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

Smithsonian Magazine (1)
Adam Twardowski (1)
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 (1)
The Philippine Star (1)
Alex Quade (1)
Proceedings (1)
Military Review (1)
John Mosbey (1)
Nicole Heydari (1)
Grounded Curiosity (1)
The Strategist (1)
Mark Gilchrist (1)
Army News Service (2)
William Rothrock (1)
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (10)
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)
The Ada News (1)
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) (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 (3)
Jonathan Dworkin (1)
Shwan Kanan (1)
Lawfare (2)
CNN News (3)
Parag Khanna (1)
Defense News (4)
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 (1)
Radio Canada International (1)
William Herbert (1)
The Boston Globe (2)
NATO Strategic Communications (1)
Vocativ (1)
G. Murphy Donovan (3)
Marine Corps Gazette (1)
Foreign Affairs (1)
Colin Griffin (1)
The Interpreter (3)
Minneapolis Star Tribune‎ (1)
Real Clear Defense (2)
George Washington University's Program on Extremism (1)
The Modern War Institute (12)
Institute for the Study of War (3)
RAND Corporation (11)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (2)
National Defense (2)
Georgetown University Center for Security Studies (5)
Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (1)
U.S. News & World Report (3)
The Week (2)
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 (151)
The Washington Institute (1)
The British Broadcasting Corporation (11)
National Review (2)
Combating Terrorism Center at West Point (8)
The Washington Times (4)
CTC Sentinel (2)
Center for American Progress (1)
Chris Townsend (2)
Breaking Defense (3)
Defense One (2)
R.C. Porter (1)
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (2)
Time Magazine (3)
The Tampa Tribune (2)
Gus Gusentine (1)
Institute for Economics and Peace (1)
Paul Kamolnick (1)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (6)
The Foreign Policy Initiative (3)
Kevin L. Parker (1)
Bloomberg News (3)
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 (3)
The Atlantic Council (2)
The Jamestown Foundation (2)
The NATO Multimedia Library (1)
The Joint Special Operations University Library (1)
Taylor & Francis Group: Small Wars & Insurgencies (1)
The Diplomat (1)
Task & Purpose (2)
The Strategic Studies Institute (8)
National Public Radio (6)
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 (4)
Al-Ahram Weekly (1)
The Angry Staff Officer (1)
John Q. Public (1)
Military Times (14)
London School of Economics & Political Science (1)
The Hill (2)
Center for Complex Operations (1)
The National Interest (9)
The Bridge (1)
C-SPAN (1)
Army Magazine (1)
Slate (1)
American Enterprise Institute (2)
War on the Rocks (7)
Kings of War (1)
The Christian Science Monitor (16)
Foreign Policy (14)
Agence France-Presse (6)
The Guardian (1)
Reuters (19)
USA Today (7)
The Wall Street Journal (42)
Military Officers Association of America (1)
Stars & Stripes (12)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (1)
Parameters (4)
Center for Strategic & International Studies (8)
The Center for a New American Security (13)
The Daily Beast (8)
The American Interest (1)
Associated Press (10)
Politico (3)
The Atlantic (4)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (1)
Congressional Research Service (2)
Best Defense (3)
The New York Times (80)
Association of the United States Army (4)
The Washington Post (102)
DoD News (13)
National Defense University Press (4)
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)
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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)
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Jerry Meyerle (1)
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Kevin Brown (1)
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Keith Nightingale (42)
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Stephen Tucker (1)
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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)
Matthew Hipple (2)
Butch Bracknell (4)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Inge Fryklund (1)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Robert Sharp (2)
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)
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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)
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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)
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Roy F. Houchin II (1)
Barry M. Stentiford (1)
Philip Ulrich (1)
David Kuhn (5)
Brandt Smith (1)
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David Abel (1)
Peter Van Buren (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)
Patrick McKinney (1)
Avinash Paliwal (1)
Morgan Smiley (8)
Garrett Wood (3)
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Nathan Springer (1)
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Andrew Shaver (2)
JR Hand (1)
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Diane Maye (1)
Michael Yon (4)
David S. Maxwell (14)
Gian Gentile (5)
Robert Bunker (127)
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Gary Anderson (28)
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Crispin Burke (27)
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Dave Kilcullen (15)
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Paul Yingling (5)
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Bob Killebrew (2)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
John P. Sullivan (18)
Rob Thornton (2)
Jim Guirard (10)
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Author Bios

Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The first issue was published in 1970.

Adam Twardowski

Adam Twardowski is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Research Intern for the Strategy and Statecraft Program. He is interested in America’s role in NATO, the future of Europe, and US-China relations. Before joining CNAS, Mr. Twardowski interned at the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, where he worked in the Office of Central European Affairs. He previously interned at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis.

Rachel Rizzo

Rachel Rizzo is the Research Associate for the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her work focuses on U.S. foreign policy and defense strategy, geopolitics, NATO, and Europe. Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Rizzo worked on the Strategy Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. She also has previous work experience with Goldman Sachs, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and the U.S. Mission to NATO. Her writing has appeared in Politico Europe, Defense One, Defense News, the Hill, the National Interest, and War on the Rocks.

Think Broader

Think Broader: With 24/7 access to news through print, online content, live streaming, and on-demand programming, the news media are a constant influence in our lives.  The news has essentially become the “background noise” in our lives.  And whether we acknowledge it or not, this input is conditioning us to think and behave in certain ways.  The language of the media infiltrates our speech and action, unconsciously shaping society.  Yet ordinary citizens aren’t the only people influenced by the 24/7 news cycle.  Policy makers get their information from the same place we do, meaning that biased reporting has the potential to lead to the creation of biased national and international laws and policies.  "More than once I have been told The Post’s front page, along with that of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, is better than a White House memo if you want to reach the president." - Walther Pincus, The Washington Post “I only know what I hear on NPR from various experts” - Hillary Clinton, while Secretary of State “With their powerful influence on shaping the perceptions of large audiences, the media are key players for the [global] gender equality agenda. With influence comes responsibility.” - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director We at Think Broader believe that the media, with this high-level of influence, has inherent moral and ethical responsibility to provide accurate, unbiased, and comprehensive coverage of all citizens.

Gabriel White

Gabriel White is an independent defense analyst focused on Europe and Post-Soviet Space. He tweets at@Gabriel___White

Allen M. Coones

MAJ Allen M. Coones is the former Battalion XO for the 1-507th Parachute Infantry Regiment and a former PRO-rated Demonstrator on the Command Exhibition Parachute Team.

Asia Times

Asia Times was a newspaper launched in Thailand by Thai tycoon Sondhi Limthongkul in 1995. The newspaper faced financial difficulties in 1997 and closed down the week before the Asian financial crisis erupted with the collapse of the Thai baht on July 2, 1997. Many journalists from Asia Times continued their careers as journalists. Some of them created Asia Times Online as a successor to Asia Times. Asia Times Online came under new ownership and management in early 2015. It is now published and run by a small group of investors who purchased the site. Asia Times Online is now known as “Asia Times” or “AT”, and is dropping the “Online” part of its name.

Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy

The Institute for Strategic, Political, Security and Economic Consultancy (ISPSW). Located in Berlin, is a private institute for research and consultancy run by its owners in the legal form of a civil law partnership. The ISPSW is objective and task oriented and is above party politics. It is funded solely through the above-mentioned consultancy activities.

Robert Cohen

Captain Robert Cohen, U.S. Army, is a preventive medicine physician at the U.S. Army Public Health Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. From May-November 2015, he deployed to Kuwait and Iraq with the 155th Medical Detachment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he served as the chief expert on medical preparedness for biological and chemical weapons. Capt. Cohen earned his A.B. from Harvard University, his M.D. from Columbia University, and his M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Army Press

The Army Press, as a directorate of the Army University, seeks to provide a training ground for critical thinking through writing. Our site is designed to help you participate in the various conversations regarding Army doctrine and practice.

National Center for Policy Analysis

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983. We bring together the best and brightest minds to tackle the country's most difficult public policy problems - in health care, taxes, retirement, education, energy and the environment.

Lauren Fish

Lauren Fish is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program and 20YY Future of Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Fish worked as a Defense Fellow for Senator Tom Cotton where she focused primarily on defense reform, terrorism, and the Middle East. She also interned at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of the Defense for Policy focusing on the Middle East. Previously, she spent four years as a compensation consultant at Radford, an Aon Hewitt company, in San Francisco.  Ms. Fish earned her M.A. in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she concentrated in Terrorism and Substate Violence. Her master’s thesis focused on geographic combatant command reform in the emerging security environment. Ms. Fish graduated magna cum laude from University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in International Affairs and an Economics minor.

The Cipher Brief

The Cipher Brief is a digital, security-based conversation platform that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts. We deliver a relevant analysis of news and events that helps readers accurately anticipate and safely navigate the complex, unstable, global security environment. The Cipher Brief was founded by former CNN Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly on the belief that reporting on the latest security breaches or global security issues alone won’t always help find solutions to the bigger problems. Engaging the private sector in a solutions-based conversation is what moves the ball down the field.

The Philippine Star

The Philippine Star (self-styled The Philippine STAR) is a print and digital newspaper in the Philippines and the flagship brand of the PhilStar Media Group. First published on 28 July 1986 by veteran journalists Betty Go-Belmonte, Max Soliven and Art Borjal, it is one of several Philippine newspapers founded after the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Alex Quade

Alex Quade is a war reporter and documentary filmmaker who has covered U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions since 2007. Extreme storytelling and risk-taking lie at the heart of Alex’s work.  She's the recipient of more than two dozen professional awards for excellence in journalism. Among the more notable awards: Two Edward R. Murrow Awards, one for her film Chinook Down and the other for her documentary Horse Soldiers of 9-11; the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society’s Excellence in Journalism Award for her “honest & courageous” war reportage; a Peabody award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (a CNN group award);  an Emmy award for coverage of the 9-11 terrorist attacks (also a CNN group award); and her in-depth, frontline reporting on the Asian Tsunami was individually listed in CNN’s Du-Pont Columbia Award.  Alex started her career at the White House.  She's worked in television covering global conflicts and hostile environments for CNN, Fox News, Headline News (HLN) out of Frankfurt, Germany and New York.  She's produced special video reports for The New York Times, and The Washington Times.  Alex Quade's first book, "Danger Close", will be published by Hachette Books in 2018.