May 24, 2017
Pakistan to Arm Super Mushshak Aircraft for Counterinsurgency Operations
By Franz-Stefan Gady
November 03, 2015
Can the Counterinsurgency Doctrine Be Saved?
By Karsten Friis
July 27, 2013
4 Tenets of Fighting Insurgents
“If you want excellent generals, admirals, and senior enlisted tomorrow, then, loosen the reins today.”
July 22, 2013
The Insurgents’ Head Game
Weak actors prevail in conflict by convincing the strong of what they can’t do-namely, win.
May 18, 2013
The Insurgent’s Playbook: Start Cumulative, Go Sequential
A weak combatant cuts a stronger adversary down in size, while amassing the wherewithal to prevail.
January 11, 2013
Japan's COIN Experience
Japan’s World War II experience with counterinsurgency or COIN is a horrific tale that offers painful historical lessons.
October 02, 2012
Afghanistan's "Green on Blue" Nightmare
Attacks on coalition troops by members of Afghan security forces endanger partnering programs and point to grave cultural misunderstandings.
December 12, 2011
The COIN Fallacy
Counterinsurgency is increasingly being seen as a failure in Afghanistan. Was it flawed from the start?
September 09, 2010
The Diplomat hears from counterinsurgency specialist David Kilcullen about the war in Afghanistan and the theory of COIN
July 01, 2010
Why West Lost Afghan War
The former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit says the US-led coalition has already lost the war in Afghanistan. A shake-up in military leadership won’t change that.
June 25, 2010
What COIN Teaches Thailand
The Thai Red Shirts have the hallmarks of an insurgency. Does a book written by David Petraeus show how to resolve the issue?