The following is the latest in a periodic round-up of reports, papers, monographs, etc likely to be of interest to IRG members and the wider COIN/CT community.
RAND has published Volume 5 in its Counterinsurgency Study series of monographs, which is co-authored by IRG founder John Mackinlay and Alison Al-Baddawy.
The May-June edition of the US Army Combined Arms Center’s Military Review includes the following piece by Philip Seib:
The Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College has published the following studies:
Precision in the Global War on Terror: Inciting Muslims through the War of Ideas – Dr. Sherifa D. Zuhur [PDF]
Global Climate Change: National Security Implications (ed. Carolyn Pumphrey) [PDF]
The SWJ Magazine has published interim versions of the following papers:
Social Epidemics and the Human Element of Counterinsurgency – CPT Nils French
Iraqi Non-Lethal Contributions to the Counterinsurgency – CPT Justin Gorkowski
The Counterinsurgency Cliff Notes – CPT Craig Coppock
The US Department of State has released the latest in its annual series of terrorism assessments:
The International Crisis Group has released two new reports on Iraq:
The Combined Arms Research Library has made the following documents available. Original date of publication is provided if the document is not new.
Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958 – David Galula, 1963 (2006 Rand edition with foreword by Bruce Hoffman)
55 Trends Now Shaping the Future of Terrorism – Dr. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies
Defeating Cross Border Insurgencies – Thorsten Joergensen, 2007
Tactical Handbook for Operations Other Than War – UK Ministry of Defence, 1998
Strategic Assessment of the Mau-Mau Rebellion – Robert Eatman, 2007
Chechen Suicide Bombers – Robert W. Kurz and Charles K. Bartles, 2007
The Evolution of Al Qaeda – Sean Wilson, 2007
Globalization and Asymmetrical Warfare – William Hartman, 2002
Piracy and Maritime Terrorism: A Seamless Transition – John Hahn, 2004
Asymmetric Warfare: An Historical Perspective – Frankling Miles, 1999
Secrecy News has made available the following reports from the Congressional Research Service: