Irregular Warfare Initiative

The Great Equalizer: Irregular Warfare in the City

The Great Equalizer: Irregular Warfare in the City

Episode 64 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast explores the interplay between urban spaces and irregular warfare. Our guests begin by examining how demographic and economic shifts are increasing the...

How to Improve Your Pickup Aviation Advising Game

How to Improve Your Pickup Aviation Advising Game

The United States failed in its attempts to build air forces in Iraq and Afghanistan for numerous reasons. Chief among these was policymakers’ excessive ambition: they failed to consider what the US...

On Resistance: A Primer for Further Research

On Resistance: A Primer for Further Research

Authors' note: This primer reflects the discussion of an expert panel on resistance as a deliberate strategy featuring Major General Patrick Roberson, Dr. Ulrica Pettersson, Dr. Byron Harper, and...

The Changing Face of Insurgency

The Changing Face of Insurgency

David Ucko, The Insurgent’s Dilemma: A Struggle to Prevail (Hurst, 2022) When imagining counterinsurgency, I think about flying a helicopter full of US Navy SEALs and their Iraqi commando...

What NATO’s New Strategic Concept Gets Wrong

What NATO’s New Strategic Concept Gets Wrong

For the first time in more than a decade, NATO has announced a new strategic concept. Hailed as a historic action, and adopted after a summit in Madrid, the concept provides much-needed strategic...

The Army Is Not Ready to Win Without Fighting

The Army Is Not Ready to Win Without Fighting

For all its talk of great power competition, the US military—and the Army in particular—remains poorly structured to help the United States maintain a decisive advantage in contemporary strategic...