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Blog post | January 27, 2012 06:45 PM | Comments(4)

The real debate over small wars should be about how we enter them.

Victorian Fontan traces one Iraqi's journey through insurgency and his violent end at Carl Prine's LOD.

Journal Article | June 28, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

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

Journal Article | July 2, 2012 03:28 AM | Comments(13)

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

Blog post | July 4, 2012 11:53 PM | Comments(2)

Fifty years on, the US, once very critical of French objectives in Algeria, would yearn for an analogous conclusion to her own protracted war in Afghanistan.

Journal Article | July 9, 2012 03:47 AM | Comments(5)

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

Blog post | July 9, 2012 04:49 PM | Comments(6)

Outstanding resources for study of revolutions and insurgencies.

Forthcoming from Biddle, Friedman, and Shapiro in International Security.

Journal Article | July 17, 2012 03:25 AM | Comments(6)

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 leave room for alternate,...