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Call for Papers

Irregular Warfare


Deadline to Submit: 15 May 2024

Anticipated Publication: September 2024

Irregular Warfare

Army University Press and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School seek articles on irregular warfare from academia and the field for a collaborative special edition of Military Review. We invite you to write on one of the research questions below, current and historical case studies, or other irregular warfare-relevant topics to expand understanding of irregular warfare as a phenomenon or tool of action.


“Irregular Warfare (IW) is a form of warfare where states and non-state actors campaign to assure or coerce state or other groups through indirect, non-attributable, or asymmetric activities, either as the primary approach or in concert with conventional warfare.”

—Joint Publication 1, Joint Warfighting, vol. 1 (2023)


Irregular Warfare (IW) is the “overt, clandestine, and covert employment of military and non-military capabilities across multiple domains by state and non-state actors through methods other than military domination of an adversary, either as the primary approach or in concert with conventional warfare.”

—Field Manual 3-0, Operations (2022)


Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Examine the role of policy, doctrine, training, and education in understanding and operationalizing irregular warfare
  • Explore case studies of recent irregular warfare challenges to gain insights into contemporary issues and strategies
  • Consider future trends and the effects of the digital age on the irregular warfare landscape
  • Space and cyber in irregular warfare
  • Civil-military relations and irregular warfare
  • Special operations, conventional, and interagency convergence in irregular warfare
  • Military information support operations: opportunities and obstacles in irregular warfare employment
  • Identifying gaps and what is needed for the future irregular warfare fight and competition
  • Ethical and legal considerations in irregular warfare: rules, norms, and human rights
  • Information advantage in irregular warfare
  • Translating human advantage to the physical dimension
  • Stability operations: the challenge of keeping the peace in an irregular warfare context
  • Proxy warfare: how state and nonstate actors use proxies in irregular warfare
  • The logistics of irregular warfare: resourcing and sustaining
  • Austere medicine: keeping the force in the fight in irregular warfare settings

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Articles should be prepared in accordance with the Military Review submission guide at https://www.armyupress.