AFPC Defense Dossier

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

Current Issue

November 2017 | Issue 20 Future Of War

In this issue we focus on the intersection of high technology and national security, and on the potential emerging technologies that will have an impact on military affairs over the course of the next few decades.

  • EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND SECURITY—LOOKING TO
    THE FUTURE RICHARD VAN ATTA
  • BEYOND SUPER SOLDIERS AND BATTLE SUITS RICHARD M. HARRISON
  • DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS AND MODERN WARFARE HOWARD R. MEYER, JR.
  • THE ADVENT OF THE UAV ERA CHLOE THOMPSON
  • FUTURE THINKING: THE ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ZACHARY LEMNIOS AND MICHAEL PERRONE

Previous Issues

June 2017 | Issue 19 Reexamining Global Missile Threats and Responses
  • 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
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