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New Books in 2020

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  • 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. https://www.ester.ee/record=b5268815
  • 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. https://www.ester.ee/record=b5295654b
  • 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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