Theses and Dissertations
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EVOLVING OBSTACLES TO A EUROPEAN UNION NUCLEAR DETERRENT
(Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-12)
This thesis evaluates the evolving obstacles to the development of a European Union (EU) nuclear deterrent. Some EU officials, prominent analysts, and political leaders in EU nations have expressed interest in exploring ...
GDP-BASED BURDEN SHARING IN NATO: THE POLITICS OF DEFENSE FINANCING
(Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-06)
The NATO Allies agreed at the September 2014 Wales Summit to spend at least two percent of their gross domestic products (GDPs) on defense by 2024. This commitment has become a point of contention among the Allies and a ...
Rising tides: The strategic importance of the Black Sea and Romania for U.S. Naval strategy
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-06)
Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the relationship between the United States and Russia has regained the attention of America in ways not seen since the final days of the Cold War. Romania, a nation ...
The Crimea and the Donbass in flames: the influence of Russian propaganda and the Ukraine crisis
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09)
This thesis focuses on examining the enemy during the 2013–2014 Ukraine Crisis and providing context to the headlines regarding the politics of the conflict. It examines both the external enemy and the internal enemy, as ...
Germany's Anschluss with Austria and Russia's annexation of Crimea: an analytical comparison
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-06)
This thesis compares the irredentist and revanchist actions of Nazi Germany and the contemporary Russian Federation with regard to violent and coercive changes of borders as an element of statecraft. It presents an analytical ...
Leadership from the centre: a new foreign and security policy for Germany
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-03)
Germany in 2016 finds itself in the midst of a political and diplomatic revolution, the meaning of which is unclear for United States policy other than this process constitutes a break with custom and tradition in statecraft. ...
A European identity: too much to hope for?
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-12)
Right-wing political parties are nothing new to Europe. However, there has been a rise and revitalization among far-right populist parties across Europe over the past two decades. This development does not appear to be a ...
Regionalism and secession
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-03)
Catalonia and Bavaria today cling tightly to their linguistic distinctiveness, their cultural traditions, their culinary specialties, and their political particularity. Even after the passage of some centuries, these regions ...
Strategy in the robotic age: a case for autonomous warfare
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-09)
The advent of a Robotic Age in combat has set the stage for a renewed style of warfare: autonomous warfare. The outstanding feature of this new era is the arrival of robotics on the battlefield, but the significance 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 ...
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