Post Tagged with: "Counterinsurgency"

Afghanistan: A Subaltern State Suffering from Terrorism

Afghanistan: A Subaltern State Suffering from Terrorism

The process of eliminating the influence of Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan remains slow, as the country’s economic and political development is still chaotic.

Interview – William I. Robinson

Interview – William I. Robinson

Professor Robinson answers questions on his theory of global capitalism, the future of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and the role of the BRICS in world order.

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Interview – Robert J. Bunker

Interview – Robert J. Bunker

Robert J. Bunker discusses the greatest lessons learned from counterinsurgency, forms of insurgencies, and what is being done to counter Latin American cartels and gangs.

Seaman 3rd Class Eric Nobriga, assigned to Combined Anti-Armor Team 2, hands candy to Afghan children during a patrol in Nawa District, Helmand province, Afghanistan. 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is one of the ground combat elements deployed with Regimental Combat Team 7, whose mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations in partnership with the Afghan national security forces in southern Afghanistan.

The Maywand District Murders: Violence, Vulnerability and Desecrating the Body

The extraordinary level of pain and suffering that was inflicted on the body of Gul Mudin and others speaks to the peculiar relationship between violence and the body.

Review – Cooperation and Drug Polices in the Americas

Review – Cooperation and Drug Polices in the Americas

A title that offers valuable lessons for scholars and practitioners, challenging traditional views about U.S. cooperation and highlighting the inertia of current policy.

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

Review – Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Africa

A valuable title that dissects and analyzes the complex phenomenon that is African terrorism and explains how certain state responses have been counter-productive.

Interview – Susan Spronk

Interview – Susan Spronk

Professor Spronk discusses Latin American ’21st Century Socialism’, reflects on struggles against water privatization, and assesses the role of the BRICS in world order.

Image by Nori Katagiri

Interview – Nori Katagiri

Dr. Katagiri discusses his latest book on insurgencies, military strategies and cooperation and Japanese-American perceptions on security, politics and the world.

Gunnery Sgt. Todd Leahey, the 81mm mortar platoon sergeant for Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, motions toward impacting rounds while supporting Kilo Company, 3/3, during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 2 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 16. The battalion’s line companies — India, Kilo and Lima — each arrived by helicopters or tracked vehicles to clear enemy activity from the village, establish security and re-build rapport with local nationals. During the Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise here, the Marines of “America’s Battalion” are training to kill enemy fighters by practicing counterinsurgency operations. Next month, they’ll deploy to Afghanistan’s Helmand province to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Leahey, 34, is from St. Peters, Mo.

Beyond Thompson and Malaya: The Search for a Usable Counterinsurgency Past

Though modern British COIN doctrine has shaken off some of British COIN’s persistent myths, a more thorough and far-sighted questioning of its base principles is needed.

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