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The Strategic Logic of the Contemporary Security Dilemma By U.S. Army War College, Max G. Manwaring, Strategic Studies Institute
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From the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the end of World War II and beyond the Cold War period, the prevailing assumption was that interstate warfare would continue to be the dominant threat to... More > global peace and prosperity. Today’s wars, by contrast, are intrastate conflicts that take place mainly within—not across—national borders. As a consequence, the disease of intrastate conflict has been allowed to rage relatively unchecked across large areas of the world, and has devastated the lives of millions of human beings. At the same time, indirect and implicit unmet needs (e.g., poverty) lead people into greater and greater personal and collective insecurity. In the past, the traditional security dilemma was: What is defensive, and what is aggressive? This problem has never been sorted out. It depends entirely on one’s interpretation—based on culture, values, external relationships, interests, and concepts of threat to national security.< Less
The Energy and Security Nexus: A Strategic Dilemma (Enlarged Edition) By Carolyn W. Pumphrey, Strategic Studies Institute
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The relationship between energy and security has been receiving increasing attention over the last few years. Energy literally drives the global economy. Societies rely on it for everything from... More > advanced medical equipment to heating, cooling, and irrigation. Whether it derives from advanced nuclear reactors in developed nations or simple woodstoves in the developing world, energy is recognized as vital to human welfare. It influences our economic, political, and social policies. Possessing or not possessing sufficient energy determines a state’s political and economic power. Competition for energy has been, is, and will be a source of conflict. The choices nation-states make when it comes to energy will have a profound bearing on a wide range of security concerns, from nuclear proliferation to climate change.< Less
Dilemmas of Brazilian Grand Strategy By Hal Brands
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This is a review of Brazilian grand strategy under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. During Lula’s nearly 8 years in office, he has pursued a multi-tiered grand strategy aimed at... More > hastening the transition from unipolarity to a multipolar order in which international rules, norms, and institutions are more favorable to Brazilian interests. Lula has done so by emphasizing three diplomatic strategies: soft-balancing, coalition-building, and seeking to position Brazil as the leader of a more united South America. This strategy has successfully raised Brazil’s profile and increased its diplomatic flexibility, but it has also exposed the country to four potent strategic dilemmas that could complicate or undermine its ascent. These touch on issues ranging from anemic macroeconomic performance to rising tensions in Brazil’s relationship with the USA. The efficacy of Brazilian grand strategy—and its implications—will be contingent on how Lula’s successors address these dilemmas.< Less
Democratization Versus Liberalization In The Arab World: Dilemmas And Challenges For U.s Foreign Policy By Daniel Brumberg, Strategic Studies Institute
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The question of democracy in the Middle East has become an issue of high politics and high policymaking for the U.S. Government. Yet in the process of rising to such a salient position in the foreign... More > policy agenda, many of the nuances and complexities that promoting democracy in the Middle East encounters have received inadequate analysis. The central distinction between political liberalization and democratization is particularly important. Political liberalization is not a phase in an inevitable transition to democracy in the Arab world, but rather a hybrid system that blends liberalization and autocracy. For the United States, a key question it must tackle is whether it should push Arab regimes to move beyond the boundaries of liberalized autocracy. The answer is far from obvious, since any push for substantive democratization could empower Islamists, and/ or re-ignite sectarian, religious, or ideological conflict in countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, or Yemen.< Less
The Syrian Dilemma: Moscow's Motives and Strategic Interests in the Syrian Uprising By Jennifer Smith
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This work argues the motives behind the Russian opposition to a military intervention in Syria. While the West presses for a military intervention to solve the Syrian crisis, Moscow continues to... More > veto any UN Security Council motion to allow outside military forces in Syria. After allowing a military intervention in the 2011 Libyan Civil War, Russia has shifted its stance on similar military interventions. This work will argue why Moscow has shifted its stance and why such an intervention is not in Moscow's strategic and national interests.< Less
Duplicitus - Episode 8: Prisoners' Dilemma By Dr Ivor Jo
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Duplicitus is the story of Dr Ivor Jo, an information technology professor who secretly contrives internet espionage for Australian Signals Intelligence ... and its bigger brothers. From the early... More > eighties Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) to the next millennium hunt for bin Laden, Major Ivor Jo pioneers internet facilitated machinations between nations leveraging the frontiers of cyberspace. All the while Ivor's academic colleagues stymie his evolution of a virtual robot with the artificial intelligence to manage the supercomputing duplicity.< Less
Strategic Innovation By Len Kaplan
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Are you wrong or right implementing a counterintuitive solution? Will your business prosper or fail with this breakthrough opportunity? The answer depends on whether or not you can properly identify... More > and address the unsolvable business problems. This "art of science" is not in MBA curriculums. The second volume of OutCompete Innovative Series fills this gap in business education. Read, learn, use - and OutCompete!< Less
Strategic Innovation By Len Kaplan
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Are you wrong or right implementing a counterintuitive solution? Will your business prosper or fail with this breakthrough opportunity? The answer depends on whether or not you can properly identify... More > and address the unsolvable business problems. This "art of science" is not in MBA curriculums. The second volume of OutCompete Innovative Series fills this gap in business education. Read, learn, use - and OutCompete!< Less
Asia-Pacific: A Strategic Assessment By Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, David Lai
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This analysis has four objectives: first, it puts the key trends of Asia-Pacific’s geo-economic, political, and security affairs in perspective; second, it highlights the defining aspects in... More > this region’s complicated interstate relations; third, it points out the dilemmas confronting the key players in the region; and fourth, it draws attention to the most dangerous potential impacts of the region’s outstanding conflicts.< Less
The History of Camp Tracy: Japanese WWII POWs and the Future of Strategic Interrogation By Alexander Corbin
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The United States' Global War on Terrorism is in its sixth year with no end in sight. Intelligence-gathering is crucial to the successful prosecution of this struggle. These days, though, the mere... More > mentioning of detention and interrogation evokes scandalous and degrading images. So we have the dilemma of determining how the United States can successfully obtain necessary information from a foreign and hostile enemy without alienating its own citizenry and the international community. Part of the resolution to that dilemma may lie right here. In his graphic account of Camp Tracy, US Army Major Alexander D. Corbin looks back at a time when the United States fought and won against an enemy that was profoundly different from Americans in appearance, culture, and religion. His in-depth analysis illustrates many parallels between this past enemy and today's adversaries. It argues convincingly that the successful tactics and techniques of the past can still be applied today and in the future.< Less