The Modern War Institute

The Modern War Institute (MWI) is a research center at West Point devoted to the rigorous study of contemporary conflict by convening interdisciplinary panels and speaker forums, providing rigorous policy-relevant research, and educating our future leaders on how to win on the modern battlefield.

“Make insurgency a core mission for Baltic ground forces. Instead of training and equipping their soldiers to fight like NATO units, prepare them to fight asymmetrically.”

In this MWI report, CPT John Chambers draws on this case study to recommend ways the US Army can improve its capacity to counter gray-zone hybrid threats.

"The military and the academy need each other, at least when it comes to enhancing our understanding of war."

Continue on for this Modern War Institute Report.

"Once a widely practiced tradition, professional soldiers are no longer commonly embedded as official military observers during war."

This article is a critique of the dominant approach within the counter-terrorism community that failed to analyze IS’s trajectory as a distinct group.