The power of online videos to analyze events and the information struggle they present.

As we look toward a combat exit, how to sustain the advisory effort?

Thomas Buonomo offers a roll-up of recent commentary on the way ahead in Afghanistan.

Turkey and the PKK - whither U.S. policy?

A balanced COIN approach?

Where do we go with Design in a post-COIN (for now) world?

SWJ Editor Peter J. Munson discusses advising, COIN, Iraq, and disruptive thinking with Owen West, author of "The Snake Eaters."

How instability on the subcontinent could rapidly spiral out of control.

West's narrative about combat advisors in Iraq is a timely read that should leave you with many questions about current and future advisory efforts.

There are many paper options for how to proceed with respect to Iran's nuclear program, but which have any real hope of success?

In the much awaited final segment of this series, we read of the Iran-Iraq War from 1983 to 1987. I implore you to read the conclusions!

Five very intricate questions as to how we should look at the challenges at hand.

Considering future scenarios in Yemen.

Must we define drug traffickers in Mexico as terrorists and do more to prevent their disastrous effects?

Water, water everywhere...  COIN and the pennance of life.

Will Flynn exercise some disruptive thinking at DIA?

  How The Dead Poets Society Advocated Disruptive Thinkers, Why DoD Shouldn't Encourage More Disruptive Thinkers, and 10 Principles for...

We must limit the ends we seek in these times.  Does that mean we can't remake the world?

Sergio Miller takes an in-depth look at COIN in Malaya

Could Smedley dig his trenches today?

Dr. Mazarr provides a corrective to Kohlmann's view of professional military education.

Mexican criminal networks are far more decentralized and thus more resiliant than the Colombian cartels of the 1980s.

A detailed look at Egyptian Field Marshal Abu Ghazalah's study of the Iran-Iraq War.

How do entrepreneurship and innovation operate and how can they fit into a military institution?

Looking at Iran through Arab eyes.

A look at the gray agents - the public servants, political actors, or security agents - that promote criminal interests. 

An attempt to answer the question:  What problem are we trying to solve?

One Israeli's view on what's to come.

The death of Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika throws the country's stability into question.

The Arab Spring has caused a renewed interest in the political history of the Middle East, and a hunger to learn the nuances of political discourse from Islamists of various...