Can Europe Survive Maastricht?

Author: Dr Douglas Stuart Professor Douglas Stuart, with the generous support of the Ford Foundation, presents a much needed analysis of the Maastricht Treaty and its effects on Europe. He maintains that the Western European leaders have lost sight of the true meaning and potential value of European integration in recent years. This, he explains, …

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Where Does Cuba Stand?

Author: Prof Enrique A Baloyra Given the potential explosiveness of the Cuban crisis and the possibility that it might lead to U.S. military involvement, it would seem appropriate to take a closer look at the Cuban situation. In particular, we need a better understanding of those forces promoting both political stability and instability. In this …

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The Military-News Media Relationship: Thinking Forward

Author: Dr Rod Lyon, COL Charles W Ricks, Prof William T Tow Over the course of the next six months, the Strategic Studies Institute will examine the impact of the media’s technological advances on strategic and operational level planning and policymaking, first in an overseas theater, and subsequently on decisions made at the national level. …

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Turkey’s Strategic Position at the Crossroads of World Affairs

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Stephen C Pelletiere This report analyzes the implications of Turkey’s policies and the reactions of Turkey’s neighbors in three discrete chapters. The authors focus their conclusions and options for U.S. policymakers on the effect of Turkish policies in Europe, the Middle East, and the former …

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The Future of Insurgency

Author: Dr Steven Metz Security professionals and strategists are discovering the post-cold war world is as rife with persistent, low-level violence as its predecessors. In fact, many regions are experiencing a rise in the amount of conflict in the absence of restraints previously imposed by the superpowers. Since frustration in many parts of the Third …

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The Army and Multinational Peace Operations: Problems and Solutions

Author: COL William J Doll Effectiveness in multinational peace operations has become an important issue for the Army. In addition to traditional peacekeeping to monitor cease-fires and truces, the Army is now involved in activities such as peace enforcement and the reconstruction of failed states. While the Army has well-established procedures for traditional peacekeeping, it …

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The Future of the United Nations: Implications for Peace Operations

Author: Dr Steven Metz President Clinton has expressed clear support for greater U.N. effectiveness in the peaceful resolution of conflict and the organization of collective security. This entails finding ways to improve U.N. peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peace-enforcement. The U.S. Army will have a vital role in this process and thus must better understand both the …

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Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order

Author: Dr David Jablonsky After every momentous event, there is usually a transition period, in which participants in the events, whether individuals or nation-states, attempt to chart their way into an unfamiliar future. In the United States in this century, there are three such transitions, each focused on America’s role in the international arena. After …

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Afghanistan and Beyond: Reflections on the Future of Warfare

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank This report provides an historical analysis of lessons from one of the most important wars of the 1980s, the war in Afghanistan. After reading this study, you will better understand the nature of operations “other than war” in multiethnic states. Many fear that these wars will set the paradigm for …

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The Nature of the Post-Cold War World

Author: Mr William G Hyland, Mr Charles William Maynes The editors of the nation’s two leading journals on foreign policy were asked to examine the nature of the post-cold war world and America’s transitional role. These essays represent the views of Charles William Maynes, editor of Foreign Policy, and William G. Hyland, former editor of …

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