Concept: Rethinking Security examines the challenges and continuities between the past, present, and future dimensions of modern national security and military theory.

Author: Adam Elkus is an analyst specializing in foreign policy and security studies. He is currently Associate Editor at Red Team Journal and a contributor to the ThreatsWatch project. His articles has been published in West Point CTC Sentinel, Small Wars Journal, and other publications. His writing has been cited in essays and monographs published by the Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, the Journal of Information Warfare, US Naval Institute Proceedings, and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Contact: He can be reached at simlaughter [AT] hotmail [DOT].com.

Sample Publications:

Do Ideas Matter? A Clausewitzian Case Study,” Small Wars Journal, January 2010.

Operational Art and Modern American Strategy,” OpenDemocracy, December 2009.

Preventing Another Mumbai: Building a Police Operational Art" (with John P. Sullivan), West Point CTC Sentinel, June 2009, p. 4-7.

Science, Defense, and Strategy,” OpenDemocracy, January 2010.

Operational Design: Promise and Problems" (with Crispin Burke), Small Wars Journal, February 2010.

Banner Image: Liu Bocheng

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A blog on states, communities, and organizations in conflict by Adam Elkus.

Portrait photo: Marshal Liu "One-Eyed Dragon" Bocheng