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Dr. Donald E. Schulz

External Researcher

DONALD E. SCHULZ is Chairman of the Political Science Department at Cleveland State University. Prior to that he was Research Professor of National Security Policy at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Dr. Schulz has authored or edited a half dozen books, including The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century; Mexico Faces the 21st Century; Cuba and the Future; The United States, Honduras and the Crisis in Central America; Revolution and Counterrevolution in Central America and the Caribbean; and Political Participation in Communist Systems. His numerous articles have appeared in both scholarly and policy journals, including Foreign Policy, Washington Quarterly, Orbis, the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, and Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, as well as media outlets such as Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. Currently, he is completing a book on “Narcopolitics in Mexico” and co-editing a volume on “War and Peace in Colombia.”

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Donald E. Schulz

  • The United States and Latin America: Shaping an Elusive Future

    March 01, 2000

    Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Author analyzes U.S. security interests in Latin America, the primary challenges, and how well U.S. strategy and policy are equipped to deal with them. Concludes pessimistically that the United States is not intellectually equipped to handle the troublesome future ahead for Latin America.

  • Colombia's Three Wars: U.S. Strategy at the Crossroads

    March 01, 1999

    Authored by Dr. Gabriel Marcella, Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    U.S. policy is at a critical juncture. Can a strategy based on counter-narcotics be enough and even be separated from counter-insurgency? Authors argue no, that a more robust and comprehensive level of support is necessary, given the gravity of Colombia's problems.

  • The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century

    April 01, 1998

    Edited by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Contains papers and speeches from civil-military relations conference. Prominent civilian and military leaders discuss ways to improve working relationships between the two and how to promote greater understanding and security cooperation between the United States and Latin America.

  • The Challenge of Haiti's Future: Report on the Conference Sponsored by U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue

    August 01, 1997

    Authored by Dr. Max G. Manwaring, Dr. Donald E. Schulz, Dr. Robert Maguire, Dr. Peter Hakim, Dr. Abigail Horn.
    This Special Report contains an account of a conference on "The Challenge of Haiti's Future," sponsored by the U.S. Army War College, Georgetown University, and the Inter-American Dialogue, and held on February 10-11, 1997, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security

    June 01, 1997

    Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Because of NAFTA and increasing interdependence, this paper redefines U.S.-Mexican security relations in non-traditional terms. Offers practical suggestions so that U.S leaders to respond effectively to the emerging relationship.

  • Haiti Update

    January 01, 1997

    Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Captures the emerging situation in Haiti after the humanitarian intervention of the United States and the United Nations since 1994. Speculates about the difficult prospects for democracy within Haiti's destructive climate of violence and counter-violence.

  • Whither Haiti?

    April 01, 1996

    Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Haiti is unlikely to make a successful transition to a secure, democratic, and economically modernizing nation unless it receives major support from foreign donors. Tactical success achieved so far could turn into strategic failure. Policy recommendations included.

  • Mexico and the Future

    September 01, 1995

    Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Until the Zapatista National Liberation Army burst upon the scene in 1994, Mexico's future seemed assured. This paper reassesses prevailing assumptions about Mexico's security and looks at the prospects for democratization, socio-economic development, and U.S.-Mexican relations.

  • Mexico in Crisis

    May 01, 1995

    Authored by Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Author argues that the United States has few foreign policy concerns more profoundly consequential for its national interests and security than Mexico. Therefore, it is important to understand the nature of the Mexican crisis that has been emerging since late 1970s.

  • The Awakening: The Zapatista Revolt and Its Implications for Civil-Military Relations and the Future of Mexico

    December 01, 1994

    Authored by LTC Stephen J. Wager, Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Drs. Stephen Wager and Donald Schulz examine the causes, nature and implications of the Zapatista uprising, emphasizing in particular its impact on Mexican civil-military relations. They argue that, together with the onset of democratization, the Chiapas rebellion has strained these relations and led to a certain mutual distancing between the Mexican army and government.

  • Reconciling the irreconcilable: The Troubled Outlook for U.S. Policy toward Haiti

    March 01, 1994

    Authored by Dr. Gabriel Marcella, Dr. Donald E. Schulz.
    Paper analyzes the complex nature of Haiti's internal crisis and the nature of conflict within a culture of violence, the nation's difficult history, Haiti's relationship with the United States, and the difficult choices available to policy-makers. The United States must carefully balance doing too much and too little for Haiti's worsening situation.