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.

Interview with Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown.

Big Expeditionary COIN, a Small Wars Journal Interview with T.X. Hammes.

Reflections on the "Counterinsurgency Decade": Small Wars Journal Interview with General David H. Petraeus.

So what kind of changes should be introduced in the overall force structure and what tradeoffs should be accepted in order to try to preserve the major tenets codified in the January 2012 DSG?

An interview with MIT Professor Roger D. Petersen.

When Afghanistan failed, then COIN was seen as having failed too, having proved itself too risky, too time-consuming to justify its extraordinary investment in lives and treasure.