The authors listed below have published posts in the SWJ Blog. See also this separate list of authors published in the SWJ Blog.  We greatly appreciate these authors choosing to share their work to the community through us, and thank them for advancing the dialogue on the complex problems of small wars.

Speaking of complexity, this long list is in alphabetical order by first character of the byline, because that's how we've got the data.  If you're searching for a last name, try your browser's Find On Page search feature or our site search. 

Until our pre-Aug 2011 items areupdated, they will show SWJ Editors as the author due to the limitations of our prior system. You can see the real byline when you open the article.

The SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog powered by a coalition of the —and highly able.  We publish contributed guest posts from across the community, screened by SWJ Editors per our editorial policy.  We publish work we think credibly represents an important view that adds to the dialog, not work that reinforces any particular position.  We tend toward pragmatism but are otherwise agnostic of any particular platform; we host a neutral and open tent for serious thought and discussion, not a forum for advocacy.

We also offer a few regular contributors an outlet for their work as SWJ Bloggers. They are free to post what and when they want, without editorial direction or interference. Through their years of professional achievement, they've shown us they merit our trust and this vehicle for their thoughts. By pooling together, we achieve enough volume to keep things fresh for our readers, and we gain other synergies from the huge mountain of talent. But individual contributors are, in essence, writing their own blogs.

The current SWJ Bloggers, in alphabetical order are:  Crispin Burke, Robert Bunker, Robert Haddick, Dave Kilcullen, Malcolm Nance, John Sullivan.

 

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Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Daniel Rice (1)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1079)
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Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (1)
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Ehsan Ahrari (1)
EJ Hogendoorn (1)
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Fahad Malaikah (1)
Foreign Affairs (1)
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Author Bios

Doctrine Man

Doctrine Man, Doctrine Man, spits out the comics no one can. Doctrine Man, Doctrine Man, saves the world without a plan!!

DoD News

DoD News is a component of the Defense Media Activity (DMA). DMA provides a broad range of high quality multimedia products and services to inform, educate, and entertain Department of Defense audiences around the world.

Don Gomez

Don Gomez is an old enlisted infantryman and a new infantry officer in the US Army. He has an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He blogs at Carrying the Gun and is on Twitter: @dongomezjr

Don Gomez

Don Gomez is a two-tour Iraq War veteran. He recently completed his MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (2011). He blogs at Carrying the Gun.

Donald "Ray" Greene

Donald "Ray" Greene is a United States Air Force Major currently working a joint assignment at Fort Bragg North Carolina.  He served 9 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan in various operational and staff positions.

Douglas Macgregor

Colonel (ret) Douglas Macgregor is a decorated combat veteran, an author of four books and a PhD. Macgregor was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1976 after one year at the Virginia Military Institute and four years at West Point. Macgregor’s concepts from his groundbreaking books on transformation, Breaking the Phalanx (Praeger 1997) and Transformation under Fire(Praeger 2003) have profoundly influenced thinking about transformation inside America’s ground forces, NATO the Israeli Defense Force and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. His books are available in Chinese and Hebrew. Macgregor is widely recognized as an expert on organizational design and grand strategy. He is also a frequent radio and television commentator on national security affairs.

Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, usually referred to in English as the Mirror Weekly, is one of Ukraine’s most influential analytical newspapers published weekly in Kiev, the nation's capital.

Ed Judd

Ed Judd is a conflict anthropologist from the Australian National University. His interest is in the causes of insurgency and civil war and the institutional and strategic responses to the risk of war. He has performed research in West Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and has contributed to parliamentary submissions, the Australian Defence Force Journal and Auspol.

Ehsan Ahrari

Ehsan Ahrari is Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, and the CEO of Strategic Paradigms, an Alexandria, VA-based foreign and defense policy consultancy. He specializes in Great Power relations, Strategic affairs of the world of Islam, and anti-terrorism. His website is: www.ehsanahrari.com. He can be reached at: ahrari@earthlink.net. Views contained in this essay are strictly private.

EJ Hogendoorn

EJ Hogendoorn is the Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group.

Eric Walters

29 year veteran of the Marine Corps with 25 years as a military intelligence officer serving at the tactical, joint operational, and national strategic levels. Participant in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the drug wars in South America in the early 1990s, and two major humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, one as the Director of Intelligence. Authored book chapters on WWII urban warfare and information operations in Vietnam within two military history anthologies and numerous articles on tactics, command and control, and military judgment in professional journals and commercial publications.

Erich Simmers

Erich G. Simmers is an Alumni Fellow at the University of Florida where he is a civilian researcher in postcolonial studies and cultural criticism.  He is the author of Weaponized Culture, a blog on technology, culture, and war and is currently writing a dissertation on the representations of T. E. Lawrence in American counterinsurgency doctrine and contemporary pop culture.

Fahad Malaikah

Fahad Malaikah is a Research Associate at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.  The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the NESA Center, National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Foreign Affairs

Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the leading forum for serious discussion of American foreign policy and global affairs. It is now a multiplatform media organization with a print magazine, a website, a mobile site, various apps and social media feeds, an event business, and more.  Foreign Affairs is published by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a non-profit and nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to improving the understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs through the free exchange of ideas.