and counterinsurgency are well aligned and reinforce one another. Indeed, following the law and building the rule of law is not just the right thing to do, it is strategically beneficial. Moreover, reconciliation with enemies can both help to end the conflict and preserve the possibility of justice for war crimes. Following the rule of law is an important element of success. The first book on law and counterinsurgency strategy, The Counterinsurgent's Constitution seamlessly integrates law and military strategy to illuminate some of the most pressing issues in warfare and the transition from war to peace. Its lessons also apply to conflicts in Libya and other hot-spots in the Middle East.
📒Stopping Mass Killings In Africa ✍ Douglas Carl Peifer
✏Stopping Mass Killings in Africa Book Summary : From the back cover: This is a compendium of case studies that seeks to describe the best uses of military power, particularly airpower, in response to a genocide. The writers examine recent instances of genocide in Somalia, Rwanda, and Cote d'Ivoire to draw out useful generalizations concerning the nature of genocide, international reactions to genocide, and effective responses to genocide and the possibility of genocide.
📒21st Century Geography ✍ Joseph P. Stoltman
✏21st Century Geography Book Summary : This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.