About Smartwar.org

SmartWar.org is a blog about foreign policy, strategy, and conflict simulation.

Why “Smart War”?

War is one of the oldest and most universal forms of human behavior, and it seems to change as much as it stays the same. Modern war is simultaneously Clausewitz with nukes and Che with airplanes; with so many deadly ways to kill each other and literally destroy the world, it is more important than ever to understand the dynamics of conflict. Scrooge McDuck might say “work smarter, not harder,” but this blog’s motto is to fight smarter, not harder.

A bit about me, “Robert Hossal”

Robert Hossal is the pen name I use to write online. I completed an M.A. in War Studies at King’s College London in 2012, and this blog began as an introductory resource for beginners in the field of War & Strategic studies.

Contribute to the blog

Join the discussion & contribute with your own posts on the Smart War blog. Just send me an email at mail@smartwar.org to let me know you’re interested. I especially welcome fellow students of war to contribute.