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Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

The Super Smart Way to Dismantle ISIS

February 2015

Every week, the Islamic State (ISIS) makes further headlines with its ruthless behavior.

The Russo-Georgian war and beyond: towards a European great power concert

March 2012

Abstract The brief war between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 provoked vigorous international reactions among the European states as consequence of the sudden shift in the strategic balance....

The United States, NATO's Strategic Concept, and Nuclear Issues

April 2011

In March 2011, NATO launched its Deterrence and Defense Posture Review, which will examine the Alliance's nuclear posture, among other issues.  At about the same time, the U.S.

Ukraine's Geopolitical Choice, 2009

December 2009

Nearly 18 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing restoration of Ukraine’s independence, the country has yet to make a clear, committed choice about its geopolitical future....

Serbia's Bulldozer Revolution: Evaluating Internal and External Factors in Successful Democratic Breakthrough in Serbia

March 2009

(Excerpt) In 1987, Slobodan Milosevic showed promise as a modern liberator.

Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race

October 2007

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, here is the story of the entire postwar superpower arms race, climaxing during the Reagan-Gorbachev decade when the United...

Tend to Turkey

October 2007

In the wake of the Iraq debacle, the United States will occupy a position of greatly diminished stature and leverage among the many allies that stepped forward to offer unqualified support...

Re-imagining the U.S.-ROK Alliance

December 2006

In this paper presented at the first Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum, Daniel C.

Relating the U.S.-Korea and U.S.-Japan Alliances to Emerging Asia Pacific Multilateral Processes: An ASEAN Perspective

March 2000

American military power underpinned the security structure of the Asia Pacific region during the Cold War. Post-Cold War, its role is still vital to peace and stability in the region.

Containment by Stealth: Chinese Views of and Policies toward America's Alliances with Japan and Korea after the Cold War

September 1999

At the height of the Cold War, the dominant Western theories of alliance building in interstate relations argued that alliances tend to be motivated more by an external need to confront a clearly...

Fulfilling the Promise: Building an Enduring Security Partnership Between Ukraine and NATO

January 1999

This report is the result of a workshop held in April 1998, when fifty policy experts, government officials and scholars met in Washington, DC.

Japan-America Security Alliance: Prospects for the Twenty-First Century, The

January 1998

By almost any criterion of success—be it cost-effectiveness, risk-reward ratio, multipliereffects, or sheer longevity, the Japan America Security Alliance (JASA) stands out as one ofthe most...

Skewed NATO Debate

October 1997

As the debate on NATO expansion moves to the more public and open setting of U.S.

Russia's Ominous Void

July 1997

For two years, opponents of NATO expansion have warned that inviting former Warsaw Pact countries into the alliance would bolster Russia's nationalist and Communist opposition forces.

NATO Enlargement and an Undivided Europe

May 1997

The author concludes that strategy posited on the unchanging character of the differences that have separated Russia and the West is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Deterrence and Defense: Opportunities for a Future European Defense Policy

March 1997

The renewed American debate over ballistic missile defenses (BMD) echoes loudly in NATO, in Europe, and in France.

False Promise of an Institution: Can Cooperation between OSCE and NATO be a Cure?, The

January 1997

This paper raises the following questions: Can OSCE live up to high expectations for conflict prevention and crisis management? Is it able and equipped to meet this demanding task?

New Dimensions of the International Security System after the Cold War

April 1996

Executive SummaryThis paper considers the emerging structure of the international security system after the end of the Cold War.

Revolutionary Ideas, State Interests, and Russian Foreign Policy

December 1995

Western analysts have become increasingly alarmed with Russia's assertive foreign policy -- in both the economic and the political/strategic spheres -- toward the new states of the former Soviet...

Nuclear Weapons Safety After the Cold War: Technical and Organizational Opportunities for Improvement

August 1994

The end of the Cold War creates both new challenges and new opportunities for improving nuclear weapons safety.

Do We Need Arms Control If Peace Breaks Out?

September 1990

The world is facing truly breathtaking changes, in particular from the socialist countries.

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Chaim Braun Chaim Braun Affiliate
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