by Chelsea Daymon
August 29, 2014 05:19 PM | Comments (2)
With the recent eruption of violence in Iraq and the ongoing civil war in Syria the topic of foreign fighters has once again been brought to the forefront.
by Winston Harris
August 28, 2014 08:40 PM | Comments (0)
The governance vacuum created by sectarian violence has provided the Kurds with a seemingly golden opportunity to declare independence.
by Amitai Etzioni
August 28, 2014 07:50 PM | Comments (0)
There is a growing consensus that the United States should not engage in another major land war in Asia or Africa, a view encapsulated in the catchphrase “no more boots...
by Gary Anderson
August 27, 2014 04:41 PM | Comments (6)
Today, a group that even al Qaeda thinks is extreme, has established its own sanctuary in eastern Syria as well as north and western Iraq.
by Todd Arnold, Rob Harrison and Gregory Conti
August 18, 2014 09:37 AM | Comments (5)
To properly face the numerous threats in cyberspace, the Army needs to invest in the development of ‘cyber leaders’ who will possess technical acumen and...
by Michael B. Chase
August 16, 2014 05:24 PM | Comments (1)
Our Own Worst Enemy: Lessons Learned from Recent Negotiating Successes with the Afghan Ministry of Defense
by Rob Taylor
August 15, 2014 11:06 PM | Comments (4)
The seizure of territory by a non-state entity is the most significant turn of events in Iraq and Syria for many years.
by Andrew Salzmann
August 14, 2014 11:20 PM | Comments (4)
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or the Levant, is re-enacting the early history of Islam in order to establish its legitimacy with the peoples of the Middle East.
by John Hardy
August 14, 2014 08:24 AM | Comments (4)
"ISIL Will Attack Baghdad and Sectarian War Will Continue to Expand"
by Brenda Oppermann
August 13, 2014 01:11 AM | Comments (1)
The role of women as actors in all phases of conflict is a vital aspect of stability operations, yet is generally ignored.
by Michael Hauben
August 12, 2014 11:15 PM | Comments (0)
The Ties That Bind: Mass Conscription Reinforced an Attrition Borne Allegiance Shift by Tying Rural Families to Government as Military Dependents: A Vietnam Case
August 12, 2014 04:13 PM | Comments (25)
Now that Americans are dropping bombs on the forces of al Baghdadi’s Caliphate, it may be appropriate to examine his warfighting style.
by Butch Bracknell
August 12, 2014 12:01 AM | Comments (0)
Sunday marked the 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s signature of the Joint Resolution to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast...
by Jennifer Jefferis
August 1, 2014 05:44 AM | Comments (9)
When done effectively, narratives can award meaning to physical fights. When done poorly, they can eradicate even the hardest won territorial gains.
by Stephen Draper
July 31, 2014 11:07 PM | Comments (1)
Four years into the United States military’s effort to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa its leader, Joseph Kony, remains elusive.
by Jason Guffey
July 31, 2014 01:01 PM | Comments (0)
Northern Mali Conflict 2012: How Algerian Militants Transformed into an Al-Qaeda Affiliate and Penetrated an Ethnic Cleavage to Remain Relevant.
by Greg Simons
July 30, 2014 05:37 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 05:20 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.
July 29, 2014 05:46 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 02:07 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 10:38 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 12:48 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 10:30 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 05:46 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 02:19 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 07:59 AM | Comments (0)
This is the Spanish language version of John Sullivan’s earlier SWJ article “...
by Dan Maurer
July 17, 2014 06:44 AM | Comments (0)
"What is the proper relationship between militaries and non-governmental organizations."
by Joseph J. Collins
July 15, 2014 09:00 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 04:21 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 06:43 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.