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Edited by John Baylis, Formerly Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Wales, Swansea, James J. Wirtz, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and Colin S. Gray, Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading
John Baylis is Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations and a former Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University. Prior to that he had been Professor of International Politics and Dean of Social Sciences at Aberystwyth University. He has published more than twenty books and over a
hundred chapters and articles. His books include Anglo-American Defence Relations 1939-1984 (Macmillan, 1984), Anglo-American Relations since 1939: The Enduring Alliance (Manchester University Press, 1997), Alternative Nuclear Futures: The Role of Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War World, with Robert O'Neill (OUP, 2000); The Makers of Nuclear Strategy, with John Garnett (Pinter,1991). The Globalization of World Politics, with Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (5th Edition, OUP, 2010); and An Introduction to Global Politics, with Steven Lamy, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (OUP, 2010). He has a BA, MSc (Econ), PhD and D.Litt., from Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities.
James J. Wirtz is the Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He is the co-editor of Over The Horizon Proliferation Threats (Stanford University Press, 2012).
Colin S. Gray is Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading. He worked for many years in the United States as well as in Britain, and has long been an adviser to the US and British Governments. The subjects of his professional concerns and writings span most of the domain of strategy. His books include Modern Strategy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999); Another Bloody Century: Future Warfare (London: Phoenix, 2006); The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010); (with John Andreas Olsen) eds., The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011); and War, Peace, and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic History, 2nd edn
(Abingdon: Routledge, 2011). His next book will be Airpower for Strategic Effect (London: C. Hurst; New York, Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2012).
John Baylis & James J. Wirtz: Introduction
Part I: Enduring Issues of Strategy
1: John Garnett: The Causes of War and the Conditions of Peace
2: Michael Sheehan: The Evolution of Modern Warfare
3: Thomas G. Mahnken: Strategic Theory
4: Jeffrey S. Lantis and Darryl A. Howlett: Strategic Culture
5: Justin Morris: Law, Politics, and the Use of Force
6: Daniel Moran: Geography and Strategy
7: Eliot Cohen: Technology and Warfare
8: Roger George: Intelligence and Strategy
Part II: Contemporary Problems
9: James D. Kiras: Irregular Warfare: Terrorism and Insurgency
10: C. Dale Walton: The Second Nuclear Age: Nuclear Weapons in the Twenty-First Century
11: John Baylis: The Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
12: John Ferris: Conventional Power and Contemporary Warfare
13: Stephen Biddle: Iraq, Afganistan and American Military Transformation
14: Jacob N. Shapiro & Rudolph P. Darken: Homeland Security: A New Strategic Paradigm?
15: Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Theo Farrell: Humanitarian Intervention and Peace Operations
16: John Sheldon: The Rise of Cyberpower
Part III: The Future of Strategy
17: James J. Wirtz: A New Agenda for Security and Strategy?
18: Columba Peoples: Strategic Studies and its Critics
19: Colin S. Gray and Jeannie Johnson: The Practice of Strategy
20: Lawrence Freedman: Does Strategic Studies have a Future?