Penguin: Two Al Qaeda Book Reviews — Bunches of Guys Losing the Deep Battle of Ideas? + Celebration of Max Manwaring

Worth a read, key insights apart from the summary of the books’ contents. Bunches of Guys Owen Bennett-Jones Decoding al-Qaida’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America by Michael Ryan Columbia, 368 pp, £23.15, September, ISBN 978 0 231 16384 2 The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organisations by Jacob Shapiro Princeton, 352 pp, £19.95, July, ISBN 978 0 691 15721 4

Max Manwaring: Translating Lessons Learned in Colombia and Other Wars Among the People: Confronting the Spectrum of 21st Century Conflict

Translating Lessons Learned in Colombia and Other Wars Among the People: Confronting the Spectrum of 21st Century Conflict by Max G. Manwaring Translating Lessons Learned in Colombia and Other Wars Among the People: Confronting the Spectrum of 21st Century Conflict Small Wars Journal, 27 August 2013 Beyond Afghanistan, we must define our effort not as …

Reference: Max Manwaring on Strategy & Insurgency

SHADOWS OF THINGS PAST AND IMAGES OF THE FUTURE: LESSONS FOR THE INSURGENCIES IN OUR MIDST Max G. Manwaring, November 2004, Strategic Studies Institute Phi Beta Iota: Every passing day reminds us that Dr. Col Max Manwaring has made so many extraordinary contributions to our strategic understanding across so many fronts, and yet his work …

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Dr. Col Max Manwaring, US Army Strategic Studies Institute

Dr. Max G. Manwaring is a Professor of Military Strategy in the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). He has held the General Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research at the USAWC, and is a retired U.S. Army colonel. He has served in various civilian and military positions, including the U.S. …

2003 Manwaring (US) War & Conflict: Six Generations

Col Dr. Max Manwaring is one of America’s greatest scholar-warriors and especially valuable to all of us for his understanding of gangs and other asymmetric froms of organization that are vastly more adatable, imaginative, and resources than any bureaucracy. He has been among a handful of patriotic souls speaking truth to power about the urgency …

2002 Manwaring (US) Asymmetry, Conflict, and the Need to Achieve Both Vertical and Horizonal Integration

The outline below does not do justice the rich spontaneous presentation that Col Dr. Max Manwaring of the Strategic Studies Institute shared with OSS ’02. Dr. Manwaring may well be America’s top authority on both “uncomfortable small wars” and on “gangs against governments.” He is the originator of the six generations of warfare (the US …

Review: Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Elinor Ostrom 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Star Collective Common Sense Relevant to CYBER-Commons Not Just Earth Commons, May 27, 2014 I read this book shortly after I had read Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance (Spectre) and my first impression is that the book should be re-issued in 2015, a quarter-century after …

SchwartzReport: No One Trusts Washington on Climate Change – Loss of Legitimacy is EXPENSIVE

The ongoing disinformation campaign financed by carbon interests such as the Koch brothers, combined with the corruption of every branch of our government, has left us in this condition. No One Trusts Washington on Climate Change CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL, Senior Editor – Financial Times (U.K.) In the age of the Iraq war and Obamacare, the government …

Berto Jongman: Frederick Kagan on Why US Has Failed to Defeat Al Qaeda

Missing the Target: Why the US Has Not Defeated al Qaeda Frederick W. Kagan, TESTIMONY American Enterprise Institute, 8 April 2014 All conditions are set for a series of significant terrorist attacks against the US and its allies over the next few years. But that’s not the worst news. Conditions are also set for state …

Ecuador Initiative: Limits of Economic Valuations of Nature

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. From Jose Luis Vivero Pol BIOMOT Policy Brief 1 – Limitations to Economic Environmental Valuation 1. EEV methods fail to secure ecosystem systainability. 2. EEV methods …