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The Dutch Counterinsurgency Approach: Political And Military Lessons, George Dimitriu, Beatrice De Graaf Jul 2011

The Dutch Counterinsurgency Approach: Political And Military Lessons, George Dimitriu, Beatrice De Graaf

George Dimitriu

In the past, military defeat has led to resignations of Ministers of Defence. But in February 2010, it was the first time that a ruling party in the Netherlands, the social democrat party (Partij van de Arbeid, PvdA), brought down the coalition government, as a protest against extending a military mission. This historical moment even inspired the Taliban to congratulate the social democrats: ‘We congratulate the Dutch for this courageous and independent decision,’ said Taliban spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi. The Taliban expressed the hope that other countries would follow the Dutch example. After four years of intensive commitment to the ...


Nuclear Dependence: The Russian Federation's Future Reliance On Nuclear Weapons For National Security, Adam J. Lukszo Jun 2011

Nuclear Dependence: The Russian Federation's Future Reliance On Nuclear Weapons For National Security, Adam J. Lukszo

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Russian Federation‘s reliance on nuclear weapons for national security will steadily increase over time. Based on current evidence and historical data, the Russian state will be unable to recruit, arm, train, equip, reform, and fund their conventional forces well enough to match up with capabilities of what it views to be its potential adversaries. Russia‘s historic experience with invasion and vulnerable geographic position reinforce the need for a powerful weapon with which to maintain the current regime and ensure its territorial integrity. Declining demographics and persistent social illnesses will reduce the number of eligible male candidates able ...


‘Holding’ For Companies And Platoons In Counterinsurgency, George Dimitriu Mar 2011

‘Holding’ For Companies And Platoons In Counterinsurgency, George Dimitriu

George Dimitriu

In August 2010, the Dutch redeployed their forces after being active in Afghanistan for four years, aiding and abetting ISAF with around 2000 troops each rotation. Initially, the contribution after August had been discussed fiercely, but the collapse of the Netherlands’ coalition government in February 2010 meant also the end of the discussion about prolongation of the mission of Task Force Uruzgan; the withdrawal of troops is definite and more or less completed by the time of writing. In a recently published article about the performance of the Dutch forces in Uruzgan, which I wrote together with Dr. B.A ...


The Dutch Coin Approach: Three Years In Uruzgan, 2006-2009, George Dimitriu, Beatrice De Graaf Sep 2010

The Dutch Coin Approach: Three Years In Uruzgan, 2006-2009, George Dimitriu, Beatrice De Graaf

George Dimitriu

Rarely has a military commitment led to such intense discussion in the Netherlands as the Task Force Uruzgan (TFU) mission in Afghanistan. In February 2010, the Netherlands' coalition government even collapsed after the two largest parties failed to agree on the withdrawal of Dutch troops from Afghanistan later this year. This article deals first of all with the difficult discussion over the Afghanistan mission of the TFU. The authors then subject three ISAF operations to close scrutiny. The authors provide some suggestions to help understand better this pivotal point in the execution of the whole operation and thus give a ...


Arms Control And The New Strategic Concept, Jeffrey D. Mccausland Jan 2010

Arms Control And The New Strategic Concept, Jeffrey D. Mccausland

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

Thucydides noted in his history of the Peloponnesian Wars that a primary motivator of Athenian foreign policy was “interests”. This remains as true today as it was in ancient Greece. Modern policymakers would all agree that strategy must be consistent with national interests and built on three variables. First, what are the ‘ends’ of a strategy that a nation seeks to accomplish alone or in concert with friends and allies? Second, what are the ‘ways’ or policies that are formulated to move the nation towards a better future? Finally, what are the ‘means’ available to any nation that can be ...


The Tale Of Two Narratives: Nato As A Collective Defense And A Collective Security Institution, Anna M. Rulska Jan 2010

The Tale Of Two Narratives: Nato As A Collective Defense And A Collective Security Institution, Anna M. Rulska

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

The goal of this project is to determine NATO's present and future roles as a collective security organization and as a security alliance. In the past, NATO has dealt with both objectives under different and changing conditions. This paper argues that throughout the entirety of its history, NATO worked as both collective security and collective defense organization. The theoretical assumptions made within the paper are supported by the analysis of the past behavior of the Alliance in respect to the relationship between the narrative of collective security and that of collective defense, and changes within that relationship. Four specific ...


De Nederlandse Coin Aanpak: Drie Jaar Uruzgan 2006-2009, George Dimitriu, Beatrice De Graaf Nov 2009

De Nederlandse Coin Aanpak: Drie Jaar Uruzgan 2006-2009, George Dimitriu, Beatrice De Graaf

George Dimitriu

Zelden leidde militaire inzet tot zo veel discussie als de missie Task Force Uruzgan (TFU) in Afghanistan. Wat doen de Nederlandse troepen precies in Uruzgan? En hoe hebben ze de strategie de afgelopen twee jaar op het tactische en operationele niveau uitgewerkt en toegepast? Dit artikel behandelt de moeizame discussie over de missie van TFU. Vervolgens nemen de auteurs drie ISAF-operaties onder de loep. De meest complexe en cruciale fase van dergelijke operaties “de fase van consolidatie (hold)“ komt uitvoerig aan de orde. De auteurs bieden een kader om deze schakel in de uitvoering beter te begrijpen. Ze geven zo ...


American Humanitarian Intervention: How National Interests, Domestic And International Factors, And 'Historical Milieu' Shape U.S. Intervention Policy, Grant Stegner May 2008

American Humanitarian Intervention: How National Interests, Domestic And International Factors, And 'Historical Milieu' Shape U.S. Intervention Policy, Grant Stegner

Political Science Honors Projects

This paper examines why the US intervenes militarily in some humanitarian crises, but not in others. While US national interests at stake in humanitarian intervention scenarios initially guide policy formation, causal factors such as domestic and international influences, and 'historical milieu' create an 'operational environment' in which national interests and intervention policy evolve. These causal factors are then applied to the 1999 US-led NATO intervention in Kosovo, and the US' current non-intervention in Darfur. US humanitarian interventions and non-interventions form a broader, non-linear trajectory of engagements in which past precedents and experiences continually reshape subsequent intervention policy. The critical denominator ...


Quo Vadis? Polish-Ukrainian Relations In The Enlarging Europe, 1991–2004, Anna Makhorkina Jan 2007

Quo Vadis? Polish-Ukrainian Relations In The Enlarging Europe, 1991–2004, Anna Makhorkina

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation seeks to analyze the development of Polish-Ukrainian relations in the context of the EU and NATO enlargements. It examines changes in the relationship during 1991-2004, and evaluates major factors that influenced it. The study of Polish-Ukrainian relations in 1991-2004 is important not only from an historical and geopolitical perspective, but also within the context of institutionally enlarging Europe. Poland has been a NATO-member since 1999 and an EU-member since 2004. Ukraine is a member of neither. This turns the Polish-Ukrainian relationship into a relationship between two states, where one side is an "insider" and the other an "outsider ...


On Moral Arguments Against A Legal Right To Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention, David Lefkowitz Apr 2006

On Moral Arguments Against A Legal Right To Unilateral Humanitarian Intervention, David Lefkowitz

Philosophy Faculty Publications

As the international response to recent events in Darfur demonstrates, the restriction of authority to intervene to the United Nations poses the greater legal barrier to intervention. From a practical perspective, then, the more pressing question may be whether international law ought to be modified to permit states, or multi-state organizations, to carry out unilateral humanitarian interventions; that is, interventions that are not authorized by the United Nations. The issue here is essentially a moral one: would the incorporation of a right to unilateral humanitarian intervention entail a moral improvement to international law – for example, a decrease in the number ...


The Reinvention Of Nato, Robert M. Antis Apr 2006

The Reinvention Of Nato, Robert M. Antis

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

In 2006, NATO is operating well out of area and conducting missions beyond the collective defense limits of its founding Treaty. NATO increasingly supports humanitarian relief operations, while also engaged in Afghanistan, the Mediterranean, and African crisis spots.

These changes provide the reason to examine the thesis: only if NATO is able to effectively transform will it be able to continue in its role as the primary European security institution. This transformation of the Alliance is a process, and one that could yet come to an untimely conclusion following any crisis. How NATO has adapted so far, and the potential ...


The Yugoslav Wars’ Implications On Romanian Security, Nikolaos Tzifakis May 2001

The Yugoslav Wars’ Implications On Romanian Security, Nikolaos Tzifakis

Nikolaos Tzifakis

This paper perceives Romania as an integral part of the Balkan sub-regional security complex and attempts to evaluate the implications of its participation in Balkan affairs on its security. More precisely, the article discusses the effects that the Yugoslav (Croat-Serbian, Bosnian and Kosovar) wars had on Romanian security and presents Bucharest’s endeavor to manage its insecurity. The research demonstrates that Romania envisaged the management of its insecurity by upholding its application for membership in Western security structures (NATO, WEU) rather than by institutionalizing Balkan cooperation. Considering that NATO and Yugoslavia were adversaries throughout the 1990s, the paper discusses Bucharest ...


Ibpp Research Associates: Macedonia, Anonymous, Editor Mar 2001

Ibpp Research Associates: Macedonia, Anonymous, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses what the anonymous author considers militant Albanian extremism.


United States Military Forces In The Balkans: Ending The Deployment, Editor Oct 2000

United States Military Forces In The Balkans: Ending The Deployment, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the political psychological implications of ending the deployment of United States (US) military forces in the Balkans.


Trends. Employment Policies For Nuclear Weapons: Uses Of First Use, Editor Jul 1999

Trends. Employment Policies For Nuclear Weapons: Uses Of First Use, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) public policy advocating a "first use" of nuclear weapons during the Cold War.


Ibpp Research Associates. Macedonia, Anonymous, Editor May 1999

Ibpp Research Associates. Macedonia, Anonymous, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is a note (lightly edited for English only) from a professor in Skopje, Macedonia that was addressed to a professional colleague of the IBPP Editorial Board in response to that colleague's inquiry into the situation in Macedonia.


Ibpp Research Associates. Serbia, Aleksandar Radulovic, Nikola Radulovic, Ibpp Editorial Board Apr 1999

Ibpp Research Associates. Serbia, Aleksandar Radulovic, Nikola Radulovic, Ibpp Editorial Board

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is a perspective that was contributed on April 25, 1999 by Aleksandar & Nikola Radulovic of Belgrade, Serbia through Global Network Initiative staffer Gil Grein.


Why Behavior Can't Be The Sole Arbiter Of Foreign Policy Goodness: The Ghosts In And Out Of The Machine And Yugoslavia, Editor Apr 1999

Why Behavior Can't Be The Sole Arbiter Of Foreign Policy Goodness: The Ghosts In And Out Of The Machine And Yugoslavia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article highlights a common fallacy in the critique of foreign policy initiatives.


Ibpp Research Associates. Banja Luka, Srpska, Zeljka Kasagic, Ibpp Editorial Board Apr 1999

Ibpp Research Associates. Banja Luka, Srpska, Zeljka Kasagic, Ibpp Editorial Board

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is a letter from a 26 year-old Serbian female, Ms. Zeljka Kasagic, of Banja Luka, Srpska. The letter was written in a response to inquiries by Global Network Initiative staffer Gil Grein concerning the current crisis between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Yugoslavia.


Credibility On Credibility: A Reason To Fight A War? Apr 1999

Credibility On Credibility: A Reason To Fight A War?

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some problems in fighting a war for the purpose of defending a political entity's credibility.


Captive Psychologies: From The Experience Of The Speaker Of The Cypriot Parliament, Editor Apr 1999

Captive Psychologies: From The Experience Of The Speaker Of The Cypriot Parliament, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes inferred psychological attributions related to the recent attempt by the Speaker of the Cypriot Parliament to free three United States soldiers captured by supporters of Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic.


Trends. Perspectives On Provocations: A Serbian Perspective, Editor Apr 1999

Trends. Perspectives On Provocations: A Serbian Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses current affairs/activities in Yugoslavia, Serbia and Albania.


Trends. War And Goal-Directed Behavior: How Milosevic Is Winning, Editor Apr 1999

Trends. War And Goal-Directed Behavior: How Milosevic Is Winning, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia.


Trends. Nato Attacks: A Can Do Attitude In A Can't Do World, Editor Mar 1999

Trends. Nato Attacks: A Can Do Attitude In A Can't Do World, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) attacks on Yugoslavian military assets.


Trends. Nato, Numbers, And Numerology, Editor Mar 1999

Trends. Nato, Numbers, And Numerology, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses 3 new members in NATO.


Trends. Nato Expansion And Rabelais: Approaching The United States Senate Vote, Editor May 1998

Trends. Nato Expansion And Rabelais: Approaching The United States Senate Vote, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the US Senate vote, that will soon be happening, on whether to expand NATO by adding the countries of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.


Trends. Against A Moratorium On Further Nato Expansion: The Us Secretary Of State's Shaky, Editor Feb 1998

Trends. Against A Moratorium On Further Nato Expansion: The Us Secretary Of State's Shaky, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This analysis discusses a temporary moratorium on North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) expansion beyond the addition of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.


Trends. Kosovo And Angola: The Enemy Of My Enemy As Friend Or Enemy?, Editor Jan 1998

Trends. Kosovo And Angola: The Enemy Of My Enemy As Friend Or Enemy?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The articles discusses the time-honored contribution of social psychology is that of balance theories as applied to interpersonal configurations.


Rumor Analysis: Nato, Radiation Weapons, And Gornja Omarska Sep 1997

Rumor Analysis: Nato, Radiation Weapons, And Gornja Omarska

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies factors contributing to the credibility of a rumor transmitted by and among some Bosnian Serbs that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) employed radiation weapons in it's 1995 bombing campaign leading up to the Dayton peace accords.


Trends. Nato Expansion: The Ins And The Outs Of It, Editor Jul 1997

Trends. Nato Expansion: The Ins And The Outs Of It, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

With NATO leaders in Madrid inviting Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary to join the alliance, there is still controversy. This controversy concerns not only which countries should be invited to join now and in the future, but also whether NATO should be expanded at all.