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  •  Does Russian Democracy Have a Future?

    Does Russian Democracy Have a Future?

    Does Russian Democracy Have a Future? Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Russia's December 1993 elections produced shock, consternation, and surprise at home and abroad. The results highlight reformers' failure to create coherent or stable governmental institutions as specified by Madison, a failure having profound consequences. This analysis of the election's impact upon democratization focuses on his criteria: control of the government, control of the society. To grasp that impact we must also dispel myths that impair our understanding of Russian realities, address ourselves to those realities, and place them in the context of Russia's ongoing political and institutional history."
    • Published On: 7/1/1994
  •  Whither the RMA: Two Perspectives on Tomorrow's Army

    Whither the RMA: Two Perspectives on Tomorrow's Army

    Whither the RMA: Two Perspectives on Tomorrow's Army COL Raoul Henri Alcala, Dr Paul Bracken Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In April 1994, the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute hosted its Fifth Annual Strategy Conference. The theme was 'The Revolution in Military Affairs: Defining an Army for the 21st Century.' After fourteen of the nation's leading defense scholars presented papers on the role of technology in warfare, Dr. Paul Bracken and Colonel Raoul Alcala concluded the conference by offering their views of the Army's future. Professor Bracken contends that the Army of the 21st century will be shaped by domestic concerns as much as by external threats to American security. While economic power has increased in importance in international relations, military power as traditionally conceived remains a dominant factor in determining the status of nations. Colonel Alcala holds that there is a connection between ideas and principles. He argues that doctrines will provide the basis for force structure, training, and weapons acquisition. Colonel Alcala maintains that the Army's ability to stay intellectually ahead of the technology will be, perhaps, its greatest challenge in the next century. To contribute to an informed debate about the 21st century Army, the Strategic Studies Institute presents the views of these respected defense intellectuals for your consideration."
    • Published On: 6/22/1994
  •  Trends in German Defense Policy: The Defense Policy Guidelines and the Centralization of Operational Control

    Trends in German Defense Policy: The Defense Policy Guidelines and the Centralization of Operational Control

    Trends in German Defense Policy: The Defense Policy Guidelines and the Centralization of Operational Control Dr Thomas-Durell Young Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, in association with The Royal Institute of International Affairs
    • Published On: 6/14/1994
  •  America in the Third World: Strategic Alternatives and Military Implications

    America in the Third World: Strategic Alternatives and Military Implications

    America in the Third World: Strategic Alternatives and Military Implications Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The U.S. Government is very much aware of the current crises afflicting the Third World. All of these severe problems need to be effectively addressed through informed policy decisions. Because of this mandate, policymakers, defense professionals, and strategic thinkers are debating questions about the Third World as they strive to develop appropriate American strategies for the future."
    • Published On: 5/20/1994
  •  World View: The 1994 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

    World View: The 1994 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute

    World View: The 1994 Strategic Assessment from the Strategic Studies Institute Dr Steven Metz, Dr Earl H Tilford Jr Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Each January the regional analysts at the U.S. Army Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) assess global trends that are most likely to determine the state of the world through the next decade. From these assessments study proposals are devised which focus on those issues and trends impacting on the requirements for maintaining America's Army as a strategic force during the coming years. In 1994, the analysts at SSI believe eight major determinants will dominantly influence U.S. interests, national military strategy, and the Army's posture."
    • Published On: 4/15/1994
  •  Ethnic Conflict: Implications for the Army of the Future

    Ethnic Conflict: Implications for the Army of the Future

    Ethnic Conflict: Implications for the Army of the Future Dr Gary L Guertner, Maj Gen William A Stofft Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Ethnic conflict is an ascendant phenomenon replacing ideology as a social force most likely to promote violence and regional instability. The ferocity of ethnic violence and its potential for escalation increase the political pressures for U.S. leadership and collective engagement. The U.S. Army has a direct interest in ethnic-based conflicts because land power is the dominant means for intervention through coalition peacekeeping and peace-enforcement operations."
    • Published On: 3/14/1994
  •  Reconciling the irreconcilable: The Troubled Outlook for U.S. Policy toward Haiti

    Reconciling the irreconcilable: The Troubled Outlook for U.S. Policy toward Haiti

    Reconciling the irreconcilable: The Troubled Outlook for U.S. Policy toward Haiti Dr Gabriel Marcella, Dr Donald E Schulz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study examines the socioeconomic and political dimensions of the Haitian crisis and the attempts by the United States and the international community to resolve that crisis. The authors assess the prospects for restoring the deposed Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the difficulties that will attend any effort to promote sustained political and economic development. Specific criticisms are made of U.S./international community policy, options are evaluated, and recommendations are set forth. Among the major conclusions and recommendations are the following..."
    • Published On: 3/10/1994
  •  The Mexican Military Approaches the 21st Century: Coping with a New World Order

    The Mexican Military Approaches the 21st Century: Coping with a New World Order

    The Mexican Military Approaches the 21st Century: Coping with a New World Order LTC Stephen J Wager Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In speculating about the future of the Mexican military, a clear understanding of that institution's past can prove invaluable. As is the case with most institutions, the role of the military will evolve in some form from the missions it has performed in the past. The history of the army in the 20th century, like that of the nation in general, has centered first and foremost on the Mexican Revolution, which ravaged the country for 10 years (1910-20) and cost the lives of close to two million people. The army played a critical role in both the revolution and its outcome. It forged most of the political institutions that subsequently emerged and that provided Mexico with the relative economic and political stability that the nation has enjoyed since the 1920s."
    • Published On: 2/21/1994
  •  Where Does Cuba Stand?

    Where Does Cuba Stand?

    Where Does Cuba Stand? Prof Enrique A Baloyra Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The crisis of the Cuban revolution has once again raised a number of security issues for the United States, along with important questions about the effectiveness and wisdom of the three- decade-old U.S. policy of containment and punishment. Many observers believe that the Castro regime is in its final hour, and that its passing may be accompanied by massive bloodshed and a new wave of refugees to southern Florida."
    • Published On: 1/14/1994
  •  The Future of Insurgency

    The Future of Insurgency

    The Future of Insurgency Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Security professionals and strategists are discovering the post-cold war world is as rife with persistent, low-level violence as its predecessors. In fact, many regions are experiencing a rise in the amount of conflict in the absence of restraints previously imposed by the superpowers. Since frustration in many parts of the Third World is actually increasing, insurgency--the use of low-level, protracted violence to overthrow a political system or force some sort of fundamental change in the political and economic status quo--will be an enduring security problem."
    • Published On: 12/10/1993
  •  Turkey's Strategic Position at the Crossroads of World Affairs

    Turkey's Strategic Position at the Crossroads of World Affairs

    Turkey's Strategic Position at the Crossroads of World Affairs Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Stephen C Pelletiere Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "By virtue of its strategic location at the intersection of Europe and Asia, Turkey plays a pivotal role in the post-cold war system of states. It lies, one could say, at the epicenter of a series of conflicts, real and potential, in both continents. It also has enjoyed noticeable growth in both economic prosperity and democracy since 1980. And because Turkey has been, and remains, a faithful U.S. ally, Washington has called upon it to play a role in the Balkans, Near East, and former Soviet empire commensurate with its new-found political and economic development."
    • Published On: 12/3/1993
  •  The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Problems and Solutions

    The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Problems and Solutions

    The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Problems and Solutions COL William J Doll Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Effectiveness in multinational peace operations has become an important issue for the Army. In addition to traditional peacekeeping to monitor cease-fires and truces, the Army is now involved in activities such as peace enforcement and the reconstruction of failed states. While the Army has well-established procedures for traditional peacekeeping, it clearly has much to analyze and learn about these new types of multinational peace operations."
    • Published On: 11/29/1993
  •  The Future of the United Nations: Implications for Peace Operations

    The Future of the United Nations: Implications for Peace Operations

    The Future of the United Nations: Implications for Peace Operations Dr Steven Metz Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "President Clinton has expressed clear support for greater U.N. effectiveness in the peaceful resolution of conflict and the organization of collective security. This entails finding ways to improve U.N. peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace-enforcement. The U.S. Army will have a vital role in this process and thus must better understand both the U.N. itself and the key issues and questions associated with peace support operations."
    • Published On: 10/5/1993
  •  Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order

    Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order

    Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order Dr David Jablonsky Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "After every momentous event, there is usually a transition period, in which participants in the events, whether individuals or nation-states, attempt to chart their way into an unfamiliar future. In the United States in this century, there are three such transitions, each focused on America's role in the international arena. After World War I, the American people specifically rejected the global role for the United States implicit in Woodrow Wilson's strategic vision of collective security. In contrast to this "return to normalcy," after World War II the United States moved inexorably toward international leadership in response to the Soviet threat. The result was an acceptance of George Kennan's strategic vision of containing the Soviet Union on the Eurasian landmass and the subsequent bipolar confrontation of the two superpowers in a twilight war that lasted for over 40 years."
    • Published On: 7/1/1993
  •  Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare

    Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare

    Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare Dr Stephen J Blank Book by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This report provides an historical analysis of lessons from one of the most important wars of the 1980s, the war in Afghanistan. After reading this study, you will better understand the nature of operations "other than war" in multiethnic states. Many fear that these wars will set the paradigm for wars in the 1990s and will exert pressure on U.S. forces to conduct peacekeeping, peace-enforcement and humanitarian assistance operations in especially dangerous areas. Yugoslavia and Somalia, each in their own way, bear out the ubiquity of these wars and the pressures on the United States to act."
    • Published On: 6/28/1993
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