Interview with Commander (rtd) Steve Tatham, PhD, RN, Director of Operations at IOTA-Global Ltd, a specialist civilian Information Operations company.

Soldier efficiency should be a cornerstone of capabilities development in the Army.  The importance of Soldier efficiency will only grow as a smaller segment of society...

This paper examines the conduct of the Afghanistan War under the Barack Obama administration and offers policy recommendations for the president.

The cyber domain is a 'forest' dense with complications and operational implications. Cyber black swan events will happen; we must prepare to deal with them.

The Provisional Irish Republican Army lost the support of Catholics in Northern Ireland because the scope of its operations escalated the level of violence to a state that...

Human domain maps are just as critical to 21st century warfare as terrestrial maps. This article demonstrates the importance of these human domain maps.

War is nonlinear. The implications of this statement should shape our understanding of war’s nature, and the role of its unpredictability in our planning process.

The national military strategy showcases innovation as one of three mechanisms to retain our comparative advantage in a complex future environment.

To address the national security challenges involving land power it is imperative for increased discipline and innovation to solve complex problems while simultaneously...

Interview with Dr. Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs and academic director of the  Transnational Security concentration of the MS in Global Affairs program at...

This article examines the current and emerging security situation faced by Mexico’s petro-energy sector.

The conflict between Georgia and Russia over Abkhazia and South Ossetia provide a number of valuable and relevant lessons for international organizations and the...

The new military COIN doctrine articulated in December 2006 had been applied to the surge in Iraq with some success, and it was being applied in Afghanistan under General...

As China’s economic might has grown, so has its ability and inclination to use national power and influence to advance its geopolitical ends.

A recent National Defense University article titled “Rapid Regeneration of Irregular Warfare Capacity” identifies some pitfalls with the elimination of irregular...

The overall purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the contemporary hybrid warfare employed by Russia in Ukraine and determine which elements have been most critical for...

The US’ relationship with Europe is complex but paramount for security - as Europe serves as a geographical and cultural buffer for the US to our adversaries to the...

National security professionals would do well to consider the history of the American Civil War when pondering the strategic dilemmas of modern small wars.

Lone wolf terrorists can be difficult to identify before an attack is attempted because the individual is not tied to any specific organization or network.

The exact number of Americans who have joined ISIS is unknown, but the DNI testified that roughly...

One small war changed Israel, contributed to the stabilization of relations between Israel and the Arab states and the rise of non-state actors that continue to cause trouble...

The operationalization of the Cyberspace Domain at the tactical-level continues to exacerbate both tactical theorists and practitioners alike.

Senior leaders within the US military often view detention operations as a supply problem rather than a challenging and continually changing dynamic with strategic level...

In the 21st century, there has been an apparent shift in the operations of Mexican criminal organizations since the onset of democratization.

Cameron H. Holmes, Organized Crime in Mexico: Assessing the Threat to North American Economies. Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2014, 200 Pages.

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...

If this “luck” can be programmed as an Artificial Intelligence algorithm, then unmanned aviation will truly enter the robotic age.

The international aid community continues to underestimate the power of religion as a potential partner in the context of post-conflict statebuilding.

The purposeful destruction and ransacking of cultural properties has been with us probably for as long as there has been war.

Strategy cannot stand on its own.  Strategy exists to support a purpose, its success or failure measured against that purpose.