by Mark Lavin II
February 10, 2017 06:01 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.
by Robert Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker
February 9, 2017 12:57 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 Daniel Sigler
February 8, 2017 07:21 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 01:25 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 02:24 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 02:01 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 01:21 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 02:15 PM | Comments (1)
What is the role of allies and alliances in the modern era? There are four choices for Western governments.
by Vincent A. Dueñas
February 3, 2017 01:32 AM | Comments (77)
The most effective strategy that Ukraine can select against Russian-backed separatists is a population-centric approach; with targeted utilization of their growing special...
by Christopher Cedros
February 3, 2017 01:23 AM | Comments (1)
Though both regions have a history that influenced organized crime creation, both has very different histories on organized crime’s enduring legacy.
by Larry Kay
February 2, 2017 12:27 PM | 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 07:25 AM | Comments (0)
Russia is neither friend nor foe, but a perennial rival that respects power, not friendship.
by Philip Zager
February 1, 2017 08:30 AM | Comments (18)
This essay examines the Executive Order on protection from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S. from a broader counterinsurgency perspective.
February 1, 2017 05:13 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 03:49 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 07:40 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 01:09 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 01:28 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 05:38 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 06:37 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 01:19 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 07:18 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 04:54 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 02:32 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 08:07 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 07:12 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 11:21 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 01:07 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 06:32 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 04:05 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,...