WHY DOES THE MEDIA COVER STORIES IN SOME COUNTRIES … BUT NOT OTHERS?

If Moldova is never in the news, I doubt policy makers are ever really ...

CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS & THE DANGERS OF BEING A HIGHLY TRUSTED INSTITUTION

Don’t love the military too much, and don’t love the other institutions too little ...

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS & NATIONAL SECURITY

The approach that the government often takes to acquisition of [intellectual property] rights is ...

REFLECTIONS ON THE HUE CITY MASSACRE (ANNIVERSARIES)

It was the largest battle in the [Vietnam] war in terms of numbers of ...

ROLES (AND PERILS) OF BEING A WATCHDOG: THE PRESS AND GOVERNMENT

The relationship is complex because journalists and politicians depend on each other A free ...

THE PARTNERSHIP OF ROBERT E. LEE AND STONEWALL JACKSON (GREAT CAPTAINS)

As the Campaigns of 1862 move forward, Lee turns to Jackson more and more ...

JOHN WARDEN AND THE ENEMY AS A SYSTEM (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

The great benefit of looking at John Warden’s system is that it [employed] effects-based ...

LEADING AND MANAGING CHANGE: MORE THAN JUST A PROCESS

[Kotter’s] first step is to establish a sense of urgency. … But then the ...

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH FORCE AFTER YOU WIN?

We don’t have a sophisticated genre about what do militaries do in the wake ...

A ‘BIG DATA’ APPROACH TO WINNING THE ASYMMETRIC FIGHT

Fundamentally in asymmetric conflicts, the struggle is over information that comes from the [local] ...

JOHN BOYD AND THE “OODA” LOOP (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

The OODA loop kinda represents how … humans and organizations learn, grow, and survive ...

DOCUMENTS CAN LIE, TOO: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 3)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

JUDGES, NOT LAWYERS: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 2)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

“HISTORY TEACHES US” NOTHING: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 1)

HISTORY IS NOT A BOX OF FACTS, IT IS A STATE OF MIND History ...

DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION: WHAT SENIOR LEADERS CAN DO TO IMPROVE FOCUS

Every major thread in the world’s wisdom has some aspect of contemplative practice in ...

LEADING AND WINNING IN GREAT POWER COMPETITION (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

We definitely want leaders that know how to win A BETTER PEACE — The ...

WHY WITHDRAW FROM THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY?

The Europeans should not be happy about [the US withdrawal] … even if it ...

LOOKING BACK AT THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY

The INF was a successful treaty, in that it was fully implemented. … [and ...

AMERICA IN VIETNAM: WHEN THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST GO WRONG

How do you explain how well-intentioned, patriotic, bright people make poor judgments that lead ...

LEARNING ABOUT LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE CLASSICS (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

Napoleon stands out in history for being an individual who understood the interplay between ...