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Case Study: U.S. European Command

January 18, 2012


Continuing our study of the intersection of interdependence and stability, we applied Model 2 (Swiss Economic Institute Index of Globalization/Worldwide Governance Indicators) to the U.S. European Command’s area of responsibility (see chart). There are six countries that reside in the “Unintegrated-Unstable” quadrant (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan). Eight countries reside in the “Interdependent-Unstable” quadrant (Bosnia […]

Prevent, Shape, Win

December 14, 2011


Ok i’m going to stop tracking how long this interdependence project is taking. However, the boss has given us a deadline. Now our task is to link our model to the CSA’s narrative of Prevent, Shape, Win (below). Pretty simple connection (we believe). In regions of weak interdependence, Army is leveraged as a credible threat […]

NATO's Last Mission? – The Washington Post

April 12, 2011


But if this historically unreliable Anglo-French coalition proves unable to sustain a long operation, what then? There is certainly no European force that can replace it. There isn’t even a European foreign policy: Years of diplomacy, debate and endless national referendums culminated, a couple of years ago, in the selection of two powerless figureheads as […]

America Addicted to War? Hardly | Atlantic Council

April 8, 2011


By Derek S. Reveron To be sure, U.S. military interventions are violent, but they are quickly followed by a more intense effort to provide humanitarian relief, promote security, and develop indigenous militaries. Critics of U.S. military intervention fail to take into account that the United States does not invade countries to take territory or install […]

Defence Ministers Discuss Cooperation in Montenegro

March 16, 2011


At a meeting of the South East European Co-operation Process, SEECP, in Montenegro’s seaside resort of Budva, Sutanovac stressed that Serbia has a significant role in promoting that cooperation He warned that, “despite the evident improvement of the regional spirit and cooperation, we should not close our eyes to obvious problems.” “In addition to the […]

Ex-Pentagon Adviser Says US Should Cut Afghan Aid

March 10, 2011


Reading the Wall Street Journal recently I was struck with a reported estimate that if our budget deficits were not restrained and the national debt reduced, we would soon as a nation reach $900 Billion in interests payments annually. Considering that ~25% of the national debt is owned by foreign entities ($1.1 Trillion by the […]

The Mideast: Who's Really In Charge?

February 28, 2011


Can you say “rapidly failing states.” In the run up to the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Secretary Gates and the team from OSD Policy discussed the lack of research on “rapidly failng states” and the impact on future defense planning and policy development. Washington Post February 27, 2011 Pg. 19 The Mideast: Who’s Really In […]