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  •  Canada, Getting It Right This Time the 1994 Defence White Paper

    Canada, Getting It Right This Time the 1994 Defence White Paper

    Canada, Getting It Right This Time the 1994 Defence White Paper Dr Joel J Sokolsky Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Canada and the United States have stood together for more than half a century; allies and partners in war and peace. As the Canadian Defence Forces and the U.S. Army seek to shape change rather than to be shaped by it, they cannot help but profit from an open debate of the difficult issues that confront them. To that end, the Strategic Studies Institute presents Dr. Sokolsky’s views for your consideration."
    • Published On: 5/31/1995
  •  The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central issues . . . Key Players

    The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central issues . . . Key Players

    The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central issues . . . Key Players Dr Fraser Cameron, Prof Roy Ginsberg, Mr Josef Janning Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute Sponsored by: The Strategic Studies Institute, The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, and Delegation of the European Commission to the United States Washington, DC "Since the signing of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), the European Union (EU) has undertaken a number of actions under the aegis of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). An important development has been the ability to move from declaratory statements to operational actions."
    • Published On: 5/10/1995
  •  Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization

    Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization

    Ready For What and Modernized Against Whom?: A Strategic Perspective on Readiness and Modernization Dr Jeffrey Record Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Modernization, Dr. Record argues, should be approached cautiously. Since the pace of technological change is so rapid, the United States must be much more discriminating in deciding what technologies to pursue from conceptualization through development and prototyping to production and deployment. While we can build a great many different technologically advanced weapons, the challenge is to decide which ones are necessary."
    • Published On: 4/10/1995
  •  The National Security Strategy: Documenting Strategic Vision Second Edition

    The National Security Strategy: Documenting Strategic Vision Second Edition

    The National Security Strategy: Documenting Strategic Vision Second Edition Dr Don M Snider Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The issue addressed in the following paper is whether it is wise in the future to attempt anything more than broad and episodic planning as a part of the formulation of strategy at this level."
    • Published On: 3/15/1995
  •  World View: The 1995 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

    World View: The 1995 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

    World View: The 1995 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Every year the analysts at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) prepare current assessments for their particular areas of interest. These assessments become the bedrock of the annual SSI Study Program. This year's assessments are crucial given the complexities of the post-Cold War world. Russia remains an enigma wrapped in a riddle with Russian national interests very much paramount in the Kremlin's thinking. As 1995 begins, Russian troops are heavily engaged in putting down a rebellion in the secessionist republic of Chechnya. The implications for the future of Russian democracy may be significant."
    • Published On: 2/10/1995
  •  The CFE Treaty: A Cold War Anachronism?

    The CFE Treaty: A Cold War Anachronism?

    The CFE Treaty: A Cold War Anachronism? Dr Jeffrey D McCausland Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "On November 19, 1990, the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty was signed in Paris following the successful completion of 20 months of negotiations between the members of NATO and the Warsaw Pact Treaty Organization. At its completion President Bush hailed the agreement as ending the" . . . military confrontation that has cursed Europe for decades." Despite the dramatic nature of this document, the large scale reduction required of all signatories, and the complex inspection regime it established; the completion of the treaty was overshadowed by the ongoing deterioration of the Warsaw Pact, end of the Berlin Wall, and impending conflict in the Persian Gulf between Iraq and the coalition headed by the United States. Even these events paled to insignificance in comparison to the dissolution of the Soviet Union roughly 1 year later. In this study, the author examines the viability of this agreement in the post-Cold War era. He describes the scope of the treaty, how it was adapted to meet many of the changes that have occurred, and how it has moved towards final implementation in November 1995."
    • Published On: 2/1/1995
  •  Assad and the Peace Process: The Pivotal Role of Lebanon

    Assad and the Peace Process: The Pivotal Role of Lebanon

    Assad and the Peace Process: The Pivotal Role of Lebanon Dr Stephen C Pelletiere Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study considers the remarkable performance of Syria's President Hafez al Assad, who took what apparently was a bankrupt negotiating stance in the Arab-Israeli peace talks and turned it into a position of strength"
    • Published On: 2/1/1995
  •  Russia's Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment

    Russia's Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment

    Russia's Invasion of Chechnya: A Preliminary Assessment Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "On December 11, 1994, Russia invaded the secessionist republic of Chechnya in the North Caucasus. The aim was to suppress the republic's government, led by General Dzhokar Dudayev, compel it to accept Moscow's authority, and to force it to renounce its bid for independence and sovereignty. This invasion, which quickly turned into a military quagmire for Russia's troops, triggered a firestorm of domestic opposition, even within the higher levels of the Ministry of Defense. As a result, the invasion has the most profound and troubling possible consequences for the stability of the Russian government, Russian democracy, and the future political- military relationship. This special report, based on what is already known, attempts to assess the discernible consequences of this invasion and provide a framework within which future developments can be assessed. It is offered as a contribution to the debate on this timely issue."
    • Published On: 1/13/1995
  •  The Awakening: The Zapatista Revolt and Its Implications for Civil-Military Relations and the Future of Mexico

    The Awakening: The Zapatista Revolt and Its Implications for Civil-Military Relations and the Future of Mexico

    The Awakening: The Zapatista Revolt and Its Implications for Civil-Military Relations and the Future of Mexico Dr Donald E Schulz, LTC Stephen J Wager Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study examines the origins and nature of the Zapatista rebellion in Chiapas, the response of the Mexican government and military, and the implications for civil-military relations and the future of Mexico. It places the armed forces' reaction within the context of the institution's resonse to the country's accelerated transition to democracy and analyzes the implications of that democratization for the army. The main findings are as follows."
    • Published On: 12/30/1994
  •  Pandora's Box Reopened: Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Its Implications

    Pandora's Box Reopened: Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Its Implications

    Pandora's Box Reopened: Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Its Implications Dr William T Johnsen Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "As the headlines attest, ethnic conflict has reemerged with a vengeance. Nowhere is this trend more evident than in Europe, where ethnically motivated warfare in the former Yugoslavia threatens to engulf the remainder of the Balkans and pent up ethnic tensions in Central and Eastern Europe have the potential to overturn the fragile democracies emerging from the shadow of the Soviet Union. Even Western Europe is not immune from ethnic tensions and crises."
    • Published On: 12/23/1994
  •  The Impact of the Media on National Security Policy Decision Making

    The Impact of the Media on National Security Policy Decision Making

    The Impact of the Media on National Security Policy Decision Making Dr Douglas V Johnson II Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "There are only a few certainties about the news. The first is that there is likely to be more of it available to more of us. Another certainty is that major news media are still going to be driven by the profit motive; consequently, whatever sells they will purvey. Since its inception as a mass phenomenon, what sells is spectacular, titillating, eye catching, or sensational; truth, accuracy or context can become secondary."
    • Published On: 10/7/1994
  •  Russian Policy and the Korean Crisis

    Russian Policy and the Korean Crisis

    Russian Policy and the Korean Crisis Dr Stephen J Blank Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The crisis ignited by North Korea's nuclear program affects Russia's vital interests. To understand Russian policy in this crisis, we must refer to both those vital geopolitical interests and to the contemporary and bitter domestic debate over Russian policy abroad."
    • Published On: 9/30/1994
  •  Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction

    Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction

    Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The January 1994 NATO Summit in Brussels could arguably be called one of the most important, if not momentous, meetings in the Alliance's history. Labeled privately by some only a few months prior to its convening as "a summit without a theme," the subsequent meeting proved the pessimists incorrect and once again reinforced NATO's relevance."
    • Published On: 8/15/1994
  •  U.S. Africa Policy: Some Possible Course Adjustment

    U.S. Africa Policy: Some Possible Course Adjustment

    U.S. Africa Policy: Some Possible Course Adjustment AMB Daniel H Simpson Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "U.S. relations with Africa have always come low on the list of overall U.S. foreign policy interests, after Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. This prioritization is logical in terms of overall global U.S. strategic, political, and economic interests. At the same time, in a striking anomaly, during 1993 nearly 30,000 members of the U.S. armed forces were deployed in Africa at one time or another. Army and Marine units were primarily involved in operations in Somalia that ended March 31, 1994. Within a few months, U.S. forces were involved in a desperate attempt to provide humanitarian support to war-torn Rwanda. Africa remains a minefield of issues with the potential of involving the United States, either bilaterally or through the United Nations or regional organizations."
    • Published On: 8/15/1994
  •  Russia's New Doctrine: Two Views

    Russia's New Doctrine: Two Views

    Russia's New Doctrine: Two Views Dr Michael M Boll, COL James F Holcomb Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In the past decade, Soviet/Russian military doctrine has experienced startling changes both in content and in the role such doctrine will play in protecting the vital interests of the state. This report focuses upon efforts during and after the Gorbachev era to establish clear national security priorities and to enumerate the ways in which military doctrine might ensure protection of the Russian national interest."
    • Published On: 7/20/1994
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