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The Future of MISO: A Critique by Alfred H. Paddock, Jr. Download the Full Article:...

Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Changing Face of Uzbek Militancy by Jeffrey Dressler and David Witter Download the Full Article...

The Day Embassy Kabul Forever Changed: Remembering the 1979 Assassination of Adolph "Spike" Dubs and The Dismantling of the American...

The Mexican Cartel Debate:   As Viewed Through Five Divergent Fields of Security Studies by...

Setting the Record Straight on Malayan Counterinsurgency Strategy: Interview with Karl Hack by Octavian Manea...

MRAP Future Discussion Paper by Ryan T. Kranc Download The Full Article:...

The War of Ideas, Revisited by Gabriel C. Lajeunesse Download The Full Article:...

The Rule of Law at Dawn: A Judge Advocate's Perspective on Rule of Law Operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2010 by...

U.S. Military Observers and Comprehensive Engagement by Christopher Holshek Download The Full Article:...

The Closers (Part 2): Civilians in the Clear Phase of a Counterinsurgency by Colonel Gary Anderson ...

Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan A Provincial Perspective by Jonathan Moss ...

Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV): Lessons for State Building by Mark Massey Jr. Download The...

El Imperativo Estratégico de Estados Unidos Debe Cambiar de Irak/Afganistán a México/Las Américas y la Estabilización de Europa...

The Real Plan B in AfPak: Keeping China Out, Bringing India In, Calming Turkey Down by Tony Corn Download The...

Turmoil in North Africa: Lessons for European Defense by Tristan Abbey and Scott Palter Download The Full Article:...

Realism, Idealism, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Islamic World Why Democratic Realpolitik is Essential by Dr...

Maintaining American Military Power In an Age of Uncertainty by Michael Horowitz Download the full article:...

Interview with Jeffrey Dressler An Interim Assessment on the Campaign for Regaining the Momentum in Helmand Province by...

Motivational Interviewing: Improving Combat Advising to Strengthen Partnering with Afghan National Security Forces by James...

Karzai's Governing Strategy: A Threat to ISAF COIN Implementation by James Sisco Download The Full Article:...

Unnecessary Evil: The Necessary Exclusion of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar by Adam E. MacAllister Download The Full...

Small Wars Journal's January 2011 issue (Vol. 7 No. 1) is now available....

The Closers (Part 1): How Insurgencies End by Colonel Gary Anderson Download The Full Article: ...

Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (III) Below and Beyond the State: Incorporating Non-State Systems to Build Stronger States ...

Why We Should Support Democratic Revolution in the Islamic World by Dr. Robert J. Bunker Download The Full Article: ...

Glory Restored? The Implications of the 2008-2009 Gaza War in Times...

Counterinsurgency as a Whole of Government Approach: Notes on the British Army Field Manual Weltanschauung An Interview with Colonel...

Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations   by Robert Culp Download The Full Article:...

Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (II): The Unbearable Lightness of Governing: Over-Centralized and Decentralized Governance ...

The Hizballah-North Korean Nexus by Carl Anthony Wege Download The Full Article:...