Professor Williams’ Research Website at UMass Dartmouth

Professor Williams’ book:
Counter Jihad: America’s Military Experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria


“A superb chronicle of the campaigns to counter Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and their affiliates—by a student of, and participant in, those campaigns.”—General David Petraeus, former Director of the CIA and Commander of U.S. Central Command and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Review by U.S. Air Force Institute
Review by US Army
Review by New York Journal of books
Review by H-War
Review by H-Asia
Review by Mid East Studies Assoc.
Review by US Army ‘Parameter’
Review by Journal of Military History

Professor Williams’ book:
The Last Warlord. The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime.

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Review by CIA
Review in Kirkus Review
Review by Publishers Weekly

Review by Maclean’s

Professor Williams’ book:
Predators. The CIA’s Drone War on Al Qaeda

Review by Small Wars Journal
Review by Cap. Ian S. Bertram, USAF
Review by Boston Globe
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Review by Strategic Studies Institute

Professor Williams’ book:
Afghanistan Declassified. A Guide to America’s
Longest War.
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Review by the Review of Middle East Studies

Review by Priyanka Singh in Military History
Review by Publishers Weekly
Review by US Ambassador to Afghanistan

Professor Williams’ book:
Inferno in Chechnya. The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings.

Review by DefenceReport
Review by Times Literary Supplement
Review by U.S. Army
Review by Publishers Weekly

Professor Williams’ book:
The Crimean Tatars:  The Diaspora Experience and the Forging of a Nation.
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Central Eurasian Studies Review

Professor Williams’ book:
The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin’s Conquest

Review by Andrew Wilson-UCL SSEES
Review in Open Democracy
Review in Literary Review

Dispatch From Afghanistan. Dr. Williams photo blogs from the ‘Forgotten War
Dr. Williams on NPR Radio in Case of Bin Laden’s Driver.
Dr. Williams’ video “Living with a Warlord”