Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published November 25, 2020
Are current Air and Space Forces organized, trained, and equipped adequately to support the era of great power conflict, particularly the rebalance to Asia?
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Christopher WhyteWill the emergence of nefarious cyber attacks augmented by AI subvert the functionality of defensive algorithms and motivate adversaries to launch offensive online actions to achieve effects in other domains?
Should global nuclear powers, with their robust counterforce capabilities, develop nuclear-armed hypersonic weapons while banning hypersonics for regional nuclear power competitors? View appendix.
Could an international space traffic management (STM) system, including self-defense or warning zones enforced by bodyguard spacecraft, prevent a space crisis from turning into a space war?
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.
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?
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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