SHOULD THE MILITARY LEADERSHIP SPEAK UP ON PARTISAN POLITICS?

The first offering in this brief series is this article by Jovanna Davidovic. She posits that the simple litmus test of not appearing partisan as a way of determining whether or not to speak out as a military member is problematic. Rather, the content of the discussion is more important: racism is wrong, genocide is wrong, torture is wrong—regardless of the political actor or party professing the idea.

CHINA’S RECIPE FOR INSURGENCY

China’s treatment of the Uighur population in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has been covered widely in the world news arena. Many around the globe have called for an end to what has been deemed human rights violations. WAR ROOM welcomes Alden Leader to examine the issue through the lens of a counterinsurgency. Leader points out that while there may be some extremist bad actors, China’s heavy handed tactics will only gain them short term success and risks fanning the flames of a full fledged insurgency.

GREAT WAR IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION OF AFRICA

It’s very hard to implement a long term development project when rebels might overrun and destroy or steal whatever you’ve implemented. To say that Central Africa has been a tumultuous region for the last three decades is an understatement. Genocide, civil and proxy wars and disease have lead to a death count that numbers in […]