2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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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 ...
The evolution of strategic thought since September 11, 2001: a Swiss perspective on Clausewitz, classical, and contemporary theories
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-12)
Since 1991, a long list of scholars has sought to write off Clausewitz as outdated and no longer worth study. In light of the past fifteen years and the absence of a strategic victory in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ...
Germany’s Ostpolitik in crisis: President Putin and Chancellor Merkel amid the Ukraine crisis
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-06)
The Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 set off the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the 1980s. In the wake of this event, a reunified Germany has emerged as the key leader to engage Russia on behalf of the ...
Thermonuclear propaganda: presentations of nuclear strategy in the early atomic age
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-06)
As the image of the thermonuclear apocalypse loomed over the early years of the Cold War and technological advancements brought the possibility of such a fate closer to reality, the U.S.-Soviet conflict became increasingly ...
U.S. democratization strategy origins and obstacles
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-09)
The George W. Bush administration offered two rationales for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. First and foremost, the invasion would eliminate the threat that the Iraqi regime headed by Saddam Hussein might ...
Security culture in times of war: how did the Balkan War affect the security cultures in Germany and the United States?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-06)
This thesis uses a comparative case study approach to examine how security cultures change under the impact of political shocks and learning through failure. The thesis thus analyzes the security cultures of Germany and ...
Democratic transformations in Eastern Europe : the efficacy of norm diffusion strategies of the EU and NATO
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03)
In the process of international socialization, states are induced to adopt the constitutive norms and rules of the international community. This thesis examines the process of norm transfer by International Organizations ...
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