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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PBS NewsHour (1)
The New York Review of Books (1)
The Fayetteville Observer (1)
The Baltimore Sun (1)
Belfer Center (1)
Rudaw (2)
W. R. Baker (1)
Lawfire (1)
PRISM - Center for Complex Operations (1)
Jerusalem Post (1)
NBC News (1)
U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative (1)
Stratfor (1)
National Defense Magazine (2)
Jamestown Foundation (1)
Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (1)
World Politics Review (2)
The Institute for Security Studies (1)
Skip Shelton (1)
War is Boring (1)
The Globalist (1)
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (1)
American Security Project (1)
The Foreign Service Journal (1)
Newsweek (2)
Joseph Hammond (1)
The American Conservative (1)
InSight Crime (1)
Hy Rothstein (1)
Over the Horizon (1)
Abigail Watson (1)
BuzzFeed (1)
The Weather Channel (1)
Evan Salbego (1)
The Aviationist (1)
James Robert “Rob” DuBois (1)
Katie Durham (1)
The Independent Journal Review (1)
United Press International (6)
Federal Times (1)
Al-Monitor (2)
Ehsan M. Ahrari (3)
The European Journal of International Security (1)
Real Clear World (1)
LanguaCulture (1)
ABC News (2)
Fifth Domain (1)
Divergent Options (1)
Army Times (5)
The Intercept (1)
Marcel Plichta (1)
The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation (1)
Mother Jones (1)
Joseph Tereniak (1)
The Tampa Bay Times (3)
The Washington Free Beacon (1)
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (1)
National Security Archive (1)
Federal News Radio (2)
Center for Naval Analyses (1)
Smithsonian Magazine (1)
Adam Twardowski (2)
Rachel Rizzo (1)
Think Broader (1)
Gabriel White (1)
Allen M. Coones (1)
Asia Times (1)
Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (1)
Robert Cohen (1)
Army Press (2)
National Center for Policy Analysis (1)
Lauren Fish (1)
The Cipher Brief (12)
The Philippine Star (1)
Alex Quade (1)
Proceedings (1)
Military Review (4)
John Mosbey (1)
Nicole Heydari (1)
Grounded Curiosity (1)
The Strategist (1)
Mark Gilchrist (1)
Army News Service (5)
William Rothrock (1)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (13)
Korea Economic Institute’s The Peninsula (1)
Central Intelligence Agency (1)
We Are The Mighty (1)
Matt Yiengst (1)
Matthew C. Payne (1)
Joe M. Schotzko (1)
The History Reader (1)
ICSR (1)
James Sheehan (2)
The Daily Signal (1)
Christopher Kelly (2)
Ozer Khalid (1)
Infinity Journal (2)
Andy Forney (1)
Australian Army Research Papers (1)
Open Society Foundations (1)
Oxford University Press (2)
The Ada News (1)
Lexington Institute (2)
Molly Molloy (1)
Fox News (2)
Robert Murphy (1)
The Dallas Morning News (1)
Alex Finley (1)
Eurasia Review (1)
The Heritage Foundation (2)
Military.com (1)
The United States Institute of Peace (8)
The Soufan Group (2)
Tiago Ferreira Lopes (1)
Miguel Nunes Silva (1)
The New Yorker (5)
Forbes (3)
Shwan Kanan (1)
Jonathan Dworkin (1)
Lawfare (4)
CNN News (11)
Parag Khanna (1)
Defense News (15)
Dan Johanknecht (1)
Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy (1)
The Daily Mail (1)
Elad Popovich (2)
Center for International Maritime Security (1)
The Military Leader (1)
Masoud Kazemzadeh (2)
Zenpundit (1)
Alex Calvo (1)
Yale Global (1)
Ruben Velez (1)
Defence-in-Depth (1)
Africa Center for Strategic Studies (1)
Henri Boré (1)
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (1)
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (1)
Tribune News Service (1)
The Australian (3)
Radio Canada International (1)
William Herbert (1)
The Boston Globe (5)
NATO Strategic Communications (1)
Vocativ (1)
G. Murphy Donovan (3)
Marine Corps Gazette (3)
Foreign Affairs (4)
Colin Griffin (1)
The Interpreter (4)
Minneapolis Star Tribune‎ (1)
Real Clear Defense (9)
George Washington University's Program on Extremism (1)
The Modern War Institute (27)
Institute for the Study of War (5)
RAND Corporation (21)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (7)
National Defense (3)
Georgetown University Center for Security Studies (8)
Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (1)
U.S. News & World Report (6)
The Week (2)
The Los Angeles Times (10)
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (4)
US Department of State (2)
Marine Corps Times (5)
Vox (1)
Chaveso Cook (1)
Pamela Ligouri Bunker (1)
Voice of America (262)
The Washington Institute (2)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (16)
National Review (2)
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (15)
The Washington Times (6)
CTC Sentinel (2)
Center for American Progress (1)
STAND-TO! (1)
Chris Townsend (2)
Breaking Defense (7)
Defense One (17)
R.C. Porter (1)
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (2)
Time Magazine (4)
The Tampa Tribune (2)
Gus Gusentine (1)
Institute for Economics and Peace (1)
Paul Kamolnick (1)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (8)
The Foreign Policy Initiative (3)
Kevin L. Parker (1)
Bloomberg News (7)
The U.S. Naval Institute (3)
Rex Brynen (1)
Georgetown Security Studies Review (11)
McClatchy (1)
Project Gray (1)
Belmont Club (1)
Shawn Snow (2)
The Brookings Institution (3)
The Atlantic Council (3)
The Jamestown Foundation (2)
The NATO Multimedia Library (1)
The Joint Special Operations University Library (2)
Taylor & Francis Group: Small Wars & Insurgencies (1)
The Diplomat (2)
Task & Purpose (3)
The Strategic Studies Institute (11)
National Public Radio (12)
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Language (1)
The Council on Foreign Relations (3)
The Hoover Institution (5)
The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security (3)
USNI News (6)
Al-Ahram Weekly (1)
The Angry Staff Officer (1)
John Q. Public (1)
Military Times (28)
London School of Economics & Political Science (1)
The Hill (9)
Center for Complex Operations (1)
The National Interest (33)
The Bridge (1)
C-SPAN (1)
Army Magazine (1)
Slate (3)
American Enterprise Institute (3)
War on the Rocks (13)
Kings of War (1)
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Foreign Policy (25)
Agence France-Presse (10)
The Guardian (3)
Reuters (38)
USA Today (17)
The Wall Street Journal (137)
Military Officers Association of America (1)
Stars & Stripes (30)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1)
Parameters (7)
Center for Strategic & International Studies (19)
The Center for a New American Security (19)
The Daily Beast (14)
The American Interest (1)
Associated Press (32)
Politico (6)
The Atlantic (11)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (3)
Congressional Research Service (2)
Best Defense (3)
The New York Times (155)
Association of the United States Army (5)
The Washington Post (237)
DoD News (40)
National Defense University Press (7)
Greg Kleponis (1)
Christopher D. Kolenda (1)
A.C. Hall (1)
Matthew Saintsing (1)
Nilanthan Niruthan (1)
Joseph J. Collins (1)
Ehsan Ahrari (2)
Byron Ramirez (1)
Paul Avallone (1)
Richard Lee-Smith (1)
Jade Wu (2)
John Oliver Jr. (1)
Jeanne McDonnell (1)
Daniel Rice (1)
Jeong Lee (1)
Hamid Lellou (1)
Michael McBride (1)
James “Jamie” E. Hayes III (1)
Dennis P. Chapman (1)
Jeff Collins (2)
Scott Kesterson (1)
Geoffrey Demarest (4)
Christopher Jenks (1)
Butch Bracknell and Adam Tharp (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
George Fust (1)
Fahad Malaikah (1)
Robert Sharp (1)
Scott Forster (27)
Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney (1)
Nayef Al-Rodhan (1)
Stan Wiechnik (3)
Joe Byerly (22)
Stephen Hindes (1)
Kevin Benson (1)
Mike Grater (1)
John C. Hale (1)
Mark Ulrich (1)
Ranjit Singh (1)
Jacob Westerberg (1)
Jeremiah Foxwell (1)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Roxanne E. Bras (1)
Khirin A. Bunker (1)
The DEF2013 Board (1)
Jill S. Russell (3)
Mark Phillips (1)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Arnold Hammari (2)
TJ Waters (1)
Robert Almonte (1)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Jamsheed K. Choksy (1)
Jerry Meyerle (1)
LtGen Robert B. Neller (2)
Jason B. Nicholson (1)
Joseph Trevithick (1)
Brian Woolworth (1)
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Kevin Brown (1)
John A. Bertetto (1)
Keith Nightingale (59)
Karen J. Dill (1)
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Stephen Tucker (1)
Audrey Kurth Cronin (1)
Nathan P. Jones (3)
Joshua S. Jones (1)
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MG Jeff W. Mathis III (1)
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David C. Eckley (1)
David L. Wilcox (1)
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Butch Bracknell (4)
Charles G. Kels (2)
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Inge Fryklund (1)
Robert Sharp (2)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Gabriel Lajeunesse (1)
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Don Gomez (1)
Paul Rexton Kan (1)
Matthew Schweitzer (1)
A.A. Cohen (1)
Joan Johnson-Freese (2)
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Stan Coerr (1)
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Michael Christman (1)
Anonymous Fighter Pilot (1)
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David Wise (1)
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Doctrine Man (1)
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Roy F. Houchin II (1)
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Matthew Partridge (1)
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Teun van Dongen (2)
Nic Jenzen-Jones (2)
Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (2)
Erich Simmers (1)
Michael Murray (2)
Robert Farley (1)
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Avinash Paliwal (1)
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Nathan Springer (1)
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Huba Wass de Czege (2)
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Jim Guirard (10)
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Author Bios

PBS NewsHour

The PBS NewsHour is an American daily evening television news program that is broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), airing seven nights a week on more than 350 of the public broadcaster's member stations. As the nation's first hour-long nightly news broadcast, the program is known for its in-depth coverage of issues and current events.

The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books (NYREV or NYRB) is a semi-monthly magazine with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs. Published in New York City, it is inspired by the idea that the discussion of important books is an indispensable literary activity. Esquire called it "the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language." In 1970 writer Tom Wolfe described it as "the chief theoretical organ of Radical Chic".

The Fayetteville Observer

The Fayetteville Observer is a daily newspaper published in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was locally owned by the McMurray family from 1923 to 2016, when it was acquired by GateHouse Media. The paper is the oldest continuously published newspaper in North Carolina.

The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

Belfer Center

The Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (also known as the Belfer Center) is a permanent research center located within the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The center's current director is political scientist Graham T. Allison, former dean of the Kennedy School.

Rudaw

The Rudaw Media Network, also known as Rudaw, is a KDP-affiliated media group in Iraqi Kurdistan. It publishes in Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji), English, Arabic and Turkish. Rudaw Media Network owns also a weekly newspaper in the Sorani dialect with a circulation of 3,000, a Kurmanci-language version published in Europe, a website in Kurdish and English, and a satellite TV station.

W. R. Baker

W. R. (Bob) Baker graduated with the first 96B/Intelligence Analyst class at Fort Huachuca, AZ in 1971. He was then assigned to the 1st Battalion (which soon became the 571st MI Det.), 525th MI Group, headquartered in Da Nang, Vietnam. His further assignments included positions at Fort Bliss, Texas; two tours with the European Defense Analysis Center (EUDAC) in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany; and the 513th MI Group in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He left the US Army and worked as an analyst for Interstate Electronics, Northrop-Grumman and Xontec defense contractors before teaching in primary and secondary schools. Mr. Baker has a bachelor of science degree in Government from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. He has authored other Easter Offensive articles and is currently writing a book on this subject.

Lawfire

Lawfire is a blog belonging to Duke University’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.

PRISM - Center for Complex Operations

PRISM - Center for Complex Operations - PRISM is published by the Center for Complex Operations. PRISM is a security studies journal chartered to inform members of U.S. Federal Agencies, Allies, and other partners on complex and integrated national security operations; reconstruction and nation-building; relevant policy and strategy; lessons learned; and developments in training and education to transform America’s security and development apparatus to meet tomorrow’s challenges better while promoting freedom today.

Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, publishing only English and French editions. It was founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post and changed its name in 1950 to The Jerusalem Post.

NBC News

NBC News is a division of the American broadcast network NBC. The division operates under NBCUniversal News Group, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, in turn a subsidiary of Comcast. The group's various operations report to the president of NBC News, Noah Oppenheim. NBC News aired the first news program in American broadcast television history on February 21, 1940. The group's broadcasts are produced and aired from 30 Rockefeller Center, NBC's headquarters in New York City.

U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative

The U.S. Army TRADOC G2 Mad Scientist Initiative is a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) program that continually explores the future through collaborative partnerships and continuous dialogue with academia, industry and government. Through this initiative, the Army helps shape future land operations in its role as a thought leader in the future of warfare. The program consists of an All Partners Access Network (APAN) community of interest, a monthly online speaker series, and conferences with world-class experts at the nation's premier academic institutions.

Stratfor

Stratfor is an American geopolitical intelligence platform and publisher founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas, by George Friedman. Stratfor bills itself as a geopolitical intelligence platform, with revenues derived from individual and enterprise subscriptions to Stratfor Worldview, its online publication, and from advisory work for corporate clients. Stratfor has published a daily intelligence briefing since its inception in 1996. Its rise to prominence occurred with the release of its Kosovo Crisis Center during the 1999 NATO airstrikes over Kosovo, which led to publicity in Time magazine, Texas Monthly, and other publications.

National Defense Magazine

National Defense Magazine is published by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), NDIA is an association for the United States Government and the defense industry. It connects government officials, military and industry professionals, and organizations that represent the branches of the armed forces, homeland security, and first responders.

Jamestown Foundation

The Jamestown Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based institute for research and analysis, founded in 1984 as a platform to support Soviet defectors. Today its stated mission is to inform and educate policy makers about events and trends, which it regards as being of current strategic importance to the United States. Jamestown publishes numerous publications that focus on China, Russia, Eurasia, and global terrorism.