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HOW INSURGENCIES END  By Ben Connable and Martin C. Libicki

This monograph describes and explains insurgency endings in order to inform policy and to guide strategic and operational analysis. Our methodological approach had two components. One was a review of insurgency and counterinsurgency (COIN) literature. The second was a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 89 insurgency ...Read more >

270 Pages
2.42 MB
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY ORIGINS OF COUNTERINSURGENCY DOCTRINE  By Thomas Rid

In counterinsurgency, the population is the center of gravity. This insight has become a key doctrinal tenet of modern armed conflict. But where does it come from? The razzia, a tactic ...Read more >

33 Pages
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PREPARING FOR AN IRREGULAR FUTURE - COUNTERINSURGENCY   By Oscar Ware

The domains influencing international politics has significantly changed since the end of World War II. In this new landscape military leaders and politicians alike continue to debate future threats, nature of conflicts and the national ...Read more >

5 Pages
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A NEW CONTAINMENT-POLICY THE CURBING OF WAR AND VIOLENT CONFLICT IN WORLD SOCIETY  By S. Rajaratnam

We are witnessing a worldwide expansion of war and violence, which should be countered by a new containment, just as George Kennan emphasized as early as ...Read more >

36 Pages
729.86 KB
ISLAMIC INSURGENCY IN THE PHILIPPINES : BANGSAMORO  By OE Watch

For over 25 years, the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has conducted open source research on foreign perspectives of defense and security issues, emphasizing those topics that are understudied or ...Read more >

54 Pages
3.87 MB
LEVERAGING DEVELOPMENT AID TO ADDRESS ROOT CAUSES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY  By Ben Connable

This working paper focuses on the application of aid money and resources by both military and civilian officials in the hold and build stages of western COIN doctrine, providing a review and analysis of selected expert criticism, case study examples of successes and failures, and recommendations to improve both theory and ...Read more >

45 Pages
684.71 KB
CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS  By David W. Pendall

The United States has fought an innovative, ruthless and persistent enemy in Afghanistan for more than 11 years. In response to an evolving adversary, the U.S. military developed counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine to create a framework for commanders to view their operational environment (OE) and provide new methods of applying all the capabilities at ...Read more >

20 Pages
564.39 KB
INTERNATIONAL CYBER INCIDENTS  By Eneken Tikk

Conducting legal analyses of current cyber incidents is one dimension of the CCD COE project on legal aspects of cyber defence. The aim of studying real-life cyber incidents is to define the scale and nature of such incidents, identify the actual threats and ...Read more >

131 Pages
1.52 MB
HAQQANI NETWORK FINANCING : THE EVOLUTION OF AN INDUSTRYF  By Gretchen Peters

The purpose of this report is to understand and outline the financial architecture that sustains the Haqqani faction of the Afghan insurgency. The Haqqani network is widely recognized as a semiautonomous component of the Taliban and as the deadliest and most globally focused faction of that latter ...Read more >

77 Pages
2.05 MB
POLICING IN AN INFORMATION AGE  By Jamie Bartlett

Policing is an information intensive business. This means that changes in the way people create, share and use information present new challenges to the task of policing a democratic ...Read more >

42 Pages
1.29 MB
COUNTERING INSURGENCY IN SOUTH ASIA : THREE APPROACHES  By Brigadier General Amrit Pal Singh

The challenge of counter-insurgency (COIN) is urgent for the security and stability in South Asia. Pakistan, Afghanistan and India have been grappling with insurgency with mixed and gradual success. This paper offers three different approaches to the study of COIN in South Asia, contrasting ISAF-led efforts to tackle the Taliban in Afghanistan, with the Pakistani and Indian experiences to deal with local insurgencies, including in the Federally Administered Tribal ...Read more >

21 Pages
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VICTORY AMONG PEOPLE  By David Richards and Greg Mills

Lessons from Countering Insurgency and Stabilising Fragile States : Conventional war is a thing of the past. Such is one lesson from Afghanistan and Iraq. This appears true even for those countries that possess a considerable array of conventional ...Read more >

38 Pages
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COIN : IS CURRENT DOCTRINE COUNTERFEIT  

While the outcome of the Iraq war seems to have validated the U.S. Armys counterinsurgency manual FM 3-24, the war in Afghanistan seems to indicate there are fundamental problems associated with its historical principles and concepts. Dr. Kilcullen and Dr. Gorka asserted in a recent Joint Forces Quarterly article that the Army has relied on an incomplete set of examples to form current COIN ...Read more >

39 Pages
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COUNTER-INSURGENCY BEST PRACTICES : APPLICABILITY TO NORTHEAST INDIA  

India has a longstanding counter-insurgency experience in the Northeast; a region that has suffered from multiple insurgencies since the 1950s. This counter-insurgency experience has witnessed its share of successes and failures. This article locates the Indian counter-insurgency experience in the Northeast of India within the conceptual framework of counter-insurgency best ...Read more >

23 Pages
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WINNING HEARTS AND MINDS DURING COIN CAMPAIGNS  

It is frequently asserted that local support is a critical asset during insurgent-counterinsurgent (COIN) campaigns, but, as expressed by Stathis Kalyvas, below this unanimity lies extreme confusion, for there are two very different ways of thinking about ...Read more >

11 Pages
403.21 KB
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