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European Adaptation to Expeditionary Warfare: Impl... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2002
European Adaptation to Expeditionary Warfare: Implications for the U.S. Army. Authored by Dr. Andrew M. Dorman.
The establishment of a European expeditionary force will be no easy matter, will require substantial investment, and will take years to complete. However, it is the right course for Europe to take. The European Union (EU) cannot manage emerging security issues using Cold War legacy forces because they are too ponderous to deploy. A lighter, more nimble expeditionary force is critical to EU policy.
The Bases of French Peace Operations Doctrine: Pro... Cover Image
Added September 01, 2002
The Bases of French Peace Operations Doctrine: Problematical Scope of France's Military Engagements within the U.N. or NATO Framework. Authored by Mr. Joseph Philippe Gregoire.
France believes that external threats to its vital and important interests spring more from potential instability on the periphery of Europe than from rival European powers. France has modified its military doctrine to reflect this strategic calculus, and France's conception of peace operations reflects this doctrinal change.
Pax NATO: The Opportunities of Enlargement... Cover Image
Added August 01, 2002
Pax NATO: The Opportunities of Enlargement. Authored by LTC Raymond A. Millen.
The process of NATO enlargement has served to harmonize Central and Eastern Europe with Western Europe in a remarkable manner. That achievement alone has made enlargement worthwhile. Beyond the next round of enlargement, the reorientation of NATO enlargement towards the Middle East and North African regions recognizes future threats. These regions may never receive the full security umbrella of NATO.
ESDP and Missile Defense: European Perspectives fo... Cover Image
Added December 01, 2001
ESDP and Missile Defense: European Perspectives for More Balanced Transatlantic Partnership. Authored by Mr. Martin Aguera.
As the United States responds to a changing global security environment, the U.S. pursuit of missile defense and Europe's construction of European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) have the potential to complicate U.S.-European security cooperation. However, rather than serving as wedges between the United States and Europe, both of these can help construct a better security relationship.
Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin... Cover Image
Added July 01, 2000
Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin. Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
What are the national security and national military goals of China s leaders? What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in pursuit of these goals? What is the likelihood that these goals will be attained?
The Economic Crisis and ASEAN States' Security... Cover Image
Added October 01, 1998
The Economic Crisis and ASEAN States' Security. Authored by Dr. Sheldon W. Simon.
Asia's financial crisis that began with the fall of Thailand's Baht in 1997 now embraces the entire world and has caused governments to fall in Asia and Russia. He also underscores the connection between healthy economies and governments on the one hand and between those features and a robust national and regional defense capability.
China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and... Cover Image
Added July 01, 1996
China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives. Authored by Dr. David Shambaugh, Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun.
Professor Shambaugh contends that those who succeed Deng Xiaoping, fearful of any further erosion of Communist Party hegemony and determined to return China to a purer form of neo-Maoist Marxism, will become even more conservative as China's economic and social problems intensify. Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun provides a tour d'horizon of nearly a half-century of Chinese defense policy.
French Policy Toward NATO: Enhanced Selectivity, V... Cover Image
Added September 01, 1994
French Policy Toward NATO: Enhanced Selectivity, Vice Rapprochement. Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen, Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
The authors of this report explain how French policy toward NATO has changed since 1992. Importantly, they discuss how these changes have been effected. However, certain key elements of French external policy have not changed. In effect, therefore, the authors argue that while France may wish to cooperate with NATO, this does not imply that there will be a more cooperative French attitude toward the Alliance.