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A study of the Russian acquisition of the French Mistral amphibious assault warships
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-06)
In 2009, Moscow opened negotiations with Paris to purchase the Mistral class amphibious assault ship. In December 2010, Russia indicated that it was prepared to move forward with an agreement to buy two Mistral class ...
Russia's economic modernization myth or reality?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-03)
A successful outcome of Russian President Medvedev's recent economic modernization plan, also known as "Smart Russia," could result in a more democratic and prosperous Russia. However, corruption and an energy dependent ...
Georgia's quest for NATO membership: challenges and prospects
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-12)
Georgia has a resume of achievements in its relations with NATO since 1992. However, at the 2008 Bucharest Summit, the NATO Allies chose not to offer Georgia a Membership Action Plan. At the 2009 Strasbourg-Kehl Summit, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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