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Joint Special Operations University Press Publications

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