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Freedman, Lawrence

Works: 121 works in 602 publications in 3 languages and 18,006 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Military history  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS79.72, 956.70442
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lawrence Freedman
The evolution of nuclear strategy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

55 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Freedman's acclaimed study of military and political attempts to cope with the power of nuclear weapons has now been updated to take account of the period following the end of the Cold War
Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kennedy's Wars offers a dynamic and human portrait of Kennedy under pressure: a political leader shaped by the ideas of his time, conscious of his vulnerability to electoral defeat but also of his nation's vulnerability to nuclear war. Military and Kennedy enthusiasts will find its balanced consideration of the president's foreign policy and provocative "what if" scenarios invaluable keys to understanding his accomplishments, failures, and enduring legacy."--Jacket
The Gulf conflict, 1990-1991 : diplomacy and war in the new world order by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Gulf Conflict provides the most authoritative and comprehensive account to date of Iraq's occupation of Kuwait, its expulsion by a coalition of Western and Arab forces seven months later, and the aftermath of the war. Blending compelling narrative history with objective analysis, Lawrence Freedman and Efraim Karsh inquire into the fundamental issues underlying the dispute and probe the strategic calculations of all the participants. As seen by the authors, the conflict offers a remarkable "snapshot" of the international system at the start of the 1990s and an opportunity to explore the global impact of the breakup of the Soviet empire in Europe. Resisting the temptation to view the situation in the Gulf as a prizefight between George Bush and Saddam Hussein, Freedman and Karsh analyze the war in relation to more general problems of the conduct of diplomacy and the role of military force in the "New World Order." They have produced what promises to be the standard work on the Gulf conflict." "Why did Saddam Hussein invade Kuwait in the first place? Once he had done so, were there any viable alternatives to the war? How precise was the use of military power? And, finally, how has Saddam been able to remain in power? To answer these key questions, the authors have uncovered new material not used in previous accounts. They have gathered here evidence from all available sources: government and other official documents, newspaper files, academic studies, and personal interviews with policymakers from both sides. The unique value of The Gulf Conflict, however, lies in the novelty of its analysis. Throughout the book Freedman and Karsh address not only American but also European, Soviet, and Middle Eastern decisions in an effort to redress the "Washington bias" found elsewhere. Neither a celebration of the war nor an indictment of it, The Gulf Conflict is a comprehensive account that reveals the interaction of all the parties involved."--Jacket
Atlas of global strategy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Et populariseret værk om militær strategi. Indeholder kort, fotos og oversigter over det internationale samarbejde og konfliktområder.Bogen indeholder mange detaljerede oversigter over magtbalancen på det politiske, militære og økonomiske område; "Krigens" udvikling, oprettelsen af alliancer, nødvendigheden af UN, ASEA, mfl; atomvåbenkapløbet; ukonventionel krigsførelse og tilsidst spørgsmålet om nedrustning er løsningen
Signals of war : the Falklands conflict of 1982 by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the Camp David summit leading to the Israel-Egypt Treaty, the Iranian Islamic revolution, and the failed Soviet intervention in Afganistan all influenced America's strategic and policy choices and led to its current involvement in the MiddleEast
Strategy : a history by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives
War( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedman har samlet knap 100 artikler fra 2-7 s. af folk som Liddell Hart, Napoleon, Mao, Kennedy, Middlebrook, Janowitz, m.m.f. med udgangspunkt i krigserindringer til spørgsmål om krigsårsager, etik i forhold til væbnede konflikter i udviklingslandene, intervention, fredsinitiativer, strategi, ukonventionel krig, atom våben med meget mere
Superterrorism : policy responses( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attacks of 11 September 2001 on the United States, organised by the al-Qaeda network, were immediately described as a turning point in international history. This book examines the policy responses to superterrorism, suggesting that the world was not in fact turned upside down by the events of this day, but rather that some established trends and tendencies were picked up and reinforced while others were recast
Britain and the Falklands War by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the origins and resolution of the Falklands War, looking in particular at the political management of the crisis and the broad strategic factors which influenced its conduct. The wider political repercussions and implications for defence and diplomacy are also considered
The Cold War : a military history by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic history of the Cold War from 1945 through 1991, focusing on the dominant themes of strategic thinking and military planning among the major powers of the period, and examining significant conflicts and crises that changed the way in which the prospect of further war was approached by the U.S. and the Soviet Union
The Troubled alliance : Atlantic relations in the 1980s( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terrorism and international order( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe transformed : documents on the end of the Cold War( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolution in strategic affairs by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid developments in information technology and precision weaponry have led many analysts and practitioners to herald a "revolution in military affair" (RMA), making possible quick and decisive victories with minimal casualties and collateral damage. This paper argues that important changes are under way which may indeed be revolutionary in their impact. However, the issues that drive conflict will persist, and many of the technical advances associated with RMA will not necessarily produce a transformation in the nature of warfare. The end of the Cold War has meant that another revolution -- one in political affairs -- has taken place. In this new political setting, major powers appear less likely to go to war with one another than they are to intervene in conflicts involving weak states, militia groups, drug cartels, and terrorists. The precision-guided weapons and space-based infrastructure at the heart of the RMA may be less suited to conflicts such as these. If the cumulative effect of the changes outlined above is to produce a revolution, it is a revolution in strategic, as much as military, affairs
War, strategy, and international politics : essays in honour of Sir Michael Howard( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1993 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging book, written in honour of one of the most distinguished military historians and strategic thinkers of the post-1945 period, covers carefully selected topics of special interest in the related fields of military history and strategic studies. The common theme is the exploration of the relationships between strategic planning, the conduct of war, and high politics." "The contributors are all leading figures in their own fields. Their chapters offer a diverse array of insights into a unique combination of historical and contemporary strategic topics."--Jacket
Britain and nuclear weapons by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Englands holdning til kernevåben i forbindelse med købet af det strategiske missil Trident fra USA
The transformation of strategic affairs by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper examines the difficulty the US armed forces face in shifting their focus from preparing for regular wars, in which combat is separated from civil society, to irregular wars, in which combat is integrated with civil society. It argues that the political context of contemporary irregular wars requires that the purpose and practice of Western forces be governed by liberal values. This is also the case with regular wars, to the extent that they occur, but it is the integration with civil society that makes the application of liberal values so challenging. It argues that this challenge becomes easier to meet when military operations are understood to contribute to the development of a compelling narrative about the likely course and consequence of a conflict, in which these values are shown to be respected. However, while it is vital that the employment of armed force remains sensitive at all times to the underlying political context and to the role of narratives in shaping this context, a key test of success will always be the defeat of the opposing forces. The application of this test in regular war remains straightforward; this is not the case with irregular war, which can be of long duration and contain frequent shifts in tempo and focus. The 'war on terror' has highlighted these issues and the paper concludes with suggestions for a strategic response."--Jacket
Strategic coercion : concepts and cases( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three decades the analysis of strategic coercion has been dominated by two landmark books: Tom Schelling's Arms and Influence and Alex George's Strategic Diplomacy, both of which addressed the requirements of American foreign policy during the cold war. This book argues for a reappraisal of the role of strategic coercion - defined as the deliberate and purposive use of overt threats to influence another's strategic choices. It emphasizes the importance of drawing on the experiences of countries other than the United States, and of considering the new circumstances of the post cold war world.; An international team of scholars, led by Lawrence Freedman, Professor of War Studies at King's College, London, provides critical commentaries on the work of Schelling and George and a series of fascinating case studies. These cover most regions of the world, a variety of different actors - including terrorist groups - and different forms of coercion - including the use of economic sanctions
Scripting Middle East leaders : the impact of leadership perceptions on US and UK foreign policy by Lawrence Freedman( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both the US and the UK seemed caught off-guard by the uprisings in Libya and Egypt and policymakers had to deal with leaders that switched from being allies to ""pariahs."" This collection of essays, written by leading scholars, examines the evolution of British and American perceptions of ""adversaries"" in the Middle East since the Cold War. It traces the evolution of how leaders have been perceived, what determined such perceptions, and how they can change over time. It shows that in many cases the beliefs held by policymakers have influenced their policies and the way they adapted during c
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Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam
Alternative Names
Freedman, Lawrence 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence David 1948-

Freedman, Lawrence, Sir

Freedman, Lawrence Zelic 1948-

Lawrence Freedman britischer Politikwissenschaftler und Militärhistoriker

Lawrence Freedman Brits politicoloog

لورنس فريدمان، 1948-



English (346)

French (6)

German (1)

Kennedy's wars : Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and VietnamThe Gulf conflict, 1990-1991 : diplomacy and war in the new world orderSignals of war : the Falklands conflict of 1982A choice of enemies : America confronts the Middle EastWarSuperterrorism : policy responsesThe Cold War : a military historyEurope transformed : documents on the end of the Cold War