2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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A hierarchy of needs in international relations
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-03)
Characterizing U.S.-Russian relations as a new Cold War is nostalgic for many, but it does not accurately describe Russian motivation behind its current behavior. Abraham Maslow, a prominent behavioral psychologist, ...
The Russian-European Union competition in Ukraine
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-06)
The Ukraine crisis underway since November 2013 is a significant occurrence in a greater debate over what norms will prevail in the European—and global—security environment. The roots of the crisis lie in two-and-a-half ...
Ukraine crisis and transatlantic security relations: causes for reassessment of strategy and partnership
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-06)
The Ukraine Crisis marks a substantial change in German and European Union approaches toward Russia and poses questions European security architecture after the end of the Cold War. The conflict also has a significant ...
A return to Europe: Poland and Western security structures since 1991
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-12)
Poland is arguably the leading example of successful democratization and Westernization within Central and Eastern Europe. This thesis explores how Poland’s participation in Western security structures has enabled it to ...
Swarm tactics and the doctrinal void lessons from the Chechen wars
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-06)
Swarming concepts and swarm tactics have been used for centuries. Swarming is essentially a convergent attack on an adversary from multiple axes. Swarming attacks are usually conducted either by force or fire, or a combination ...
Georgia's quest for NATO membership: challenges and prospects
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-12)
Georgia has a resume of achievements in its relations with NATO since 1992. However, at the 2008 Bucharest Summit, the NATO Allies chose not to offer Georgia a Membership Action Plan. At the 2009 Strasbourg-Kehl Summit, ...
Cognitive bargaining model an analysis tool for third party incentives?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-12)
Although threats and punishments have historically been the more prevalent tools of U.S. foreign policy, the current U.S. administration is signaling a reorientation toward a more positive inducement strategy. Much is ...
Offense-defense theory analysis of Russian cyber capability
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-03)
The Russian Federation is a key state actor in cyberspace; cyber events associated with Russian state and non-state actors have threatened Russia’s neighbors, shaped international cyber norms, as well as influenced ...
Democracy - a tree without roots on the steppes of Central Asia
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-12)
This thesis combines transitology and structural analyses to examine the obstacles to democracy in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The transitology approach analyzes the impact of domestic political factors (clan politics, ...
Strategic objectives contextual understanding of the expanded Russian--Venezuelan relationship
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-06)
The rise to power of Vladimir Putin and Hugo ChaÌ vez in the beginning of this century was accompanied by steady commodity price increases. Both leaders benefited enormously from the increased profit produced, as the ...
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