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Joint Special Operations University Press Publications

  1. Defense Institution Design
  2. How Civil Resistance Works (And Why It Matters To SOF)
  3. Tickling the Dragon’s Tail: The Destabilizing Effects of an Irregular Warfare Critical Mass
  4. Current Trends in Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Implications for U.S. Special Operations Forces
  5. Information Age Proxy Warfare
  6. Special Operations Research Topics 2020
  7. Support to Resistance: Strategic Purpose and Effectiveness 
  8. Political Strategy in Unconventional Warfare: Opportunities Lost in Eastern Syria and Preparing for the Future
  9. Warrior Pose: Building Readiness through Resilience - Yoga and Meditation
  10. Exploitation of Big Data for Special Operations Forces
  11. ISIS 2.0: South and Southeast Asia Opportunities and Vulnerabilities
  12. Countering Transregional Terrorism
  13. The Enemy is Us: How Allied and U.S. Strategy in Yemen Contributes to AQAP’s Survival
  14. Special Operations Research Topics 2018 (Revised Edition for Academic Year 2019)
  15. Complexity, Organizational Blinders, and the SOCOM Design Way
  16. Advancing SOF Cultural Engagement: The Malinowski Model for a Qualitative Approach
  17. Growing SOLO: Expanding the Spectrum of SOF Advisory Capabilities
  18. Structural Violence and Relative Deprivation: Precursors to Collective Political Violence in Sierra Leone
  19. Resistance Views: Tartu Resistance Seminar Essays on Unconventional Warfare and Small State Resistance
  20. How Do SOF Contribute to Comprehensive Deterrence?
  21. The Death of the Golden Hour and the Return of the Future Guerrilla Hospital
  22. Property Rights and Social Justice as an Indicator of Stability: The SOF Nexus
  23. Transitioning from War to Peace: Post-Deployment Support for Special Operations Forces
  24. Reconceptualizing Radicalized Groups and Their Messages
  25. Countering the Islamist Insurgency
  26. Unconventional Warfare as a Strategic Force Multiplier: Task Force Viking in Northern Iraq, 2003
  27. Special Operations Theory
  28. Special Operations Contracting: 21st Century Approaches for Service and Technology
  29. Outside the Box: A New General Theory of Special Operations
  30. Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco: Change, Instability, and Continuity in the Maghreb
  31. Special Operations Research Topics 2018
  32. Preserving Sovereignty in a Borderless World
  33. A Social Marketing Analysis for Suicide Prevention Initiatives in USSOCOM: A Framework for Future Research and Success
  34. A Unified Theory for Special Operations
  35. Enhancing the Global SOF Enterprise: A Consortium Concept
  36. Special Operations Forces as Change Agents
  37. U.S. Special Forces in a Period of Transition
  38. Preventing Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation-Leveraging Special Operations Forces to Shape the Environment
  39. IS and Cultural Genocide: Antiquities Trafficking in the Terrorist State
  40. Cultural Intelligence for Special Forces Personnel
  41. The Evolution of Global SOF Enterprise from a Partner Perspective
  42. The Geopolitics of Mediterranean Security: Assessing Regional Threats in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in the Post-Arab Spring
  43. SOF and a Theory of Modern Terrorism
  44. Training Surrogate Forces in International Humanitarian Law: Lessons from Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, and Iraq
  45. Assessing Special Operations Forces Language, Region, and Culture Needs: Leveraging Digital and LRC Learning to Reroute the "Roadmap" from Human Terrain to Human Domain
  46. The Asia Pivot: Implications for U.S. Special Operations Forces
  47. Military Innovation in War: It Takes a Learning Organization - A Case Study of Task Force 714 in Iraq
  48. Special Operations Research Topics 2017 
  49. A Comprehensive and Proactive Approach to Unconventional Warfare
  50. Unconventional Economics: Operational Economics in Unconventional Warfare      
  51. 2016 Special Operations Essays
  52. The War Within: A Look Inside al-Qaeda's Undoing  
  53. Rethinking Special Operations Leadership: Process, Persuasion, Pre-existing, and Personality 
  54. SOF Role in Combating Transnational Organized Crime / Funcion de las SOF en la lucha contra el crimen organizado transnacional
  55. Improving Sustainment of SOF Distributed Operations in Access-Denied Environments
  56. Special Operations Forces Mixed-Gender Elite Teams
  57. The Collapse of Iraq and Syria: The End of the Colonial Construct in the Greater Levant 
  58. Sun Tzu and Machiavelli in Syria: Attacking Alliances
  59. Maskirovka 2.0: Hybrid Threat, Hybrid Response
  60. Countering Violent Extremism in Mali
  61. Tactical Operations for Strategic Effect: The Challenge of Currency Conversion
  62. The 2005 Iraqi Sunni Awakening: The Role of the Desert Protectors Program
  63. Special Operations Research Topics 2016
  64. Saudi Arabia: Modernity, Stability, and the Twenty-First Century Monarchy
  65. Special Operations Forces Reference Manual 2015, 4th edition
  66. 2015 Special Operations Essays
  67. Building Partner Capacity
  68. Islam: Ideology and Conflict
  69. Village Stability Operations and the Afghan Local Police
  70. Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Theater for U.S. and Partner Nation Special Operations Forces
  71. Counterinsurgency in Somalia: Lessons Learned from the African Union Mission in Somalia, 2007-2013
  72. U.S. Military Deployment in Africa: Lessons from the Hunt for Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army
  73. Persistent Engagement in Colombia
  74. Special Operations Research Topics 2015
  75. Partners or Competitors? The Evolution of the Department of Defense/Central Intelligence Agency Relationship since Desert Storm and its Prospects for the Future
  76. The Use of Special Operations Forces in Support of American Strategic Security Strategies, 2014 Essay Contest Winner
  77. Countering the al-Shabaab Insurgency in Somalia: Lessons for U.S. Special Operations Forces
  78. Strategic Culture
  79. The Nexus of Extremism and Trafficking: Scourge of the World or So Much Hype?
  80. Piracy: The Best Business Model Available
  81. The Role of the Global SOF Network in a Resources Constrained Environment
  82. Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual, 3rd Edition 2013
  83. Security Force Assistance and Security Sector Reform
  84. Special Operations Research Topics 2014
  85. Hybrid Warfare
  86. Smart Power and U.S. National Strategy
  87. Retooling for the Future
  88. 21st Century SOF: Toward an American Theory of Special Operations
  89. Irregular Warfare: The Maoist Challenge to India's Internal Security
  90. Iran: Ilusion, Reality, and Interests
  91. Knowing Your Partner: The Evolution of Brazilian Special Operations Forces
  92. 2012 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division Essays
  93. USSOCOM Research Topics 2013
  94. Confronting the Terrorism of Boko Haram in Nigeria
  95. Strategic Culture and Strategic Studies: An Alternative Framework for Assessing al-Queda and the Global Jihad Movement
  96. Understanding the Form, Function, and Logic of Clandestine Insurgent and Terrorist Networks: The First Step in Effective Counternetwork Operations
  97. "We Will Find a Way": Understanding the Legacy of Canadian Special Operations Forces
  98. WHAM: Winning Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan and Elsewhere
  99. Cultural and Linguistic Skills Acquisition for Special Forces: Necessity, Acceleration, and Potential Alternatives
  100. Oman: The Present in the Context of a Fractured Past
  101. 2011 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division Essays
  102. USSOCOM Research Topics 2012
  103. Yemen: A Different Political Paradigm in Context
  104. Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual
  105. 6th Sovereign Challenge Conference: Borders & Security: Similarities, Differences, and Shared Affinities
  106. The Challenge of Nonterritorial and Virtual Conflicts: Rethinking Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism
  107. Cross-Cultural Competence and Small Groups: Why SOF are the Way SOF are
  108. Report of Proceedings: The OSS Model and the Future SOF Warrior
  109. SOF-Power Workshop: A Way Forward for Special Operations Theory and Strategic Art
  110. USSOCOM Research Topics 2011
  111. 5th Annual Sovereign Challenge Conference
  112. Innovate or Die: Innovation and Technology for Special Operations
  113. Terrorist-Insurgent Thinking and Joint Special Operations Planning: Doctrine and Procedure
  114. Convergence: Special Operations Forces and Civilian Law Enforcement
  115. Hezbollah: Social Services as a Source of Power
  116. 2010 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division Essays
  117. Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, and the Indirect Approach
  118. U.S. Military Engagement with Mexico: Uneasy Past and Challenging Future
  119. Report of Proceedings: Irregular Warfare and the OSS Model
  120. Hunter-Killer Teams: Attacking Enemy Safe Havens
  121. 4th Annual Sovereign Challenge Conference
  122. Pakistan's Security Paradox: Countering and Fomenting Insurgencies
  123. Irregular Warfare: Brazil's Fight Against Criminal Urban Guerrillas
  124. Manhunting: Counter-Network Organization for Irregular Warfare
  125. Information Warfare: Assuring Digital Intelligence Collection
  126. Educating Special Forces Junior Leaders for a Complex Security Environment
  127. USSOCOM Research Topics 2010
  128. Africa: Irregular Warfare on the Dark Continent
  129. The Arabian Gulf and Security Policy: The Past as Present, the Present as Future
  130. Special Operations Forces Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual
  131. Contemporary Security Challenges: Irregular Warfare and Indirect Approaches
  132. Policing and Law Enforcement in COIN - The Thick Blue Line
  133. Guerrilla Counterintelligence: Insurgent Approaches to Neutralizing Adversary Intelligence Operations
  134. What Really Happened in Northern Ireland's Counterinsurgency: Revision and Revelation
  135. India's Northeast: The Frontier in Ferment
  136. USSOCOM Research Topics 2009
  137. Disrupting Threat Finances: Using Financial Information to Disrupt Terrorist Organizations
  138. Retaining a Precarious Value as Special Operations Go Mainstream
  139. Is Leaving the Middle East a Viable Option?
  140. Intelligence in Denied Areas: New Concepts for a Changing Security Environment
  141. Block by Block: Civil Action in the Battle of Baghdad
  142. Private Security Infrastructure Abroad: Criminal Terrorist Agendas and the Operational Environment
  143. A Theory of Special Operations: The Origins, Qualities, and Use of SOF
  144. Hunting Leadership Targets in Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism Operations
  145. Executive Report: JSOU Second Annual Symposium IW Strategic Utility of SOF
  146. 2007 JSOU and NDIA SO/LIC Division Essays
  147. Psychological Operations: Learning is Not a Defense Science Project
  148. The Israeli Approach to Irregular Warfare and Implications for the United States
  149. Educating for Strategic Thinking in the SOF Community: Considerations and a Proposal
  150. Filling Special Operations Gaps with Civilian Experience
  151. Beyond Draining the Swamp: Urban Development and Counterterrorism in Morocco
  152. Special Operations Aviation in NATO: A Vector to the Future
  153. One Valley at a Time
  154. Blogs and Military Information Strategy
  155. 2006 JSOU/NDIA SO/LIC Chapter Essays
  156. Executive Report: JSOU First Annual Symposium
  157. Civil-Military Operations and Professional Military Education
  158. The Changing Nature of Warfare, the Factors Mediating Conflict, and Implications for SOF
  159. Narcoterrorism in Latin America: A Brazilian Perspective
  160. Implications for Network-Centric Warfare
  161. Coast Guard SOF
  162. 2004-2005 JSOU/NDIA Essays
  163. The War on Terrorism: Countering Global Insurgency in the 21st Century
  164. Dividing Our Enemies
  165. Logistic Support and Insurgency: Guerrilla Sustainment and Applied Lessons of Soviet Insurgent Warfare: Why It Should Still Be Studied
  166. Theoretical Perspectives of Terrorist Enemies as Networks
  167. Operationalizing COIN
  168. The Evolving Requirements of the Canadian Special Operations Forces: Future Concept Paper
  169. Russian Special Forces