Bitskrieg The New Challenge of Cyberwarfare JOHN ARQUILLA Naval Postgraduate School With a Foreword by Former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta “Brilliant and intensely relevant.” Stan McChrystal, General, US Army (Retired) “Written by a true visionary, Bitskrieg is a call to arms to face the changes reshaping our world and war itself.” P.W. Singer, author of Ghostfleet New technologies are changing how we protect our citizens and wage our wars. Among militaries, everything taken for granted about the ability to maneuver and fight is now undermined by vulnerability to “weapons of mass disruption”: cutting-edge computer worms, viruses, and invasive robot networks. At home, billions of household appliances and other “smart” items that form the Internet of Things risk being overtaken, then added to the ranks of massive, malicious “zombie” armies. In this new book, world-renowned cyber security expert John Arquilla looks unflinchingly at the challenges posed by cyberwarfare – which he argues have neither been met nor mastered. He offers fresh solutions for protecting against enemies that are often anonymous, unpredictable and capable of projecting force and influence vastly disproportionate to their size, strength or wealth. The changes called for require radical rethinking of military and security affairs, diplomacy, even the routines of our daily lives.
216 x 138mm | 216 pages | UK July 2021, US September 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4362-5 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4363-2 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
Information at War Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare PHILIP SEIB University of Southern California “Using exactly the right examples ranging from Homer to modern China’s 'Three Warfares', Professor Seib takes us on convincing and captivating analytic journey, proving again that he is today’s master at understanding how information shapes every part of our lives.” Ambassador Marc Grossman, Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. State Department A war’s outcome is determined by more than bullets and bombs. In our digital age, the proliferation of new media venues has magnified the importance of information – whether its content is true or purposely false – in battling an enemy and defending the public. In this book, Philip Seib, one of the world’s leading experts on media and war, offers a probing analysis of the role of information in warfare from the Second World War to the present day and beyond. He focuses on some of the thorniest issues on the contemporary agenda: When untruthful and inflammatory information poisons a nation’s political processes and weakens its social fabric, what kind of response is appropriate? How can media literacy help citizens defend themselves against information warfare? Should militaries place greater emphasis on crippling their adversaries with information rather than kinetic force? Well-written and wide-ranging, Information at War suggests answers to key questions with which governments, journalists, and the public must grapple during the years ahead. Information at war affects us all, and this book shows us how.
229 x 152mm | 224 pages | UK July 2021, US August 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4856-9 | £55.00 | $69.95 | €67.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4857-6 | £17.99 | $24.95 | €21.90 ebook available
The False Promise of Liberal Order Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump PATRICK PORTER University of Birmingham “The single best book on US foreign policy written from a non-interventionist perspective since Barry Posen’s Restraint.” Colin Dueck, George Mason University “Extraordinary... not only an incisive critique of the failures of modern U.S. foreign policy, but a much-needed dispelling of the central myth that 'foreign policy traditionalists' cling to.” The American Conservative “No one can speak of the ‘liberal international order’ again without grappling with Porter's cutting analysis and lyrical reflection — and, one hopes, heeding it.” Stephen Wertheim, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
216 x 138mm | 272 pages | UK April 2020, US June 2020 HB | 978-1-5095-3867-6 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3868-3 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
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