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83 Publications Found in 2007

Added December 28, 2007
Type: Monograph
Jordanian National Security and the Future of Middle East Stability
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
The United States and Jordan have maintained a valuable mutually-supportive relationship for decades as a result of shared interests in a moderate, prosperous, and stable Middle East. In this monograph, the author highlights Jordan’s ongoing value as a U.S. ally and considers ways that the U.S.-Jordanian alliance might be used to contain and minimize problems of concern to both countries.
Added December 27, 2007
Type: Book
Sustaining the Peace After Civil War
Authored by Dr. T. David Mason.
Since the end of World War II, there have been four times as many civil wars as interstate wars. The introduction of peacekeeping forces, investment in economic development and reconstruction, and the establishment of democratic political institutions tailored to the configuration of ethnic and religious cleavages in the society also affect the durability of peace after civil war. In applying these propositions in an analysis of the civil war in Iraq, what can be done to bring the Iraq conflict to an earlier, less destructive, and more stable conclusion?
Added December 27, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Overcoming the Obstacles to Establishing a Democratic State in Afghanistan
Authored by Colonel Dennis O. Young.
The author outlines potential solutions to the problematic and challenging situation in Afghanistan today. The difficulties facing U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan are endemic and will require a long-term commitment of time, money, and resources to overcome these obstacles in order to stabilize and democratize this nation.
Added December 05, 2007
Type: Monograph
Force and Restraint in Strategic Deterrence: A Game-Theorist's Perspective
Authored by Dr. Roger B. Myerson.
This monograph is a short nontechnical introduction to the use of game theory in the study of international relations, focusing is on the problem of deterrence against potential adversaries and aggressors. The author uses game models to provide a simple context where we can see more clearly the essential logic of strategic deterrence.
Added December 05, 2007
Type: Monograph
Russian Security Strategy under Putin: U.S. and Russian Perspectives
Authored by Dr. R. Craig Nation, Mr. Dmitri Trenin.
The theme of the Strategic Studies Institute’s annual strategy conference for 2007 was global security challenges to the United States and proceeded on a region by region basis. These papers were delivered during the session devoted to security challenges issuing from what is now called Eurasia, i.e., to a large degree the former Soviet Union.
Added December 05, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Is it Time to Mandate Volunteerism?
Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the December 2007 newsletter.
Added November 29, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The Global War on Terrorism: A Religious War?
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Laurence A. Dobrot.
After 5 years of national effort that has included the loss of over 3,000 service members in combat operations, many question whether the U.S. strategy is working, and whether the United States understands how to combat an enemy motivated by a radical revolutionary religious ideology.
Added November 23, 2007
Type: Monograph
East Asian Security: Two Views
Authored by Dr. Gilbert Rozman, Dr. Chu Shulong.
The February 13, 2007 Joint Agreement accelerates multilateralism to which all states of Northeast Asia must adjust. The United States needs a regional strategy to prepare for the high stakes in the end game of the nuclear crisis.
Added November 21, 2007
Type: Monograph
AFRICOM's Dilemma: The "Global War on Terrorism" "Capacity Building," Humanitarianism, and the Future of U.S. Security Policy in Africa
Authored by Robert G. Berschinski.
Africa is quickly emerging as a region of strategic importance. United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is charged with strengthening stability and security on the continent. The author argues that recent U.S. military operations in Africa have not bolstered U.S. interests, and should be reevaluated as AFRICOM reaches full operating capability.
Added November 20, 2007
Type: Monograph
Regional Threats and Security Strategy: The Troubling Case of Today's Middle East
Authored by James A. Russell.
The United States confronts an altered distribution of regional power in the aftermath of its invasion of Iraq. That distribution of power features new internal political dynamics that are shaping the ways that states are responding to the security environment. The United States needs to come to grips with these emerging dynamics if it is to successfully continue in its role of guarantor of regional security and stability.
Added November 16, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Security Cooperation; A Key to the Challenges of the 21st Century
Authored by Colonel Gregory J. Dyekman.
The author examines the role of security cooperation and the challenges the U.S. must overcome to be effective. If adequately funded and properly executed, security cooperation may prove to be a decisive strategy for dealing with the complex 21st century security environment.
Added November 14, 2007
Type: Colloquium Brief
The Evolution of U.S.-Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
The Conference’s opening address, entitled, “Turkey’s Future Course: a European Perspective,” was presented by a German legislator with a special interest in European-Turkish relations. The speaker stated that the future of Turkey is both an external and internal issue for Europe. She asserted that the future of Europe depends on the integration of Turkey into Europe and expressed concern that Turkey was not invited to the March 2007 “Fifty Years of Europe” celebration commemorating the moves toward European unity following the Treaties of Rome. This snub sent the wrong message to the Turks.
Added November 13, 2007
Type: Colloquium Brief
The “People” in the PLA: Recruitment, Training, and Education in China's 80-Year-Old Military
Authored by Justin B Liang, Sarah K Snyder.
On September 28, 2007, more than 60 leading experts on China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) convened at Carlisle Barracks, PA. The 2007 PLA Conference, conducted by The National Bureau of Asian Research and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, sought to investigate the 80-year-old military’s human infrastructure, identifying trends in PLA recruitment, education and training, demographics, and historical perspectives.
Added November 13, 2007
Type: Monograph
On the Uses of Cultural Knowledge
Authored by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager.
Culture has become something of a buzz word among America’s national security leaders. Faced with an brutal civil war and insurgency in Iraq , the many complex political and social issues confronted by U.S. military commanders on the ground have given rise to a new awareness that a cultural understanding of an adversary society is imperative if counterinsurgency is to succeed.
Added November 06, 2007
Type: Letort Papers
Transformation Under Fire: A Historical Case Study with Modern Parallels
Authored by Major Raymond A. Kimball.
The author argues that Soviet military transformation efforts during the Russian Civil War fell prey to “temporary” compromises and a misidentification of their enemy. He sees similar and ominous trends at work in current American Transformation efforts.
Added November 06, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Working and Playing Well with Others: A Strategy-Policy Mismatch in Export Controls
Authored by LTC Charles H. Wilson.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the November 2007 newsletter.
Added November 05, 2007
Type: Monograph
The Eastern Dimension of America's New European Allies
Authored by Mr. Janusz Bugajski.
Without a realistic prospect for NATO and EU accession, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Georgia will become sources of domestic and regional instability and objects of Russia’s neo-imperialist ambitions that will undermine American and European strategic interests.
Added November 01, 2007
Type: Monograph
The United States and ASEAN-China Relations: All Quiet on the Southeast Asian Front
Authored by Dr. Ian Storey.
The development of relations between ASEAN and China poses few security challenges to the United States and even enhances regional stability, something that is clearly in America’s interests. However, while ASEAN-China relations are relatively benign today, several sources of potential friction in the region could lead to problems in Sino-U.S. relations.
Added October 29, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
"Making Riflemen from Mud: Restoring the Army's Culture of Irregular Warfare
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel James D. Campbell.
The culture of irregular warfare was attributable to nearly 300 years of American military tradition from the colonial period until 1941, including extensive experience in cooperating with Native American tribes and individual scouts during the expansion of the western frontier. Since World War II, the wider military has lost this expertise. Given the variety of political environments in which today’s conventional soldiers may find themselves and the current nature of conflicts ongoing and likely to occur in the world, the Army culture as a whole can and must readapt itself to the new old realities of irregular war.
Added October 25, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The Military Strategy of Global Jihad
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Sarah E. Zabel.
Al-Qaeda has declared war on the United States and the rest of the civilized world, but how does the organization plan to win that war? The author draws on sources from within the broader global jihad movement to explain the movement’s goals and the mechanisms it proposes to enact a revolution.
Added October 22, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Opium and Afghanistan: Reassessing U.S. Counternarcotics Strategy
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel John A. Glaze.
The author concludes that the skyrocketing opium trade in Afghanistan is threatening to destabilize the government and turn the conflict-ridden country back into a safe haven for drug traffickers and terrorists. The author also argues that the counternarcotics strategy has been ineffective in reducing opium production and needs to be modified to better help achieve stability in Afghanistan.
Added October 18, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
The Army and Defense Resource Allocation: The Bronze Medal Ain't Good Enough in a Three-Man Race
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Flanagan.
How did the Army get to the point where it is the perennial bronze medal winner in a three-man funding race? Are the Army’s relations with Congress part of the problem in obtaining sufficient funding? How does DoD determine who gets what and how do they determine how much is enough?
Added October 15, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Strategy, National Interests, and Means to an End
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Stephen D. Sklenka.
This paper focuses on the interrelationship among national interests, stated ends, means to achieve those ends, and the strategies required to tie all of them together into a cohesive and effective vision for the commitment of U.S. forces.
Added October 12, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Turning on the DIME: Diplomacy's Role in National Security
Authored by Mr. Anton K. Smith.
Understanding between the Departments of State and Defense is critical to ensuring national security. Nonetheless, these two key internationally-oriented agencies take different paths to arrive at the same goals--paths that must ultimately cross in order to heal the wounds of conflict.
Added October 09, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
The Summit: Mirage or Milestone?
Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the October 2007 newsletter.
Added October 09, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
A Concept at the Crossroads: Rethinking the Center of Gravity
Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Rudolph M. Janiczek.
The author concludes that, in an effort to operationalize Clausewitz's signature concept, the U.S. military probably limited its utility. The Center of Gravity is best applied as an abstract, rather than as a practical, concept.
Added October 04, 2007
Type: Monograph
American Grand Strategy for Latin America in the Age of Resentment
Authored by Dr. Gabriel Marcella.
A healthy Latin America is of critical value to the United States as a global power. It is besieged by a powerful force of resentment engendered by a combination of weak states, social exclusion, criminal violence, and corruption. The United States needs a new grand strategy that addresses the causes rather than the symptoms of the malaise.
Added October 01, 2007
Type: Monograph
Egypt: Security, Political, and Islamist Challenges
Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
Contemporary Egypt evidences severe failures of governance and political and economic development. Along with the continued strength of moderate Islamists and violent outbursts of radical Islamists, the pressing need for democratization has been set back by the "emergency" procedures used by the government to control security.
Added September 28, 2007
Type: Monograph
Turkmenistan and Central Asia after Niyazov
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
Turkmenistan, a key natural gas producer in Central Asia is undergoing a transition from the sultanistic regime of President Sapirmurat Niyazov to some other form of rule. It also is being courted by all the major powers in Central Asian politics. This monograph examines the domestic dynamics of succession here and in Central Asia and the entwined international rivalry or great game for energy access and influence over regional security in Central Asia.
Added September 26, 2007
Type: Letort Papers
The Emerging Pattern of Geopolitics
Authored by Dr. Peter W. Rodman.
This keynote address given at the XVIII Annual Strategy Conference of the U.S. Army War College represented an effort to look beyond Iraq and Afghanistan and grasp contemporary global security dynamics.
Added September 19, 2007
Type: Monograph
ASEAN and Its Security Offspring: Facing New Challenges
Authored by Dr. Sheldon W. Simon.
The author argues that ASEAN and its offspring organizations such as the ASEAN Regional Forum work best when dealing with external powers and are less effective in resolving disputes within Southeast Asia.
Added September 17, 2007
Type: Monograph
The Reserve Policies of Nations: A Comparative Analysis
Authored by Dr. Richard Weitz.
The military reserve policies of the world’s major powers are undergoing sweeping transformations. Since the United States will continue to engage with these countries—in cooperation, conflict, or both—the U.S. defense community needs to keep abreast of new developments in their reserve policies and, in certain cases, adjust its own policies in response.
Added September 14, 2007
Type: Monograph
Kuwaiti National Security and the U.S.-Kuwaiti Strategic Relationship after Saddam
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
The author examines the national security concerns that Kuwait must address in the turbulent post-Saddam era. Challenges involving Iraq, Iran, and terrorism are severe and will require both Kuwaitis and Americans to rethink and revise previous security approaches to meet important shared goals.
Added September 13, 2007
Type: Monograph
China's Expansion into and U.S. Withdrawal from Argentina's Telecommunications and Space Industries and the Implications for U.S. National Security
Authored by Ms Janie Hulse.
China is increasing its presence in strategic industries in Latin America as U.S. engagement in the region wanes. Chinese involvement in Argentina’s telecommunications and space industries, in particular, creates security vulnerabilities for the United States and calls for enhanced U.S. commerce, aid, and diplomacy with Argentina and the region as a whole.
Added September 10, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Grunts and Jarheads: Rethinking the Army-Marine Division of Labor
Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the September 2007 newsletter.
Added September 04, 2007
Type: Book
Right Sizing the People's Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China's Military
Edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Mr. Roy Kamphausen.
This volume addresses how the leadership of China and the PLA view what size of PLA best meets China’s requirements. Among other things, this analytical process makes important new contributions on the question of PLA transparency, long an issue among PLA watchers.
Added August 24, 2007
Type: Monograph
Latin America's New Security Reality: Irregular Asymmetric Conflict and Hugo Chavez
Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author answers questions regarding “What is President Hugo Chavez doing in Venezuela?” “What are his plans for the future and for the rest of Latin America?” and “What are the implications for stability and instability in the Hemisphere?”
Added August 21, 2007
Type: Monograph
Negotiation in the New Strategic Environment: Lessons from Iraq
Authored by Mr. David M Tressler.
With thousands of negotiations being conducted by U.S. soldiers in Iraq—from junior to senior leaders—the aggregate effect of successful or failed negotiations has an impact on the ability of the U.S. military to accomplish its mission there as well as meet American strategic goals. The author argues that the military’s strategic success in the future may increasingly depend on an expanded range of training that includes negotiation skills and practice. By analyzing the negotiating experience of U.S. Army and Marine Corps officers in Iraq, he offers recommendations to improve negotiating effectiveness and predeployment negotiation training.
Added August 16, 2007
Type: Letort Papers
An Introduction to Theater Strategy and Regional Security
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.
Added August 03, 2007
Type: Student (Carlisle) Papers
Shaping Commitment: Resolving Canada's Strategy Gap in Afghanistan and Beyond
Authored by Colonel D. Craig Hilton.
The author concludes that Canada's current efforts in Afghanistan illustrate the need for Canada to urgently reassess the manner of its national security strategy process, particularly in light of future demands.
Added July 30, 2007
Type: Monograph
Security Requirements for Post-Transition Cuba
Authored by Dr. Alex Crowther.
Whither Cuba's military?
Added July 30, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Can Tony Blair Make a Difference in the Middle East?
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the August 2007 newsletter.
Added July 24, 2007
Type: Monograph
The Implications of Preemptive and Preventive War Doctrines: A Reconsideration
Authored by Dr. Colin S. Gray.
The Bush administration has declared a doctrine of preemption, when what it really means is a doctrine of prevention. Despite heavy criticism from home and especially abroad, there is a need for the United States to be willing and able, very occasionally, to take preventive action in order to forestall future dangers.
Added July 18, 2007
Type: Other
2007 Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL)
Edited by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
The Key Strategic Issues List gives researchers, whether military professionals or civilian scholars, a ready reference of those issues of particular interest to the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense. Its focus is strategic, rather than operational or tactical. Every year, the KSIL helps guide research efforts to the mutual benefit of the defense community and individual researchers.
Added July 09, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Knowing when to Salute
Authored by Dr. Leonard Wong, Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr..
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the July 2007 newsletter.
Added July 02, 2007
Type: Monograph
Political Trends in the New Eastern Europe: Ukraine and Belarus
Authored by Dr. Arkady Moshes, Dr. Vitali Silitski.
In both cases, the interplay of domestic and foreign factors of security is critical to any grasp of the issues in Belarus and Ukraine and thus to sound policy analysis and policymaking in regard to them. This interplay is one of the defining features of the international security agenda that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Government grapple with on a daily basis.
Added June 11, 2007
Type: Monograph
Ukraine's Military Between East and West
Authored by Professor Marybeth Peterson Ulrich.
This fresh look at Ukraine’s movement toward the West since the Orange Revolution examines the progress and limitations of reforming its armed forces. The monograph applies defense reform roadmaps developed in the postcommunist Central European cases in order to suggest a framework to maximize the likelihood of success in Ukraine.
Added June 11, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Treating Allies as Allies in the Arab World
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the June 2007 newsletter.
Added June 05, 2007
Type: Monograph
Rethinking Insurgency
Authored by Dr. Steven Metz.
To be successful at counterinsurgency, the U.S. military and defense community must rethink insurgency. This has profound implications for American strategy and military doctrine.
Added May 30, 2007
Type: Colloquium Brief
Roots of Terror
Authored by Corinna Johnson.
The conference speakers’ goals were to examine (1) recruitment and support strategies used by terrorist organizations, (2) the environments that enable terrorism, and (3) implications for the future of counterterrorism.
Added May 24, 2007
Type: Monograph
Strategic Competition and Resistance in the 21st Century: Irregular, Catastrophic, Traditional, and Hybrid Challenges in Context
Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier.
The concept of the “four challenges,” outlined in the 2005 National Defense Strategy, has long suffered from underdefinition. For three of the four challenges (traditional, irregular, and catastrophic) and a fourth new category (the “hybrid norm”), the wait is over. The author provides the reader with the conceptual foundations of the challenges as they were conceived at the working level during the strategy’s development.
Added May 11, 2007
Type: Monograph
China's Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control and Campaign Planning
Authored by Dr. Larry M. Wortzel.
This monograph documents new thinking in China on how and when to use nuclear weapons. China’s nuclear forces are mainly retaliatory in nature, but there is a debate about using preemptive force among China’s strategic thinkers.
Added May 07, 2007
Type: Monograph
Russian-American Security Cooperation after St. Petersburg
Authored by Dr. Richard Weitz.
Considerable progress has been achieved during President Putin’s tenure in the areas of Russian-American security cooperation. The author assesses opportunities for further security cooperation between Russia and the United States, offering detailed policy suggestions in certain areas.
Added May 07, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Manning the Force
Authored by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the May 2007 newsletter.
Added May 01, 2007
Type: Colloquium Brief
Global Climate Change: National Security Implications
Authored by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.
The Strategic Studies Institute and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies conducted a colloquium on “Global Climate Change: National Security Implications.”
Added April 30, 2007
Type: Monograph
North Korean Foreign Relations in the Post-Cold War World
Authored by Dr. Samuel S. Kim.
North Korea’s foreign relations are a blend of contradiction and complexity. They start from the incongruity between Pyongyang’s highly touted policy of juche, or self-reliance, and North Korea’s extended and heavy reliance on foreign aid and assistance over the 6 decades of its existence.
Added April 27, 2007
Type: Monograph
North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Conventional Forces, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Ballistic Missiles
Authored by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Captain USN John M Sanford.
Although North Korea remains an economic basket case that cannot feed and clothe its own people, it nevertheless possesses one of the world’s largest armed forces. Whether measured in terms of the total number of personnel in uniform, numbers of special operations soldiers, the size of its submarine fleet, quantity of ballistic missiles in its arsenal, or its substantial Weapons of Mass Destruction programs, Pyongyang is a major military power. North Korea’s latest act to demonstrate its might was the nuclear test on October 9, 2006.
Added April 10, 2007
Type: Monograph
Biodefense Research Supporting the DoD: A New Strategic Vision
Authored by Colonel Coleen K. Martinez.
The author examines why, despite devoting decades of research to developing countermeasures against biological agents, the Department of Defense has few products in its arsenal. She concludes that the military requires significant change in program structure and management to begin fielding protective drugs and vaccines for the warfighter efficiently.
Added April 09, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
From Munich to Munich
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the April 2007 newsletter.
Added April 02, 2007
Type: Monograph
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.
Added March 29, 2007
Type: Monograph
The Politics of Identity: History, Nationalism, and the Prospect for Peace in Post-Cold War East Asia
Authored by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager.
The clash between the rise of increasingly divergent nationalisms in post-Cold War East Asia represent new challenges for U.S. policy there. How might the United States respond to the history disputes and rising nationalisms in the region to promote stability and peace?
Added March 26, 2007
Type: Monograph
Political Warfare in Sub-Saharan Africa: U.S. Capabilities and Chinese Operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa
Authored by Dr. Donovan C. Chau.
The United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), are vying for influence over African governments and people. Not unlike the Cold War, the primary means of exerting influence in Africa is through the use of nonviolent instruments of grand strategy.
Added March 22, 2007
Type: Monograph
U.S. Interests in Central Asia and the Challenges to Them
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
The author assesses U.S. interests in Central Asia and the challenges to them. He recommends policies designed to meet those challenges to American policy in this increasingly more important area of the world.
Added March 19, 2007
Type: Monograph
Georgia After the Rose Revolution: Geopolitical Predicament and Implications for U.S. Policy
Authored by Dr. Svante E. Cornell.
The author outlines the possibilities for conflict in post-revolutionary Georgia and the qualities that make it strategically important, not only for Washington and Moscow, but also increasingly for Europe.
Added March 15, 2007
Type: Monograph
Globalization and Its Implications for the Defense Industrial Base
Authored by Dr. Terrence R. Guay.
One of the most important implications of globalization is its effect on the economic competitiveness of countries and particular industries. Both governments and defense companies bear the responsibility for devising prudent policies and strategies that capture the opportunities presented by globalization, while mitigating the risks.
Added March 12, 2007
Type: Letort Papers
Colombia and the United States--The Partnership: But What Is the Endgame?
Authored by Ambassador Myles R. R. Frechette.
The United States has provided a considerable amount of economic, police, judicial, and military assistance to the American-Colombian strategic partnership since Plan Colombia. But much work looms ahead to eliminate the threats to state authority—the terrorism and the drug trafficking that nurture so much violence and corruption. These threats continue as the producers have learned how to outwit government counternarcotics efforts.
Added March 08, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
The Missing Debate
Authored by Professor John R. Martin, Dr. Gordon Rudd.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the March 2007 newsletter.
Added March 08, 2007
Type: Monograph
Russia, the United States, and the Caucasus
Authored by Dr. R. Craig Nation.
Many factors have ensured that the Caucasus would become a source of significant international engagement and concern. While highlighting conflicting interests, the author explores areas of Russian and American shared priorities and mutual advantage that may provide a foundation for containing conflict and heading off further regional disintegration.
Added March 05, 2007
Type: Book
Gauging U.S.-Indian Strategic Cooperation
Edited by Mr. Henry D. Sokolski.
The volume offers U.S. and Indian policy and law makers a detailed checklist of things to watch, avoid, and try to achieve in order to assure U.S.-Indian strategic cooperation succeeds.
Added March 01, 2007
Type: Colloquium Brief
Exploring the "Right Size" for China's Military: PLA Missions, Functions, and Organizations
Authored by Justin B Liang, Sarah K Snyder.
On October 6, 2006, more than 60 leading experts on China's People’s Liberation Army (PLA) convened at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, for a two-day discussion of the drivers of PLA force modernization.
Added February 27, 2007
Type: Book
The Other Special Relationship: The United States and Australia at the Start of the 21st Century
Edited by Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland, Dr. Douglas Stuart, Prof. William T. Tow, Professor Michael Wesley.
American and Australian experts discussed issues relating to foreign policy, economics and business, domestic politics and public opinion, and security and defense affairs. This volume reveals their findings.
Added February 23, 2007
Type: Monograph
The Iraq War: Learning from the Past, Adapting to the Present, and Planning for the Future
Authored by Dr. Thomas R. Mockaitis.
The Iraq War has been the subject of heated political debate and intense academic scrutiny. Much argument has focused on the decision to invade and the size of the force tasked with the campaign.
Added February 20, 2007
Type: Monograph
Understanding Indian Insurgencies: Implications for Counterinsurgency Operations in the Third World
Authored by Deputy Inspector General Durga Madhab (John) Mitra.
The term insurgency has been used broadly to include all violent struggles against the state by any group or section of the population of an area trying to establish its independent political control over that area and its population. India has been containing Islamic terrorism for years, with the second largest Muslim population in the world, about 12 percent of India’s total population.
Added February 15, 2007
Type: Monograph
Russia and the European Union: The Sources and Limits of "Special Relationships"
Authored by Dr. Cynthia A Roberts.
How best to engage an increasingly authoritarian Russia that is neither fully excluded nor embraced by the leading Euro-Atlantic institutions remains a critical unresolved security challenge nearly 20 years since the Cold War’s end. This analysis of the difficult engagement between Russia and the European Union reveals why shallow cooperation and costly standoffs characterize Russia’s troubled partnerships with the West.
Added February 09, 2007
Type: Monograph
The New Totalitarians: Social Identities and Radical islamist Political Grand Strategy
Authored by Dr. Douglas J. Macdonald.
While controversial, the “clash of civilizations” thesis has had a large influence in the debate over the causes of, and possible remedies for, the spread of terrorist activity.
Added February 07, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
In Defense of Rational Risk Assessment
Authored by Mr. Nathan P. Freier.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the February 2007 newsletter.
Added February 05, 2007
Type: Book
A Nation at War
Authored by Professor John R. Martin.
One of the basics of strategy is understanding the foe and the type of war in which a nation is involved. The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) does not fit easily into the mold of war, but that is because of too much comparison with conventional wars; the Cold War may provide a better model. This report chronicles the panels and resulting papers from the Seventeenth Annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference, held at Carlisle Barracks, PA, in April 2006.
Added January 31, 2007
Type: Monograph
Rosoboroneksport: Arms Sales and the Structure of Russian Defense Industry
Authored by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
Although Russian observers believe that Washington imposed sanctions on Russian arms sellers and producers because of these firms’ arms sales to Venezuela. Sales to such dangerous states oblige us to analyze the Russian defense export program and the structure of its defense industry.
Added January 25, 2007
Type: Monograph
Russian Nonproliferation Policy and the Korean Peninsula
Authored by Dr. Yong-Chool Ha, Dr. Beom-Shik Shin.
Efforts to resolve the threat posed to Northeast Asia's security by North Korea's nuclear proliferation through six-party negotiations are proceeding with great difficulty. As in any multilateral process, a major problem is understanding the goals and perspectives of each of the participants.
Added January 16, 2007
Type: Letort Papers
Iraq, Women's Empowerment and Public Policy
Authored by Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur.
The role and experience of women is not always considered in wartime or during stabilization and reconstruction operations. The author examines some of the difficulties that attend policy formulation on women in Iraq.
Added January 10, 2007
Type: Monograph
Challenging Transformation's Clichés
Authored by Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II.
Critical thinkers analyze and refine ideas underpinning the foundation of American defense policy and military strategy today so the defense community can apply them in strategy and force development. This is an ongoing process: new ideas emerge, are tested, and adopted, revised, or discarded.
Added January 10, 2007
Type: Op-Ed
Negotiating with Iran and Syria over Iraq
Authored by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill.
Each month a member of the SSI faculty writes an editorial for our monthly newsletter. This is the Op-Ed for the January 2007 newsletter.
Added January 04, 2007
Type: Letort Papers
Naval Transformation, Ground Forces, and the Expeditionary Impulse: The Sea-Basing Debate
Authored by Professor Geoffrey Till.
While naval forces often are out of sight and out of mind to land forces engaged in expeditionary operations, their contribution is vital and becoming much more so. But they face major challenges, which if not resolved may mean the end of what has been called the "expeditionary era."

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