Monographs

 

  •  The Strategist and the Web Revisited: An Updated Guide to Internet Resources

    The Strategist and the Web Revisited: An Updated Guide to Internet Resources

    The Strategist and the Web Revisited: An Updated Guide to Internet Resources LTC James Kievit, Dr Steven Metz Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "For analysts or planners attempting to craft appropriate, timely solutions to strategic problems, the ability to collect information rapidly and to evaluate its relevance and validity is a crucial skill. Computers linked via the Internet can offer timely access to millions of documents and files on a vast range of topics, and the number of documents available increases on a daily basis. But to make maximum use of the Internet as a research tool, researchers must understand it. And analysts trained in library, archive, and word-of-mouth research must learn where to look for salient electronic information."
    • Published On: 10/17/1996
  •  Civil-Military Relations and the Not-Quite Wars of the Present and Future

    Civil-Military Relations and the Not-Quite Wars of the Present and Future

    Civil-Military Relations and the Not-Quite Wars of the Present and Future Dr Vincent Davis Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Classic civil-military relations literature, especially at the strategic level, focuses on the relationships between the highest political authorities on the one hand, and the most senior military leaders on the other. But in a broader sense, the topic includes the nature of relationships between society and the military institutions the society supports with the expectation that the military will defend the society's shores and interests from foreign aggressors. The dynamics of civil-military relations also can include the nature of relationships between soldiers and sailors on weekend passes in the local town, whether at home or abroad. In addition, it includes the relationship between the base or post commander and the local mayor of the town or city outside the gate."
    • Published On: 10/1/1996
  •  Managing a Changing Relationship: China's Japan Policy in the 1990s

    Managing a Changing Relationship: China's Japan Policy in the 1990s

    Managing a Changing Relationship: China's Japan Policy in the 1990s Prof Robert S Ross Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "Many of the same factors that affect Sino-American relations and Sino-Russian relations are integral to the relationship between Beijing and Tokyo. Among these are Chinese treatment of dissidents, the Taiwan issue, economic investment, and Japanese military policy and strategy. Today Japanese and Chinese interests compete in many areas, requiring tolerance, patience and diplomatic sophistication to keep competition from evolving into conflict. In the future, these challenges are likely to grow in complexity."
    • Published On: 9/30/1996
  •  Finnish Security and European Security Policy

    Finnish Security and European Security Policy

    Finnish Security and European Security Policy Dr Stephen J Blank Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In 1995 Finland joined the European Union (EU). This action culminated several years of a fundamental reorientation of Finnish security policy as Finland moved from the neutrality imposed on it by the Soviet Union to a policy with a priority on European integration through the European Union. Finland, in joining the EU, has retained its independent defense and security posture, even as it seeks to strengthen its standing abroad and gain added leverage, through the EU, for dealing with Russia. Finland's odyssey indicates much about two fundamental issues in European security: coping with Russia's crises, and the interrelationship between the EU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as providers of security for small states in Europe."
    • Published On: 9/27/1996
  •  What's with the Relationship between America's Army and China's PLA?

    What's with the Relationship between America's Army and China's PLA?

    What's with the Relationship between America's Army and China's PLA? COL Jer Donald Get Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In May 1995, Secretary of Defense William J. Perry asked the Army to examine various ways to re-establish the army-to-army ties which existed between the U.S. Army and Beijing's People's Liberation Army (PLA) prior to the 1980s. U.S. President George Bush ordered a curb in military-to-military ties following the Tiananmen incident in 1989, and, since then, efforts at rapprochement between the two armies have been faltering and uneven."
    • Published On: 9/15/1996
  •  Unification of the United States Armed Forces: Implementing the 1986 Department of Defense Reorganization Act

    Unification of the United States Armed Forces: Implementing the 1986 Department of Defense Reorganization Act

    Unification of the United States Armed Forces: Implementing the 1986 Department of Defense Reorganization Act Prof Douglas C Lovelace Jr Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This study assesses the extent to which the GNA has been implemented, examines whether Congress' intent has been realized, evaluates the impact the act has had on DOD, and discusses what measures should be taken to consummate or curtail implementation. The analysis and assessment herein show that DOD has substantially implemented the act, but also that implementation is incomplete."
    • Published On: 8/6/1996
  •  China's Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World

    China's Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World

    China's Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World Dr Samuel S Kim Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "China's security behavior, riddled with contradictions and paradoxes, seemed made to order for challenging scholars and policymakers concerned about the shape of things to come in post-Cold War international life. With the progressive removal of the Soviet threat from China's expansive security parameters from Southeast Asia, through South Asia and Central Asia, to Northeast Asia, coupled with the growing engagement in international economic and security institutions, came perhaps the most benign external strategic environment and the greatest international interdependence that China has ever enjoyed in its checkered international relations. Despite the deterioration of Sino-American relations in the past 2 years, most Chinese strategic analysts do not believe the United States poses a clear and present military threat..."
    • Published On: 7/29/1996
  •  China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives

    China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives

    China's Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives Dr David Shambaugh, Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "The United States is dealing with a complex and transitional political system in China. By some measures it is a strong, centralized, competent and decisive system. By others, it is a decentralized, weak, fragile, and decaying system. Understanding the nature of the transitions affecting the Chinese political system, the system's many complexities, and its strengths and weaknesses, is fundamental to fashioning an American strategy for dealing with China in the years to come. How China will behave on the world stage, whether it keeps its agreements with the United States and other nations, and its willingness to accept and uphold the norms and standards of international relations, all depend in no small part on the nature and evolution of China's political system and the officials that work in it."
    • Published On: 7/29/1996
  •  India's Security Environment: Towards the Year 2000

    India's Security Environment: Towards the Year 2000

    India's Security Environment: Towards the Year 2000 Dr Raju G C Thomas Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "In his presentation to the conference, Dr. Raju Thomas examined India's defense perspectives and prospects. From the standpoint of national security, India's post-independence history divides neatly into a turbulent first half, which included conflicts with China and Pakistan, and a relatively more stable period since 1971. That stability has been rattled by significant challenges (Kashmir, Sri Lanka, etc.), as Dr. Thomas points out. Five years ago, the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to presage a more troubled era. Certainly, it caused as broad a reassessment of strategic policy in South Asia as elsewhere in the world."
    • Published On: 7/29/1996
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