Theses and Dissertations
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RUSSIAN NAVAL ACTIVITY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: RESPONSIVE SHIFTS IN FRENCH, ITALIAN, AND SPANISH PERSPECTIVES AND POLICIES
(Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-12)
NATO’s southern flank has been exposed to a wide range of threats and challenges from Middle Eastern and North African instability, including terrorism, illegal trafficking, and mass migration. Against this backdrop, since ...
Russia and NATO missile defense: the European Phased Adaptive Approach experience, 2009-2017
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2018-03)
The objectives of the U.S. government’s European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA)-the U.S. contribution to NATO missile defense-set out by President Barack Obama in September 2009 were modified over the course of his ...
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 ...
Russia's reactions to the color revolutions
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-03)
The color revolutions, the popular democratic protests that occurred in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan from 2003–2005 and overturned the pro-Russian regimes in those nations, played a significant role in the development ...
U.S. and NATO naval engagement with Russia in the Black Sea: historical patterns and current prospects
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09)
Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, the United States and its NATO Allies have increased their military presence and exercises in the Black Sea focused on deterring Russian aggression or coercion. Russia has ...
Narrative propagation in Russia: a study in continuity
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-03)
Despite uncertainty and difficulties in the modern Russian Federation, the regime enjoys massive popularity among its people, with approval ratings unrivaled in the past twenty-five years. This is a result of a carefully ...
Using their own people against them: Russia’s exploitation of ethnicity in Georgia and Ukraine
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-12)
Russia consistently exploits ethnic divides in its foreign policy strategy, specifically against states in its near abroad. Georgia and Ukraine have been on the receiving end of this strategy for most of their post-Soviet ...
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 ...
Eurasianism: a historical and contemporary context
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-03)
Since the fall of the Soviet Union Russia has yet to implement an effective state ideology to endear the state to its people. Eurasianism could provide a possible solution for the state as a concept that places Russia in ...
Long-range precision-strike cruise missiles inNATO operations
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-03)
In 1949, NATO was established as a military alliance organized to protect its members from aggression or coercion by its adversaries to the East. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the geostrategic context ...
Tsypkin, Mikhail (31)
Branch Of Service
Lieutenant, United States Navy (31)