Strategic Forum

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Articles from No. 89-96, November

Burma: A Strategic Perspective
Conclusions During the past decade, the United States has condemned the actions of the Burmese government, halted all bilateral economic and military assistance, suspended most-favored nation trading status, and generally tried to isolate...
French Military Reforms and Strategy
Conclusions: French military downsizing and reconfiguring is part of a NATO-wide trend. All French forces, including the nuclear force de frappe, are affected. Three factors are shaping French and European post-Cold War militaries: 1)...
Hungary's 'Near Abroad': Minorities Policy and Bilateral Treaties
Conclusions NATO (and EU) enlargement has been successful in establishing incentives for aspiring members to resolve border and ethnic minority issues. Hungarian bilateral treaties have stabilized the situation more in Romania than Slovakia...
Information Operations in Bosnia: A Preliminary Assessment
Summary * Coordination in Bosnia has been handicapped because the Dayton Accords did not designate a single authority to synchronize the military, political and humanitarian aspects of the mission. * Because the Information Revolution largely...
Iraq's Enduring Proliferation Threat
Conclusions Despite DESERT STORM and UN weapons and trade sanctions, Iraq remains a serious proliferation and regional security threat. Baghdad has refused to comply fully with UN resolutions requiring disclosure and elimination of Nuclear,...
The Changing Defense Industrial Base
The productive and technological base of a nation is the foundation of its national power. This is not a new phenomenon. The Greek chronicler, Hemocrates, noted 2400 years ago that the ability to wage war-as well as to influence events in the world...
The CIS and the Caucasus
Conclusions * Russia initially viewed the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) as an artificial organization. But, since 1993, elements of the Russian government have tried to use the CIS as a vehicle for the voluntary reintegration of the...
The Shifting Chinese Public Image of the United States
Summary * There appears to be a broad public expression of anti-U.S. sentiment across China. * Anti-U.S. sentiment may be prompted by perceived hostile U.S. actions, such as blocking China's bid to host the 2000 Olympics and dispatching aircraft...
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