Articles

OWING AND OWNING: LATIN AMERICA, CHINA, AND THE PANDEMIC

Most Latin American countries are resource-dependent, some excessively, meaning that their central governments rely ...

ONE HELL OF A TRAVEL VOUCHER (DUSTY SHELVES)

If we’re all being honest, what we’ve really missed while not traveling is the ...

LOSING THE STRATEGIC “BATTLE” AGAINST THE PRC (BUT NOT THE “WAR”): PT II – TALENT MANAGEMENT

U.S. military culture revolves around the ‘cult of command.’ (In Part I of this ...

LOSING THE STRATEGIC “BATTLE” AGAINST THE PRC (BUT NOT THE “WAR”): PT I – EMERGING CONFLICT DOMAINS

Despite facing innovative, global rivals, the U.S. military remains a downward-directed, personality-driven organization – ...

THE QUDS DILEMMA: DEALING WITH IRAN’S INTERNATIONAL ARM

The Quds Force, however, has been incredibly adaptive in sustaining a substantial cash flow ...

DIMINISHING TERRITORIAL CONTROL MAY INCREASE LETHAL POWER OF ISIS

In reality, the threat eventually became defined not only by ISIS’s ability to control ...

WAR(GAMING) WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? A WHITEBOARD

Wargames may not predict the future, but a well-designed and well-executed wargame can better ...

THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE LAST: MARINE CORPS RECRUITING AND GAMING IN A COVID-19 WORLD

And although the Army was down 5,500 recruiting contracts in April, it appears to ...

MORAL LEADERSHIP IN COMPLEX STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTS

AT ALL TIMES…LEADERS MUST ENDEAVOR TO DEMONSTRATE UNIMPEACHABLE INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER. We can—and should—expect ...

MILITARY SOCIETY IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE: ANDRÉ CORVISIER (DUSTY SHELVES)

The historical profession in the mid-twentieth-century decisively shifted its focus to social and cultural ...

RUSSIA, LIBYA AND WEAPONIZING HUMAN MIGRATION

THE KREMLIN’S ABILITY TO UNLEASH MILLIONS OF MIGRANTS GIVES PUTIN STRATEGIC LEVERAGE OVER EUROPE SINCE ...

THE DODO’S PROBLEM (AND THE REASON FOR WAR ROOM) – THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The vision of our first Editor-In-Chief, Andrew Hill, WAR ROOM began three years ago ...

LEADERSHIP ROLE MODELS IN FICTION REVISITED: A WHITEBOARD

[Darth] Vader has many admirable qualities; he did not rise to the level of Sith ...

THE RISE OF THE LIBERAL WORLD ORDER

To understand the rise of the liberal world order requires understanding scholarship in both ...

THE INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART VI: PARANOIA AND PRIVACY

Every border you cross, purchase you make, call you dial, friendship you keep, site ...

START WITH BOOK THREE: FINDING UTILITY IN CLAUSEWITZ’S ON WAR

The problem, due in large part to Clausewitz’s meandering style, is that too many ...

ELLUL’S “PROPAGANDA”: OVER FIFTY YEARS’ WARNING, BUT ARE WE LISTENING? (DUSTY SHELVES)

Western nations have again become concerned about propaganda and disinformation due to the actions ...

WHAT MAKES A CIVILIAN?

But what might the process of civilianizing mean, and what are the results? What ...

NOT WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: ABANDONING THE DA PHOTO

The Army wanted to make sure you were fit, knew how to wear your ...

A NEW WASHINGTON NAVAL CONFERENCE FOR A POST-COVID WORLD?

International leaders might do well to look to an idea from a century ago, ...