2255. Tác giả chính: Kamal Matinuddin
Nhan đề: The nuclearization of South Asia / Kamal Matinuddin Số phân loại : 355.02170954 M110; Đặc điểm vật lý: xiv, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
*Tóm tắt : Tracing the nuclear and missile programs of India and Pakistan from their inception, this book places an important focus on their present state. It highlights security models, shedding light on the role of outside powers in promoting or retarding nuclear weapon status. It also discusses theories of nuclear deterrence and suggests that the likelihood of their failure is strongest in South Asia .
2256. Tác giả chính: Hilary Synnott
Nhan đề: The causes and consequences of South Asia’s nuclear tests / Hilary Synnott Số phân loại : 355.03 H641; Đặc điểm vật lý: 85Tr ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : Why did India and Pakistan carry out nuclear tests in 1998 and what are the consequences of their actions? This paper examines the complex domestic and international factors that persuaded each country to drop its long-standing nuclear ambiguity. It also unravels the repercussions of the tests, both for regional stability and for global non-proliferation regimes, and argues that the West needs a new approach if it is to deal with the nuclear dangers on the subcontinent .
2257. Nhan đề: Strategy in the contemporary world : an introduction to strategic studies / edited by John Baylis ... [et al.]
Số phân loại : 355.03 J427; Đặc điểm vật lý: xxiii, 392 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
*Tóm tắt : In this essential resource, the authors analyze recent conflicts from Afghanistan to the Iraq War, considering the ongoing debates on the lessons that can be learned from these wars. In addition, they examine the controversy surrounding the recent revolution in military affairs--a transformation that has been brought about in response to the phenomenal pace of innovation in electronics and computer systems .
2258. Tác giả chính: Jeannie Henderson
Nhan đề: Reassessing ASEAN / Jeannie Henderson Số phân loại : 355.03 J200; Đặc điểm vật lý: 85Tr : maps ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : With the accession of Cambodia in April 1999, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) finally achieved its founding vision: the incorporation of all ten South-east Asian states. However, ASEAN-10 faces an unprecedented series of challenges, stemming from the organization's rapid enlargement since 1995, economic crisis among key members, and political upheavals in Indonesia, its largest and most important member. ASEAN in 1999 is a pale imitation of the more confident organization which emerged from the end of the Cold War as one of the world's most successful experiments in regionalism. This paper asks whether ASEAN can remain relevant to the management of regional problems. .
2259. Tác giả chính: Bernice Lee
Nhan đề: The security implications of the new Taiwan / Bernice Lee Số phân loại : 355.03355 L201; Đặc điểm vật lý: 86 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : How can fresh conflict between China and Taiwan be avoided? This paper argues that unless the key players - Taiwan, China and the US - accept the existence of a new and increasingly democratic Taiwan, the conflict across the Taiwan Straits will remain one of the most contentious and dangerous in East Asia .
Nhan đề: Arming East Asia / Tim Huxley, Susan Willett Số phân loại : 355.03355 H522; Đặc điểm vật lý: 96 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Tác giả khác: Susan Willett
*Tóm tắt : During the 1990s, military spending, arms procurement and defence industrialisation have all increased rapidly in East Asia. Although these developments do not constitute an arms race, they nevertheless have important implications for suppliers of defence equipment, for arms control and for regional stability. This paper assesses trends in the defence spending of East Asian states, particularly in the light of the economic crisis, which began in mid-1997. It also focuses on three closely-related issues: the nature of the regional market for defence equipment; defence industrialisation; and the effect of trends in defence procurement and industrialisation on East Asian states' military capabilities, and on the regional military balance .
2261. Nhan đề: The Military Balance : 2000/2001 / International Institute for Strategic Studies Số phân loại : 355.2 M309; Đặc điểm vật lý: 320 p. ; 25 cm
*Tóm tắt : The Military Balance 2000/2001 is an indispensable reference work, providing data on the military strength, organization, equipment, and defence expenditure of the world's armed forces in some 170 countries. It also contains short analytical articles on topical military and strategic issues .
2262. Tác giả chính: Harry Sidebottom
Nhan đề: Ancient warfare : a very Short Introduction / Harry Sidebottom Số phân loại : 355.40901 H296; Đặc điểm vật lý: 165Tr : minh họa ; 18 cm
*Tóm tắt : Greek and Roman warfare was unlike that of any other culture before or since. The key difference is often held to be that the Greeks and Romans practiced a "Western Way of War," in which the aim is an open, decisive battle--won by courage instilled, in part, by discipline. Here, Harry Sidebottom looks at how this Western Way of War was constructed and maintained by the Greeks and Romans and why this concept is so prevalent today .
2263. Tác giả chính: Paul K. Davis
Nhan đề: Besieged : 100 great sieges from Jericho to Sarajevo / Paul K. Davis Số phân loại : 355.4403 D111; Đặc điểm vật lý: 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : Besieged covers the most important sieges from around the world throughout history--from Joshua's assault on Jericho in the fifteenth century B.C. to the Russian attack on the Chechen capital of Grozny at the end of the twentieth. Each entry provides the name and date of the siege, its exact location in terms of today's world, the number of forces engaged, when known, the names of the commanders on each side, and the overall importance of the siege in its historical context. Thoroughly examining the actions of both the attackers and the defenders, the book explores the motivations of both, and strategically surveys the technical and tactical innovations and conditions both inside besieged positions and in the besiegers' ranks. The entries detail the historical setting, the particular circumstances of the event itself, and the long-term results of the siege. These riveting accounts are enhanced by illustrations, over seventy maps, and references for further reading. A glossary and a comprehensive index complete the book .