Adam J. Tiffen

Selected Publications

Tiffen was an early blogger of the Iraq war, and wrote the war blog (archived here)The Replacements” during his first deployment to Iraq from 2005 to 2006 when he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Baghdad and Al Anbar Province.  The blog received considerable exposure and was featured on the front page of the Style Section of the Washington Post. Excerpts from the blog were published in the Sandbox for Slate magazine and were featured in The Sandbox Book, published in 2009.  

He continues to write on a wide range of subjects, including post-conflict reconstruction, U.S. foreign policy, national security, alternative energy, climate change, and veteran's affairs.

Obama's Comprehensive Approach to Counterterrorism, World Affairs Journal, February 27, 2015

Why do we remember Charlie Hebdo, but ignore the 2,000 dead in Nigeria?, Talking Points Memo, February 10, 2015 

Ash Carter's Asia Plans, Defense One, December 15, 2014

The Urgent Need For Diplomacy With Iran, The National Memo, November 28, 2014

Turkey's Perennial Bogeyman, Foreign Policy Association, October 20, 2014

How The Private Sector Can Get On Board With Hiring Veterans, Task & Purpose, October 3, 2014 

Ebola, ISIS, and "Boots on the Ground" Inside Sources, September 19, 2014

Arming the Kurds is the First Step in Establishing Kurdistan as an Independent Nation, Global Post, September 9, 2014

NATO and Russia: Playing Chicken in Eastern Europe, Truman National Security Project, September 3, 2014

How the Rules of Engagement Save Lives, Task & Purpose, August 22, 2014

The New Neo-Colonialism in Africa, Global Policy Journal, August 19, 2014

Internet Backbone Vulnerable to Terror Attack, Boston Herald, August 13, 2014

A Veteran's Perspective: Congress Must Not Threaten Climate Leadership, Roll Call, August 6, 2014

Taking Climate Policy Inspiration from the Danish, Inside Sources, July 24, 2014

Obama is Taking a Page from Reagan in Dealing with Iran, Task and Purpose, July 16, 2014

Rethinking Kurdistan, Foreign Policy Association, July 8, 2014
A Short History of America's "Formal" Wars, Task & Purpose, July 3, 2014
How the Declaration of Independence Almost Changed History, Task & Purpose, July 1, 2014
America's Veterans Are Losing Their Collective Voice, Task & Purpose, June 10, 2014
Unpacking The Civilian-Military Divide, Task & Purpose, June 2, 2014
Going Green On The Battlefield Saves Lives, War on the Rocks, May 22, 2014
US Pivot To Asia Would Be Strengthened By Greater Investment In Africa, Global Post, May 20, 2014
Making The Most Of A Cruise Gone Bad, Baltimore Sun, June 3, 2013
The Iraq War: In One Lawyer's Words, American Lawyer Magazine, March 22, 2013
Fighting Words, Washington Post, January 10, 2007 (about Adam Tiffen by Peter Carlson)
The Sandbox: Dispatches from Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007 (Contributor)
AM Law 200 Lawyers Reflect On Life In The War Zone, The American Lawyer, June 18, 2007 (About Adam Tiffen by Ben Hallman)
Graffitti, The Sandbox, December 13, 2006
Save the Rainforests, The Sandbox, December 1, 2006
Ambush, The Sandbox, December 1, 2006​
The Enemy, The Sandbox, October 23, 2006
The Search, The Sandbox, October 14, 2006
Night Patrol: A Mission With The Iraqi Army, Armchair General, May 3, 2006