U.S. Naval War College faculty members publish their learned opinions on diverse topics and time periods in various media outlets including academic journals, online publications, scholarly texts, and popular editions.
This foreign policy analysis textbook is written especially for students studying to become national security professionals. It translates academic knowledge about the complex influences on American foreign policymaking into an intuitive, cohesive, and practical set of analytic tools. The focus here is not theory for the sake of theory, but rather to translate theory into practice.
Does America really have a national security “deep state”? If by this loaded term we simply mean a sprawling bureaucracy filled mostly by a permanent cadre of lower-level officials, then inarguably the answer is yes. But how much influence does this so-called “deep state” exert, and to what ends? This debate conspicuously lacks for useful academic insight about the “real” deep state.
The next US president confronts a tough decision on whether and how to play out the unfinished hand that she or he will inherit in the high stakes arena of nuclear proliferation. A key question is what to do about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the controversial nuclear deal that the US and five other world powers struck with Iran in the summer of 2015.
David A. Cooper and Toshi Yoshihara, "U.S. Responses to Middle Powers and China"
When it was concluded more than a quarter century ago, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union was hailed as a disarmament watershed, eliminating entire classes of nuclear missiles from the arsenals of the arms-racing Cold War superpowers.
This article explores the prominent role that so-called middle powers have played in constructing the Proliferation Security Initiative as an innovative framework for multinational cooperation, in this case designed to counter trafficking related to weapons of mass destruction proliferation. It seeks thereby to contribute to a better theoretical understanding of the international role and foreign policy behavior of this class of state actor.
Preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is an urgent national and international security objective. How to realize this goal is a controversial matter, though. Chemical and biological weapons and missile technology are threats to peace equaled only by nuclear weapons.