"A certain grasp of military affairs is vital for those in charge of general policy."

–Carl von Clausewitz, On War, Book 8, Chapter 6.
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Congratulations to Major Rick Cassleman

The faculty and students of NDISC congratulate Major Rick Cassleman on his promotion. The ceremony was ably conducted by his NDISC Air Force graduate student colleague Lieutenant Colonel Jon McPhilamy.

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Congratulations Moritz Graefrath

Congratulations to Moritz Graefrath who published his first International Theory article, "Conceptualizing Interstate Cooperation."

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Ian Johnson's Book Faustian Bargain

First complete book on a topic that has remained hidden from view for decades, and yet had a major impact on the 20th century's greatest catastrophe.

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Michael Desch Named to Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on U.S.-China Relations

Michael Desch Named to Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on U.S.-China Relations

Notre Dame International Security Center Director Michael Desch has been named to a New York Council on Foreign Relations study group on “The U.S. Pivot to Asia and American Grand Strategy.” He will join other top experts from the public and private sectors to discuss the conceptual origins of the pivot; the pivot and U.S. vital national interests; its effects over the last decade on Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; its impact on U.S. defense policy, intelligence assets, and economic statecraft; and the proper distribution of U.S. national security resources in the period ahead.

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American Defense Policy After Twenty Years of War

Author: Webb, Jim

The American scorecard for foreign policy achievements over the past twenty years is, frankly, pretty dismal. And without talking our way all around the globe, it’s clear that the most dismal score goes to the stupidest mistakes. We fought one war that we never should have fought and another war whose objectives...

NDISC's Michael Desch Named to Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on U.S.-China Relations

Notre Dame International Security Center Director Michael Desch has been named to a New York Council on Foreign Relations study group on “The U.S. Pivot to Asia and American Grand Strategy.” He will join other top experts from the public and private sectors to discuss the conceptual origins of the pivot; the pivot and U.S. vital national interests; its effects over the last decade on Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; its impact on U.S. defense policy, intelligence assets, and economic statecraft; and the proper distribution of U.S. national security resources in the period ahead.  …

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