Please browse the peer-reviewed publications by some of our CISA graduates below. The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of the College of International Security Affairs, U.S. government, or the Department of Defense.

June 1, 2022

Lt. Col. Nikolay Y. Naydenov, Bulgaria, CISA Class of 2022 | Russia’s Gray Zone Threat To Bulgaria

In this article, Lt. Col. Nikolay Y. Naydenov of Bulgaria discusses Russia's Gray Zone threats towards the country through the economic instrument of power, waging disinformation, corrupting institutions, using proxies, and exploiting social tensions.

June 1, 2021

Major Ryan CK Hess, CISA Class of 2020 | Al-Qaeda’s Keys to Success

In this article, Major Ryan CK Hess argues that not only is al-Qaeda far from dead, but that the main factors contributing to al-Qaeda’s continued global success are decentralization, effective narratives and propaganda, and the specific targeting of locations with a preexisting history of instability and violence.