Iran Nuclear Standoff and the Cuban Missile Crisis: Shared Mechanisms and Strategies of Conflict Resolution

Author: Joseph Lerner, Edited by: Col. Gordon Forbes (ret.)

Date: September 01st 2013

The Cuban Missile Crisis: the mechanisms of Conflict Resolution that could be utilized in post-Cold War era.

Summary: the thesis of this paper focuses on the similarities between the Iran nuclear standoff and the Cuban Missile Crisis. This paper ...

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South America and Islamist Militants: Possible Repercussions of Terrorist Alignments in the Wake of Hugo Chavez’s Death

By Yakir Pimentel, Edited by Col. Gordon Forbes (ret.)

Date: July 04th 2013

The ‘Tri-Border Region’ – comprised of the convergence point between the Brazilian, Paraguayan and Argentine borders – has long been a significant concern for regional security authorities. The weak military presence, coupled with insufficient border control - and the impenetrable jungle ...

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New Uprising in Egypt: Goodby Morsi

Date: July 01st 2013

By Sergei Oudman

It was of course a matter of time before the polity in Egypt would go to the streets again.  The writing has been on the wall for some time, yet despite the many warnings from both ...

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Strategic History and Themes of Legitimacy

Date: June 23rd 2013

By Dr. Terry Tukker, PhD

History is supposed to be a look back in an effort to guide the way forward.  Pax Britannica looked back to Rome, but the Rome of the historians was many Rome’s;  there was republican Rome, Catholic Rome and the Rome of Antonines. In ...

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FARC and UNASUR: Internal security threats endangering South American prosperity

By Yakir Pimentel, Edited by Col. (ret.) Gordon Forbes

Date: March 14th 2013

Latin American security in the 20th century has been much less characterized by interstate conflict and international threats, and in turn has experienced a significant spike in domestic threats to the central government due to the activity of rebel militant groups.  This tendency has been analyzed ...

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Middle East: To Challenge the Patriarch

By Joseph Lerner, Edited by Col. Gordon Forbes (ret.)

Date: December 17th 2012

MENA-300x176It is essential to be prepared for a possibility that the plans for implementing the Western-style democracy in Middle Eastern countries may be unsuccessful. The Tunisian uprising ignited the Arab Spring, which had a domino effect that resulted in an uprising in Egypt ...

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Cyberspace: The Future Battlefields and Wars

Authored by Joseph Lerner, Edited by Dr. Terry Tucker (PhD), Daniel R. Little (PhD Candidate), Stephen Cheney

Date: August 24th 2012

cybercommand-300x199After the recent Cyber-attacks that have targeted the Lockheed Martin, Google, Sony, Nintendo’s database, the US Government and Military Websites and Canadian Government’s Websites the reality of how the modern wars are fought has changed. “US Government and Military Websites Redirected to Chinese Servers: The report says telecommunications ...

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Aviation: Do We Do Security … or Do We Just Plug Holes?

By Capt. Craig Hall

Date: August 12th 2012

You know, this question is at the crux of our entire security screening philosophy, not only in North America but world-wide as well. Let’s look at the facts. Hijacking first started to become a concern about sixty years ago, give or take. A quick Google search will reveal that the first hijacking took place in 1931 in ...

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The Damocles’ Sword of French Policy in Syria: Weighing the Incompatibility between Prestige and International Norms

By Daniel Little

Date: August 10th 2012

In his Tusculan Disputations, Roman philosopher Cicero tells a story about Dionysius II; a powerful ruler of Syracuse surrounded by luxury and flattery. Having heard the platitudes offered by Damocles, Dionysius offers him the chance to sample the life of a ruler. Initially the wealth, abundance of food and attention provides a welcome distraction until ...

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