Together with increased air attacks, the Syrians and their Russian advisors seek to revitalize combined arms forces, and artillery is critical to their vision.
Jan 11, 2016 War on the Rocks
Recently, both Syria and Afghanistan have seen battles that demonstrate anew the potential risks of seeking to defend exposed positions. Syrian leaders seem to have recognized that there are limits to the amount of territory its military can hold. Afghanistan's leaders would be well advised to come to the same conclusion.
Sep 10, 2015 War on the Rocks
This book provides a more sympathetic understanding of the Vietnam War at the working level when everything now known about it was still in the future.
Jun 5, 2015 American Diplomacy
As Russia's relations with the U.S. and Europe have deteriorated following Moscow's aggression in Ukraine, fly-bys of European neighbors by Russian aircraft have taken on new urgency. How should the West think about these provocative flights in light of understanding Russia's nuclear threat?
Dec 31, 2014 Foreign Policy
The lethality of the munitions used in Syria point directly to an actor with significant capacities and long experience using chemical weaponry and artillery, writes James T. Quinlivan. And that fingers the notoriously abusive Assad regime, not the outmatched, outgunned and frantically improvising rebels.
Sep 25, 2013 U.S. News & World Report
The combined lessons of the attack and disarmament of Iraq's chemical weapons in the First Gulf War suggest that chemical weapons are hard to find and destroy, writes James Quinlivan. Lots can survive even a sustained attack.
May 21, 2013 The RAND Blog and GlobalSecurity.org
If Syria uses its chemical weapons, policymakers need to prepare not only to quickly end their use, but to think past the immediate crisis and plan for the weapons' ultimate disposal, writes James Quinlivan.
Dec 12, 2012 The Washington Post
Every possible effort toward peaceful resolution and proliferation avoidance, even to the extent of offering safe passage and immunity to reprehensible characters in order to buy the safe transfer and control of such materials, is worth consideration, write James T. Quinlivan and Bruce W. Bennett.
Jul 26, 2012 RAND.org and GlobalSecurity.org
The Counterinsurgency Fight: Think Globally, Lose Locally, in Washingtonpost.com.
Apr 27, 2007 Washingtonpost.com
Published commentary by RAND staff.
Jan 15, 2005 United Press International