Colin Gray

Colin Gray

Editorial Advisory Panel

Professor Colin S. Gray is a strategist, author and professor of international relations and strategic studies at the University of Reading, where he is also the Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies. Professor Gray served five years in the Reagan Administration on the President’s General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, including studies of nuclear strategy, maritime strategy, space strategy, and Special Forces. Professor Gray is also a member of Infinity Journal’s Editorial Advisory Panel. He has written over 25 books, most recently including The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice (2010), War, Peace and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic History (2nd Edition, 2012), Airpower for Strategic Effect (2012), and Perspectives on Strategy (2013). He is currently writing Strategy and Defence Planning: Meeting the Challenge of Uncertainty (forthcoming, 2014).


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Strategy and Defence Planning: Meeting the Challenge of Uncertainty (Oxford: OUP, 2014)

Perspectives on Strategy, (Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2013)

The Strategy Bridge: Theory for Practice. (Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2010)

Fighting Talk: Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy, (Praeger; annotated edition, 2007)

War, Peace, and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic History,(Abingdon, UK:Routledge, 2007).

Strategy and History: Essays on Theory and Practice(Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2006).

Another Bloody Century: Future Warfare(London, England: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005)

The Sheriff: America's Defense of the New World Order(Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2004).

Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and Other Evidence of History(London:: Frank Cass, 2002).

Modern Strategy(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999)

The Second Nuclear Age(Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999)

Explorations in Strategy(Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996; 1998 – second edition published by Praeger)

The Navy in the Post-Cold War World: The Uses and Value of Strategic Sea Power(University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 1994).

Weapons Don't Make War: Policy, Strategy, and Technology(Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1993).

The Leverage of Sea Power: The Strategic Advantage of Navies in War(New York: The Free Press, 1992).

House of Cards: Why Arms Control Must Fail(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992).

War, Peace, and Victory: Strategy and Statecraft for the Next Century(New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990).

The Geopolitics of Super Power(Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1988)

Nuclear Strategy and National Style(Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986)

American Military Space Policy: Information Systems, Weapon Systems, and Arms Control (Cambridge, MA: Abt, 1983).

Strategic Studies and Public Policy: The American Experience, (Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1982)

Strategic Studies: A Critical Assessment, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982)

The MX ICBM and National Security (New York: Praeger, 1981)

The Soviet-American Arms Race, (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1976)



"Making Strategic Sense of Cyber Power: Why the Sky is Not Falling, Strateic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, April 2013.

"Clipping the Eagle’s Wings: Explaining Failure and Success in the Battle of Britain, 1940", Infinity Journal, IJ Special Edition, "Strategic Misfortunes", October 2012

"Categorical Confusion: The Strategic Implications of Recognizing Challenges Either as Irregular or Traditional," Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College, 24 February 2012.

"Strategy: Some Notes for a User's Guide", Infinity Journal, Volume 2, Issue No. 2, Spring 2012.

"Another Bloody Century?', Infinity Journal, Voume 1, Issue No. 4, Fall 2011

“Schools for Strategy: Teaching Strategy for 21st Century Conflict.” Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College. November 2009

“Canadian Defence Priorities: A Question of Relevance”, (Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1972), pp. xv, 293