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Joint Special Operations University Press Publications

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