by Mark Phillips
October 25, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (7)
Risk management and wicked messes like Afghanistan.
by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus
October 24, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Two great minds on drugs... and strategy.
by Chris Miller
October 23, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (12)
Change doesn’t come easy to military culture; it is often resisted.
by Robert Sharp and Sterling Jensen
October 22, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (1)
Regional proxy wars between Iran and the Arab Gulf are using Lebanon as their figurative prostitute.
by Margaret M. Read
October 22, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (6)
Throughout its existence beginning in the early 1990s, ASG has waffled back and forth between criminality and terrorism.
by James Thomas Snyder
October 19, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Protests in the Middle East are about a power struggle in the Muslim world triggered by the democratic uprisings of the Arab Spring.
by Scott Kinner
October 18, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (6)
People and culture are important – but they are not the only important things. Their importance is relative to the mission and the operational environment.
by Thomas Elkjer Nissen
October 17, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (4)
Fit the operation to the narrative, not the narrative to the operation.
by Robert B. Scaife
October 16, 2012 02:29 PM | Comments (7)
The US Army is finding itself in the difficult position of attempting to redefine itself in a climate of reduced resources. It shouldn't pin its future to peer-to-peer...
by Dan McCauley
October 15, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
Simply put, interagency reformists have failed to understand the environment within which they are proposing change.
by Miguel Nunes Silva
October 12, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Time now for a return to the basics if the organization is to endure well into the current century.
by Alain Bauer
October 11, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (5)
A warning and call to action from the French criminologist.
by Andrew Lembke
October 10, 2012 05:55 AM | Comments (10)
Understanding the great paradox of the U.S. military: the better our conventional capabilities, the more likely we are to face increasingly irregular and asymmetric...
by James Khalil
October 9, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (5)
Policy implications from Stathis Kalyvas’ concepts of attitudinal and behavioural support.
by David J. Katz
October 8, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (16)
Beware the experts, expats, urbanites, and a host of other easy routes.
by Scott Swanson
October 5, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
The “Red” element can enhance analytical products, challenge critical planning outcomes, scrutinize the viability of source reporting, and assess potential...
by Robert Tollast and Joost Hiltermann
October 4, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
The subject of Israel’s relations with Iraq does not make for headline news. If Israel attacks Iran, that could quickly change...
October 3, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (1)
As some try to connect the dots of recent events, is there an Iranian role in what appears to be Stage 2 of the Arab Spring?
by Grant M. Martin
October 3, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (24)
One of the reasons, if not THE reason, that we struggled to accomplish our objectives in Afghanistan is that we applied an industrial-era approach to the way we conceptualize...
by Peter Garretson
October 2, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (5)
In assessing our “lessons learned” it is vital that the service look forward and not just retrospectively so it does not learn the wrong lessons.
by Jason Thomas
October 1, 2012 03:35 AM | Comments (16)
Multi-national corporations--particularly from the extractive sector with long project life cycles, access to capital, and attractive return on investment--could act as a new...
by Daniel R. DePetris
October 1, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Syrian regime’s use of shelling and aircraft are now being complimented with wholesale executions in rebel-controlled neighborhoods.
by Nelson E. Hernández
September 28, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
Water scarcity is an increasingly dangerous problem in the USCENTCOM AOR.
by Erik Goepner
September 27, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (23)
The prevalence of PTSD and mental disorders in weak and failed states is exacerbated by insurgencies, defying efforts break the cycle.
by William L. Greenberg
September 26, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (7)
Pershing's leadership attributes and willingness to understand and work through the Moro culture achieved success in a complex operational environment.
by Landon Shroder
September 25, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (5)
Without international intervention, Syria will continue to slip into deeper sectarianism, which is the worst case scenario for Iraq.
by Mike Simmering and Leo Wyszynski
September 24, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (6)
“Afghan Led” is a critical aspect of our counterinsurgency operations that we must grasp to enable ultimate mission success.
by Jesse Sloman
September 21, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (8)
The uniformed analytic community largely lacks institutional expertise and struggles to provide commanders with meaningful intelligence products.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
September 20, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
A scathing and scholarly critique of the impact of De-Ba’athification on the America’s efforts to stabilize Iraq.
by Steve Griffin
September 19, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments (23)
Further thought is required if this concept is going to succeed in the future.