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dc.contributor.advisorSuri, Jeremi
dc.creatorSpitzack, Cole Adam
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-15T21:57:44Z
dc.date.available2018-08-15T21:57:44Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-05-02
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2SX64V2M
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/67944
dc.description.abstractThe 2017 National Security Strategy and 2018 National Defense Strategy herald the return of great power competition as the focus of U.S. national security after an almost three-decade hiatus. While the United States was enraptured with the “Unipolar Moment” and consumed with fighting terrorism, the character of great power conflict was changing. Leveraging disruptive information technologies and potent amalgamations of national power in a dynamic hyper-globalized environment, great power competitors are exposing U.S. vulnerabilities in the ambiguity of the Gray Zone between war and peace. U.S. adversaries like China and Russia are increasingly operating outside of traditional conflict models, exploiting our struggle to clearly conceptualize and counter Gray Zone methods. Examining recent literature and utilizing profiles of China and Russia, this work argues that the Gray Zone is an urgently relevant concept for framing the unique character of great power conflict in the present age.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectGray Zone
dc.subjectGreat power competition
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectRussia
dc.subjectU.S. national security
dc.subjectDisruptive information technologies
dc.titleGray is the new black : great power competition in the Gray Zone
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-08-15T21:57:45Z
dc.description.departmentPublic Affairs
thesis.degree.departmentPublic Affairs
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Affairs
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Public Affairs
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1707-0956
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