Issue Papers

 
  •  Environmental Planning, Prevention And Disaster Response In The Arabian Gulf

    Environmental Planning, Prevention And Disaster Response In The Arabian Gulf

    Environmental Planning, Prevention And Disaster Response In The Arabian Gulf Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Environmental problems exacerbated by natural or man-made events can contribute to regional in stability and conflict. Such environmental security related disasters hinder economic progress, displace populations, and facilitate the growth of undesirable elements and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Failure to respond to these events in a coordinated, timely and effective manner impacts a governments legitimacy and its ability to govern and function. For these reasons environmental security initiatives are key security cooperation vehicles for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)."
    • Published On: 9/15/2002
  •  Fourth Anton Myrer Strategic Leadership Conference: A 'Leadership During Crisis' Workshop

    Fourth Anton Myrer Strategic Leadership Conference: A 'Leadership During Crisis' Workshop

    Fourth Anton Myrer Strategic Leadership Conference: A 'Leadership During Crisis' Workshop COL Gregory A Adams, Michael H Crutcher, Prof James O Kievit, Thomas W Sweeney Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The September 2001 at tacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon vividly demonstrated that responding to a major crisis is not solely the concern of the military or the national security community or even of fire and police protection agencies. Indeed, there are many types of crises that can threaten not only the well-being of governmental, civil, and business organizations and population at various levels, but also their very existence."
    • Published On: 7/15/2002
  •  Business and Security in a Wired World

    Business and Security in a Wired World

    Business and Security in a Wired World Dennis M Murphy Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) con ducted a “Business Security in a Wired World” seminar in Rye, New York on 24-25 April 2002. Participants in the event included business executives representing critical infrastructure segments, government officials, and executives of two industry associations. The College’s objective in the session was to obtain a better understanding of private sector concerns for information assurance and homeland security."
    • Published On: 7/15/2002
  •  Strengthening the Bonds of Environmental Cooperation Between Security Forces and Environmental Institutions

    Strengthening the Bonds of Environmental Cooperation Between Security Forces and Environmental Institutions

    Strengthening the Bonds of Environmental Cooperation Between Security Forces and Environmental Institutions Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Building trust and cooperation between the military and civilian sectors in the nations of South America’s southern cone is an essential step in their continuing maturation as democracies. During most of the 20th Century, a state of tension existed between these two sectors because of the role played by the military as either the primary enforcement instrument of the ruling oligarchy, or as the actual government in being. Today, in order to set the conditions for continued growth and stability, these two sectors must cooperate both nationally and multilaterally in order to build confidence in the government and to promote regional stability. The vehicle chosen to encourage this necessary dialogue is environmental security and its adjunct of disaster response planning."
    • Published On: 6/15/2002
  •  Central American Environmental Defense Program in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

    Central American Environmental Defense Program in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

    Central American Environmental Defense Program in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Arthur L Bradshaw, Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "One of the greatest conservation efforts ever undertaken on a worldwide level is the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. Crossing eight national borders this program aims to protect existing ecosystems, while at the same time promoting sustainable development projects that help to alleviate poverty in the region."
    • Published On: 6/15/2002
  •  Partnering for Environmental Security Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin

    Partnering for Environmental Security Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin

    Partnering for Environmental Security Cooperation in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin Dr Kent H Butts, COL Jeffrey C Reynolds Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The Central Asian region encompasses Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. These newly independent republics, as well as the Transcaucasus states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, have become increasingly important to the United States’ national security interests. Decades of mineral exploitation, inefficient water use, and environmental neglect have left the region scarred—this environmental damage continues to threaten the stability of these new nations. Environmental Security has the potential to become a catalyst for multilateral cooperation and a powerful enabler for U.S. regional policy and security interests."
    • Published On: 5/15/2002
  •  Economics and National Security: The Case of China

    Economics and National Security: The Case of China

    Economics and National Security: The Case of China Dr Kent H Butts, LTC Edward L Hughes Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The United States Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, the National Intelligence Council, the U.S. Pacific Command, and The Brookings Institution’s Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies cosponsored a conference for selected invitees entitled “Economics and National Security: The Case of China.” The conference was conducted at the Collins Center, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania on November 27th and 28th, 2001."
    • Published On: 12/15/2001
  •  Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Overseas Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Overseas Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Overseas Group Patrick M Carney, COL Richard W Dillon, Prof James O Kievit, Prof Michael J Pasquarett Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This paper presents the discussions, issues, and recommendations developed by a working group on Overseas Security during a workshop on Streamlining National Security, which was conducted at the U.S. Army War College from 5 to 7 September 2001. "
    • Published On: 10/15/2001
  •  Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Homeland Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Homeland Group

    Streamlining National Security Workshop: The Homeland Group COL Peter D Menk, Prof Bert B Tussing Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This paper presents the discussions, issues, and recommendations developed by a working group on Homeland Security during a workshop on Streamlining National Security, which was conducted at the U.S. Army War College from 5 to 7 September 2001."
    • Published On: 10/15/2001
  •  Consequence Management Symposium

    Consequence Management Symposium

    Consequence Management Symposium COL Jeffrey C Reynolds, Prof Bert B Tussing Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "During a 21-23 August 2001 symposium conducted at the Collins Center of the United States Army War College, a group of 80 subject matter experts examined the evolving policy and infrastructure surrounding Consequence Management. Viewing the issue within the larger construct of Territorial Security, participants concentrated on both inter-agency and intergovernmental issues associated with this national challenge. In six panels, over two days’ time, state, local and federal officials addressed on-going initiatives and remaining shortfalls in this arena. Discussions encompassed inter agency coordination; state, local and federal cooperation; and the proper utilization of both active and reserve components of the military. Parallel issues faced by the Regional CINC’s, the State Department and their host nation counter parts were also a key part of the symposium."
    • Published On: 9/15/2001
  •  Russian National Security Policy: Perceptions Policies and Prospects

    Russian National Security Policy: Perceptions Policies and Prospects

    Russian National Security Policy: Perceptions Policies and Prospects Michael H Crutcher Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "In early December 2000, the Collins Center brought together over 25 specialists to examine Russian national security policy. The workshop examined that policy in terms of factors influencing Russian national security policy formulation, Russia’s perceptions of the world and itself, current Russian security and foreign policies in key regions of the world, and prospects for Russian interests and actions in the world and especially with regard to the United States."
    • Published On: 7/15/2001
  •  Promoting Stability in Central Asia

    Promoting Stability in Central Asia

    Promoting Stability in Central Asia Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Central Asia and the Caspian Basin are the legatees of the Russian Empire’s and the former Soviet Union’s shortsighted extraction economy policies. As a result, these nations face environmental challenges unlike any other region in the world. A major natural or man-made disaster in any single country can threaten the fresh water supply and/or public health across the whole region. Such a major environmental disaster is a credible threat to national and regional stability. "
    • Published On: 7/15/2001
  •  Contagion and Stability

    Contagion and Stability

    Contagion and Stability Dr Kent H Butts, COL Jeffrey C Reynolds Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "History teaches us that disease has killed far more people than warfare: in the US Civil War more casualties resulted from disease than combat. Empires such as the Aztecs, and powerful, warlike cultures as in Hawaii, have been devastated by infectious disease. Disease was used as an element of warfare long before the term biological warfare became a common term; the French introduction of smallpox among Native American populations and the contamination of water supplies are cases in point."
    • Published On: 5/15/2001
  •  Responding to Environmental Challenges in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin (Summary)

    Responding to Environmental Challenges in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin (Summary)

    Responding to Environmental Challenges in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin (Summary) Dr Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Conference planners faced the challenge that the number of issues dividing the Central Asia Republics is greater than those uniting them. It was necessary to identify a vehicle from which key issues could be addressed without being confrontational. Using the environmental security issue of disaster response planning as the primary topic, the conference clarified the environmental issues central to the security of the region and emphasized the importance of both military environmental stewardship and cooperative contingency planning in responding to these threats."
    • Published On: 4/15/2001
  •  Conventional Deterrence in the First Quarter of the New Century

    Conventional Deterrence in the First Quarter of the New Century

    Conventional Deterrence in the First Quarter of the New Century Colonel Peter D. Menk Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Over the past half-century deterrence has been the bedrock of United States defense policy. As we move into the first quarter of the 21st century deterrence will remain fundamental to national security, however, a continually evolving multi-polar world may require different methodologies to achieve deterrence. Therefore a new set of dialogues on the nature of deterrence is required."
    • Published On: 2/1/2001
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