New research shows that the need for winning hearts and minds during counterinsurgency missions may be overstated.
Dr. Guy Golan and Michael Ardaiolo discuss the effectiveness of public diplomacy during counterinsurgency with Dr. Raphael Cohen.
Just How Important Are ‘Hearts and Minds’ Anyway? Counterinsurgency Goes to the Polls, Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 37, Issue 4, 2014.
Dr. Raphael Cohen joined the RAND Corporation in August 2014. He has worked on a variety of defense and foreign policy issues, including counterinsurgency, Middle East and European security, intelligence contracting and civil-military relations. Prior to joining RAND, Cohen was a pre-doctoral fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. He previously has held research fellowships at the American Enterprise Institute and the National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations. A military intelligence branched major in the Army Reserve, Cohen has held a variety of command and staff positions in both the active and reserve components, including during two combat tours in Iraq from 2005 to 2006 and again from 2007 to 2008. He also is an adjunct professor of Security Studies in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
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