Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Growing North Korea Nuclear Threat Explained

This short video, by Vox News, explains the history of North Korea's ballistic missile program and provides a broad assessment of the 2017 crisis.

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Contemporary Operating Environment

Everything you Need to Know about the India China Border Stand-off at Doklam

This video, by via Spooks&Dooks, provides an overview of the 2017 stand-off between China and India at Doklam.

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Contemporary Operating Environment

Present at the Creation

This series of three articles published by Foreign Policy tell the story of Abu Ahmad, a Syrian operative for the Islamic State who witnessed the group's lightning expansion firsthand and spent...

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Tactics

Battle Against ISIS in Marawi

This Vice News video depicting Phillipine Special Forces fighting ISIS in Marawi is accompanied with a link to the WONCO-A Facebook page which will allow you to join the discussion on contemporary...

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Operational Art

Theater Land Operations: Observations and Lessons from Iraq

In this article, via the Army University Press, US Army Lieutenant General Gary Volesky and Australian Army Major General Roger Noble share the significant lessons learnt while leading the coalition'...

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Contemporary Operating Environment

Why Mosul Matters

A short video from The Economist on why Mosul matters.

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War

Immediate Lessons from the Battle of Mosul

This article, via the Australian Army's Land Power Forum, provides immediate lessons from Australian advisors who supported the Iraqi Army during the Battle of Mosul.

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Strategy

Australia's Offset and A2/AD Strategies

This articel by Colonel Ian Langford, via the US Army War College, examines Australian strategic thinking in the Asia Pacific.

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Contemporary Operating Environment

The Sunni-Shia Divide

This article, from the Council of Foreign Relations, gives an excellent overview of the Sunni-Shia divide within Islam that shapes much of the politics within the Middle East.

By Vicky Osborn

Contemporary Operating Environment

What is Behind the Qatar-Gulf Tensions?

Why is Qatar facing censure and sanctions from its Gulf neighbours? RUSI (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies) Research Fellow Michael Stephens helps explain in this...

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