by Mark Munson
March 22, 2012 05:57 AM | Comments (1)
Mark Munson considers the NYPD's intelligence program and finds it lacking.
by Octavian Manea and Erica Chenoweth
March 21, 2012 05:36 AM | Comments (3)
Regular contributor Octavian Manea offers an interview with Dr. Erica Chenoweth on civil resistance, or civilian operations short of insurgency.
by Richard Outzen
March 20, 2012 05:26 AM | Comments (31)
COL Rich Outzen makes a plea for a transformational approach to promoting language skills in the force. Is it possible to turn the failure around?
by Lawrence Cline
March 18, 2012 09:17 PM | Comments (1)
Lawrence Cline looks at the complexity of armed actors in internal conflicts and advises against getting too caught up in typologies.
by Andrew G. Attar, Jr.
March 16, 2012 11:00 AM | Comments (1)
Andrew Attar considers how operational design can improve success in Phase IV stability operations.
by Kip Whittington
March 15, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments (4)
Kip Whittington asks if Lebanese Hezbollah will attack Israel if hostilities break out with Iran.
by Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah
March 14, 2012 05:01 AM | Comments (3)
Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah explore the critical partnership between the U.S. and Yemen amidst the recent election and continuing Al Qaeda attacks.
by Jason Thomas
March 13, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments (35)
Jason Thomas explores the romance of COIN theory and where it has gotten us in Afghanistan, suggesting instead we follow the less romantic, more focused "hedgehog...
by Grant M. Martin
March 12, 2012 05:02 AM | Comments (24)
Grant Martin offers his thoughts on the rewrite of FM 3-24 and more realistic and sustainable COIN efforts.
by Butch Bracknell
March 11, 2012 11:38 AM | Comments (3)
In a timely offering, Butch Bracknell considers the implications of Quran burning and other slights in Afghanistan, real or perceived, to find that perception is what matters...
by Guillermo Vázquez del Mercado Almada
March 9, 2012 06:10 AM | Comments (3)
Guillermo Almada offers part three of his series on how to reduce violence in Mexico.
by Caleb S. Cage
March 8, 2012 06:06 AM | Comments (2)
Caleb S. Cage takes on the memoirs of the four most powerful officials of the Bush Administration.
March 7, 2012 06:03 AM | Comments (0)
Guillermo Almada offers the second in his three-part series on reducing violence in Mexico.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein and David Trandberg
March 6, 2012 08:04 AM | Comments (1)
Youssef Aboul-Enein and David Trandberg take a look back into Libyan history to examine Arab insurgency tactics.
March 5, 2012 06:13 AM | Comments (4)
In the first of a three part series, Guillermo Vázquez del Mercado Almada describes organized crime in Mexico and lays a basis for his "five Ps"...
by Christopher Bassford
March 3, 2012 11:26 AM | Comments (45)
Christopher Bassford offers a saucy counterpoint to the Cordesman suggestion that we continue to muddle through in Afghanistan.
by Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.
March 2, 2012 05:06 AM | Comments (10)
Al Paddock explores the divorce between active and reserve component psychological operations units.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
March 1, 2012 04:33 PM | Comments (2)
Youssef Aboul-Enein offers a timely review of John Calvert's book on Sayyid Qutb.
by Cameron Graham
February 29, 2012 06:17 AM | Comments (0)
Cameron Graham provides us with a peek at what is in Pandora's Box in the Middle East.
by Jessica Glicken Turnley, Zoe Henscheid, Matthew Koehler, Sarah Mulutzie and Brian Tivnan
February 28, 2012 05:41 AM | Comments (13)
The authors set forth a counterinsurgency model that focuses on socio-cultural structural relationships and dynamics of the local population, providing insights into how to...
by Sergio Miller
February 27, 2012 05:57 AM | Comments (8)
Sergio Miller offers and important and interesting look at armed nation building in Vietnam and Afghanistan; a look that does not leave one with much optimism.
by Rebecca Zimmerman
February 26, 2012 07:27 PM | Comments (14)
In the wake of the withdrawal of advisors from Afghan ministries, Rebecca Zimmerman argues that drawdown in Afghanistan is a chance to get the strategy right, but only if it...
by Peter Matulich
February 24, 2012 07:17 AM | Comments (9)
Peter Matulich argues for a more comprehensive approach to COIN in Pakistan.
by M. Shands Pickett
February 23, 2012 07:10 AM | Comments (4)
M. Shands Pickett suggests that we aim for greater stability in Afghanistan by co-opting the Afghan Taleban and breaking down the walls between GIRoA and Afghan Taleban...
by Jonathan Smith
February 22, 2012 08:03 AM | Comments (2)
Jonathan Smith considers the impact of night raids on counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan.
by Lincoln S. Farish
February 21, 2012 09:27 AM | Comments (19)
Fourth Generation Warfare advocates propose a tactical shift in how operations are conducted to defeat an insurgency. This paper explains why, from a legitimacy standpoint,...
by Jack Midgley
February 20, 2012 08:08 AM | Comments (23)
Jack Midgley considers how the Army should prepare itself to accomplish partner nation capability-building missions.
by Daniel R. DePetris
February 19, 2012 08:50 AM | Comments (3)
With the UN Security Council closed for business, the international community is clamoring for a way to increase the costs on President Bashar al-Assad. Here are some...
February 18, 2012 08:27 AM | Comments (0)
As Yemen faces presidential elections on February 21, for which only one candidate is standing, Robert Sharp and Fahad Malaikah ponder what is next for the country.
by Michael V. Rienzi
February 17, 2012 06:16 AM | Comments (20)
Michael V. Rienzi lays out possible Iranian responses to a U.S. attack.