Hump day insurgency primer: because insurgencies are always fought on the inside. Features current and historical studies of insurgencies and counterinsurgencies.
Resistance is the unifying theme of the day as it takes all forms in stories from around the world. We could consult the bible of Resistance from ARIS Studies but we will stick to the headlines. Did you know there was a breakaway province in Moldova? I didn’t but does it
Daily Dump: The Intersection of Terrorism,Good Governance and Great Power Competition, Not One Inch, Genocide, Citizen Resistance and More – January 24-26, 2022
It is not every day that the headlines are filled with articles that cover the intersection of Good Governance, Terrorism and Great Power Competition (actually it probably is) but for Today’s Daily Dump, that is where we will focus. To demonstrate the convergence of the
Girl Power: An Irregular Warfare Podcast about Kick Ass Kurdish Women
Over the weekend I had a good bit of windshield time which allowed me to get caught up on some podcasts and here is one that I could not more highly recommend. It tells the story of the Kurdish Women’s Protection Units and how they were a key element in the fight
A New Initiative at The Modern War Institute
It is no secret that the military has tried to move on from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think we are working on the third president that has vowed to end the conflicts there but for various reasons we just can quit them. My very unscientific polling
Iraq – Caught in the Middle
Once again it appears the Iraq is caught in the middle. This time, they are stuck between Turkey and Iran in a battle for influence in Sinjar province. Al Monitor reports that in their attempt to further push out the PKK, Turkey is increasingly focused on Iraq’s Sinjar
Update: What is Going on in Ethiopia?
It has been quite sometime since we have posted here and there is A LOT going on in the world. So, to re-start things, I thought we should provide an update to a story we brought you in November which you can find here. When we last reported, Ethiopia was poised to send
What is Going on in Ethiopia?
If you have been watching the headlines on our sidebar of the What Others are Writing Section the last couple weeks you have noticed a bunch of them discussing Ethiopia and the Tigray region there. So, what is going on? This post will take several articles from the sidebar,
Featured Article: Mozambique police: Islamists behead 50 people in troubled province – DW
Today’s featured article from the sidebar of the What Others are Writing Section on the Homepage comes from DW (Deutsche Welle) one of my favorite sources for a wide variety of news that is not stained with the political discourse of U.S. news. I visit it daily and you
Re-post: The Rhodesian Counterinsurgency, Failure to Adapt and a New Marine Corps Doctrine
I have a specific project going for the wife and work commitments so we are going to have to have a re-post while I get caught up. I have been able to keep the sidebar up to date in the What Others are Writing section so you can always go there for new content! In […]
Featured Article: France’s War in the Sahel and the Evolution of Counter-Insurgency Doctrine – Texas National Security Review
Today’s featured article from the sidebar of the What Others are Writing Section on the Homepage comes from a new source, Texas National Security Review, more on them in a minute. Once again, there were several candidates for today’s feature with a special shout out to