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Assessing Irregular Warfare

by Eric V. Larson Brian Nichiporuk Derek Eaton Thomas S. Szayna

Provides an analytic framework and procedure for the intelligence analysis of irregular warfare (IW) environments that can serve as the basis for IW intelligence curriculum development efforts. Defines IW in terms of two stylized situations: population-centric (such as counterinsurgency) and counterterrorism. Provides a detailed review of IW-relevant defense policy and strategy documents and a list of relevant doctrinal publications.

Characterizing and Exploring the Implications of Maritime Irregular Warfare

by Peter Chalk Brian Nichiporuk Molly Dunigan Paul Deluca Dick Hoffmann

Although irregular warfare includes a range of activities in which naval forces have played an integral role, there has been little examination of the characteristics or potential of such operations in maritime environments. An assessment of the maritime component of a series of historical and ongoing operations reveals that current notions of irregular warfare would benefit from increased recognition of potentialmaritime contributions.

Drivers of Long-Term Insecurity and Instability in Pakistan: Urbanization

by Brian Nichiporuk Jonah Blank Christopher Clary

Pakistan is already one of the most urbanized nations in South Asia, and a majority of its population is projected to be living in cities within three decades. This demographic shift is likely to have a significant impact on Pakistan s politics and stability. This report briefly examines urbanization as a potential driver of long-term insecurity and instability, with particular attention to the cities of Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. "

Understanding Commanders' Information Needs for Influence Operations

by Eric V. Larson Brian Nichiporuk Dalia Dassa Kaye Forrest E. Morgan Richard E. Darilek

Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations.

Unfolding the Future of the Long War: Motivations, Prospects, and Implications for the U. S. Army

by Brian Nichiporuk Christopher G. Pernin Justin Beck Dale Stahl Ricky Radaelli-Sanchez

The United States is currently engaged in a military effort that has been characterized as the "long war." This study explores the concept of long war and identifies ways in which it might unfold as well as the implications for the Army and the U.S. military more generally. This report uses the generation of either "trajectories" or alternative paths in which the long war might unfold to explore the implications for the U.S. military.

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