A provocative essay.  What say you?

The team applied new new software, called RASCAL, to the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar, and Zabul in Afghanistan and found that Zabul was over-represented among the most...

This type of massive COIN effort is only one extreme of a long continuum of policy options.  If we want to keep COIN from becoming a 'dirty word,' we need to...

How the MRAP was pushed past the objections of the Pentagon Establishment.

Our team produced design deliverables that established a narrative and conveyed a recommendation that had a structured organizing logic associated with its creation.

Ramazan is expected to occur July 20 thru August 18, 2012.

As India’s ambitions and might grow, attachments to the UN and to UNPKOs are eroding in favor of more hard-headed assessments

Now is the time for the United Nations to harden the edges of their action and provide a new resolution.

This is the kind of book worthy of discussion in America’s War Colleges of the 21st century.

Naiveté clouded the lens through which they viewed military power.

A Maoist approach may have produced a more politically meaningful victory with less brutality in the First Congo Civil War.

How the Pentagon resisted change and needed disruption to enact life-saving programs in the face of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

How "Design" was used in shaping a the way ahead in Afghanistan.

To understand and address the tensions between “winning the present and winning the future” a joint force capable of “deep thinking” is required.

A look back at al Qaeda after 10 years of war.

Key bureaucratic and analytical challenges for the deployed threat finance analyst and the larger community of deployed all-source intelligence analysts

Will Mexico’s admittance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership create an even more empowered global criminal network?

Without a more unified and coercive strategy from the international community, Assad will likely remain in power for the immediate future. 

Stemming from his must-read book, an important discussion about Helmand, Kandahar, and America's flawed attempt to save Afghanistan.

A Foucauldian approach to military history exposes 4GW as a crock.

An interview with Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Schaefer, the author of  “The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad.”

When it comes to their old strategy of “zero problems with neighbors,” Turkey’s worst foreign policy headache might not be Syria...

Holding and building in pop-centric COIN.

An American who spent 16 months in Damascus argues against inserting ourselves in a confusing, conflictual morass.

The doctrine for wargaming during COA analysis falls short for small wars.

To implement mission command successfully, a shared understanding of the environment, problem, and strategic intent must exist with echelons above and below.

Harnessing the Disruptive Mind of the entrepreneur and investor with the System Mind of the military and government at the tactical and strategic level of...

Using visual media to disrupt insurgent formation.

Ultimately, our current strategy in Afghanistan will prove to be costly and unsustainable.  Can we take a new approach molded by the careful study of our enemy?

China's struggle with the Uyghur minority.