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Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.)

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Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and currently a senior researcher with the Strategic Studies Institute and an adjunct professor at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Department of Distance Education. His last assignment was as a faculty member of the USAWC. He served in several assignments in East Asia and has published articles about the region. Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bouchat is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Southern California.

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SSI books and monographs by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.)

  • The Paracel Islands and U.S. Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea

    June 24, 2014

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
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    Learn how the Paracel Islands disputes act as a primer about the South China Sea conflicts and U.S., Vietnamese, and Chinese relations in the region. This analysis may help the reader better understand these disputes, and how the United States may address them.

  • Dangerous Ground: The Spratly Islands and U.S. Interests and Approaches

    December 27, 2013

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
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    The Spratly Islands disputes are the nexus of interests and clashes for U.S. partners and competitors that will draw in the United States as it involves itself more in Asia-Pacific issues. This analysis may help readers to better understand these disputes and how the United States may better address them.

  • The Causes of Instability in Nigeria and Implications for the United States

    August 19, 2013

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
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    The political economy problems of Nigeria, the root cause for ethnic, religious, political and economic strife, can be in part addressed indirectly through focused contributions by the U.S. military, especially if regionally aligned units are more thoroughly employed.

  • Nigerian Unity: In the Balance

    June 14, 2013

    Authored by Gerald McLoughlin, Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
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    The existence of Nigeria as a unified state is in jeopardy. To counter this, the United States should better support Nigeria through some practical steps and thereby significantly advance both countries’ interests.

  • Security and Stability in Africa: A Development Approach

    January 22, 2010

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
    The security and stability of Africa has recently become an important national issue. However, to be effective this growing interest must be rooted in the desire to overcome centuries of ignorance and misunderstanding about the conditions and people of Africa.

  • Security and Stability in Africa: A Development Approach

    January 01, 2010

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
    The security and stability of Africa has recently become an important national issue. However, to be effective this growing interest must be rooted in the desire to overcome centuries of ignorance and misunderstanding about the conditions and people of Africa.

  • An Introduction to Theater Strategy and Regional Security

    August 16, 2007

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.).
    Theater strategy and theater security cooperation (TSC) are two of the most important tools available in attaining national security. This paper explains what theater strategy is, its basis, how it is formulated, and how it is executed with emphasis on theater security cooperation.