Guide for Participants in Peace, Stability, and Relief Operations
Robert M Perito
Guides and Handbooks by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, United States Institute of Peace, United States Institute of Peace Press
"Bringing lasting peace and stability to regions devastated by violent conflict is a daunting and urgent task. Equally important is facilitating cooperation among the diverse institutions involved in peace, stability, and relief operations.
In discussing international interventions, terms go in and out of fashion, but, as I write these words (April 2007), what are referred to as “stability operations” are under way in Iraq and Afghanistan, societies still embroiled in violent conflict. Elsewhere, peace operations are carried out in situations where, for the most part, the violent phase of conflict is over."