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The Nuclear Option: Long Range Strike & The Case For Dual-Use

Date Posted:  10/29/2015

The Air Force is also considering whether or not to pursue a new air-launched cruise missile (ALCM). The new ALCM – known in defense circles as the long-range standoff (LRSO) weapon – would possess advanced capabilities to increase the chances of success and against modern air defenses. Like the new bombers that may one day empl...

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Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems into Non-Segregated Airspace

Date Posted:  10/16/2015

By Major André Haider, DEU Army, JAPCC
By Laura Samsó, ESP, Centurion Technologies Consulting LLC

In recent years, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have been the aviation industry’s most dynamic growth sector and this trend is expected to continue. Market studies estimate that worldwide spending on RPAS will nearly double over the next decade, totalling almost $91 billion in the next ten years.1<...

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Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence

Date Posted:  10/15/2015

Inaugural 2015 China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Conference, entitled Assessing Chinese Aerospace Training & Operational Competence. My associates and I are delighted that you joined us for what promises to be an informative and thought-provoking day devoted to learning more and sharing views on Chinese aerospace capabilities.

We are joined today by individuals from government, think tanks, and ...


Social Movements and the New State: The Fate of Pro-Democracy Organizations When Democracy Is Won

Social Movements and the New State: The Fate of Pro-Democracy Organizations When Democracy Is Won, by Brian K. Grodsky. Stanford University Press, 2012, 216 pp., $24.95.

With the Middle East and North Africa still reeling from the surge of prodemocracy activism heralded forth by the Arab Spring, the aftermath of prodemocracy movements continues to unfold in unexpected ways; yet little research examines what happens once these organizations achieve democratization. For these reasons, many readers will find Brian Grodsky’s Social Movements and the New State a particularly interesting and timely read. In this work, Grodsky tackles the difficult question of “what next” when prodemocracy organizations succeed in their quest for... Read Full Review