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Strategy Debates and Commentary
Legacy Agenda, Part II: The Bush Doctrine and the Long War
Thomas Donnelly and Colin Monaghan. American Enterprise Institute, 06 March 2007.
The New New World Order
Daniel W. Drezner. Foreign Affairs, March/April 2007.
An American Foreign Policy That Both Realists and Idealists Should Fall in Love With
Robert Wright. The New York Times, 16 July 2006.
The End of the Bush Revolution
Philip H. Gordon. Foreign Affairs, July/August 2006 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
The Remaking of a Unipolar World
Robert Jervis. The Washington Quarterly, Summer 2006 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Progressive Action Plan: key arguments and big ideas from "With All Our Might"
Will Marshall, editor. Washington, DC: Progressive Policy Institute, Blueprint vol. 2006, no. 2 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
On Second Thought
review of America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy
by Francis Fukuyama
reviewed by Aaron L. Friedberg. Commentary, April 2006.
'The Pentagon's Revenge' or Strategic Transformation: The Bush Administration's New Security Strategy
Chuck Freilich. Strategic Assessment, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, April 2006.
President Bush's National Security Strategy: Is the U.S. Meeting its Global Challenges?
Panel with Ivo Daalder, Richard Falkenrath, Michael O'Hanlon and Martin Indyk. Washington, D.C., The Brookings Institution, 21 March 2006 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
A Balanced Force Structure to Achieve a Liberal World Order
Mackubin Thomas Owens. Orbis, Spring 2006 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Send In the State Department
Robert D. Kaplan. New York Times, 21 February 2006.
Francis Fukuyama. New York Times Magazine, 19 February 2006.
Address at the National Press Club ("The Long War")
Donald H. Rumsfeld. 02 February 2006.
The realist persuasion
Andrew J. Bacevich. The Boston Globe, 06 November 2005.
A Grand Strategy to Reinvigorate US Leadership
Stanley Foundation 46th Strategy for Peace Conference Policy Dialogue Brief, 20-22 October 2005 (printable .pdf file).
Strategic Culture: Reviewing Recent Literature
Darryl Howlett. Strategic Insights, October 2005.
Strategic Culture: From Clausewitz to Constructivism
Jeffrey S. Lantis. Strategic Insights, October 2005.
U.S. Defense Strategy After Saddam
Micahel E. O'Hanlon. U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, July 2005 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Integrated Power: A National Security Strategy for the 21st Century
Lawrence J. Korb and Robert O. Boorstin. Center for American Progress, 07 June 2005 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
the National Interest: a new grand strategy for American foreign policy
Stephen M. Walt. Boston Review, February/March 2005.
(with commentary by Richard Falk, Joseph S. Nye Jr., Ervand Abrahamian, Khalil Shikaki, Naomi Chazan, Robert Vickers Jr., Mahmood Mamdani, John Tirman, Ivo Daalder, James Lindsay, Mary Kaldor, Anne-Marie Slaughter and response by Stephen M. Walt.)
excerpt from Future: Tense: The Coming World Order?
Gwynne Dyer. 2005. from the Amazon.com book listing.
Report of the Working Group on Grand Strategic Choices
Francis Fukuyama and G. John Ikenberry. The Princeton Project on National Security, 2005 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Winning the War by Winning the Peace: Strategy for Conflict and Post-Conflict in the 21st Century
Lloyd J. Matthews. Army War College Conference Report, December 2004. Posted on the Commonwealth Institute website (printable .pdf file).
The War Powers Resolution: After Thirty Years
Richard F. Grimmett. Congressional Research Service, 11 March 2004. Posted on the Federation of American Scientists website.
The Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy
Mel Goodman. Foreign Policy in Focus, February 2004 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
U.S. National Security Strategy
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick. Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, 19 November 2003. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website.
Under Secretary for Policy Douglas Feith remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations
Douglas J. Feith. News Transcripts
, DoD, 13 November 2003.
A realist security strategy for the United States
Eric Hamilton and John C. Hulsman. openDemocracy, 09 July 2003.
Global Transaction Strategy: Operation Iraqi Freedom could be a first step toward a larger goal -- true globalization
Thomas P.M. Barnett and Henry H. Gaffney Jr. Military Officer, May 2003. Posted on Thomas P.M. Barnett's Website.
The World After Iraq
Robert L. Hutchings. Princeton University Washington Seminar, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 8 April 2003 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
The American Way of War
Arthur K. Cebrowski & Thomas P.M. Barnett. U.S. Naval Institute, January 2003. Posted on Thomas P.M Barnett's Websites.
The Return of Strategy
James J. Wirtz. Strategic Insights, January 2003 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
The New National Security Strategy and Preemption
Michael E. O'Hanlon, Susan E. Rice, and James B. Steinberg. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, December 2002.
Can Saddam Be Contained? History
John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, Cambridge, MA: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security Program Occasional Paper, November 2002 (.pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Bush's Grand Strategy
Andrew J. Bachevich. The American Conservative, 04 November 2002 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Essential Elements Missing in the National Security Strategy of 2002
Charles Knight. Cambridge, MA: Commonwealth Institute Project on Defense Alternatives Commentary, November 2002 (.pdf file).
A Grand Strategy of Transformation
John Lewis Gaddis. Foreign Policy, November/December 2002.
Back to the Brink
Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry. Washington Post, 20 October 2002.
The Bush Doctrine
James Woolsey, James Lindsay, Victor Davis Hanson, and Daniel Brumberg. a frontpagemagazine.com symposium, 07 October 2002.
A Strategy Foretold
Tom Barry. Foreign Policy In Focus Policy Report, October 2002.
Bush and the World: the need for a new wilsonianism
Michael Hirsh. Foreign Affairs, Fall 2002 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Toward Universal Empire: The Dangerous Quest for Absolute Security
David C. Hendrickson. World Policy Journal, Fall 2002.
Hans M. Kristensen. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September/October 2002.
Remarks Following Meeting of the Consultative Group on Strategic Issues
Colin L. Powell. U.S. Department of State, 20 September 20.
Unilateral Preventive War: Illegitimate and Immoral
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Los Angeles Times, (21 August 2002) (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
America's Virtual Empire
Martin Walker. World Policy Journal, Summer 2002 (printable .pdf file).
Refocusing the Department of Defense on Asia: Regional resource allocation must outgrow the Cold War's legacy
C. Michael Brown and Jennifer Pulliam. Washington, DC: DFI Government Practice, Inc. May 2002 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Facing the Hydra: Maintaining Strategic Balance While Pursuing a Global War Against Terrorism
Conrad C. Crane. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, May 2002 (printable .pdf file).
The Intervention Debate: Towards a Posture of Principled Judgment
John Garofano. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, January 2002 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the e11th Hour Website.
Global Executioner: Scales of Terror
Neil Smith. Social Science Research Council, 2002.
Reshaping the Military for Asymmetric Warfare
Marcus Corbin. Washington DC: Center for Defense Information, 5 October 2001.
Toward a Comprehensive Strategy
William Kristol, et al. Washington, D.C.: Project for the New American Century, National Review Online, 20 September 2001.
Resurrecting Transformation: A New Structure for Post-industrial Warfare
Douglas A. Macgregor. Defense Horizons, September 2001 (printable .pdf file). Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Toward a Strategy of Positive Ends
Huba Wass de Czege and Antulio J. Echevarria II. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 2001 (.pdf file).
Army Transformation: A Tale of Two Doctrines
David Jablonsky. Parameters (Autumn 2001).
Precision Aerospace Power, Discrimination, and the Future of War
Phillip S. Meilinger. Aerospace Power Journal (Fall 2001).
Air Force Transformation
David A. Deptula. Aerospace Power Journal (Fall 2001).
Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat
William M. Arkin -- (review of the book by Wesley K. Clark). Aerospace Power Chronicles (Fall 2001).
The Myths of Air Control and the Realities of Imperial Policing
Peter W. Gray. Aerospace Power Journal (Fall 2001).
A New Century of American Leadership
Tom Daschle. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 9 August 2001. Posted on The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy website.
Compromised Command (review of the book by Wesley K. Clark)
Richard K. Betts. Foreign Affairs (July/August 2001).
The Accidental Strategy
Philip Gold. The Washington Post 06 July 2001. Posted on the Discovery Institute Website.
A Military for the 21st Century: Lessons from the Recent Past
Anthony Zinni. Washington, DC: National Defense University Institute for National Strategic Studies, July 2001.
Army Transformation: A View from the U.S. Army War College
Williamson Murray, editor. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, July 2001 (.pdf file).
Are the United States and Europe Heading for Divorce?
Ivo H. Daalder. International Affairs Summer 2001. Posted on the Brookings Website.
Re-evaluating the 2 Major Theater War Strategy
Michele A. Flournoy. Testimony before the Comittee on Armed Services of the US House of Representatives, 20 June 2001. Posted on the Center for Strategic and International Studies Website.
The Defense Comfort Blanket
William M. Arkin. washingtonpost.com, 21 May 2001.
Disengaged Warfare: Should we make a virtue of the Kosovo way of war?
Carl Conetta. Cambridge, MA: Commonwealth Institute, 21 May 2001.
Holding the Line: U.S. Defense Strategy
Cindy Williams. Foreign Policy in Focus (May 2001).
U.S. Must Avoid Temptation to Shift Priorities Toward Asia
Kenneth Weisbrode. Defense News, 30 April 2001.
Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
Effects-Based Operations: Change in the Nature of Warfare
David A. Deptula. Washington, DC: Air Force Association, 23 April 2001 (video webcast).
Revising the Two MTW Force Shaping Paradigm
Steven Metz, editor. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, April 2001 (.pdf file).
Getting to the Fight: Aerospace Forces and Anti-access Strategies
Gene Myers. Aerospace Power Chronicles, 27 March 2001.
Going Boldly -- Where? Aerospace Integration, the Space Commission, and the Air Force's Vision for Space
Peter Hays and Karl Mueller. Aerospace Power Journal (Spring 2001).
A Strategy for a Long Peace (Executive Summary)
Steven Kosiak, Andrew Krepinevich and Michael Vickers. Washignton, DC: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 30 January 2001.
The Question of Hegemony (excerpt)
William Pfaff. Foreign Affairs (January/February 2001).
An Edwardian Warning: The Unraveling of a Colossus
Karl E. Meyer. World Policy Journal (Winter 2000/2001).
Postwar Strategy: An Alternative View
Ted Galen Carpenter. Joint Forces Quarterly (Winter 2000/2001), (.pdf file).
Alternative National Military Strategies for the United States
Conrad C. Crane. Carlisle, PA: Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, December 2000.
Where to Cut U.S. Military Presence?
Ivo H. Daalder and Michael O'Hanlon. The Baltimore Sun, 11 September 2000.
Posted on the Brookings Institution Website.
Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century
Thomas Donnelly. Washington, DC: Project for the New American Century, September 2000 (.pdf file).
Foreign Policy in the Age of Primacy
Richard N. Haass. The Brookings Review (Fall 2000).
Out of the Box and Into the Future: A National Security Forecast
James J. Richardson and Stephanie L. Tennyson. Arlington, VA: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 26-7 June 2000 (.pdf file).
U.S. Military-Strategic Ambitions: Expanding to Fill the post-Soviet Vacuum
Charles Knight. Cambridge, MA: Commonwealth Institute, 14 June 2000.
U.S. National Defense Policy in the post-Cold War World
Lawrence J. Korb. New York, NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 14 June 2000. Posted on the CIAOnet website.
Is There a US Global Strategy? (draft)
Yong Deng. Annapolis, MD: US Naval Academcy, June 2000 (.pdf file).
Uneasy Giant: The Challenges to American Predominance
Peter W. Rodman. Washington DC: The Nixon Center, June 2000 (.pdf file).
Hart-Rudman Commission Report - A Critique
Andrew F. Krepinevich, Michael G. Vickers and Steven M. Kosiak. Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment Backgrounder, 19 April 2000.
Strategic Responsiveness: Early and Continuous Joint Effectiveness - Across the Spectrum
a conference report. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, April 2000. (.pdf file).
Rethinking U.S. Combat Airpower: How Small Changes Could Make Big Difference
Mclean, VA: Hicks & Associates, April 2000 (.pdf file).
Posted on the Commonwealth Institute Website.
An Inherent Lesson in Arms Control
Stephen Cambone. The Washington Quarterly (Spring 2000). (.pdf file).
Rethinking Two War Strategies
Michael E. O'Hanlon. Joint Forces Quarterly (Spring 2000) (.pdf
American Power--For What?
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Michael A. Ledeen, Joshua Muravchik. Commentary, 01 January 2000. Posted on the American Enterprise Institute website.
Campaign 2000: Promoting the National Interest
Condoleezza Rice. Foreign Affairs (January/February 2000).
Global Governance and the International System
Thierry de Montbrial. Remarks to the 2000 annual meeting of the Trilateral Commission, Tokyo, Japan.
American Politics and American Foreign Policy
Henry Kissinger. Remarks to the 2000 annual meeting of the Trilateral Commission, Tokyo, Japan.
Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy:
Four Alternatives Presented as Presidential Speeches
John Hillen and Lawrence Korb, project directors. New York, NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000. Posted on the CIAOnet website (.pdf file).
New World Vistas: Looking toward the Future, Learning from the Past
Dik Daso. Aerospace Power Journal (Winter 1999).
Globalization and Governance
Kenneth N. Waltz. Political Science Online (December 1999). Posted on the Mount Holyoke Website.
William J. Perry and Ashton Carter. Hoover Digest No.4 (1999). Posted on the Brookings Institute website.
Grand Strategy -- Toward a New Concert of Nations: An American Perspective
James Chace and Nicholas X. Rizopoulos. World Policy Journal (Fall 1999).
A New Age of Liberal Imperialism?
David Rieff. World Policy Journal (Summer 1999).
Back to Bipolarity?
Hans Binnendijk and Alan Henrikson. Strategic Forum No. 161.
Washington DC: National Defense University, May 1999.
The United States [21st Century Strategies]
Robert B. Zoellick. Presentation at the 1999 annual meeting of the Trilateral Commission, Washington, D.C.
Joint Aerospace Power: A New National Strategy
Gene Meyers. Arlington, VA: Aerospace Education Foudation - Eaker Institute, 16 September 1998.
Defense Sufficiency and Cooperation: A US Military Posture for the post-Cold War Era
Carl Conetta and Charles Knight. Cambridge, MA: Commonwealth Institute, 12 March 1998.
A New Era of Overstretch? American Policy in Europe and Asia
David P. Calleo. World Policy Journal (Spring 1998).
The Army-Air Force Doctrinal Disputes: Symptoms or Causes
Gene Meyers. Arlington, VA: Aerospace Education Foundation - Eaker Institute, September 1997.
RAND's New Calculus and the Impasse of US Defense Restructuring
Carl Conetta. Cambridge, MA: Commonwealth Institute, August 1993.
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