by Khirin A. Bunker and Robert Bunker
June 28, 2016 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
An important bi-lateral U.S.-Mexico conference on “Promoting The Rule Of Law In Mexico” was held at the University of San Diego on Friday 10 June 2016.
by John Maier
June 24, 2016 06:42 PM | Comments (0)
In confronting the brutality of ISIS, its social media savvy, its maneuver warfare ability, and its foreign fighter cadre, the US government has adopted a limited approach....
by Aidan Parkes
June 24, 2016 05:01 PM | Comments (0)
This report explores the influence of regional state actors in Afghanistan’s political stability and focuses on armed extremism and the opium economy as the two primary...
by Paul Angelo
June 23, 2016 10:55 AM | Comments (0)
Colombia appears poised to secure by the close of this year a historic peace deal with the country’s largest and most formidable illegal armed group.
by Phil W. Reynolds
June 22, 2016 06:27 PM | Comments (0)
There have been only 51 interstate wars and 418 internal, ethnic conflicts since 1945. State wars tend to be impersonal but ethnic conflicts are personal with fighters...
by Geoffrey Goff
June 21, 2016 01:20 PM | Comments (2)
Cultural differences, deception, mistrust, and miscommunication all obscure the process of evaluating which individuals have information that would be helpful to US forces...
by Jessica Anderson
June 21, 2016 09:08 AM | Comments (0)
ISIS can rightfully be regarded as a terrorist organization, rather than a state, and that categorizing it as a terrorist group is beneficial to the U.S. in its efforts to...
by David J. Garren
June 20, 2016 06:43 PM | Comments (3)
The assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists warrant our sustained attention because they raise fundamental and far-reaching questions about the limits of state authority...
by G. Murphy Donovan
June 20, 2016 06:15 PM | Comments (9)
What can we reasonably expect to achieve besides another generation of White House and Pentagon sissies kicking the Muslim can down the road?
June 20, 2016 08:06 AM | Comments (0)
In the past two hundred years, states have gone from winning some eighty percent of internal conflicts to less than half that by the end of the twentieth century.
by Joshua M. Sturgill
June 19, 2016 05:38 PM | Comments (1)
Developing mission specific tasks and deploying company sized elements increased flexibility to the Army.
by Octavian Manea
June 9, 2016 06:03 PM | Comments (1)
Interview with Luis Simón, Research Professor, Institute for European Studies; Director, Brussels Office, Elcano Royal Institute; and Associate Fellow, Baltic Defense...
by James A. Sisco
June 8, 2016 03:39 PM | Comments (2)
A population-centric approach that uses identity analysis in planning cycles at strategic, operational, and tactical levels enables the DoD.
by Gustav A. Otto and AJ Besik
June 8, 2016 08:43 AM | Comments (2)
“Mad Scientist” series - Megacities are hard, issues and problems compound over things that were solvable in other environments.
by David T. Miller
May 30, 2016 06:33 PM | Comments (0)
The incoming president’s administration will receive an important source of analysis in shaping its foreign policy agenda - the quadrennial Global Trends...
by Bryan Lee
May 30, 2016 06:14 PM | Comments (0)
The media has remained largely silent about the security preparations for the games.
May 29, 2016 05:46 PM | Comments (2)
A Small Wars Journal discussion with Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster.
by Namrata Goswami
May 26, 2016 06:58 PM | Comments (3)
Despite ISIS releasing a map identifying areas where the Caliphate will be established in Asia, its ability to do so is substantially limited.
by Dylan Farley
May 26, 2016 01:59 PM | Comments (0)
This paper was developed through the TRADOC G-2 Mad Scientist E-Intern Pilot in 2016.
by Steve Ferenzi
May 23, 2016 03:35 AM | Comments (12)
Proxy selection in Syria will have a profound impact on the post-war political order: who wins, who loses, and how they govern.
by Dan Kolva
May 22, 2016 03:17 AM | Comments (3)
If countering VNSAs such as ISIL will be a long-term campaign, we will need long-term goals and objectives.
by Jeff Wong
May 21, 2016 06:17 AM | Comments (9)
The differences in how Mao, Guevara, and Al Qaeda tailored their approaches to suit the unique needs of the rebellions they led and the strategic environments in which they...
by Robert P. Callahan, Jr.
May 18, 2016 12:33 PM | Comments (7)
The phrase “best and brightest” is frequently used but ambiguously defined. SecDef’s Force of the Future aims to recruit and retain this group, but fails to...
May 18, 2016 12:42 AM | Comments (13)
It is time to unleash US irregular warfare capabilities. All the controversy over today’s “gray zone” challenges leads one to believe that the US is an...
by John Rowley
May 17, 2016 11:04 AM | Comments (1)
The mass use of inghamasi/inghamasiyinis an innovation on previously understood jihadi tactics seen in Afghanistan and Iraq.
by Sam Mullins
May 17, 2016 09:19 AM | Comments (2)
This article analyses the growing range of threats posed to military organizations by violent jihadists within the West.
by Steve Blank
May 16, 2016 11:26 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 7 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Ted Kim and Santiago Otero-Ortiz
May 16, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
An inside look at the Defense Attachés assigned to the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince and how they served on a diplomatic frontline alongside DoS diplomats and USAID...
by Joe Osborne
May 13, 2016 01:04 AM | Comments (21)
At the national security and policy level of the United States government there is a gap in the theoretical underpinnings of special operations.
May 12, 2016 10:28 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 6 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.