by Octavian Manea
August 19, 2015 07:22 AM | Comments (3)
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...
by Gary J. Hale
August 18, 2015 02:14 AM | Comments (0)
This article examines the current and emerging security situation faced by Mexico’s petro-energy sector.
by James Howcroft
August 17, 2015 07:50 AM | Comments (3)
The conflict between Georgia and Russia over Abkhazia and South Ossetia provide a number of valuable and relevant lessons for international organizations and the...
by Jeff Goodson
August 16, 2015 05:53 PM | Comments (31)
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...
by Scott A. Carpenter
August 16, 2015 11:54 AM | Comments (0)
As China’s economic might has grown, so has its ability and inclination to use national power and influence to advance its geopolitical ends.
by Morgan Smiley
August 15, 2015 10:47 AM | Comments (2)
A recent National Defense University article titled “Rapid Regeneration of Irregular Warfare Capacity” identifies some pitfalls with the elimination of irregular...
by Bret Perry
August 14, 2015 02:11 PM | Comments (30)
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...
by David R. Dixon and Julio Gonzalez
August 14, 2015 09:44 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by Christian B. Keller and Paul C. Jussel
August 13, 2015 03:09 PM | Comments (1)
National security professionals would do well to consider the history of the American Civil War when pondering the strategic dilemmas of modern small wars.
by Rachel V. Neben
August 13, 2015 08:07 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Thomas McNamara
August 12, 2015 09:35 AM | Comments (5)
The exact number of Americans who have joined ISIS is unknown, but the DNI testified that roughly...
by Oliver Kendall
August 12, 2015 07:50 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by Erick Waage
August 11, 2015 10:46 AM | Comments (0)
The operationalization of the Cyberspace Domain at the tactical-level continues to exacerbate both tactical theorists and practitioners alike.
by John Hussey
August 10, 2015 03:57 PM | Comments (1)
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...
by Khirin A. Bunker
August 10, 2015 10:37 AM | Comments (0)
In the 21st century, there has been an apparent shift in the operations of Mexican criminal organizations since the onset of democratization.
by Roger J. Chin
August 9, 2015 03:01 PM | Comments (0)
Cameron H. Holmes, Organized Crime in Mexico: Assessing the Threat to North American Economies. Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2014, 200 Pages.
by Robert C. Jones
August 9, 2015 07:59 AM | Comments (3)
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...
by In H. Ha
August 8, 2015 09:45 AM | Comments (4)
If this “luck” can be programmed as an Artificial Intelligence algorithm, then unmanned aviation will truly enter the robotic age.
by Denis Dragovic
August 7, 2015 03:53 PM | Comments (2)
The international aid community continues to underestimate the power of religion as a potential partner in the context of post-conflict statebuilding.
by Marc A. Abramiuk and Wilem S. Wong
August 7, 2015 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
The purposeful destruction and ransacking of cultural properties has been with us probably for as long as there has been war.
by Roy M. Diehl
August 6, 2015 11:33 AM | Comments (7)
Strategy cannot stand on its own. Strategy exists to support a purpose, its success or failure measured against that purpose.
by Douglas V. Mastriano
August 6, 2015 05:33 AM | Comments (1)
The 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia and its ongoing intervention in Ukraine demonstrates an increasing reliance on the military and security services as instruments of its...
by Ryan Pereira
August 5, 2015 08:48 AM | Comments (1)
Responding to a perceived increase in radicalization among American Muslims, the White House recently convened a summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
by David S. Maxwell
August 5, 2015 12:50 AM | Comments (1)
It is time to recognize the central problem and to understand that nuclear weapons and human suffering are the result of one thing: the existence of the Kim Family...
by Mark Lomedico and Elizabeth M. Bartels
August 4, 2015 02:47 PM | Comments (5)
On-going research on “mega-cities” highlights aspects of large, unplanned cities that make them an operational challenge.
by Scott Porter
August 4, 2015 09:46 AM | Comments (0)
An Army culture that valued robust formations with overwhelming resources must now transform into a culture that embraces the reorganization of the current operational force...
by Robert Bunker
August 3, 2015 12:41 PM | Comments (0)
Tony M. Kail, Narco-Cults:...
by Trevor Strandh
August 2, 2015 08:17 AM | Comments (2)
We should recognize that the enemies we fought in Afghanistan and Iraq possessed many advantages, including a level of freedom and knowledge that we sometimes ignore.
by Greg Kleponis and Tom Creal
August 1, 2015 06:51 AM | Comments (2)
Today’s terrorist organizations more resemble organized criminal organizations rather than the strictly political or military organizations they once were.
by Chelsea Daymon
July 31, 2015 09:00 AM | Comments (3)
How can we be at war with an ideology, what is it that attracts its members, and can an ideology really be combated?