- The Role of Identity in the Outbreak of the Yugoslavian Wars by Joanna D. Caytas
Identity-based conflicts are purposefully incited and strategically prepared by means of targeted mass communication.
- Agents of Destruction: Hizb'allah - A Primer on the Party of Allah by Sandra Warmoth
A history and discussion of the Lebanese Shi'a Party of Allah
- Insurgency Disruption for the Warfighter by John Kenneley
Operations in Safar focused on ridding the area of enemy fighters and not mimicking the standard gain a foot hold and chasing ghosts through a minefield tactics.
- The Guatemalan Prelude by Matthew Schweitzer
The CIA’s Small War that Killed the Monroe Doctrine and Marked a New Era of American Diplomacy
- Discussion Note: Is a Post-Conflict Army Reconstruction Framework Possible, or Useful? by Colin Robinson
A British model, an American model, a Robinson model.
- Bull in a China Shop? Attack Aviation and the COIN Battlefield by Lee Robinson
What role should attack aviation play on future battlefields to best support ground forces in achieving their objectives?
- A Tradition That Never Was by M.L.R. Smith
Critiquing the Critique of British COIN
- The COiNventional Wisdom by Grant M. Martin
Will we “learn” the same lessons we learned after Vietnam again? (…and, by the way, what were those lessons?)
- The Slow Motion Coup: Militarization and the Implications of Eisenhower’s Prescience by Wm. J. Olson
Much of the discussion of a ‘military takeover’ is the phantasmagoria of the radical fringe that sees conspiracies and plots everywhere. This fever-swamp mentality makes it possible to lose sight...
- The Role of Ethics in the 21st Century Joint Force by Dan McCauley
To facilitate operational success and to provide clarity for Service members, Joint Force leaders must have clear codes of conduct developed for their organizations.
- Seeking The Edge: Getting A Handle On Game-Changing Technologies In The National Security Community by August Cole
After more than a decade of overseas operations since Sept. 11, 2001, there is a needed moment of reassessment as to how to equip, train and even fund the military.
- Extreme Violence and Terrorism in Mexico by Howard Campbell and Tobin Hansen
This dialogue between anthropologists Howard Campbell and Tobin Hansen explores the relationship between violence, politics, and terrorism in Mexico’s narco-conflict.
- Rethinking the Subcomponents of World Order by Barry Zellen
As we begin to imagine a post-Long War era, a renewed appreciation of the fundamental building blocks of world order is required.
- An Anthropological Comparative Study Of The European Oil Sanctions Against Iran by Alexander Ghaleb
The current US/EU two-track policy on Iran, which includes the imposition of an oil embargo, is not sufficient to break the current nuclear stalemate.
- Intel Sharing with Afghans Presents Challenges by Bob Couture
Observing how the Afghans develop intelligence and seek creative means to support their operations is vital to Afghans owning the security.
- A New Trinity for an Asymmetric World: The Organic, Synthetic and Ethereal by Barry Zellen
The post-Westphalian world must understand the pre-Westphalian one.
- Review Essay: History and Hybrid Warfare by Frank Hoffman
An edited volume by Williamson Murray and Peter Mansoor.
- An Argument for Non-Medic Combat Arms Soldiers Conducting Live Tissue Training as a Pre-Deployment Requirement by Louis H. Smith IV, MS
Life-saving training for deploying forces.
- Could Pakistan Use Nuclear Weapons in a Future Conflict with Afghanistan? by Niels Klingenberg Vistisen
Could a conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan lead to tactical nuclear weapon use?
- Iraq In The Middle Part V: David Forsythe on Iraq’s Relations with its Democratic Partners by Robert Tollast and David Forsythe
As the US Treasury imposes sanctions on an Iraqi bank, what defines our relationship with friendly autocracies?
- U.S. Amphibious Forces: Indispensible Elements of American Seapower by The Ellis Group
America’s maritime and amphibious capabilities are pivotal to the nation’s future ability to deter and defeat adversaries, strengthen alliances, deny enemies sanctuary and project global influence.
- War: Each of Us Students by Garrett Wood
There is a danger in the empirical mode of reasoning that it will lead us to think of a thousand locals or twenty counterinsurgents as homogenous units of human being.
- The War on Terror - Over? by Jai Singh and Ajay Singh
A look at the war and how the administrations have prosecuted it.
- Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: When CONOPs Replace OPORDs by Thomas Doherty
Developed to streamline and expedite the orders process, the CONOP has forced leaders to expend time, effort and energy to push the CONOP through the approval process from the lowest...
- Guadalajara: The Next Epicenter of Violence in Mexico? by Sylvia Longmire
Guadalajara could lose its protected status among drug lords and become the next epicenter for drug-related violence.
- Why Lebanon Will Not Fall by Sterling Jensen and Robert Sharp
Lebanon has a political system, security force, and national memory to weather the current storm.
- Book Review: Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey by Youssef Aboul-Enein
A look inside the increasingly pivotal nation.
- Revelations on the Killing of Osama bin Laden by Butch Bracknell
The killing of this (unprivileged, unlawful) combatant enjoyed ample legal authority under both international and domestic law, and is, as a matter of law and policy, uncontroversial.
- The Costs of War with Iran: An Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield by Michael Cummings and Eric Cummings
The authors lay out the “courses of action” available to Iran at sea, air, ground, in other countries and by conducting terrorism around the globe.