The Evolution of Military Power in the West and Asia : Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

The Evolution of Military Power in the West and Asia : Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era

Description

This book investigates how states in both the West and Asia have responded to multi-dimensional security challenges since the end of the Cold War, focusing on military transformation.

Looking at a cross-section of different countries, this volume assesses how their armed forces have responded to a changing international security context. The book investigates two main themes. First, how the process of military `transformation'- in terms of technological advances and new ways of conducting warfare - has impacted on the militaries of various countries. These technologies are hugely expensive and the extent to which different states can afford them, and the ability of these states to utilise these technologies, differs greatly. Second, the volume investigates the social dimensions of military transformation. It reveals the expanding breadth of tasks that contemporary armed forces have been required to address. This includes the need for military forces to work with other actors, such as non-governmental agencies and humanitarian organisations, and the ability of armed forces to fight asymmetric opponents and conduct post-conflict reconstruction tasks. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan exemplified how important the relationship between technological and social transformation has become.

This book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, military innovation, Asian politics, security studies and International Relations.


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Details

Author(s)
Pauline Eadie, Wyn Rees
Format
Hardback | 220 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 17.78mm | 476g
Publication date
05 Oct 2015
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
ISBN10
1138886238
ISBN13
9781138886230
Bestsellers rank
2,520,508