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May 12, 2023

Dr. Sean McFate on How to Defeat the Wagner Group (German)

On May 12, Der Pragmaticus published CISA Professor Dr. Sean McFate's latest article on how to defeat the Wagner Group beyond killing them to death.

May 11, 2023

Interview with Dr. Peter Eltsov: Wagner Group Leader Announces Forces Will Leave Bakhmut, Al Jazeera

Watch CISA Professor Dr. Peter Eltsov's interview with Al Jazeera English on their evening news hour, where he gives his take on a last-minute deal after Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin announced his forces will leave Bakhmut.

May 1, 2023

Reclaiming the Narrative: Decolonizing Central Asian Studies for a More Inclusive Understanding

In this article, Dr. Erica Marat and Dr. Botakoz Kassymbekova examine how the words used to describe Central Asia sometimes reinforce the region’s image as being part of Russia or the Soviet Union.

April 4, 2023

The Russians Are Coming. There Could Be Downsides.

Russia’s neighbors and other countries hosting large numbers of anti-war exiles need to take seriously the dangers they could pose.

March 23, 2023

Podcast: Defeating the Wagner Group

In Season 1, Episode 1 of the Guns for Hire podcast, host Alia Brahimi of the Atlantic Council speaks with the author and former mercenary Dr. Sean McFate about his three-pronged strategy for defeating the Wagner Group. They also discuss internal dynamics within the Kremlin-linked private military company, the dangerously outsized influence of its leader in the war in Ukraine, and Sean’s argument that there’s nothing more unconventional today than a conventional war– and that this is borne out by the way that Russia is fighting in Ukraine.

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.