by Jonathan Jeckell
April 11, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (20)
How do entrepreneurship and innovation operate and how can they fit into a military institution?
by Youssef Aboul-Enein, Andrew Bertrand and Dorothy Corley
April 10, 2012 05:54 AM | Comments (1)
Looking at Iran through Arab eyes.
by Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán and Luis Jorge Garay-Salamanca
April 9, 2012 08:02 PM | Comments (0)
A look at the gray agents - the public servants, political actors, or security agents - that promote criminal interests.
by Peter J. Munson
April 9, 2012 05:00 AM | Comments (61)
An attempt to answer the question: What problem are we trying to solve?
by Adam Harmon
April 7, 2012 07:36 AM | Comments (25)
One Israeli's view on what's to come.
by Matthew P. Dearing
April 6, 2012 01:15 PM | Comments (0)
The death of Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika throws the country's stability into question.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
April 6, 2012 06:47 AM | Comments (3)
The Arab Spring has caused a renewed interest in the political history of the Middle East, and a hunger to learn the nuances of political discourse from Islamists of various...
by Benjamin Kohlmann
April 5, 2012 04:36 AM | Comments (102)
Disruptive thinkers: the way to reinvigorate a senseless bureaucracy or a threat to the establishment?
by Frank Hoffman
April 4, 2012 05:12 AM | Comments (1)
Frank Hoffman reviews David E. Johnson's Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza.
by David Oclander
April 3, 2012 04:49 AM | Comments (9)
Former battalion commander LTC David Oclander provides a valuable experience in taking responsibility in another culture.
by Matt Ince
April 2, 2012 04:57 AM | Comments (0)
Thirty years ago, on 2 April 1982, Argentine forces occupied the Falkland Islands. Matt Ince looks at the issues that still brew there.
by Daniel R. DePetris
March 31, 2012 07:29 AM | Comments (3)
By taking the fight to his opponents in the western frontier, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hopes to preempt significant resistance from encroaching in the capital.
by Stephen McGlinchey and Jamsheed K. Choksy
March 30, 2012 06:56 AM | Comments (1)
The present mimics the past, more dangerously, as we take a look back at the Shah's nuclear ambitions in Iran.
by Dan McCauley
March 29, 2012 04:59 AM | Comments (5)
Dan McCauley argues that the unimaginative 2012 Strategic Defense Guidance calls for some creative thinking.
by Dale C. Eikmeier
March 28, 2012 04:54 AM | Comments (1)
It isn't either - or. How the center of gravity fits into the design process.
by Seth A. Shreckengast
March 27, 2012 04:39 AM | Comments (5)
Seth A. Shreckengast examines the successes of village stability operations and the Afghan Local Police program.
by Octavian Manea and Srdja Popovic
March 26, 2012 04:50 AM | Comments (0)
Regular contributor Octavian Manea interviews Srdja Popovic, Serbian non-violent activist, on strategies of non-violent resistance.
March 25, 2012 08:03 AM | Comments (4)
A Sunday look at the boat types of the Persian Gulf.
by J.R. Bullington
March 23, 2012 09:00 AM | Comments (21)
Ambassador J.R. Bullington, once a foreign service officer serving in the CORDS program in Vietnam, argues that we won the counterinsurgency war in Vietnam. Harry...
by Mark Munson
March 22, 2012 05:57 AM | Comments (1)
Mark Munson considers the NYPD's intelligence program and finds it lacking.
by Octavian Manea and Erica Chenoweth
March 21, 2012 05:36 AM | Comments (3)
Regular contributor Octavian Manea offers an interview with Dr. Erica Chenoweth on civil resistance, or civilian operations short of insurgency.
by Richard Outzen
March 20, 2012 05:26 AM | Comments (31)
COL Rich Outzen makes a plea for a transformational approach to promoting language skills in the force. Is it possible to turn the failure around?
by Lawrence Cline
March 18, 2012 09:17 PM | Comments (1)
Lawrence Cline looks at the complexity of armed actors in internal conflicts and advises against getting too caught up in typologies.
by Andrew G. Attar, Jr.
March 16, 2012 11:00 AM | Comments (1)
Andrew Attar considers how operational design can improve success in Phase IV stability operations.
by Kip Whittington
March 15, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (4)
Kip Whittington asks if Lebanese Hezbollah will attack Israel if hostilities break out with Iran.
by Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah
March 14, 2012 05:01 AM | Comments (3)
Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah explore the critical partnership between the U.S. and Yemen amidst the recent election and continuing Al Qaeda attacks.
by Jason Thomas
March 13, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments (35)
Jason Thomas explores the romance of COIN theory and where it has gotten us in Afghanistan, suggesting instead we follow the less romantic, more focused "hedgehog...
by Grant M. Martin
March 12, 2012 05:02 AM | Comments (24)
Grant Martin offers his thoughts on the rewrite of FM 3-24 and more realistic and sustainable COIN efforts.
by Butch Bracknell
March 11, 2012 11:38 AM | Comments (3)
In a timely offering, Butch Bracknell considers the implications of Quran burning and other slights in Afghanistan, real or perceived, to find that perception is what matters...
by Guillermo Vázquez del Mercado Almada
March 9, 2012 06:10 AM | Comments (3)
Guillermo Almada offers part three of his series on how to reduce violence in Mexico.