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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.

 

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Author Bios

Greg Kleponis

Greg Kleponis is a PhD Candidate with the University of Bolton UK and Researcher for the US Army War College. He was formerly the Senior Advisor to the Afghan Deputy Minister of Interior and Advisor the Ministry of Interior for Security and Training in Iraq. He is a retired USAF Colonel and holds a Masters In Diplomacy from Norwich University and a Master of Laws, LLM in International Criminal Justice from the University of London.

Gus Gusentine

Gus is a retired United States Navy Captain with 28 years of service. He was selected as one of ten senior officers to serve on the Chief of Naval Operation’s Strategic Studies Group before closing out his military career developing cyber resilience capabilities on the Joint Staff.  He lectures regularly on leadership, irregular warfare and strategy and is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow with the Council of Independent Colleges. He serves on the Board of Directors for Elsie’s Hope, a non-profit corporation devoted to providing sustainable access to clean water and is a dedicated artist who enjoys painting in oil and watercolor.

Gus is currently researching freshwater scarcity worldwide and creating a new company, I2 Strategy and Development.

Hamid Lellou

Hamid Lellou is a linguist and MENA Region Cultural Analyst.

Henri Boré

Henri Boré is a retired French Marine Colonel and currently works as a Africa Desk Officer at Marine Corps University’s  Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL).

Huba Wass de Czege

Huba Wass de Czege, Brigadier General, USA Ret., an independent military theorist, is a veteran of ground combat in Vietnam, and command at all levels through brigade and assistant division command. He founded the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, KS. As a special strategic policy assistant to the NATO SACREUR and Secretary General, he helped formulate the strategy to end the Cold War.

Inge Fryklund

Over the period 2004-2012, Ms Inge Fryklund, JD, PhD, has spent more than four years in Afghanistan, including work with USAID, UNDP and the Army and Marine Corps. Her views are her own. She is recently returned from Helmand Province.

Institute for Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyze peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analyzing country level risk and understanding positive peace.

The research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organizations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the OECD, The Commonwealth Secretariat, the World Bank and the United Nations. The Institute was recently ranked in the top 15 most impactful think tanks in the world on the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

Institute for the Study of War

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. ISW is committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.

J. Michael Barrett

J. Michael Barrett is a former Director of Strategy for the White House Security Council and Naval Intelligence Officer with experience crafting counter-terrorism policy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  A prolific author and frequent commentator on TV and in the press, he is currently CEO of Diligent Innovations, Inc., in Washington, DC.

Jacob Westerberg

Jacob Westerberg is a political science major at the University of California Riverside and a co-founder of the Political Science Society. After graduation he hopes to enter U.S. governmental service. He provides Mexican cartel tactical note research support focusing on infantry small arms and is presently researching cartel use of sniper rifles and scopes and their seizure by the Mexican government.

Jade Wu

Jade Wu is a former rule of law advisor in Afghanistan.  An author and lawyer, she has worked in Iraq, Kosovo, Germany, Philippines, and Malawi.  She is the author of the upcoming book, Moments That Flashed: Lessons Learned and Not Learned in International Development.  Her Twitter is:  @jadejournal.

James Moran

Major James Moran is a United States Air Force Intelligence officer.  He is currently studying irregular warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  His thesis is a study of the utility of COIN in countering AQAP in Yemen.  After his graduation in December, he will be stationed at the Air Force Special Operations School in Hurlburt Field, Florida.

James “Jamie” E. Hayes III

Colonel James “Jamie” E. Hayes III is an Army Special Forces officer currently assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Colonel Hayes has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines.  The views presented here are his own.

Jamsheed K. Choksy

Jamsheed K. Choksy is professor of Iranian, Central Eurasian, and International studies at Indiana University. He also is a member of the National Council on the Humanities at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities.

Janine Davidson

Janine Davidson was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans in April 2009. Dr. Davidson is responsible for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on matters pertaining to the development of U.S. national security and defense planning. She oversees the development of guidance for military campaign and contingency plans and the processes for review and assessment of plans. She is also responsible for the U.S. global defense posture and international agreements related to U.S. forces stationed overseas, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s (OSD) role in global force management.