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Recommended Reading List

This reading list has been constructed to support our college’s understanding that professional reading has been very important part of the military culture and it plays an essential role in the professional development of each officer and civil servant. The books selected have been divided into a few categories that correspond to the educational aims of the Baltic Defence College. The titles selected will definitely serve to inspire you to spend more time on extending your knowledge.

 

Politics and War | History | Leadership | Military Studies

 

Politics and War

Nora Vanaga and Toms Rostoks, editors

Deterring Russia in Europe: Defence Strategies for Neighbouring States

Publication date: 2019

Also available as an e-book

 

Michael C. Horowitz

The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics

Publication date: 2010

Also available as an e-book

 

Jente Althuis and Leonie Haiden

Fake News: A Roadmap

Publication date: 2018

Also available as an e-book

 

Michael Walzer

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

Publication date: 2006
 

Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver and Jaap de Wilde

Security: A New Framework for Analysis

Publication date: 1998
 

David Patrikarakos

War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-first Century

Publication date: 2017
 

Lukas Milevski

The West’s East: Contemporary Baltic Defense in Strategic Perspective

Publication date: 2018

Also available as an e-book

 

History

MacGregor Knox and Williamson Murray, editors

The Dynamics of Military Revolution

Publication date: 2001
 

Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett, editors

Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

Publication date: 1996
 

Peter Frankopan

Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Publication date: 2018
 

Leadership

Keith Grint

Leadership, Management and Command: Rethinking D-Day

Publication date: 2001
 

Stanley McChrystal

Team of Teams: New Rules of engagement for a Complex World

Publication date: 2015
 

Military Studies

Martin Van Creveld

The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, from the Marne to Iraq

Publication date: 2006

 

 

Gregory Conti and David Raymond

On Cyber: Towards an Operational Art for the Cyber Conflict

Publication date: 2017

 

 

Peter Singer and Allan Friedman

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Publication date: 2014

 

 

John Andreas Olsen, editor

A History of Air Warfare

Publication date: 2010

Also available as an e-book

 

Michael I. Handel, editor

Intelligence and Military Operations

Publication date: 1990

 

 

William G. Pagonis and Jeffrey L. Cruikshank

Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War

Publication date: 1992

 

 

David Kilcullen

Out of the Mountains: the Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla

Publication date: 2013

 

 

Geoffrey Till

Seapower: a Guide for the Twenty-First Century

Publication date: 2018

Also available as an e-book

 

William Harry McRaven

Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice

Publication date: 1996

 

 

Ofer Friedman

Russian 'Hybrid Warfare': Resurgence and Politiciation

Publication date: 2018

Also available as an e-book

 

Bettina Renz

Russia's Military Revival

Publication date: 2018

 

 

Christopher Tuck

Understanding Land Warfare

Publication date: 2014
 
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