COL Isaiah Wilson is an Academy Professor and the Director of American Politics, Public Policy and Strategy at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He is responsible for all aspects of the American Politics program and also serves as Director of the Department of Social Sciences Personnel Management and Human Resources Division.
A graduate from the United States Military Academy, he holds an M.P.A., and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science (government) from Cornell University. He was the George C. Marshall Award recipient from the US Army Command and General Staff College in 2002 receiving an M.M.A.S. in strategy. Colonel Wilson is also a graduate from the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) where he received an M.M.A.S. in theater operational planning.
COL Wilson has most recently published journal articles relating to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and insurgency and counter insurgency in general, to include essays for the Journal of Strategic Studies, Military Review and a pending article for Foreign Affairs. He currently has a book manuscript in editing examining the structural causes behind the absence of a “postwar” operational plan for Iraq, titled Thinking Beyond War: Why America Fails to Win the Peace (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming) and a contract under negotiation with Random House publishers for a sequel to this work focusing on the history of the US Army as an occupation force in comparative perspective.
Research history is not available at this time.
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