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Chinese Perceptions of Traditional and Nontraditio... Cover Image
Added April 02, 2007
Chinese Perceptions of Traditional and Nontraditional Security Threats. Authored by Ms Susan L. Craig.
While “knowing your enemy” has long been a Chinese stratagem, cultural intelligence has only recently gained precedence in American military strategy. How does China perceive itself, the world and China’s place within it.
Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats... Cover Image
Added July 12, 2006
Taming the Next Set of Strategic Weapons Threats. Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
Long discounted by arms control critics, traditional nonproliferation efforts now are undergoing urgent review and reconsideration even by their supporters. Why? In large part, because the current crop of nonproliferation understandings are ill-suited to check the spread of emerging long-range missile, biological, and nuclear technologies.
American Grand Strategy After 9/11: An Assessment... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2005
American Grand Strategy After 9/11: An Assessment. Authored by Dr. Stephen D. Biddle.
Three years after 9-11, some of the most important choices for American grand strategy have yet to be made. Heretofore, the costs of pursuing ambitious but ill-defined goals have been high but tolerable; the Iraqi insurgency, however, is raising the costs to the point where choices must be made. The two natural alternatives, rollback and containment, each have strengths. But they also have real drawbacks--and the choice between them rests on some basic, and inherently subjective, value judgments.
Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2005
Street Gangs: The New Urban Insurgency. Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author identifies the political-strategic challenges of contemporary unconventional conflict. He focuses on the political complexity of the gang phenomenon, and the common linkage between third generation gangs and insurgents.
The Impact of Missile Threats on the Reliability o... Cover Image
Added January 01, 2005
The Impact of Missile Threats on the Reliability of U.S. Overseas Bases: A Framework for Analysis. Authored by Mr. Joel Wuthnow.
Despite changes in the global security environment stemming from the end of the Cold War, U.S. overseas bases remain vulnerable to ballistic and cruise missiles. This publication explains how technical, strategic and political factors will pose complex and discrete concerns, and makes a series of policy recommendations for how best to diminish the threat.
Shadows of Things Past and Images of the Future: L... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2004
Shadows of Things Past and Images of the Future: Lessons for the Insurgencies in Our Midst. Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author identifies the political-strategic challenges of modern unconventional conflicts, with a focus on the political complexity of insurgency. This report comes at a time when U.S. and other world political and military leaders have been struggling with the "new" political-psychological aspects of insurgency/terrorist war.
Security in the Americas: Neither Evolution nor De... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2004
Security in the Americas: Neither Evolution nor Devolution--Impasse. Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author identifies the strategic-political challenge of effective sovereignty and security, with a focus on nontraditional threats. If the United States and the other countries of the Western Hemisphere ignore what is happening in Latin America, the expansion of terrorism, "lawless areas," and general instability easily could destroy the democracy, free market economies, and prosperity.
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Post-Sovi... Cover Image
Added March 01, 2003
Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Post-Soviet States. Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and the effect that war with Iraq will have on the war on terrorism in the region.
Beyond Nunn-Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapon... Cover Image
Added April 01, 2002
Beyond Nunn-Lugar: Curbing the Next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia. Edited by Mr. Thomas Riisager, Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
Originally commissioned by the NPEC as part of a study on the future of U.S.-Russian nonproliferation cooperation. It is different from other studies of U.S.-Russian cooperation because it relies on competitive strategies, which detail how best to pit one's strengths against a competitor's weaknesses in a series of moves and countermoves. The goal is to devise strategies that force one's competitor to spend more time and resources shoring up his weaknesses than in taking offensive action.
Transnational Threats: Blending Law Enforcement an... Cover Image
Added November 01, 2000
Transnational Threats: Blending Law Enforcement and Military Strategies. Edited by Dr. Carolyn Pumphrey.
On February 2-3, 2000, the U.S. Army War College, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Duke University Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security co-sponsored a conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference examined transnational threats, including terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, cyber threats to the national infrastructure, and international organized crime.
Nuclear Threats from Small States... Cover Image
Added June 01, 1994
Nuclear Threats from Small States. Authored by Mr. Jerome H. Kahan.
Mr. Jerome Kahan examines the likelihood that one or more of these countries will use nuclear weapons before the year 2000 and finds the danger great enough for the United States to take seriously.