27 Jun 2014
Halting the ISIS Advance: The Case for Manned versus Unmanned Aircraft
It remains to be seen whether the United States will opt for manned or unmanned airstrikes against ISIS fighters in Iraq. Today, Jacquelyn Schneider and Julia Macdonald weigh up the pros and cons of both options and remind us that any type of military response will confront significant problems. More on «Halting the ISIS Advance: The Case for Manned versus Unmanned Aircraft»
26 Jun 2014
Malcolm Gladwell, Insurgent Strategy, and the Primacy of Strategic Flexibility
In "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell argues that the weaker party in a conflict should always adopt an asymmetric strategy. Samuel Greene doesn’t agree, particularly in the case of insurgencies. The ability to wage the latter is always case-specific.
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26 Jun 2014
India’s Sikh Separatist ‘Problem’
It’s been 30 years since the Indian Army conducted its raid on the Sikh Golden Temple at Amritsar. In today’s question and answer session, the CSS’ Prem Mahadevan outlines how the Sikh separatist movement has fared since then and traces the political support it has received from Pakistan.
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25 Jun 2014
Is There Room for Peace Studies in a Future-Centered Warfighting Curriculum?
Thomas Matyók and Cathryne Schmitz have no doubts – the study of peace and conflict should be lashed together at all levels. It’s the only way to ensure warfighters have all of the tools they need to operate successfully on the battlefields of the future. More on «Is There Room for Peace Studies in a Future-Centered Warfighting Curriculum?»
23 Jun 2014
Shaping a 21st-Century Defense Strategy: Reconciling Military Roles
How should the US Department of Defense reconcile its budget priorities with its military strategy? William Braun III and Charles Allen think that it should start by improving the four military services’ ability to share more with each other. The supposedly joint force, in other words, needs to be more joint. More on «Shaping a 21st-Century Defense Strategy: Reconciling Military Roles»