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Endgame for the West in Afghanistan? Explaining the Decline in Support for the War in Afghanistan in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France and Germany

Author: Mr Charles A Miller Domestic public opinion is frequently and correctly described as a crucial battlefront in the war in Afghanistan. Commentary by media and political figures currently notes not only the falling support for the war in the United States but also in many of its key allies in Europe and elsewhere, making …

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The Other Special Relationship: The United States and Australia at the Start of the 21st Century

Author: Dr Jeffrey D McCausland, Dr Douglas Stuart, Prof William T Tow, Prof Michael Wesley This volume summarizes the major findings of the conference participants over the last year. Beyond the thematic resemblance between this volume and the previous study of U.S.-UK relations, another similarity is the importance of two events in determining London and …

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The Future of the Australian-U.S. Security Relationship

Author: Dr Rod Lyon, Prof William T Tow The authors assess the future of the Australian-U.S. security relationship within the context of the Canberra’s transformation and strategic shift. They conclude that this relationship will remain important and will be strengthened in some ways–interdependence will be central to Australian strategy–but they consider the building of large-scale …

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Strategic Effects of Conflict with Iraq: Australia and New Zealand

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell The author has been asked to analyze four issues: the position that key states in their region are taking on U.S. military action against Iraq; the role of America in the region after the war with Iraq; the nature of security partnerships in the region after the war with Iraq; and …

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“Enhancing” the Australian-U.S. Defense Relationship: A Guide to U.S. Policy

Author: Dr Thomas-Durell Young Notwithstanding the end of U.S. basing in the Philippines, a revised defense framework with Japan, and starts and stops in Chinese-American military contacts, U.S. security relationships in the Pacific have enjoyed remarkable continuity since the end of the Cold War. The United States has promoted, thus far successfully, its role as …

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Mr. Jody Prescott – “Gender Blindness in US Doctrine”

Released 15 December 2020. US military Joint and Army civil affairs doctrine have failed to consider the operational relevance of gender, posing a risk to mission accomplishment and force protection. A comparison of NATO and Australian Defence Force doctrine reveals gender considerations have been included in Allied doctrine in recent years. US land-force operational planning …

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Decisive Point

Decisive Point A podcast channel of the USAWC quarterly journal, Parameters https://usawc-ssi-media.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/decisive-point/02-08-Clark—US-Army-Reforms-in-the-Progressive-Era—Decisive-Point.mp4 Released 26 March 2021.Colonel Jason P. Clark: “US Army Reforms in the Progressive Era” —  A look back at F. Gunther Eyck’s assessment of reforms enacted under US Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson may reveal as much about the historiography of the …

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Strategic Insights: The Coming Perfect Storm of Europe

Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. Adelberg A collection of social and security trends are at play in Europe that may threaten the peace and stability of the continent. The array of challenges, threats, and frictions could converge at such a point that an unintentional spark could ignite a major crisis or even a regional war of …

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Joining the New Caravan: ISIS and the Regeneration of Terrorism in Southeast Asia

Dr. Zachary Abuza Introduction. Since early-2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has made gradual inroads into Southeast Asia. There are an estimated 500 Southeast Asians, not including family and kin, in Iraq and Syria fighting for ISIS, as well as al-Nusra, which at first attracted far more Southeast Asians. Since August 2014, …

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Strategy Education Across the Professional Military Education Enterprise

Colonel John C. Valledor We can find plenty to read and study on the subject of leadership; in fact, there is a veritable mountain of studies, essays, and books explaining how to build leaders. Not so if one wants to build (or become) a strategist.                                                                                        General John Galvin1 Emerging Realities and the Education of …

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Strategic Insights: Should China Be Given the Benefit of the Doubt?

Dr. David Lai The South China Sea territorial dispute is a protracted and complicated problem. Recently, it has become an even more contentious issue between the United States and China. At the center of this disagreement is China’s massive territorial claims and its persistent approach to dealing with the disputes in bilateral and diplomatic ways. …

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Colloquium Brief: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army in 2025

Mr. R. Lincoln Hines     Key Insights. Domestic, external, and technological drivers of China’s military modernization are examined.  Three plausible scenarios for the modernization of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that result from these drivers are explored. Implications of these futures for regional dynamics, the international system, and U.S.-China strategic dynamics are considered. Also, …

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Academic Engagement Notes: 2014 International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention

Dr. John R. Deni,Dr. Robert J. Bunker The annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA) was held in Toronto, Canada, on March 26-29, 2014. The 55th annual convention theme was, “Spaces and Places: Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization.” This conference was a major academic gathering with 1,140 panels and round tables and over …

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A Few Questions About China’s Air Defense Identification Zone and Its Aftermath

Dr. David Lai China declared an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea on November 23, 2013 (See Figure 1). This move set off a security and political tsunami in the Western Pacific. The United States immediately denounced China’s sudden and unilateral act. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Australia, the European …

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Colloquium Brief: Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS-2012): International Security in an Age of Austerity

Mr. Dru Lauzon A Partnership Between    Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College,       Centre for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University,          Chair of Defence Management Studies, Queen’s University, and             Land Force Doctrine and Training System of the Canadian Forces Key Insights. While the threat of another recession seems to have receded for now, the new …

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How Nation-States Craft National Security Strategy Documents

Author: Dr Alan G Stolberg The need for security and the institutionalization of that security in national strategy and its associated documents is becoming a significant concern for nations in the 21st century international system. This need requires the development of national-level strategies that are designed with objectives; the attainment of which can ensure that …

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Op-Ed: Zen and the Art of Social Selfishness

COL Louis H. Jordan, Jr The German word “Gemuetlichkeit” loosely translated means “cozy sociability,” or in our terms, that soft warm place where all is good. The European Union (EU), when formalized after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, was to be gemuetlichkeit. But today, Germany, as well as many other EU countries, is running …

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2011-2012 U.S. Army War College Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL)

Dr. Antulio J. Echevarria, II Update: The PDF of the KSIL is now available. Topics with an * are from Headquarters Department of the Army G-3/5 and G-4 Foreword The Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) is published annually for the purpose of making students and other researchers aware of strategic topics that are, or should …

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