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Europe and Russia Studies

Added December 10, 2013
Type: Monograph
Politics and Economics in Putin's Russia. Edited by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
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Is this the beginning of the end for Putin's system? The authors investigate the structural bases for Russia's domestic challenges, if not crisis.
Added November 06, 2013
Type: Letort Papers
Reforming the Police in Post-Soviet States: Georgia and Kyrgyzstan. Authored by Dr. Erica Marat.
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Both Georgia and Kyrgyzstan offer important guidelines for conducting successful police reform in a former Soviet state, advice that could be helpful to the Middle Eastern states currently undergoing rapid political transformation.
Added November 03, 2013
Type: Monograph
Central Asia After 2014. Edited by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.
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The papers collected here offer assessments of Sino-Russian rivalry, the U.S.-Russian rivalry, and a neglected but critical topic, Chinese military capability for action in Central Asia. All of these issues are essential for any informed analysis of the future of Central Asian security, as well as relations among the great powers in Central Asia.
Added October 18, 2013
Type: Monograph
NATO Missile Defense and the European Phased Adaptive Approach: The Implications of Burden-Sharing and the Underappreciated Role of the U.S. Army. Authored by Mr. Steven J. Whitmore, Dr. John R. Deni.
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NATO's ballistic missile defense initiative remains a work in progress, but a lack of interceptor and sensor contributions on the part of the European allies is likely to have significant implications for the U.S. Army. In particular, the U.S. Army is likely to face increased manpower demands, materiel requirements, and training needs in order to meet the demand signal created by the NATO ballistic missile defense program.
Added September 30, 2013
Type: Monograph
A Transatlantic Bargain for the 21st Century: The United States, Europe, and the Transatlantic Alliance. Authored by Dr. Ellen Hallams.
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In the 21st century, the transatlantic bargain that has framed the relationship between the United States and its NATO allies is under more scrutiny than ever before. The bargain was a Cold War construct suited to its time; what is required now is a transatlantic bargain that generates a new culture of transatlantic partnership between the United States, NATO, and the European Union.
Added August 27, 2013
Type: Letort Papers
The Security Concerns of the Baltic States as NATO Allies. Authored by Dr. James S. Corum.
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America’s small NATO allies have unique views concerning international threats. This monograph explores the security environment of the three Baltic States and how the Baltic policymakers see the future of their relationship with NATO and the United States in an uncertain world.
Added August 21, 2013
Type: Other
2013-14 Key Strategic Issues List. Edited by Professor John F. Troxell.
For several years, the Strategic Studies Institute has annually published the Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL). The overall purpose of this document is to make students and other researchers aware of strategic topics that are of special interest to the U.S. Army. Part I of KSIL is entitled "Army Priorities for Strategic Analysis" (APSA) and is a list of high-priority topics submitted by Headquarters, Department of the Army. Part II is entitled "Command Sponsored Topics" and represents the high-priority command-specific topics submitted by MACOMs and ASCCs. This KSIL provides military and civilian researchers worldwide a listing of the Army's most critical national security issues.
Added August 13, 2013
Type: Monograph
Development of the Baltic Armed Forces in Light of Multinational Deployments. Authored by Dr. James S. Corum.
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Small NATO allies have become important players in multinational operations. This monograph helps U.S. policymakers and military leaders understand the problems that small allies face when they participate in U.S.-led operations.
Added July 12, 2013
Type: Letort Papers
Russian Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa. Authored by Keir Giles.
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Russia is intensifying its engagement with Southern Africa to meet both foreign policy and long-term economic objectives. This presents both potential opportunities and challenges for U.S. policy in the region - especially in those states where a preference for U.S. presence and influence is not axiomatic.
Added May 31, 2013
Type: Letort Papers
Return of the Balkans: Challenges to European Integration and U.S. Disengagement. Authored by Mr. Janusz Bugajski.
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For the first time in modern history, the entire Balkan Peninsula has the opportunity to be included under one security and developmental umbrella combining NATO and the European Union. Unfortunately, this historic vision is being undermined by a plethora of political, social, economic, ethnic, and national disputes and the shortcomings of Western institutions in eliminating potential security challenges.