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Crime, Violence, and the Crisis in Guatemala: A Case Study in the Erosion of the State, by Dr. Hal Brands. In this monograph, the author argues that rampant crime and violence have led to a full-blown crisis of the democratic state in Guatemala. He discusses the various criminal groups active in that country, and outlines a strategy for improving public order, strengthening government institutions, and combating the root causes that inform criminal activity.

Sufism in Northern Nigeria: A Force for Counter-Radicalization?, by Dr. Jonathan N. C. Hill. This monograph examines the roles played by the Qadiriyya and Tijaniyya Sufi Brotherhoods in countering Islamic radicalism in northern Nigeria.

Implications of a Changing NATO, by LTC Phillip R. Cuccia. What is the future of NATO and what should be included in the new NATO Strategic Concept due to come out at the end of 2010? This monograph takes a look at these questions and offers a few recommendations.

Rethinking Leadership and "Whole of Government" National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects, by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami, Dr. Jeffrey A. Engel. On June 24, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Bush School of Government and Public Service and Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College conducted a conference on Leadership and Government Reform. Two panels discussed "Leader Development in Schools of Public Affairs" and "Leadership, National Security and 'Whole of Government' Reforms." The authors in this volume are from universities and policy institutes focused on international affairs, history, foreign policy, intelligence, and national and homeland security.

Human Intelligence: All Humans, All Minds, All the Time, by Mr. Robert D. Steele. The author explores the centrality of Human Intelligence in meeting the needs of the U.S. Army, as well as the Department of Defense, and the whole of government, for relevant information and tailored intelligence essential to creating a national security strategy; for defining whole of government policies that work in harmony; for acquisition of the right capabilities at the right price in time to be useful; and for operations, both local and global.

Coming Soon
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, by Charles A Miller.

The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China’s Military, by Roy Kamphausen, David Lai, Andrew Scobell, eds.

Russian Military Today and Tomorrow: Essays in Memory of Mary Fitzgerald, by Stephen J. Blank and Richard Weitz, eds.

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume 1: Theory of War and Strategy, and Volume 2: National Security Policy and Strategy, by J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.

Got Vision? Unity of Vision in Policy and Strategy: What It Is and Why We Need It, by Anna Simons.

Project on National Security Reform: Vision Working Group Report and Scenarios, by Sheila R. Ronis.

Monthly Op-Ed
Wanted: A Strategy for the Black Sea, by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.

What is War?
The 2010 U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference, "Defining War for the 21st Century," brought together the world's foremost experts to examine war in the post-September 11 world. See the videos on YouTube and the announcement of the 22nd Annual Strategy Conference.

Security and Governance: Foundations for International Stability
June 21-23, 2010 - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

National Security Policy and Military Strategy Policy: Towards Achieving Policy Relevant Scholarship
September 15-16, 2010 - Lubbock, TX

Plan Colombia and the Merida Initiative: Comparatives and Lessons Learned
September 15, 2010 - Washington, DC

Violent Armed Groups
September 16-17, 2010 - Pittsburgh, PA

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The External Research Associates Program (ERAP) will be open from June-July. Prepare a synopsis and a CV now if you wish to submit a contract proposal.

Videos from the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM book launch are available on YouTube.

In May, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies in the United Arab Emirates translated Dr. W. Andrew Terrill’s Spring 2009 U.S. Army War College Parameters’ article "Seeking Meaningful Deterrence in the Israeli-Iranian Strategic Standoff," into Arabic and republished with one related article under the same cover as an Occasional Paper.

On May 25-26, 2010, Dr. Stephen Blank presented, “Russia and Nuclear Weapons,” to the Atlantic Council Conference, The Transatlantic Partnership and Relations with Russia, in Stockholm, Sweden.

On June 5, 2010, Dr. Steven Metz gave a presentation entitled, "The National Guard and the Shifting Security Environment," at the Annual Professional Development Day of the Vermont National Guard in Burlington, VT. GEN Richard Cody, former Army Vice Chief of Staff, was the keynote speaker.
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