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The Intersection of Interdependence and Stability

December 24, 2012


An extract from the paper I presented at the Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society in Kingston, CA. The National Security Strategy (NSS) of 2010 describes a strategic approach that seeks to leverage the attributes of sturdy alliances, a strong economy (interdependence) and a professional military, a strong and evolving democracy, and a dynamic citizenry (stability) in […]

Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society 2012

October 30, 2012


I am looking forward to presenting “The Case for a Grand Strategy of Network Centrality” at the Inter University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society in Kingston, CA this weekend. The paper asks how should the United States employ its defense, development, and diplomatic tools to look beyond war to the subsequent peace? Anne-Marie Slaughter offered […]

An Interdependent Approach to Stability

July 13, 2012


My guest post is up at The Kabul Cable : An Interdependent Approach to Stability “The model used in this study clearly suggests a strong relationship of interdependency to stability.  As a nation becomes more interdependent, it becomes more domestically stable.  As a nation becomes more interdependent with the result of being more stable it is able […]

Liberal Leviathan

March 28, 2012


By G. John Ikenberry  In the second half of the twentieth century, the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far-reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen. This liberal international order has been one of the most successful in history in providing security and prosperity to more people. But in the last […]

The Great Illusion

March 15, 2012


While written in 2008 (and not at all directed at me), I thought this piece by Paul Krugman offered a slightly contrarian view of my recent writing on the intersection of interdependence and stability. Where Krugman offers that it is an illusion to believe economic interdependence will ride the world of conflict, I believe he is taking an incomplete view […]

Reblog: The Tyranny of Distance

February 13, 2012


This post is a reblog of a wordpress page that I recently began following here at Rrugezbulues: The Offshore Balancer. Despite being written for a British audience, I believe it is fairly applicable to the ongoing debate within the American military to reorient our regional forces to be global focused. The Tyranny of Distance We live in a […]

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 […]