Books

 
  •  Strategic Planning and the Drug Threat

    Strategic Planning and the Drug Threat

    Strategic Planning and the Drug Threat COL William W Mendel, COL Murl D Munger Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, The National Interagency Counterdrug Institute, The Foreign Military Studies Office "The primary purpose of this publication is to show how the principles and techniques of strategic and operational planning can be applied to the supply reduction side of our national effort to curb the trafficking of illicit drugs."
    • Published On: 8/1/1997
  •  The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue

    The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue

    The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue Dr Peter Hakim, Dr Abigail Horn, Dr Robert Maguire, Dr Max G Manwaring, Dr Donald E Schulz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This Special Report contains an account of a conference on 'The Challenge of Haiti's Future,' sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue, and held on February 10-11, 1997, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. The participants at the meeting addressed three broad issues: social and economic advance in Haiti, achieving democracy and the rule of law, and the role of the United States and the international community in Haiti. Conferees set forth numerous specific observations and policy recommendations. Recurring themes centered on the continuing need for almost universal reforms; the need to manage expectations among all actors, both Haitian and foreign; the need to assist Haitians to participate more effectively in political and economic decision-making processes; and the need for organized and integrated, long-term, outside involvement, and support for sustainable development."
    • Published On: 8/1/1997
  •  U.S. National Security: Beyond the Cold War

    U.S. National Security: Beyond the Cold War

    U.S. National Security: Beyond the Cold War AMB Robert Ellsworth, Dr Morton H Halperin, Dr David Jablonsky, Dr Lawrence Korb, Prof Ronald Steel Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "U.S. national security is a subject that has been under intense scrutiny since the end of the Cold War. What constitutes such security for the United States as this country approaches the new century? Are the ends, ways, and means of our national security and national military strategies sufficient to provide for the nation's future? And above all, as this country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Security Act of 1947, are the institutions that resulted from that act still sufficient for the post-Cold War era? With these questions in mind, the Strategic Studies Institute and Dickinson College's Clarke Center co-sponsored the series of lectures on American national security after the Cold War which are contained in this volume."
    • Published On: 7/26/1997
  •  Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed

    Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed

    Syria and the Peace: A Good Chance Missed Dr Helena Cobban Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "One of the more dismaying aspects of the current peace process has been the failure of Syria and Israel to make a deal. According to Christian Science Monitor correspondent Helena Cobban, these two long-standing foes came very close to composing their decades-old quarrel. The Syrian and Israeli leaders persevered to overcome extraordinary obstacles, but in the end failed. A terrible setback, says Cobban, because so much hard negotiating work had been done up to the very last moment when the whole carefully constructed edifice of peace drifted away."
    • Published On: 7/7/1997
  •  Two Perspectives on Interventions and Humanitarian Operations

    Two Perspectives on Interventions and Humanitarian Operations

    Two Perspectives on Interventions and Humanitarian Operations AMB Robert B Oakley, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr, Dr David Tucker Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The following two papers from that symposium complement each other well. In the first, a revised after action report on his experiences in Somalia, Ambassador Robert B. Oakley, a career foreign service officer who served as Special Envoy to Somalia during both the present and previous administrations, provides an honest and compelling look at that controversial operation. In the second paper, Dr. David Tucker, who serves on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, dissects the arguments to develop criteria which might be used for and against engagement in humanitarian operations in an attempt to guide U.S. policymakers."
    • Published On: 7/1/1997
  •  The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Assessing the Costs of Failure

    The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Assessing the Costs of Failure

    The Arab-Israeli Peace Process: Assessing the Costs of Failure Dr Stephen C Pelletiere, Prof Shibley Telhami, Mr Lawrence R Velte Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As of mid-1997, the fate of the Arab-Israeli peace process is dangerously uncertain. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to begin work on a new Jewish settlement in Jerusalem has so enraged Palestinians that they have effectively walked out of the negotiations. President Clinton has called on his special envoy, Dennis Ross, to exert every effort to get the Palestinians to return. Meanwhile, elements opposed to the peace process from within the Israeli political establishment have pressured the Prime Minister to halt or even reverse the steps taken to date."
    • Published On: 6/26/1997
  •  Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National, and Multinational Consideration

    Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National, and Multinational Consideration

    Command in NATO After the Cold War: Alliance, National, and Multinational Consideration Dr Thomas-Durell Young Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
    • Published On: 6/1/1997
  •  Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security Dr Donald E Schulz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study analyses the changing nature of U.S.-Mexican national security issues, with a focus on narcotrafficking, the growing militarization of Mexico's counterdrug and police institutions, the danger of spreading guerrilla war, and the prospects of political and economic instability. The conclusion is that Mexico is in the midst of an extended period of transition in which it is extremely vulnerable to disruption on several different fronts simultaneously. While the economy has largely recovered from the 1994-95 peso crisis, it remains both fragile and volatile. Although much progress has been achieved in democratization, there is still a long way to go. Both political and criminal violence are growing. A new guerrilla group has appeared which may prove to be more troublesome than the Zapatistas. At the same time, the drug cartels are increasingly targeting law enforcement officers for assassination."
    • Published On: 6/1/1997
  •  Why Russian Policy is Failing in Asia

    Why Russian Policy is Failing in Asia

    Why Russian Policy is Failing in Asia Dr Stephen J Blank Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Since its inception as a state, Russia has been both a European and an Asian power. Although Russia today, as was true during much of its history, is torn by an identity crisis over where it belongs, its elites have never renounced Russia's vital interests in Asia and the belief that it should be recognized as a great power there. However, that belief and Moscow's ability to sustain it are now under threat, due, as Dr. Stephen Blank's thorough analysis informs us, to the ongoing failures of Russian policymakers to come to grips with changed Russian and Asian realities."
    • Published On: 4/2/1997
  •  World View: The 1997 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

    World View: The 1997 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

    World View: The 1997 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Each January the analysts at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), U.S. Army War College, assess domestic and global trends for the year ahead and beyond as part of a process for devising a strategic context that may be used by Army planners and other policymakers. At this writing, the Army's approach to the future, along with that of the other services, confront the ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the outcome of which may establish entirely new directions. The global strategic assessments reached by SSI analysts, when considered in conjunction with the roles and missions the Army leadership proposes for the future, will shape SSI's study plan and focus the efforts of our Strategic Outreach Program."
    • Published On: 2/3/1997
  •  Asian Security to the Year 2000

    Asian Security to the Year 2000

    Asian Security to the Year 2000 Prof Marc Jason Gilbert, Prof Paul HB Godwin, Mr Abraham Kim, LTC Dianne L Smith, Dr William J Taylor Jr, Dr Robert J Wirsing, Mr Perry L Wood Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The end of the Cold War transformed the global security environment in Asia. Old security and military ties based on the superpower rivalry underwent serious examination and transformation, as regional issues gained greater importance. With a shift away from military threats, national security concerns have expanded beyond external threats to a state's territorial integrity; states face economic threats, the possibility of social cataclysm, ideological or religious conflict, environmental problems, heightened violence and crime, proliferation of conventional and nuclear weapons, and transnational issues such as drugs, refugees, and international terrorism."
    • Published On: 12/15/1996
  •  Ethnic Conflict and European Security: Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future

    Ethnic Conflict and European Security: Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future

    Ethnic Conflict and European Security: Lessons from the Past and Implications for the Future Ms Maria Alongi Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Women in International Security "With the outbreak and intensification of a number of ethnically defined conflicts on the European continent since the fall of communism, a conventional wisdom has formed that makes ethnic tensions and instability in Europe almost synonymous. This prevailing notion of an ethnic threat to European stability also has affected the debate on European and transatlantic security institutions. Indeed, the capacity to prevent and respond to ethnic conflict has been a major consideration in the process of institutional development undertaken by several key political and security organizations, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union (EU), and the Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). As further proof of the centrality of ethnic questions in European security, the effectiveness and continued relevance of these organizations has often been linked to their responsiveness, or lack thereof, to the most prominent ethnic conflict in Europe: the Balkan crisis."
    • Published On: 10/18/1996
  •  U.S. Participation in IFOR: A Marathon, not a Sprint

    U.S. Participation in IFOR: A Marathon, not a Sprint

    U.S. Participation in IFOR: A Marathon, not a Sprint Dr William T Johnsen Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Notwithstanding the cogent reasons behind the current December 1996 deadline for withdrawing U.S. ground forces from Bosnia, that policy must be reexamined in light of existing strategic conditions. A decision on whether to extend participation in the IFOR or to join in a successor organization will be neither easy nor insignificant. Nonetheless, it will have to be made, and in the not too distant future. Now, therefore, is the time to examine the issues that will determine whether the United States will continue to lead efforts to ensure a lasting political settlement in Bosnia."
    • Published On: 6/20/1996
  •  Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire

    Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire

    Reform, Conflict, and Security in Zaire Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "During the Cold War, the U.S. Army developed a deep institutional understanding of the politics, economics, security concerns, and cultures of the areas where it was heavily engaged, particularly Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America. But as the global security environment changes, the Army is increasingly involved in regions where it has less experience. Sub-Saharan Africa is a classic example. The Army is likely to play an important role there in the coming years, whether through humanitarian relief and peace operations or military-to-military contacts in Africa's new democracies. To prepare for this, the Army must augment its understanding of the African security environment."
    • Published On: 6/5/1996
  •  Russian Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Two Views

    Russian Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Two Views

    Russian Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Two Views Dr Stephen J Blank, Maj Gen Anatoly Bolyatko, Prof Peggy Falkenheim Meyer Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Since the conquest of Siberia, Russia has been an Asian and Pacific power. The end of the Cold War transformed this entire region's security structure, a transformation that accelerated when the Soviet Union fell apart and was replaced by Russia. Russia faces new security challenges in this most dynamic of regions, which still holds substantial possibilities of military conflict. But there has been a tendency in the West to overlook the new Russia's place in Asia."
    • Published On: 5/27/1996
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