Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the history of international relations in the last century, covering events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. They focus on the history of relations between states and on the broad ideological, economic and cultural forces that have influenced the evolution of international politics over the past one hundred years.
The third edition is thoroughly updated throughout to take account of the most recent research and global developments, and includes a new chapter on the international history of human rights and its advocacy organizations, including NGOs.
Additional new features include:
New material on the Arab Spring, including specific focus on Libya and Syria
Increased debate on the question of US decline and the rise of China.
A timeline to give increased context to those studying the topic for the first time.
A fully revised companion website including links to further resources and self-testing material can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/best
Antony Best is Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics. Jussi M. Hanhimäki is Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. Joseph A. Maiolo is Professor of International History at the Department of War Studies, Kings College London. Kirsten E. Schulze is Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics.
The volume comprises hard-to-find classics in the field as well as the latest scholarship. The aim is to provide students with a wide-ranging survey of the key issues in strategic studies, and to provide an introduction to the main ideas and themes in the field. The book contains six extensive sections, each of which is prefaced by a short introductory essay:
The Uses of Strategic Theory
Interpretation of the Classics
Instruments of War, Intelligence and Deception
Irregular Warfare and Small Wars
Future Warfare, Future Strategy
Overall, this volume strikes a balance between theoretical works, which seek to discover generalisations about the nature of modern strategy, and case studies, which attempt to ground the study of strategy in the realities of modern war.
This new edition will be essential reading for all students of strategic studies, security studies, military history and war studies, as well as for professional military college students.
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This book examines:
* relationships with key countries such as Italy and Russia
* the significance of interwar France to 20th Century European integration
* the historical context of the policies
* the setbacks and defeats of the period and how they should be evaluated