by Youssef Aboul-Enein and David Trandberg
March 6, 2012 08:04 AM | Comments (1)
Youssef Aboul-Enein and David Trandberg take a look back into Libyan history to examine Arab insurgency tactics.
by Guillermo Vázquez del Mercado Almada
March 5, 2012 06:13 AM | Comments (4)
In the first of a three part series, Guillermo Vázquez del Mercado Almada describes organized crime in Mexico and lays a basis for his "five Ps"...
by Christopher Bassford
March 3, 2012 11:26 AM | Comments (45)
Christopher Bassford offers a saucy counterpoint to the Cordesman suggestion that we continue to muddle through in Afghanistan.
by Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.
March 2, 2012 05:06 AM | Comments (10)
Al Paddock explores the divorce between active and reserve component psychological operations units.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
March 1, 2012 04:33 PM | Comments (2)
Youssef Aboul-Enein offers a timely review of John Calvert's book on Sayyid Qutb.
by Cameron Graham
February 29, 2012 06:17 AM | Comments (0)
Cameron Graham provides us with a peek at what is in Pandora's Box in the Middle East.
by Jessica Glicken Turnley, Zoe Henscheid, Matthew Koehler, Sarah Mulutzie and Brian Tivnan
February 28, 2012 05:41 AM | Comments (13)
The authors set forth a counterinsurgency model that focuses on socio-cultural structural relationships and dynamics of the local population, providing insights into how to...
by Sergio Miller
February 27, 2012 05:57 AM | Comments (8)
Sergio Miller offers and important and interesting look at armed nation building in Vietnam and Afghanistan; a look that does not leave one with much optimism.
by Rebecca Zimmerman
February 26, 2012 07:27 PM | Comments (14)
In the wake of the withdrawal of advisors from Afghan ministries, Rebecca Zimmerman argues that drawdown in Afghanistan is a chance to get the strategy right, but only if it...
by Peter Matulich
February 24, 2012 07:17 AM | Comments (9)
Peter Matulich argues for a more comprehensive approach to COIN in Pakistan.
by M. Shands Pickett
February 23, 2012 07:10 AM | Comments (4)
M. Shands Pickett suggests that we aim for greater stability in Afghanistan by co-opting the Afghan Taleban and breaking down the walls between GIRoA and Afghan Taleban...
by Jonathan Smith
February 22, 2012 08:03 AM | Comments (2)
Jonathan Smith considers the impact of night raids on counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan.
by Lincoln S. Farish
February 21, 2012 09:27 AM | Comments (19)
Fourth Generation Warfare advocates propose a tactical shift in how operations are conducted to defeat an insurgency. This paper explains why, from a legitimacy standpoint,...
by Jack Midgley
February 20, 2012 08:08 AM | Comments (23)
Jack Midgley considers how the Army should prepare itself to accomplish partner nation capability-building missions.
by Daniel R. DePetris
February 19, 2012 08:50 AM | Comments (3)
With the UN Security Council closed for business, the international community is clamoring for a way to increase the costs on President Bashar al-Assad. Here are some...
by Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah
February 18, 2012 08:27 AM | Comments (0)
As Yemen faces presidential elections on February 21, for which only one candidate is standing, Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah ponder what is next for the country.
by Michael V. Rienzi
February 17, 2012 06:16 AM | Comments (20)
Michael V. Rienzi lays out possible Iranian responses to a U.S. attack.
by Richard L. Dixon, Jr.
February 16, 2012 09:25 AM | Comments (3)
Richard Dixon provides a much needed look at the issue of suicide and military leadership.
by David Glaser
February 15, 2012 06:13 AM | Comments (8)
COL David Glaser lays out suggestions for selecting and properly training the right people to serve as advisors to senior foreign officials.
by Joseph J. Collins
February 14, 2012 05:47 AM | Comments (6)
Joseph Collins reviews All In and finds that it lives up to the man that it is about.
by Lionel Beehner
February 13, 2012 08:38 PM | Comments (3)
Lionel Beehner explores the paradox behind terming a conflict a civil war, with an eye to events in Syria.
by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus
February 13, 2012 06:13 AM | Comments (0)
Stemming from the Occupy and Indignados movements, as well as the London riots, John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus look at the complex disorder of riots, their types, and the...
by Dan McCauley
February 11, 2012 08:11 AM | Comments (13)
Dan McCauley urges us to consider strategic thinking and apply it in considering our complex problems.
by Alex Verschoor-Kirss
February 10, 2012 02:31 AM | Comments (8)
Alex Verschoor-Kirss provides an interesting look at a case of cultural insurgency: the Estonian Forest Brothers movement.
by Adam Ahmad
February 9, 2012 11:04 AM | Comments (3)
Adam Ahmad evaluates the prospect of Bashir al-Assad's survival in Syria.
by Gregory Grimes
February 9, 2012 10:44 AM | Comments (0)
COL Greg Grimes considers the value of civil affairs in a constrained budget environment.
by Matteo B. Scianna
February 8, 2012 11:19 PM | Comments (0)
Matteo Scianna suggests a heightened role for European forces in "smart defense" in the near abroad. Is this the wave of the future, or a concept doomed by...
by Robert Sharp
February 8, 2012 03:41 PM | Comments (1)
Robert Sharp takes a look at the war rhetoric and the youth of Iran and America and urges us to give peace a chance with Iran.
by Niels Klingenberg Vistisen
February 7, 2012 02:21 PM | Comments (1)
Niels Vistisen argues that the command structure and focus in Afghanistan results in a missing operational level.
by Octavian Manea and John A. Nagl
February 6, 2012 04:22 AM | Comments (38)
Octavian Manea offers an interview with John Nagl who opines that "the savage wars of peace are still going to have an interest in us."