Fighting Talk

Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy


Author: Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991319

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 795

Through forty maxims developed by the author, this book offers advice on how we can best cope with the perils that lurk for us in future strategic history.

The Practice of Strategy

From Alexander the Great to the Present


Author: John Andreas Olsen,Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199608636

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 1498

The Practice of Strategy focuses on grand strategy and military strategy as practiced over an extended period of time and under very different circumstances, from the campaigns of Alexander the Great to insurgencies and counter-insurgencies in present-day Afghanistan and Iraq. It presents strategy as it pertained not only to wars, campaigns, and battles, but also to times of peace that were over-shadowed by the threat of war. The book is intended to deepen understanding of the phenomena and logic of strategy by reconstructing the considerations and factors that shaped imperial and nation-state policies. Through historical case studies, the book sheds light on a fundamental question: is there a unity to all strategic experience? Adopting the working definition of strategy as 'the art of winning by purposely matching ends, ways and means,' these chapters deal with the intrinsic nature of war and strategy and the characteristics of a particular strategy in a given conflict. They show that a specific convergence of political objectives, operational schemes of manoeuvre, tactical moves and countermoves, technological innovations and limitations, geographic settings, transient emotions and more made each conflict studied unique. Yet, despite the extraordinary variety of the people, circumstances, and motives discussed in this book, there is a strong case for continuity in the application of strategy from the olden days to the present. Together, these chapters reveal that grand strategy and military strategy have elements of continuity and change, art and science. They further suggest that the element of continuity lies in the essential nature of strategy and war, while the element of change lies in the character of individual strategies and wars.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden


Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 4465

Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Internationale Sicherheit

Eine Einführung


Author: Sebastian Enskat,Carlo Masala

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658023708

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 2878

​Dieses Lehrbuch macht mit einigen grundlegenden Inhalten und konzeptionellen Überlegungen zum Themengebiet Internationale Sicherheit vertraut. Klassische Problemfelder wie Krieg und Frieden spielen dabei genauso eine Rolle wie neuere Ansätze in der Sicherheitsforschung. Das Buch leitet so zum eigenständigen, systematischen und politikwissenschaftlich fundierten Nachdenken über internationale Sicherheit an.


Rezeption und Transformation antiker Seeherrschaft


Author: Hans Kopp,Christian Wendt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311057182X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

View: 5479

So vielfältig die spätere Rezeption antiker Seeherrschaft auch war, ist sie bislang doch nicht Gegenstand einer umfassenden Untersuchung geworden. Es zeichnet die griechisch-römische Antike aus, dass sie nicht nur reale Anläufe zur Erringung von Seeherrschaft kannte, sondern auch ein Reservoir an Bildern, Narrativen und Semantiken maritimer Macht entwickelte, das in späteren Zeiten genutzt werden konnte, um Auseinandersetzungen mit zeitgenössischer Seeherrschaft zu entwickeln. Insbesondere am Beginn der Neuzeit, als die Wiederentdeckung antiken Wissens mit einer Maritimisierung von Politik und Lebenswelt zusammenfiel, kam es zu einer intensiven Rezeption der Ausdrucksformen antiker Seeherrschaft. Doch auch später war diese immer wieder das Objekt von Um- und Neuinterpretationen, die helfen sollten, die jeweils eigene Gegenwart und teils auch die Zukunft zu deuten. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele von bereits antiken Verarbeitungen bis zum modernen Science-Fiction-Roman wird in diesem Band ersichtlich, wie sich Konzepte und Bilder von Seeherrschaft immer wieder neu im Dialog mit der Antike entwickelten und wie Vorstellungen antiker Seeherrschaft so nicht nur rezipiert, sondern auch transformiert wurden.

Nuclear Weapons and Cooperative Security in the 21st Century

The New Disorder


Author: Stephen J. Cimbala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113520280X

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2633

This book looks at the prospects for international cooperation over nuclear weapons proliferation in the 21st century. Nuclear weapons served as stabilizing forces during the Cold War, or the First Nuclear Age, on account of their capability for destruction, the fear that this created among politicians and publics, and the domination of the nuclear world order by two superpowers: the United States and the Soviet Union. The end of the Cold War, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the potential for nuclear weapons acquisition among revisionist states, or even non-state actors including terrorists, creates the possibility of a 'wolves eat dogs' phenomenon in the present century. In the 21st century, three forces threaten to undo or weaken the long nuclear peace and fast-forward states into a new and more dangerous situation: the existence of large US and Russian nuclear weapons arsenals; the potential for new technologies, including missile defenses and long-range, precision conventional weapons, and a collapse or atrophy of the nuclear nonproliferation regime, and the opening of the door for nuclear weapons to spread among more than the currently acknowledged nuclear states. This book explains how these three 'weakening' forces interact with one another and with US and Russian policy-making in order to create an environment of large possibilities for cooperative security - but also of considerable danger. Instead, the choices made by military planners and policy-makers will create an early twenty-first century story privileging nuclear stability or chaos. The US and Russia can, and should, make incremental progress in arms control and nonproliferation. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation and arms control, strategic studies, international security and IR in general. Stephen J. Cimbala is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of numerous works in the fields of international security, defense studies, nuclear arms control and other topics. He has consulted for various US government agencies and defense contractors.

Brazil as a Rising Power

Intervention Norms and the Contestation of Global Order


Author: Kai Michael Kenkel,Philip Cunliffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131736760X

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 5481

This book examines the normative tensions inherent in upward mobility within the international system, focusing particularly on the clash between sovereign self-interest and the putatively universal norms associated with international interventions. It provides extensive detail and deep analysis of Brazil’s nature as a rising power, and that nature’s implications for how the country crafts its international profile on issues such as intervention. In addition, the book proposes innovative ways of (re)organising thematic, conceptual and empirical research on the normative behaviour of emergent powers with regard to institutions of global governance and questions of intervention. In analysing what distinguishes Brazil as a rising power, the contributors begin from the assumption that participation in intervention is an increasingly crucial element in demonstrating the capacity and responsibility for which demand accrues as a state seeks increased international profile. As such, the debates around intervention serve as an indicative locus for examining the clash of norms that accompanies emergence as a global player. The book’s approach is to organise the analysis around thematic rather than chronological or praxis-based lines, using the Brazilian case as an illustrative example capable of extrapolation to other emerging powers such as Turkey, India and others. This work draws together rich empirical detail with sophisticated and varied conceptual analysis and will be of interest to scholars of international relations, Latin-American politics and global governance.

Strategy and Politics


Author: Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134697996

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 3822

This book examines the subject of strategy and its relationship with politics. Despite the fact that strategy is always the product of political process, the relationship between the two concepts and their ancillary activities has scarcely been touched by scholars. This book corrects that serious deficiency, and explains the high relevance of political factors for matters of general defence. Each chapter aims to show how and why strategy and politics interact and how this interaction has had significant consequences historically. Neither strategy nor politics can make sense if considered alone. Strategy requires direction that can only be provided by political process, while politics cannot be implemented without strategy. In summary, this volume will explain: what strategy is (and is not) why strategy is essential what strategy does and how it does it how strategy is made and executed Written by a leading scholar and former practitioner, this book will be essential reading for all students of military strategy, strategic studies, security studies and war and conflict studies.

Clausewitz lesen!

eine Einführung


Author: Beatrice Heuser

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783486577433

Category: Strategy

Page: 269

View: 4042

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben


Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8466

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

33 Gesetze der Strategie



Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446436421

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 1382

In diesem Buch spannt Robert Greene einen weiten Bogen und stellt uns die Großmeister der Strategie vor, von Sunzi bis Churchill, von Hannibal über Friedrich den Großen bis Napoleon. Von ihren großen Erfolgen, aber auch von ihren Fehlern kann jeder lernen, denn strategisches Denken braucht man überall: in Wirtschaft und Politik, im Beruf wie im Privatleben. Die "33 Gesetze der Strategie" des Bestsellerautors Robert Greene erstmals auf Deutsch: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam.

National Security Dilemmas

Challenges & Opportunities


Author: Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976547

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 2786

A contemporary primer on the leading arguments about U.S. national security, National Security Dilemmas addresses the major challenges and opportunities that are live-issue areas for American policymakers and strategists today. Colin S. Gray provides an in-depth analysis of a policy and strategy for deterrence; the long-term U.S. bid to transform its armed forces' capabilities, with particular reference to strategic surprise, in the face of many great uncertainties; the difficulty of understanding and exploiting the challenge of revolutionary change in warfare; the problems posed by enemies who fight using irregular methods; and the awesome dilemmas for U.S. policy over the options to wage preventive and preemptive warfare. With forty years' experience as a strategist, within and outside of government, Gray uses a problem-solving motif throughout the book, suggesting solutions to the challenges he identifies. The book's master narrative is that the United States must take a more considered strategic approach to its security dilemmas. Too often, the country's leaders decide on a policy and then move to take action, all the while neglecting to devise a plan that would connect its political purposes to military means. While many of Gray's judgments here are critical of current ideas and behavior, he crafted them as helpful guides should planners adopt them when revising policies and approaches. Strategy is a practical matter; truly it is the zone wherein theory meets practice. This text can be used as an expert guide to the major national security challenges of today. It both explains the structure of these challenges and provides useful answers. With a foreword by Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper, USMC (Ret.), Bren Chair, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia.

Coercing Compliance

State-Initiated Brute Force in Today's World


Author: Robert Mandel

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804795355

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8391

Few global security issues stimulate more fervent passion than the application of brute force. Despite the fierce debate raging about it in government, society and the Academy, inadequate strategic understanding surrounds the issue, prompting the urgent need for —the first comprehensive systematic global analysis of 21st century state-initiated internal and external applications of brute force. Based on extensive case evidence, Robert Mandel assesses the short-term and long-term, the local and global, the military, political, economic, and social, and the state and human security impacts of brute force. He explicitly isolates the conditions under which brute force works best and worst by highlighting force initiator and force target attributes linked to brute force success and common but low-impact force legitimacy concerns. Mandel comes to two major overarching conclusions. First, that the modern global application of brute force shows a pattern of futility—but one that is more a function of states' misapplication of brute force than of the inherent deficiencies of this instrument itself. Second, that the realm for successful application of state-initiated brute force is shrinking: for while state-initiated brute force can serve as a transitional short-run local military solution, he says, it cannot by itself provide a long-run global strategic solution or serve as a cure for human security problems. Taking the evidence and his conclusions together, Mandel provides policy advice for managing brute force use in the modern world.

Unsere beste Waffe ist keine Waffe

Konfliktlösungen für das 21. Jahrhundert


Author: Shannon D. Beebe,Mary Kaldor

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518793802

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 1781

Am Ende der so genannten Kriege »gegen der Terror« entstanden in Irak und Afghanistan weder friedliche noch sichere Staaten, die Gewalt setzte sich in Form von Terroranschlägen und Gewaltexzessen fort – bis heute. Die Opfer der brutalen Übergriffe sind zumeist Zivilisten – Kinder, Frauen, Männer. Dieses Buch will die Spirale der Gewalt durchbrechen. Geschrieben wurde es von einem US-Offizier und einer Friedensforscherin, die sich Anfang des letzten Jahrzehnts bei der Arbeit an neuen Sicherheitskonzepten kennenlernten. Beide hatten schon in den 90er Jahren Erfahrungen in den Jugoslawienkriegen gesammelt und waren überzeugt davon, dass nur ein Dialog zwischen Militär und Friedensforschung für Sicherheit und Frieden im 21. Jahrhundert sorgen könne. Das Ergebnis ihres Dialogs ist dieses Buch. Seine Leitidee ist, dass der Einsatz herkömmlicher Streitkräfte die Kriege und Krisen des 21. Jahrhunderts nicht lösen kann, sie im Gegenteil nur verschärft. Beebes und Kaldors nachhaltiges Programm der Friedenssicherung und -schaffung – »Human Security« – setzt dabei nicht nur auf akute Befriedungen in Kriegsgebieten, sondern auch auf präventive Maßnahmen. Das Buch ist ein Aufschrei gegen die Gewalt und bietet konkrete Maßnahmen an für eine friedliche und sichere Welt im 21. Jahrhundert.



Author: Konfuzius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535100205


Page: 234

View: 7774

»Lernen und nicht denken ist nichtig. Denken und nicht lernen ist ermüdend.«... "Lunyu" heißt das bedeutende Werk über die Lehre des Konfuzius...

Von den Sternen geküsst


Author: Amy Plum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 373200094X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 343

Das Finale der romantischen Revenant-Trilogie um Vincent und Kate. Eine Fantasy-Liebesgeschichte in Paris, die zu Herzen geht! In Vincent hat Kate ihre große Liebe gefunden. Doch ihr gemeinsames Glück währt nicht lange. Denn Vincent ist kein Mensch, sondern ein Revenant. Immer wieder opfert er sein Leben, um andere Sterbliche zu retten. Nicht genug damit: Numa-Anführerin Violette hat seinen Körper vernichtet und Kates Hoffnung auf eine gemeinsame Zukunft zerstört. Ihr Freund ist nun eine wandernde Seele, er existiert nur noch als Geist. Eine winzige Chance, ihn wieder ins Leben zurückzuholen, scheint es zu geben. Doch Violette setzt alles daran, Vincent für sich zu gewinnen. Werden Kate und Vincent es schaffen, den bösen Mächten zu trotzen, und doch noch zueinander finden? "Von den Sternen geküsst" ist der letzte Band einer Trilogie. Die beiden Vorgängertitel lauten "Von der Nacht verzaubert" und "Vom Mondlicht berührt".

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen


Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518278604

Category: Economic history

Page: 393

View: 7746

Always Strategic

Jointly Essential Landpower


Author: Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Department of the Army

ISBN: 9781584876656

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 7854

American Landpower is a strategic instrument of state policy and needs to be considered as such. This monograph explores and explains the nature of Landpower, both in general terms and also with particular regard to the American case. The monograph argues that: (1) Landpower is unique in the character of the quality it brings to the American joint team for national security; (2) the U.S. has a permanent need for the human quality in Landpower that this element provides inherently; (3) Landpower is always and, indeed, necessarily strategic in its meaning and implications--it is a quintessentially strategic instrument of state policy and politics; (4) strategic Landpower is unavoidably and beneficially joint in its functioning, this simply is so much the contemporary character of American strategic Landpower that we should consider jointness integral to its permanent nature; and (5) strategic Landpower has an enduring position of dominance on the joint military team because conflict, war, and warfare have demonstrated all too convincingly over the course of 2,500 years that they do not register much of great relative significance with respect to change over time. In short, the strategic Landpower maintained today safely can be assumed to be necessary for security long into the future. No matter how familiar the concept of strategic Landpower is when identified and expressed thus, it is a physical and psychological reality that has persisted to strategic effect through all of the strategic history to which we have access. Other products pertaining to this topic include the following: The Future of American Landpower: Does Forward Presence Still Matter?: The Case of the Army in the Pacific can be found at this link: https: // Senior Conference 50, The Army We Need: The Role of Landpower in an Uncertain Strategic Environment, June 1-3, 2014 can be found at this link: https: // A Russian View on Landpower can be found at this link: https: //


die Logik von Krieg und Frieden


Author: Edward Luttwak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783934920125


Page: 355

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