Browsing All posts tagged under »stability«

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 […]

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 […]

Balkan-Euro Integration

January 2, 2012


Continuing our study of interdependence and stability is the ongoing integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union (EU). At the signing of a free travel agreement between Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro, the Montenegrin Foreign Minister proclaimed, “we share a history, the present, but also a common future towards the EU.” The shared commitment […]

Rocket Science Day 2

November 4, 2011


Day 2 of the mind meld between my colleague at Thinking Like A Cheetah (ivy leaguer) and I (state schooler). Again we are trying to creating a model of the strategic environment to help forecast capability requirements. The chart here represents the data being applied to the theory. Using the evaluations of stability and interdependence cooperation a quadrant […]