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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 27–40.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Israel. Iran with a nuclear capability, if it happens, would not pose a security threat to either Cairo or Riyadh. In short, the author argues that an Iran with nuclear capability will further destabilize the Middle East and will be a negative development, but it is not likely to make Egypt and Saudi...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (4): 43–68.
Published: 01 December 2012
... examines the three factors that shape and affect Russia’s maritime power in the Black Sea: quantitative factors such as the number and capability of maritime platforms as well as access to maritime infrastructure; qualitative factors such as the morale of maritime personnel; and the strategic context...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 67–93.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Yossef Ben-Meir This essay provides programmatic and administrative recommendations for the effective building of civil, governmental, and private capabilities to help implement human development driven by local communities in Morocco in light of the Arab Spring. The essay relates a human...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (4): 42–60.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., it also exposes a small state's limited capability to provide support for the parliament's external relations. With specific reference to the Mediterranean, we find that there is considerable room for improvement, even with some evident obstacles, such as the lack of continuity in parliamentary...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of anti-globalist populist nationalism in the West threatens to cause a technology-enabled domino effect in Western countries similar to that which swept the Arab world. Russia and China seem most capable of exploiting both the end of the “Arab Spring of Nations” and the turbulence in the West...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 31–51.
Published: 01 March 2009
... must address this issue by reconciling global objectives with regional tensions in the Middle East. If a negotiated solution is found, US policy must consider the reasons behind Iran's program, the dangers of proliferation of nuclear capabilities throughout the Middle East, and the strategic objectives...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (4): 10–21.
Published: 01 December 2009
... capability provides leverage for both powers. It is incumbent on the United States to intervene as a third-power mediator, rather than as leader of sanctions against Iran, in order to maintain a stable balance of power in the Middle East. This position would represent a genuine resetting of US foreign policy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (3): 16–25.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Philip Giraldi Despite more than thirty years of trying to collect significant information, the United States intelligence community is not well informed on many important questions relating to Iran. Decision-making by the Iranian government as well as its political alignments, capabilities...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 June 2012
... military capabilities and also encourage democracy. Thus, NATO has the potential to play a significant and constructive global security and political role in the twenty-first century. W. Bruce Weinrod was defense advisor to the US mission at NATO from 2007 to 2009. He was deputy assistant secretary...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2003
... policy and security areas. The EU has begun the process of establishing its own military capa- bilities. If not handled wisely, the EU’s development of a military capability could undermine NATO’s’ military effectiveness. NATO must also adapt within the context of notable differences in views...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 75–88.
Published: 01 March 2007
... powers” to do the same.1 Is the difference substantive or merely stylistic? Is the EU, in its regionalist ventures, not interested in accumulating capabilities and exercising power? Or does it simply channel power differently? This is the question I seek to investigate in this essay on the Euro...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (4): 1–22.
Published: 01 December 2000
... in the future. The United States has in fact deployed TMD systems for some years. There exists a strong consensus in the United States for the development of improved TMD capabilities. While not all Americans support NMD, the official policy of the United...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (4): 106–119.
Published: 01 December 2001
... issues on which the United States and Europe generally differ readily spring to mind, from major poli- cies on missile defense, transatlantic trade and investment, the military capabilities gap, dealings with so-called rogue nations, and global climate...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 19–39.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., [and that the] building should serve as a symbol for the reforms conducted in the defense sphere.”1 By the beginning of September 2008, the image of a reforming and increasingly capable Georgian military had been completely shattered after a Georgian attempt to seize the South Ossetian capital...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 2007
... primarily on the alliance’s nuclear capability and involved only a very narrow political dimension. Even after 1967, when NATO adopted the strategy of flexible response and envisaged a degree of conventional war- fare before crossing the nuclear threshold, nuclear weapons remained at the core...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (2): 17–31.
Published: 01 June 2006
... attack. For this reason, there is increasing concern among many in the US national security community about China’s growing military capabilities. Concern about China in the United States is also motivated by moral and ideological issues. Many Americans view the gross human rights violations...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 12–27.
Published: 01 March 2007
... approval. 3. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney, now a Fox News consultant, concedes that the United States would have to grant the Israeli attack force the right to overfly Iraq: “They really can’t do this without us.” Quoted in Rowan Scarborough, “Israel Capable of Air Strike on Iran...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2005) 16 (1): 94–116.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... Even with respect to the war with Iraq, the French and the Americans both insisted that Iraq fulfi ll its UN obligations by relinquishing its unconventional weapons capability and fully accounting for illicit weapons programs. The French also envisaged the pos- sibility of an eventual use...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (2): 83–100.
Published: 01 June 2001
... deterrence capabilities of these countries. This is more true for China than for Russia, since the former has only twenty or so strategic weapons in its nuclear arsenal. Rogue Nations: Reality and Facade The end of the Cold War...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (3): 40–57.
Published: 01 September 2002
....html. For example: “Iran has a relatively large ballistic mis- sile force—hundreds of Chinese CSS-8s,” and “Aided by China, Iran has developed a potent antiship cruise missile capability to threaten sea traffic from shore, ship, and aircraft platforms.” 25...