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RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE: THE U.S. NEEDS A STRATEGY  By Luke Coffey and Daniel Kochis

In November 2013, the former Ukrainian President,Viktor Yanukovych, postponed signing an Association Agreement with the European Union after receiving an ultimatum from Moscow to choose between closer ties with Europe or ...Read more >

3 Pages
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BLINDERS, BLUNDERS,AND WAR : WHAT AMERICA AND CHINA CAN LEARN  By David C. Gompert

The premise of this study is that the likelihood of governments committing strategic blunders—starting wars by misjudgment—depends on how well they use information available to them. ...Read more >

329 Pages
1.76 MB
ABLE ARCHERS TAIWAN DEFENSE STRATEGY IN AN AGE OF PRECISION STRIKE  By IAN EASTON

The importance of Taiwan, due to its strategic position in the heart of East Asia and in the Western Pacific, far exceeds the size of its territory and population. ...Read more >

77 Pages
2.26 MB
ENVISIONING 2030: US STRATEGY FOR A POST-WESTERN WORLD  By Robert A. Manning, principal drafter

The National Intelligence Council in its new report, Global Trends 2030:Alternative Worlds, argues that the historic moment the Obama Administration now “recalls past transition ...Read more >

59 Pages
1.63 MB
LOSING THE FORGOTTEN WAR  By By Anthony H. Cordesman

Afghanistan finally has a new government and has signed the Bilateral Security Agreement(BSA) and a status of forces agreement (SOFA), as of October of 2014. For all of thepolitical rhetoric that has ...Read more >

76 Pages
2.80 MB
AFTER THE SPRING : REFORMING ARAB ARMIES  By Florence Gaub

The purpose of the United States Army War College is to produce graduates who are skilled critical thinkers and complex problem solvers. ...Read more >

44 Pages
1.35 MB
THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN AN URBAN WORLD  By by Thijs van Lindert & Doutje Lettinga

Why are human rights mostly targeted from an (inter) national perspective? Is there a blind spot for human rights at the level of cities? In which ways – positively and ...Read more >

64 Pages
2.19 MB
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN THE MIDDLE EAST: RESPECTING OUR ARAB ALLIES REALISM ABOUT OURSELVES  By Anthony H. Cordesman

It is easy to talk about a U.S. strategy based on strategic partnership and coalitions. It is far more difficult, however, to make such efforts work. This is particularly true when the U.S. fails to honestly address its own ...Read more >

8 Pages
480.46 KB
IMPROVING STRATEGIC COMPETENCE LESSONS FROM 13 YEARS OF WAR  By Linda Robinson, Paul D. Miller,

The purpose of this report is to contribute to the ongoing efforts to distill lessons from the U.S. experience in 13 years of war (2001–2014), apply the lessons to the future operating ...Read more >

170 Pages
716.85 KB
THE REVENGE OF GEOPOLITICS  By Ghia Nodia

The Ukrainian Russian crisis has undermined many of the Western democratic community assumptions about Russia and them some. For the crisis has cast doubt not only on idea concerning Russia, but also on certain foundational myths. ...Read more >

13 Pages
700.75 KB
IRAN ROCKET AND MISSILE FORCES AND STRATEGIC OPTIONS  By By Anthony H. Cordesman

Irans rocket and missile forces serve a wide range of Iranian strategic objectives. Irans forces range from relatively short-range artillery rockets that support its ground ...Read more >

242 Pages
5.74 MB
THE NIGHTMARE YEARS TO COME  By Regis W. Matlak

We have entered a particularly dangerous era in the Near East and South Asia— that is, the Greater Middle East. The context of today’s situation is more alarming than respective current crises—as bad as they may be. ...Read more >

60 Pages
547.49 KB
STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE EVOLVING SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION  By Henry Plater-Zyberk

The role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in regional politics, and the significance of the organization for U.S. interests, is widely misunderstood. The organization is emphatically not a military ...Read more >

80 Pages
2.96 MB
POLICY CHALLENGES OF ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE  By James Kadtke

This paper examines policy, legal, ethical, and strategy implications for national security of the accelerating science, technology, and engineering (ST&E) revolutions underway in five broad ...Read more >

72 Pages
1.11 MB
THE GRAND STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES  By R.D. Hooker

From the earliest days of the Republic, the outlines of an evolving American grand strategy have been evident in our foreign and domestic policy.1 Much of that history continues to inform our strategic ...Read more >

44 Pages
477.35 KB
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