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Joint Special Operations University Press Publications

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