The $32,000 Hamburger – Macroeconomic analysis can rapidly contextualize foreign military expenses

In The 32k Hamburger, Jeff Wright proposes a novel analytical technique to rapidly contextualize military hardware expenses by using comparative Gross Domestic Products for the nations in question.
The title comes from one such example – when we ask a Nigerien colleague to meet us for a hamburger off base, we impose on her treasury a cost equivalent to $32,000 from the United States point of view. Aerospace examples are even more alarming – what do you suppose is the American equivalent of a single C-130H’s impact on Niger’s treasury? Read on to find out!

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The 21st Century Scramble for Africa

The 2017 National Security Strategy states that the United States is in a great power competition with China and Russia that spans the globe. China and Russia have been actively promoting their national interests in Africa and competing with the United States’ vision for the continent. The following analysis will examine China and Russia’s activities in Africa and explain why the United States should be concerned with their increased influence.

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Podcast 6 – Future African Security

FRANKY Matisek joins Sean and special guests from Burkina Faso and Botswana to discuss where African security is headed.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Powder Keg of Global Instability

Congolese displacement, disease, encroachment, and extremists combine to create a powder keg of global instability.

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Untethered Operations: Three Views on How to Operationalize It

In near-peer conflicts, operations will trend toward smaller detachment style ops in lieu of current air basing model.

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