Strategic Studies Quarterly

Volume 12 Issue 3 - Fall 2018

  • The Case for the US ICBM Force

    The Case for the US ICBM Force

    Matthew Kroenig
    What are the criticisms of ICBMs, and what are the valid reasons why ICBMs have remained a prominent feature of America’s nuclear force for several decades?
  • The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power

    The China Questions: Critical Insights into a Rising Power

    By: Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi
    Reviewed by: Capt Sean E. Thompson, USAF

    The China Questions is a compilation of 36 essays from academics affiliated with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Premised on the idea that “China matters, and therefore that understanding China matters”. 
  • An Untaken Road: Strategy, Technology, and the Hidden History of America’s Mobile ICBMs

    An Untaken Road: Strategy, Technology, and the Hidden History of America’s Mobile ICBMs

    By: Steven A. Pomeroy
    Reviewed by: Daniel Schwabe

    The emerging field of Cold War history receives a new addition with An Untaken Road, an account of mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in America. Steve Pomeroy, a history professor and former missileer himself, delves into one of least known areas of America’s nuclear weapons history as he explores the Air Force’s efforts to mobilize its ICBMs.
  • Understanding Cyber Conflict: 14 Analogies

    Understanding Cyber Conflict: 14 Analogies

    By: George Perkovich and Ariel E. Levite
    Reviewed by: Lt Col Mark Peters, USAF

    Recent cyber works frequently focus on uncovering new theories and observing technical developments, but George Perkovich and Ariel E. Levite follow a different path to better assimilate previously fielded material. 
  • Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony

    Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony

    By: Andrei A. Kovalev
    Reviewed by: Lt Col Mark Peters, USAF

    Russia’s Dead End delivers much generic Russian information with only the occasional insight into author Andrei Kovalev’s individual experiences. The front cover and flap suggest Kovalev’s work provides perceptive insights based on his long associations with Soviet and Russian regimes.


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