by Greg Simons
July 30, 2014 06:37 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...
by Scott Mann
July 30, 2014 06:20 AM | Comments (5)
To achieve relative stability in Afghanistan we need to adopt a long-term, small-footprint, Remote Area Foreign Internal Defense (FID) strategy.
by Gary Anderson
July 29, 2014 06:46 PM | Comments (2)
The armed forces of the Caliphate have finally resolved most of the issues left unresolved when the Iraqis wrote their constitution in 2005.
by Henri Boré
July 22, 2014 03:07 PM | Comments (1)
The influence of family, ethnic and religious-based networks is an important component of the Nigerian political and social landscape.
by Herman Butime
July 20, 2014 11:38 PM | Comments (0)
The assassinations of high profile Muslim clerics in Mombasa over a period of two years has elevated that coastal city’s status as a critical battleground in Kenya...
by James Howcroft
July 20, 2014 01:48 AM | Comments (8)
Military operations in an urban area are not normally thought of as a “Small Wars” concern, yet they are an important capability that will remain relevant.
by Brian Perkins
July 19, 2014 11:30 PM | Comments (0)
Over the past year, the vitality of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s insurgency has waxed and waned but the group has still managed to define Pakistan’s security...
by Lucas Winter
July 19, 2014 06:46 AM | Comments (0)
This paper details the March 2013 takeover of Raqqa by Syrian rebels and the subsequent rebel infighting.
by Alex Calvo
July 17, 2014 03:19 PM | Comments (0)
Just like on land we must be prepared to face both conventional and asymmetric foes ) as a similar challenge is arising at sea.
by John P. Sullivan
July 17, 2014 08:59 AM | Comments (0)
This is the Spanish language version of John Sullivan’s earlier SWJ article “...
by Dan Maurer
July 17, 2014 07:44 AM | Comments (0)
"What is the proper relationship between militaries and non-governmental organizations."
by Joseph J. Collins
July 15, 2014 10:00 AM | Comments (3)
American generals who thought that they could talk the President into extending the Surge were sadly mistaken.
by Jai Singh
July 11, 2014 05:21 AM | Comments (0)
The recent return to US custody of Bowe Bergdahl, following his June 30, 2009 disappearance, has generated a substantial amount of debate and controversy.
by Irina Alexandra Chindea and Byron Ramirez
July 10, 2014 07:43 AM | Comments (0)
This is the third and last essay in the series that examines the rising threat of organized criminality and its spillover effects across levels of analysis.
by Glenn Penner
July 9, 2014 07:03 AM | Comments (8)
The literature on NGOs includes very little about NGO-military relationships in troubled areas.
by John Zambri
July 8, 2014 12:19 AM | Comments (8)
Domestic law enforcement methods and strategies are pressed continuously to evolve and adapt so as to address the ever increasing interconnectedness – globalization...
by Richard O. Day
July 7, 2014 11:36 PM | Comments (0)
This article asserts that if organizational leaders focus on human-to-human interface points for easier integration, it will lay the foundational logic needed to allow for...
by Nathan A. Jennings
July 7, 2014 12:56 PM | Comments (0)
Among the varied personalities exposed by the tensions of war, the Spartan commander Brasidas emerges as a definitive figure who illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of...
July 6, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this second essay is to develop our analytical framework in more depth and provide a detailed analysis.
by Charles J. Sullivan
July 5, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (1)
As the United States and its coalition partners prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, America should come to embrace a more proactive foreign policy vis-à-vis the...
July 5, 2014 05:51 AM | Comments (0)
Organized criminal groups have expanded their networks and employed technology in novel and startling ways to counteract efforts to detect, disrupt, and capture them.
by Michael McBride
June 29, 2014 04:26 AM | Comments (0)
Iran today poses a potential threat not only to the region, but also to the international community.
by Luke Lischin
June 28, 2014 11:12 AM | Comments (0)
After a decade spent in the shadow of the Afghan Taliban, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed ownership over increasingly frequent waves of violence.
by Sylvia Longmire
June 26, 2014 11:32 PM | Comments (0)
What is setting the current influx of migrants apart is the sheer number of unaccompanied children who make up the majority of the tidal wave.
by James C. Bithorn
June 26, 2014 11:14 PM | Comments (10)
The feedback and analysis system along with metrics used by the US and ISAF to quantify measures of success in Afghanistan has been disproportionately focused on enemy...
by Chris Shove
June 26, 2014 12:17 AM | Comments (7)
The purpose of this paper is to describe social science research methods employed in Afghanistan during 2011-2012 and to report their use to clarify social issues related to...
by Pamela L. Bunker
June 26, 2014 12:05 AM | Comments (2)
Community policing is a paradigm within law enforcement suggesting that most issues are best dealt with proactively at the community level through collaborative engagement....
by Dan McCauley
June 25, 2014 03:51 AM | Comments (0)
What is important for the Joint force to understand is that social structures are not the stable, highly integrated, and harmonious systems as presented on a map.
by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Chad C. Serena
June 24, 2014 11:36 PM | Comments (0)
Despite the scope of the threat to Mexico’s security, violent drug-trafficking organizations are not well understood, and optimal strategies to combat them have not...
by Rob Pinney
June 23, 2014 11:30 PM | Comments (5)
As potentially the ‘first counterinsurgency victory of the twenty-first century’, the Sri Lankan experience turns much of this conventional wisdom on its head.