Strategic Forum

Strategic Forum is a specializing in Defense topics.

Articles from No. 153-158, January

NATO's IFOR in Action: Lessons from the Bosnian Peace Support Operations
Conclusions * Peace support operations are difficult and future military leaders must understand the complexities and dangers of these so-called military operations other than war. * Most peace support operations have essential military, civil,...
Reconciliation in South Africa: Addressing Apartheid Era Human Rights Violations
Conclusions * If the promotion of human rights as well as the establishment of democratic institutions and governments continue to be important U.S. goals, the Truth and Reconciliation process in South Africa deserves support, scrutiny, and continuous...
The Current Nuclear Dialogue
Conclusions * There is no consensus among U.S. experts about the future role of nuclear weapons. As a result, clear policy to guide the future direction of nuclear programs is lacking. * One view emphasizes the dangers of nuclear weapons to the...
Turkey's Year of Living Dangerously
Conclusions * Turkey's generals temporarily resolved what they viewed as the country's most serious political crisis in 1997 by forcing the resignation of the government led by the leader of the Islamist Refah Party. * The next civilian government,...
U.K. Defense Policy: Modern Forces for the Modern World
Conclusions * The United Kingdom's recent Strategic Defence Review (SDR) builds on a process of military transformation underway since the end of the Cold War. In contrast to earlier reforms, the SDR is firmly rooted in foreign policy and a clear...
U.S.-Central Asian Security: Balancing Opportunities and Challenges
Conclusions * The newly independent states of Central Asia exhibit relative stability although economic progress is slow. While their greatest security threats are internal--political repression, inequitable distribution of income, ethnic and tribal...

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