PKSOI Papers

 
  •  Past is Prologue: Abroad in Syria with the Ghosts of Iraq

    Past is Prologue: Abroad in Syria with the Ghosts of Iraq

    Past is Prologue: Abroad in Syria with the Ghosts of Iraq Dr David Alpher PKSOI Paper by US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "This paper presents a framework that planners can use to speed the planning process and improve traction. R&S contexts require the ability to function at a high level within conditions of ambiguity, violence and chaos. Using past lessons as principles rather than fixed points on a checklist speeds implementation and guides efforts from a stronger and more flexible starting point. As governance reform is a core thrust within US intervention frameworks, this document argues for improving future operations through a paradigm shift away from top-down R&S interventions."
    • Published On: 1/16/2017
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition: Refugees and Internally Displace Persons (IDP's)

    SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition: Refugees and Internally Displace Persons (IDP's)

    SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition: Refugees and Internally Displace Persons (IDP's) Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) often result from war and violent conflict. If the needs of both displaced people and host communities are not understood and met, however, displacement itself can produce further instability. This lesson report examines challenges and opportunities surrounding the ongoing displacement crisis in Syria and its spillover into neighboring countries in the Middle East and in Europe, as Syria is currently the largest source country of refugees in the world."
    • Published On: 12/15/2016
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler (Nov 2016) – Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace & Stability Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler (Nov 2016) – Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace & Stability Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler (Nov 2016) – Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace & Stability Operations Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Strategic communication / messaging has proven to be a key enabler for the conduct of peace and stability operations. Recent operations that have borne this out include: Operation Atlantic Resolve (Eastern Europe), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) (Afghanistan), Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines (OEF-P), Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina), the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Liberia (UNMIL), Operations Odyssey Dawn and Unified Protector (OOD/OUP) (Libya), and Operation United Assistance (OUA) (West Africa). This lesson report provides lessons from those operations – covering a range of issues, such as planning, execution, coordination, evaluation, tracking, and partnering."
    • Published On: 11/2/2016
  •  Stability Operations in East Timor 1999-2000: A Case Study

    Stability Operations in East Timor 1999-2000: A Case Study

    Stability Operations in East Timor 1999-2000: A Case Study Andrew H Fowler PKSOI Paper US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College Press "The stability operation in East Timor from September 20, 1999 to February 23, 2000, demonstrated how the United States can support the leadership of a well-respected and capable regional partner to strengthen the legitimacy of international efforts and encourage burden sharing at a time of competing Joint Force demands. The East Timor action, known as Operation STABILISE, was a United Nations (U.N.) sanctioned, Australian-led, multinational peace enforcement operation. Its objective was to end the violence in East Timor, establish security, and set conditions for the transition to a U.N. peacekeeping force in what was then a province of Indonesia."
    • Published On: 9/19/2016
  •  The Fate of the Civilian Surge in a Changing Environment

    The Fate of the Civilian Surge in a Changing Environment

    The Fate of the Civilian Surge in a Changing Environment Mister Ryan Sean McCannell PKSOI Paper by US Army War College, US Army War College Press, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "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."
    • Published On: 8/22/2016
  •  JP 3-07, Stability

    JP 3-07, Stability

    JP 3-07, Stability Joint and Army Stability Operations Doctrine by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Navy "Stability can be described as the overarching characterization of the effects created by activities of the United States Government (USG) outside the US using one or more of the instruments of national power to minimize, if not eliminate, economic and political instability and other drivers of violent conflict across one or more of the five USG stability sectors (i.e., security, justice and reconciliation, humanitarian assistance and social well-being, governance and participation, and economic stabilization and infrastructure)."
    • Published On: 8/3/2016
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler – Stabilization and Transition (August 2016)

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Stabilization and Transition (August 2016)

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Stabilization and Transition (August 2016) Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "In this edition, we cover the following stabilization areas/subjects: Governance, Security, Economic Stabilization, Infrastructure, Rule of Law, FHA / HADR, and Interagency derived from the current internally accepted stabilization sectors and US Department of Defense Policy and Doctrine. These sectors “apply to every actor and activity across all end states.” These activities are outcome-focused; they serve as overarching themes that should guide all actions/efforts toward desired stability outcomes."
    • Published On: 8/1/2016
  •  Stability Operations in Somalia 1992-1993: A Case Study

    Stability Operations in Somalia 1992-1993: A Case Study

    Stability Operations in Somalia 1992-1993: A Case Study Glen M Harned PKSOI Paper US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College Press "Operation RESTORE HOPE, a U.S.-led peace enforcement operation conducted in Somalia under United Nations (U.N.) auspices from December 1992 to May 1993, offers many lessons that are applicable to a range of possible challenges in the future. Unlike peacekeeping operations, which rely on the consent and good will of the parties to a dispute, peace enforcement operations involve the show or use of military force in an armed conflict to separate combatants and create, maintain, or reinstate a cease-fire."
    • Published On: 7/28/2016
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler – Investing in Training for, and during, Peace and Stability Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Investing in Training for, and during, Peace and Stability Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Investing in Training for, and during, Peace and Stability Operations Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Perhaps the greatest “enabler” for successful peace and stability operations is Training. It is absolutely imperative that contingents, teams, and individuals designated for deployment to complex environments are properly trained on the spectrum of peace/stability tasks required to accomplish the mission/mandate –and that host nation personnel assuming new roles and responsibilities for their fragile nation/government in the aftermath of conflict/instability are likewise comprehensively trained to accomplish their new duties. The following selection of lessons attests to this imperative."
    • Published On: 6/1/2016
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler – Lessons on Stability Operations from U.S. Army War College Students (May 2015)

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Lessons on Stability Operations from U.S. Army War College Students (May 2015)

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Lessons on Stability Operations from U.S. Army War College Students (May 2015) Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "In Academic Year 2015, U.S. Army War College students in PKSOI elective courses were given the opportunity to enter a lesson learned into the SOLLIMS database – based on operational experience, course readings, research, or case studies. Most lessons were at the strategic level; however, several students also submitted lessons at the operational and tactical levels. Lessons encompassed an array of stability topics, including Security, Development, and Rule of Law."
    • Published On: 5/20/2016
  •  Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition

    Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition

    Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition Michelle Hughes, Michael Miklaucic Guides and Handbooks by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Strategies that weaken illicit power structures and strengthen legitimate state authority are vital to national and international security. As Dr. Henry Kissinger observed, we may be “facing a period in which forces beyond the restraints of any order determine the future.” Because threats to security emanate from disorder in areas where governance and rule of law are weak, defeating terrorist, insurgent, and criminal organizations requires integrated efforts not only to attack enemy organizations, but also to strengthen institutions essential to sustainable security."
    • Published On: 5/19/2016
  •  Military Support to Economic Stabilization

    Military Support to Economic Stabilization

    Military Support to Economic Stabilization Professor Richard Chase Coplen Guides and Handbooks by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Joint Chiefs of Staff "This Handbook for Military Support to Economic Stabilization provides established and evolving techniques and procedures used by joint force commanders (JFCs) and their staffs in planning, executing, and assessing joint force support to economic stabilization during post-conflict conditions. This handbook's primary purpose is to provide the JFC and staff with a common, practical baseline of "best practices" and inform doctrine writers, educators, and trainers about joint force support to civilian-led economic stabilization."
    • Published On: 3/15/2016
  •  Military Support to Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure

    Military Support to Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure

    Military Support to Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure Colonel Brian J Hammer Guides and Handbooks by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Joint Chiefs of Staff "This Handbook for Military Support to Essential Services and Critical Infrastructure provides fundamental guidance, planning considerations, techniques, and procedures for the development of essential services and critical infrastructure (ES&CI) during all phases, but specifically Phase “0”, "Shaping" operations or restoration of ES&CI in the wake of a natural disaster or combat during joint operation Phases IV, "Stabilize," and V, "Enable Civil Authority." "
    • Published On: 3/15/2016
  •  Volume 2, 2015-2016 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention

    Volume 2, 2015-2016 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention

    Volume 2, 2015-2016 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Engagement and Conflict Prevention John C Church Jr., Colonel Christopher J Holshek PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, US Army War College Press "Last year, the Civil Affairs Association and its partners, launched its first Issue Papers since the early 2000’s, but with a different approach. The annual cycle of a thematically linked Symposium, Issue Papers, and Roundtable, provides a platform for the most operationally experienced community of Civil Affairs (CA) practitioners since World War II to have more direct and visible input on the discussion of the future of Civil Affairs – as a national strategic capability – at the command and policy levels, as well as capture their insights and lessons for future posterity and research."
    • Published On: 3/9/2016
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler – Building Stable Governance

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Building Stable Governance

    SOLLIMS Sampler – Building Stable Governance Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "The development of democratic governments is challenging and will continue to be a struggle for nations well into the future. However, the importance of democratic governments for the well-being of citizens cannot be overstated. In a world that continues to reshape borders and work through conflict and security issues while continuing on a path of globalization, democratic governance is the key to future success."
    • Published On: 3/1/2016
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