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Concepts of non-provocative defence : ideas and practices in international security

Author: Geoffrey Wiseman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave in association with St. Antony's College, Oxford, 2002.
Series: St. Antony's series (Palgrave (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the viability of non-provocative defence - the controversial idea that defensive military policies and practices reduce the risk of wars and provide a viable basis for defending a society should war break out. Drawing on case studies from Europe, the 1990-91 Persian Gulf war, and Asia-Pacific, the author concludes that non-provocative defence concepts remain relevant and that they can help in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Wiseman
ISBN: 0333790251 9780333790250
OCLC Number: 47922764
Description: ix, 293 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: What is Non-Provocative Defence? --
Defensive Concepts and the Security Dilemma --
Antecedents of Non-Provocative Defence --
The Rise of Non-Provocative Defence --
The Development of Non-Provocative Defence Concepts in Western Europe in the 1980s --
New Defensive Thinking in the Soviet Union, 1986-89 --
The Decline of Non-Provocative Defence --
The End of the Cold War in Europe --
Collective Security and Defensive Concepts: The 1990-91 Gulf War --
Defensive Approaches in the Asia-Pacific --
The Future of Non-Provocative Defence --
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Non-Provocative Defence: Lessons for the Future.
Series Title: St. Antony's series (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Geoffrey Wiseman.
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