Great Power Competition and Europe

State and network-centric perspectives By Dr. Graeme P. Herd, Marshall Center professor In the United States, there is cross-party bipartisan agreement that China is the U.S.’ most serious long-term threat because it has come to be…

The Contest For Central Asia

AUTHOR:  Alexander Cooley PUBLISHED BY:  Oxford University Press, USA REVIEWED BY:  Patrick Swan, per Concordiam contributor In the 1800s, Russia and Great Britain played a geopolitical “great game” to control trade routes from…

‘War by other memes’

AUTHORs:  P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking PUBLISHED BY:  Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt REVIEWED BY:  Patrick Swan, per Concordiam contributor If war is, as Prussian military theorist Carl von Clausewitz so memorably…

Modern Propaganda

A most exquisite and indispensable fifth-generation warfare tool By Joseph Vann, Marshall Center  |  Photos By The Associated Press The art of propaganda is in the midst of a phenomenal revolution that few appreciate. We are witnessing…

Defining Hybrid Warfare

By James K. Wither Following the Russian Federation’s invasion of Crimea in March 2014, hybrid warfare ceased to be a subject studied only by military strategists and entered the wider policy domain as a significant security challenge for…

Hybrid War in the Lands in Between

BOOK AUTHOR:  Mitchell A. Orenstein PUBLISHED BY:  Oxford University Press, 2019 REVIEWED BY:  per Concordiam Staff Mitchell Orenstein assures us that his book, The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid…

Dispelling Myths

Defeating transnational organized crime requires a thorough understanding of how it works By Dr. Paul Rexton Kan  |  Photos by The Associated Press Organized crime syndicates and cartels are major nonstate actors in the international…

An Essential Military Role

Edited by:  U.S. Army Col. William Mendel and Dr. Peter McCabe PUBLISHED BY:  JSOU Press REVIEWED BY:  per Concordiam Staff It is counterintuitive that nations should employ special operations military forces to combat…

What the Past Reveals

AUTHORS: Peter R. Mansoor and Williamson Murray PUBLISHED BY: Cambridge University Press, 2016 REVIEWED BY: per Concordiam Staff Seven precarious coalitions battled French attempts to dominate Europe in the Napoleonic…