Learning from Iraq: Counterinsurgency in American Strategy
by Dr. Steven Metz. The author draws strategic lessons about
counterinsurgency from the Iraq conflict. He contends that the United
States is likely to undertake counterinsurgency in the future, but
based on the performance in Iraq, may not be adequately prepared
depending on the grand strategy which the United States adopts.
Iraq, Women's Empowerment, and Public Policy
by Dr. Sherifa Zuhur. This Letort Paper examines some of the
difficulties for women that attend Iraqi policy formulation. How family
law issues, as well as an increased political presence, legal reforms,
and educational and employment opportunities are resolved will
determine the success of policy for women in Iraq.
Russian Non-Proliferation Policy and the Korean Peninsula
by Dr. Yong-Chool Ha and Dr. Beom-Shik Shin. This monograph focuses on
Moscow's perspectives with regard to North Korea's nuclear program and
Russia's standing in Northeast Asia. The authors clarify the
differences between Moscow and Washington, as well as between the other
members of the six-party talks, over the proper way to deal with
Rosoboroneksport: Arms Sales and the Structure of Russian Defense Industry
by Dr. Stephen Blank. Russia's programs of weapons exports reveal the
inner workings of its defense industry and the relationship between
state and society that is a fundamental driver of its foreign and
defense policies. The author finds that arms sales are the main revenue
source, and will play a key role in Russia's attempt to regenerate its
armed forces while winning friends and influence abroad--among
A Nation at War, Seventeenth Annual Strategy Conference Report
edited by Colonel (Retired) John Martin. This report focuses on the
question, "Is the Nation really at war?" The strategy conference
studied this in depth, with panels on homeland security aspects, the
international context, the legal foundation for war, and the associated
economic and domestic issues. The conclusion, not as clear as first
thought, is that the Nation—or at least some parts of it—is not at war.
The New Totalitarians: Social Identities and Radical Islamist Political Grand Strategy, by Dr. Douglas MacDonald.
Understanding Indian Insurgencies: Implications for Counterinsurgency Operations in the Third World, by Dr. John Mitra.
The Iraq War: Learning from the Past, Adapting to the Present, and Planning for the Future, by Dr. Thomas Mockaitis.
Russia and the European Union: The Sources and Limits of "Special Relationships," by Dr. Cynthia Roberts.
North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Conventional Forces, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Ballistic Missiles, by Dr. Andrew Scobell.
Colombia and the United States—The Partnership: But What Is the Endgame? by Ambassador Myles Frechette.
In Defense of Rational Risk Assessment, by LTC Nathan P. Freier.
|Annual Strategy Conference|
Global Challenges to U.S. Security Interests.
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Join us for the XVIII Annual Strategy Conference from March 27-29 at
the Army War College in Carlisle, PA as we identify and debate the most
important potential security threats around the globe.
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The Roots of Terror: Understanding the Evolving Threat of Global Terrorism
February 12, 2007 - Washington, DC
The Evolution of U.S.-Turkish Relations in a Transatlantic Context
March 26, 2007 - Washington, DC
Global Security Challenges to U.S. Interests
March 27-29, 2007 - Carlisle, PA
The National Security Implications of Global Climate Change
March 30-31, 2007 - Durham, NC
The Role of Nuclear Weapons in Indo-Pakistani Crises
April 2-3, 2007 - Washington, DC
Interagency Process in Support of Security Operations: The Integration
and Alignment of Military and Civilian Roles and Missions
April 5-7, 2007 - College Station, Texas
Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium
May 2-4, 2007 - Miami, FL
|News and Updates|
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On January 19, Dr. Sherifa Zuhur presented "Challenges in the 'New'
Middle East," to more than 130 members of the Carlisle chapter of the
National Foreign Policy Association.
On January 25, Dr. Zuhur presented "Islamic Threats and U.S. National
Security" to more than 100 members of the Harrisburg/Camp Hill chapter
of the National Foreign Policy Association.
Dr. Stephen Blank published "Nuclear Fusion," Armed Forces Journal, February, 2007, pp. 20-25, 46; "Turkmenistan and the Azerbaijani Connection," Eurasia Insight, January 29, 2007; and "Making Sense of the Russo-Chinese Strategic Partnership," Marco Polo Magazine, Acque et Terre, No. 6, 2006, pp. 3-6.
COL Joseph Nunez's Op-Ed, "One NATO Is Not Enough," was published in the New York Times on January 27.
Dr. Leonard Wong was a member of the External Review Committee for the
Department of Military Science at the University of California - Santa
Barbara from January 24-25. Dr. Wong met with the ROTC cadre, as well
as the Dean of Social Sciences and other faculty members at UCSB.
COL (Ret) J.R. Martin participated in an Iraq Planning Group workshop
at the American Enterprise Institute, January 19-22 . Dr. Fred Kagan of
AEI convened group together to develop ideas to support the military
surge in Iraq.