This uses different theories to analyze why great powers were unsuccessful in the ‘hot wars’ of the Cold War, using the Soviet-Afghan War and Vietnam War as primary case studies. In both instances, the great powers were unable to overcome the paradoxes of asymmetric warfare.
Nuclear Stability-Cyber Instability: A New Look at an Old Cold War Theory SWJED Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:08am
As security competition looms within the re-emerging 4+1 threat environment (China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran plus the constant challenge of transnational threats), those once-archaic concepts of ‘great power war’ and ‘nuclear deterrence’ are worth revisiting.
As some try to connect the dots of recent events, is there an Iranian role in what appears to be Stage 2 of the Arab Spring?
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The CIA’s Small War that Killed the Monroe Doctrine and Marked a New Era of American Diplomacy