Carlisle Papers

Female Suicide Bombers

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Female suicide bombers were used in the past, but the spate of these type bombings in different venues, in different countries, and for different terrorist organizations encourages closer examination of this phenomenon. The author looks at the history, characteristics, and…

Crisis Deterrence in the Taiwan Strait

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For more than 50 years, Taiwan’s unresolved international status has been the cause of repeated crises in East Asia. While the parties involved could be willing to live with the status quo, the domestic political transformation of Taiwan has called…

Impact of Strategic Culture on U.S. Policies for East Asia

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The author, using examples from the Asia-Pacific region, illustrates the need for regional and, at times, subregional approaches to collective security. He concludes that treating these relationships from a global perspective, and thus ignoring local norms, can cause unnecessary friction.…

The U.S. and Canadian Army Strategies: Failures in Understanding

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Organizational conception and business practice share much in common with military strategy. The two areas of study have had a mutually supportive relationship for decades. Particularly since the commencement of the 20th century, the business community has borrowed freely from…