Strategic Forum

Strategic Forum is a specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from No. 84-88, October

An All-African Peace Force: An Immediate Option or Long-Term Goal for the Region?
Conclusions * The social and political disintegration in Burundi has prompted calls from the United States for intervention by an all-African force. The concept of an African force for peacekeeping and humanitarian operations has substantial support...
ASEAN and Regional Security
Conclusions 1. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) contributes to U.S. political, economic, and security interests in the Asia-Pacific region. As Asia's power increases relative to other regions of the world, the U.S. stake in ASEAN's...
Information Warfare and Deterrence
Summary * On one level, Information Warfare (IW) and deterrence are well matched, but on other levels the two topics can be seen as orders of magnitude apart. IW covers a huge domain while deterrence is a narrow topic. Their relationship is spotty-highly...
Islamic Radicalism in North Africa Force Works, for Now
Conclusions * Islamists in the Arab states of North Africa are having little success in gaining political power. This is due to repressive security measures and popular despair over the violence on both sides, especially in Algeria and Egypt. Islamists...
Policing the New World Disorder
Conclusions * Barring a fundamental alteration in the character of the post-Cold War environment, the international community will continue to mount multinational peace operations in which ultimate success requires dealing effectively with the public...