by Alma Keshavarz
December 23, 2015 05:24 AM | Comments (3)
The Qods Force is responsible for bolstering Hezbollah over thirty years ago and they have been working together across the globe ever since.
by Huba Wass de Czege
December 22, 2015 10:45 AM | Comments (2)
The Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Gang has “gone to war” with the civilized world – using spectacular slaughter to political ends. The civilized powers must respond...
by Jon Moss
December 19, 2015 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
The current context of the Middle East demands complex multifaceted strategies that merge hard, soft and smart power.
by William R. Orkins
December 17, 2015 03:19 PM | Comments (0)
As the militaries improve their ability to conduct operations, the next logical step is to ensure they can interoperate with U.S. and other allied nations.
by Ehsan Ahrari
December 16, 2015 10:18 AM | Comments (22)
The Levant increasingly appears a place where anarchy might be the only order of the day unless a number of anti-ISIS actors come up with a plan to destroy that entity.
by Benjamin Newhart
December 15, 2015 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
As a western ally with a predominantly Sunni population, Turkey’s geostrategic importance and ideological role is critical in tempering the rise of Islamic extremism....
by Michael Peck
December 15, 2015 06:30 AM | Comments (1)
Fire in the Lake, a political-military board game of the Vietnam War, is the latest...
by Octavian Manea
December 14, 2015 10:14 AM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal interview with Dr. Russell W. Glenn, associate professor with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University.
by Robert Murphy
December 13, 2015 03:56 PM | Comments (5)
America’s approach to the threat of global terror has been one dimensional and strategically ineffective.
by Butch Bracknell
December 12, 2015 06:48 PM | Comments (3)
Frankly, it might be a good idea not to drop bombs on oil trucks with drivers inside. However wise it may be, it is not legally required.
by David G. Smith and Allan O. Steinhardt
December 12, 2015 05:40 PM | Comments (0)
Because of the pace of technological change, failing to recognize today’s shifting security environment is perhaps understandable.
by Caleb S. Cage
December 10, 2015 05:27 PM | Comments (0)
The driving storyline of extremist Islam, often referred to simply as the Narrative, states that the West and its allies are continuing in a historical effort to destroy...
by Ian Bertram
December 9, 2015 10:59 AM | Comments (35)
A proper application of Clausewitz’s Center of Gravity provides the framework for an anti-ISIS strategy.
by Patricia Frost and Matthew Hutchison
December 8, 2015 07:24 PM | Comments (1)
If the Army is to remain a dominant land power, the security and defense of Army and DoD networks must be viewed as a critical warfighting task.
December 8, 2015 11:21 AM | Comments (0)
by Theresa Campobasso
December 8, 2015 07:23 AM | Comments (0)
How can the military best give soldiers an advantage on the future battlefield?
by Robert Collins
December 6, 2015 08:41 PM | Comments (2)
Striking our homeland, the cancer that is ISIS threatens not only our citizens, but threatens our way of life within our own communities as envisioned by country’s...
by Nick Barley
December 5, 2015 06:15 PM | Comments (1)
The hard irreconcilable realities and complexities encountered by NTM-A's mission, and the central role it played in ‘transitioning security to an Afghan lead...
by Tom Ordeman, Jr.
December 5, 2015 03:16 PM | Comments (3)
GO-1X represents an incomplete understanding of Islamic cultural values, provides marginal operational utility, persists in multiple conflicting versions, and suffers from...
by Thomas Doherty
December 3, 2015 11:31 AM | Comments (11)
The addition of the cyber domain begs the question: What about when the human terrain is the Key Terrain and control of it represents the decisive point?
by José de Arimatéia da Cruz and Taylor Alvarez
December 2, 2015 07:44 AM | Comments (0)
Cyber-crime is a criminal activity that is informational, global, and networked. It is the product of networked technologies that have transformed the division of criminal...
by Adam Elkus
December 1, 2015 12:17 PM | Comments (1)
In various domains of security and conflict, analysts increasingly predict that machines will take on progressively larger components of human reasoning and decision-making...
by Doyle Quiggle
November 29, 2015 12:03 PM | Comments (1)
Salik was changing the Afghan Great Game, from the soil up.
by Bing West
November 28, 2015 05:37 AM | Comments (3)
The Marines had the fastest rifles in the village of Binh Nghia. It wasn't long until the second fastest belonged to their comrades-in-arms, the Popular Forces.
by Dave Betz
November 20, 2015 12:52 PM | Comments (3)
This may be the sensational media headline in the near future as DOD continues to struggle over the strategy to fight ISIS in Syria.
by Stewart Welch
November 20, 2015 12:30 PM | Comments (1)
ISIL's real strength comes from an ability to operate as a decentralized network projecting power on the battlefield and in the information sphere.
by Maya Mynster Christensen and Cecilie Odgaard Jakobsen
November 19, 2015 06:15 AM | Comments (1)
This article traces coalition force mentors from their pre-deployment training at Sandhurst, to their deployment at ANAOA and finally to post-deployment.
by Alexander Frank
November 17, 2015 04:26 AM | Comments (23)
By looking at institutional shortcomings we can effectively explain why the military has a hard time dealing with complex conflicts and a whole range of other problems.
by G. Murphy Donovan
November 16, 2015 10:07 AM | Comments (4)
The most egregious exporters of religious hate and sharia bigotry are putative EU/American “partners;” or allies; i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Arabia, and Persia...
by Tom Timberman
November 16, 2015 04:19 AM | Comments (0)
The Peace of Westphalia and its 4 principles for interstate relations isn't failing, it's democracy more specifically that is faltering often because it never took...