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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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  • Prasad, Amrutha (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2016)
    The effect of nuclear weapons has long been debated. Some argue that these weapons have a stabilizing effect on already volatile regions and rivals, while others fear that it will only further escalate tensions. In their ...

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  • Matchett, Leah (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2016)
    The Obama Administration’s budget for fiscal year 2017 included a like-for-like replacement of all legs of the US nuclear triad. This huge expenditure represents a reinforcement of traditional notions of deterrence between ...

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  • Jarman, Hannah M. (Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security, 2016)
    With a primary focus on the US-Cuban tourism industry, this paper seeks to determine how economic interests served to thaw relations between the US and Cuba by analyzing the influence of corporate lobbying, specifically ...

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