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SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog publishing news and commentary on the various goings on across the broad community of practice.  We gladly accept guest posts from serious voices in the community.

by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:40am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:21am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 01/20/2021 - 7:27pm | 0 comments
A rollup of recent discussions about Irregular Warfare in the context of the Irregular Warfare annex to the 2018 National Defense Strategy.
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/19/2021 - 8:47pm | 0 comments
This report examines two sanctioning efforts the U.S. government has employed against terrorist actors: the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list and the designation of individuals as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under the authority granted by Executive Order 13224. Although the specific purposes of each of these programs differ from one another, ultimately both represent a non-kinetic approach to counterterrorism that relies on the application of diplomatic and/or financial statecraft.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 01/19/2021 - 1:22pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 01/19/2021 - 1:07pm | 1 comment
A round up of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 01/18/2021 - 5:36pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 01/18/2021 - 4:48pm | 0 comments
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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:52pm | 0 comments
An interview with Lt. Gen. Lori Reynolds, the USMC Deputy Commandant for Information, and Dr. Thomas Rid, author of "Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare".
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 01/18/2021 - 8:15am | 0 comments

For anyone interested in information and influence operations this presentation from Matt Armstrong is very much worth watching.  Great historical insights.  We have to face the struggle for minds and wills and cast aside the idea of winning hearts a

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/17/2021 - 6:40pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/17/2021 - 6:24pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:49pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/16/2021 - 12:38pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/15/2021 - 8:09pm | 0 comments

By Leo Blanken, Romulo G. Dimayuga II, and Kristen Tsolis 

An interesting proposal to mix "maker-space" innovation and fabrication workshops with Building Partner Capacity efforts for low cost solutions.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/15/2021 - 7:58pm | 0 comments

The Global Terrorism Index points to the need for better data and local insights to inform policy to counter extremism.

By Alastair Reed and Kateira Aryaeinejad

by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:19am | 0 comments

FDD | North Korea

by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:12am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:10am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 6:26pm | 0 comments

Link: https://ctc.usma.edu/january-2021/

 

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 6:17pm | 0 comments

by Diane M. Zorri, Houman A. Sadri, and David C. Ellis

Synopsis:

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 1:12pm | 0 comments

From the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

The monograph can be accessed online here.

by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:07am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:03am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news