by Scott Swanson
October 5, 2012 04:30 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 04:30 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...
by Robert Sharp and Sterling Jensen
October 3, 2012 05:30 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 04:30 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 04:30 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 04:35 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 04:30 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 04:30 AM | Comments (1)
Water scarcity is an increasingly dangerous problem in the USCENTCOM AOR.
by Erik Goepner
September 27, 2012 04:30 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 04:30 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 04:30 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 04:30 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 05:30 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 04:30 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 04:30 AM | Comments (23)
Further thought is required if this concept is going to succeed in the future.
by Tom Pike
September 18, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (14)
Historians often turn wars and battles into linear sequences outlining casual chains for which the mind has a natural bias.
by Richard Ledet, Jeff Stewart and Pete Turner
September 17, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (3)
Transition can’t simply be, “We are leaving...good luck.”
by Mehar Omar Khan
September 14, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (3)
The barbarians have come and the rules of war and peace stand transformed.
by Jon Brickey, Jacob Cox, John Nelson and Gregory Conti
September 13, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (7)
Cyber warfare isn’t hype; it’s real.
by Andrew Chadwick
September 12, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (3)
“We’ve won the war,” General Dan Halutz boasted.
September 11, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (4)
What began as an Israeli air campaign rapidly evolved into an extensive ground war of bloody house-to-house battles that the Israelis were ill prepared to wage.
by Jason B. Nicholson
September 10, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (1)
Iranian inroads in Africa present a potential new front in the Iranian-US cold war.
by Robert Tollast and Richard Weitz
September 7, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (2)
An autocratic Iraq will probably be happier doing more business with China and Russia. But the idea of a Sino-Russian strategy in the Middle East is far from simple.
by John R. Deni
September 7, 2012 04:00 AM | Comments (1)
Using security cooperation to prevent, shape ... and win.
by EM Burlingame
September 6, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (56)
Implementing a provocative idea.
by G. Scott Alamanach Mikalauskis
September 5, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (3)
The conventional approach taken by most aid programs has been a counterproductive disaster.
by Robert Sharp and Marwan Noman
September 4, 2012 07:47 PM | Comments (0)
Looking to Plan Colombia to create a Plan Yemen.
by Ben Zweibelson
September 4, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (65)
Or how to shatter organizational stagnation and identify critical tensions preventing creative thinking and improvisation.
by Michael Cummings and Eric Cummings
August 31, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (25)
The authors lay out the “courses of action” available to Iran at sea, air, ground, in other countries and by conducting terrorism around the globe.
by Butch Bracknell
August 30, 2012 04:45 AM | Comments (11)
The killing of this (unprivileged, unlawful) combatant enjoyed ample legal authority under both international and domestic law, and is, as a matter of law and policy,...