Author profile: Dan G. Cox

Dan G. Cox

Dan G. Cox is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His current research interests are identity/human terrain and conflict, armed nation-building, counterinsurgency (especially the indirect approach), terrorism, strategy and military planning, operational art, and futures.

 

Is There a Religious Diversity Peace Dividend?

Is There a Religious Diversity Peace Dividend?

Religious diversity significantly reduces terrorism, which may provide empirical verification for claims that religious freedom increases political stability.

The Ivory Tower Disconnect: Going Beyond Terrorism Experts Out of Academe

The Ivory Tower Disconnect: Going Beyond Terrorism Experts Out of Academe

There is a disconnect between political science research and practical policy outcomes. This will continue until there is a real movement to break the elitist nature of academic ivory towers.

Review – Counterinsurgency Warfare

Review – Counterinsurgency Warfare

David Galula’s classical 1964 work Counterinsurgency Warfare is one of the most cited and maligned works on the subject. A modern review of the book is necessary to dispel the myths surrounding it.

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

Hybrid warfare is yielding much academic discourse. Yet as the concept currently stands, it is too unbounded conceptually to drive foreign policy or effective military practice.

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

With numerous strategic pitfalls to intervention in Syria, there is little chance that Article V will be invoked by Turkey to bring in a NATO intervention force.

Where the Heck is Central Sulawesi and Why Should I Care?

Where the Heck is Central Sulawesi and Why Should I Care?

Sulawesi’s situation has the potential to turn into a Darfur or Southern Philippines-type conflict. The disturbing aspect of this conflict is that it is not on any radar screens in the west.

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

As American foreign policy begins to represent a crusade, surely it is time to reconsider the strategic shadows that the post-Cold War foreign policy initiatives have cast.

Western Military Intervention in Somalia: The Correct Approach

Western Military Intervention in Somalia: The Correct Approach

As dark as the past two decades for Somalia have been, the stability and development coupled with the demise of Al Shabab and a concerted attack on Somali piracy point to a brighter future.

Rethinking Air/Sea Battle Before It Is Too Late

Rethinking Air/Sea Battle Before It Is Too Late

Instead of dying, the Air/Sea Battle concept has done nothing but pick up steam. The biggest problem with it is that it forces China to feel like enemy number one. Hopefully, they won’t start acting like enemy number one.

Understanding the Human Terrain in Warfare: A Clash of Moralities

Understanding the Human Terrain in Warfare: A Clash of Moralities

Proof of concept programs are, by their very nature, cutting edge experiments funded to enhance the efficiency and morality of the warfare the U.S. Army is charged with conducting. It is unreasonable to assume that these programs will come out of the box perfect.

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