Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001 have amplified the world's attention toward political and policy issues of national, regional and global security. The focus of this volume is on examining the fundamental causes of, and defence policy responses to this new 'post-9/11' security environment.

Edited by Isaiah (Ike) Wilson III and James J. F. Forest of the US Military Academy, West Point, USA, this volume is international in scope, with pieces written by experts in the field, offering a collection of up-to-date and balanced insights on key contemporary issues of concern to defence policymakers. The book will be an invaluable reference tool for academics and students, researchers in international relations, policymakers, media professionals and government officials.

chapter 1|9 pages

Introduction to the Politics of Defence Policy

ByIsaiah Wilson, James J. F. Forest

part I|141 pages

International Dimensions

chapter 2|13 pages

The Changing Conception of Self-Defence

ByAidan Hehir

chapter 3|20 pages

The Origins of ‘New’ Security Constructions

Weapons Proliferation and the Preventive War Option
ByScott A. Silverstone

chapter 4|18 pages

Democracy by Force

ByAlexandre Lambert

chapter 5|12 pages

A Contested Threat

The Politics of Security Collaboration for Combating Terrorism
ByErica Chenoweth

chapter 6|12 pages

The United Nations and Peace-keeping

ByDonna Winslow

chapter 7|15 pages

NATO and Collective Security in Europe

ByRebecca J. Cruise

chapter 8|14 pages

Ensuring Effective Use of Private Forces

Domestic, International and Transnational Regulatory Options in the Face of Changing Warfare
ByOlivia Allison, Martha Clark Dunigan

chapter 9|20 pages

Nuclear Defence Policies in Political Retrospective

ByJulie Bentz

chapter 10|15 pages

The Use of New Media in the Modern Asymmetric Warfare Environment

ByPierre Pahlavi

part II|171 pages

Regional and Domestic Perspectives

chapter 11|11 pages

The Politics of Defence in Africa

ByBenedikt Franke

chapter 12|17 pages

Defence Policymaking in Strategic Asia

ByMercy Kuo, Michael Wills

chapter 13|12 pages

Post-Cold War Security and Defence in ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Europe

ByLuca Ratti, Jeremy W. Lamoreaux

chapter 14|18 pages

Latin American Defence Politics and Regional Security Co-operation

ByFernando M. Lujan, Richard J. Kilroy

chapter 16|14 pages

Australia, Britain, Canada, the US and the ABCA Relationship

ByAndrew Dorman, Joyce P. Kaufman, Craig Stone

chapter 18|9 pages

Defence Politics of the Korean Peninsula

ByJin H. Pak

chapter 19|9 pages

The People’s Republic of China

ByZhiqun Zhu

chapter 20|9 pages

Domestic Politics and Defence Policy in Taiwan

ByMichael S. Chase

chapter 21|15 pages

The Dynamics of Turkish Security

Domestic, Regional and Global Factors
ByCatherine Harrison, Gokhan Yucel

chapter 22|15 pages

Democracy in an Ongoing Conflict

The Politics of Defence in Israel
ByArie Perliger

chapter 23|16 pages

Alone Together

Russia and the US in the Post-Soviet Era
ByThomas Sherlock

part III|60 pages

US Dimensions

chapter 24|15 pages

US Defence Policymaking

A 21st-Century Perspective
ByFrank L. Jones

chapter 25|19 pages

Recanting the Ghosts of Vietnam

The Evolution of Modern US Land Warfare Doctrine
ByDave Dudas, Don Snider

chapter 26|9 pages

Defence Consolidation in the US

ByO. Shawn Cupp

chapter 27|15 pages

The Politics and Strategy of US Military Intervention in the Middle East

ByBradley L. Bowman

part IV|41 pages

The Future of Defence Politics and Policy

chapter 28|11 pages

Expanding Our Notions of Defence

ByVerónica Mara Ziliotto

chapter 29|7 pages

Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence Stability in Asia

ByStephen J. Cimbala

chapter 30|21 pages

Duelling Regimes

International Legal Constraints versus Humanist Intervention
ByIsaiah Wilson