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Recommended Reading—Summer 2016

[by J. Scott Shipman]   The Storm of Creativity, by Kyna Leski 2017 War With Russia, by General Sir Richard Shirreff The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough Serendipities, Language and Lunacy, by Umberto Eco Paradise, Dante Alighieri, translated by Mark Musa...

New Article at War on the Rocks

I have a new op-ed up this morning on the Crimean crisis over at War on the Rocks: Let’s Slow Roll Any Move Toward Crimean War II: One of the more curious implicit assumptions about the crisis in Ukraine is that the subsequent occupation of the Crimea by Russia...

Syria is Not Rwanda

Anne-Marie Slaughter had a short but bombastic WaPo op-ed on Syria and chemical weapons use that requires comment: Obama should remember Rwanda as he weighs action in Syria  ….The Clinton administration did not want to acknowledge that genocide was taking place in...

Octavian Manea interviews MIT’s Roger D. Peterson

Another installment of Octavian Manea’s excellent COIN interview series at SWJ. This one focuses on social science and varieties of insurgency: Breaking Down “Hearts and Minds”: The Power of Individual Causal Mechanisms in an Insurgency  ….OM: In your research you...