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Revolt in North Africa, was it predicted? With the recent turmoil in North Africa and unrest in the Middle East, we decided to dust off some previously published articles by friends of Small Wars...

How the United States could end up paying even more for an anti-American Egypt. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) In its dealings with the United States,...

Ed. Note:  Bob Jones' article A Populace-Centric Foreign Policy, published at World Politics Review in Feb 2009, will be available in front of their paywall until Feb 13, courtesy of WPR....

Who says we're just a bunch of theorists, analysts, and policy wonks?  How about someone from our Small Wars Journal community taking on a mission & taking down the competition?...

Top Stories / Items of Interest Egyptians Muster for New Protest as Crackdown Widens - New York Times Protesters Again Fill Tahrir Square for 'Departure' Rally - Washington Post Egyptian Throngs Have...

The recent cancellation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) sparked a debate over how the Marine Corps could maintain a capability to conduct an amphibious assault against...

Days of Unrest Arab World Faces Its Uncertain Future - New York Times Violence Escalates After Gunfire Assault - Wall Street Journal Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters in Cairo...

Compensation in Kandahar Matthew Millham ISAF HQ Public Affairs Coalition forces in southern Afghanistan provided $1.4 million in compensation in the last four months to Afghan civilians whose...

Top News / Items of Interest Obama Urges Faster Shift of Power in Egypt - New York Times Obama: Transition in Egypt 'Must Begin Now' - Washington Post Pressure Mounts on Egypt's Mubarak - BBC News...

On January 27, the U.S. government's U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission received testimony from eleven experts on China's "active defense" strategy and its implications for Asian...

Top News / Items of Interest Mubarak Seeks Dialogue, Shows No Sign of Relenting - Washington Post Mubarak's Grip on Power Is Shaken - New York Times Egypt Protests Strengthen, Army Vows to Hold Fire...

Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II by Madhusree Mukerjee.  Published by Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Book Groups,...

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer. Published by Random House, New York.  416 pages, 2010. Reviewed by Commander Youssef Aboul-...

Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East by Priya Satia. Published by Oxford University Press, London.  472 pages,...

Days of Unrest Egypt Protests Enter Seventh Day - BBC News Army, Police on Cairo Streets, But No End to Egypt Protests in Sight - VOA Opposition Unites in Egypt - Wall Street Journal Egyptian...

At the U.S. Army's Fort Belvoir, Virginia - bugle blasts caused a chorus of complaints recently. Maybe all someone in authority needs to say is "beat me daddy, eight to the bar" and this non-crisis...

Top Stories / Items of Interest Chaos Engulfs Cairo; Mubarak Points to Succession - Associated Press Egyptian Soldiers Show Solidarity with Protesters - Washington Post Egyptians Defiant as Military...

Days of Unrest Egyptians Defiant as Military Does Little to Quash Protests - New York Times Troops Let Protests Proceed as Mubarak Names VP - Washington Post No End in Sight for Protests in Egypt -...

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The Conflicts in Yemen and U.S. National Security by Dr. W. Andrew Terrill, U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute. Yemen is not currently a failed state, but it is experiencing huge...

Counterinsurgency Conference and COIN Qualification Standards by Colonel Daniel Roper, U.S. Army COIN Center. Conference: "To foster dialogue between ISAF members over tactical lessons from...

Days of Unrest Anti-Government Protests Spread in Egypt - Voice of America Egypt's Regime on the Brink - Wall Street Journal Egypt Protests Continue as Government Resigns - New York Times Cairo in...

Via the Marine Corps' PAO: Please recall that on December 19, 2010, General Amos stated: "Fidelity is the essence of the United States Marine Corps. Above all else, we are loyal to the Constitution...

How Russia pioneered the use of cyberattacks as a military tactic. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) What does cyberwar look like? In 2008, Georgia found...

Days of Unrest: Egypt: Crowds Clash with Police in 'Angry Friday' Protests - Washington Post Egypt Protests Escalate in Cairo, Suez, Other Cities - BBC News Massive Protests Sweep Across Egypt - Los...

One of the most important consequences of last November's election will be a sharp increase in oversight by committees of the House of Representatives. The normally bipartisan House Armed Services...

27 January SWJ Roundup Top Stories Number of U.S. casualties from roadside bombs in Afghanistan skyrocketed from 2009 to 2010 - Washington Post The Deadly Risk of Romance on the Silk Road - Foreign...

26 January SWJ Roundup Top Stories Afghans Purge Hundreds of Top Cops as NATO Cheers - Danger Room Lahore Suicide Attack Kills at Least Seven - The AfPak Channel How Short-Term Thinking is Causing...

Afghanistan/Pakistan An Uncharacteristically Upbeat General in Afghanistan - New York Times At War Soldier's Ingenuity Makes His Dream a Reality - CJTF-101 Public Affairs Karzai Backs Down in Afghan...

I'm on the road and will have limited time to put together the SWJ News Roundups this week. Another coal miner's daughter passed - my mother's sister Betty. I'm in W. Pennsylvania's former coal and...