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Joint Special Operations University Press Publications

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