Articles

STRATEGIC ENDS, NOT TACTICAL MEANS: BETTER WAYS TO BUILD PARTNER CAPACITY

The U.S. lacks both the physical and intellectual means to build institutional capacity. Such ...

SEA LEVEL RISE: SINK OR SWIM

The question is no longer whether [the effects of sea level rise] will manifest, ...

THE PROBLEM WITH RULES FOR U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTION

Rules are wonderful. … Yet rules have limitations, too, and we should be careful ...

LEADER OF THE FAR NORTH: PUTIN FORGING A NEW RUSSIAN COALITION IN EURASIA

Vladimir Putin is seizing the initiative to reassert Moscow’s influence in Europe and Asia ...

PROMISE AND PERIL: THE BIOTECH SECURITY DILEMMA

In managing biotechnology, it is tempting to respond to its dangers by simply banning ...

COUNTERING PROPAGANDA AND DISINFORMATION: BRING BACK THE ACTIVE MEASURES WORKING GROUP?

The dissolution of the Soviet Union did not mean the end of active measures. ...

A MIDNIGHT HEIST: THE CONVERGENCE OF WAR & CRIME

Criminal groups turn to warlike tactics to keep themselves in business and to expand ...

HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT IN THE PENTAGON

How do action officers (or anyone below the executive level) get their principal’s priorities ...

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF ARMY MENTORING

Participants in workplace mentoring relationships must be wary of bad practices, and should be ...

BLACK SWAN, RED BEARD: RECOGNIZING THE UNEXPECTED

The real challenge with black swan events is not accurate anticipation, but timely recognition. ...

REFRAMING AMERICA’S COUNTER-ISIL STRATEGY

The current U.S. strategy … offers no long-term, viable alternative to ISIL or its ...

WATER AND U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY

The failure to address water problems through diplomacy will lead to new and growing ...

THE DRONE ELEGY

The Air Force’s approach to developing unmanned aviation falls well short of the potential ...

SEX, GENDER, & THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE MILITARY’S CULTURAL CONVERSATION

There remain deep and lingering anxieties about diversity… Military and civilian leaders should confront ...

“TUNES OF GLORY” – MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC FILM ABOUT LEADERSHIP

Review: Motion picture, “Tunes of Glory” (Theatrical Release: Criterion, 1960; DVD Release: Criterion Collection, ...

INDIA’S JOINT DOCTRINE: HOPELESS MUDDLE, OR THE START OF STRATEGIC ARTICULATION?

Indian civil-military relations enjoy the paradox of being applauded for robust civilian control in ...

KILLING THE ‘CULMINATING TRAINING EVENT’ CULTURE

General Milley has repeatedly declared that ‘Readiness is #1, and there is no other ...

GOOD LUCK WITH THE STRATEGY, MR. SECRETARY… IT’S A ‘RISKY’ UNDERTAKING

DoD strategy development and risk assessment cannot afford to rest exclusively on war plans ...

IRAN IN THE LANDS OF THE INCAS

Latin America is an important and appealing strategic partner for Iran – with its ...

MAY THE FORCE RESOURCE YOU: A NEW WAY TO BUDGET

As daunting as the future threat is, it’s the current (and projected) fiscal environment, ...