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Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation: Opportunities and Obstacles

Author: Dr Richard Weitz The U.S.-Indian security relationship has markedly improved since the Cold War with increased cooperation in a range of areas. The two countries have established stronger military, economic, and political ties based on mutual interests in combating terrorism, promoting democracy, preventing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, and addressing China’s rise. Their …

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Jihadi Groups, Nuclear Pakistan, and the New Great Game

Author: Dr M Ehsan Ahrari For the United States and other nations concerned with security in South and Central Asia, one of the most ominous trends has been the growing influence of Jihadist groups in Pakistan which feel obligated to wage holy war against everything that they perceive as non-Islamic. Their objective would be a …

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Prevailing in a Well-Armed World: Devising Competitive Strategies Against Weapons Proliferation

Editor: Mr Henry D Sokolski This book provides insights into the competitive strategies methodology. Andrew Marshall notes that policymakers and analysts can benefit by using an analytical tool that stimulates their thinking about strategy in terms of long-term competition between nations with conflicting values, policies, and objectives. The book also demonstrates the strengths of the …

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Transnational Threats from the Middle East: Crying Wolf or Crying Havoc?

Author: Prof Anthony H Cordesman There is no doubt that the Middle East can present significant potential threats to the West. The author of this monograph examines these threats in order to put them into perspective–to distinguish between “crying wolf” and “crying havoc.” After thorough analysis, he contends that the problems caused by narcotics and …

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Security Implications of the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

Author: Dr Sami G Hajjar This monograph addresses the important question of the security implications for the nations of the region of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. The Strategic Studies Institute is pleased to offer the monograph as a contribution to the national security debate on this important issue. …

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Searching for Stable Peace in the Persian Gulf

Author: Dr Kenneth Katzman, Dr Stephen C Pelletiere Congressional Research Staffer Kenneth Katzman reviews the history of dual containment, and shows how adherence to the policy has eroded. He suggests it is time for Washington to change course in the Gulf, and lays out a course of action the United States should follow to maintain …

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Nuclear Threats from Small States

Author: Mr Jerome H Kahan That are the policy implications regarding proliferation and counterproliferation of nuclear weapons among Third World states? How does deterrence operate outside the parameters of superpower confrontation as defined by the cold war’s elaborate system of constraints enforced by concepts like mutual assured destruction, and counter-value and counter-force targeting? How can …

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The Nature of the Post-Cold War World

Author: Mr William G Hyland, Mr Charles William Maynes The editors of the nation’s two leading journals on foreign policy were asked to examine the nature of the post-cold war world and America’s transitional role. These essays represent the views of Charles William Maynes, editor of Foreign Policy, and William G. Hyland, former editor of …

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