In a new book described as “a must read” by no less a personage than General James Mattis, Nadia Schadlow explores why we lose the peace even after we win the war. She delves into 15 historical case studies from the Mexican War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to illuminate the lessons for future war. Schadlow received her Ph.D. from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. Her essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The American Interest, and Parameters, the journal of the US Army War College.
Slumping economies, political and social turmoil, environmental degradation, demographic crisis, and territorial disputes means that the stability is not to be taken for granted, or so argues AEI scholar Michael Auslin in his new book. This is a book for industry and investors, politicians and scholars, and anyone who wants to understand the future of Asia. A former professor of history at Yale, Auslin is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Forbes and a frequent commentator in U.S. and foreign media.
Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, the Special Operations Forces have grown into a behemoth of 70,000 troops, including Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, Air Force Night Stalkers, Special Operations Marines, Rangers, and Delta Force. Moyar’s book is the first comprehensive history of these special warriors and their daring missions. Moyar is author of several critically acclaimed books, among them, Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq (Yale University Press, 2009). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications.