Army War College Publication Repository      Total Publications 132


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: April 2017

Welcome to the most recent issue of the PKSOI Peace & Stability Journal. In this edition the PKSOI Director Colonel Gregory Dewitt will introduce the articles of the Journal, go over the past three months of PKSOI's activities and also brief you on the upcoming major activities and events. This journal will feature articles from PKSOI Subject Matter Experts in their respective fields and also include articles from PKSOI interns. The feature article is from PKSOI's own Commander Danny King titled: Migrants on the Sea.


Author: Emma Vialpando

Published: March 2017

The stability operation in Haiti from January 14 to June 1, 2010 demonstrated how over a dozen U.S. Government departments and agencies worked together effectively in an unprecedented large-scale foreign humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (FHA/DR) effort. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, precipitated the operation. The Haiti action, known within the U.S. military as Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE, was not only a whole-of-government, but also a whole-of-nation and global undertaking. The United States played a significant role in the Haiti earthquake relief effort in collaboration with more than 140 countries and over 1,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).


Editor: Colonel Christopher J Holshek

Published: March 2017

For three years now, the Civil Affairs Association and its partners have provided the Civil Affairs Regiment a way to provide experience-based feedback and advice to institutional and policy level leadership on the future of the Civil Affairs force through an annual fall symposium. These symposia result in Civil Affairs Issue Papers published and presented at the spring roundtable. The workshop built upon Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s 2015 Symposium challenge to the CA Regiment to contribute to the discussion of the future force through the Army Warfighting Challenges. This discussion was motivated by the general recognition of CA’s longstanding role as more than a critical “force multiplier” or tactical “enabler” in decisive action.


Author: Dr David Alpher

Published: January 2017

In the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the short-lived Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) briefly held a mandate to lead post-war reconstruction efforts. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) under L. Paul Bremer replaced ORHA before its plans could be implemented. Autopsies of replacing the ORHA and the consequences of the CPA’s subsequent handling of the Iraq mission abound, but they focused on the Iraq mission as a historical narrative. However, the United States (US) now faces a lengthening list of probable reconstruction and stabilization (R&S) missions in the near future. Rather than burying the autopsies, the contrast between ORHA’s plans and the CPA’s implementation offers instructive lessons for future R&S missions.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: December 2016

This SOLLIMS Sampler [Special Edition] comes at a critical moment as global forcible displacement reaches an all-time high, surpassing levels post-WWII, and as violent conflicts driving displacement continue without abate, echoing in war-ravaged Aleppo. While Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) often result from conflict, if the needs of both displaced people and host communities are not addressed, displacement itself may produce further instability. This publication specifically examines lessons from Syria's ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, drawing on insights from prior situations of displacement to inform response to current crises.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: November 2016

This publication showcases the value of Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace and Stability Operations – with lessons from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Philippines.  This product also offers an extensive list of references/reports/articles that can serve as a “toolkit” for leaders, planners, and practitioners.  [Review - 1 Feb 2017]


Author: Andrew H Fowler

Published: September 2016

This stability operations case study project emerged from a Joint Requirements Oversight Council task to examine how Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) institutions teach operational planning for steady-state peacekeeping and stability operations. The Joint Staff J-7 requested the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), as the Joint Proponent for Peace and Stability Operations, accomplish a number of tasks to improve JPME curricula. As part of this effort, PKSOI is developing a series of professionally focused, historical case studies of successful joint peacekeeping and stability operations. The purpose of these case studies is to provide balanced analyses of the strategic conditions and guidance underlying each selected operation, and describe how military leaders successfully interpreted and implemented this guidance during the conduct of joint operations.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: August 2016

This issue will focus on articles generated from PKSOI's annual Peace & Stability Training and Education Workshop or PSOTEW. The PKSOI Director COL Greg Dewitt will also brief you on PKSOI's activities over the past three months as well as the upcoming major events and activities.


Published: August 2016

This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations, and it provides considerations for military interaction with governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multinational forces, and other interorganizational partners.


Author: Mister Ryan Sean McCannell

Published: August 2016

As the United States winds down its stabilization operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of State (DOS) and U.S. Agency for International Development will face bureaucratic and political pressures to abandon their already modest reconstruction and stabilization (R&S) lines of effort in favor of more traditional diplomacy and development assistance priorities. This period of relative peace allow policy makers to reflect on past challenges to creating a “civilian surge” capacity and determining feasible, acceptable, and suitable ways and means to ensure robust civilian participation in future R&S operations.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: August 2016

This edition covers the following Stabilization and Transition topics: Governance, Security, Economic Stabilization, Infrastructure, Rule of Law, FHA / HADR, and Interagency.  In this issue, our PKSOI Stability sector experts provide their analysis and thoughts on the submitted lessons.  Contact info is provided to continue the dialogue


Author: Glen M Harned

Published: July 2016

This stability operations case study project emerged from a Joint Requirements Oversight Council task to examine how Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) institutions teach operational planning for steady-state peacekeeping and stability operations. The Joint Staff J-7 requested the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), as the Joint Proponent for Peace and Stability Operations, accomplish a number of tasks to improve JPME curricula. As part of this effort, PKSOI is developing a series of professionally focused, historical case studies of successful joint peacekeeping and stability operations. The purpose of these case studies is to provide balanced analyses of the strategic conditions and guidance underlying each selected operation, and describe how military leaders successfully interpreted and implemented this guidance during the conduct of joint operations.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: June 2016

This publication spotlights the criticality of investing in Training for, and during, Peace and Stability Operations – with lessons from Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, and other operations and programs.  This product also offers an extensive list of references/documents/links that can serve as a “toolkit” for trainers, planners, and practitioners.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: May 2016

PKSOI is honored to be designated as a NATO Partnership Training and Education Center in Brussels Belgium. On 5 April 2016 PKSOI was designated as a NATO PTEC. The new PKSOI Director will brief the past three months of PKSOI's activities and events, the upcoming key events as well as introduce the articles in the journal. Please click on the Director's Corner video to view.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: May 2016

This compendium provides a number of lessons learned submitted by U.S. Army War College students while attending elective courses on stability operations. Lessons cover the following topics: Ebola response and Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF); climate change as a driver of instability; Superstorm Sandy relief operations; interagency coordination during Operation Iraqi Freedom, tactical development operations, systems thinking in budgeting, and the Plan of the Alliance for the Prosperity of the Northern Triangle.


Author: Michelle Hughes, Michael Miklaucic

Published: May 2016

Foreword by Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (USA) Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command The case studies and analyses in this volume make clear that understanding the dynamics associated with illicit power and state weakness is essential to preventing or resolving armed conflict. These case studies also point out that confronting illicit power requires coping with political and human dynamics in complex, uncertain environments. People fight today for the same fundamental reasons the Greek historian Thucydides identified nearly 2,500 years ago: fear, honor and interests.


Author: Colonel Brian J Hammer

Published: March 2016

This handbook defines services essential to sustain human life during stability operations (water, sanitation, transportation, medical, etc.), the infrastructure needed to deliver such services, and potential joint force responsibilities.


Author: Professor Richard Chase Coplen

Published: March 2016

This handbook outlines joint force support to economic development. It addresses conducting a comprehensive economic assessment, employment and business generation, trade, agriculture, financial sector development and regulation, and legal transformation.


Author: John C Church Jr., Colonel Christopher J Holshek

Published: March 2016

The following CA award winning issues papers clearly illustrate many of the impending challenges for the CA force, and we recognize their innovative concepts and insight. • First Place: Renewed Relevance: CA Develop Human Networks for Effective Engagement, by Maj. Arnel P. David. • Second Place: From Green to Blue: U.S. Army Civil Affairs and International Police Engagement, by Capt. Rob Kobol, and Civil Engagement as a Tool for Conflict Prevention: A Case Study, by Capt. Tammy Sloulin and Lt. Col. Steve Lewis. • Third Place: The Role of Civil Affairs in Counter-Unconventional Warfare, by Maj. Shafi Saiduddin. • Fourth Place: Civil Affairs Forces, U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard, and State Partnership Program: Is There Room for Engagement, by Maj. David E. Leiva and Maj. John Nonnemaker.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: March 2016

This publication presents a selection of lessons on “Building Stable Governance” – with examples from Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and other areas.  Lessons discuss local understanding, local ownership, security, conflict resolution, decentralization, public servants, state-citizen relations, and ‘steady state’ sustainment.  This compendium offers an extensive bibliography and several annexes on governance-related topics. 


Editor: Doctor Karen J. Finkenbinder

Published: February 2016

This handbook is primarily for commanders and planners, rather than for lawyers. It is a practical guide that provides templates, tools, best practices, and lessons learned for planning and execution at the theater-of-operations level and below. Its primary purpose is to aid US military commanders and planners to more fully understand their roles and tasks in establishing ROL in fragile states during stability operations, in failed states, or in occupied territory in the immediate post-conflict period. Planning and executing ROL efforts to support military missions and giving legal advice to the commander on those missions are two different functions. While legal professionals are critical participants in ROL activities to support joint operations, planning for operations which include tasks to restore or strengthen ROL is a commander and operational planner responsibility.


Author: Mister Anthony S Lieto

Published: February 2016

The major civilian United States Government (USG), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that play key roles as donors and implementing partners are discussed in the handbook. Understanding the complexity of the “state reconstruction” environment will assist planners in achieving a more unified effort with major stakeholders. This handbook also includes assessment and evaluation tools, lists of crucial planning considerations, military tasks matrices, and principles of practice. Vignettes and case studies, informed from on-the-ground experiences, illustrate key concepts and best practices. A special topics section discusses the strategic relationships between governance operations and counterinsurgency, political reconciliation, SFA, SSR, and ungoverned areas.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: February 2016

In September 2015, President Obama hosted a Leaders' Summit on UN Peacekeeping after a year-long critical review of gaps in peacekeeping missions culminated in the June 2015 Report of the High-Level Independent Panel on United Nations Peace Operations. This review emerged at a fitting moment, as UN Peacekeeping had recently experienced a number of "firsts" - the return of Europe to peacekeeping in Africa after two decades, an increase of intelligence capabilities within a mission, the utilization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance, the deployment of a UN 'offensive' combat force, and the opening of UN bases to protect civilians. Additionally, certain UN peacekeeping issues have recently seen notable international censure and praise - from the condemnation of a heinous trend of sexual abuse by peacekeepers to applause for the success of all-female Formed Police Units (FPU). As such, it is now timely to devote a SOLLIMS Sampler to understanding Lessons Learned from the recent Shifts in United Nations Peacekeeping.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: January 2016

This issue of the Peace and Stability Journal features articles on the theme of "Enhancing Security Cooperation through Aligned Strategic Planning. In the Director's Corner COL Dan Pinnell will recap PKSOI's engagements over the past three months as well as inform you of upcoming events.


Author: Miss Whitney Grespin

Published: January 2016

The activities of private companies in combat operations and complex environments have traditionally drawn minimal attention when compared to their historic presence in such settings; yet in the last twenty years the services of these companies have grown to become a seemingly indispensable part of the modern western stabilization arsenal, as well as the subject of much media attention.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: December 2015

This Sampler presents 10 lessons dealing with “concepts, principles and applications” of FHA.  It offers a comprehensive list of references, handbooks, and websites that should benefit all practitioners – as well as 3 annexes with civil-military partnering lessons.  Finally, recommendations & guidelines for senior leaders and planners are captured in the Conclusion section. 


Published: October 2015

Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-07.6, Protection of Civilians, replaces Army Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (ATTP) 3-37.31, Civilian Casualty Mitigation, dated 18 July 2012. ATP 3-07.6 is the primary doctrinal publication for the protection of civilians during unified land operations, including the mitigation of civilian casualties and mass atrocity response operations (MARO).


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: October 2015

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles generated from the AUSA/PKSOI event, The Future of Stability Operations;


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: September 2015

This Sampler explores the complex issues involved in Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA).  It presents a lesson report containing ten lessons from recently conducted FHA operations, an extensive list of references, and three annexes with top observations from operations in Haiti, Japan, and the Philippines.  Additionally, considerations and guidelines for senior military leaders and staffs to take into account during planning and execution of Foreign Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief operations are captured in the Conclusion section.


Published: September 2015

This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Maritime Task Force, focusing on maritime support to a UN Mission1 and Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Maritime Task Force’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.


Published: September 2015

This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Engineer Unit, focusing on Military Engineer support to a UN Mission1 and Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Engineer Unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.


Author: Colonel Jason A Kirk

Published: September 2015

DoD’s Geographic Combatant Commands (GCCs) have the imperative to assess their Theater Campaign Plans in response to DoD’s recent 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. As a “case-study” relevant to all GCCs this paper analyzes the risks and opportunities facing U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in reviewing climate change impacts primarily in the Caribbean region of its Area of Operations.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: July 2015

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles resulting from the 2015 Peace & Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW) held at the National Defense University in Washington DC.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: July 2015

This special edition SOLLIMS Sampler provides Lessons Learned on the following cross-cutting principles: Host Nation Ownership & Capacity; Political Primacy; Legitimacy; Unity of Effort; Security; Conflict Transformation; and, Regional Engagement.  These principles are outcome-focused; they serve as overarching themes that should guide all actions/efforts toward desired stability outcomes.


Published: July 2015

This Manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Police Unit, focusing on Military Police support to a UN Mission and Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Police unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.


Author: Doctor Thomas G Matyok

Published: July 2015

In this study, Dr. Thomas Matyok dares us, as military planners and conflict analysts, to think more deeply about religion. Since religion can be a major driver of both peace and violence, Dr. Matyok argues that we need to do better at recognizing how religious factors play out in shaping human motivations and aspirations in conflict situations.


Author: Doctor Raymond A Millen

Published: June 2015

In this study, Professor Raymond Millen has identified a persistent challenge in U.S. efforts to provide effective security cooperation and capacity building with fragile and failing states – the realm of ministerial advising. From his research and analysis, Professor Millen concludes by recommending the establishment of a professional ministerial corps.


Published: June 2015

This manual describes the United Nations (UN) Military Logistics Unit, a unique entity that comes into existence only when peacekeeping contingencies require a military capability due to time constraints, security, logistical shortfalls, redeployment needs, budgetary constraints, difficult terrain, environment or weather. Under these conditions, the UN Military Logistics Unit offers an alternative capability to accomplish the needed tasks. For example, if the UN’s logistics system needs reinforcement, the Military Logistics Unit can be tasked to deploy its additional capacity in scalable and modular elements.


Published: May 2015

This manual describes UN Military Signals Unit operations, focusing on Military Signals support to a UN Mission and its Force Headquarters. Always scalable in size, modular in function and Mission-tailored, the UN Military Signals Unit’s size and composition depend on the size, composition and requirements of the UN Mission it supports and the physical characteristics of the Mission area.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: April 2015

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of Security Sector Reform, Regionally Aligned Forces, and sustainable energy in UN PKO


Published: April 2015

This first edition of the United Nations (UN) Reconnaissance Unit Manual provides field commanders and their staff a guide for planning and conducting UN Reconnaissance Unit operations in support of UN peacekeeping Missions. Field Missions and UN Headquarters planners will also benefit from a common understanding of the employment, capabilities, tasks and organization of UN Reconnaissance Units as they develop the Statement of Unit Requirement (SUR) that is the basis for generating and deploying UN military units.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: February 2015

This publications presents lessons from several recent SSR endeavors – including Burundi, Liberia, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Chile.  It also includes discussions on the integration of SSR into peace agreements, and the incorporation of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) within an SSR strategy.


Published: February 2015

These guidelines focus on physical protection of civilians against violence in any form or manifestation by the perpetrator, including but not limited to armed groups, non-state actors and state actors (where applicable) individually or collectively at operational and tactical levels. They provide enough room for planners and commanders to incorporate changes in the planning and execution of operations as the situation evolves.


Author: John C Church Jr., Colonel Christopher J Holshek

Published: February 2015

The purpose of this paper is to provide a platform for the broader Civil Affairs community to communicate to important opinion leaders in the Executive and Legislative branches, as well as key military commands and institutions, what it thinks the ‘way-ahead’ should be for Civil Affairs, utilizing experienced operators rather than the just the usual Think-Tank approach.


Published: January 2015

This first edition of the United Nations Special Forces Manual provides field commanders and their staffs a guide for planning and conducting UN Special Operations in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations. What is more, the Troop Contributing Countries, United Nations Headquarters and Mission staff will find this Manual an essential reference as they plan for, generate and employ Special Forces for UN Missions.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: January 2015

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of building peacekeeping training and education centers in Africa, Eastern African Stadby Forces, and comments on the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report.


Published: January 2015

This first edition of the United Nations Manual on Military Aviation provides field commanders and their staff a guide for planning and conducting military aviation operations in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations. What is more, United Nations Headquarters and Mission staff will find this manual an essential reference as they plan for, generate and employ military aviation for UN Missions.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: November 2014

This publication presents lessons from peace/stability practitioners on the topic of “Reconstruction and Development.”  It also offers an extensive bibliography of publications, references, and links.  The eight lessons within this “Sampler” bring out the importance of comprehensive planning for reconstruction and development programs in post-conflict/ fragile countries, and the necessity for continuous teaming with host nation partners.


Published: November 2014

The United Nations Force Headquarters Handbook aims at providing information that will contribute to the understanding of the functioning of the Force HQ in a United Nations field mission to include organization, management and working of Military Component activities in the field. The information contained in this Handbook will be of particular interest to the Head of Military Component I Force Commander, Deputy Force Commander and Force Chief of Staff.


Author: Colonel Blace C Albert, LTC James P Allen

Published: November 2014

Transportation is the "web of union", and sustainability of systems relies upon political will. Sustainable transportation is the result of intentional policy at the strategic level and potentiates unified governance and economic growth. This paper proposes that a long term vision and four key principles of sustainable transportation are critical to success in establishing and operating transportation systems.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: October 2014

This issue of the Peace and Stability Journal features articles on the topics of, Afghan National Security Forces, Women, Peace and Security in Africa, Civil-Military Cooperation, and water security in Senegal.


Author: COL Michael C Griffen

Published: October 2014

The author examines the perceptions of victory and failure in counterinsurgencies throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries, and compares those perceptions with the British experience in Northern Ireland and the U.S. experience in Iraq. Most importantly, the monograph addresses the definition of a COIN victory in terms of Russell Weigley’s The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy, and Colin Gray’s analysis and argument that the American public, strategic, and military cultures do not agree upon the definitions within counterinsurgency.


Author: Colonel Stephen K Van Riper

Published: September 2014

The U.S., Europe and regional African players must tackle drug smuggling in West Africa to prevent that region from falling into chaos. Today, West Africa is a significant nexus for the illegal trafficking of oil, weapons, cigarettes, drugs and other commodities.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: August 2014

This report presents lessons, insights, and experiences from peace/stability practitioners on the topic of “Women, Peace and Security.”  Additionally, this publication offers an extensive bibliography of publications, reports, and briefings on this subject, as well as links to key organizations and recent developments/news. 


Author: Mister Benjamin D Kauffeld

Published: August 2014

A few important points that emerge from this monograph deserve special attention. The disparity in resources for personnel between USAID and DoD, a persistent barrier to effective coordination, makes it extremely difficult for USAID to have the float for training with our military colleagues.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: July 2014

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of alliance operations in Kosovo, global animal health engagement, planning a local procurement strategy in developing countries, UN Peacekeeping, and the Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW).


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: July 2014

This compendium provides a number of lessons learned submitted by U.S. Army War College students while attending elective courses on stability operations.  These lessons cover the following topics: improving local governance in Iraq; early reconstruction and security issues in Iraq; interagency teaming in southern Afghanistan; management/control over the Commander’s Emergency Response Program (CERP); integration opportunities between the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and USAID; requirements for Training & Education on stability operations; development challenges in northern Mexico; and, a planning tool/strategy for development and capacity-building.


Published: June 2014

FM 3-07 contributes to the Army and joint community by providing tactical guidance on the conduct of operations focused on stability. FM 3-07 addresses employment of forces in the conduct of operations focused on stability. FM 3-07 expounds on the doctrinal fundamentals and concepts established in ADRP 3-0 and ADRP 3-07. Readers should be familiar with ADRP 3-07, which establishes the doctrinal fundamentals for the conduct of operations focused on stability.


Author: Lieutenant Colonel John C Anderson

Published: June 2014

This paper explores how the concept of Human Security can perhaps move the interagency debate to the next level. Viewing Human Security as “boundary object” to bridge cultural and process divides between and among disparate organizations is a viable concept deserving of further exploration.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: May 2014

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of the Afghan drug war, the civil-military culture gap in humanitarian assistance operations, weaponizing peace, and partnerships in peacekeeping operations.


Author: PKSOI Interns

Published: May 2014

PKSOI Intern Anthology consisting of articles related to Peacekeeping and Stability Operations topics that include: The Peace, Stability, Irregular Warfare Research Project (PSI), The International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations Research Project, Army Training for Peace and Stability Activities, Protection of Civilians, United Nations Case Studies,


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: April 2014

This SOLLIMS Sampler covers a variety of recent cases whereby “challenges and spoilers” posed continuing threats to peace/stability.  Although no two cases are alike, this Sampler reveals key lessons and insights for dealing with threats/spoilers – especially the importance of “unity and resolve.” 


Author: Lieutenant Colonel Bruce K Ferrell

Published: March 2014

It is clear that fragile nation-states will continue to be a major contributor to instability in the international strategic environment. The United States, its allies and partners have attempted to mitigate the negative effects of fragile states through a variety of approaches, including military stability and reconstruction (S&R) operations such as those undertaken in Iraq and Afghanistan. America’s success rate at conducting S&R operations, however, is mixed.


Published: January 2014

This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for US military involvement in multinational operations


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: January 2014

This report provides several lessons from the SOLLIMS database – covering Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Liberia – which accentuate the importance of police forces and building HN police/security capacity as an integral component of peacekeeping and stability operations. 


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: December 2013

This special anniversary issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles generated by an AUSA hosted birthday event for PKSOI held at the AUSA headquarters in Arlington VA. A panel discussion of senior military and civilian members gave remarks on the future of stability operations.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: October 2013

This SOLLIMS Sampler presents several “enablers” for peacekeeping and stability operations – specific resources, systems, and tools that have worked particularly well in support of recent and ongoing operations, including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and several peacekeeping operations in Africa. 


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: August 2013

In Academic Year 2013, U.S. Army War College students in PKSOI elective courses were given the opportunity to enter a Lesson Learned into the SOLLIMS database. Their Lessons Learned covered a range of operations, including: Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and operations in Africa, Asia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Central America, and South America. This special edition of the SOLLIMS Sampler presents 8 of those lessons – providing a number of insightful recommendations toward improving future peacekeeping and stability operations.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: August 2013

The issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of military observers in West Africa, the American style of peacekeeping, integrating Serbian police officers into the Kosovo police force, and the strategic benefits of peace operations.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: August 2013

SOLLIMS Sampler - Strategic Lessons In Peacekeeping and Stability Operations (Summer 2013). Prior to the SOLLIMS Sampler there was the Strategic Lessons Sampler. This publication is designed to provide senior leaders and their staffs with key lessons – at the strategic level – from recently conducted peacekeeping and stability operations (P/SO). These lessons have applications for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense (DoD), and numerous other U.S. Government departments and agencies – including the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: July 2013

This edition of the SOLLIMS Sampler focuses on “multinational operations” – presenting a number of lessons learned from the SOLLIMS database from recent peacekeeping and stability operations, and developing common threads and recommendations for future operations


Author: Doctor Karen J. Finkenbinder, Paul Michael Sangrey

Published: July 2013

The anthology is divided into chapters that begin looking broadly at stability issues. It then begins to focus on policing – identified as essential to successful rule of law. The area of policing starts with a broad view of the strategic importance of policing and foreign police development in general. It then looks at Afghan police development and narrows its scope toward the military role in policing before focusing on the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and what it can offer to stability.


Author: Doctor Karen J. Finkenbinder, Colonel Robert E Lowe, Doctor Raymond A Millen

Published: June 2013

This study seeks to develop a police reform paradigm to guide international assistance policies and programs for new democracies. The approach of this monograph is atypical of most studies on this genre in that it discusses the philosophical, doctrinal, and practical underpinnings of police reform: 1) The Relationship between the Nation-State and Its Police Forces; 2) Reforming a Nation’s Police; and 3) Practical and Historical Applications of Police Reforms.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: April 2013

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features a workshop report generated from the 2013 Unified Peace & Stability Operations Training and Education and Integration & Exercise Workshop written by PKSOI's Rule of Law expert Dr. Karen Finkenbinder.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: April 2013

Recent stability operations have demonstrated the critical nexus between leadership and “understanding / engaging the people” during stability operations.  This publication presents a number of lessons from the SOLLIMS database covering the impacts/influences of leadership through informed engagements with societal groups during stability operations.


Author: Hai Do, Doctor Karen J. Finkenbinder

Published: April 2013

The genesis of this guide started at a meeting between PKSOI and the Department of Distance Education (DDE) at the Army War College (AWC). During this meeting, a discussion occurred in which we all realized that neither the resident nor distance courses of study require a statistics or research methods course. However, as part of the directed study we were discussing, we were finding that some students were quite interested in using statistics and survey questions.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: January 2013

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles related to the topics of Security Cooperation, Police Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Peacekeeping in Somalia, Green-on-Blue attacks, and the Review of Arab Society in Revolt


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: January 2013

his report provides a selection of current lessons from the SOLLIMS database – highlighting the growing importance of civilian protection, its challenges for international forces, and the various actions they have taken to enhance mission success.


Editor: Professor Dwight Raymond

Author: Professor Dwight Raymond

Published: January 2013

The PoC Military Reference Guide is primarily intended for military commanders and staffs who must consider the Protection of Civilians (PoC) during multidimensional Peace Support Operations (PSO) or Military Operations during Armed Conflict (MOAC), particularly when PoC is an operational or strategic objective. It is designed as a supplement to existing doctrine and other relevant guidance so that military forces can meet their obligations to ensure PoC. Other potential audiences are international organizations such as the United Nations, African Union, and NATO; national militaries; and the diverse members of the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC).


Author: Doctor Karen J. Finkenbinder, Richard Parsons

Published: January 2013

This paper is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the general issues surrounding an internship program. It answers such questions as: What is an intern or fellow? Where do you find them? What are the requirements? What do they do? What are the legal considerations? What are the security issues? The second part is what we call a “How To” section. It is the nuts and bolts of starting an internship program. It is also the boring part, though efforts have been made so it doesn’t read like the U.S. tax code.


Author: Douglas Batson

Published: November 2012

Land has been at the center of human conflict throughout recorded history. Although there are now fewer interstate conflicts concerning land, we increasingly see conflict fueled by land tenure issues exacerbated through the inability of failing states to address such fundamental concerns of their populace.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: October 2012

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles related to the topics of Female Engagement Teams, Child Soldiers and Security Forces, lack of gender mainstreaming in food aid projects in complex emergencies, sexual violence in armed conflicts, and women, peace and security in peacekeeping operations.


Author: Lieutenant Colonel Karl Edward Nell

Published: September 2012

This monograph presents an investigation of the concept’s colonial antecedents, inception at the onset of the Cold War, subsequent U.S. interpretation during Vietnam, and modern application to post-9/11 conflict in order to elucidate its true nature—one which can only properly be understood as commitment. By understanding this evolution over time, an enhanced appreciation of its applicability to future conflict as well as its place within the irregular warfare canon may be more properly apprehended.


Author: Charlotte Anderholt

Published: September 2012

This report examines the obstacles that continue to hamper the integration of women into Formed Police Units (FPUs) of Peacekeeping Operations in accordance with the principles of United Nations (UN) Resolution 1325. To address this topic the study (1) briefly establishes the emerging importance of police units to peacekeeping operations, (2) outlines the key principles of UN Resolution 1325, (3) discusses the need for diversity, especially gender diversity, in police units, (4) discusses the core obstacles to integrating women into police units, (5) offers accounts of the major UN peacekeeping missions that utilized Formed Police Units (FPUs) or their predecessor organizations, and (6) concludes with summary recommendations for improving the integration of women into FPUs.


Published: August 2012

Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 3-07 is the Army’s doctrine for stability tasks. ADP 3-07 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting these operations, setting the foundation for developing other fundamentals and tactics, techniques, and procedures detailed in subordinate doctrinal publications.


Published: August 2012

Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 3-07 is the Army’s doctrine for stability tasks. ADP 3-07 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting these operations, setting the foundation for developing other fundamentals and tactics, techniques, and procedures detailed in subordinate doctrinal publications.


Published: August 2012

While this Manual is primarily written for UN Infantry Battalions, it will also serve as a guide for national and United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) planners and for those who train, support, and utilize UN Peacekeeping Infantry Battalions. It is designed to assist battalion commanders in the field and in the reorientation of their battalion from a national military entity into an integral part of a unified UN peacekeeping operation.


Published: August 2012

Volume II (Vol. II) is the stand-alone, comprehensive and capability based portion of the UN Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM). This volume provides Battalion Commanders, staff, and Company Commanders with best practice baseline information that is normally required to plan, lead and manage battalion peacekeeping operations.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: July 2012

SOLLIMS Sampler - Strategic Lessons In Peacekeeping and Stability Operations. Prior to the SOLLIMS Sampler there was the Strategic Lessons Sampler. This was the first issue. This publication is designed to provide senior leaders and their staffs with key lessons – at the strategic level – from recently conducted peacekeeping and stability operations (P/SO). These lessons have applications for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense (DoD), and numerous other U.S. Government departments and agencies – including the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: July 2012

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of Security Sector Reform and DDR, Security Sector Reform and economic security, and the Japan Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster


Published: May 2012

Marine Corps Interim Publication 3-33.02/Navy Warfare Publication 3-07/ Commandant Instruction M3120.11, Maritime Stability Operations, is the initial step in the development of Naval Service (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) doctrine for maritime stability operations. It reflects the latest thinking of naval forces concerning stability operations and is influenced by Joint Publication 3-07, Stability Operations, and Army Field Manual 3-07, Stability Operations.


Author: COL Marcus Fielding

Published: May 2012

This paper examines how the Australian Government can assist another state government to restore and maintain public security by developing capacity in its security and criminal justice sectors.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: April 2012

This Issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles generated by the 2012 Integration and Exercise/Peace & Stability Operations Training & Education Workshop, using social entrepreneurship in Professional Military Education, and accountability in military humanitarian operations.


Author: Mr Nicholas J Armstrong, Ms Jacqueline Chura-Beaver, Isaac Kfir

Published: April 2012

This monograph builds upon the themes presented in Armstrong and Chura-Beaver’s previous works, Harnessing Postconflict Transitions: A Conceptual Primer (2010) and Practitioner Frameworks on the Host-Nation Role in Transition to Determine how Countries Contribute to their Own Security Transitions (2010).


Editor: Professor Dwight Raymond

Author: Professor Dwight Raymond

Published: March 2012

This Handbook is designed to be a reference for policy makers to monitor, prevent, and if necessary respond to genocide and other mass atrocity situations. It addresses topics promulgated in the August 2011 Presidential Study Directive on Mass Atrocities (PSD-10) as well as recommendations contained in Preventing Genocide, the 2008 study published by the Genocide Prevention Task Force (GPTF).


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: January 2012

17th Annual International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres Conference; International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: October 2011

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles related to the topics of foreign state-building in Rwanda, microfinance and small business, and social-media in conflict.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: July 2011

This Issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the subjects of human resource efforts by the Japanese in East Timor, economic capacity building, prison medicine and the Rule of Law, building intellectual capacity in partner defense forces, developing host nation law enforcement capacity for security transition, and capacity building in Korea.


Author: Dave Fielder

Published: June 2011

This monograph addresses the topic of Command-Leadership-Management (CLM) success attributes in Stability Operations and is intended to reach a wide audience of actors, including military and civilian deliverers of effect at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of operations. It was developed from a dissertation and updated while the author was deployed in Iraq at a time of transition from Combat Operations (Operation IRAQI FREEDOM) to fully declared Stability Operations (Operation NEW DAWN).


Author: Doctor Raymond A Millen, Carolyn Pruitt

Published: May 2011

This monograph proposes the establishment of a new unifying assistance and development organization to help fragile states and is divided into five sections. The first section briefly examines the challenges associated with Whole of Government and Comprehensive approaches as well as with provincial reconstruction teams.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: April 2011

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the Protection of Civilians, the 2011 Army Stability Operations Stakeholders Conference, Mass Atrocity Response Operations Workshop Report, and Women, Peace, and Security toward a U.S. action plan.


Editor: Professor Dwight Raymond

Author: Professor Dwight Raymond

Published: April 2011

In December 2010, the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy co-hosted a workshop on Mass Atrocity Response Operations (MARO). The event followed the earlier publication of the MARO Military Planning Handbook, and was attended by 85 people from a diverse range of organizations.


Author: Professor William J Flavin

Published: March 2011

This monograph examines the U.S. Military’s struggle to find the correct balance between conventional and counterinsurgency/stability approaches. The author uses history to remind us that at the end of wars, Armies often “throw the baby out with the bathwater” and revert to a default position for organization and doctrine instead of inculcating those lessons learned in the recent wars. History shows us that we do not maintain capabilities and capacity to conduct operations in complex environments.


Author: Boraden Nhem

Published: February 2011

This monograph uses the UN Cambodian peacekeeping mission of 1992-93, considered a great success by many, to examine the complexities involved in UN peacekeeping missions and to illustrate the primacy of the political context in determining success.


Editor: Ms Katrina Gehman

Author: Ms Katrina Gehman

Published: January 2011

Targeting Peace & Stability Ops Lessons & Best Practices. This lessons-learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title of "sampler" – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to Economic Stabilization available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These observations are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as civilian practitioners with a Stability Operations-related mission / function – those currently deployed into conflict environments, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, policy makers and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: January 2011

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the Training and Education Conference Report, the United Nations Challenges Forum, the PKSOI approach to leader development in Peace & Stability Operations, the Strategic Advisor, and Peace-gaming with the Green Country Model


Author: Scott Brady, Ben Fitzgerald, Dilshika Jayamaha

Published: December 2010

This paper has been produced as a part of the Law Enforcement Capabilities Project (LECP). The LECP is an initiative of the Emerging Capabilities Division (ECD) within the Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). This analysis specifically examines lessons from four relevant aspects of LE involvement in international operations, recognizing that observations that are discussed in this paper do not constitute the entirety of lessons from each of the operations. These aspects include three operational case studies from USG post-Cold War experience in international operations: Panama (1989-99), Colombia (1989-Present), and Kosovo (1998-Present).


Editor: Doctor Harry R Yarger

Author: Doctor Harry R Yarger

Published: November 2010

In an effort to better understand “transitions” the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute and its 13 co-sponsors convened the “Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions Conference” at Carlisle Barracks in November of 2010. Resulting from an open call for papers, this text is a series of essays from across the international spectrum of government, military, academia, and assistance non-governmental organizations that develop and share what the community knows about “transitions.”


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: November 2010

SOLLIMS Sampler providing a "sample" of lessons related to Transition from submitted O&Rs. This lessons-learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title of "sampler" – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to Economic Stabilization available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These observations are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as civilian practitioners with a Stability Operations-related mission / function – those currently deployed into conflict environments, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, policy makers and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level.


Editor: Mister Robert C Browne

Author: Mister Robert C Browne

Published: October 2010

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the 5th Annual Training & Education Conference, Children Trafficking and the Stain on Humanity, the Rule of Law and Justice in Security Sector Reform, and the issues, challenges, and solutions to the Transitions Conference.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: September 2010

Second release of a SOLLIMS Sampler; focus on RoL and legitimacy in governance. This lessons-learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title of “sampler” – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to the protection of civilians in conflict environments available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These observations are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as civilian practitioners with a Stability Operations-related mission / function – those currently deployed into conflict environments, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, policy makers and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level.


Author: Mr Nicholas J Armstrong, Ms Jacqueline Chura-Beaver

Published: September 2010

This monograph addresses the challenging topic of transition in post-conflict stability operations and is intended for a wide audience that includes military and civilian policymakers, international development experts, and scholars in academe. It is a primer, systematic review, and comprehensive assessment of the fields of research and practice.


Author: Mister Dennis E Keller

Published: August 2010

The establishment of an effective police force is critical to security sector reform, justice sector reform, and the successful transition to the host nation’s security forces. But the United States lacks the institutional capacity to provide an immediate and coordinated civilian police training and advisory effort, particularly in a failed or fragile state.


Editor: Mister David A Mosinski

Author: Mister David A Mosinski

Published: July 2010

SOLLIMS Sampler - Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations. This lessons-learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title of “sampler” – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to the protection of civilians in conflict environments available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These observations are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as civilian practitioners with a Stability Operations-related mission / function – those currently deployed into conflict environments, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, policy makers and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level.


Editor: Colonel John F Agoglia, Michael Dziedzic, Barbara Sotirin

Author: Colonel John F Agoglia, Michael Dziedzic, Barbara Sotirin

Published: June 2010

MPICE provides a system of metrics that can assist in formulating policy and implementing strategic and operational plan to transform conflict and bring stability to war-torn societies. These metrics provide the content for baseline operational and strategic-level assessments allowing policymakers to diagnose potential obstacles to stabilization prior to an intervention.


Editor: Professor Dwight Raymond

Author: Professor Dwight Raymond

Published: May 2010

The Mass Atrocity Response Operations (MARO) Project seeks to enable the United States and the international community to stop genocide and mass atrocity as part of a broader integrated strategy by explaining key relevant military concepts and planning considerations. The MARO Project is based on the insight that the failure to act in the face of mass killings of civilians is not simply a function of political will or legal authority; the failure also reflects a lack of thinking about how military forces might respond. States and regional and international organizations must better understand and prepare for the unique operational and moral challenges that military forces would face in a MARO.


Author: Mr Neil Efrid

Published: April 2010

As providers of essential public or commercial services, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are important in modern economies. Since SOEs are ubiquitous in the global economy, they are likely to be present in conflict-prone societies. In such environments, the defining political and economic systems within which the SOEs exist are likely to embody the interests both of participants in the conflict and of those hoping for an end to the conflict.


Author: Ms Aleisha Arnusch, Ms Sarah Meharg

Published: January 2010

In this paper, the authors explore the definition of SSR as it has emerged in the international community, including the United States, its bilateral partners, and various intergovernmental organizations. It examines the makeup of the security sector, identifies emergent principles for implementing SSR in the community of practice, and specifies the outcomes that SSR is designed to produce.


Author: Gabriel Marcella

Published: December 2009

This paper explores the impact of revolutionary changes in the administration of law on governance in Colombia. While fighting a long and difficult war against terrorists and narcotics traffickers, Colombia began converting its judicial system from the Roman law based inquisitorial system to an accusatory system.


Author: Mr Jason C Howk

Published: November 2009

This PKSOI Paper is designed to further the U.S. and other interested international governments’ understanding of how Security Sector Reform (SSR) was conducted in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003. This was America’s first attempt at conducting formalized SSR, so it offers readers an opportunity to learn whom the United States saw as key actors in the process, what institutions were slated for reform, and how well the United States and its partners met the typical challenges of SSR.


Editor: Professor Susan Merrill

Author: Professor Susan Merrill

Published: October 2009

In this guide, the authors provide a set of principles and operational guidelines for peacekeepers to help the country restore public infrastructure and services. The extent to which public sector reconstruction takes place is a function of the mission, the level of resources, expertise of the troops, and the host country context. The guide provides courses of action to both planners and practitioners in executing these operations and supplements existing and emerging documents. The material here draws from both theoretical and analytical frameworks as well as from the experience and lessons learned from practitioners.


Author: Beth Cole, Professor William J Flavin

Published: October 2009

For the sake of comparison, the U.S. military is equipped with doctrine that guides its decisions and actions. This guidance is the basis for decision-making, planning, education, training, and implementation on the ground. Yet more than a decade after U.S. troops crossed the River Sava to help build peace in Bosnia and years after entering Afghanistan, civilian agencies of the U.S. government still lack any comprehensive strategic guidance. No guidance exists to inform decision makers, planners, or practitioners who deploy from civilian agencies to understand exactly what these missions are all about. In cloakrooms and conference rooms, in forward operating bases and humanitarian compounds, those who are engaged in these operations ask: what are we trying to achieve? The Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction is an attempt to fill this gap.


Author: Mister Nathan P Freier

Published: August 2009

This monograph builds on two previous works by the author—Known Unknowns: Unconventional “Strategic Shocks” in Defense Strategy Development and The New Balance: Limited Armed Stabilization and the Future of U.S. Landpower. It frames the contemporary defense decision making environment. It describes the concept of risk management as a founding principle for contemporary defense strategy development.


Editor: Professor Susan Merrill

Author: Professor Susan Merrill

Published: June 2009

This guide focuses on the military’s role in rebuilding and establishing a functional, effective, and legitimate nation-state; one that can assure security and stability for its citizens, defend its borders, deliver services effectively for its populace, and is responsible and accountable to its citizens. Neither a handbook nor a checklist, the document provides a comprehensive approach to planning and implementing a program to rebuild governance by U.S. peacekeeping forces during stability operations.


Author: Mister Nathan P Freier

Published: April 2009

This monograph argues that thoughtful evaluation of the most plausible defense-relevant shocks and their deliberate integration into DoD strategy and planning provides senior defense officials with key checks on excessive convention. Further, the institutionalization of deliberate net and risk assessment of defense-relevant shocks, reasoned judgments about their origins, and preliminary analysis of the most appropriate responses to them promises to routinize prudent hedging in DoD strategy and planning.


Author: Mister Nathan P Freier

Published: November 2008

This monograph argues that thoughtful evaluation of the most plausible defense-relevant shocks and their deliberate integration into DoD strategy and planning provides senior defense officials with key checks on excessive convention. Further, the institutionalization of deliberate net and risk assessment of defense-relevant shocks, reasoned judgments about their origins, and preliminary analysis of the most appropriate responses to them promises to routinize prudent hedging in DoD strategy and planning.


Author: Michael J Metrinko

Published: August 2008

The American Military Advisor: Dealing with Senior Foreign Officials in the Islamic World is a comprehensive guide for American military officers assigned as advisors to regional officials in places very different from the United States. Starting with a definition of terms and a brief description of the advisory role, it brings the reader into today’s Islamic political and social context, pointing out the complexities inherent in the advisory position, as well as the tools an advisor must use in order to perform successfully. The precepts and examples in the text are based on the personal experiences of a number of diplomats and military officers who have seen extensive service in the Islamic world and in many conflict zones. The text is not a simple list of do’s and don’ts, but rather it explains the type of questions that an advisor should ask, the preparations he should make, and the characteristics he should display in order to complete his advisory mission successfully.


Published: February 2008

The present document aims to define the nature, scope and core business of contemporary United Nations peacekeeping operations, which are usually deployed as one part of a much broader international effort to build a sustainable peace in countries emerging from conflict. It identifies the comparative advantages and limitations of United Nations peacekeeping operations as a conflict management tool, and explains the basic principles that should guide their planning and conduct.


Editor: Robert M Perito

Author: Robert M Perito

Published: June 2007

This publication updates the Institute's highly successful Guide to IGOs, NGOs, and the Military in Peace and Relief Operations, which was based on peace operations in the Balkans following the Cold War. This edition reflects the operations that have occurred since 2000, particularly those in Iraq and Afghanistan and the response to the 2004 Asian tsunami. Its purpose is to help military and civilian personnel understand peace, stability, and relief operations so they can work more effectively.


Author: Professor William J Flavin

Published: March 2004

The U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute (PKI), located at the U.S. Army War College has previously conducted studies of Civil Military Operations (CMO) in U.S. military engagements abroad. Based on comments from various levels of command engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, PKI felt that the one-year mark was the proper time to do an assessment of CMO there. Most participants would be completing tours and have the time and perspective to reflect on their experiences. In late FY 03, PKI was reorganized into the U.S. Army Peace Keeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). This report is therefore published under the auspices of PKSOI.


Author: BRIGADIER GENERAL Bikram Singh

Published: March 2004

This paper attempts to capture the key features of an asymmetric warfare arena that may provide the military war fighters suitable touchstones in the planning and conduct of a counterinsurgency campaign. This effort besides digging into a plethora of literature also takes into account the experiential base of the author.


Published: January 1999

The aim of this document is to provide guidelines for actual or prospective troop-contributing governments in the preparation and training of their personnel for assignment with United Nations peace-keeping operations (PKOs).