Strategic Studies Quarterly

Volume 11 Issue 1 - Spring 2017


General Goldfein
An Interview with General David L. Goldfein
Twenty-First Chief of Staff of the US Air Force

The most concerning national security issues are:  a reliable nuclear deterrent, the space enterprise, and the business of cyber.  It is also time for a healthy dialogue about Goldwater-Nichols.          

Nuclear Cloud
Conventional Arms and Nuclear Peace

Christine Leah and Adam B. Lowther

Opponents of the nuclear arsenal fail to go beyond their desired end state and understand the consequences of such a world should they succeed in eliminating nuclear weapons.


Grand Strategy
Defense Decisions for the Trump Administration

Robert P. Haffa 

The Trump administration needs consensus on a grand strategy and a defense budget adequate to underwrite those challenges. Selective Restraint, not primacy may be his strategic choice.


Convergence of Information Warfare
The Convergence of Information Warfare
Martin C. Libicki

The US focus on defeating a cyber war threat will have to evolve into a focus on defeating a broader information warfare threat.

Russia, NATO and the INF
Russia, NATO and the INF Treaty
Ulrich Kühn and Anna Péczeli

President Trump must decide whether or not to remain committed to the INF treaty.  NATO allies will most likely face an ambiguous Russian stance.

Military Planning for East Asia:  A Clausewitzian Approach
Military Planning for East Asia: A Clausewitzian Approach

Michael R. Kraig
Clausewitz took great care to provide graduated, partial, and controllable options for US military planners in East Asia.  On War remains relevant into the twenty-first century.

Nuclear Proliferation in the 21st Century
Nuclear Proliferation in the 21st Century

Stephen J. Cimbala
A multipolar world of regional nuclear rivalries may create an unmanageable stress test for strategies built on realism or rational deterrence.  


Cyberspace in Peace and War

Author:  Martin C. Libicki

Reviewed by: David Benson, SAASS

The New Nuclear Disorder: Challenges to Deterrence and Strategy
The New Nuclear Disorder: Challenges to Deterrence and Strategy
Author:  Stephen J. Cimbala

Reviewed by:  David J. Maniccia

Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power
Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power
Author:  Yan Xuetong 

Reviewed by:  Maj John Barrett, USAF


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