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.

 

Authors List

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)
The New Yorker (1)
Forbes (1)
Shwan Kanan (1)
Jonathan Dworkin (1)
Lawfare (1)
CNN News (2)
Parag Khanna (1)
Defense News (2)
Dan Johanknecht (1)
Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy (1)
The Daily Mail (1)
Elad Popovich (2)
Parameters (1)
Center for International Maritime Security (1)
The Military Leader (1)
Masoud Kazemzadeh (1)
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 (1)
Radio Canada International (1)
William Herbert (1)
The Boston Globe (1)
NATO Strategic Communications (1)
Vocativ (1)
G. Murphy Donovan (2)
Marine Corps Gazette (1)
Foreign Affairs (1)
Colin Griffin (1)
The Interpreter (2)
Minneapolis Star Tribune‎ (1)
Real Clear Defense (2)
George Washington University's Program on Extremism (1)
The Modern War Institute (5)
Institute for the Study of War (3)
RAND Corporation (9)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (1)
National Defense (1)
Georgetown University Center for Security Studies (2)
Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (1)
U.S. News & World Report (1)
The Week (1)
The Los Angeles Times (2)
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (3)
US Department of State (1)
Marine Corps Times (2)
Vox (1)
Chaveso Cook (1)
Pamela Ligouri Bunker (1)
Voice of America (101)
The Washington Institute (1)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (7)
National Review (2)
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (2)
The Washington Times (2)
CTC Sentinel (2)
Center for American Progress (1)
STAND-TO! (1)
Chris Townsend (2)
Breaking Defense (2)
Defense One (2)
R.C. Porter (1)
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (1)
Time Magazine (2)
The Tampa Tribune (2)
Gus Gusentine (1)
Institute for Economics and Peace (1)
Paul Kamolnick (1)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (1)
The Foreign Policy Initiative (1)
Kevin L. Parker (1)
Bloomberg News (2)
The U.S. Naval Institute (2)
Rex Brynen (1)
Georgetown Security Studies Review (2)
McClatchy (1)
Project Gray (1)
Belmont Club (1)
Shawn Snow (2)
The Brookings Institution (2)
The Atlantic Council (2)
The Jamestown Foundation (1)
The NATO Multimedia Library (1)
The Joint Special Operations University Library (1)
Taylor & Francis Group: Small Wars & Insurgencies (1)
The Diplomat (1)
Task & Purpose (1)
The Strategic Studies Institute (7)
National Public Radio (3)
The Institute for the Study of Culture and Language (1)
The Council on Foreign Relations (2)
The Hoover Institution (3)
The Journal of Culture, Language and International Security (2)
USNI News (3)
Al-Ahram Weekly (1)
The Angry Staff Officer (1)
John Q. Public (1)
Military Times (6)
London School of Economics & Political Science (1)
The Hill (2)
Center for Complex Operations (1)
The National Interest (5)
The Bridge (1)
C-SPAN (1)
Army Magazine (1)
Slate (1)
American Enterprise Institute (2)
War on the Rocks (5)
Kings of War (1)
The Christian Science Monitor (12)
Foreign Policy (9)
Agence France-Presse (5)
The Guardian (1)
Reuters (16)
USA Today (6)
The Wall Street Journal (24)
Military Officers Association of America (1)
Stars & Stripes (11)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1)
Parameters (2)
Center for Strategic & International Studies (5)
The Center for a New American Security (7)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (1)
The Daily Beast (4)
The American Interest (1)
Associated Press (7)
Politico (2)
The Atlantic (3)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (1)
Congressional Research Service (2)
Best Defense (3)
The New York Times (45)
Association of the United States Army (2)
The Washington Post (63)
DoD News (11)
National Defense University Press (3)
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)
General Robert B. Neller (1)
Kevin Brown (1)
John A. Bertetto (1)
Keith Nightingale (24)
Karen J. Dill (1)
R. Chandler Swallow (1)
Stephen Tucker (1)
Audrey Kurth Cronin (1)
Nathan P. Jones (3)
Joshua S. Jones (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
MG Jeff W. Mathis III (1)
Somdeep Sen and Salem B.S. Dandan (1)
David C. Eckley (1)
David L. Wilcox (1)
Matthew Hipple (2)
Butch Bracknell (4)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Inge Fryklund (1)
Robert Sharp (2)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Gabriel Lajeunesse (1)
Jeffrey Payne and Chris Chapman (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Paul Rexton Kan (1)
Matthew Schweitzer (1)
A.A. Cohen (1)
Joan Johnson-Freese (2)
Adam Jungdahl (1)
David Kuhn (1)
Adam Geibel (2)
Stan Coerr (1)
Douglas Macgregor (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Michael Christman (1)
Anonymous Fighter Pilot (1)
Gary K. Busch (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Chris Davis (1)
David Wise (1)
Pascale Combelles Siegel (1)
Dan Cox (1)
Paul Smyth (1)
Michael L. Burgoyne (1)
Peter J. Munson (97)
William Anderson (1)
Ali Hayat (1)
Sven Ortmann (1)
Dave Duffy (1)
Michael Martinez (1)
Bob Weimann (1)
Robert Tollast (1)
Donald "Ray" Greene (1)
Ryan T. Kranc (1)
Robert C. Jones (2)
Adam Elkus (5)
Tristan Hoffmann (1)
Jason Howk (1)
Philipp Reichert (1)
James Moran (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Sid Heal (1)
Paul Olsen (3)
Doctrine Man (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
Roy F. Houchin II (1)
Barry M. Stentiford (1)
Philip Ulrich (1)
David Kuhn (5)
Brandt Smith (1)
Ed Judd (1)
David Abel (1)
Peter Van Buren (1)
Matthew Irvine (1)
Alejandro M. Sueldo (3)
Matthew Partridge (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Teun van Dongen (2)
Nic Jenzen-Jones (2)
Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (2)
Erich Simmers (1)
Michael Murray (2)
Robert Farley (1)
Patrick McKinney (1)
Avinash Paliwal (1)
Morgan Smiley (8)
Garrett Wood (3)
Brock Dahl (1)
Nathan Springer (1)
Ryan Kennedy (1)
Andrew Shaver (2)
JR Hand (1)
EJ Hogendoorn (1)
Diane Maye (1)
Michael Yon (4)
David S. Maxwell (13)
Gian Gentile (5)
Robert Bunker (123)
Bill Caldwell (10)
Gary Anderson (25)
Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)
Crispin Burke (27)
Dr. Jack (5)
Mike Few (63)
SWJ Editors (4839)
Robert Haddick (342)
Bing West (23)
Robert Bateman (13)
Bill Nagle (4)
Octavian Manea (3)
Jonathan Morgenstein (1)
Niel Smith (9)
Marc Tyrrell (8)
Martin Dempsey (9)
Dave Kilcullen (15)
Janine Davidson (4)
John A. Nagl (17)
Ken White (2)
Frank Hoffman (15)
Paul Yingling (5)
TX Hammes (1)
Eric Walters (3)
Bob Killebrew (2)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
John P. Sullivan (17)
Rob Thornton (2)
Jim Guirard (10)
Malcolm Nance (7)
Pete Mansoor (1)
William McCallister (8)
Dave Dilegge (1079)
Josh Manchester (3)
Ken White (1)
Bruce Gudmundsson (2)

Author Bios

Fox News

Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of February 2015, approximately 94,700,000 American households (81.4% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York.

Robert Murphy

Robert Murphy graduated from The Citadel with degrees in History and French. He is a graduate of the US Army’s Advanced Military Studies program, commanded an infantry company in combat in Iraq, served as a division chief of plans in combat in Iraq, and served as the special assistant to the Commanding General, US Army Europe.

The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News is a major daily newspaper serving the Dallas, Texas area, with over 400,000 daily subscribers. It was founded on October 1, 1885, by Alfred Horatio Belo as a satellite publication of the Galveston Daily News, of Galveston, Texas. Today it has one of the 20 largest paid circulations in the United States.

Alex Finley

Alex Finley is a former officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, where she served in West Africa and Europe. Before becoming a bureaucrat living large off the system, she chased puffy white men around Washington DC as a member of the wild dog pack better known as the Washington media elite. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Reductress, Funny or Die, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @alexzfinley

Eurasia Review

Eurasia Review is an independent Journal and Think Tank that provides a venue for analysts and experts to disseminate content on a wide-range of subjects that are often overlooked or under-represented by Western dominated media. Despite the combined Eurasia and Afro-Asia areas containing over 70% of the world’s population, analysis and news continues to be dominated by a U.S. slant, and that is where Eurasia Review enters the picture by providing alternative, in-depth perspectives on current events. To achieve this goal, Eurasia Review publishes original content – as well as that provided by collaborating organizations – with distinct and varied points-of-view. As Eurasia Review is an independent organization, our approach is to seek to present all sides to an issue – something that we believe allows readers to then make informed decisions.

The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies were taken from Heritage's policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States.

Military.com

Military.com is a website for U.S. military members. In 2014 it claims to be "the largest military and veteran membership organization - 10 million members strong." The site is owned by Military Advantage Inc, a division of Monster Worldwide since 2004. Military Advantage's advisory board includes two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other academic and business leaders. The company's main revenue streams are advertising, military-themed products and lead generation for military recruiters.

The United States Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) works to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world. USIP does this by engaging directly in conflict zones and by providing analysis, education, and resources to those working for peace. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded organization, USIP’s more than 300 staff work at the Institute’s D.C. headquarters, and on the ground in the world’s most dangerous regions.

The Soufan Group

The Soufan Group provides strategic security intelligence services to governments and multinational organizations. Our training programs, security services, and research insights arm our clients with the essential knowledge and skills to prepare for, manage and respond to constantly evolving security needs.

Tiago Ferreira Lopes

Tiago Ferreira Lopes has a PhD degree in International Relations from Lisbon University and is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Business Administration in Pakistan. He is a Senior Analyst for Wikistrat Inc. and Researcher for the Orient Institute in Portugal with a focus on Post-Soviet Area Studies, Transitology and Ethnonationalism.

Miguel Nunes Silva

Miguel Nunes Silva has a M.A. in European studies from the College of Europe and is a researcher with Wikistrat Inc. having previously published with The National Interest and Small Wars Journal. He has worked with the International Criminal Court, the European External Action Service and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. It is published by Condé Nast. Started as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans.

Forbes

Forbes is an American business magazine. Published bi-weekly, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, and law.

Shwan Kanan

Shwan Kanan is a graduate of Sulaimania College of Medicine.  He has lived in Sulaimania all his life and works as a senior pediatrician in the teaching hospital.

Jonathan Dworkin

Jonathan Dworkin is an American infectious diseases doctor.  He has made several trips to the Kurdish region, including a recent visit to Shorsh Hospital, and his commentary on the region has appeared in the Washington Monthly, Mother Jones, and Ekurd.  Follow him on twitter @JonathanDworkin.