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Featured Article: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict



Featured Article: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict
Featured article: Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict by Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz Conflict is inherently messy, and today those analyzing conflicts are confronted with an incredible number of problems that resist resolution. Chaos, ambiguity, and contradiction are routine. The vast majority… Read More

Featured Article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge



Featured Article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge
Featured article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge: Applying FEMA’s Interagency Coordination Doctrine to International Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations by Benjamin Cabana There are two things for certain when it comes to the study of the interagency process for successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. First, a successful operation requires the… Read More

Featured Article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific



Featured Article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific
Featured article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific by Patrick J. Wesner and Brett D. Fuller The United States must use its diplomatic, economic, and military tools simultaneously when assisting aspiring partners. — National Security Strategy, December 2017 The recently released U.S. National Security Strategy (2017 NSS) highlights the… Read More

Featured Article: Digital Age Superiority



Featured Article: Digital Age Superiority
Featured article: Digital Age Superiority …or the Digital Dark Age Collapse by William B. Scott Cyber may be one of the most consequential national security challenges in a generation, and it will not grow easier with time. Our adversaries now believe that the reward for attacking the United States in… Read More

Featured Article: Sovereignty-in-Being



Featured Article: Sovereignty-in-Being
Featured article: “Sovereignty-in-Being”: A Dangerous New Model for Territorial Expansion in the 21st Century by Russell Handy, Michael J. Forsyth and Joseph Kunkel The basis by which nation-states “declare” sovereignty is being challenged in ways our current generation has not experienced. Non-state entities have historically ignored the concept of borders… Read More

Featured Article: The Business of War



Featured Article: The Business of War
Featured article: The Business of War: Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict by Kenneth A. Segelhorst In war-torn countries around the world, thousands of rough men stand ready to do violence on behalf of those unable or unwilling. They are equipped with the most advanced military technology available:… Read More

Featured Article: The Pursuit of Justice



Featured Article: The Pursuit of Justice
Featured article: The Pursuit of Justice: Assistance Needed to Tackle the International Criminal Court’s Prevention Component by Jason Elbert Don’t be a bystander, don’t let it happen again.” Henry Greenbaum, a Polish survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, gave these parting words of prevention to a small group of students… Read More

Featured Article: An Ambassador’s Perspective



Featured Article: An Ambassador’s Perspective
Featured article: Interagency Cooperation: An Ambassador’s Perspective by Thomas J. Miller In 2011, it is difficult to think of any event or issue that is any longer confined to the domain, authority, and purview of a single agency in the U.S. government. This is a far cry from the State… Read More

Featured Article: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats



Featured Article: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats
Featured article: Pacific Command: Attacking the Nexus of Emerging Threats by Jan Schwarzenberg With conflicts winding down in Southwest Asia and the accompanying retraction of U.S. forces overseas, the U.S. may once again direct its attention globally. While troops engaged in open combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, commitments elsewhere in… Read More