Accession Number:

ADA422956

Title:

Strategic Assessment 1999. Priorities for a Turbulent World.

Descriptive Note:

Book

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

334.0

Abstract:

The past year has seen many thresholds crossed and turning points reached in the international security environment. With events like the NATO intervention in Kosovo, tension between India and Pakistan, more failing states, and rising access to dangerous weapons and delivery systems, the job for Department of Defense planners has not become easier. This volume examines trends, U.S. interests, and consequences for U.S. policy, followed by a net assessment for each key area. The international security situation is clearly changed from 1 year ago. The nebulous multipolar environment has been stressed by forces of polarization in recent months. Yet, transition states still cooperate with the Western democratic core states on important issues. As the world continues the process of transformation, we need to properly assess our priorities. The volume contains the following chapters Global Political Trends Integration or Disintegration Economic Globalization Stability or Conflict Energy and Resources Ample or Scarce Global Military Balance Stable or Unstable Europe How Much Utility, How Effective Russia and its Neighbors Faltering Progress Greater Middle East Managing Change in Troubled Times Asia-Pacific Region Murky Future South Asia Nuclear Geopolitics Sub-Saharan Africa Progress or Drift The Western Hemisphere Rethinking Strategic Relations The Democratic Core How Large, How Effective Transition States New Destinies Rogue States and Proliferation How Serious is the Threat Troubled States How Troubling, How Manageable Transnational Trends New Threats Conventional Operations and Warfare A New Era Ahead. Strategic Forces and Deterrence New Realities, New Roles Global Arms Control and Disarmament Cloudy Prospects Space and Oceans Can They Be Controlled

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE