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New Publications
The Politics of Identity: History, Nationalism, and the Prospect for Peace in Post-Cold War East Asia, by Dr. Sheila Miyoshi Jager. The author explores how the United States might respond to the emerging new nationalism in the region in order to promote stability and peace. She offers a constructivist approach which highlights the central role that memory, history, and identity play in international relations.

North Korean Foreign Relations in the Post-Cold War World, by Dr. Samuel Kim. This monograph examines North Korea's foreign relations with China, Russia, Japan, the United States, and South Korea during the post-Cold War era. The author argues that central to understanding North Korea's international behavior in the 21st century is the extent to which U.S. policies have shaped that behavior.

North Korea's Military Threat: Pyongyang's Conven- tional Forces, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Ballistic Missiles, by Dr. Andrew Scobell and Captain John Sanford, USN. Pyongyang is a major military threat, whether measured in terms of total number of personnel in uniform, numbers of special operations soldiers, size of its submarine fleet, quantity of ballistic missiles, or its substantial WMD programs. The authors assess these capabilities and attempt to discern the intentions of North Korea's People's Army.

Coming Soon
Russian-American Security and Cooperation after St. Petersburg: Challenges and Opportunities, by Dr. Richard Weitz.

China's Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and Campaign Planning, by Dr. Larry Wortzel.

Ukraine's Military between East and West, by Dr. Marybeth Peterson Ulrich.

An Introduction to Theater Strategy and Regional Strategy, by Colonel Clarence Bouchat (USAF Ret.)

Political Trends in the New Eastern Europe,
a combined study featuring:
Belarus and Russia: Comradeship-in-Arms in Preempting Democracy, by Dr. Vitali Silitski and Ukraine: Domestic Changes and Foreign Policy Reconfiguration, by Dr. Arkady Moshes.

 
Monthly Op-Ed
Manning the Force, by Dr. Douglas V. Johnson, II.

Upcoming Events
2nd Annual North American Security Colloquium
June 26-28 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Download the invitation


News and Updates
Professor Doug Johnson conducted a Senior Leader Staff Ride on May 1-3 for CIT Group, Inc., a global commercial and consumer financial organization. The CIT event was facilitated by a former head of DCLM, COL (R) Herb Harback, and included a VTC in Bliss Auditorium, between the CEO and the 17 Staff Ride participants.

On April 26, Professor Doug Johnson provided an area tour for the U.S. Air Force contingent visiting Carlisle Barracks for the Jim Thorpe Sports Days.

On April 22, Dr. Steve Metz participated in a public debate on withdrawal from Iraq at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. The debate was sponsored by the Bowdoin Chapter of Americans for Informed Democracy. Charles Pena, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, was the other speaker. Dr. Metz advocated an approach in which the needs of the elected Iraqi government rather than domestic U.S. politics determine the pace of American disengagement. Insurgencies normally last a decade, he reminded the audience, so the current slowness of progress in Iraq is well within the historic norm.

On April 25, Dr. Metz spoke as part of the Board of Experts at the RAND Corporation's Insurgency Board in Washington, DC. The meeting focused on a study of proto-insurgencies written by Dr. Daniel Byman of Georgetown University.

On April 27, Dr. Metz presented a paper entitled "Beyond the War on Terror: Toward a Strategy of Cooperative Leadership" to the Stanley Foundation's "Beyond the Unipolar Moment" Project, Chantilly, VA.


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