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Episode 173: Back to the Littorals | interview with Milan Vego
Using his article in Armed Forces Journal, Go smaller: Time for the Navy to get serious about the littorals, as a stepping off place, our guest for the full hour will be Milan Vego, PhD, Professor of Joint Military Operations at the US Naval War College.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Leader's ploy more than naval gazing | quotes Nan Li
''They have a meeting now for everything,'' says Nan Li, associate professor at the US Naval War College's China maritime studies institute. Li says PLA military universities have even been reduced to printing textbooks that instruct commanders how to transcend the tyranny of committee-style decision-making. ''That shows how much the PLA has been defeated by - corroded by - peace,'' he says.
World Politics Review
U.S. Can’t Control Syrian Outcomes Without Committing Resources | by Nikolas Gvosdev
In his recommendations for the United States to become more actively involved in determining the outcome of the Syrian civil war, Sen. Bob Corker, the ranking Republican member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has fallen victim to one of the more seductive temptations that regularly befall American policymakers...
Foreign Policy
Xi's War Drums | quotes Nan Li and Andrew Erickson
"Each unit has a committee with a commander, political commissar, and deputies, to the point they have a meeting now for everything," says Nan Li, associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College..

"No other great power today enjoys China's ability to dedicate such vast amounts of capital and personnel so dynamically to such a wide range of new programs," says Andrew Erickson, an expert on PLA technology at the U.S. Naval War College.
Stars and Stripes
Judging George W. Bush: scholarship or punditry? | by Stephen Knott
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University, an event that will draw all of the nation’s living presidents to Dallas. Despite the coming fanfare, many Americans consider Bush’s presidency a failure.
The Jerusalem Post
Pontificating hypocrites " | by Hayat Alvi
Islamists never cease to amaze and bewilder the world, and not in a positive sense. It’s little wonder that utterances from the mouths of so-called Islamist “leaders” are such great fodder for comedians and satirists worldwide.
Beyond Headlines
The Need for Intellectual Jihad | by Hayat Alvi
The Islamic world has been suffering an intellectual crisis in the modern era since the decline of the Ottoman Empire. This has accounted for the intellectual malaise and stagnation found internally within the Islamic umma, or community at large.
Small Wars Journal
Breaking Down “Hearts and Minds”: The Power of Individual... | mentions CIWAG
Jon Lindsay and I, in a recent study commissioned by the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups at the Naval War College, try to break down how four different strategies possess inherently differently logics on how to affect and trigger different causal mechanisms at different locations on the spectrum of roles.  No doubt the coalition, implementing this range of strategies influenced how these causal mechanisms operated.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
China’s maritime challenge to the US | discussion with Lyle Goldstein
Dr Lyle Goldstein addresses the Institute on the current trajectory of Sino-US relations, the effects of the US rebalance and the specific challenges to US naval primacy offered by the People’s Liberation Army Navy and China’s newly unified maritime constabulary force.
Yahoo News
A look at the George W. Bush legacy | interviews Stephen Knott
Prof Stephen Knott looks at the George W. Bush legacy with Fox News' James Rosen.
Fox News
Four years out of office, George W. Bush grows in Americans' esteem | quotes Stephen Knott
“I wish that some of my fellow scholars, particularly historians and law professors and political scientists, would do what academics are supposed to do, which is to bide their time, do the actual research before proclaiming a presidency a failure,” said Stephen Knott, a U.S. Naval War College professor and author of a book about Bush. He described the Bush legacy as "unfinished."
How is George Bush being judged? | by Stephen Knott
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will be dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Despite the coming fanfare, many Americans consider Bush's presidency a failure.
Foreign Affairs
Kosovo and Serbia Make a Deal | by Nikolas Gvosdev
This week, after months of negotiations, Kosovo and Serbia finally reached an agreement to normalize relations, clearing the way for both parties to move ahead with their applications to join the European Union.
The Washington Post
Syria and the law | quotes Michael Schmitt
The reference to “all necessary measures” is “the standard phrase the Security Council uses to authorize states to act militarily,” according to a Yale Journal of International Law Online article by Michael N. Schmitt, a professor of international law at the U.S. Naval War College.

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