by Christopher Knight
July 13, 2016 10:06 AM | Comments (0)
The Iran-Iraq War played a major role in the violence we see today and it is time to recognize just how much of an impact this conflict actually had.
by Thomas R. McCabe
July 12, 2016 01:01 AM | Comments (2)
The extremely confused land war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq continues to grind on, with the current situation trending somewhat against ISIS in Iraq, less so in Syria....
by Robert P. Chamberlain
July 12, 2016 12:18 AM | Comments (1)
Rather than fall into the trap of starting with revolutions and working backwards, this paper starts from general theories of the state, society, and war and work forward.
by Scott E. Bruck
July 11, 2016 09:38 PM | Comments (1)
Three types of trade relationships promote conflict - incompatible types of government, asymmetry of trade volume and possibilities for third-party influence.
by Barnett S. Koven
July 11, 2016 04:18 AM | Comments (0)
Getting COIN training for host nation forces right is especially important given that instances of intrastate dynamics such as insurgency and civil war are on the rise.
by Adam Klus
July 10, 2016 02:08 AM | Comments (1)
Colonel Evgeny Messner, Russian Imperial Army, made a significant contribution to understanding irregular warfare. His flagship concept of myatezh voina remains...
by Sajid Farid Shapoo
July 8, 2016 09:45 AM | Comments (3)
The Darbha attack was a reminder of why the Maoist insurgency has repeatedly been called India’s biggest internal security challenge. This paper is an attempt to...
by Philip Y. Kao
July 7, 2016 09:34 AM | Comments (0)
This paper explores Unified Quest 06 in order to show how and under what circumstances civilian-military and interagency constructs struggle to serve as true interfaces.
by Leslie Stanfield
July 7, 2016 08:53 AM | Comments (1)
My hypothesis, the Intelligence Community has been unable to predict cyber-attacks against the United States, is false.
by Greg Simons
July 6, 2016 06:22 AM | Comments (2)
“The central fallacy at the heart of the current narrative is that it employs a single prism to view a complex world.”
by Robert C. Hodges
July 5, 2016 01:28 AM | Comments (0)
Without international support from Western nations and friendly neighboring states, the future of Libya is sure to be at the will of al-Baghdadi and ISL.
by Kwarkye Gyedu Thompson
July 4, 2016 11:41 AM | Comments (0)
Transitional justice, within a short period, has become one of the most dominating debates in rule of law, human rights protection, democracy and nation building.
by Paul Kamolnick
July 2, 2016 02:22 AM | Comments (0)
“More evidence for extreme marginalization, implosion, and the Islamic State Organization’s certain future as a hunted underground ultra-takfiri terrorist...
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
July 1, 2016 10:21 AM | Comments (0)
Are you or your organization interested in submitting a paper that would influence how the Army generates and employs a Cyber-proficient Force for 2025 & Beyond?
by Jeff W. McGuire
June 29, 2016 07:16 AM | Comments (1)
Small Wars Journal book review of ...
by Ryan Hoover and Daniel Shaw
June 29, 2016 05:36 AM | Comments (0)
Today, in the wake of the Orlando massacre, it’s time to come to grips with the reality of active killer events. Let us not repeat the unfortunate mistake of passivity...
by James Emery
June 29, 2016 04:56 AM | Comments (0)
The Islamic State and al-Qaeda are fiercely competing for leadership of the global extremist jihadi movement.
by Khirin A. Bunker and Robert Bunker
June 28, 2016 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
An important bi-lateral U.S.-Mexico conference on “Promoting The Rule Of Law In Mexico” was held at the University of San Diego on Friday 10 June 2016.
by John Maier
June 24, 2016 06:42 PM | Comments (0)
In confronting the brutality of ISIS, its social media savvy, its maneuver warfare ability, and its foreign fighter cadre, the US government has adopted a limited approach....
by Aidan Parkes
June 24, 2016 05:01 PM | Comments (0)
This report explores the influence of regional state actors in Afghanistan’s political stability and focuses on armed extremism and the opium economy as the two primary...
by Paul Angelo
June 23, 2016 10:55 AM | Comments (0)
Colombia appears poised to secure by the close of this year a historic peace deal with the country’s largest and most formidable illegal armed group.
by Phil W. Reynolds
June 22, 2016 06:27 PM | Comments (0)
There have been only 51 interstate wars and 418 internal, ethnic conflicts since 1945. State wars tend to be impersonal but ethnic conflicts are personal with fighters...
by Geoffrey Goff
June 21, 2016 01:20 PM | Comments (2)
Cultural differences, deception, mistrust, and miscommunication all obscure the process of evaluating which individuals have information that would be helpful to US forces...
by Jessica Anderson
June 21, 2016 09:08 AM | Comments (0)
ISIS can rightfully be regarded as a terrorist organization, rather than a state, and that categorizing it as a terrorist group is beneficial to the U.S. in its efforts to...
by David J. Garren
June 20, 2016 06:43 PM | Comments (3)
The assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists warrant our sustained attention because they raise fundamental and far-reaching questions about the limits of state authority...
by G. Murphy Donovan
June 20, 2016 06:15 PM | Comments (10)
What can we reasonably expect to achieve besides another generation of White House and Pentagon sissies kicking the Muslim can down the road?
June 20, 2016 08:06 AM | Comments (0)
In the past two hundred years, states have gone from winning some eighty percent of internal conflicts to less than half that by the end of the twentieth century.
by Joshua M. Sturgill
June 19, 2016 05:38 PM | Comments (1)
Developing mission specific tasks and deploying company sized elements increased flexibility to the Army.
by Octavian Manea
June 9, 2016 06:03 PM | Comments (1)
Interview with Luis Simón, Research Professor, Institute for European Studies; Director, Brussels Office, Elcano Royal Institute; and Associate Fellow, Baltic Defense...
by James A. Sisco
June 8, 2016 03:39 PM | Comments (2)
A population-centric approach that uses identity analysis in planning cycles at strategic, operational, and tactical levels enables the DoD.