Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published June 02, 2014
An Interview with The Honorable Deborah Lee James
Secretary of the Air Force
I have laid out three priorities for the Air Force....They are taking care of people, balancing today's readiness with tomorrow's readiness, and ensuring we have the very best Air Force we possibly can have, at the best value for the taxpayer.
The Strategic Significance of the Internet Commons
Safeguarding the global commons demands a code of conduct universally supported by a global community. By relinquishing control of the Internet directory “root zone file,” the United States demonstrated its commitment to cyberspace as a global common which cannot be owned or ruled by one.
Neomercantilism and Great-Power Energy Competition in Central Asia and the Caspian
Charles E. Ziegler and Rajan Menon
The neomercantilist energy policies of China and Russia contribute to what is largely a competitive relationship among all three great powers in Central Asia. While neomercantilist policies do not negate the possibility of cooperation and the development of norms, rules, and institutions designed to promote collective action, they certainly erect formidable barriers.
Beyond the Horizon: Developing Future Airpower Strategy
Colonel Jeffrey J. Smith, USAF
This article critiques current airpower strategy, by presenting how airpower theory and strategy emerged and concludes with an assessment of why and how airpower strategy must embrace contextual realities in the years ahead.
Hedging Nuclear Deterrence: Reserve Warheads or a Responsive Infrastructure?
The notion underlying the responsive infrastructure concept—that latent nuclear capabilities can substitute for constituted weapons—is highly controversial. There are deep concerns about the effect of the model on strategic stability, particularly during breakdowns in relations between nuclear-armed adversaries.
Air and Sea Power Shaped for the Asia–Pacific Rebalance
Carl D. Rehberg and Colonel Christopher Wrenn, USAF
Our critique of Shaping Air and Sea Power for the Asia-Pivot, published in SSQ, Summer 2013, focuses on the authors’ China analysis, threat analysis and implications, use of political and military theory, specific recommendations against the LRS-B and ASB, and their proposal to pursue an F/B-22-like capability.
Can Russian-US Relations Improve?
Mark N. Katz
Are Russian differences with the United States and its allies now so great that meaningful cooperation between Washington and Moscow is impossible? Or can Washington and Moscow successfully work together on issues of common concern despite their differences on others? And if Washington and Moscow cannot resolve their differences, can they at least contain them?
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