2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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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 ...
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 ...
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 future of the ballistic missile submarine force in the Russian nuclear triad
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-09)
This thesis analyzes the current status of the Russian Federation's ballistic missile submarine force. It reviews the history of the ballistic missile submarine force, its current status, and the implementation of plans ...
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 ...
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, ...
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