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.

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

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

Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy

Author: Timothy D. Hoyt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351558150
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: History

Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy re-examines military industrialization in the developing world, focusing on policy-making in producer states and the impact of security perceptions on such policy-making.Timothy D. Hoyt reassesses the role of regional state sub-systems in international relations, and recent historical studies of international technology and arms transfers. Looking at Israel, Iraq and India, the three most powerful regional powers in the Cold War era, he presesnts an expert analysis of the three-sided phenomena of the regional hegemony, the regional competitor and the small over-achiever.This new book breaks away from existing literature on military industries in the developing world, which has focused on their economic and development costs and benefits. These past studies have used primitive methodologies that focus on the production of complete weapons systems - a misleading gauge in a world of growing international defense cooperation. They have also ignored empirical evidence of the impact of local military industrial production on Cold War regional conflict, and of the defence planning and concerns that drove development of indigenous military industries in key regional powers. This new text delivers an incisive new perspective.

Chinese Military Modernization

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 089206496X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

Changing political relationships and a substantial increase in resources have prompted the Chinese leadership to accelerate the modernization of its armed forces. Observers, not least the United States, have wondered what objectives China's military buildup is meant to serve. The Chinese government's extreme secrecy about military budgets, force training, and weapon system procurement leaves considerable room for speculation. Perhaps naturally, China is believed to be preparing capacities for a possible conflict with Taiwan, which might or might not involve the United States. But other developments, like the modernization of strategic nuclear weapons and the acquisition of naval surface combatants, have raised the attention of analysts as to what role the Chinese armed forces will play in China's evolving security policy.This study provides an assessment of the current state of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). It addresses command structures, doctrine development, military spending, weapon system procurement, and the force structure of all four branches of the PLA. It does so by providing comparisons of current assessments of all aspects of PLA modernization and trend analyses that point out the developments in manpower, spending, and holdings of weapon systems, among others, over the past two decades. Thus, the volume seeks to lay a basis for a meaningful analysis of the role and trajectory of the Chinese military.

India s National Security

ISBN: 8125911774
Release Date: 2001
Genre: National security

This Volume Brings Together The Best Minds On Security Studies, International Relations, Economy, Science, Technology And Governance To Make An Assessment Of India`S National Security In The Year 2000.

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;;;;

Jane s Tank Recognition Guide

Author: Christopher F. Foss
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0007183267
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

The aim of this book is twofold : firstly, to act as a convenient handbook for the reader to identify quickly and accurately almost any modern armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) in service today ; secondly, to provide key information on the vehicle. Includes : light tanks and main battle tanks ; tracked APCs / weapons carriers ; 4 x 4 vehicles ; 6 x 6 vehicles ; 8 x 8 vehicles ; self-propelled guns.