R.I.P. Mr. Charles Wilson, Father of the Taliban
by Major Jeremy Kotkin
Download the full article: R.I.P. Mr. Charles Wilson, Father of the Taliban
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend." This proverb...
Radical Islamic Terrorism: An Evolving and Enduring Threat
Ramazan is expected to occur July 20 thru August 18, 2012.
Random Thoughts on Irregular Warfare and Security Assistance
by Colonel David Maxwell, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
Random Thoughts on Irregular Warfare and Security Assistance (Full PDF Article)
Never has it been more important to go beyond simple sound-bites and truly delve into the history and evolution of the Middle East.
The Obama administration reversed the policies of its predecessor, and established a counterterrorism strategy that appears to exactly mirror the European model. In a world of economic and...
Realism, Idealism, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Islamic World
Why Democratic Realpolitik is Essential
by Dr. Robert J. Bunker
Download the full article: Realism, Idealism, and U.S. Foreign Policy...
An interview with Janine Davidson.
Command of the Air
Rebooting the Discussion of Air Power and Small Wars
review essay by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong
Small Wars Journal
Rebooting the Discussion of Air Power and Small Wars...
Rebuilding the Force:
Unconventional Advisory Forces in Counterinsurgency
by Patrick James Christian
Download the Full Article: Rebuilding The Force
The United States Military strategy is in the...
Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 16: Recent Santa Muerte Spiritual Conflict Trends
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (I):
Non-State Systems, Decentralization and Refounding African Statehood
by Mark Massey Jr.
Download The Full Article: Reconceptualizing State Building in...
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (II):
The Unbearable Lightness of Governing: Over-Centralized and Decentralized Governance
by Mark Massey, Jr.
Download The Full Article: Reconceptualizing...
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (III)
Below and Beyond the State: Incorporating Non-State Systems to Build Stronger States
by Mark Massey
Download the Full Article: Reconceptualizing State...
Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV):
Lessons for State Building
by Mark Massey Jr.
Download The Full Article: Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV)
This series has argued for a...
Andrew Attar considers how operational design can improve success in Phase IV stability operations.
Andrew Attar adds to his March article on the operational approach to stability operations.
Reconstruction in South Baghdad
by Captain Steve McGregor, Small Wars Journal
Reconstruction in South Baghdad (Full PDF Article)
Humanitarian aid is increasingly becoming more important to US...
Recruiting, Development, and Retention
of Cyber Warriors Despite an Inhospitable Culture
by Lieutenant Colonel Gregory
Conti and Lieutenant Colonel Jen Easterly
Download the full article:...
Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations in the Afghan Counterinsurgency
by Russell Hampsey
Download the full article: Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations
Redress of Professional Military Education:
The Clarion Call
by Colonel Charles D. Allen
Joint Force Quarterly has kindly granted Small Wars Journal permission to publish this forthcoming JFQ article...
Reexamination of a Quintessential Joint Force Operation Case Study: Urgent Fury
by Thomas Bundt
Download the Full Article: Reexamination of a Quintessential Joint Force Operation Case Study: Urgent...
Not an Intifada: Reexamining “War” Amongst Israelis and Palestinians
Author argues that the MDMP is burdened by linear procedures that do not reflect natural cognitive processes and proposes an alternative model based on six concurrently developed components derived...
An interview with Daniel R. Green, who served at the PRT in Uruzgan in 2005-2006 and in Kabul from 2009-2010.
Reflections on Algeria's Islamist Experiences, Past and Present
by CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN
Download the full article: Reflections on Algeria's Islamist Experiences, Past and Present
Reflections on Clausewitz and Jomini: A Discussion on Theory, MDMP, and Design in the Post OIF Army
by Christopher Otero
Download the Full Article:Reflections on Clausewitz and Jomini: A Discussion...
Reflections on the "Counterinsurgency Decade": Small Wars Journal Interview with General David H. Petraeus.
Reflections on the French School of Counter-Rebellion:
An Interview with Etienne de Durand
by Octavian Manea
Download The Full Article: Reflections on the French School of Counter-Rebellion
Reforming Property Laws in Post-Conflict Societies - Case Study: Afghanistan
Further thought is required if this concept is going to succeed in the future.
The failure to understand and appreciate the religious dimension of political action is not without consequence.
Reorganizing for Irregular Warfare
by Major David J. Painter, Major Mark C. Weaver and Major Scott C. White.
Reorganizing for Irregular Warfare is a master's thesis to be published next month by the...
Kyrgyzstan as a tipping point for charters?
Acronyms and Translations of Security and Government Agencies in Mexico’s Drug War.
Responding to Crimea by Bolstering NATO’s Military Presence in Central and Eastern Europe: SWJ Discussion with A. Wess Mitchell.