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SURPRISE DECEPTION DENIAL AND WARNING STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES  By Lani Kass

Strategy is hard to do because it is both an art and a structured intellectual process. It is constant adaptation of ends and means to shifting conditions in an environment where chance ...Read more >

24 Pages
1.71 MB
SHAPING A 21ST CENTURY DEFENSE STRATEGY  By William G. Braun III

Once again the US military is transitioning from a period of sustained conflict to a resources constrained and uncertain future. Accordingly the Nation is again debating its global role and how to develop an appropriate national security ...Read more >

8 Pages
810.90 KB
PAKISTANS NASRHATFIX MISSILE CHALLENGES FOR INDO-PAK DETERRENCE  By Arun Vishwanathan

On November 5, 2013 Pakistan conducted its fourth test of the Hatf-IX (Nasr)short range battlefield ‘nuclear’ missile. To date there have been four flight tests of the missile ...Read more >

6 Pages
105.05 KB
RESPONDING TO INDO PACIFIC RIVALRY AUSTRALIA INDIA AND MIDDLE POWER COALITIONS   By C. Raja Mohan

The Lowy Institute for International Policy is an independent policy think tank. Its mandate ranges across all the dimensions of international policy debate in Australia – economic, political and strategic ...Read more >

26 Pages
615.35 KB
STRATEGY AND STATECRAFT  By Julianne Smith and Jacob Stokes

Todays security environment has no precedent. The sheer volume and complexity of current and emerging security threats, and their interrelationship, creates daunting challenges for both U.S. strategy and ...Read more >

28 Pages
3.64 MB
EVOLVING THREATS AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN THE GULF  By Anthony H. Cordesman

Internal ethnic and sectarian tensions, civil conflict, continued instability, failed governance and economy. Syrian civil war. Iraq, Lebanon, Shiite crescent. Sectarian warfare and struggle for future of Islam through and outside region. Sunni on Sunni and vs. Shiite ...Read more >

125 Pages
6.74 MB
GLOBAL STRATEGIC TRENDS 2040  

The era out to 2040 will be a time of transition; this is likely to be characterised by instability, both in the relations between states, and in the relations between groups within states. During this timeframe the world is likely to face the reality of a changing ...Read more >

169 Pages
4.25 MB
THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION A STRATEGIC NET ASSESSMENT  By Anthony H. Cordesman

This study examines the key strategic risks that shape the stability and security of the Indian Ocean Region or IOR. This means examining risks that cut across a vast span of territory that directly affects both the global economy and some 32 ...Read more >

429 Pages
7.14 MB
ASIAN STRATEGIC REVIEW 2014  By S.D. MUNI, VIVEK CHADHA

There are two significant developments in Asia that are recasting Asias strategic contours and its security concerns. One is Chinas rise and its strategic assertion in the Asia-Pacific ...Read more >

272 Pages
2.35 MB
FORGING AN AMERICAN GRAND STRATEGY : SECURING A PATH THROUGH A COMPLEX FUTURE  By Sheila R. Ronis

On November 8-9, 2011, the National Defense University, Washington, DC, held a conference entitled Forging an American Grand Strategy: Securing a Path Through a Complex Future, which I had the privilege of ...Read more >

144 Pages
1.68 MB
DEMOCRACY, INSTABILITY AND STRATEGIC GAME IN KYRGYZSTAN  By P. STOBDAN

The Kyrgyz are one of the most ancient peoples; their nomadic past tracing back to the legendary trilogy Epic Manas. The present Kyrgyz identity and nationhood revolves around this legendary hero. The statue of Manas is being resurrected in the centre of ...Read more >

298 Pages
2.66 MB
A STRONG AND FOCUSED NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY  

When President Obama took office, the armed services of the United States had already reached a fragile state. The Navy had shrunk to its smallest size since before World War I; the Air Force was smaller, and its aircraft older, than at any time since the inception of the ...Read more >

40 Pages
672.30 KB
DEDUCING INDIAS GRAND TRATEGY OF REGINAL HEGEMPNY FROM HISTORICAL AND CONCEPTUAL PERSPECTIVES  By Manjeet Singh Pardesi

This paper seeks to answer if a rinsing India will repeat the pattern of all rising great powers since the Napolenic times by attempting regional ...Read more >

73 Pages
1.19 MB
THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF GRAND STRATEGY  By Sean F. X. Barrett

Calls for a formalized strategic planning process and grand strategy have been mounting for years. However, those sounding these calls erroneously remember a past that rarely if ever existed and overestimate the importance of a formalized process and a final ...Read more >

8 Pages
82.81 KB
THE EVOLUTION OF PRECISION STRIKE  By BARRY D.WATTS

This paper endeavors to address how the spread of non-nuclear (or conventional) precision munitions, along with associated sensors and targeting networks, may alter the conduct of war over the next decade or two. Suggesting, even ...Read more >

44 Pages
3.45 MB
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