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Issue: Vol. 1, #2 - December 2007

The Culture & Conflict Review is an online peer-review journal produced by the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies, bringing you analysis of current events, policy, operations, and human terrain in South and Central Asia as well as other regions of the world. Premised on the belief that the United States must understand the culture and human terrain of other nations and peoples, we offer commentary and analysis on issues of current interest to policy makers, military commanders, academics, and the general public. We are particularly interested in issues addressing culture, anthropology, regional and identity politics, and the contemporary role of U.S. forces in areas of conflict. New issues of The Culture & Conflict Review are published on a quarterly basis.

Welcome to The Culture & Conflict Review

I am pleased to welcome you to our new e-journal The Culture and Conflict Review (TCCR).  The purpose of this journal is to provide a constructive forum for the discussion of current events, policy perspectives, operational analysis, and opinions concerning South and Central Asia as well as other conflict regions.  We are especially interested in publishing articles which challenge conventional wisdom and assessments – critical as well as supportive – of US and international policies.

This journal, as well as the website that hosts it, is dedicated to the proposition that an understanding of the ‘human terrain” and culture is critical for the United States.  How can the United States win the trust and confidence of people if we don’t understand them and their desires?  We believe that human terrain will continue to be critical in future conflicts.  If the most recent Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) is correct, for example, the conflicts of today are the kind we will be fighting over the next generation.  Hence, the TCCR is especially interested in publishing articles describing and discussing culture dynamics from the mundane to the esoteric. The understanding of such has and will continue to be a central variable in the relations amongst nations as well as non-state actors. Our primary goal is to recognize and understand cultural dynamics and educate the general public concerning them.

The Program for Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS) at the Naval Postgraduate School also desires to actively engage the academic community and general public for information, criticism, suggestions concerning our program.  While we do not intend to start a new blog, we are interested in hearing and publishing opinions concerning our program’s interests, products, and positions.  

In conclusion thank you for taking an interest in our journal and I encourage you to submit an article or opinion. To submit an article, please view our Author's Guide.

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