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  • Weiss, Caleb (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    Using two case studies of North Caucasian and Central Asian jihadist networks, this paper explores how each transformed from local movements to transnational organizations. This qualitative paper, which ranges from the ...

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  • Polen, Stuart (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    For decades, the United States (U.S.) and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) were competing to be the dominant global military power. However, after a series of crises, both states realized that if the status quo ...

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  • Kotadia, Sonam; Tomczyk, Justin (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    In recent years, populist parties have gained popularity and electoral significance throughout the European Union (EU). However, a string of defeats in important elections has caused many politicians and commentators to ...

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  • Chappell, Christopher (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2017)
    This paper aims to show the evolution of the Russian military through the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Georgia, and Ukraine. Each conflict provides a lesson in army organization, strategy, and tactics to the Russian ...

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  • Tomczyk, Justin (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2016)
    The focus of this paper is on the four separatist territories that make up the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations and how they derail the western integration efforts of their parent states. This piece touches ...

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