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The (Near) Impossibility of a Coherent National Strategy, and Why That Is Okay

The (Near) Impossibility of a Coherent National Strategy, and Why That Is Okay

Instead of worrying about developing a Grand Strategy, leaders and pundits should worry about tackling problems on a day-to-day basis.

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Eye in the Sky fails to explore the real utilitarian calculations, and ethical concerns, of the US Coalition drone programme.

Does Military Education Matter?

Does Military Education Matter?

Most of the research necessary to link military education to military effectiveness is ahead of us, not behind us. Though, early results suggest a positive correlation.

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Western leaders should not embrace the ‘can do’ elements airpower offers, and seek policies which would not have the volatile backlashes associated with its use.

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

When considering the depiction of conflict and warfare in videogames, it is important to acknowledge not only what they are depicting but what they are ignoring.

Review – The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare

Review – The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare

Mumford & Reis’ edited volume is something that needed to be written. Despite some shortcomings, it makes interesting reading for theorists, historians and policymakers.

Waltz, Wight and Our Study of World Politics

Waltz, Wight and Our Study of World Politics

Waltz and Wight addressed important questions, both for scholars, practitioners and society at large. While not entirely successful in solving them, their works continue to inspire our thinking today.

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.

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