Europe

NATO Cyberspace Capability: A Strategic and Operational Evolution

Author: Mr Jeffrey L Caton The development of cyberspace defense capabilities for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been making steady progress since its formal introduction at the North Atlantic Council Prague Summit in 2002. Bolstered by numerous cyber attacks, such as those in Estonia (2007), Alliance priorities were formalized in subsequent NATO cyber …

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Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence, A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe

Author: LTC R Reed Anderson, COL Patrick J Ellis, LTC Antonio M Paz, LTC Kyle A Reed, LTC Lendy Renegar, LTC John T Vaughan In support of U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) and U.S. European Command (EUCOM), this monograph explores whether and how the U.S. Army is prepared to respond to the challenges posed by Russia …

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The Hour of Truth: The Conflict in Ukraine–Implications for Europe’s Energy Security and the Lessons for the U.S. Army

Author: Mr Ivan Benovic, Dr Ariel Cohen Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, a number of gas disputes between Russia and Central and Eastern European countries have unveiled the strategic dependence of Europe on Russian piped gas. The recent Ukrainian crisis demonstrated that Europe has a desperate need to improve the security of its …

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European Security: Washington’s Shaping Strategy in Action

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young Notwithstanding the claims of some in the United States, European affairs continue to dominate U.S. foreign policy and strategic thinking. The end of the Cold War has not seen any blurring of the focus of U.S. officials on European affairs. Managing the implications …

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European Security and NATO Enlargement: A View from Central Europe

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank On August 4-5, 1997, the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), together with the Reserve Officers Association, cosponsored a conference in Prague on “Eurasian Security in the Era of NATO Enlargement.” In order to clarify fully the emerging security agenda in Europe and hear from member states and other interested parties, SSI …

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The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central issues . . . Key Players

Author: Dr Fraser Cameron, Prof Roy Ginsberg, Mr Josef Janning The role of the European Union (EU) as a key international economic player is both highly developed and widely recognized. The Union’s profile as an international political actor is much more limited, even though its activities are considerable. One of the principal objectives of the …

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Pandora’s Box Reopened: Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Its Implications

Author: Dr William T Johnsen The resurgence of ethnic animosities in Europe has substantial consequences for the United States, which has a vital interest in maintaining peace and stability in Europe. Because ethnic conflict potentially represents a significant threat to those national objectives, a strong likelihood exists that the United States will continue to be …

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Energy and Security in Transcaucasia

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank One of the world’s enduring regional conflicts is in Nagorno-Karabakh. This war pits local Armenians and their cousins from Armenia against Azerbaidzhan and has enmeshed Russia, Turkey and the Western allies (France, Great Britain, and the United States) in a complex series of regional relationships. The international stakes of this …

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Partnership for Peace: Discerning Fact from Fiction

Author: Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young The authors analyze and assess Partnership for Peace (PfP) from the perspective of the political realities which govern NATO. They counter the critics of PfP with an analysis of its exact provisions. Moreover, by drawing on the Alliance’s historical record regarding expansion, they argue that PfP is …

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Paradigm Lost?: Transitions and the Search for a New World Order

Author: Dr David Jablonsky After every momentous event, there is usually a transition period, in which participants in the events, whether individuals or nation-states, attempt to chart their way into an unfamiliar future. In the United States in this century, there are three such transitions, each focused on America’s role in the international arena. After …

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