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Talking to the Taliban - Robert Kaplan, The Atlantic No matter how much leverage you hold over a country, it is rare that you can get it to act against its core self-interest. The United States has...

Changing Jihadist Behavior The Saudi Model by Dr. Lawrence E. Cline, Small Wars Journal Changing Jihadist Behavior (Full PDF Article) The US, together with most other countries, has begun paying...

SWJ's 12th weekly contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick - is now posted. Topics include - Gates's defense budget refights a very old battle - Governing from the shadows...

Indicators and Warning Case Studies in Genocide by Captain Matthew Orris, Small Wars Journal Case Studies in Genocide (Full PDF Article) No matter what system is emplaced to measure and gauge the "...

Words are Important by Colonel Jeffrey D. Vordermark, Small Wars Journal Words are Important (Full PDF Article) Americans love to throw around foreign words, be it in casual conversation or while...

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner Clear, Hold and Build in Shulla, Baghdad by First Lieutenant Matthew Valkovic, Small Wars Journal Clear, Hold and Build in Shulla, Baghdad (Full PDF Article) If there's...