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Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO, edited by Dr. Tom Nichols, Dr. Douglas Stuart, and Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland. What is the role that tactical or non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNWs) play in NATO defense policy and strategy? This book examines the key issues surrounding this question as the Alliance seeks to redefine itself in the 21st century and meet the requirements in the Defense and Deterrence Policy Review.

Conflict Management and "Whole of Government": Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy? Edited by Dr. Volker C. Franke and Dr. Robert H. Dorff. Intended to facilitate dialogue between academic experts, military leaders, policymakers, and civilian practitioners, this edited volume provides a state of the art analysis of current whole of government (WoG) approaches and their effectiveness for coordinating stabilization and peacebuilding efforts. It explores the question: Can "smart power"—using the right tool for each operational context—successfully shift the burden of stability operations to civilian actors and enable the timely scaling-down of military deployments?

Drug Trafficking, Violence, and Instability, by Dr. Phil Williams and Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown. The world of armed groups has changed and is continuing to change. What impact will these changes have on the threats and challenges to national and global security in the world today? This monograph focuses on the complex relationship between human security, crime, illicit economies, and law enforcement. It also seeks to disentangle the linkages between insurgency on the one hand and drug trafficking and organized crime on the other, suggesting that criminal activities help sustain an insurgency, but also carry certain risks for the insurgency.

Enabling Unity of Effort in Homeland Response Operations, by LTG (Ret.) H Steven Blum and LTC (Ret.) Kerry McIntyre. The authors assert that attaining unity of effort is the fundamental prerequisite for effective homeland response operations. They conclude that the best way to improve unity of effort is to create a dynamic system for producing, validating, and updating a unifying national homeland response doctrine.

Ambassador Stephen Krasner's Orienting Principle for Foreign Policy (and Military Management) — Responsible Sovereignty, by Dr. Max G. Manwaring. This monograph takes the logic of the contemporary security dilemma to another level. The intent is to operationalize and elaborate Ambassador Stephen Krasner's "Responsible Sovereignty" orienting principle for foreign policy and military management.

Lessons of the Iraqi De-Ba'athification Program for Iraq's Future and the Arab Revolutions, by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill. This monograph considers both the future of Iraq and the differences and similarities between events in Iraq and the Arab Spring states. Serious and expanding mistakes by new governments are possible in the aftermath of the Arab Spring revolutions, and any lessons that can be gleaned from earlier conflicts will be of considerable value to those nations. Moreover, U.S. Army officers and senior noncommissioned officers (NCOs) may often have unique opportunities and unique credibility to offer advice on the lessons of Iraq to their counterparts in some of the Arab Spring nations.

Coming Soon
Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation, by Lewis G. Irwin

The Role of Small States in the Post-Cold War Era: The Case of Belarus, by Dmitry Shlapentokh

Learning By Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and Abroad, by Anton Wishik

 
Monthly Op-Ed
Where Do We Go From Here? by COL Louis H. Jordan, Jr.

Strategy Conference Video
The XXIII Annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference, "The Future of U.S. Grand Strategy in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities," is now available on the U.S. Army War College YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events
International Security in an Age of Austerity
June 11-13, 2012 — Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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SSI was recently assigned two senior research fellows in the new Department of the Army Senior Executive Talent Management TDY (SETM-TDY) program. The program is designed to provide senior leader development for Department of the Army civilians by sending GS-14s and GS-15s for a four month fellowship at strategic organizations. Mr. Steven Whitmore, from Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, AL, will work with SSI's Dr. John Deni. Mr. Robert Schwartzman, from the Center for Army Leadership at Fort Leavenworth, KS, will work with Dr. Leonard Wong.

On March 29, Dr. Jeff McCausland participated on a panel entitled, "Adaptation and Transformation: Redefining Security Partnerships in the Asia Pacific," at the International Studies Association's Annual Conference in San Diego, California.

On April 5, 2012, Dr. Andrew Terrill published a book review of Innovation, Transformation, and War: Counterinsurgency Operations in Anbar and Ninewa Provinces, Iraq, 2005-2007, by James A. Russellin, in the Winter 2011-12 edition of Parameters.

On April 10-12, MG Gregg Martin hosted the Annual U.S. Army War College Strategy Conference titled, "The Future of U.S. Grand Strategy in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities," at Carlisle Barracks, PA. SSI sponsored the Conference. Featured speakers included The Honorable Richard L. Armitage, LTG Keith Walker (Deputy Commanding General TRADOC), and Mr. James Locher. The 2-day, 6-panel conference hosted 21 of the most influential national security strategists as speakers and panelists and was attended by members of all the armed services, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. Video is now available on the U.S. Army War College YouTube channel.

On April 27, 2012, Dr. Stephen Blank and Younkyoo Kim published, "Russo-Turkish Divergence (Part I): The Security Dimension," in the MERIA Journal.

On April 25, Dr. Steven Metz participated in the RAND Corporation Insurgency Board at RAND's Arlington, VA headquarters. The other participants were Dr. Seth Jones of RAND, Dr. T.X. Hammes of the National Defense University, Dr. Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown, and Dr. Austin Long of Columbia University.

Coming Soon (Cont.)
Can Russia Reform? Economic, Political, and Military Perspectives, edited by Stephen J. Blank

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

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

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