2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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The eagle in the desert: the origins of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian security partnership
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-09)
The United States and Saudi Arabia share a robust and complex security partnership today. This thesis explores the origins and development of U.S.-Saudi security cooperation between the late 1920s and early 1960s. During ...
Crowdsourcing intelligence to combat terrorism: harnessing bottom-up collection to prevent lone-wolf terror attacks
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-03)
U.S. officials have acknowledged that attackers of the lone-wolf and isolated-cell organizational type are on the rise and now pose a greater threat than major coordinated actions. Traditional intelligence methods, using ...
Climate change in Myanmar: impacts and adaptation
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-12)
Myanmar is a Least Developed Nation, according to the UN, and therefore is highly vulnerable to the negative effects of a changing climate. To assess the relationship between Myanmar and climate change, this thesis analyzes ...
The carrier arms race in East and South Asia: responses to a changing strategic environment
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-09)
Asian carrier navies do not suffer from the technocratic tendencies that afflict the United States. Each carrier program examined by this paper is designed to meet specific strategic problems. China’s intentions remain ...
Dilemmas in forward basing: understanding the impact of the American military presence in Bahrain
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-06)
The U.S. military operates and maintains a vast forward basing infrastructure in countries throughout the world. Periodically, these bases become the central focus of either protest or violence from the citizens of the ...
The effective business practices of Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs)
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2013-06)
A steady drug supply from Mexico is prevalent within the U.S. today, and even when large drug seizures remove drugs from the supply chain, little significance of that reduced supply is seen on the street. Instead, based ...
Post-Arab Spring Governments in North Africa Identifying Focus Areas for Economic Advancement
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-09)
The power transitions precipitated by the Arab Spring revolutions afford opportunity for significant positive political and economic change. However, the specific areas in which improvement is most essential to generating ...
Coercive Levers in Chinese Economic Statecraft: Attributed Across Earth, Rarely Apparent
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-06)
This study considers the role of coercive lever exercise in Chinese economic statecraft. Whereas the economic statecraft literature presumes larger economic powers dominate smaller economic powers, this study considers ...
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