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INRL 6101

STRATEGIC STUDIES: Theory and Practice

Dr. Michal Pawinski


Readings/Learning Resources


(Selected chapters or pages)

  1. Bartholomess Jr., Boone J. 2012. "Naval Theory for Soldiers." In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues. Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, ed. J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr., 309-323. Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute, 5th ed. Call number: UA23 .U146 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  2. Booth, Ken. 1976. Strategy and Ethnocentrism. New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.: 13-19, 32-40, 94-109, 135-170. Call number: U163 .B58 2014 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  3. Bousquet, Antoine. 2009. The Scientific Way of Warfare. Order and Chaos on the Battlefields of Modernity. New York: Columbia University Press. Call number: U39 .B68 2009 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  4. Butfoy, Andy. 2008. "Nuclear Strategy." In Contemporary Security and Strategy, ed. Craig A. Snyder, 136-152. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2nd ed. Call number: UA10.5 .C667 2008 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  5. Gray, Colin S. 1999. Modern Strategy. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 16-47 Call number: U162 .G694 1999 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  6. Heuser, Beatrice. 2010. The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 313-350. Call number:U162 .H48 2010 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  7. Kartchner, Kerry M. 2009. “Strategic Culture and WMD Decision Making.” In Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction, eds. Jeanne L. Johnson, Kerry M. Kartchner, and Jeffrey A. Larsen, 55-68. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  Call number: U162.6 .J63 2008 (Norman Girvan Library- General; AJL-General)

  8. Liff, Adam P. 2012. "Cyberwar: A New ‘Absolut Weapon’? The Proliferation of Cyberwarfare Capabilities and Interstate War." The Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 35 (3): 401-428. 

  9. Mahnken, Thomas G. 2011. Secrecy and Stratagem: Understanding Chinese Strategic Culture. Double Bay: The Lowy Institute for International Policy. Click here

  10. Platias, Athanassios G., and Constantinos Koliopoulos. 2010. Thucydides on Strategy. London: Hurst and Company: 14-21; 39-56; 63-72; 81-90. Call number: DF229.T6 P53 2010 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  11. Press, Daryl S. 2001. "The Myth of Air Power in the Persian Gulf War and the Future of Warfare." International Security, Vol. 26 (2): 5-44. Click here

  12. Sawyer, Ralph D.1993. The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China. Boulder: Westview Press: 147-186. Call number: U101 .W8413 1993 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  13. Schulte, Paul. 2012. "Morality and War." In The Oxford Handbook of War., eds. Julian Lindiley-French and Yves Boyer, 99-115. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Call number: U21.2 .O94 2012 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  14. Smith, Hugh. 2005. On Clausewitz: A Study of Military and Political Ideas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 73-124. Call number: U102.C6643 S63 2005 (Alma Jordan Library-General)

  15. Sondhaus, Lawrence. 2006. Strategic Culture and Ways of War. London: Routledge: 123-130. Call number:U22.3 .S66 2006 (Alma Jordan Library-General) (Norman Girvan Library-On Order)

  16. Stigler, Andrew L. 2002. “A Clear Victory for Air Power: NATO’s Empty Threat to Invade Kosovo.” International Security 27 (3): 124-157. Click here

  17. Thornton, Rod. 2007. Asymmetric Warfare. Malden: Polity Press: 1-24 Call number: U163 .T48 2007 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  18. Trinkunas, Harold. 2017. “Venezuela: Between Tradition and Ideology.” In Culture and National Security in the Americas, eds. Brian Fonseca and Eduardo A. Gamarra, 15-32. Lanham: Lexington Books. On order

  19. Yarger, Richard H. 2012. "Toward a Theory of Strategy: Art Lykke and the U.S. Army War College Strategy Model." In U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues. Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy, ed. J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr., 45-51. Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute, 5th ed. Click here


On Theory:

  1. Baylis, John, Wirtz, James J., and Gray, Colin S., eds. 2013. Strategy in the Contemporary World. An Introduction to Strategic Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th ed. Call number: U162 .S85252 2019 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  2. Bartholomess, J. Boone, Jr., ed. 2012. The U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Vol. I: Theory of War and Strategy. Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute, 5th ed. Call number: UA23 .U146 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  3. Mahnken, Thomas G., and Maiolo, Joseph A., eds. 2014. Strategic Studies: A Reader. London: Routledge, 2nd ed. Call number: U162 .S672 2014 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  4. Harry R. Yarger. 2006. Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy. Carlisle: The Strategic Studies Institute. Click here


On Theorists:

  1. Handel, Michael I. 2001. Masters of War: Classical Strategic Thought. London: Routledge. Call number: U27 .H36 2001 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  2. Paret, Peter (ed.) 1986. Makers of Modern Strategy: from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age. Princeton: Princeton University Press: 143-185. Call number: U162 .M25 1986 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  3. Von Clausewitz, Carl. 1993. On War. Eds. and trans. Michael Howard and Peter Paret. New York: Everyman’s Library. Call number: U102 .C65 1993 (Alma Jordan Library-General)

  4. Liddle Hart, Basil, H. 1991. Strategy. London: Faber & Faber, 2nd ed. On Order



  1. Osinga, Frans, P.B. 2007. Science, Strategy and War: The strategic theory of John Boyd. London: Routledge. Call number: U162 .O85 2007 (Alma Jordan Library-General)

  2. Thompson, Michael J. "Military Revolutions and Revolutions in Military Affairs: Accurate Descriptions of Change or Intellectual Constructs?" Strata 84: 82-108. Click here

  3. Hammes, Thomas X. 2006. The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century. St. Paul: Zenith Press: 207-223. Call number: U241 .H38 2004 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  4. Alberts, David S., John J. Garstka, Richard E. Hayes, David A. Signori. 2001. Understanding Information Age Warfare. Washington, D.C.: CCRP Publication Series. Click here

  5. Guha, Manabrata. 2011. Reimagining War in the 21st Century: From Clausewitz to Network Centric Warfare. London: Routledge. On Order


On Air Power:

  1. Gray, Colin S. 2012. Air Power for Strategic Effect. Alabama: Air University Press. Click here

  2. Meilinger, Phillip S., ed. 1997. The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory. Alabama: Air University Press. Click here

  3. Cordesman, Anthony S. 2001. The Lessons and Non-Lessons of the Air and Missile Campaign in Kosovo. Westport: Praeger Publishers. Click here; Call number: DR2087.5 .C67 2001 (NGL-General)

  4. Pape, Robert A. 1996. Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. On Order


On Naval Power:

  1. Mahan, Alfred. 1898. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Call number: D215 .M342 2003 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  2. Davis, Lance E. and Stanley L Engerman. 2006. Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History Since 1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Call number: V180 .D38 2006 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  3. Erickson, Andrew S., Lyle J. Goldstein, Carnes Lord, eds. 2009. China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. Call Number: DS739 .C419 2009 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  4. Black, Jeremy. 2009. Naval Power: A History of Warfare and the Sea from 1500 onwards. London: Red Globe Press. On Order


On Nuclear Power:

  1. Freedman, Lawrence. 2003. The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 3rd ed. Call number: U263 .F698 2003 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  2. Delpech, Theresa. 2012. Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century. Lessons from the Cold War for a New Era of Strategic Piracy. Santa Monica: RAND Corporation. Click here

  3. Herring Eric, ed. 2000. Preventing the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. London: Frank Cass. Call Number: JZ5665 .P74 2000 (Norman Girvan Library- General)

  4. Cirincione, Josepth. 2007. Bomb Scare. The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. New York: Columbia University Press. Call number: U264 .C57 2007 (Alma Jordan Library- General)

  5. Futter, Andrew. 2015. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons.  London: SAGE Publications Inc. Call number: JZ5665 .F877 2015 (Norman Girvan Library- General)


On Strategic Culture and Ways of War:

  1. Johnston, Alastair I. 1998. Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Call number: DS753 .J64 1995 (Norman Girvan Library-General) 

  2. Lantis, Jeffrey S. 2015. Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific. Oxon: Routledge. Click here

  3. Bloomfield Alan. 2012. "Time to Move On: Reconceptualizing Strategic Culture Debate." Contemporary Security Policy, Vol. 33 (3): 437-461. Click here

  4. Paranjpe, Shrikant. 2013. India's Strategic Culture: The Making of National Security Policy. New Delhi: Routledge. Call number: UA840 .P2835 2013 (Norman Girvan Library-General)


On Culture, Ethnocentrism and other intergroup processes:

  1. Bar-Tal, Daniel. 2011. Intergroup Conflicts and Their Resolution: A Social Psychological Perspective. New York: Psychology Press. On Order

  2. Coleman, Peter T., Morton Deutsch, and Eric C. Marcus (eds). 2016. The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice. San Francisco: Jessey-Bass, 3rd ed.: Part V: Culture and Conflict. Call Number: HM1126 .H35 2006 (Alma Jordan Library-Reserve)

  3. De Rivera, Joseph (ed). 2009. Handbook of Building Cultures of Peace. New York: Springer. ;   { Click to access this electronic book via the UWI at St. Augustine. }


On Asymmetric strategies:

  1. Arquilla, John. 2011. Insurgents, raiders, and bandits: how masters of irregular warfare have shaped our world. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee. Call number: U167.5.I8 A77 2011 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  2. Arreguin-Toft, Ivan. 2005. How the Weak Wins Wars: A Theory of Asymmetric Conflict. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Click here

  3. Olsen, John A., ed. 2002. Asymmetric Warfare. Oslo: The Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy. On Order

  4. Buffaloe, David L. 2006. "Defining Asymmetric Warfare." The Land Warfare Paper, No. 58: 1-34. Click here

  5. Murray, Williamson. 2012. Hybrid Warfare: Fighting Complex Opponents From The Ancient World To The Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. On Order


On Space and Cyber Warfare:

  1. Carr, Jeffrey. 2011. Inside Cyber Warfare: Mapping the Cyber Underworld. Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media, Inc., 2nd Ed. Click here

  2. Whyte, Christopher and Brian Mazanec. 2018. Understanding Cyber Warfare: Politics, Policy and Strategy. New York: Routledge. On Order

  3. Dolman, Everett C. 2005. Astropolitik. Classical Geopolitics in the Space Age. London: Frank Cass. Click here

  4. Moltz, James C. 2014. Crowded Orbits. Conflict and Cooperation in Space. New York: Colombia University Press. Click here

On Ethics:

  1. Allhof, Fritz, Nicholas G. Evens, and Adam Henschke (eds). 2013. Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War. New York: Routledge. Call number: U22 .R68 2013 (Norman Girvan Library-General)

  2. Nathanson, Stephen. 2010. Terrorism and the Ethics of War. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.Click here

  3. McMahan, Jeff. 2009. Killing in War. Oxford: Clarendon Press. On Order

  4. Himes, Kenneth R. 2016. Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. On Order

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