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Primer on Sociopolitical and Military Developments in IS/al Qaida Africa

This compilation of works consists mainly of articles from Military Review, publications authored by the Combat Studies Institute, monographs from students at the Command and General Staff College, and selected works from other sources for which we have permission to reproduce.

The Army University Press invites readers to submit for publishing consideration articles to Military Review or longer works to the Combat Studies Institute on issues related to IS / al Qaida. Guidelines for submission are on the Army University Press website at http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Publish-With-Us/.


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Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia

Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia

Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent?

By Dr. Mahir J. Ibrahimov; Mr. Gustav A. Otto; COL Lee G. Gentile, Jr.

232 Pages

Published: 2017

Marking the anniversary of the Ukraine Revolution of 2014, the Army University Press is pleased to announce the publishing of "Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent?" This anthology was written under the auspice of CREL Management Office (CRELMO), and provides insight and observations on the importance of the Eurasia region, including Russia and other countries of the former USSR. The articles that make up this work provide a detailed description of regional realities, including a contextual discussion of the current Ukraine situation, viewed through the prism of Russia’s traditional military-strategic culture. As with all countries in the Eurasian region, Russia’s traditional strategic interests play a critical role in the geopolitical and socio-cultural situation in that region. The observations and insights in this volume are important for Army professionals who lead Soldiers in a variety of missions across the globe. The anthology goes beyond the obvious military strategic nexus and seeks to identify new spaces for consideration by planners and policymakers alike. (From introduction by MG John S. Kem, Provost, Army University.) This and all other Army University Press publications can be accessed here.

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The Mission Command of Islamic State

The Mission Command of Islamic State

Deconstructing the Myth of Lone Wolves in the Deep Fight

By 1st Lt. Michael P. Ferguson, U.S. Army

The author contends the Islamic State uses a mission command philosophy, and so-called lone wolf attacks in Western countries are in fact deep attacks with strategic implications.

Published in the September-October 2017 Edition of Military Review, p 68.

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Operation Sangaris A Case Study in Limited Military Intervention

Operation Sangaris

A Case Study in Limited Military Intervention

Maj. Rémy Hémez, French Army

The French army’s Operation Sangaris in the Central African Republic illustrates how units can accomplish missions through adaptation.

Published in the November-December 2016 Edition of Military Review, p 72.

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Operation Serval Another Beau Geste of France in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Operation Serval

Another Beau Geste of France in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Lt. Gen. Olivier Tramond, French Army, and
Lt. Col. Philippe Seigneur, French Army

The Afghan combat experience of French troops, combined with their knowledge of the African theater and a good bit of luck, produced good results against a fleeing enemy over more than ninety-five percent of the Malian territory.

Published in the November-December 2014 Edition of Military Review, p 76.

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The Multiple Dimensions of Conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Central Sudan


The Multiple Dimensions of Conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Central Sudan

By Major Christopher H. Varhola, U.S. Army Reserve, Ph.D.

In an unstable, multidimensional environment like the Sudan’s, dogmatic claims are more often an indication of ignorance than of intelligence. One fact, however, is certain: military forces are often necessary to maintain a cease-fire or to keep the peace, but military force alone will not be sufficient.

Published in the May-June 2007 Edition of Military Review, p 46.

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