CTX Journal Vol. 5, No. 1

February 2015 

  1. Letter from the Editor

    Elizabeth Skinner
  2. About the Contributors

  3. Hizb-ut-Tahrir: The New Islamic State

    Surinder Kumar Sharma, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
  4. Factors for the Success of Jihadist Information Operations in Social Media

    CPT Edval Zoto, Albanian ArmED FORCES
  5. Sustainability of the Afghan Security Forces: A Wicked Problem

    Guy Duczynski, Australian Special Operations Command
    Samuel H. Huddleston, US Army AND
    COL Jaroslaw Jablonski, Polish Special Forces
  6. Understanding the Intensity of Boko Haram's Terrorism

    Muhammad Feyyaz, University of Management and Technology
  7. CTAP INTERVIEW: Robert Nickelsberg, Time Magazine

    With Leo Blanken, US Naval Postgraduate School
  8. THE MOVING IMAGE: SERE on the Silver Screen

    Kalev I. Sepp, US Naval Postgraduate School


A Nigerian soldier stands guard at a security checkpoint in Lagos, Nigeria, April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Joseph Penney © Corbis. All rights reserved.


This journal is not an official DoD publication. The views expressed or implied within are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of any governmental or nongovernmental organization or agency of the United States of America or any other country.


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Michael Freeman Executive Editor
Anna Simons Executive Editor
Elizabeth Skinner Managing Editor
Ryan Stuart Design & Layout
Madhusudan Aggarwal Webmaster & Tech. Lead


Victor Asal

University of Albany SUNY


National Defense University

Lawrence Cline

Naval Postgraduate School

Stephen Di Rienzo

National Intelligence University

Sajjan Gohel

Asia Pacific Foundation

Sebastian Gorka

National Defense University

Jakub Grygiel

School of Advanced Int'l. Studies

Thomas Marks

National Defense University

Thomas Mockaitis

DePaul University

Alfred Oehlers

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Paul Shemella

Naval Postgraduate School

Kenneth Poole

Joint Special Operations University

Nadia Schadlow

Smith Richardson Foundation

Jennifer Morrison Taw

Claremont McKenna College

David Ucko

National Defense University

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