Small Wars Journal

Max G. Manwaring


Dr. Max G. Manwaring is a retired Professor of Military Strategy at the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, has held the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research at the USAWC, and is a retired US Army colonel. Over the past 30+ years, he has served in various military and civilian positions.  They include the US Southern Command, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Dickinson College, and Memphis University.  Dr. Manwaring is the author and co-author of several articles, chapters, and books dealing with intra-national and international security affairs, political-military affairs, insurgency, counter-insurgency, and gangs.  His most recent book The Complexity of Modern Irregular War, was published by the University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.  His most recent article is “El lexico de seguridad desde Wesfalia hasta hoy:  Un cuento aleccionador” (“The Security Lexicon from Westphalia to Today:  A Cautionary Tale”), was published in the Air and Space Power Journal in Español, 2017.  Manwaring’s forthcoming book, Confronting the Evolving Global Security Landscape:  Lessons from the Past and Present, Praeger, is scheduled for publication in April 2019. Dr. Manwaring is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois.

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