Tom Wein - Columnist

Tom is a defence industry and strategy analyst with experience in the Middle East and strategic communications. He has worked as a project manager for Strategic Communication Laboratories, and published numerous policy papers and articles.

As Britain and America have discovered in recent years, countering an insurgency is one of the toughest challenges a military can face. Even the best trained forces in the world, assisted by the world’s most advanced intelligence support, struggle. We should not expect current counterinsurgent conflicts – such as that in Northeast...Full Article »
The conflict in Northeast Nigeria is now often mentioned in the same breath as Syria and Iraq. The fighting there has been bitter, and Boko Haram have proven tough foes. It is therefore gratifying that the Nigerian military has made many of the right reforms in recent months to produce a more potent and disciplined force. They have reorganised,...Full Article »