China s Military Power

Author: Roger Cliff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316352489
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Political Science

Once termed the 'world's largest military museum', the Chinese military has made enormous progress over the past twenty years. With skyrocketing military budgets and new technology, China's tanks, aircraft, destroyers, and missile capabilities are becoming comparable to those of the United States. If these trends continue, how powerful will the Chinese military be in the future? Will its capabilities soon rival or surpass those of the United States? The most comprehensive study of its kind, this book provides a detailed assessment of China's military capabilities in 2000 and 2010 with projections for 2020. It is the first of its kind in outlining a rigorous, theoretically and empirically grounded framework for assessing military capability based on not just weaponry but also doctrine, training, equipment, and organizational structure. This framework provides not only the most accurate assessment of China's military to date but an important new tool in the study of military history.

U S Conflicts in the 21st Century Afghanistan War Iraq War and the War on Terror 3 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440838798
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: History

This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them

Conflict in Southeastern Europe at the End of the Twentieth Century

Author: Thomas Emmert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317970163
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Political Science

The dissolution of Yugoslavia and the tragic wars that followed continue to engage scholars throughout the region and the world. Ever since the fall of Slobodan Miloševic, the Scholars’ Initiative, an international consortium of over 250 scholars, has endeavored to study the period 1986-2000 as critically and objectively as possible. It believes that ongoing research, discussion, and publication of its work will help bridge the chasm that separates serious historical scholarship from those interpretations that nationalist politicians and media in the former Yugoslavia have impressed on their populations. This collection of articles reflects new research by ten of the Initiative’s scholars and offers analysis of a wide spectrum of issues. It examines the roots of the violent collapse of Yugoslavia, considers the impact of the dissolution on minority groups, tackles some of the controversies concerning Kosovo, evaluates the most recent evidence in the controversy concerning responsibility for the deadly artillery attacks against civilians during the long siege of Sarajevo, assesses the performance of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in its trial of Miloševic, and examines the very sensitive process in Serbia of facing its violent past in the aftermath of the tragedy. This book was previously published as a special issue of Nationalities Papers.

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars The United States in the Persian Gulf Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts 5 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851099481
Release Date: 2010-10-08
Genre: History

This in-depth study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions. • Hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on wars, political events, religious and cultural issues, and diplomatic initiatives, as well as in-depth essays on background material, area and regional analyses, and biographical entries • An introduction by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret), former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command • A chronologically arranged final volume comprised of primary and contemporary documents with individual introductions • A detailed chronology of events • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • A bibliography of over 450 books that are the latest in the field

Asian security and China 2000 2010

Author: K. Santhanam
ISBN: 8175411678
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Political Science

The Recent Rise In China'S Economic, Technological And Military Fields And Its Changing Policy Formulations, Have Implications On How China Interacts With Other Countries. This Subject Has Attracted The Attention Of Several Asian And Nonasian Countries For Its Impact On Different Aspects Of Asian Security. ;;This Book Is A Collection Of 43 Articles From Wellknown Scholars And Officials From About 20 Countries, They Reflect On Major Aspects Of Asian Security, China'S Modernisation Efforts, And Its Interactions With Different Countries In Asia And Major Powers During 20002010. They Also Cover Nonmilitary Security Challenges During This Period. These Highquality Papers Would Be A Valuable Resource And A Ready Research Reckoner For China Scholars And Policy Makers Around The World.;;18Th Jan 2004;;;;


ISBN: MINN:30000010464471
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Armored vehicles, Military