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Strategic Insights: Five Myths Associated With Employing Private Military Companies
April 1, 2019 | Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff and Dr. Edward Mienie

In August of 2017, Blackwater founder Erik Prince offered a plan…

Strategic Insights: Better Late Than Never
October 23, 2018 | Dr. M. Chris Mason

Seventeen years ago this November, in a conference room in the Pentagon, I explained that, in whatever form it took, the new Government of Afghanistan…

Strategic Insights: ISIS in Libya: A Threat or a Dead-End?
September 26, 2018 | Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Prior to 1912, Libya was a province within the Ottoman Empire and subdivided into two regions (Tripolitania in the west and Cyrenaica in the east) reflecting…

Strategic Insights: Learning from the Military’s Weinstein Moment
July 31, 2018 | Dr. Leonard Wong

In early October 2017, The New York Times reported multiple allegations of sexual harassment against powerful Hollywood producer, Harvey…

Strategic Insights: The Assad Regime and Chemical Weapons
May 18, 2018 | Dr. Robert J. Bunker

On April 7, 2018, insurgents and civilians in a rebel enclave in Douma, east of Damascus, Syria, were subjected to a chemical weapons attack…

Strategic Insights: After the Smoke Clears in Syria: Dilemmas for U.S. Strategy Remain
May 18, 2018 | Dr. Christopher J. Bolan

In the wake of recent U.S. and Israeli military strikes, the potential for expanded U.S. military engagement in the Syrian civil…

Strategic Insights: Making Good on the NSS and NDS: Competing with Russia in Europe and Beyond
March 20, 2018 | Dr. John R. Deni

In January, the Trump administration released its first National Defense Strategy (NDS), which closely followed…

Strategic Insights: The Strategic Relevance of Latin America in the U.S. National Security Strategy
March 14, 2018 | Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz

The much-anticipated National Security Strategy of the United States of America was released in December 2017 by President Donald J. Trump…

Strategic Insights: Nuclear Posture Review: Three Reasons the Army Should Care
February 14, 2018 | Dr. Michael Fitzsimmons

Debate over the Trump administration’s new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is now in full and predictable bloom. While many of its conclusions demonstrate…

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