Chapter 1 Introduction.
The Question of Pre-emption: Real Need or Dangerous Fantasy?.
Defining the West: Delineating the West.
Defining the West: Defending the West.
Chapter 2 Theory.
Realism and the Rest.
Chapter 3 Order.
The Post-Cold War Sovereignty Revolution.
Stratified Stability: From Disorder to Order.
Layering Stability: the Evolution of the Sovereign State System.
Stratifying Stability: Borders and Beyond.
Chapter 4 Threats.
Chapter 5 Alliance.
The Evolutionary Alliance.
The Alliance Transformed.
The European Dimension: Invention, Illusion and the Indispensable.
The Euroatlantic Order.
US Leadership, European Capability and Responsible Action.
Chapter 6 Partnership.
Productive Partnership and Constructive Engagement.
Partnership, Engagement and Stability.
Strategic Flexibility:Operational and Political.
Chapter 7 Pre-Emption.
Iraq 2003: the Basis for Action and the Shadow of Pre-Emption.
New Bearings in Self-Defence for the Twenty-First Century: the Need for Pre-Emption.
Intelligence, Legitimacy and the Boundaries of the Self-Defence Revolution.
-- Philip Bobbitt, A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law
'A provocative case for extending the concept of self-defence in international relations to include pre-emptive armed action. Based on a reasoned argument about the changed global security situation, it deserves attention even those who are sceptical of Western military action.'
-- Martin Shaw, University of Sussex