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Western Hemisphere Studies

Added October 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Bolivarian Socialism, and Asymmetric Warfare. Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring.
The author answers questions regarding Who is Hugo Chavez? How can the innumerable charges and countercharges between the Venezuelan and U.S. governments be interpreted? What is Chavez's bolivarianismo? And, What are the implications for stability and instability in Latin America?
Added July 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
Sustainability of Colombian Military/Strategic Support for "Democratic Security". Authored by Dr. Thomas A. Marks.
At a time when counterinsurgency is again widely discussed, embattled Colombia has implemented a Democratic Security and Defense Policy that shows every sign of success against a complex narco-insurgency that has raged for four decades. The strategic initiative has been seized by acting upon the principle that personal security is the basis for state vitality.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
The Strategic Implications of the Rise of Populism in Europe and South America. Authored by Dr. Steve C. Ropp.
Are U.S. policy planners adequately prepared to deal with a potential future burst of populist turbulence in Europe or South America? Steve C. Ropp looks at this understudied phenomenon and offers some suggestions to strategic planners for mitigating its effects on the global democratic core of representative democracies.
Added June 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
U.S. National Security Implications of Chinese Involvement in Latin America. Authored by Dr. R Evan Ellis.
The underlying demographic and economic trends driving China's engagement with Latin America are significant and enduring—indicating that China's increased presence in the Western Hemisphere is likely to both endure and expand. This paper explores these trends, their manifestations, and some of the dynamics through which they may impact the national security of the United States.
Added March 01, 2005
Type: Monograph
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.