JFQ 102

Joint Force Quarterly 102 (3rd Quarter, July 2021)

In many parts of joint warfighting, getting the right situational awareness (SA) is essential to success, especially to those of us in a position of military or civilian leadership. I must admit to a lack of SA in recent years as I, like many, have been drawn into an information cycle centered around less-traditional media sources. Because I live and work in the Nation’s capital area, I fully accept that I live in a “bubble,” where I may not have an accurate picture of events. But in recent years, with the rise of social media platforms—including active disinformation campaigns, both foreign and domestic—getting and keeping good SA is increasingly difficult. Where does one scan to find an objective view? As always, we look forward to hearing from you about what you think we need to do in the years ahead. 


Strategic Perspectives 35

Russia and Saudi Arabia: Old Disenchantments, New Challenges

The Joseph Biden administration can manage its recalibration of relations with Saudi Arabia without unwarranted fear that Riyadh will view Russia as a safe-harbor alternative to the United States on a myriad of state-to-state interactions that are most important to the Kingdom. While Russia’s transactional approach to foreign partners has at times given it advantages in some areas over the more value-based framework of U.S. foreign relations, there clearly have been limits to the Russian style of dealing with Saudi Arabia in this century.


The PLA Beyond Borders: Chinese Military Operations in Regional and Global Context

The PLA Beyond Borders: Chinese Military Operations in Regional and Global Context

No longer confined to China’s land territory or its near abroad, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is conducting increasingly complex operations farther and farther from China’s continental borders. Within Asia, the PLA now regularly operates into the far reaches of the South China Sea and deep into the Western Pacific, enforcing China’s territorial claims and preparing to counter U.S. intervention in a regional conflict. Beyond Asia, the PLA is present on the ground, at sea, or in military exercises with foreign partners across the Indian Ocean and into the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Foreign militaries now regularly encounter the PLA, whether in tense incidents or friendly contacts, on their home turf and in the global commons.


Twitter
NDU President Lt Gen Michael Plehn is pleased to announce that the Joint Staff has approved NDU's request to revise… https://t.co/pgfbMkn5py
Twitter
President Biden told a DNI audience on July 27 “... if we end up in a war, a real shooting war with a major power,… https://t.co/G6fx4jnOwz
Twitter
Join INSS July 15 1500-1630 for a webinar on party-army relations in the People’s Republic of China, featuring Dr.… https://t.co/IBaAWhhYJn
Twitter
8,138
Follow Us

The NDU Foundation Gift Shop is Now Available Online

Alumni, friends and family no longer have to travel to Fort McNair to get their NDU swag! Show your NDU pride with items from the Foundation's wide assortment of jackets, shirts, hats, backpacks, mugs and more! The NDU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting NDU. This notice does not imply endorsement of the NDU Foundation or its products by the federal government, DoD or NDU.