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Charles Glaser's Policy Brief: Forgoing U.S. Damage-Limitation against China's Nuclear Weapons

August 22, 2016

Charles Glaser's policy brief, Forgoing U.S. Damage-Limitation against China's Nuclear Weapons, is based on his new article, "Should the U.S. Reject MAD? Damage Limitation and U.S. Nuclear Strategy Toward China," in International Security's summer 2016 issue.

Stephen Biddle's and Jacob Shapiro's New Article in the Atlantic: The Problem with Vows to the Islamic State

August 22, 2016

GW Professor Stephen Biddle and his co-author, Prof. Jacob Shapiro of Princeton, argue in the Atlantic that proposals to escalate or accelerate the campaign in Iraq and Syria in order to hasten ISIS' defeat would accomplish a lot less than commonly supposed. The problem isn't taking Mosul or Raqqa - it's what would come afterward. 

Stephen Biddle's New Short Essay with Defense One on Afghanistan

June 12, 2016

 

Stephen Biddle argues on Defense One that the United States should stop announcing fixed dates for partial withdrawals from Afghanistan, as this undermines the settlement prospects that now constitute our only chance for realizing any of our war aims in the conflict.

Recent Publications

Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Crude Strategy, edited by Charles L. Glaser and Rosemary A. Kelanic, explores whether the United States should continue to rely on its military to protect the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf; and, if its security commitment is strategically sound, whether the United States should revise its military posture.  Contributors delve into a range of vital economic and security issues: the economic costs of an oil supply disruption, whether or not an American withdrawal increases the probability of a disruption, the internal stability of Saudi Arabia, the budgetary costs of the U.S. military commitment to the Gulf, and the possibility of blunting the effects of disruptions with non-military investments. 

Future Warfare in the Western Pacific

Stephen Biddle and Ivan Oelrich. Future Warfare in the Western PacificInternational Security, Vol. 41, No.1 (Summer 2016), pp. 7-48.


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