MODELING COMPETITION AND COLLABORATION IN STRATEGIC GAMES: SOLVING THE “PRISONER’S DILEMMA”?

Role-playing games [can create] conditions for real-world cooperation When I began my year at ...

FACING A FUTURE WITH ORGANIZED WEAPONIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Propagandists now exercise increasing sophistication in their communications In February 2019, in (Indian-administered) Southern ...

SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE NEEDS THE STILWELL COMBINATION

The Army needs officers with experience working in foreign countries where the situation is ...

IF YOU ARE NOT FIRST YOU ARE LAST: GAINING AN ADAPTIVE EDGE THROUGH PROTOTYPE WARFARE

Prototype warfare is more than the rapid prototyping of technology … It is a ...

REBRANDING THE REBALANCE: ASSESSING U.S. INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)

Three visions currently compete for American strategy in the region, but none are likely ...

THE IRON TRIANGLE: TECHNOLOGY, STRATEGY, ETHICS, AND THE FUTURE OF KILLING MACHINES

Fear of an artificial intelligence disadvantage is pushing the U.S. and other powers into ...

INF TREATY WITHDRAWAL: THE CONGRESSIONAL ROLE

There are times when Congress has to lead by bringing attention to an issue ...

AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY: MAYBE IT’S NOT ALL YOUR FAULT, ARMY!

No amount of strategy, operational art, or tactics can overcome a lack of national ...

HUMAN SHIELDS AND PERFIDY: ADDRESSING ILLEGAL CONDUCT IN OPERATIONS

Misusing protected persons in war presents real and present challenges in the Middle East ...

LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR BAD BEER: THE LIMITS OF “EMBRACING THE SUCK”

Success demands readiness to ’embrace the suck’ [but also to] possess the judgment to ...

FROM COMPETITORS TO COALITIONS: CAN ARMY SPECIAL OPS FORCES SHOW THE WAY WITH CHINA?

It is not hard to conceive various scenarios in which the U.S. and Chinese ...

A ZOMBIE ALLIANCE OR ALLIANCE AGAINST ZOMBIES? NATO AT 70 YEARS

one could argue that NATO [is] a rambling, destructive creature carrying on in the ...

INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART III: THE WAR ON REALITY

[Americans] are latching onto narratives that they want to believe, regardless of how untruthful ...

“GOOD ALLIES”: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON AFGHANISTAN

War is complex. States often have multiple objectives for sending their sons and daughters ...

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL WAR ARE NOT OPPOSITES

It seems that Western military forces are doomed to reinvent the wheel every time ...

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE: MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

There is a significant percentage of Europeans … that believe that American standards and ...

ARE MADURO’S ACTIONS EMPOWERING OTHER WOULD-BE DICTATORS IN LATIN AMERICA?

Observers figure that if the US, Mexico, or Brazil are unwilling to intervene in ...

LEARNING PAINFUL LESSONS FROM AFGHANISTAN

Conflicts, both in Afghanistan as well as at home, will continue to have both ...

DEVELOPING SENIOR OFFICERS WHO SOLDIERS WANT TO FOLLOW

Self-awareness continues to be a requirement for effective leadership at every level For over ...

REAL MEN: COUNTERING A CENTURY OF MILITARY MASCULINITY

If national security leaders truly want the nation’s best to serve the common defense, ...