Small Wars Journal


Iraq’s 2018 Elections Aftermath: A Critical Situation for Christian Minorities

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:56pm
The May 2018 election results shocked Iraq. Officially, it was the lowest voter turnout recorded since the first freely held elections after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2005. The reasons for less than half the eligible voting population participating and the impact of these elections on Christian minority communities in Iraq, is what this article discusses.

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The Long Game: Countering Iranian Malign Influence in the Mashriq SWJED Sun, 01/28/2018 - 12:21am

There is a fleeting opportunity to build upon the stability created by a defeated ISIS, stable Iraq, recovering Syria, strengthened ties with Lebanon and Jordan, and cooperative regional partners.

Lessons to Be Learned: The Employment of Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devises in the Islamic State’s Defense of Mosul

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 8:49pm

The suicide bomber -- be it man borne, vehicle borne, aircraft borne, or otherwise – has steadily evolved as a key capability within the Islamic State’s military apparatus.

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General Petraeus on the Battle After the Battle Against ISIS SWJED Sat, 11/04/2017 - 9:21pm

A Small Wars Journal interview with General David Petraeus by Octavian Manea.