AFPC Defense Dossier

AFPC's e-journal covering national security and defense issues

Current Issue

June 2017 | Issue 19 Reexamining Global Missile Threats and Responses

In this edition we return to a theme that we have stressed for years, but one which deserves renewed attention: the ballistic missile threats facing America and its allies, and the potential responses to them.

  • GROWING THREATS, DECLINING BUDGETS CONGRESSMAN DOUG LAMBORN
  • ADVERSARY MISSILE MODERNIZATION: UNDERSTANDING
    THE THREAT HARRISON MENKE
  • A PRIMER ON AMERICAN MISSILE DEFENSE RIKI ELLISON
  • ENHANCING ALLIED AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSES IAN WILLIAMS
  • REEXAMINING THE STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE Henry F. Cooper, Malcolm R. O’Neill, Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., and Rowland H. WorrelL

Previous Issues

December 2016 | Issue 18 The Changing Challenge of Islamism
  • SYRIA AS CRUCIBLE AND AS FULCRUM ALBERTO M. FERNANDEZ
  • THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR ILAN BERMAN
  • RETHINKING AMERICAN MILITARY INTERVENTION
    IN THE MIDDLE EAST MICHAEL EISENSTADT
  • THE EVOLVING THREAT TO THE HOMELAND LEISEL BOGAN
  • WESTERN TECHNOLOGY VS. EXTREMISM ROBERT BOLE
August 2016 | Issue 17 Understanding implications of Xi's new policies
  • XI JINPING'S "SOCIALISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS" JOSHUA EISENMAN and AMANDA AZINHEIRA
  • PLA REFORMS AND THEIR RAMIFICATIONS CRISTINA GARAFOLA
  • A BUMPY ROAD AHEAD FOR CHINA-TAIWAN RELATIONS DEREK GROSSMAN
  • THE REGION SEEKS BALANCE JEFF M. SMITH
  • XI'S REFORMS AND THE U.S.-CHINA RELATIONSHIP MOHAN MALIK
March 2016 | Issue 16 New Near East Challenges
  • THE ISIS CONVERGENCE CELINA REALUYO
  • THE RETURN OF THE BEAR ELY KARMON
  • THE NUCLEAR DEAL AND IRANIAN CYBER SAMANTHA RAVICH
  • SAUDI ARABIA AT THE CROSSROADS ANDREW L. PEEK
  • SUNNI/SHI'ITE PROXY WAR HEATS UP JONATHAN SCHANZER and MAX PECK
November 2015 | Issue 15 Europe's strategic dilemmas
  • AMERICA AND THE EUROPEAN GAS EQUATION AGNIA GRIGAS AND JASON CZERWIEC
  • THE EUROPEAN UNION'S REFUGEE CRISIS SIMOND DE GALBERT
  • EAST EUROPEAN MISSILE DEFENSE IS NEEDED
    NOW MORE THAN EVER JAMES S. ROBBINS
  • NATO'S NEXT CHALLENGE ILAN BERMAN
  • U.S. STRATEGY IN EUROPE: ADVICE TO POLICYMAKERS TED R. BROMUND
June 2015 | Issue 14 Missile defense: evolving technology, and evolving threats
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF MISSILE DEFENSE SENATOR MARK KIRK
  • THREAT AND RESPONSE: MISSILE DEFENSE AS
    EXISTENTIAL REQUIREMENT DANIEL GOURE
  • ISRAEL'S IRON DOME: LESSONS FOR THE U.S. MICHAELA DODGE
  • EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION: IMPROVING MISSILE DEFENSE PETER HUESSY
  • THE FUTURE OF MISSILE DEFENSE: TECHNOLOGY AND
    NEW CONCEPTS OF OPERATION WILLIAM SCHNEIDER
February 2015 | Issue 13 New technology and U.S. military affairs
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY AND U.S. MILITARY POWER KELLEY SAYLER
  • CYBER WEAPONS AND MILITARY CAPABILITIES: AN INTRODUCTION PAUL ROSENZWEIG
  • ROBOTS, WAR, AND SOCIETY CAMILLE FRANCOIS
  • TRANSFORMING DEFENSE: THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF 3D PRINTING JENNIFER MCARDLE
  • TIME TO DEPLOY CONVENTIONAL PROMPT GLOBAL STRIKE THOMAS SCHEBER
October 2014 | Issue 12 Russia and the West
  • THE KREMLIN'S INFORMATION WARFARE MICHAEL BOHM
  • MOSCOW BETWEEN ISLAMIC CHALLENGES AND ISLAMIST THREATS PAUL GOBLE
  • THE STATE OF RUSSIA'S STRATEGIC FORCES MARK B. SCHNEIDER
  • PUTIN'S ASYMMETRIC STRATEGY: LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE STEPHEN BLANK
  • FORGING A WESTERN-NATO RESPONSE JANUSZ BUGAJSKI
June 2014 | Issue 11 A volatile Middle East
  • America's Receding Strategic Footprint Dov S. Zakheim
  • Turkey's Tumultuous Future in NATO Claire Berlinski
  • Yemen's Fragile Stability Jared Swanson
  • Regional Implications of the War in Syria Matthew Levitt
  • The Strategic Logic of Iran's Nuclear Drive Emanuele Ottolenghi
February 2014 | Issue 10 The future of U.S. missile defense
  • LESSONS LEARNED, AND THE ROAD AHEAD Robert G Joseph
  • Global missle threats to the U.S. Uzi Rubin
  • Reassesing the phased adaptive approach Thomas Karako
  • Critical Vunerabilities for Missle Defense Paula A. Desutter
  • Missle defense for today and tomorrow Rebeccah Heinrichs
December 2013 | Issue 9 Security and stability in Latin America
  • The decline of U.S. Influence in latin america J.D. Gordon
  • Russia, Iran, and china in latin america: evaluating the threat R. Evan Ellis
  • Colombia's perilous peaceIlan Berman
  • Antiterorisim in brazil: A dangerous vacuum Joseph Humire
  • A Nuclear Latin America Fernando Menendez
September 2013 | Issue 8 Technology and the future of national security
  • The tension between privacy and cyber security Mary Derosa
  • The Law on killer robotsCharli Carpenter
  • Adapting American Space security strategy Jeff Kueter
  • Global Maritime chokepoints: Dynamics and threats Jeff M. Smith and Jared Swanson
  • The future of American air power Mark A. Bucknam
May 2013 | Issue 7 South Asia's changing security environment
  • THE TRANSFORMATION IN U.S.-INDIA DEFENSE TIES ANIT MUKHERJEE
  • A NEW ARENA FOR COOPERATION VICTORIA SAMSON
  • SOUTH ASIA AND THE OBAMA DOCTRINE LAMONT COLUCCI
  • SOUTH ASIA'S GROWING WATER INSECURITY BRAHMA CHELLANEY
January 2013 | Issue 6 Global missile threats and responses
  • REFLECTIONS ON MISSILE DEFENSE AND CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE SENATOR JON KYL
  • THE MIDDLE EAST MISSILE ENVIRONMENT MICHAEL EISENSTADT
  • MISSILE DEFENSE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ASIA PIVOT BRUCE KLINGNER
  • BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE THROUGH RUSSIAN EYES E. WAYNE MERRY
  • PRESERVING MISSILE DEFENSE AMID FISCAL AUSTERITY ROBERT ZARATE
November 2012 | Issue 5 China's rise, and its implications
  • THE DRIVERS OF CHINA'S FOREIGN POLICY ARTHUR WALDRON
  • CHINA'S DRIVE INTO ASIA JUNE TEUFEL DREYER
  • CHINA'S OVERREACH, AMERICA'S OPPORTUNITY DANIEL TWINING
  • ASYMMETRY AND COERCION ACROSS THE STRAIT RUSSELL HSIAO
  • CHINA'S MARCH TOWARD SPACE MODERNIZATION RICHARD HARRISON & ISAAC MEDINA
August 2012 | Issue 4 Cyberspace: the new battlefield
  • THE CHINESE WAY OF (CYBER) WAR LARRY WORTZEL
  • HOW RUSSIA HARNESSES CYBERWARFARE DAVID J. SMITH
  • CYBERWAR AND IRANIAN STRATEGY ILAN BERMAN
  • CYBERSECURITY: FROM EXPERIMENT TO INFRASTRUCTURE ABRAHAM WAGNER
  • THE U.S. RESPONSE TO CYBER THREATS FRANK CILLUFFO
May 2012 | Issue 3 The threat from North Korea
  • NORTH KOREA'S NUKES R US Peter Brookes
  • THE KEYS TO NORTH KOREAN SURVIVAL Andrei Lankov
  • THE ECONOMICS OF STATE FAILURE IN NORTH KOREA Nicholas Eberstadt
  • WHEN HUMANITARIAN AID MEETS AN INHUMAN REGIME James S. Robbins
February 2012 | Issue 2 Future strategic challenges facing the U.S.
  • ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE AND AMERICAN SECURITY Eric Hannis
  • THE DANGERS OF A NUCLEAR DRAWDOWN Lionel Martin
  • "STRATEGIC" GUIDANCE IN NAME ONLY James Jay Carafano
  • RECALIBRATING CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY Jonathan Lee
December 2011 | Issue 1 New START and the “reset” with Russia
  • THE RISKS OF THE RESET Congressman Michael Turner
  • NEW START'S DANGEROUS LEGACY Mark Schneider
  • THE MYTH OF U.S.-RUSSIAN MISSILE DEFENSE COOPERATION Richard Weitz
  • WEATHERING THE BUDGETARY STORM Peter Huessy