The Power of Op-Eds: How to Inform and Influence

The following is an excerpt from the book Why I Write: Craft Essays on Writing War, scheduled…

Podcast: The Spear – Operation Strong Eagle III

In this episode of The Spear, MWI’s Maj. Jake Miraldi speaks to Capt. Jason Pomeroy. In 2011,…

The American Polar Pivot: Great-Power Competition at the Ends of the Earth

Editor’s note: In this article for Marine Corps University Journal, MWI Non-Resident Fellows Dr. Ryan Burke and…

Don’t Ask for Directions, Ask for a Map

A few years ago, I was driving in a rental car from one base to another…

MWI Podcast: How Do You Build a Twenty-First-Century Army?

In this episode of the MWI Podcast, John Amble is joined by Dr. Casey Wardynski, the assistant…

What Happens When Tactics Take Primacy over Strategy?

Donald Stoker, Why America Loses Wars: Limited War and US Strategy from the Korean War to…

Deterrence, Fast and Slow

Two centuries ago, Napoleon embodied warfare’s changing character. This conqueror of Europe took advantage of new…

Podcast: The Spear – Hand-to-Hand Combat

In this episode of The Spear, MWI’s John Amble is joined by Maj. Tyson Walsh. In 2013,…

MWI Video: Fighting Terrorism in the City

Several times each semester, the Modern War Institute convenes what it calls War Councils—interdisciplinary panels that…

Walking the Modern Battlefield: Urban Warfare Lessons from the 2008 Mumbai Attacks

Over 100 years ago, during the summer of 1919, dozens of members of that year’s West…