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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Author Bios

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

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. www.alexquade.com

Ali Hayat

Ali Hayat has planned, designed and managed international qualitative and quantitative research projects and evaluations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan including in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon, The Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Algeria, Mali, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel and Georgia. He recently returned from a field trip to Southern Pakistan where he conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT) analysis for an international NGO. Earlier this year he successfully completed the Human Terrain Systems (HTS) training as a Social Scientist in Leavenworth, Kansas. He has worked on diverse research projects on post-conflict governance and stabilization, civil wars and insurgencies, counter insurgency and development for government, non-government, and international clients.

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.

American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare. AEI’s purpose is to serve leaders and the public through research and education on the most important issues of the day. AEI research is conducted through seven primary research divisions: Economics, Foreign and Defense Policy, Politics and Public Opinion, Education, Health, Energy and the Environment and Society and Culture.

Andrew Shaver

Andrew Shaver is a graduate student in Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and an independent researcher for the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations. He served previously as a policy analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as an economic development officer in Iraq for the Secretary of Defense’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations.

Andy Forney

Major Andy Forney is a strategist and capability developer at the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC). He is currently completing his Ph.D. in American History from Texas Christian University.

Anonymous Fighter Pilot

The writer is a combat tested and decorated fighter pilot with over a decade of experience and 2000+ hours in multiple types.

Army Magazine

Army Magazine is a publication by the Association of the United States Army. It is a professional journal devoted to the advancement of the military arts and sciences and representing the interests of the U.S. Army.

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.

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.

Army Times

Army Times is a weekly newspaper serving active, reserve, national guard and retired United States Army personnel and their families, providing news, information and analysis as well as community and lifestyle features, educational supplements, and resource guides.

Arnold Hammari

MAJ Arnold Hammari is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer currently serving as a political-military affairs officer at U.S. Africa Command.  He has served at the U.S. Embassies in  Chad, Uganda, and Senegal as well as at CJTF-HOA in Djibouti.  Arnold follows regional security issues in the Sahel and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers, radio, and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists.