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Chinese engagement in Latin America and Europe: Comparisons and Interdependencies
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Jason Healey, 2020
Ryan J. Scott, Odelle J. Means, and Patricia M. Shields, 2020
Nina Jankowicz and Henry Collis, 2020
M. Chris Mason, 2021
Counterinsurgency does not increase the legitimacy of, or support for, central governments engaged in internal conflicts. Recent research shows quantifiable degrees of government legitimacy, national identity, and population security are necessary precursors and accurate predictors of a government’s ability to outlast a civil uprising. Because the first two predictors—government legitimacy and national identity—can be measured and do not increase during a conflict, the probability of government failure in most cases can be accurately predicted when the conflict starts.
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Charles J. Dunlap Jr., 2018
This article was first published in the Winter 1992-93 issue of Parameters.
The letter that follows takes us on a darkly imagined excursion into the future. A military coup has taken place in the United States—the year is 2012—and General Thomas E. T. Brutus, Commander-in-Chief of the Unified Armed Forces of the United States, now occupies the White House as permanent Military Plenipotentiary. His position has been ratified by a national referendum, though scattered disorders still prevail and arrests for acts of sedition are underway… Continue reading >>>
Greater Security Cooperation:
US Allies in Europe and East Asia
Tongfi Kim & Luis Simón, 2021
Providing Stability and Deterrence:
The US Army in INDOPACOM
Carol V. Evans, 2021
US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters, released its 50th anniversary issue on March 2. The full-color issue features: a 50-year photo essay; a series of Prospectives on the future of the Army, civil-military affairs, and national strategy penned by leading national security professionals; and a series of Retrospectives by contemporary scholars and practitioners evaluating articles published in the journal's first year, 1971, on civil-military affairs, Russia, and lessons from history.
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