Colloquium Briefs

 

  •  2019: A Changing International Order? Implications for the Security Environment

    2019: A Changing International Order? Implications for the Security Environment

    2019: A Changing International Order? Implications for the Security Environment Christopher Ankersen, Prof William G Braun III, Ferry de Kerckhove, Dr Carol V. Evans, Kathryn M. Fisher, Dr Samit Ganguly, Anna Geis, Sara K. McGuire, Kim Richard Nossal, Ben Rowswell, Stéfanie von Hlatky Colloquium report by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, From the Kingston Conference on International Security Series, Centre for International and Defence Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University "Each year, the Kingston Consortium on International Security (KCIS)—a partnership of the academy and the military—organize a conference on international security. This conference seeks to inform debate and advance knowledge in the field of security and defence, by identifying priorities in military affairs and convening world-class experts to engage with a series of common questions. The partners—the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, and the NATO Defense College work together to develop a multifaceted program for what has become one of the leading international security conferences in North America."
    • Published On: 10/1/2020
  •  The Russian Military in Contemporary Perspective

    The Russian Military in Contemporary Perspective

    The Russian Military in Contemporary Perspective Dr Stephen J Blank Colloquium Report by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Wherever one looks, Russia is carrying out aggressive military and informational attacks against the West in Europe, North and South America, the Arctic, and the Middle East. This “war against the West” actually began over a decade ago, but its most jarring and shocking event, the one that started to focus Western minds on Russia, was the invasion of Ukraine in 2014. Given this pattern, the National Security Council (NSC) in 2014 invited Stephen Blank to organize a conference on the Russian military. We were able to launch the conference in 2016 and bring together a distinguished international group of experts on the Russian military to produce the papers that were then subsequently updated for presentation here."
    • Published On: 9/24/2019
  •  The Return of Deterrence: Credibility and Capabilities in a New Era (KCIS 2018)

    The Return of Deterrence: Credibility and Capabilities in a New Era (KCIS 2018)

    The Return of Deterrence: Credibility and Capabilities in a New Era (KCIS 2018) Prof William G Braun III, Kim Richard Nossal, Stéfanie von Hlatky Colloquium Report by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute From The Kingston Conference on International Security Series, Centre for International and Defence Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University "Each year, partners from academia and the military join efforts to organize the Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS). This conference seeks to inform debate and advance knowledge in the field of security and defence, by identifying priorities in military affairs and convening world-class experts to engage with a series of common questions. The partners — the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, and the NATO Defense College — work together to develop a multifaceted program for what has become one of the leading international security conference in North America."
    • Published On: 6/3/2019
  •  A Colloquium on U.S. National Security Policy, Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare

    A Colloquium on U.S. National Security Policy, Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare

    A Colloquium on U.S. National Security Policy, Military Strategy: Understanding the Environment for Contemporary Warfare Mr Dave Lewis, Dr Steve Maxner, Dr Dennis Patterson Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Texas Tech University "No problem facing the United States is more important than national security, particularly in the context of our contemporary wars. In addition, no institution is more involved and more affected by this problem of protecting national security in the context of contemporary wars than the U.S. Army (and the U.S. military overall). The problem of contemporary wars has created numerous challenges for the U.S. Army."
    • Published On: 4/1/2011
  •  Other People's Wars: PLA Lessons from Foreign Conflicts

    Other People's Wars: PLA Lessons from Foreign Conflicts

    Other People's Wars: PLA Lessons from Foreign Conflicts Mr Daniel Alderman, Mr Joe Narus, The National Bureau of Asian Research Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, The National Bureau of Asian Research "The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has not fought in a major war since 1979, but has studied the lessons of modern foreign conflicts from throughout the world. In some cases, those lessons have resulted in observable changes to the PLA’s strategic, tactical, or operational posture."
    • Published On: 4/1/2011
  •  Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability

    Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability

    Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability Mr Dru Lauzon, Mr Andrew Vine Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Queen’s Centre for International Relations, Queen’s University Defence Management Studies, Land Force Doctrine and Training System of the Canadian Forces "Stability operations in fragile states are likely to remain an important focus of the foreign policy of Western countries for the foreseeable future. The central question to consider when launching these operations is whether a particular type of intervention is more effective than others, and to determine what insights can be drawn from previous deployments in failed and fragile states."
    • Published On: 3/1/2011
  •  Brazil's Security Strategy and Defense Doctrine

    Brazil's Security Strategy and Defense Doctrine

    Brazil's Security Strategy and Defense Doctrine Mr Andrew Fishman, Dr Max G Manwaring Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, with The Center for Latin American Issues, The George Washington University "In September 2007, Brazil’s President Lula mandated the establishment of a national defense strategy. In December 2008, the Minister of Defense, Nelson Jobim, sent that strategy to the President. In 2010, President Lula signed executive orders to implement the new strategy (the Projecto Nacional) ..."
    • Published On: 3/1/2011
  •  A New Chapter in Trans-American Engagement

    A New Chapter in Trans-American Engagement

    A New Chapter in Trans-American Engagement Ms Eva Silkwood Baker, Dr Max G Manwaring Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University "General Fraser and the conference dialogue stressed the critical need to develop a serious hemispheric partnership for opening “A new Chapter in Trans-American Engagement.” In that connection, over 20 major issues and recommendations were put forward (some of which were redundant) at the 2010 Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium, held on May 25-26, 2010, in Miami, Florida. In one way or another, virtually every issue and recommendation stresses that building a viable regional security partnership in the Hemisphere is not a strictly short-term, or unilateral, or even bilateral defense effort. Regional security will result only from long-term, multilateral, civil-military partnering efforts. Thus, the generalized results of the colloquium emphasize three highly interrelated needs and an associated recommendation."
    • Published On: 9/1/2010
  •  Preparing for a Mid-Term Assessment of Leadership and National Security Reform in the Obama Administration

    Preparing for a Mid-Term Assessment of Leadership and National Security Reform in the Obama Administration

    Preparing for a Mid-Term Assessment of Leadership and National Security Reform in the Obama Administration Mr Jared E Bennett, Dr Joseph R Cerami, Dr Robert H Dorff Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Bush School of Government and Public Service "The initiatives for the extensive national security reform that is required to meet current threats will have to come from outside of the executive branch bureaucracy. This is true even though former senior members of the Project on National Security Reform are holding key executive branch positions."
    • Published On: 8/1/2010
  •  Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability in Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean: Implications for U.S. National Security

    Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability in Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean: Implications for U.S. National Security

    Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability in Mexico, Colombia, and the Caribbean: Implications for U.S. National Security Mr Evan Brown, Dr Dallas D Owens Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies "The relationships between powerful criminal groups and states are complex and create transnational issues of corruption and the production, transportation, marketing, and consumption of illegal products and services that have national security implications for most states in the Western Hemisphere."
    • Published On: 1/1/2010
  •  The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Mr Daniel Alderman Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, The National Bureau of Asian Research, and Bush School of Government and Public Service "Signs are emerging that the PLA is becoming more confident about its position vis-à-vis Taiwan. At the same time, China believes that a changing international environment requires the Chinese armed forces to have more diversified capabilities. It is therefore placing relatively more emphasis on developing operational capabilities for missions other than against Taiwan (e.g., humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping operations, disaster relief, antipiracy, etc.)."
    • Published On: 12/31/2009
  •  Leadership and National Security Reform Conference

    Leadership and National Security Reform Conference

    Leadership and National Security Reform Conference Dr Joseph R Cerami, Dr Jeffrey A Engel, Ms Lindsey K Pavelka Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Bush School of Government and Public Service, and Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University "Graduate programs in policy schools of public and international affairs are paying increasing attention to the study of leadership and the development of leaders for public service careers. Policy schools at the University of Virginia, Harvard University, and Texas A&M University are finding new ways to educate future leaders; promote interdisciplinary leadership research; and provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for the next generation of government reformers."
    • Published On: 11/1/2009
  •  Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies Dr Antulio J Echevarria II Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The USAWC’s Strategic Studies Institute held its 20th Annual Strategy Conference on April 14-16, 2009, at Carlisle Barracks. This year’s focus, “Strategic Implications of Emerging Technologies,” was intended to look beyond the noted importance of advances in the field of cyber and information technologies to raise awareness of other technology areas which thus far have received less visibility. The conference explored biogenetics, biometrics, nanotechnologies, robotics, artificial intelligence, alternative energies, electromagnetic weaponry, nuclear power, and global warming. Approximately 135 attendees along with 19 panelists and speakers participated. As anticipated, the conference brought together a diverse group of scholars and individuals from the defense community and academia."
    • Published On: 6/1/2009
  •  American Grand Strategy after War

    American Grand Strategy after War

    American Grand Strategy after War Dr Dallas D Owens, Mr Ionut C Popescu Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and Duke University " • Since World War II, each American war has been followed by a period of grand strategy reassessment. • The degree to which the Nation’s leaders have felt the need to revise grand strategy has depended in part upon the degree to which the preceding conflict led to adverse consequences and in part upon the level of perceived danger in the new strategic environment."
    • Published On: 5/1/2009
  •  PLA Missions Beyond Taiwan

    PLA Missions Beyond Taiwan

    PLA Missions Beyond Taiwan Mr Marc Miller Colloquium Brief by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, The National Bureau of Asian Research, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A & M University "The PLA is being assigned and training for an increasing variety of missions, including nontraditional battlefields such as outer space and cyber space, as well as nontraditional functions, such as United Nations peacekeeping operations."
    • Published On: 11/1/2008
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