Strategic Studies Quarterly

Volume 12 Issue 1 - Spring 2018

Policy Forum

Another BRAC Now
Another BRAC Now 

Rep Adam Smith (D-WA) 
Christopher Preble 

Can former bases be successfully repurposed to benefit local communities?

Defending the Record on US Nuclear Deterrence
Defending the Record on US Nuclear Deterrence

Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Retired

Challenge common fallacies concerning nuclear deterrence with the reality of the US nuclear deterrent.

2017 National Security Strategy Perspective
2017 National Security Strategy Perspective

W. Michael Guillot

Is the 2017 NSS the most realism-based version ever produced?


Feature Article

Dragon in the Room: Nuclear Disarmament’s Missing Player
Dragon in the Room: Nuclear Disarmament’s Missing Player

Susan Turner Haynes
What conditions will require China’s participation in the nuclear disarmament conversation? 


Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Crises
Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Crises

Nathan Leys 
Can AWS have strategic ramifications during crises? Five scenarios are instructive here. 

China in Space: Ambitions and Possible Conflict
China in Space: Ambitions and Possible Conflict

Namrata Goswami
What are China’s policies and aspirations related to space-based solar power, lunar and asteroid mining, space settlement, and planetary defense?

Transformation and the War in Afghanistan
Transformation and the War in Afghanistan

Alexander Salt
Is a transformation-influenced “light footprint” of special operations forces and airpower relevant during present and future hybrid conflicts?

Unbalanced: Rethinking America’s Commitment to the Middle East
Unbalanced: Rethinking America’s Commitment to the Middle East

Emma Ashford

Can offshore balancing in the Middle East bring American commitments and interests in the region back into balance after a long period of over commitment?

Book Reviews

Book Cover - Strategy and Defence Planning
Strategy & Defence Planning: Meeting the Challenge of Uncertainty

By:  Colin Gray
Reviewed by:  Lt Col Mark Peters, USAF


Book Cover - Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World
Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World

By:  Graham Allison, Robert D. Blackwill, Ali Wyne
Reviewed by:  1st Lt David Chui, USAF


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