"Military Doctrine and Strategy"
26 Apr 2015
Delivery of the S-300 Aerial Defense Systems to Iran
Author: Udi Dekel, Zvi Magen
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This paper discusses the implications of Russia's April 13, 2015 announcement that it is delivering advanced S-300 aerial defense systems to Iran, and how this weapons deal reflects wider moves by the Kremlin to extend its influence in the Middle Eas...
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21 Apr 2015
New US Maritime Strategy: Why it Matters
Author: Geoffrey Till
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary discusses the US March 2015 report “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” which outlines the country's maritime strategy, including how it differs from the previous strategy and how regional powers in the Asia-Pacific migh...
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16 Apr 2015
Security Tri-lemma: The UK’s Nuclear Deterrent
Author: Benjamin Tallis
Institute of International Relations (IIR)
This paper discusses some of the controversy surrounding the renewal of the Trident program, Britain's nuclear submarine-based deterrent, prior to the country's general election in May, 2015.
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13 Apr 2015
War Like No Other: Maritime Competition in a Mature Precision-Strike Regime
Author: Andrew F Krepinevich
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)
This brief speculates on how the growing proliferation of precision-strike weaponry could impact future maritime warfare, including the US Navy's ability to maintain its freedom of action on the high seas.
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Autonomous Warfare – A Revolution in Military Affairs
Author: Maxim Worcester
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This paper considers how the growing prominence of autonomous weapons technologies will impact the future of armed conflict.
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A Russian View on Landpower
Author: Aleksandr V Rogovoy, Keir Giles
Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI)
This paper explains why Russia desires to maintain strong conventional land forces as the mainstay of its military power, despite having seen the United States live through a 'counterinsurgency era' over the last 20 years.
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