Post Tagged with: "Strategy"

Chinese Grand Strategy and the Exacerbation of the Sino-Indian Territorial Dispute

Chinese Grand Strategy and the Exacerbation of the Sino-Indian Territorial Dispute

Examining China’s strategic objectives allows analysts to better understand Sino-Indian relations in light of recent tensions along the contentious Indo-Tibet border.

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

An Open Rebuttal to Gian Gentile’s Article on Counterinsurgency

Gian Gentile’s article on COIN ignores literature that weigh stability and combat operations equally. The key failure of COIN has been not understanding how to integrate the multiple levels required.

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

The US Army’s counterinsurgency manual calls COIN the “graduate level of war.” But, the idea that enlightened soldiers were required to win a war is hokum.

Review – US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam

Review – US Special Forces and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam

Ives’ strange book tells and retells the same story about U.S. Special Forces and counterinsurgency, repeating traditional criticisms of U.S. strategy in Vietnam.

The Power Politics Game

The Power Politics Game

Games allow professors to show students that knowledge does not only have to come from a lecturer, but can also be experienced. Through games, students appreciate the complexities of international politics.

Review – Strategic Vision

Review – Strategic Vision

In his signature crisp and penetrating style, Zbigniew Brzezinski seeks to outline the needed strategic vision to get the U.S.- or the West at large – back on the global leadership track.

Review – India’s Strategic Practice and the Return of History

Review – India’s Strategic Practice and the Return of History

Scholars from the South are infiltrating IR from within the discipline. To that trend, Vivekanandan’s work is a welcome addition.

Nuclear breakthrough for the Indian navy?

Nuclear breakthrough for the Indian navy?

July 26 2009 saw a milestone reached by the Indian navy at Vishakapatnam, their eastern Command centre, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally launched India’s own domestically produced 6,000 ton nuclear powered submarine, INS Arihant. Has the moment arrived when the Indian navy achieves blue water status with a reliable nuclear deterrent?

NO TO THE HUMANITARIAN AID STRATEGY

Some parts of the American military, perhaps a bit underemployed, propose humanitarian aid missions as a central component in America’s national military strategy. Admiral James Stavridis, the new NATO Commander, in his last assignment, Commander US Southern Command, was certainly an advocate of this approach.

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