New Books in 2020

New books by month: 12 | 11 | 10 | 09 | 08 | 06 | 05 | 04 | 03 | 02 | 01


  • Citizens and the state in authoritarian regimes: comparing China and Russia. Edited by Karrie J. Koesel … [et al.]. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020
  • Fitz-Gibbon, Spencer. Not mentioned in despatches: the history and mythology of the Battle of Goose Green. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2002
  • Ikenberry, G. John. A world safe for democracy: liberal internationalism and the crises of global order. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020
  • Markowitz, Jonathan N. Perils of plenty: Arctic resource competition and the return of the great game. New York : Oxford University Press, 2020
  • Pannier, Alice. Rivals in arms: the rise of UK-France defence relations in the twenty-first century. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020
  • Rekindling the strong state in Russia and China: domestic dynamics and foreign policy projections. Edited by Stefano Bianchini, Antonio Fiori. Leiden: Brill, 2020
  • Reluctant warriors: Germany, Japan, and their U.S. alliance dilemma. Alexandra Sakaki … [et al.] Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2020
  • The Russian Civil War, 1918-1921: an operational-strategic sketch of the Red Army's combat operations. Editors: A. S. Bubnov … [et al.]. Philadelphia : Casemate, 2020



  • Chowdhury, Arjun. The myth of international order: why weak states persist and alternatives to the state fade away. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Stoler, Mark A. Allies and adversaries: the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Grand Alliance, and U.S. strategy in World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.
  • Walt, Stephen M. The Hell of good intentions: America's foreign policy elite and the decline of U.S. primacy. New York: Picador: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.


  • Effective civil-military interaction in peace operations: theory and practice. Gerard Lucius, Sebastiaan Rietjens, editors. Cham: Springer, 2016.
  • Euroscepticism and the future of Europe: views from the capitals. Edited by Michael Kaeding … [et al.]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Juurvee, Ivo. The Bronze Soldier crisis of 2007: revisiting an early case of hybrid threat. Tallinn : Rahvusvaheline Kaitseuuringute Keskus, 2020.
  • Sherr, James G. Nothing new under the sun?: continuity and change in Russian policy towards Ukraine. Tallinn: Rahvusvaheline Kaitseuuringute Keskus, 2020.
  • Spruyt, Hendrik. The world imagined: collective beliefs and political order in the Sinocentric, Islamic and Southeast Asian International Societies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020.


  • Corvette, Barbara A. Budjac. Conflict management: a practical guide to developing negotiation strategies. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education Limited, 2013. 299 p.
  • Cronin, Audrey Kurth. Power to the people: how open technological innovation is arming tomorrow's terrorists. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 432 p.
  • Friesendorf, Cornelius. How Western soldiers fight: organizational routines in multinational missions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 304 p.
  • Galeotti, Mark. Combat vehicles of Russia's special forces: Spetsnaz, airborne, Arctic and interior troops. Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2020. 48 p.
  • The impact of emerging technologies on the law of armed conflict. Edited by Eric Talbot Jensen, Ronald T. P. Alcala. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 389 p.
  • ISIS propaganda: a full-spectrum extremist message. Edited by Stephane J. Baele, Katharine A. Boyd, Travis G. Coan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. 287 p.
  • Kroenig, Matthew. The return of great power rivalry: democracy versus autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 288 p.
  • The 'legal pluriverse' surrounding multinational military operations. Edited by Robin Geiss and Heike Krieger. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. 479 p.
  • Rao, Bharat. Defense technological innovation: issues and challenges in an era of converging technologies. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2020. 178 p.
  • Rethinking military professionalism for the changing Armed Forces. Editors, Krystal K. Hachey, Tamir Libel, and Waylon H. Dean. Cham: Springer, 2020. 247 p.


  • Latvijas neatkarības karš 1918. - 1919. gadā: Lielbritānijas kara flotes ziņojumi = Latvian war of independence 1918-1919: reports of British Royal Navy. Sastādītāji: Ēriks Jēkabsons; Klāvs Zariņš. Rīga: Latvijas Universitātes Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2019.
  • Marquet, L. David. Leadership is language: the hidden power of what you say, and what you don't. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2020.
  • Pomerantsev, Peter. This is not propaganda: adventures in the war against reality. London: Faber & Faber, 2019.
  • Strategy in the contemporary world: an introduction to strategic studies. Edited by John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Timirev, S. N. The Russian Baltic Fleet in the time of war and revolution 1914-1918: the recollections of Admiral S.N. Timirev. Translated by Stephen Ellis. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2020.




  • Evolution of the cyber domain: the implications for national and global security. Editor Eneken Tikk-Ringas. London: The International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2015. 212 p.
  • Lambert, Andrew D. Seapower states: maritime culture, continental empires and the conflict that made the modern world. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 399 p.
  • Nordenman, Magnus. The new battle for the Atlantic: emerging naval competition with Russia in the Far North. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2019. 244 p.
  • Perspectives on military intelligence from the first World War to Mali: between learning and law. Edited by Floribert Baudet. The Hague: T.M.C. Asser Press, 2017. 249 p.


  • American foreign policy: studies in intellectual history. Edited by Jean-François Drolet and James Dunkerley. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. 218 p.
  • Bobić, Marinko. Why minor powers risk wars with major powers: a comparative study of the post-Cold War era. Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2019. 234 p.
  • Climate change and Arctic security: searching for a paradigm shift. Edited by Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 142 p.
  • EU-Russia relations in crisis: understanding diverging perceptions. Edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben. London: Routledge, 2018. 264 p.
  • European regions and boundaries: a conceptual history. Edited by Diana Mishkova and Balázs Trencsényi. New York: Berghahn Books, 2017. 401 p.
  • Gutmann, Stephanie. The kinder, gentler military: can America's gender-neutral fighting force still win wars? New York: Scribner, 2000. 300 p.
  • Henke, Marina E. Constructing allied cooperation: diplomacy, payments, and power in multilateral military coalitions. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 259 p.
  • Jordan, Jennifer E. Leadership decapitation: strategic targeting of terrorist organizations. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019. 259 p.
  • Muirhead, Russell. A lot of people are saying: the new conspiracism and the assault on democracy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 233 p.
  • Smith, M. L. R. The political impossibility of modern counterinsurgency: strategic problems, puzzles, and paradoxes. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 289 p.
  • Toronto, Nathan W. How militaries learn: human capital, military education, and battlefield effectiveness. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018. 167 p.
  • Zięba, Ryszard. Poland's foreign and security policy: problems of compatibility with the changing international order. Cham: Springer, 2020. 283 p.


  • Allin, Dana H. and Steven N. Simon. Our separate ways: the struggle for the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance. New York: Public Affairs, 2016. 284 p.
  • Fahron-Hussey, Claudia. Military crisis management operations by NATO and the EU: the decision-making process. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2018. 337 p.
  • Forging China's military might: a new framework for assessing innovation. Edited by Tai Ming Cheung. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 295 p.
  • Fox, Aimée. Learning to fight: military innovation and change in the British Army, 1914-1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 278 p.
  • McCrae, Meighen. Coalition strategy and the end of the First World War: the Supreme War Council and war planning, 1917-1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 271 p.
  • Mueller, Simon and Julia Dhar. The decision maker's playbook: 12 mental tactics for thinking more clearly, navigating uncertainty and making smarter choices. Harlow: FT Publishing International, 2019. 219 p.
  • Nassauer, Anne. Situational breakdowns: understanding protest violence and other surprising outcomes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 261 p.
  • One nation under drones: legality, morality, and utility of unmanned combat systems. Edited by John E. Jackson. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018. 229 p.
  • Sánchez-Cuenca, Ignacio. The historical roots of political violence: revolutionary terrorism in affluent countries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 275 p.
  • The sword's other edge: tradeoffs in the pursuit of military effectiveness. Edited by Dan Reiter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 279 p.
  • Watts, Clint. Messing with the enemy: surviving in a social media world of hackers, terrorists, Russians, and fake news. New York: Harper, 2018. 289 p.

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