by Gary Anderson
February 25, 2017 02:37 PM | Comments (5)
There are some good reasons to increase the U.S. military force level in Syria; but if we do, it should be a short and decisive intervention with a clear goal.
by Paul Tompkins and Robert R. Leonhard
February 24, 2017 01:18 AM | Comments (7)
Elevate the study of resistance movements from a scholarly field of interest to a science. Resistance science is a science for everyone, because it addresses issues that...
by Patricia DeGennaro
February 23, 2017 12:12 AM | Comments (5)
Understanding and engaging in the human domain is essential if you are trying to change, inform or shape human behavior.
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
February 23, 2017 12:07 AM | Comments (2)
The dual crises for now are: learning how to handle crises as a greenhorn, while deciding whether to give up or retain America’s global primacy.
by Gabriel White
February 22, 2017 03:59 AM | Comments (2)
Why do durable primordial-like identities persist?
by Robert Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker
February 22, 2017 03:27 AM | Comments (0)
The increased ‘thinning’ of the middle class will mean that those born into the lower class will increasingly have fewer and fewer opportunities to leave it.
by Yasmin Faruki
February 21, 2017 11:49 AM | Comments (0)
Federal countering violent extremism programming is more likely to harm than help build trust. Though well-intentioned, the Obama administration’s CVE strategy was...
by David S. Maxwell
February 20, 2017 05:06 PM | Comments (10)
SWJ book review of “Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite 1956-1990” by James Stejskal.
by H. R. McMaster
February 20, 2017 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
13 October 2014: I thought that I might build on the previous essay on how to develop an understanding of war and warfare through the study of military history in width,...
by Octavian Manea
February 20, 2017 03:00 PM | Comments (0)
29 May 2015: A Small Wars Journal discussion with Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster.
February 20, 2017 02:56 PM | Comments (0)
29 March 2014: Reflections on the Continuities in War and Warfare: SWJ Discussion with Major General H.R. McMaster
by Alexandra Phelan
February 19, 2017 05:36 PM | Comments (0)
By mapping the historical development of FARC’s political agenda, this paper addresses how the 2016 Peace Agreement supports facets of the FARC’s political...
by Ben Zweibelson
February 19, 2017 01:39 AM | Comments (1)
This is a draft chapter from a military design book project that the author is working on pursuant to his doctoral degree completion.
by John Richard Berg
February 17, 2017 08:34 PM | Comments (2)
This paper provides a survey of lessons learned on military roles in stabilization and reconstruction based on experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and seeks to highlight...
by Abigail Watson
February 17, 2017 03:05 PM | Comments (1)
There were a number of serious problems with the Navy SEAL raid on the 29th of January in Yemen, but at least we know it happened.
February 17, 2017 11:00 AM | Comments (0)
How are our allies going to determine what policies to accept or reject, and for how long, as members of the American alliance system?
by Noah B. Cooper
February 15, 2017 06:40 PM | Comments (0)
A partial solution is not expensive, created from exotic materials, or overly glamorous, but rather, an approach that requires only the slightest redirection of priorities....
by Pamela Ligouri Bunker and Robert Bunker
February 14, 2017 08:27 PM | Comments (0)
Plutocratic insurgency represents an emerging form of insurgency not seen since the late 19th century Gilded Age. It is being conducted by high net worth globalized elites....
by Moira Fagan
February 13, 2017 07:12 PM | Comments (5)
The Coast Guard offers an established example of what mixed-gender combat units are just beginning to look like.
by D. Stiegman
February 12, 2017 06:37 PM | Comments (5)
Line-on-line warfare of the past hasn’t evolved into something completely new; it’s the greater quantity of small action conflict we should burden our minds with...
by Pierre Robes
February 11, 2017 02:23 AM | Comments (0)
The Executive Order does nothing to address threats that emanate from countries which view their entire diaspora as composed of free-range intelligence collectors.
by Michael Tierney
February 11, 2017 02:02 AM | Comments (0)
Islamic State recruiters and leaders residing in Syria and Iraq are now directing attacks in the West, India, and East Asia via “homegrown” extremists.
by Mark Lavin II
February 10, 2017 05:01 AM | Comments (0)
The Government of Colombia was successful because it adapted to the unique circumstances and challenges posed by each strategic and operational variable.
February 9, 2017 11:57 AM | Comments (0)
by Daniel Sigler
February 8, 2017 06:21 PM | Comments (1)
Islamic terrorism in Europe has again gained media and public attention, amplified by western coalition efforts to defeat the so-called Islamic State.
by Thomas E. Ayres
February 8, 2017 12:25 AM | Comments (1)
This paper offers a perspective on the use of Law of Armed Conflict standards vice Criminal Law standards in the context of Columbia's conflict with the FARC and current...
by Kiernan Kane
February 6, 2017 01:24 PM | Comments (0)
Unconventional methodologies coupled with an understanding of near peer competitors might be our only saving grace to meet the inevitable threats of tomorrow.
by James Torrence
February 5, 2017 01:01 PM | Comments (3)
The dangers of spear phishing and why it is the most important topic on which an organizational cybersecurity education program should focus.
by Ben Summers
February 5, 2017 12:21 AM | Comments (2)
As a military, we surely need to be honest with ourselves and to policymakers about the best shape and size of the force for the 21st century.
by Kyle R. Brady
February 4, 2017 01:15 PM | Comments (1)
What is the role of allies and alliances in the modern era? There are four choices for Western governments.