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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:...

Counterinsurgency: Falling Short of the Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan by Matthew Ince Download The Full Article:...

Discussions on the Complexity of Diverse Sunni Islamic Interpretations: History and Islamic Argumentation al-Qaida Chooses to Neglect...

Philippine Counterinsurgency Strategy: Then and Now by Mike Fowler Download The Full Article:...

Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Evidence of Effective Approaches to Counterinsurgency, 1978-2008 by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth...

The New Physics: Key to Strengthening COIN by A. Lawrence Chickering Download The Full Article:...

US Cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Challenges and Opportunities by Jeffrey Reeves Download The Full...

COIN Manpower Ratios: Debunking the 10 to 1 Ratio and Surges by Joshua Thiel Download The Full Article:...

Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (I): Non-State Systems, Decentralization and Refounding African Statehood by Mark...

El significado espiritual de ¿Plata O Plomo?   por Pamela L. Bunker y Robert J. Bunker Transfiera el...

Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico:   Web and Social Media Resources by Dr. Robert J. Bunker...

Root Causes of Islamist Extremism: Nine Years Later by John D. Johnson Download The Full Article:...

The Need to Create an Unconventional Warfare Advanced Studies and Training Center by John Cochran Download The Full Article:...

SOF Detachment Civil Military Operations in Iraq by Shaun A. Reynolds Download The Full Article:...

The Merida Initiative: A Flawed Counterdrug Policy?   by Philip K. Abbott Download The Full Article:...

Cyberwar Case Study: Georgia 2008   by David Hollis Download The Full Article:...