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Thinking about Deterrence

Enduring Questions in a Time of Rising Powers, Rogue Regimes, and Terrorism

Adam Lowther
2013, 345 pages
ISBN: 978-1-58566-227-2
Cost: $30, AU Press Code: B-133



Description: With many scholars and analysts questioning the relevance of deterrence as a valid strategic concept, this volume moves beyond Cold War nuclear deterrence to show the many ways in which deterrence is applicable to contemporary security. It examines the possibility of applying deterrence theory and practice to space, to cyberspace, and against non-state actors. It also examines the role of nuclear deterrence in the twenty-first century and reaches surprising conclusions.


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