Burke Chair on Counterinsurgency

The counterinsurgency project provides ongoing analysis of insurgency warfare and U.S. counterinsurgency tactics. With a focus on U.S. military operations against insurgent activities abroad, as well as the ever-evolving tactics of insurgent actors, the effort takes a comprehensive approach to following insurgency trends and responses.

Focuses of the counterinsurgency project include: 

  • The Iraq insurgency, lessons, and counterinsurgency responses
  • Modern challenges in counterinsurgency warfare
  • Strategies for asymmetric warfare
  • Lessons of international cooperation in counterterrorism
  • Efforts to shape the future of counterinsurgency warfare

Major Works and Books on Counterinsurgency

Cordesman_WinningAfgha_110.jpg Winning in Afghanistan: Creating Effective Afghan Security Forces




Observations From a Visit to Iraq: Memorandum to General Odierno

Latest Works on Counterinsurgency

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In addition to several published books that can be purchased online from the CSIS Press, the project focuses on the steady development of working documents that are revised on an ongoing basis. As a result, all of the material provided in this section should be regarded as working material that is subject to update. To provide suggestions corrections to any material, please send your comments to the Office of the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at BurkeChair@csis.org.