Brian Downing

Brian M Downing is a political-military analyst, author of The Military Revolution and Political Change and The Paths of Glory: Social Change in America from the Great War to Vietnam, and co-author with Danny Rittman of The Samson Heuristic. He can be reached at

An Iranian Perestroika?

War Movies and Veteran Memory

Elections in Afghanistan, the Second Time Around

Losing the War

Rethinking the Afghan Insurgency

The Paradox of Financial Disorder

Democracy in Iran

The Road Out of Iraq

The Perils of Modernization in Afghanistan

Pakistan on the Brink

Reports From Foreign Provinces

Evil in the Valley