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Dr. Pauline Kusiak is a foreign affairs specialist in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. In this position, she has worked in the areas of strategy, stability operations, and special operations and combating terrorism. Dr. Kusiak was the first program manager for the DoD’s Minerva Initiative, a basic social science research initiative launched by Secretary Robert M. Gates in 2008. Before joining OSD, she worked as a social and cultural research specialist for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, NC.
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Authored by Dr. Pauline Kusiak.
The author describes strategic trends in cultural change and identity formation in the 21st century and suggests that the beliefs and values of foreign societies may increasingly, and more directly, impact our own national security in a future dominated by information technology.