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 (14)
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 (23)
Bob Killebrew (2)
Bob Weimann (1)
Brandt Smith (1)
Brian Woolworth (1)
Brock Dahl (1)
Bruce Gudmundsson (2)
Butch Bracknell (3)
Butch Bracknell and Adam Tharp (1)
Carol E. B. Choksy (1)
Charles A. Flynn (1)
Charles G. Kels (2)
Chris Davis (1)
Christopher Jenks (1)
Christopher Johnston (1)
Crispin Burke (24)
Dan Cox (1)
Daniel R. DePetris (2)
Darrell Fawley (1)
Dave Dilegge (1071)
Dave Duffy (1)
Dave Kilcullen (15)
David Abel (1)
David C. Eckley (1)
David Kuhn (5)
David Kuhn (1)
David L. Wilcox (1)
David S. Maxwell (11)
David Wise (1)
Dennis P. Chapman (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 (7)
Gary K. Busch (1)
GEN Robert W. Cone (1)
Gene C. Kamena (1)
Geoffrey Demarest (4)
George Fust (1)
Gian Gentile (5)
Huba Wass de Czege (2)
Inge Fryklund (1)
J. Michael Barrett (1)
Jacob Westerberg (1)
James Moran (1)
James “Jamie” E. Hayes III (1)
Jamsheed K. Choksy (1)
Janine Davidson (4)
Jason B. Nicholson (1)
Jason Howk (1)
Jeff Collins (2)
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 A. Nagl (17)
John C. Hale (1)
John P. Sullivan (14)
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 (107)
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 (27)
Scott Kesterson (1)
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 (4311)
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

Michael Yon

Michael Yon is a former Green Beret, native of Winter Haven, Fl. who has been reporting from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004.  No other reporter has spent as much time with combat troops in these two wars.  Michael’s dispatches from the frontlines have earned him the reputation as the premier independent combat journalist of his generation.  His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC, FOX, as well as hundreds of other major media outlets all around the world.

Mike Few

Michael Few is a retired military officer who served multiple combat tours to Iraq including the Thunder Runs and The Surge, and he currently serves as the editor of Small Wars Journal.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and studied small wars at the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA

Mike Grater

Major Mike Grater, US Army, is a Sub-Saharan Africa Foreign Area Officer stationed at FT Polk Louisiana as a Brigade Team Leader South/Central Africa with proficiency in French and German. This is his first assignment as a FAO. He has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Morgan Smiley

Morgan Smiley is an active duty Army officer currently serving as an advisor to a mechanized infantry battalion of the Saudi Arabian National Guard.  His previous assignments include advisor to Iraqi security forces and to Afghan security forces.<

Nathan P. Jones

Nathan P. Jones is the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Nathan Springer

Major Nathan Springer is an active duty armor officer with multiple tours in various command and staff positions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his Troop command in N.E. Konar and Eastern Nuristan Province, OEF 07-08, he obtained an MA in Security Studies, National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He then served as the Chief of Operations at the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center. Most recently, he was a member of the Art of War Scholars program at the Command and General Staff College graduating in June 2011. Currently, he serves as the Executive Officer for 3rd Squadron, 4th US Cavalry (TF Raider), 3rd BDE, 25th DIV currently deployed to Eastern Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

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.