Title Index

Journal Articles

For the true gluttons for punishment, here is a listing of all Journal Articles by title.

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The Wrong War: An Interview with Bing West, A Sequel by Octavian Manea Download the Full Interview: Interview with Bing West: A Sequel What is wrong with the war strategy employed by ISAF forces? The...
Interview with Colonel Peter Mansoor by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Interview with Colonel Peter Mansoor "Local relationships are really the key in winning a counterinsurgency." It is...
The whole concept of “nation-building” is flawed, because nations aren’t built, nations grow. We can no more build a nation than we can build an oak tree.
Interview with Dr. David Kilcullen by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Interview with Dr. David Kilcullen What would success and victory look like in a counterinsurgency (COIN) operation?...
Interview with Dr. David Ucko by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Interview with Dr. David Ucko "The conceptual and institutional advances within the US military since Iraq are the product...
Interview with Dr. John Arquilla: How can French Encounters with Irregular Warfare in the 19th Century Inform COIN in our time? by Michael Few Download the Full Article: Interview with Dr. John...
Interview with Dr. John Nagl by Octavian Manea Download the full article: Interview with Dr. John Nagl "Counterinsurgencies are after all learning competitions." What is the legacy of David Galula...
Interview with Jeffrey Dressler An Interim Assessment on the Campaign for Regaining the Momentum in Helmand Province by Octavian Manea Download the full article:  Interview with Jeffrey...
Interview with Jim Thomas: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on US Traditional Alliances from Protectorates to Partnerships by Octavian Manea Download the Full Article: Interview with Jim Thomas...
From Classic Conventional Deterrence to a “Lloyd’s of London” Posture
We are woefully under-trained.  The troops can absorb and do far more than we tend to credit them.  Our training is mostly designed to be easy on the trainers and to produce metrics
Retired Indian General and Small Wars Council extraordinaire Ray visits to talk all things India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
Interview with Roger Hardister: The Global Partnership for Afghanistan by Bob Tollast Download the Full Article: Interview with Roger Hardister: The Global Partnership for Afghanistan Since 2004,...
The focus of this interview was ISIS and the current crisis is Syria and Iraq.  While the actual interview will be made available by SMA, I am providing the answers I prepared in advance.
Interviewing Tactics in Counterinsurgency by Stacy S. Lamon, Ph.D., Nahama Broner, Ph.D., John Hollywood, Ph.D., and COL Billy McFarland, USAR Download the full article There is a recent...
Is Pakistan in a low-level equilibrium trap or simply too focused on India?  Octavian investigates for SWJ.
SWJ Book Review: David Kilcullen, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla, New York: Oxford University Press.
Into Thine Hand I Commit My Spirit by Michael Yon Download the full article: Into Thine Hand I Commit My Spirit Arghandab, Afghanistan New Year's Eve, 2009 On this small base surrounded by a mixture...
Where does legitimacy derive from in the local populace?
Introspection and Emotional Vulnerability as Leader Development and Team Building Tools by Steven Rotkoff Download The Full Article: Introspection and Emotional Vulnerability as Leader Development...
The influence of family, ethnic and religious-based networks is an important component of the Nigerian political and social landscape.
Truth to Power with Information Operations in Khost Province
This paper examines two “Tri-Border” areas in Latin America. Criminal demographics and dynamics of illicit markets and related security concerns are reviewed.
Iran is destined to remain a “victim” because its leaders have determined it is in their best interest to do so. 
Iran Goes Nuclear: An Analysis of the Bushehr Nuclear Plant and Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks by Renanah Miles Download the Full Article: Iran Goes Nuclear Iran won't swerve first and Russia will...
One danger of increased proliferation could well be the commencement of an accelerated race to go nuclear across the Middle East.
In the first of several installments, we take a look at Iranian and Hizballah activities in Latin America.
Michael V. Rienzi lays out possible Iranian responses to a U.S. attack.
Many of the declassified letters from bin Laden’s “bookshelf” are about mundane concerns with reference to family and al-Qaeda members abroad, the remainder refer to jihadi...
Iran perceives itself as the underdog in a protracted conflict where it is outmanned, outgunned, militarily surrounded, and diplomatically isolated.
The present mimics the past, more dangerously, as we take a look back at the Shah's nuclear ambitions in Iran.
Unlike other major wars the US has fought, Iraq & Afghanistan demonstrate extremely low occurrence of troops who become POW/MIA & high injury survival rates.
The War on Terror has been coined our era’s Vietnam and there has been no shortage of opinions on how similar or different Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom are.
As sanctions bite and pressure mounts on Assad, Iran steps up its involvement in Iraqi affairs. But how extensive is their influence?
What role does Iraq play in the development of the Syrian crisis?
As the US Treasury imposes sanctions on an Iraqi bank, what defines our relationship with friendly autocracies?