Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Irregular Soldiers and Rebellious States

Irregular Soldiers and Rebellious States

About the Event

With the new emphasis on great power competition with China and Russia, what will happen to U.S. military capabilities for operating in messy political-military environments? In this month’s People, Politics, and Prose, Ron Granieri will be joined by FPRI’s Michael Noonan to discuss his new book, Irregular Soldiers and Rebellious StatesGranieri and Noonan will explore how U.S. advisors and forces will operate on a small scale, working with foreign government/military partners to avert threats from terrorists or insurgents, or in other instances, advise and assist non-government forces operating within a hostile country or region.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  

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Michael P. Noonan

Michael P. Noonan - Dr. Michael P. Noonan is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.