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

Joe Byerly (12)
A.A. Cohen (1)
Adam Elkus (5)
Adam Geibel (2)
Adam Jungdahl (1)
Alejandro M. Sueldo (3)
Ali Hayat (1)
Andrew Shaver (2)
Anonymous Fighter Pilot (1)
Arnold Hammari (1)
Audrey Kurth Cronin (1)
Avinash Paliwal (1)
Barry M. Stentiford (1)
Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (2)
Bill Caldwell (10)
Bill Nagle (4)
Bing West (22)
Bob Killebrew (2)
Bob Weimann (1)
Brandt Smith (1)
Brian Woolworth (1)
Brock Dahl (1)
Bruce Gudmundsson (2)
Butch Bracknell (3)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
Crispin Burke (24)
Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1070)
Dave Duffy (1)
Dave Kilcullen (15)
David Abel (1)
David C. Eckley (1)
David Kuhn (1)
David Kuhn (5)
David L. Wilcox (1)
David S. Maxwell (11)
David Wise (1)
Diane Maye (1)
Doctrine Man (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Don Gomez (1)
Donald "Ray" Greene (1)
Douglas Macgregor (1)
Dr. Jack (5)
Ed Judd (1)
EJ Hogendoorn (1)
Eric Walters (3)
Erich Simmers (1)
Fahad Malaikah (1)
Frank Hoffman (15)
Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney (1)
Gabriel Lajeunesse (1)
Garrett Wood (3)
Gary Anderson (6)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
George Fust (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
Jacob Westerberg (1)
James Moran (1)
Jamsheed K. Choksy (1)
Janine Davidson (4)
Jason B. Nicholson (1)
Jason Howk (1)
Jeffrey Payne and Chris Chapman (1)
Jeremiah Foxwell (1)
Jerry Meyerle (1)
Jill S. Russell (3)
Jim Guirard (10)
Joan Johnson-Freese (1)
John A. Bertetto (1)
John C. Hale (1)
John Nagl (17)
John P. Sullivan (11)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Johnny Lairsey (1)
Jonathan Morgenstein (1)
Joseph Trevithick (1)
Josh Manchester (3)
Joshua S. Jones (1)
JR Hand (1)
Karen J. Dill (1)
Keith Nightingale (4)
Ken White (1)
Ken White (2)
Kevin Benson (1)
Kevin Brown (1)
Khirin A. Bunker (1)
LtGen Robert B. Neller (1)
LtGen Robert B. Neller (2)
Malcolm Nance (7)
Marc Tyrrell (7)
Mark Phillips (1)
Mark Ulrich (1)
Martin Dempsey (9)
Matthew Hipple (2)
Matthew Irvine (1)
Matthew Partridge (1)
Matthew Schweitzer (1)
MG Jeff W. Mathis III (1)
Michael Christman (1)
Michael L. Burgoyne (1)
Michael Martinez (1)
Michael Murray (2)
Michael Yon (4)
Mike Few (63)
Mike Grater (1)
Morgan Smiley (4)
Nathan P. Jones (3)
Nathan Springer (1)
Nayef Al-Rodhan (1)
Nic Jenzen-Jones (2)
Niel Smith (9)
Octavian Manea (3)
Pascale Combelles Siegel (1)
Patrick McKinney (1)
Paul Olsen (2)
Paul Rexton Kan (1)
Paul Smyth (1)
Paul Yingling (5)
Pete Mansoor (1)
Peter J. Munson (97)
Peter Van Buren (1)
Philip Ulrich (1)
Philipp Reichert (1)
R. Chandler Swallow (1)
Ranjit Singh (1)
Rob Thornton (2)
Robert Almonte (1)
Robert Bateman (13)
Robert Bunker (100)
Robert C. Jones (2)
Robert Farley (1)
Robert Haddick (342)
Robert Sharp (2)
Robert Sharp (1)
Robert Tollast (1)
Roxanne E. Bras (1)
Roy F. Houchin II (1)
Ryan Kennedy (1)
Ryan T. Kranc (1)
Scott Forster (16)
Sid Heal (1)
Somdeep Sen and Salem B.S. Dandan (1)
Stan Coerr (1)
Stan Wiechnik (2)
Stephen Hindes (1)
Stephen Tucker (1)
Sterling Jensen (1)
Sven Ortmann (1)
SWJ Editors (4135)
Teun van Dongen (2)
The DEF2013 Board (1)
TJ Waters (1)
Tristan Hoffmann (1)
TX Hammes (1)
William Anderson (1)
William McCallister (8)
Youssef Aboul-Enein (23)

Author Bios

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Nayef Al-Rodhan is a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist. He is a Senior Member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalization and Transnational Security at the Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Author of: Neo-statecraft and Meta-geopolitics. Reconciliation of Power, Interests and Justice in the 21st Century (Berlin: LIT, 2009).

Twitter: @SustainHistory

Nic Jenzen-Jones

Nic Jenzen-Jones is a corporate liaison specialist for the private security and defence industries, and consults on a freelance basis. He is also a co-editor at Security Scholar

Niel Smith

Major Niel Smith is an active duty Army officer with experience in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He is the author of numerous articles on modern counterinsurgency.  He holds a M.A. in Security Studies from Kansas State University.

Octavian Manea

Octavian Manea was a Fulbright Junior Scholar at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University) where he received an MA in International Relations and a Certificate of Advanced  Studies in Security Studies.

Pascale Combelles Siegel

Pascale Combelles Siegel runs a consultancy firm, Insight Through Analysis, specializing in strategic influence in support of peace, stabilization, and counter-terrorism operations.  Most recently, she analyzed local perceptions of social, political, and military issues in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Before that, Siegel analyzed Iraqi insurgent propaganda for the US Army.  As part of this effort, she participated in the design of a "Divide and Prosper" communication campaign concept for the US Government.

Patrick McKinney

Patrick McKinney served as a United States Army field artillery and military intelligence officer and he has previously written about al Shabaab in the US Army Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin.  He now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Paul Olsen

Paul B. Olsen is a Colonel in the U.S. Army.  He holds master’s degrees in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from George Mason University, Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and Business Management from Webster University and is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  His research focus is on the development of a multi-disciplinary and unifying theory of war.  His paper, The Nature of War Theory received the Army War College 2011 Commandant’s Award for Distinguished Research.

Paul Rexton Kan

Paul Rexton Kan is currently an Associate Professor of National Security Studies and the Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies at the US Army War College. He is also the author of the book Drugs and Contemporary Warfare (Potomac Books, 2009). He recently completed field research along the US-Mexico border for his forthcoming book, Cartels at War: Mexico's Drug Fueled Violence and the Threat to US National Security (Potomac Books).

Paul Smyth

Paul Smyth has 30 years' association with the defense arena, as a military officer and later as a Head of Program at the Royal United Services Institute. He is currently the owner of R3I Consulting.

Paul Yingling

Paul L. Yingling is a colonel in the U.S. Army and a professor of security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.  The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, the Department of Defense, or  the U.S. Government.

Pete Mansoor

Peter Mansoor is the Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History at Ohio State University. His research interests include modern U.S. military history, World War II, the Iraq War, and counterinsurgency warfare.  Mansoor’s most recent book is Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq (Yale University Press, 2008), winner of the Ohioana Library Association Book Award.  Mansoor gave the keynote address on this book at the Perspectives in Military History conference this year in Carlisle, Penn.  He is also author of The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-45 (University Press of Kansas, 1999), which won awards from the Society for Military History and the Army Historical Foundation.

Peter J. Munson

Peter J. Munson is a Marine officer, author, and Middle East specialist.  He is the author of War, Welfare, and Democracy: Rethinking America's Quest for the End of History (Potomac, 2013) and Iraq in Transition: The Legacy of Dictatorship and the Prospects for Democracy (Potomac, 2009) and .  A frequent contributor to multiple journals and blogs, including his own, he was also the Editor of the Small Wars Journal from January 2012 to June 2013.  You can follow his Twitter feed @peterjmunson and find his LinkedIn profile here.  He is leaving the Marine Corps in summer 2013.

Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren spent a year in Iraq as a State Department Foreign Service Officer serving as Team Leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). His new book,We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People is available on Amazon.com and other bookstores and online retailers.

Philip Ulrich

Philip Ulrich is a graduate student at the University of Southern Denmark, studying American Studies. He is currently writing his masters’ thesis on the influence of the Vietnam Syndrome on the American Army following its “rediscovery” of counterinsurgency. He has a BA in History from the University of Copenhagen.

Philipp Reichert

Philipp Reichert  is a researcher at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He has contributed on projects for both non-governmental and governmental actors, the latter including the European Commission and the Dutch Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs. His areas of interest include counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and military history.