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.

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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.

 

Authors List

Nicole Heydari (1)
Grounded Curiosity (1)
The Strategist (1)
Mark Gilchrist (1)
Army News Service (1)
William Rothrock (1)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (8)
Korea Economic Institute’s The Peninsula (1)
Central Intelligence Agency (1)
We Are The Mighty (1)
Matt Yiengst (1)
Joe M. Schotzko (1)
Matthew C. Payne (1)
The History Reader (1)
ICSR (1)
James Sheehan (2)
The Daily Signal (1)
Christopher Kelly (1)
Ozer Khalid (1)
Infinity Journal (1)
Andy Forney (1)
Australian Army Research Papers (1)
Open Society Foundations (1)
Oxford University Press (1)
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Lexington Institute (1)
Molly Molloy (1)
Fox News (1)
Robert Murphy (1)
The Dallas Morning News (1)
Alex Finley (1)
Eurasia Review (1)
The Heritage Foundation (1)
Military.com (1)
The United States Institute of Peace (2)
The Soufan Group (2)
Tiago Ferreira Lopes (1)
Miguel Nunes Silva (1)
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Forbes (2)
Shwan Kanan (1)
Jonathan Dworkin (1)
Lawfare (2)
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Parag Khanna (1)
Defense News (4)
Dan Johanknecht (1)
Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy (1)
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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)
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William Herbert (1)
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G. Murphy Donovan (3)
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Colin Griffin (1)
The Interpreter (2)
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Real Clear Defense (2)
George Washington University's Program on Extremism (1)
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Institute for the Study of War (3)
RAND Corporation (11)
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National Defense (2)
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Pamela Ligouri Bunker (1)
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National Review (2)
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (6)
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CTC Sentinel (2)
Center for American Progress (1)
STAND-TO! (1)
Chris Townsend (2)
Breaking Defense (3)
Defense One (2)
R.C. Porter (1)
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (2)
Time Magazine (2)
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Gus Gusentine (1)
Institute for Economics and Peace (1)
Paul Kamolnick (1)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (2)
The Foreign Policy Initiative (3)
Kevin L. Parker (1)
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Rex Brynen (1)
Georgetown Security Studies Review (2)
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Shawn Snow (2)
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The Jamestown Foundation (2)
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Taylor & Francis Group: Small Wars & Insurgencies (1)
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Task & Purpose (2)
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War on the Rocks (6)
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Parameters (4)
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Best Defense (3)
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Christopher D. Kolenda (1)
A.C. Hall (1)
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Nilanthan Niruthan (1)
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Ehsan Ahrari (2)
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Jim Guirard (10)
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Author Bios

Nicole Heydari

Nicole Heydari deployed twice to Afghanistan, for a total of 18 months,  as a civilian advisor to multinational forces. She specialized in Afghan development and security issues while working for the U.S. Government and development organizations. She has a Master in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She speaks Spanish, French, German and Farsi/Dari.

Grounded Curiosity

Grounded Curiosity aims to start a conversation with junior commanders about our future in warfare. Our military is built on people – these small initiatives aim to help strengthen the intellectual foundation for our profession of arms. We hope the topics spark an interest and we encourage you to continue the discussion and debate with peers, subordinates, commanders, and mentors in units and messes. Junior commanders often talk with mates in the mess about tactic, striving for professional mastery and the optimal solution for their specific operating environment. This culture of professional curiosity from the ground-up underpins our adaptive action, mission command, and critical thinking. We hope Grounded Curiosity plants a thought in the mind of one or the minds of many junior commanders as they train to serve the nation on future operations, and grow into tomorrow’s senior leadership. We owe it to our junior commanders to robustly prepare them now for future conflict, while at the same time, hoping their future is free from war.

The Strategist

The Strategist is the commentary and analysis site of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, an independent, non-partisan think tank based in Canberra. ASPI is one of the most authoritative and widely quoted contributors to public discussion of strategic policy issues in Australia and a recognised and authoritative Australian voice in international discussion of strategic issues, especially in the Asia-Pacific. The Strategist aims to provide fresh ideas on Australia’s critical defence and strategic policy choices as well as encourage and facilitate discussion and debate among the strategy community and Australian public. The views expressed on The Strategist are those of the individual authors and don’t represent the views of ASPI or the institutions to which the authors are attached.

Mark Gilchrist

Major Mark Gilchrist is an Australian Army Intelligence Officer who has undertaken a range of command and staff appointments.

Army News Service

Army News Service - Since 1943, ARNEWS has been the Army's premier print wire service with the daily mission of telling the service's story to its internal audiences worldwide. The general public is also a tertiary audience that can now view articles on Army.mil. But the target audience remains the 6 million Soldiers, Family members, retirees, reserve-component troops, civilian employees and contractors worldwide who traditionally read the stories in their command newspapers. AFN stations historically have used ARNEWS articles as readers on their radio newscasts and for story ideas on the TV news. Now ARNEWS partners with Soldiers Magazine and SRTV on a daily basis to provide synergy on covering Army-wide news. ARNEWS reporters focus on covering strategic communications initiatives at Department of the Army headquarters. This includes new policy, pay and benefits, new equipment and new programs emphasized by Army leadership. Coverage of major operations and exercises is primarily based on submissions from the field.

William Rothrock

SFC William Paul (Willy P) Rothrock is a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (18C) assigned to the United States Military Academy (USMA) Department of Military Instruction (DMI). This essay is an unofficial expression of opinion; the views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Point, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or any agency of the US government.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Established 1 July 1973, the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is a command of the United States Army headquartered at Fort Eustis, Virginia. It is charged with overseeing training of Army forces and the development of operational doctrine. TRADOC operates 37 schools and centers at 27 different locations. TRADOC schools conduct 1,304 courses and 108 language courses. The 1,304 courses include 516,000 seats (resident, on-site and distributed learning) for 443,231 soldiers; 36,145 other-service personnel; 8,314 international soldiers; and 28,310 civilians.

Korea Economic Institute’s The Peninsula

The Korea Economic Institute’s The Peninsula covers the economic and foreign policies that impact the Korean peninsula.

Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior US policymakers. The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) is nominated by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director manages the operations, personnel, and budget of the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA is separated into five basic components: the Directorate of Operations, the Directorate of Analysis, the Directorate of Science & Technology, the Directorate of Support, and the Directorate of Digital Innovation. They carry out “the intelligence cycle,” the process of collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials. In addition, the D/CIA has several staffs that deal with public affairs, human resources, protocol, congressional affairs, legal issues, information management, and internal oversight.

We Are The Mighty

We Are The Mighty (WATM) is the first entertainment and lifestyle brand for and by the military community and those who love it. WATM creates and distributes authentic content across all genres and platforms that entertains, informs and celebrates military life.

Matt Yiengst

Lieutenant Colonel Matt Yiengst is an Army Aviator currently serving as an Army Strategist.  Matt has a master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and has served over three years on the Army Staff.

Joe M. Schotzko

Lieutenant Colonel Joe M. Schotzko is currently serving as an instructor, Department of Army Tactics, at the US Army Command and General Staff College.  He has served in a wide variety of jobs from Platoon through Division level.

Matthew C. Payne

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew C. Payne is currently serving as an instructor, Department of Army Tactics, at the US Army Command and General Staff College.  He has served in a wide variety of jobs from Platoon through Division level.

The History Reader

The History Reader: Dispatches in history from St. Martin’s Press.

James Sheehan

James Sheehan is the Head of US Partnerships and Development for ICSR. James has over 7 years experience in non-profit management, external affairs, and fundraising. Furthermore, he has extensively examined extremist messaging and radicalization and has been published on these topics by NC-START at the University of Maryland and ICSR. He is a regular contributor to the online defense and strategy journal, War on the Rocks. In addition to national security, James worked for nearly 7 years in the civic education sector for the Close Up Foundation, a DC-based democracy education non-profit. There he managed the Foundation’s grant writing, coordinated Congressional outreach, and worked to build relationships between the Foundation and the DC public policy community. James holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society from King’s College London and a BA in History from Marist College.