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March 8, 2023

Pedir que militares de EU combatan al narcotráfico en México es lo más vergonzoso que se puede sugerir: exasesor de Trump

On March 8, CISA Professor Dr. Craig Deare was interviewed by Latin American digital news platform LATINUS to discuss the events surrounding the kidnapping of U.S. citizens in Mexico.

March 6, 2023

How to Defeat Russia's Mercenaries

CISA Professor Dr. Sean McFate's latest opinion piece in Newsweek explores how to deal with Russia's Wagner Group.

March 3, 2023

The Wagner Group explained

In early March, CISA Professor Dr. Sean McFate was featured on a video by Al Jazeera English explaining who the Wagner Group is, what they do, and why the war in Ukraine has shifted things.

Feb. 23, 2023

Who is behind Russia's Wagner Group?

On Feb. 23, CISA Professor Dr. Peter Eltsov was interviewed by Al Jazeera English about the one-year anniversary of the Russian-Ukrainian war and the impact of the Wagner Group on Russia's global outreach.

Feb. 22, 2023

Counterinsurgency as fad: America’s rushed engagement with irregular warfare

Too hastily embraced and too rapidly abandoned, counterinsurgency generated false promises and then became the scapegoat for poor strategy. This article examines the counterinsurgency era that was and demonstrates how fad-like engagement with the topic in both military and academic circles subverted the supposed learning process taking place.

Feb. 21, 2023

Podcast: Reflecting on One Year Since Russia Invaded Ukraine

CISA Professor Dr. Sean McFate was featured on a podcast episode for Syracuse University - Maxwell School: "Reflecting on One Year Since Russia Invaded Ukraine." Here, he discusses the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, and more specifically, the return of large mercenary armies to modern warfare.

Feb. 19, 2023

Indispensable but Insufficient: The Role and Limits of Special Operations in Strategic Competition

After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, special operations forces (SOF) were often the point of the counterterrorism spear. As the United States shifts away from counterterrorism and focuses on the threats that Russia and China pose, SOF can play a vital role, according to David Ucko, a professor at the National Defense University. To do so, however, Ucko argues that SOF must recalibrate, changing their composition and their focus.

Feb. 12, 2023

Gods at War: Religion and the Pacific Theater in World War II with Dr. Dayna Barnes

CISA Professor Dr. Dayna Barnes published an overview of her current research project on World War II in the Asia Pacific with the Global Affairs and Religion Network of Scholars at the George Washington University: "Gods at War: Religion and the Pacific Theater in World War II with Dr. Dayna Barnes."

Feb. 11, 2023

Is the End of Russian History Close at Hand?

Never before has Russia been simultaneously so frightening and fragile. An analysis by Dr. Peter Eltsov on Russia's "horrid nationalism," its fragility, and the consequences of its possible collapse.

Feb. 1, 2023

Europe’s new maritime security reality: Chinese ports, Russian bases, and the rise of subsea warfare

The year 2022 ushered in another array of significant and diverse maritime security challenges for Europe: the sabotage of the Nordstream pipelines; the mysterious rupture of submarine fiber-optic cables near France and the United Kingdom; Russian aggression toward NATO ships; a Black Sea grain shipment deal to end a Russian naval blockade in