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Military Modernization and the Russian Ground Forces
The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) is part of the U.S. Army War College and is the strategic-level study agent for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis onExpand
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‘There Is No One Left to Draft’: The Strategic and Political Consequences of Russian Attempts to End Conscription
Since the end of the Cold War, a succession of Russian government leaders has tried to abolish conscription. But ending Russia's conscript military and replacing it with one manned by professionalsExpand
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Counterterrorism and the neo-liberal university: providing a check and balance?
This article considers the relationship between counterterrorist security agencies and universities in the United Kingdom. Normally, the two would rarely come into contact. However, with recentExpand
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Getting it Wrong: The Crucial Mistakes Made in the Early Stages of the British Army's Deployment to Northern Ireland (August 1969 to March 1972)
Abstract This article considers the way in which a military force committed to a ‘stabilization’ operation can, through its own mistakes, actually make that mission much more difficult than it needExpand
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The Changing Nature of Modern Warfare
While Western militaries recognise the logic and necessity of ‘irregular warfare’ in their military operations, the manifold aspects of irregular fighting have yet to be mastered fully. InformationExpand
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Problems with the Kurds as proxies against Islamic State: insights from the siege of Kobane
Abstract The siege of the northern Syrian town of Kobane was lifted in January 2015. The Kurdish defenders there had triumphed against Islamic State (IS). The conflict then moved on. It moved on,Expand
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Calorific restriction: can we extrapolate from animals to humans?
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Food and chemical toxicology : an international…
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Dietary restriction in animals results in a dramatic reduction of cancer incidence. Several attempts have been made to extrapolate this observation to the human situation. Recent developments in ourExpand
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Asymmetric warfare : threat and response in the twenty-first century
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. What is Asymmetric Warfare?. 2. The Terrorist Asymmetric Adversary. 3. Asymmetry and Information Warfare. 4. Asymmetry and Air Power. 5. Asymmetry and Sea Power. 6.Expand
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Organizational Change in the Russian Airborne Forces: The Lessons of the Georgian Conflict
Abstract : This monograph considers the recent history of organizational change in the Russian airborne forces (VDV). In particular, it looks at how the VDV has changed since the end of Russia sExpand
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Dimensions of Counter-insurgency: Applying Experience to Practice
1. Introduction Counter-Insurgency in the Middle East 2. Countering Arab Insurgencies: The British Experience 3. Orde Wingate and the Special Night Squads: A Feasible Policy for Counter-Terrorism? 4.Expand
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