Small Wars Journal

SWJ Book Review

SWJ Book Review – Terror in Transition: Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations ZFTWARNING Tue, 08/02/2022 - 10:19pm
This timely book review of Tricia L. Bacon and Elizabeth Grimm, "Terror in Transition: Leadership and Succession in Terrorist Organizations" is essential reading for understanding terrorist organizations and leadership succession.

SWJ Book Review – Insurgent Terrorism: Intergroup Relationships and the Killing of Civilians

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 9:39pm
Review of Victor Asal, Brian J. Phillips and R. Karl Rethemeyer, "Insurgent Terrorism: Intergroup Relationships and the Killing of Civilians" by SWJ–El Centro Associate Daniel Weisz.  Using data from the "Big, Allied, and Dangerous II" database, the book seeks to explain why insurgent groups sometimes kill civilians.

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SWJ Book Review – Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 10:46pm
Book Review of Jacqueline L. Hazelton's "Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare" by Steven Metz, Professor of National Security and Strategy at the US Army War College and a nonresident fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

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SWJ El Centro Book Review – Los servicios de inteligencia en México, ayer y hoy

Sat, 02/05/2022 - 4:34pm
Review of "Los servicios de inteligencia en México, ayer y hoy [The Mexican Intelligence Services, Yesterday and Today]" in English. This review examines the history and development of the Mexican intelligence services to provide a baseline for understanding contemporary intelligence challenges in Mexico.

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SWJ Book Review – The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 4:45pm
In the SWJ Book Review, SWJ-El Centro Intern Issac Poritzky reviews Professor Michael Kenney's examination of radicalization in Great Britain, "The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network."

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SWJ Book Review – Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Fri, 10/01/2021 - 6:19pm
Book Review of James H. Lebovic,"Planning to Fail: The US Wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. This text looks at the US wars in Vietnam (1965–1973), Iraq (2003–2011), and Afghanistan (2001-present [2021]) reviewing the conditions from withdrawal. In all three case, the decision-makers accepted terms of departure that their predecessors would have rejected at the start of tase respective conflicts.

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SWJ Book Review – Energy’s Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:56pm
Review of Amy Myers Jaffe, "Energy's Digital Future: Harnessing Innovation for American Resilience and National Security." This monograph looks at future energy security issues in a 'post-oil' world punctuated by technological change and great power conflicts marshaling hybrid warfare strategies including cyberattacks.

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SWJ El Centro Reseña del libro – Fuerzas Armadas, Guardia Nacional y violencia en México

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 3:35pm
Review of Raúl Benítez Manaut and Elisa Gómez Sánchez, Eds. "Fuerzas Armadas, Guardia Nacional y violencia en México" en español. The text assesses the implementation of Mexico's Guardia Nacional (National Guard) in light of concerns of insecurity and militarization.

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SWJ El Centro Book Review – Fuerzas Armadas, Guardia Nacional y violencia en México

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 8:33pm
English language review of Raúl Benítez Manaut and Elisa Gómez Sánchez, Eds. "Fuerzas Armadas, Guardia Nacional y violencia en México." The original text in Spanish assesses the implementation of Mexico's Guardia Nacional (National Guard) in light of concerns of insecurity and militarization.

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