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China-Latin America Space Cooperation: An Overview

As China has increased its political and economic cooperation with Latin America, it has also expanded its space engagement with the region.In September 2023, during a visit to China, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro announced an agreement in

CMSI Note #4: Deck Cargo Ships: Another Option for a Cross-Strait Invasion

CMSI Perspectives and Key Take-Aways: In addition to RO-RO ferries, the PLA also uses another class of RO-RO ship, the deck cargo ship, in sea transport training exercises. Deck cargo ships are widely used in China’s ocean engineering and

PRC Engagement with Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe: Compa...

PRC Engagement with Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe: Comparisons and Insights R. Evan Ellis Over the past twenty years, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has expanded its political, institutional, economic, and other forms of

The Mixed Message About China's Economy

Chinese Premier Li Qiang spoke this week at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, saying the Chinese economy was doing just fine. Signals out of Beijing have been conveying a different message.SHEENA CHESTNUT GREITENS: So I think that the idea

South & Latin America | Feb. 6, 2024

Argentina's Milei Returns Idea of Limited Gov't to Global Stage In Latin...

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are:I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help.— Ronald Reagan - Aug. 12, 1986Most Argentines did not elect eclectic libertarian Javier Milei in November 2023 because they understood his
Parameters
Welcome to the Winter 2023–24 issue of Parameters. 

This issue consists of two In Focus commentaries which bring to light observations from the Russia-Ukraine War, two forums addressing deterrence and strategic influence, and the inaugural Director’s Corner for the China Landpower Studies Center (CLSC). 

Keywords: deterrence; Ukraine; Russia; Putin; NATO; unmanned aerial systems; deep strike; reconnaissance-strike complex; electronic warfare; Russia-Ukraine War; nuclear; misperception; Russia; multidomain operations; freedom to roam; grand strategy; offshore balancing; offensive realism; regional hegemony; stopping power of water; Middle East; integrated deterrence; strategy; Cold War; flexible response; New Look; economic interests; globalization; strategic competition; multinational exercises; bilateral exercises; reflexive control; strategic behavior; strategic analysis; nonlinearity; complex adaptive system; civil-military relations; general officers; promotions; flag officers; political participation; People’s Liberation Army; Chinese Communist Party; Belt and Road Initiative; China; Landpower; security assistance; Iran; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom; Bill Clinton; George W. Bush; Barack Obama; Civil War; Army of Tennessee; John B. Hood; William Tecumseh Sherman; Battle of Atlanta; Close Combat Lethality Task Force; Secretary of Defense General James N. Mattis; Iraq; Vicksburg Campaign; Ulysses S. Grant; William T. Sherman; Chickasaw Bayou; World War I; World War II; W. E. B. Du Bois; Talented Tenth; 1920s; citizen-soldier; National Guard; modern Army; Harry S. Truman; atomic bomb; Japan; nuclear war; North Korea; George W. Bush; Kim Il-Sung; Kim Jong-Un; China; Xi Jinping; Chinese Dream; authoritarianism; diplomacy; Samuel P. Huntington; Carl von Clausewitz; Dwight D. Eisenhower; George S. Patton; Kenneth Payne; Jan Smuts; South Africa; World War I in Africa; German South West Africa; German East Africa
Parameters | Winter 2023–24
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Parameters | Autumn 2023

From the Acting Editor in Chief
Conrad C. Crane
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/8

In Focus
A Historical Perspective on Today’s Recruiting Crisis
Brian McAllister Linn
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/9

Parameters | Autumn 2023
A Call to Action: Lessons from Ukraine for the Future Force
Katie Crombe and John A. Naglhttps://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/10


Strategic Challenges
The Strategic Importance of Taiwan to the United States and Its Allies: Part Two – A Focus on Policy since the Start of the Russia-Ukraine War
Luke P. Bellocchi
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/11


The Impact of Antarctic Treaty Challenges on the US Military
Ryan J. Bridley and Kevin W. Matthews
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/12

US-Russia Foreign Policy: Confronting Russia’s Geographic Anxieties
Caitlin P. Irby
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/11

Historical Studies
Urban Resistance to Occupation: An Underestimated Element of Land Warfare
Kevin D. Stringer and Jelle J. H. Hooiveld
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/14

The Chechen Kadyrovtsy’s Coercive Violence in Ukraine
Wilson A. Jones
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/11=5

SRAD Director’s Corner
US Army War College Russia-Ukraine War Study Project
Eric Hartunian
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/15

Autumn Book Reviews
USAWC Press
https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol53/iss3/16
Parameters | Autumn 2023
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Parameters Summer 2023 Issue
US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College Press
Parameters | Summer 2023
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The US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters, is a refereed forum for contemporary strategy and Landpower issues. It furthers the education and professional development of senior military officers and members of government and academia concerned with national security affairs.
Parameters | Spring 2023
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The US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters, is a refereed forum for contemporary strategy and Landpower issues. It furthers the education and professional development of senior military officers and members of government and academia concerned with national security affairs.

Parameters is indexed in, inter alia, Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals, US Government Periodicals Index, LexisNexis Government Periodicals Index, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Lancaster Index to Defence & International Security Literature (UK), and PAIS Bulletin. Book reviews are indexed in Gale Group’s Book Review Index. Parameters is also available through ProQuest and UMI.

Parameters  Bookshelf
Book Review: Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945
Daniel Gipper

Author: Bastiaan Willems

Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Gipper, US Air Force, faculty development scholar, Air University
Book Review: Violence in Defeat: The Wehrmacht on German Soil, 1944–1945
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Book Review: The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries 
Authors: Amira Jadoon with Andrew Mines

Reviewed by Thomas F. Lynch III, PhD, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of National Strategic Studies, National Defense University
Book Review: The Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Strategic Alliances and Rivalries
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Book Review: Waging a Good War: How the Civil Rights Movement Won Its Battles, 1954–1968
Author: Thomas E. Ricks

Reviewed by Keith Nightingale, retired colonel, US Army
Book Review: Waging a Good War: How the Civil Rights Movement Won Its Battles, 1954–1968
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Book Review: Small Armies, Big Cities: Rethinking Urban Warfare
John P. Sullivan

Author: Louise A. Tumchewics (editor)

Reviewed by Dr. John P. Sullivan, instructor, Safe Communities Institute, University of Southern California
Book Review: Small Armies, Big Cities: Rethinking Urban Warfare
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