Thomas R. Mockaitis, Ph.D.
Department of History,
(O) 773 325-7471
(H) 847 501-2623
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B.A., Modern European History,
Professor of History,
Chair Department of History, July 1997 - 2000
Associate Professor of History,
Assistant Professor of History,
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Insurgency, counterinsurgency, peace operations, terrorism, unconventional war, NATO, Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC/CA), general military history, United Nations
CONSULTING, EDITORIAL, AND MEDIA EXPERIENCE:
Center for Civil-Military Cooperation,
Center for Civil Military Cooperation,
Media Commentator, Terrorism, Conflict, Peacekeeping: National Public Radio, WBEZ, WTTW Public TV, WGN TV; FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS affiliates
Terrorism: Myths and Reality
CIMIC [Civil-military Cooperation] and CT [Counterterrorism], special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies, vol. 17, no. 4 (December 2006), co-edited with Joseph Soeters and Mirjam Granda
Grand Strategy in the War on Terrorism, Thomas R. Mockaitis and Brian
Future of Peace Operations: Old Challenge for a New Century, Thomas R. Mockaitis and Erwin Schmidt, Eds., Small Wars and Insurgencies, 15/2, (London: Frank Cass, 2004)
Civil-Military Cooperation in Kosovo: Common Mistakes and Best Practices – in process; Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
Peacekeeping in Intrastate Conflict: The Sword or the Olive
British Counterinsurgency in the Post-Imperial Era.
British Counterinsurgency, 1919-1960. London: Macmillan Ltd., 1990 (winner of 1990 Templer Medal, awarded annually by the Society for
Army Historical Research (UK), best book in British military history
Applied English Skills. EMC Paradigm, 1997. (2nd ed. of Easy Business English, 1990.).
"Winning Hearts and Minds in the War on Terrorism," Terrorism and Grand
"The Future of Terrorism Studies," Terrorism and Grand Strategy
”Terrorism Past and Present,” World Book: Focus on Terrorism
"British Army," "Former Yugoslavia," "
Bridging the Gap: Humanitarian Organizations and the Military in Peace
Operations," in Erich Reiter, Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik
"From Counterinsurgency to Peacemaking: New Applications for an Old
Approach,” Saving Democracies:
“From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?,” in
Erwin Schmidl, ed. Peace Operations Between War and Peace (
"Unconventional Conflicts" in Sam Sarkesian, ed.,
“Intervention in Civil Conflict: Peace-Keeping or Enforcement” in Alex
Morrison and James Kiras, eds. Peacekeeping with Muscle
(Clementsport, Nova Scotia: Lester Pearson Canadian Peacekeeping Centre
“From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?,” Small Wars and Insurgencies 10/2 (Autumn 1999).
“From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?” in Erwin Schmidl, ed., Peace Operations Between Peace and War: Four Studies (Vienna: Military Science Bureau of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, 1998): 21-36.
"Peacekeeping in Intra-state Conflicts," Small Wars and Insurgencies, 6/1 (Spring 1995): 112-125.
"Low-intensity Conflict: The British Experience," Conflict Quarterly, 13/1 (Winter 1993): 7-16.
"A New Era of Counterinsurgency." Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 136/1 (Spring 1991): 73-8.
"The Origins of British Counterinsurgency." Small Wars and Insurgencies, 1/3 (Dec. 1990): 209-25.
“What We Can Learn from the Brits,”
“The Politics of Fear,”
“Unlearned Lessons from a Forgotten War,”
“Civil Liability, Life after Terrorism,” San Francisco Chronicle,
SCHOLARLY PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
"The Future of Peace Operations," Conference on Peacekeeping Co-sponsored by the Austrian National Defense Academy and DePaul University, Vienna, Austria, May 2002
Counterinsurgency, Guest Lecture, USMC Command and
Counterinsurgency, Guest Lecture,
NATO and Peace Operations: The Case of Kosovo, Peacekeeping and the 21st Century, conference,
Implications for Future Military Interventions," at "What After NATO's
"Bridging the Gap: NGOs and the Military in Peace Operations," Conference
sponsored by Militarwissenschaftliches Buro des BMLV (Military Science
Department of the Austrian Ministry of Defense),
"Counterinsurgency: Law and Legitimacy,” presentation, U.S. Information
Agency Seminar for Columbian community leaders/academics,
"From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?,” paper, Peacekeeping Seminar sponsored by Militarwissenschaftliches Buro des BMLV (Military Science Department of the Austrian Ministry of Defense), Vienna, Austria, November 1997.
“Peacekeeping,” presentation, staff seminar, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, U.K., Aug. 1997.
“From Counterinsurgency to Peacekeeping,” presentations, conference co-sponsored by St. Joseph’s U. and the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Phil., Pa. May 1997
“Intervention in Civil Conflict: Peacekeeping or Enforcement?” Peacekeeping with Muscle, Lester Pearson Canadian Peacekeeping Centre Round table, May 1996.
“The U.N., NATO, and the
"Keeping the Peace: Counterinsurgency in the Post-imperial Era." RMAC,
"Low-Intensity Conflict: The British Experience." Paper presented at conference on
"Low-Intensity Conflict: The New Face of
"Sir Walter Scott and the Problem of Revolution." Paper presented at Fourth
International Scott Conference,
"Malaya, a Reappraisal," Paper presented to the Staff Seminar, Royal Military
Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom, July 1987.
GRANTS AND AWARDS:
Peacekeeping in Intrastate Conflict, 1995.
Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter Charter Member, Phi Alpha Theta