Military 'Soft Power': The Impact of Military Exchange Activities
The author of this Foreign Policy Analysis article compares military and civilian educational exchanges and concludes that such programs are an effective mechanism whereby citizens of nondemocratic states' experiences subsequently actually may impact the political institutions and influence political behavior in their home countries. She further argues that evidence supports military exchanges
were more effective than their civilian counterparts, and that foreign states that sent their military officers to study at military institutes in the United States are likely to be associated with improved human rights environments. Return to:
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