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New Books in 2019

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  • Khan, Sulmaan Wasif. Haunted by chaos: China's grand strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 337 p.
  • North American strategic defense in the 21st century: security and sovereignty in an uncertain world. Edited by Christian Leuprecht … [et al.]. Cham: Springer, 2018. 197 p.
  • Proxy wars: suppressing violence through local agents. Edited by Eli Berman and David A. Lake.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. 352 p.
  • Stern, Philip J. The company-state: corporate sovereignty and the early modern foundation of the British Empire in India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 300 p.
  • Stoker, Donald J. Why America loses wars: limited war and US strategy from the Korean War to the present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 331 p.
  • Weaving the tangled web: military deception in large-scale combat operations. Edited by Christopher M. Rein. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 238 p.
  • Women and gender perspectives in the military: an international comparison. Robert Egnell and Mayesha Alam, editors. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2019. 291 p.
  • Wright, Thomas J. All measures short of war: the contest for the twenty-first century and the future of American power. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 270 p.



  • Bringing order to chaos: historical case studies of combined arms maneuver in large-scale combat operations. Edited by Peter J. Schifferle. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 198 p.
  • Campbell, Peter P. Military realism: the logic and limits of force and innovation in the US Army. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2019. 374 p.
  • Deep maneuver: historical case studies of maneuver in large-scale combat operations. Edited by Jack D. Kem. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 246 p.
  • Frey, Carl Benedikt. The technology trap: capital, labor, and power in the age of automation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2019. 465 p.
  • Illeris, Knud. The three dimensions of learning: contemporary learning theory in the tension field between the cognitive, the emotional and the social. Frederiksberg: Roskilde University Press, 2004. 272 p.
  • Into the breach: historical case studies of mobility operations in large-scale combat operations. Edited by Florian Waitl. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 223 p.
  • Johansen, Sigrid Redse. The military commander's necessity: the law of armed conflict and its limits. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 428 p.
  • Jonsson, Oscar. The Russian understanding of war: blurring the lines between war and peace. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2019. 187 p.
  • Krieg, Andreas. Surrogate warfare: the transformation of war in the twenty-first century. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2019. 244 p.
  • Lethal and non-lethal fires: historical case studies of converging cross-domain fires in large-scale combat operations. Edited by Thomas G. Bradbeer. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 214 p.
  • The long haul: historical case studies of sustainment in large-scale combat operations. Edited by Keith R. Beurskens. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 209 p.
  • Perceptions are reality: historical case studies of information operations in large-scale combat operations. Fort Leavenworth: Army University Press, 2018. 186 p.
  • Strategic culture in Russia's neighborhood: change and continuity in an in-between space. Edited by Katalin Miklóssy, Hanna Smith. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019. 303 p.
  • The United States Department of Defense Law of War Manual: commentary and critique. Edited by Michael A. Newton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 472 p.
  • Wallace, Stuart. The application of the European Convention on Human Rights to military operations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 250 p.



  • Europe, small navies and maritime security: balancing traditional roles and emergent threats in the 21st century. Edited by Robert McCabe. London: Routledge, 2019. 255 p.
  • Judis, John B. The populist explosion: how the great recession transformed American and European politics. New York: Columbia Global Reports, 2016. 108 p.
  • Vandergriff, Donald E. Adopting mission command: developing leaders for a superior command culture. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2019. 309 p.


  • Vore, Keith. Senior leader decision making: lessons gleaned from Field Marshal Viscount Sir William Slim and Bill Gates. [San Francisco]: Verdun Press, 2014. 69 p. https://www.ester.ee/record=b5263718



  • Andersson, Kent. On the military utility of spectral design in signature management: a systems approach. Helsinki: National Defence University, 2018. 163 p.
  • Cross-domain deterrence: strategy in an era of complexity. Edited by Jon R. Lindsay and Erik Gartzke. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 397 p.



  • Baciu, Cornelia-Adriana. Peace, security and defence cooperation in post-Brexit Europe: risks and opportunities. Cornelia-Adriana Baciu, John Doyle, editors. Cham: Springer, 2019. 244 p.
  • Comparative grand strategy: a framework and cases. Edited by Thierry Balzacq, Peter Dombrowski, Simon Reich. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 352 p.
  • Klinger, Janeen M. Social science and national security policy: deterrence, coercion, and modernization theories. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 252 p.
  • The Oxford handbook of international security. Edited by Alexandra Gheciu and William C. Wohlforth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 754 p.



  • Kuusik, Piret. The Nordic-Baltic region in the EU 27: time for new strategic cooperation: December 2018. Tallinn: International Centre for Defence and Security, 2018. 22 p.
  • Post-Crimea shift in EU-Russia relations: from fostering interdependence to managing vulnerabilities. Kristi Raik, András Rácz (eds.). Tallinn: International Centre for Defence and Security, 2019. 319 p.
  • Tuohy, Emmet. Going past monopoly: developing a balanced Baltic Sea regional gas market. Tallinn: International Centre for Defence and Security, 2019. 15 p.



  • Digital infantry battlefield solutions: research and innovation: DIBS project. Part III. Editors: Uģis Romanovs, Māris Andžāns. Riga: Milrem Robotics, 2019. 119 p.
  • Lange, Heinrich. To the seas again: maritime defence and deterrence in the Baltic region. Tallinn: International Centre for Defence and Security, 2019. 32 p.
  • The Oxford handbook of terrorism. Edited by Elizabeth Chenoweth, Richard English, Andreas Gofas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 795 p.



  • Mission command. II: the who, what, where, when and why: an anthology. Edited by Donald Vandergriff and Stephen Webber. United States: CreateSpace, 2018. 297 p.
  • Segal, Adam. The hacked world order: how nations fight, trade, maneuver, and manipulate in the digital age. New York: PublicAffairs, 2017. 372 p.



  • Beer, Yishai. Military professionalism and humanitarian law: the struggle to reduce the hazards of war. Oxford; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. 224 p.
  • Boersma, Tim. Energy security and natural gas markets in Europe: lessons from the EU and the United States. New York: Routledge, 2015. 195 p.
  • Cooley, Laurence. The European Union's approach to conflict resolution: transformation or regulation in the Western Balkans? London: Routledge, 2018. 241 p.
  • Cormac, Rory. Disrupt and deny: spies, special forces, and the secret pursuit of British foreign policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 394 p.
  • From knowing to doing: international perspectives on leading. Edited by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Watola and Allister MacIntyre.  Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2018. 304 p.
  • The handbook of European defence policies and armed forces. Edited by Hugo Meijer, Marco Wyss. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 960 p.
  • International relations and Asia's northern tier: Sino-Russia relations, North Korea, and Mongolia. Edited by Gilbert Rozman, Sergey Radchenko. Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 321 p.
  • Military strategy, joint operations, and airpower: an introduction. Edited by Ryan Burke, Michael Fowler, and Kevin McCaskey. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2018. 342 p.
  • Military strategy of small states: responding to external shocks of the 21st century. Edited by Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre & Jacob Westberg. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. 217 p.
  • The new autocracy: information, politics, and policy in Putin's Russia. Daniel Treisman, editor. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2018. 320 p.
  • Ostermann, Falk. Security, defense discourse and identity in NATO and Europe: how France changed foreign policy. London: Routledge, 2018. 217 p.
  • Raditio, Klaus Heinrich. Understanding China's behaviour in the South China Sea: a defensive realist perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 221 p.
  • Redefining the modern military: the intersection of profession and ethics. Editors, Nathan K. Finney & Tyrell O. Mayfield. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018. 246 p.
  • The Russian economic grip on Central and Eastern Europe. Edited by Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov and Martin Vladimirov. Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. 240 p.
  • The United Kingdom's defence after Brexit: Britain's alliances, coalitions, and partnerships. Edited by Rob Johnson, Janne Haaland Matlary. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 269 p.
  • Violakis, Petros. Europeanisation and the transformation of EU security policy: post-Cold War developments in the Common Security and Defence Policy. London: Routledge, 2018. 291 p.
  • Zabecki, David T. The generals' war: operational level command on the Western Front in 1918. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. 404 p.



  • Charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization: together with scholarly commentaries and essential historical documents. Edited by Ian Shapiro, Adam Tooze. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 359 p.
  • Del Monte, Louis A. Genius weapons: artificial intelligence, autonomous weaponry, and the future of warfare. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2018. 320 p.
  • Frear, Matthew. Belarus under Lukashenka: adaptive authoritarianism. London: Routledge, 2019. 194 p.
  • Geo-economics and power politics in the 21st century: the revival of economic statecraft. Edited by Mikael Wigell … [et al.]. London: Routledge, 2019. 239 p.
  • John-Hopkins, Michael. The rule of law in crisis and conflict grey zones: regulating the use of force in a global information environment. London: Routledge, 2017. 333 p.
  • Kavalerchik, Boris. The tanks of Operation Barbarossa: Soviet versus German armour on the Eastern Front. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2018. 280 p.
  • Leuven manual on the international law applicable to peace operations. Edited by Terry D. Gill … [et al.]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 403 p.
  • Mandel, Robert. Optimizing cyberdeterrence: a comprehensive strategy for preventing foreign cyberattacks. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 289 p.
  • Marshall, Tim. Prisoners of geography: ten maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics. London: Elliot and Thompson, 2016. 303 p.
  • Routledge handbook of security studies. Edited by Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Thierry Balzacq. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. 479 p.
  • The Routledge research companion to security outsourcing. Edited by Joakim Berndtsson and Christopher Kinsey. London: Routledge, 2016. 320 p.
  • Understanding cyber conflict: 14 analogies. Edited by George Perkovich, Ariel E. Levite. Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 297 p.
  • The use of force against Ukraine and international law: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, jus post bellum. Edited by Sergey Sayapin, Evhen Tsybulenko. The Hague: Asser Press, 2018. 454 p.


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