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Oct. 18, 2023

An Airstrike At Gaza Hospital Kills Hundreds

On October 18, CISA Professor Dr. Sean McFate was featured in NPR's segment on the airstrikes in Gaza City.

Oct. 15, 2023

Ten Surprising Lessons For Special Operations Forces From The First 20 Months Of Putin’s Full-Scale Invasion Of Ukraine

This article provides ten surprising lessons for Special Operations Forces (SOF) from the first year-and-a-half of Russia’s criminal and ill-advised full-scale invasion of Ukraine. These lessons range from the tactical to the grand strategic, and collectively help explain how Ukraine and NATO managed to “boil Putin’s frog” in the years between 2014 and 2022.

Oct. 1, 2023

Dr. Sean McFate Interview on POTUS Visit to Israel

In October, CISA Professor Sean McFate was featured on an interview with Scripps News discussing President Biden's visit to Israel.

Sept. 18, 2023

A Framework for Countering Organised Crime: Strategy, Planning, and the Lessons of Irregular Warfare

On September 18, as part of the Serious Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Evidence SOC ACE Research Programme, CISA Professors Dr. David H. Ucko and Dr. Thomas A. Marks published "A Framework for Countering Organised Crime: Strategy, Planning and the Lessons of Irregular Warfare."

Sept. 5, 2023

Sneaky War: How to Win the World Without Fighting

In his article "Sneaky War: How to Win the World Without Fighting," Dr. Sean McFate challenges current thought on contemporary warfare in the West.

Sept. 3, 2023

Opinion: Prigozhin’s Real Legacy: The Mercenary Blueprint

The death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Wagner mercenary chief, has set off intense speculation over the future of the world’s most dangerous private army. In reality, the departure of the boss may not change much.

July 6, 2023

Wagner boss said to be in Russia, as Moscow undermines Prigozhin

The Wagner Group forces' whereabouts are still unknown. They're said to be in Ukraine, but not fighting.

July 5, 2023

The mercenary boom: How private military contractors are redefining modern warfare | DW News

Prigozhin's armed mutiny was the clearest example of the danger posed by mercenary groups, but not an isolated one. In recent years, mercenary groups have made a comeback, and we are not ready for it.

July 4, 2023

Engage? Trump and the Asia-Pacific

In U.S. foreign policy, expansive engagement can be defined as “a broad-based grand strategic orientation,” or as President Bill Clinton’s national security advisor Anthony Lake described it, “active American engagement abroad on behalf of democracy and expanded trade.”

July 2, 2023

The Wagner Group in Africa: Russia’s Quasi-State Agent of Influence

Russia’s Wagner Group has attracted a lot of attention in connection to its actions in Ukraine. The group’s activities in Africa are less publicized. At the same time, Wagner has made substantial inroads in many countries of the African continent. This article focuses on the case studies of Libya, the Central African Republic (CAR), Sudan, and Mali and analyzes the nature of Wagner’s activities there.