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Congratulations to SSQ authors Colonel Joseph Becker, USA, and Dr. Elizabeth Mendenhall, winners of the 2020 General Larry D. Welch Deterrence Writing Award sponsored by United States Strategic Command.

COL Becker’s article, “Strategy in the New Era of Tactical Nuclear Weapons” won the senior division competition and was published in the SSQ Spring, 2020 edition and linked below.

He is an active-duty Army officer and a PhD fellow in the Army Strategic Planning and Policy Program (ASP3) at Johns Hopkins University studying political science.

Dr. Mendenhall’s article, “Nuclear Weapons Free Zones and Contemporary Arms Control” won the junior division competition and will be published in the SSQ Winter, 2020 edition. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Marine Affairs and Political Science at the University of Rhode Island and received her PhD in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 2017.

The winners of the General Welch Writing Award will be recognized on 13 November during the (virtual) USSTRATCOM Deterrence Symposium. To see the agenda and register for the symposium follow this link www.stratcomds.com.
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Volume 14 Issue 4 - Winter 2020

  • POLICY FORUM

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    Missing: Legal Frameworks for Chemical Security

    Richard T. Cupitt and Mary C. Vecellio

    Is the legal framework for chemical security, as required of all UN member states, sufficiently developed and widely accepted to provide control and prevent national security threats? View bibliography.

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    Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zones and Contemporary Arms Control

    Elizabeth Mendenhall

    Do nuclear-weapon-free zones (NWFZ) formalize mutual constraints on a regional basis, achieve security from nuclear weapons, and offer increased nuclear stability for the second nuclear age?     

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  • IN MEMORIAM

  • Photo of Dr. Stephen Chiabotti

    Dr. Stephen Chiabotti

    We pay tribute to author, scholar, and strategist Dr. Stephen Chiabotti, Colonel, USAF, retired. Steve was a founding member of the Strategic Studies Quarterly (SSQ) Contributing Editors group and the longest-serving member of the group to date—11 years. Air University and Strategic Studies Quarterly have lost an intellectual giant and dedicated servant whose influence will be sorely missed. Steve’s legacy will continue in the lives of his students, colleagues, and friends for generations.

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