The second edition of Jeremy Black's 'War in the New Century' has been completely revised in the light of recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jeremy Black's book prophetically explores the realities of war in a globalized world where growing prosperity can increase the likelihood of conflict and American power is likely to be increasingly challenged. In his five new chapters (see contents under) Black conducts his argument in terms of New World Disorder, specifically the failure of Western models of globalisation to engage support. There is extensive discussion of military structures in the West, as they are 'reconfigured' to take account of new political realities. Black considers that the USA is an 'eccentric' military power and developments in the USA should not be treated as a paradigm for those elsewhere. Instead, growing lawlessness across much of the world will be the main factor for consideration, specifically in the failure to maintain order/control in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
Table of Contents
1. Most Bloody War; 2. Separatists Struggles; 3. Civil Wars; 4. Wars on Terrorism; 5. Interventions by the Big Powers
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and the author of many books including 'Why Wars Happen', 'Warfare in the Eighteenth Century' and 'War in Early Modern Europe'.