Octavian Manea

Octavian Manea was a Fulbright Junior Scholar at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University) where he received an MA in International Relations and a Certificate of Advanced  Studies in Security Studies.

In response to the interest raised on the relevance of the Galula model for understanding and dealing with today's insurgencies, I conducted a brief inquiry with key experts on the topic - Peter...

The first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, stated the organization's goal was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down". Continue on for a series of rephrasings of this...

A New NATO Social Contract Interview with Brigadier General (ret) Dr. Klaus Wittmann by Octavian Manea Download the Full Article: A New NATO Social Contract The previous Strategic Concepts of the...

Counterinsurgency Insights by Tom Ricks by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Counterinsurgency Insights by Tom Ricks The US Army Organizational Culture before Emphasis on COIN: What I saw in...

Interview with Dr. David Ucko by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Interview with Dr. David Ucko "The conceptual and institutional advances within the US military since Iraq are the product...

Interview with Dr. John Nagl by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Interview with Dr. John Nagl "Counterinsurgencies are after all learning competitions." What is the legacy of David Galula...