• Remote Warfare and the Boko Haram Insurgency

    Remote Warfare and the Boko Haram Insurgency

    This report by Open Briefing examines the effectiveness of the use of remote warfare by the Nigerian government, its regional allies and Western states to counter the threat of Boko Haram.

  • Defining Remote Warfare: Security Cooperation

    Defining Remote Warfare: Security Cooperation

    This briefing paper provides an overview of a central, but often overlooked, instrument of US remote warfare: security cooperation.

  • The Golden Age of Special Operations Forces

    The Golden Age of Special Operations Forces

    Abigail Watson writes about the history of US Special Operations Forces and some of the potential risks surrounding their current use.

  • Are there sufficient mechanisms to protect UK special forces?

    Are there sufficient mechanisms to protect UK special forces?

    In light of recent reports that UK special forces could have been left “understaffed” for years, Abigail Watson writes for DefenceReport about whether the current level of oversight is sufficient to protect our special forces.