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NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2020

Deterrence in the 21st Century—Insights from Theory and Practice

Editors: Osinga, Frans, Sweijs, Tim (Eds.)

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  • Offers an exploration of emerging challenges for deterrence strategies
  • Presents studies on non-Western concepts of deterrence (e.g., China, Iran, Israel, Japan, Russia)
  • Demonstrates the application of deterrence concepts in new strategic contexts
  • Provides an assessment of impact of new technologies such as AI and cyber for deterrence theory
  • Includes the fifth wave deterrence theory 
  • Provides insights for theory and practice 
  • Offers an examination of cross-domain deterrence
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This open access volume surveys the state of the field to examine whether a fifth wave of deterrence theory is emerging. Bringing together insights from world-leading experts from three continents, the volume identifies the most pressing strategic challenges, frames theoretical concepts, and describes new strategies.
The use and utility of deterrence in today’s strategic environment is a topic of paramount concern to scholars, strategists and policymakers. Ours is a period of considerable strategic turbulence, which in recent years has featured a renewed emphasis on nuclear weapons used in defence postures across different theatres; a dramatic growth in the scale of military cyber capabilities and the frequency with which these are used; and rapid technological progress including the proliferation of long-range strike and unmanned systems. These military-strategic developments occur in a polarized international system, where cooperation between leading powers on arms control regimes is breaking down, states widely make use of hybrid conflict strategies, and the number of internationalized intrastate proxy conflicts has quintupled over the past two decades. Contemporary conflict actors exploit a wider gamut of coercive instruments, which they apply across a wider range of domains. The prevalence of multi-domain coercion across but also beyond traditional dimensions of armed conflict raises an important question: what does effective deterrence look like in the 21st century? Answering that question requires a re-appraisal of key theoretical concepts and dominant strategies of Western and non-Western actors in order to assess how they hold up in today’s world.
Air Commodore Professor Dr. Frans Osinga is the Chair of the War Studies Department of the Netherlands Defence Academy and the Special Chair in War Studies at the University Leiden. Dr. Tim Sweijs is the Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy in Breda.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Introduction—The Evolution of Deterrence Strategy and Research

    Pages 1-10

    Freedman, Lawrence

  • Understanding Deterrence

    Pages 13-28

    Mazarr, Michael J.

  • Deterrence Rediscovered: NATO and Russia

    Pages 29-45

    Rynning, Sten

  • The Continuing Relevance of Conventional Deterrence

    Pages 47-63

    Mueller, Karl

  • Nuclear Deterrence: A Guarantee for or Threat to Strategic Stability?

    Pages 65-86

    Arbatov, Alexey

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies 2020
Book Subtitle
Deterrence in the 21st Century—Insights from Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Frans Osinga
  • Tim Sweijs
Series Title
NL ARMS
Copyright
2021
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-6265-419-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6265-419-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-6265-418-1
Series ISSN
1387-8050
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 530
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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