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Joint Special Operations University Press Publications

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