There are over three dozen violent insurgencies around the globe today, including in such high-profile countries as Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine. If we are to understand modern warfare, we need to understand insurgencies. Waging Insurgent Warfare weaves together an impressive analysis of how groups start, wage, and end insurgencies.
Seth G. Jones is director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, as well as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He served in several positions at U.S. Special Operations Command, including as a plans officer and advisor to the commanding general for U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan (Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan).