War, Strategy and History

War, Strategy and History

Essays in Honour of Professor Robert O’Neill

Edited by: Daniel Marston, Tamara Leahy

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This is a collection of essays in honour of eminent Professor Robert O’Neill. Each chapter was written by prominent academics and practitioners who have had a professional connection with Professor O’Neill during his long and distinguished career. The overarching themes running throughout the book are war, strategy and history. All the essays are shaped by the role that Professor O’Neill has played over the last 50 years in the debates in Australia, Europe and the US. This book covers not only Professor O’Neill’s impressive career, but also the evolution of strategy in practice, and of strategic studies as an internationally recognised academic discipline.


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May 2016
ANU Press
Arts & Humanities: History; Social Sciences: Military & Defence Studies
Australia; Europe: United Kingdom; Middle East: Afghanistan, Iraq; North America; Southeast Asia: Vietnam; World

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  1. Exploring Political–Military Relations (PDF, 0.1MB)Gaines Post doi
  2. Vietnam: A Winnable War? (PDF, 0.1MB)Ashley Ekins doi
  3. The Vietnam Chapter (PDF, 0.1MB) – Tony White doi
  4. A Strategic Career (PDF, 0.1MB) – Desmond Ball doi
  5. Robert O’Neill and Australian Security Policy (PDF, 0.1MB) – Paul Dibb doi
  6. Robert O’Neill and the Australian Official War Histories: Policy and Diplomacy (PDF, 0.1MB) – Peter Edwards doi
  7. The Evolution of Australian Official War Histories (PDF, 0.1MB) – David Horner doi
  8. The Postwar Evolution of the Field of Strategic Studies: Robert O’Neill in Context (PDF, 0.1MB) – Catherine McArdle Kelleher doi
  9. Strategic Studies in Britain and the Cold War’s Last Decade (PDF, 0.2MB) – Lawrence Freedman doi
  10. The Uncomfortable Wars of the 1990s (PDF, 0.2MB) John Nagl and Octavian Manea doi
  11. A Mission Too Far? NATO and Afghanistan, 2001–2014 (PDF, 0.2MB) – Mats Berdal doi
  12. Theory and Practice, Art and Science in Warfare: An Etymological Note (PDF, 0.2MB) – Beatrice Heuser doi
  13. A Pivotal Moment for Global Nuclear Arms Control and Disarmament Policies: The Contribution of Robert O’Neill (PDF, 0.2MB) – Marianne Hanson doi
  14. Robert O’Neill’s Institutional Leadership: The End of the Cold War and the Re-emergence of a Global World Order (PDF, 0.2MB) – John Hillen doi
  15. Lessons for Iraq and Afghanistan (PDF, 0.1MB) – Carter Malkasian and Daniel Marston doi
  16. Robert O’Neill and the Birth of ASPI (PDF, 0.1MB) – Hugh White doi
  17. The Rumble of Think Tanks: National Security and Public Policy Contestability in Australia (PDF, 0.2MB) – Allan Gyngell doi
  18. Australian Thinking About Asia (PDF, 0.2MB) – Michael Wesley doi

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