by Larry Kay
February 2, 2017 11:27 AM | Comments (1)
The Russians have developed a new theory of warfare, and in the future, we can only expect them to perform it more effectively and on an even larger scale.
by Edward Owens
February 2, 2017 06:25 AM | Comments (0)
Russia is neither friend nor foe, but a perennial rival that respects power, not friendship.
by Philip Zager
February 1, 2017 07:30 AM | Comments (18)
This essay examines the Executive Order on protection from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S. from a broader counterinsurgency perspective.
by James Torrence
February 1, 2017 04:13 AM | Comments (0)
Equipment that relies on GPS coordinates is highly susceptible to being spoofed, jammed, or the subject of malicious interference.
by Gary Anderson
January 31, 2017 02:49 PM | Comments (4)
Being celebrated for your race, sex or color has become something expected in the US government - as long as you are not a straight white male.
by Sajid Farid Shapoo
January 30, 2017 06:40 PM | Comments (10)
This essay is an attempt to assess threats to Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons (TNWs) and its nuclear security vulnerability.
by Dan Maurer
January 28, 2017 12:09 AM | Comments (0)
Strategy is one function we perform continuously and tacitly, in part because military justice demonstrates Clausewitz’s timeless caveat about simple things...
by James Burton
January 27, 2017 12:28 PM | Comments (2)
The best example of a group worthy of our attention, care and support is the northern Syria all-female self-defense unit, the Women's Protection Units (or Women's...
by Molly Molloy
January 26, 2017 04:38 AM | Comments (1)
If we add the estimate of approximately 25,000 people missing and/or disappeared as reported by the Mexican government the number of people killed or disappeared since 2007...
by Russell W. Glenn
January 25, 2017 05:37 PM | Comments (0)
In 2008 over half of the world's population lived in urban areas - at that point more of earth’s residents lived in built-up areas than there were people in the...
by Matt Bauer
January 24, 2017 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
Editors and foreign policy pundits Joseph Humire and Ilan Berman contend that Iran is leveraging the anti-U.S. sentiment of several leftist countries in the region.
January 23, 2017 06:18 PM | Comments (1)
As President Trump inherits the war in Afghanistan, the best piece of advice anyone can give him is that this is about as good as it is going to get.
by John Bolton
January 23, 2017 03:54 AM | Comments (0)
The grinding work of national security policy in a complex world is made more difficult by fractured politics at home.
by Conrad Orr
January 22, 2017 01:32 PM | Comments (0)
A valuable and deeply researched source that provides a rarely-so-comprehensive comparative analysis of civil-military relations across four distinct nations; Canada, Russia...
by William Reno
January 21, 2017 07:07 PM | Comments (23)
President Trump's words and those of most of his team indicate a hodgepodge understanding of America’s role in maintaining an international order the world requires...
by David Smethurst
January 20, 2017 06:12 PM | Comments (1)
In 1800, the US was threatened by the Barbary States of Morocco, Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis. Here are some interesting and little known facts about the First Barbary War.
by Daniel Urchick
January 20, 2017 10:21 AM | Comments (0)
The SCS is developing at an extraordinarily rate and the events that transpire in the region in the next two to three years will be some of the most significant geopolitical...
by Richard Best
January 19, 2017 12:07 AM | Comments (0)
The DNI and the ODNI have legitimate work to be done and a major effort to rewire the Intelligence Community is not now called for.
by Masoud Kazemzadeh
January 18, 2017 05:32 AM | Comments (1)
The death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Rafsanjani on January 8 will dramatically change Iranian politics. He was one of the handful of the architects of the fundamentalist...
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
January 17, 2017 03:05 AM | Comments (3)
The sixth anniversary of The Arab Spring has come and gone, but not many people noticed. One of the main reasons was its utter failure to create either a stable, democratic,...
by Chris Budihas, Kyle Trottier and Steve Deuble
January 17, 2017 02:26 AM | Comments (22)
The Army will remain the only organization in our nation’s national security arsenal that enables the competent projection of national power to directly influence human...
by Dennis P. Chapman
January 15, 2017 03:06 PM | Comments (0)
The cause of Iraq’s troubles - the single event without which the hideous mutilation of today would never have occurred - was a 1958 coup d’état....
by Joss Meakins
January 13, 2017 06:40 AM | Comments (4)
Western scholars have seemed reluctant to engage with Chechnya as a COIN success. Such hesitancy may be partly due to the extreme unpalatability of Russian tactics.
by Octavian Manea
January 12, 2017 12:36 PM | Comments (1)
SWJ discussion with Daniel R. Green and William F. Mullen III, the authors of "Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda".
by Sam Wilkins
January 11, 2017 02:18 PM | Comments (0)
Doran offers a persuasive and riveting revisionist history of President Eisenhower’s foreign policy approach to the Middle East.
by Andrew Kenealy
January 11, 2017 11:51 AM | Comments (2)
Soft power is an expansive concept, and every one of Mr. Trump’s immature tweets stands to lessen U.S. credibility as the example of a moral force.
by Sadcom via Happycom
January 4, 2017 10:58 AM | Comments (8)
Part Four of Four of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
January 2, 2017 10:10 AM | Comments (4)
The Mabus priorities have been making the naval services more caring, inclusive, and environmentally protective.
by SWJ Editors
January 1, 2017 07:10 PM | Comments (1)
Have received some great entries so far - soliciting more for the SWJ-MWG writing contest. Continue on for all the details.
December 31, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (3)
Part III of IV of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”