CCW has a dedicated Changing Character of War series with Oxford University Press in which more than 16 titles have been published.
Some 17 titles have now been published in the CCW series with Oxford University Press, including The Changing Character of War (2011). Books have been published by our CCW authors this academic year, including Robert Johnson The Great War and the Middle East and Sir John Kiszely’s highly topical Norway Campaign.
Programme staff and fellows have also published through other publishers, including Cambridge University Press, Hurst, Palgrave-Macmillan, Ashgate, and Helion. There are three recent Adelphi papers, published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies which embrace research conducted under the Programme’s auspices.
Books published and completed in Academic Year 2016-17
The Great War and the Middle East: A Strategic Study (Oxford University Press, 2016)
This volume, which commenced in 2012 and was published in 2016, is designed to highlight, on the anniversary of the Arab Revolt, the connection between strategy and operations for the British Empire, France and Ottoman Turkey, and the consequences of interaction, ‘friction’ and insurrection between 1914 and 1923. It was an archival-based research project, and one which made use of fresh Turkish materials alongside better known British and Commonwealth sources. The research has offered the opportunity to reflect not only on the First World War, but also more broadly on the drivers and consequences of conflict in the Middle East in the present. Critically it is about the making of strategy and its intervening challenges, from politics to the friction of tactical events.
True to Their Salt: Partnering Local Forces, 1750-2050
Following research that began in 2010, this book will be published in August 2017.
The CCW Publications Series with Oxford University Press (a selection relevant to strategic studies)
The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective
This volume is published with Cambridge, but it was based on essays developed by Professor Strachan while at CCW. It traces the misreading, misunderstanding and misapplication of strategy in recent conflicts, showing that the assumption that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan required ‘new’ approaches was inappropriate. He draws on historical analyses to highlight that greater discernment is required in what is new and what is not.
General Petraeus described it as ‘hugely thought-provoking’ and General Richards, the former CDS, thought it required reading for the understanding of contemporary strategy.
A Progressive Occupation?
The Gallieni-Lyautey Method and Colonial Pacification in Tonkin and Madagascar, 1885-1900
Michael P.M. Finch
15 August 2013
How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender
Holger Afflerbach, Hew Strachan
26 July 2012
The Afghan Way of War: Culture and Pragmatism: A Critical History
The Changing Character of War
Hew Strachan, Sibylle Scheipers
12 May 2011
Refugees in International Relations
Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher
04 November 2010
The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present
John Andreas Olsen, Martin van Creveld
04 November 2010
Jihad and Just War in the War on Terror
28 October 2010
The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945
Vaughan Lowe, Adam Roberts
15 April 2010
The Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas: A Critical Introduction
18 June 2009
Securing Civilization?: The EU, NATO and the OSCE in the Post-9/11 World
7 August 2008
Just and Unjust Warriors: The Moral and Legal Status of Soldiers
David Rodin, Henry Shue
17 July 2008
Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification
Henry Shue, David Rodin
01 November 2007
Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations
11 October 2007
On the Ethics of War and Terrorism
24 May 2007