Small Wars Journal

Gray Zone

Why Russia's Seizure of Ukrainian Vessels Matters to the U.S. SWJED Sun, 12/09/2018 - 7:46pm
Russia is counting on the United States and its allies to calculate that supporting Ukraine with additional lethal and non-lethal aid exposes them to unacceptably high risk of escalation with Russia. But the only side this risk serves to constrain is the West.
The San Juan Island Boundary Dispute, 1859: Conditions for Peace and Dominance in a Very Gray Zone SWJED Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:52am

While the concept and terminology of the Gray Zone is new, the geo-political situation it described is not, and the US military does have experience operating within them.

The Gray Zone in Africa SWJED Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:30am

SOCAFRICA must understand and operate in the space between war and peace in a complex, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous environment - an environment of adversarial competition.

Language & Culture Note #1: On the Gray Zone and the Space Between War and Peace SWJED Sun, 05/07/2017 - 2:32pm

Why a label and its use obfuscates the most critical variable of social and cultural reality necessary for mission success.