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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/.


Army U Press Content

Expanding Tolstoy and Shrinking Dostoyevsky

Can a Nuclear-Armed Iran Be Deterred?

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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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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Fabian Strategy for a Twenty-First Century Hannibal - Reinvigorating U.S. Strategy in Iraq and Syria

Fabian Strategy for a Twenty-First Century Hannibal

Reinvigorating U.S. Strategy in Iraq and Syria

Maj. Kyle D. Packard, U.S. Army

An Army strategist describes how using a Fabian strategy—a guerrilla-style war of attrition to isolate and starve an enemy force—could be effective against Islamic extremism in Iraq and Syria.

Published in the September-October 2017 Edition of Military Review, p 60.

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