Center for Irregular Warfare & Armed Groups Events

Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) events bring together top academics and leaders of the special operations community to discuss emerging trends in irregular warfare and armed groups to bridge the gap between strategy, academics, and operations. These events are opportunities to expand upon the joint knowledge base of the community and foster interoperability between the military and institutions.

James Giordano, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. gives a presentation at a symposium hosted by the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups at the school in Newport, Rhode Island.
James Giordano, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. gives a presentation at a symposium hosted by the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) at the school in Newport, Rhode Island. The symposium, “Rising Tides,” explored the spectrum of challenges that scholars, operators, and practitioners will deal with in the future and included sessions titled Hard Science and Dark Futures; ISIS: Ideology and Propaganda; Grey Zone Strategies: South China Sea, Economic Warfare and Capital Markets; Food Security; Assessing Irregular Environments; Nigerian Chameleon: The Many Faces of Boko Haram; and Gibridnaya: Russian New Generation Warfare on Land and Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel L. Kuester/Released)

About CIWAG Events

The U.S. Naval War College CIWAG symposia and workshops bring together U.S. and international academics, practitioners, and operators to discuss various strategic and operational challenges associated with irregular warfare and armed groups. Our next Irregular Warfare Symposium is tentatively planned for 2020; to receive further updates please email us at ciwag@usnwc.edu.

About the Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups

Established by a team of professors, our goal at the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups is to promote and support research, while pursuing the study of contemporary irregular warfare and non-state actors. Additionally, CIWAG facilitates interaction and collaboration between professional military educational institutions, civilian academics, and battlefield practitioners.

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Past Center for Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups Events

To view our previous CIWAG symposia and learn more about topics our experts have discussed on irregular warfare and armed groups follow the link below.

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