by Peter G. Chirico and Katherine C. Malpeli
September 18, 2014 10:27 AM | Comments (0)
The significant influence of the informal network that surrounds artisanal mining is therefore an important security concern that can extend across borders and have far-...
by Daniel Fisher and Christopher Mercado
September 17, 2014 04:20 AM | Comments (5)
So-called “ungoverned spaces” present the United States with significant security challenges in an era characterized by “softened sovereignty."
by Raja Sutherland
September 17, 2014 04:04 AM | Comments (0)
Radical Islamist factions have risen and established a firm presence in the conflict, and it is now time to question whether a hands-off policy has really worked in favor of...
by Thomas L. English
September 16, 2014 10:29 AM | Comments (1)
The Rule of Law in the Context of US Military Operations: An Insider’s View from JTF/CJIATF 435 in Afghanistan 2010-2011
by Michael Osborne
September 15, 2014 10:34 PM | Comments (4)
The US must begin a serious dialogue with Mexico to propose long-term solutions to the grave situation in which the police and military forces as well as the people of Mexico...
by Aaron Bazin
September 15, 2014 06:06 AM | Comments (1)
One way to understand ISIS is to seek to understand it as a complex adaptive system.
by Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber
September 14, 2014 11:56 AM | Comments (1)
Some argue cyberspace will cause transformational change to warfare, while others argue cyber operations are more likely to evolve into the canon of older, traditional...
by Steve Thomas
September 14, 2014 10:06 AM | Comments (1)
If we believe that passion is a reason for joining the ISIS cause, perhaps there is a counter-narrative that can be deployed.
by Gary Anderson
September 12, 2014 10:29 PM | Comments (11)
President Obama is repeating three key strategic mistakes that President Johnson made in Vietnam.
by Octavian Manea
September 11, 2014 11:24 PM | Comments (3)
Together with Tony Koltz General Zinni co-authored the just released book “Before the First Shots are Fired. How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield...
by M. Shands Pickett and Annie Best
September 1, 2014 12:19 AM | Comments (10)
The U.S. Army is the most appropriate (and truly only) instrument of U.S. national power capable of conducting global stability operations.
by Jeff D. Dailey
August 31, 2014 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
Fifth Dimensional Operations: Space-Time-Cyber Dimensionality in Conflict and War - A Book Review
by Robert Bunker
August 30, 2014 08:16 PM | Comments (4)
The sword of democracy was a rather blunt instrument and no match—when wielded by the indigenous peoples—to that of the sharper blade held by the various Islamist...
by Chelsea Daymon
August 29, 2014 05:19 PM | Comments (2)
With the recent eruption of violence in Iraq and the ongoing civil war in Syria the topic of foreign fighters has once again been brought to the forefront.
by Winston Harris
August 28, 2014 08:40 PM | Comments (0)
The governance vacuum created by sectarian violence has provided the Kurds with a seemingly golden opportunity to declare independence.
by Amitai Etzioni
August 28, 2014 07:50 PM | Comments (0)
There is a growing consensus that the United States should not engage in another major land war in Asia or Africa, a view encapsulated in the catchphrase “no more boots...
August 27, 2014 04:41 PM | Comments (6)
Today, a group that even al Qaeda thinks is extreme, has established its own sanctuary in eastern Syria as well as north and western Iraq.
by Todd Arnold, Rob Harrison and Gregory Conti
August 18, 2014 09:37 AM | Comments (5)
To properly face the numerous threats in cyberspace, the Army needs to invest in the development of ‘cyber leaders’ who will possess technical acumen and...
by Michael B. Chase
August 16, 2014 05:24 PM | Comments (1)
Our Own Worst Enemy: Lessons Learned from Recent Negotiating Successes with the Afghan Ministry of Defense
by Rob Taylor
August 15, 2014 11:06 PM | Comments (4)
The seizure of territory by a non-state entity is the most significant turn of events in Iraq and Syria for many years.
by Andrew Salzmann
August 14, 2014 11:20 PM | Comments (4)
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or the Levant, is re-enacting the early history of Islam in order to establish its legitimacy with the peoples of the Middle East.
by John Hardy
August 14, 2014 08:24 AM | Comments (4)
"ISIL Will Attack Baghdad and Sectarian War Will Continue to Expand"
by Brenda Oppermann
August 13, 2014 01:11 AM | Comments (1)
The role of women as actors in all phases of conflict is a vital aspect of stability operations, yet is generally ignored.
by Michael Hauben
August 12, 2014 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
The Ties That Bind: Mass Conscription Reinforced an Attrition Borne Allegiance Shift by Tying Rural Families to Government as Military Dependents: A Vietnam Case
August 12, 2014 04:13 PM | Comments (25)
Now that Americans are dropping bombs on the forces of al Baghdadi’s Caliphate, it may be appropriate to examine his warfighting style.
by Butch Bracknell
August 12, 2014 12:01 AM | Comments (0)
Sunday marked the 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s signature of the Joint Resolution to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast...
by Jennifer Jefferis
August 1, 2014 05:44 AM | Comments (8)
When done effectively, narratives can award meaning to physical fights. When done poorly, they can eradicate even the hardest won territorial gains.
by Stephen Draper
July 31, 2014 11:07 PM | Comments (1)
Four years into the United States military’s effort to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa its leader, Joseph Kony, remains elusive.
by Jason Guffey
July 31, 2014 01:01 PM | Comments (0)
Northern Mali Conflict 2012: How Algerian Militants Transformed into an Al-Qaeda Affiliate and Penetrated an Ethnic Cleavage to Remain Relevant.
by Greg Simons
July 30, 2014 05:37 PM | Comments (12)
This is an opinion and a reflection on the current state of affairs and possible future trends regarding the West’s involvement in numerous irregular wars and...