by G. Murphy Donovan
June 20, 2016 05:15 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?
by Phil W. Reynolds
June 20, 2016 07:06 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 04:38 PM | Comments (1)
Developing mission specific tasks and deploying company sized elements increased flexibility to the Army.
by Octavian Manea
June 9, 2016 05:03 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 02:39 PM | Comments (2)
A population-centric approach that uses identity analysis in planning cycles at strategic, operational, and tactical levels enables the DoD.
by Gustav A. Otto and AJ Besik
June 8, 2016 07:43 AM | Comments (2)
“Mad Scientist” series - Megacities are hard, issues and problems compound over things that were solvable in other environments.
by David T. Miller
May 30, 2016 05:33 PM | Comments (0)
The incoming president’s administration will receive an important source of analysis in shaping its foreign policy agenda - the quadrennial Global Trends...
by Bryan Lee
May 30, 2016 05:14 PM | Comments (0)
The media has remained largely silent about the security preparations for the games.
May 29, 2016 04:46 PM | Comments (2)
A Small Wars Journal discussion with Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster.
by Namrata Goswami
May 26, 2016 05:58 PM | Comments (3)
Despite ISIS releasing a map identifying areas where the Caliphate will be established in Asia, its ability to do so is substantially limited.
by Dylan Farley
May 26, 2016 12:59 PM | Comments (0)
This paper was developed through the TRADOC G-2 Mad Scientist E-Intern Pilot in 2016.
by Steve Ferenzi
May 23, 2016 02:35 AM | Comments (12)
Proxy selection in Syria will have a profound impact on the post-war political order: who wins, who loses, and how they govern.
by Dan Kolva
May 22, 2016 02:17 AM | Comments (3)
If countering VNSAs such as ISIL will be a long-term campaign, we will need long-term goals and objectives.
by Jeff Wong
May 21, 2016 05:17 AM | Comments (9)
The differences in how Mao, Guevara, and Al Qaeda tailored their approaches to suit the unique needs of the rebellions they led and the strategic environments in which they...
by Robert P. Callahan, Jr.
May 18, 2016 11:33 AM | Comments (7)
The phrase “best and brightest” is frequently used but ambiguously defined. SecDef’s Force of the Future aims to recruit and retain this group, but fails to...
May 17, 2016 11:42 PM | Comments (13)
It is time to unleash US irregular warfare capabilities. All the controversy over today’s “gray zone” challenges leads one to believe that the US is an...
by John Rowley
May 17, 2016 10:04 AM | Comments (1)
The mass use of inghamasi/inghamasiyinis an innovation on previously understood jihadi tactics seen in Afghanistan and Iraq.
by Sam Mullins
May 17, 2016 08:19 AM | Comments (2)
This article analyses the growing range of threats posed to military organizations by violent jihadists within the West.
by Steve Blank
May 16, 2016 10:26 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 7 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Ted Kim and Santiago Otero-Ortiz
May 16, 2016 08:30 AM | Comments (0)
An inside look at the Defense Attachés assigned to the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince and how they served on a diplomatic frontline alongside DoS diplomats and USAID...
by Joe Osborne
May 13, 2016 12:04 AM | Comments (21)
At the national security and policy level of the United States government there is a gap in the theoretical underpinnings of special operations.
May 12, 2016 09:28 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 6 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
May 11, 2016 10:41 AM | Comments (1)
Small Wars Journal interview with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.
by Joshua A. Perkins
May 10, 2016 11:10 PM | Comments (3)
Did the addition of former Warsaw Pact states, and in particular Poland, as members to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization make NATO a stronger or weaker alliance?
by Chloë Gotterson
May 10, 2016 11:10 AM | Comments (0)
Colombia will likely remain on the negative side of the security spectrum unless a comprehensive series of preventative measures are put in place to restrict the...
by Marno de Boer
May 9, 2016 10:55 AM | Comments (0)
A rebuttal to Gary Anderson’s ‘Time to Bring Counterinsurgency to Molenbeek’.
by John Arquilla
May 8, 2016 07:25 AM | Comments (18)
Three ghosts haunt the halls of the Pentagon and the central military administrations of most developed nations - three ghosts who drive policy in costly, counterproductive...
by Njdeh Asisian
May 8, 2016 05:43 AM | Comments (0)
Political dissent smacks of religious transgression. For these and other reasons, Iran should not be expected to survive in the long term in its current theocratic...
by Steven Rotkoff and Kevin Benson
May 7, 2016 05:32 PM | Comments (2)
No matter how hard we think about the future, nor how many different versions of the future we posit, the future in reality will be different than we prognosticate.
by Joseph J. Collins
May 6, 2016 07:33 AM | Comments (2)
This essay is an attempt to encapsulate lessons from the Long War beyond the timeframe operative in the NDU book Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War.