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Counterinsurgency Strategy: Home


When searching for information on this topic, potential keywords to use include :

  • COIN / counterinsurgency &
  • Afghanistan
  • ISAF
  • the Taliban

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This LibGuide includes links to content found on the web (e.g. websites, news & blogs, reports, etc.) as well as a select number of articles and books available from the NATO Multimedia Library.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive collection of material on counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. The selection criteria for the websites and documents included was based on each item's currency and relevancy to this topic. 

Furthermore, quick search boxes for online databases subscribed by the Library (available to staff working at NATO HQ) as well as links to the library catalog are available for you to locate additional resources.


This LibGuide is intended to provide a few starting points to assist you with your research on issues related to counterinsurgency strategy, in particular in the context of NATO's role in Afghanistan.

Good places to start your research include :