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Journal Article | February 23, 2012 06:10 AM | Comments(5)

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 shadow governance.

Journal Article | February 24, 2012 06:17 AM | Comments(9)

Peter Matulich argues for a more comprehensive approach to COIN in Pakistan.

Journal Article | March 3, 2012 10:26 AM | Comments(45)

Christopher Bassford offers a saucy counterpoint to the Cordesman suggestion that we continue to muddle through in Afghanistan.

Journal Article | April 26, 2012 03:58 AM | Comments(8)

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

West Point's Combating Terrorism Center publishes 17 declassified Bin Laden documents with accompanying analysis.

Journal Article | May 9, 2012 03:41 AM | Comments(3)

An erudite lesson on words and COIN from a Pakistani officer.

A worthwhile read on Pakistan from the Washington Post's Pamela Constable.

Journal Article | August 23, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

Could a conflict between Afghanistan and Pakistan lead to tactical nuclear weapon use?

Blog post | August 28, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(1)

Drone strikes may be part of an answer, but they are not the answer.  

ESOC identifies, compiles, and analyzes micro-level conflict data and information on insurgency, civil war, and other sources of politically motivated violence worldwide.