Past Publications

US Army War College Press

  •  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
  •  Recommendations for Success in Afghanistan

    Recommendations for Success in Afghanistan

    Recommendations for Success in Afghanistan Dr M Chris Mason Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The group identified the four most important and challenging issues which the Resolute Support mission grapples with on a daily basis: (1) maintaining the equilibrium of power and control between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban at its current level; (2) bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table to begin peace talks with the Afghan Government; (3) getting Pakistan to curb its 17-year support to the Taliban; and, (4) start to roll back the pernicious dominance of opium production in the Afghan economy and its corrosive influence on national governance and state-building. "
    • Published On: 7/23/2019
  •  Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army

    Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army

    Deterrence in the Nordic-Baltic Region: The Role of the Nordic Countries Together With the U.S. Army Dr Stefan Forss, Juha Pyykönen Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "The Russian Federation continues to present a clear and unique security challenge to its European neighbor states all around its Western periphery. To the north, in the Nordic-Baltic region, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its Nordic partner nations are acutely aware of the challenge which Russia’s forceful and at times aggressive behavior can present to their security. The situation has been compounded by internal factors, such as a decade of shrinking defense budgets and a lack of local capacity to deal with potential military threats."
    • Published On: 6/4/2019
  •  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
  •  Extremist Migration: A Foreign Jihadist Fighter Threat Assessment

    Extremist Migration: A Foreign Jihadist Fighter Threat Assessment

    Extremist Migration: A Foreign Jihadist Fighter Threat Assessment Dr Shima D Keene Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "In this monograph, British academic and practitioner Dr. Shima Keene explores the probable movement of foreign fighters as a result of the reduction in territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As part of her analysis, Dr. Keene dissects the jihadist migration process, examining factors such as need, opportunity, possible methods of travel, and support mechanisms that allow jihadist migration to take place. In attempting to combat the problem, she calls for a change in mindset and approach that better exploits the capabilities available within the defense and security stakeholder community."
    • Published On: 5/23/2019
  •  An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation

    An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation

    An Unnatural Partnership? The Future of U.S.-India Strategic Cooperation Dr Samit Ganguly, Dr M Chris Mason Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Across Democratic and Republican administrations, the United States has confronted the rise and growing assertiveness of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Asia. Faced with the PRC’s role in Asia and beyond, the United States needs a viable strategic partner to balance the power of the PRC. Given India’s own misgivings about the PRC, it should serve as a natural partner. However, historical, cultural, and structural factors have inhibited the process of strategic cooperation. This monograph identifies the principal hurdles to cooperation and seeks to identify possible pathways toward a possible U.S.-India partnership."
    • Published On: 5/21/2019
  •  A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare

    A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare

    A Whole-of-Government Approach to Gray Zone Warfare Ms. Elizabeth G. Troeder Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Gray zone warfare has increasingly been the strategy selected by states that are determined to influence change without the risk of major escalation to outright military war. It is a significant concern today, threatening U.S. national security as well as the security of U.S. allies and partners. Although warfare is traditionally led by the Department of Defense (DoD), as the use of gray zone warfare increases and evolves, a whole-of-government approach that incorporates the unique capabilities of Federal departments and agencies for this fight is needed."
    • Published On: 5/8/2019
  •  Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare

    Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare

    Maneuver and Manipulation: On the Military Strategy of Online Information Warfare Mr. Tim Hwang Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Ongoing discussion around the Russian development of hybrid warfare and the revelations about meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election have focused the public’s attention on the threats posed by coordinated campaigns of propaganda and disinformation. These recent events have also raised concerns around the broader challenge posed by the emergence of a “post-fact society,” the notion that the weakening ability for civil society and the public to analyze truth and falsity is creating a threat to the health and sustainability of democratic institutions."
    • Published On: 5/7/2019
  •  Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment

    Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment

    Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment Mr Keir Giles Monograph by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press "Given the unprecedented scale, variation, and speed involved in the creation, consumption, and distribution of information in the era of big data, the classic challenge of military leadership—that is, making crucial decisions based on insufficient and likely unreliable information—can become even more daunting. However, British scholar Keir Giles warns that technological solutions alone are inadequate to equip the commander with the insight necessary for decision-making in the information and disinformation environments."
    • Published On: 4/30/2019
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