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Gray, Colin S.

Works: 226 works in 831 publications in 6 languages and 22,629 library holdings
Genres: History  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: UA23, 327.730090511
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Most widely held works about Colin S Gray
Most widely held works by Colin S Gray
The sheriff : America's defense of the new world order by Colin S Gray( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, policy expert Colin S. Gray presents a clear and sophisticated argument that the United States is - and should continue to be - the world's guardian. The Sheriff: America's Defense of the New World Order sets forth a strategic analysis with nine basic themes as guides to where, when, and how America should be involved in international security affairs. Gray's constructive critique of recent trends in national security is comprehensive, rooting defense issues and prospective solutions in both U.S. national security policy and the emerging international security environment."--Jacket
War, peace, and victory : strategy and statecraft for the next century by Colin S Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geopolitics of super power by Colin S Gray( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geopolitics of the nuclear era : heartland, rimlands, and the technological revolution by Colin S Gray( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The MX ICBM and national security by Colin S Gray( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic studies and public policy : the American experience by Colin S Gray( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic studies as a field of civilian scholarship has developed along distinctive lines in the United States since World War II. The rapid proliferation and increasing sophistication of weapons technology have required constant revision of strategic theory, while the shifting political climate, both internationally and in the United States, has had an equally powerful impact. One of the field's leading theorists now examines the history and development of American strategic studies, the varied roles assumed by civilian strategists, and their relationship with those charged with developing an
House of cards : why arms control must fail by Colin S Gray( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If peace breaks out, can arms control be far behind?" According to Colin S. Gray, this sardonic motto describes events of the 1990s just as well as it did those of the 1920s. Gray offers a provocative history of twentieth-century attempts at arms limitation, as he challenges the fundamental assumptions of arms control theory. Arms control has never worked, he concludes, because it never can. Existing approaches to arms control appeal to common sense, but they are logically unsound and inherently impractical, Gray argues, because they fail to take political realities into account. He outlines their inadequacies in what he calls the Arms Control Paradox: the more motivated nations are to fight one another, the less interested they will be in supporting significant arms limitations. Under these conditions, arms control agreements must be, to echo a phrase of George Will's, either impossible or unimportant. Documenting the naval treaties of the 1920s and 1930s and the initiatives to limit strategic nuclear arms from 1969 to the present, Gray seeks to demonstrate that the fortunes of negotiated arms limitation have merely reflected the temperature of international relations, rather than influencing those relations. National security analysts, students and scholars of international relations, and others interested in arms control issues will want to read House of Cards and debate its conclusions
The leverage of sea power : the strategic advantage of navies in war by Colin S Gray( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennemgang af søkrafternes indflydelse og magtanvendelse fra gallajernes krigsførelse i Middelhavet til Den kolde krigs atomalder, set på baggrund af krigsførende flåders strategiske fortrin og fordel
Modern strategy by Colin S Gray( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Strategy explains the permanent nature, but ever changing character, of strategy in light of the whole strategic experience of the twentieth century. The book is a major contribution to the general theory of strategy; it makes sense of the strategic history of the twentieth century, and provides understanding of what that strategic history implies for the century to come. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive analysis of the different facets of modern strategy. The classic writings of Carl von Clausewitz are reconsidered for their continuing relevance, while possible successors are appraised. In addition to arguing that Clausewitz figured out what strategy was, and how it worked, the book probes deeply into strategy's political, ethical, and cultural dimension. The book explains how strategic behaviour in the twentieth century has expanded from the two-dimensional world of the land and the surface of the sea, to include the ocean depths, the air, space, and most recently the 'cyberspace' environments. It also offers details analyses both of nuclear matters and of the realm of irregular violence. This is the first comprehensive account of all aspects of modern strategy since the Cold War ended and will be essential reading for all students of modern strategy and security studies. --
Strategic studies : a critical assessment by Colin S Gray( Book )

15 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En kritisk definition på begrebet strategiske studier. I USA stod faget strategi svagt repræsenteret i universitetsverdenen, og forfatteren, som underviser i faget, svarer i bogen også på nogle kritiske indvendinger imod fagets berettigelse
The Soviet-American arms race by Colin S Gray( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapons don't make war : policy, strategy, and military technology by Colin S Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American military space policy : information systems, weapon systems, and arms control by Colin S Gray( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, peace and international relations : an introduction to strategic history by Colin S Gray( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Colin Gray's textbook explores the theory and practice of war and peace in modern historical context. War, Peace and International Relations serves as an excellent introduction to the international history of the past two hundred years, showing how those two centuries were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. This book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new material on colonial warfare, the American Revolution and technology and warfare. This textbook is an invaluable resource for upper-level students of strategic studies, security studies, war studies, international relations and international history"-
The second nuclear age by Colin S Gray( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gray's iconoclastic analysis, which includes a rigorous examination of the major policy and conceptual issues associated with WMD, criticizes traditional approaches to nonproliferation and assaults as fallacious both the aspiration to "abolish" or "marginalize" nuclear weapons and the idea that there is a "nuclear taboo" in universal operation. The Second Nuclear Age dares to specify the policy merit in nuclear weapons today."--Jacket
Fighting talk : forty maxims on war, peace, and strategy by Colin S Gray( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Gray presents an inventive treatise on the nature of strategy, war, and peace, organized around forty maxims. This collection of mini essays will forearm politicians, soldiers, and the attentive general public against manyprobably most fallacies that abound in contemporary debates about war, peace, and security
National security dilemmas : challenges & opportunities by Colin S Gray( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary primer on leading arguments about U.S. national security, National Security Dilemmas addresses 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 dilemmas for U.S. policy over options to wage preventive and preemptive warfare. Gray uses a problem-solving motif, suggesting solutions to the challenges he identifies. The book's 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, while neglecting to devise a plan that would connect its political purposes to military means. While many of Gray's judgments 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. This text can be used as an expert guide to major national security challenges of today--Publisher's description
Airpower for strategic effect by Colin S Gray( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Airpower for strategic effect is intended to contribute to the understanding of airpower -- what it is, what it does, why it does it, and what the consequences are. This is the plot: airpower generates strategic effect. Airpower's product is strategic effect on the course of strategic history. Everything about military airpower is instrumental to the purpose of securing strategic effect."--P. xv
After Iraq : the search for a sustainable national security strategy by Colin S Gray( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sustainable national security strategy is feasible only when directed by a sustainable national security policy. In the absence of policy guidance, strategy has to be meaningless. The only policy that meets both the mandates of American culture and the challenges of the outside world is one that seeks to promote the necessary mission of guarding and advancing world order. Dr. Colin Gray considers and rejects a policy that would encourage the emergence of a multipolar structure for global politics. He argues that multipolarity not only would fail to maintain order, it would also promote conflict among the inevitably rival great powers. In addition, he suggests that Americans culturally are not comfortable with balance of power politics and certainly would not choose to promote the return of such a system. The monograph identifies the various "pieces of the puzzle" most relevant to national security strategy; surfaces the leading assumptions held by American policymakers and strategists; considers alternative national security policies; and specifies the national security strategy. Dr. Gray concludes that America has much less choice over its policy and strategy than the public debate suggests. He warns that the country's dominant leadership role in global security certainly will be challenged before the century is old.--p. iii
Schools for strategy : teaching strategy for 21st century conflict by Colin S Gray( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All would-be strategists would benefit by some formal education. However, for education in strategy to be well-directed, it needs to rest upon sound assumptions concerning the eternal nature yet ever shifting character, meaning, and function of strategy, as well as the range of behaviors required for effective strategic performance. The author emphasizes the necessity for strategic education to help develop the strategic approach, the way of thinking that can solve or illuminate strategic problems. He advises that such education should not strive for a spurious relevance by presenting a military variant of current affairs. The author believes that the strategist will perform better in today's world if he has mastered and can employ strategy's general theory
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The sheriff : America's defense of the new world order
Alternative Names
Colin S. Gray Amerikaans politicoloog

Colin S. Gray britisch-US-amerikanischer Militärstratege

Gray, Colin 1943-

Gray, Colin S.

Gray, Colin Spencer.

Gray, Colin Spencer 1943-

Spencer Gray, Colin 1943-

كولن جراي، 1943-

کالین اس. گری

그레이, 콜린 S

グレイ, コリン

グレイ, コリン・S


War, peace, and victory : strategy and statecraft for the next centuryThe geopolitics of super powerThe MX ICBM and national securityThe leverage of sea power : the strategic advantage of navies in warModern strategyStrategic studies : a critical assessmentWar, peace and international relations : an introduction to strategic historyThe second nuclear age