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33 Publications Found in 1996

Added December 01, 1996
Type: Book
The ASEAN Regional Forum: Asian Security without an American Umbrella
Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
U.S. Asian policy today is a curious blend of seemingly firm bilateral commitments and occasionally startling ambiguities. if the United States is to maintain regional stability in Asia, Colonel Larry Wortzel, the U.S. Army attaché in Beijing, argues, it must make multilateral dialogues like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum a major tenet of its Asian policy.
Added December 01, 1996
Type: Book
Asian Security to the Year 2000
Authored by Abraham Kim, Marc Jason Gilbert, Perry L. Wood, Paul H.B. Godwin, Dr. Robert J. Wirsing, Dr. William J. Taylor, Jr.. Edited by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
This compendium of papers from the conference examines the security policies being pursued by many of the key Asian actors--China, the Koreas, Pakistan, and the nations of Southeast Asia, particularly those in ASEAN. The contributors to this volume paint the picture of a dynamic and diverse Asia on the verge of the new century. Each author identifies the critical issues which frame both challenges
Added December 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
Force, Statecraft and German Unity: The Struggle to Adapt Institutions and Practices
Edited by Dr. Thomas-Durell Young.
Concerning Bonn's ongoing attempt to adapt institutions and practices, German policy making is clearly a manifestation of officials largely navigating in a little-known policy milieu. Realpolitik, let alone Machtpolitik (either as mere terms, let alone as concepts) are neither freely used in "polite" political discord in Germany, nor widely contemplated.
Added November 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
Managing Strains in the Coalition: What to Do About Saddam?
Authored by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
Iraq's September 1996 actions in the Kurdish north found such a seam in coalition objectives, or, to return to the original metaphor, shook one anchor of the U.S. policy tightrope. Dr. Stephen Pelletiere examines how the Kurdish crisis developed, why--most disturbingly--the key coalition members divided in response to U.S. actions, and what factors might guide future U.S. policy. He concludes that U.S. policy needs reanchoring if we are to achieve our paramount interests in this vital region.
Added October 01, 1996
Type: Book
Ethnic Conflict and European Security: Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future
Authored by Ms. Maria Alongi.
On October 23-25, 1995, coinciding with the Bosnia peace talks being held in Dayton, Ohio, Women in International Security (WIIS), an international, nonpartisan educational program; The Friedrich-Eberet Foundation; the U.S. Institute of Peace; and the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute sponsored a conference, "Ethnic Conflict and European Security: Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future."
Added October 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
Civil-Military Relations and the Not-Quite Wars of the Present and Future
Authored by Dr. Vincent Davis.
The University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute hosted a symposium surveying the area between the high end of humanitarian intervention and the low end of low-intensity conflict in the not-quite wars. Military intervention is nothing new in American history.
Added October 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
The Strategist and the Web Revisited: An Updated Guide to Internet Resources
Authored by LTC James Kievit, Dr. Steven Metz.
Every day of the "Information Age" makes more material available via the Internet. Yet simply "surfing the 'Net'," while perhaps enjoyable as recreation, is ill-suited for rapidly locating valid, salient information. This is particularly true for analysts or military professionals seeking to develop strategy, to research national security issues, or to provide policy advice.
Added September 01, 1996
Type: Book
What's with the Relationship between America's Army and China's PLA?
Authored by Colonel Jer Donald Get.
There are some who question the value of renewing military ties with the People's Republic of China (PRC) based on the limited gains accrued to the U.S. Army from the earlier relationship. In this essay, U.S. Army Colonel Jer Donald Get argues that this is a short-sighted attitude. Our Army and the PLA must take a measured approach, setting pragmatic objectives.
Added September 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
Managing a Changing Relationship: China's Japan Policy in the 1990s
Authored by Prof. Robert S. Ross.
Dr. Robert S. Ross argues that Japan's relationship with China is a key element in the evolving East Asian security structure. From Beijing's perspective, China's Japan policy rivals its relationship with the United States in relative strategic importance. Today Japanese and Chinese interests compete in many areas, requiring tolerance, patience and diplomatic sophistication.
Added September 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
Finnish Security and European Security Policy
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
In 1995 Finland joined the European Union (EU). This action culminated several years of a fundamental reorientation of Finnish security policy as Finland moved from the neutrality imposed on it by the Soviet Union to a policy with a priority on European integration through the European Union. Finland, in joining the EU, has retained its independent defense and security posture, even as it seeks to strengthen its standing abroad and gain added leverage, through the EU, for dealing with Russia.
Added August 01, 1996
Type: Book
Unification of the United States Armed Forces: Implementing the 1986 Department of Defense Reorganization Act
Authored by Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr..
The increased unification the Goldwater-Nichols Act was intended to bring to the Department of Defense was considered too extreme by some, but insufficient by others. Professor Douglas Lovelace assesses many of the act's major provisions.
Added July 01, 1996
Type: Book
China's Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World
Authored by Dr. Samuel S. Kim.
What the world sees in China, a modernizing, economically robust, and assertive regional hegemon and world power "want-to-be," is, Dr. Kim asserts, at least in part a facade. Although China has made remarkable economic progress in the past few years, those who trumpet its rise do not consider its massive internal contradictions involving social, political, demographic, and environmental problems.
Added July 01, 1996
Type: Book
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.
Added July 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
India's Security Environment: Towards the Year 2000
Authored by Dr. Raju G. C. Thomas.
In January 1996, the U.S. War College's Strategic Studies Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a conference on "Asian Security to the Year 2000." In his presentation to the conference, Dr. Raju Thomas examined India's defense perspectives and prospects.
Added June 01, 1996
Type: Book
Central Asia: A New Great Game?
Authored by LTC Dianne L. Smith.
In January 1996, the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a conference on "Asian Security to the Year 2000." One focus of the conferees was the growing relevance of events in Central Asia. Perhaps nowhere on the continent was the Cold War transformation in the security environment more dramatic than in Central Asia.
Added June 01, 1996
Type: Book
U.S. Participation in IFOR: A Marathon, not a Sprint
Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen.
This monograph examines the potential for creating suitable conditions for a lasting political settlement in Bosnia by December 1996, identifies possible outcomes of a U.S. withdrawal from IFOR, and assesses potential consequences for U.S. national objectives and interests within the Balkans, and beyond. The conclusions will not sit well with most in the United States.
Added June 01, 1996
Type: Book
Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire
Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa seeks stability, democracy, and economic development. Despite recent positive trends, it is clear that not all African countries will move in this direction; some will sink into greater violence and misery. In the central part of the continent, Zaire is the linchpin. Because of its great size and natural wealth, Zaire has the ability to serve as either the locomotive of development or an agent of destabilization.
Added May 01, 1996
Type: Book
China and the Revolution in Military Affairs
Authored by Dr. Bates Gill, LTC Lonnie Henley.
Dr. Bates Gill argued that there is more to participating in the RMA than securing or producing high-tech weaponry. Army Lieutenant Colonel Lonnie Henley argues that, over the next 20 years, China will deploy a dozen or so divisions possessing relatively advanced systems, but that overall, the PLA will remain about a generation behind the U.S. Army.
Added May 01, 1996
Type: Book
Russian Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Two Views
Authored by Major General (Retired) Anatoly Bolyatko, Peggy Falkenheim Meyer. Edited by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
In May 1995, the British Ministry of Defence, the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, the RAND Corporation, the Institute for National Security Studies of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and King's College, London, hosted a conference at King's College on "Russian Defense and Security Policy."
Added May 01, 1996
Type: Book
The Invitation to Struggle: Executive and Legislative Competition over the U.S. Military Presence on the Korean Peninsula
Authored by Dr. William E. Berry, Jr..
This monograph was presented originally at the International Workshop on the U.S.-ROK Alliance held in Seoul, Korea, in October 1995.
Added May 01, 1996
Type: Book
Yemen and Stability in the Persian Gulf: Confronting the Threat from Within
Authored by Dr. Stephen C. Pelletiere.
Yemen's fortunes sank. Soviet support vanished, and the United States saw little need to cultivate Sana'a, particularly in light of Yemen's actions preceding the Gulf War. This study argues that Yemen should not be abandoned. It is part of the vital Persian Gulf system, which the United States has pledged to uphold. That whole system could be destabilized by conflicts that currently simmer on Yemen's borders.
Added May 01, 1996
Type: Book
The Troubled Path to the Pentagon's Rules on Media Access to the Battlefield: Grenada to Today
Authored by Dr. Pascale Combelles-Siegel.
Ms. Pascale Combelles-Siegel examines the difficult road traveled by the press and the military since Operation URGENT FURY in 1983. She focuses on the development of the 1992 Joint Doctrine for Public Affairs as a practical tool for reducing tension and providing press access to the battle. Her analysis reflects the duality of the relationship and the efforts of both communities to find a modus vivendi.
Added April 01, 1996
Type: Book
Whither Haiti?
Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
Haiti is unlikely to make a successful transition to a secure, democratic, and economically modernizing nation unless it receives major support from foreign donors. Tactical success achieved so far could turn into strategic failure. Policy recommendations included.
Added April 01, 1996
Type: Book
China's Strategic View: The Role of the People's Liberation Army
Authored by Dr. June Teufel-Dreyer.
In April 1996, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was, "China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and . . . or Peer Competitor."
Added April 01, 1996
Type: Book
Shaping China's Future in World Affairs: The U.S. Role
In April 1996, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year's theme was, "China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and . . . or Peer Competitor."
Added April 01, 1996
Type: Book
Prague, NATO, and European Security
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
One of the most likely candidates for future membership in NATO is the Czech Republic. Inasmuch as the debate over this issue is engaging chancelleries all over the United States and Europe, it is necessary to understand how the prospective members view European security issues, what they hope to gain from membership, and how their interests and security relationships mesh with NATO's.
Added March 01, 1996
Type: Book
The Future of American Landpower: Strategic Challenges for the 21st Century Army
Authored by Dr. William T. Johnsen, Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II, Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Dr. Steven Metz, LTC James Kievit.
Armies historically have been criticized for preparing for the last war. Since the early 1980s, however, the U.S. Army has broken this pattern and created a force capable of winning the next war. But, in an era characterized by a volatile international security environment, accelerating technological advances (particularly in acquiring, processing, and disseminating information), the emergence of what some are calling a "revolution in military affairs," and forecasts of increasingly constrained fiscal resources, it seems ill-advised to plan only for the "next Army."
Added March 01, 1996
Type: Colloquium Report
Conference Report: International Workshop on the U.S.-ROK Alliance
Edited by Donald W. Boose, Jr..
The principal focus of the papers collected in this book is the Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. alliance, the effects of the alliance partners' interaction with North Korea, and the economic pressures that affect the alliance. Each of these papers reflects the enduring historical forces, geopolitical realities, and national interests that affect Northeast Asia, the Korean peninsula, and the ROK-U.S.
Added March 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
International Politics in Northeast Asia: The China-Japan-United States Strategic Triangle
Authored by Dr. Thomas L. Wilborn.
The United States has vital security and economic interests in Northeast Asia, one of the most dynamic regions of the world. This monograph focuses on the three bilateral relationships, those connecting China, Japan, and the United States to each other, which will dominate the future of the region.
Added February 01, 1996
Type: Book
World View: The 1996 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute
Edited by Dr. Earl H. Tilford, Jr..
The analysts at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) annually assess the strategic equation for their particular area of interest. This year they were asked to consider not only the next 12-18 months, but also to look 10 years ahead and to think about the future as it might affect both the nation and the Army.
Added February 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
Federal Budget Policy and Defense Strategy
Authored by Dr. Dennis S. Ippolito.
Underlying his message is an unsettling truth, that no matter how the current debate over balancing the budget turns out, future cases for the Army Budget are going to have to be made in an even more challenging spending environment as discretionary spending margins shrink.
Added February 01, 1996
Type: Monograph
The Strategist and the Web: Guide to Internet Resources
Authored by LTC James Kievit, Dr. Steven Metz.
Lieutenant Colonel James Kievit and Dr. Steven Metz begin the effort to construct guideposts for strategists to follow. They provide basic information explaining the most important features of the Internet, and a critical review of more than a hundred of the electronic sites most likely to be of interest to research analysts or military planners.
Added January 01, 1996
Type: Book
Armies and Democracy in the New Africa: Lessons from Nigeria and South Africa
Authored by Dr. Steven Metz, Dr. Kent Hughes Butts.
In October 1994, the Strategic Studies Institute sponsored a roundtable on democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa. Particular attention was paid to the role the U.S. military and Department of Defense played in democracy support. This study developed from a paper presented at the roundtable. Dr. Butts and Dr. Metz reject the notion that the political culture of African states allows or even encourages military intervention in politics.

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