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  1. Seminar Reading 33 items
    1. The Changing Nature of Warfare 5 items
      1. Future Land Warfare - Christopher Tuck 2016

        Chapter Recommended

      2. The Future of Warfare - Christopher Tuck 2016

        Chapter Recommended

      3. The Politics of New Years - Mary Kaldor 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      4. 'The "New Wars" Thesis Revisited - M. Berdal 2012

        Chapter Recommended

    2. Theorising Defence: The Sources of Military Change 4 items
      1. Competing Theoretical Frameworks - T. Dyson 2010

        Chapter Recommended

    3. US Defence Policy 3 items
    4. British Defence Policy 3 items
    5. German Defence Policy 3 items
    6. Chinese Defence Policy 4 items
    7. Russian Defence Policy 5 items
      1. Russian Foreign and Defence Policy - Feodor Lukyanov 2017

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Russia: Strategy, Policy and Administration - Irvin Studin 2018 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

    8. Organisational Learning in Defence: The Case of Counter-insurgency 3 items
    9. Mobilising Societies for War 3 items
  2. Article Critique 8 items
    Undertake a critique of one of the following articles:
    1. The "New Wars" Thesis Revisited - Mats Berdal 2012

      Chapter Recommended

  3. Weekly Reading 288 items
    1. Understanding Modern Warfare - David Jordan 2016

      Book Essential Due to the scope of topics covered there is no single textbook for the course. However, this book forms useful background reading and will be a helpful resource in understanding the military terminology and concepts you encounter on the course.

    2. Week 1 – The Changing Nature of Warfare: Supplementary Readings 32 items
      1. Contemporary Military Innovation: Between Anticipation and Adaption - Dima Adamsky, Kjell Inge Bjerga 2017

        Book Recommended

      2. Contemporary Military Innovation: Between Anticipation and Adaption - Dima Adamsky, Kjell Inge Bjerga 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Modern War and the Utility of Force: Challenges, Methods and Strategy - Jan Angstrom, Isabelle Duyvesteyn 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. The "New Wars" Thesis Revisited - Mats Berdal 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      5. The Fog of Peace and War Planning: Military and Strategic Planning Under Uncertainty - Talbot C. Imlay, Monica Duffy Toft 2006 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      6. Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War - Richard Ned Lebow 2010

        Book Recommended

      7. Toward Post-Heroic Warfare - Edward N. Luttwak 1995

        Article Recommended

      8. Introduction: Hybrid Warfare in History - Peter Mansoor 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      9. Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents From the Ancient World to the Present - Williamson Murray, Peter R. Mansoor 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      10. Limited Conventional War - John Stone 2011

        Chapter Recommended

      11. The 'Global War on Terror' - John Stone 2011

        Chapter Recommended

      12. On War - Carl von Clausewitz, Michael Howard, Peter Paret, Bernard Brodie 1976

        Book Recommended

    3. Week 2 – Theorising Defence: Supplementary Readings 31 items
      1. Overview - Barry Buzan, Charles Jones, Richard Little 1993

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism - Michael W. Doyle 1997

        Book Recommended Intro & Conclusion to part one

      3. The Realist Tradition - Jack Donnelly 2000

        Chapter Recommended

      4. The Realist Tradition - Jack Donnelly 2000

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Defence Transformation in Europe: Evolving Military Roles - Timothy Edmunds, Marjan Malesic 2005

        Book Recommended

      6. Defence Transformation in Europe: Evolving Military Roles - Timothy Edmunds, Marjan Malesic 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      7. Reserve Forces and the Transformation of British Military Organisation: Soldiers, Citizens and Society - Timothy Edmunds, Antonia Dawes, Paul Higate, K. Neil Jenkings 2016

        Article Recommended

      8. Is Anybody Still a Realist? - Jeffrey W. Legro, Andrew Moravcsik 1999

        Article Recommended

      9. The Chemical Weapons Taboo - Richard M. Price 2007

        Book Recommended

      10. Alliance Politics - Glenn H. Snyder 2007

        Book Recommended

      11. Neorealism, States, and the Modern Mass Army - João Resende-Santos 2007

        Book Recommended

      12. Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics - Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Steven E. Lobell 2016

        Book Recommended

      13. Theory of International Politics - Kenneth N. Waltz 1979

        Book Recommended

      14. Social Theory of International Politics - Alexander Wendt 1999

        Book Recommended

    4. Week 3 – US Defence Policy: Supplementary Readings 30 items
      1. U.S. Defence Policy 16 items
        1. U.S. Defence Policy in the Post-Cold War Era - Tom Dyson 2010

          Chapter Recommended

        2. American Soldiers In Iraq - Morten G. Ender 2009

          Book Recommended

        3. Space Warfare in the 21st Century: Arming the Heavens - Joan Johnson-Freese 2016

          Book Recommended

        4. Space Warfare in the 21st Century: Arming the Heavens - Joan Johnson-Freese 2017 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        5. The Future of US Warfare - Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Francis Grice 2018

          Book Recommended

        6. The Future of US Warfare - Scott N. Romaniuk, F. Grice 2017

          Book Recommended

        7. US Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy - Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge 2017

          Book Recommended

        8. The U.S. Military: A Basic Introduction - Judith Stiehm 2012

          Book Recommended

        9. The U.S. Military: A Basic Introduction - Judith Stiehm 2012

          Book Recommended

      2. Drones 14 items
        1. Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention - Mike Aaronson, Wali Aslam, Tom Dyson, Regina Rauxloh 2016

          Book Recommended

        2. Obama's Drone War - Trevor McCrisken 2013

          Article Recommended

        3. Air Power as Police Power - Mark Neocleous 2013

          Article Recommended

        4. Opposing Perspectives on the Drone Debate - Bradley Jay Strawser 2014

          Book Recommended

        5. Opposing Perspectives On the Drone Debate 2014 - Bradley Jay Strawser 2014

          Book Recommended

    5. Week 4 – British Defence Policy: Supplementary Readings 39 items
      1. Defence Under Thatcher - A. Dorman 2002

        Book Recommended

      2. Defence Under Thatcher - Andrew M. Dorman 2002 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      3. Strategic Culture in the United Kingdom - Paul Cornish 2013

        Chapter Recommended

      4. Britain and Defence 1945-2000: A Policy Re-Evaluation - Stuart Croft, Andrew M. Dorman, Wyn Rees, Matthew Uttley 2013 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      5. Europeanization of British Defence Policy - Robert Dover 2007

        Book Recommended

      6. Europeanization of British Defence Policy - Robert Dover 2007 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      7. The Defence Dilemma in Britain - Timothy Edmunds 2010

        Article Recommended

      8. Strategy as a Balancing Act - Hew Strachan 2008

        Article Recommended

      9. British Generals in Blair's Wars - J. B. A. Bailey, Richard Iron, Hew Strachan 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      10. Nuclear 8 items
    6. Week 5 – German Defence Policy: Supplementary Reading 21 items
      1. All the Way? The Evolution of German Military Power - Timo Noetzel, Benjamin Schreer 2008

        Article Recommended

      2. All the Way? the Evolution of German Military Power - Timo Noetzel, Benjamin Schreer 2008

        Article Recommended

      3. The German Approach to COIN: Theory and Practice - Philipp Muench 2012

        Chapter Recommended

      4. German Defence Politics - Ina Wiesner 2013

        Book Recommended

    7. Week 7 – Chinese Defence Policy: Supplementary Readings 32 items
      1. Will Asia's Past Be Its Future? - Amitav Acharya 2004

        Article Recommended

      2. America’s Pacific Century - Hillary Clinton 2011

        Webpage Recommended

      3. Point of Order: Is China More Westphalian Than the West? - G. John Ikenberry, Amitai Etzioni 2011

        Article Recommended

      4. China Now - Gideon Rose 2015

        Article Recommended

      5. Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy - Bates Gill 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      6. Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power - Thomas M. Kane 2014

        Book Recommended

      7. Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power - Thomas M. Kane 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War - John Wilson Lewis, Litai Xue 2006

        Book Recommended

      9. Parting the South China Sea - Mira Rapp-Hooper 2016

        Webpage Recommended

      10. China's Soft-Power Push - D. Shambaugh, 2015

        Article Recommended

    8. Week 8 – Russian Defence Policy: Supplementary Readings 36 items
      1. Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces Since 1991 - Mark Galeotti, Johnny Shumate 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. Is the Kremlin heading for the Cold War II? - Ofer Fridman 2015

        Article Recommended

      3. The Russian Armed Forces in Transition: Economic, Geopolitical and Institutional Uncertainties - Roger N. McDermott, Bertil Nygren, Carolina Vendil Pallin 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      4. Russia as a Great Power: Dimensions of Security Under Putin - Jakob Hedenskog 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      5. Russia and the United States After 9/11 - Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Stephen Welch 2005

        Article Recommended

      6. The New Politics of Russia: Interpreting Change - Andrew Monaghan 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      7. The Future of the American Pacifier - John J. Mearsheimer 2001

        Article Recommended

      8. The Russian Armed Forces in Transition: Economic, Geopolitical and Institutional Uncertainties - Roger N. McDermott, Bertil Nygren, Carolina Vendil Pallin 2012 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

    9. Week 9: Organisational Learning in Defence: Supplementary Reading 47 items
      1. The Army Brain - Alexander Alderson 2010

        Article Recommended

      2. The New Counter-Insurgency Era in Critical Perspective - Celeste Ward Gventer 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Military Adaptation in Afghanistan - Theo Farrell, Frans P. B. Osinga, James A. Russell 2013

        Book Recommended

      4. 'Transformation in Contact': Learning the Lessons of Modern War - Robert T. Foley, Stuart Griffin, Helen Mccartney 2011

        Article Recommended

      5. The Afghan Conundrum: Intervention, Statebuilding and Resistance - Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra 2016

        Book Recommended

      6. The Value of Doctrine - Claudia Harvey, Mark Wilkinson 2009

        Article Recommended

      7. Understanding Military Doctrine: A Multidisciplinary Approach - Harald Høiback 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      8. Understanding Counterinsurgency: Doctrine, Operations and Challenges - Thomas Rid, Thomas A. Keaney 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      9. The Human Terrain System - Jacob Kipp, Lester Grau, Karl Prinslow, Captain Don Smith 2007

        Document Recommended

      10. Lessons Unlearned - Patrick Little 2009

        Article Recommended

      11. The Comprehensive Approach Initiative: Future Options for NATO - Friis Arne Petersen, Hans Binnendijk 2007

        Document Recommended

    10. Week 10 - Mobilising Societies for War: Supplementary Reading 19 items
      1. Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion, and War: Winning Domestic Support for the Afghan War - Beatrice de Graaf, George Dimitriu, Jens Ringsmose 2016

        Book Recommended

      2. Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion, and War: Winning Domestic Support for the Afghan War - Beatrice de Graaf, George Dimitriu, Jens Ringsmose 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag - Carolyn Marvin, David W. Ingle 1999

        Book Recommended

      4. Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order - Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle 2013

        Book Recommended

      5. Strategic Narratives: Communication Power and the New World Order - Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle 2013 (electronic book)

        Book Recommended

      6. Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations - Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle 2017

        Book Recommended

      7. Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and International Relations - Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

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