Hasty Ambush

Hasty Ambushes are short, sharp, reactive pieces from War on the Rocks contributors. If commentary and analysis are our symphonies, Hasty Ambushes are jazz.


Welcoming Van Jackson, our newest Senior Editor

Welcoming Van Jackson, our newest Senior Editor

I am very pleased to announce Dr. Van Jackson (@WonkVJ) is joining our stable of senior editors here at War on the Rocks. Jackson is…

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War on the Rocks Happy Hour at ISA in New Orleans

War on the Rocks Happy Hour at ISA in New Orleans

If you are going to this week’s International Studies Association convention in New Orleans, please drop by our happy hour! We will be discussing our new…

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The Schoolhouse: Remaking Education in International Affairs

The Schoolhouse: Remaking Education in International Affairs

America’s higher education system, and in particular, its advanced graduate training, have long been the envy of the world. Richly endowed and highly respected, universities…

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WATCH: U.S. and European Responses to Terrorism: Do We Have It Right?

WATCH: U.S. and European Responses to Terrorism: Do We Have It Right?

General Dave Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel, the authors of our new column “Strategic Outpost,” will be speaking about U.S. and European responses to terrorism…

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Get Your WOTR Gear from Our New Store with a Special Pre-Sale Discount!

Get Your WOTR Gear from Our New Store with a Special Pre-Sale Discount!

For over a year now, our store page – adorned only with “Coming Soon” – has been one of the highest trafficked pages on our…

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Announcing "Strategic Outpost"

Announcing “Strategic Outpost”

I am proud to announce the first regular, featured column at War on the Rocks. “Strategic Outpost,” by Lt. General David W. Barno, US Army (Ret.)…

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Full Text: State of the Union Address

Full Text: State of the Union Address

As Prepared for Delivery —  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are fifteen years into this new century.  Fifteen…

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