PKSOI Papers

 
  •  The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government

    The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government

    The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government Doctor Raymond A Millen, Carolyn Pruitt PKSOI Paper by US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "In this monograph, Professor Raymond Millen proposes a way for non-military organizations to render assistance and development to fragile states through an organizational approach. Accordingly, he proffers the concept of the Government Assistance Center as a vehicle for effective coordination and cooperation in Whole of Government and Comprehensive approaches. Conceptually, the Government Assistance Center embodies a standardized camp and an organizational structure for decision-making."
    • Published On: 5/1/2011
  •  Mass Atrocity: Prevention and Response Workshop Report

    Mass Atrocity: Prevention and Response Workshop Report

    Mass Atrocity: Prevention and Response Workshop Report Professor Dwight Raymond Workshop Report by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute 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."
    • Published On: 4/1/2011
  •  Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations

    Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations

    Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations Professor William J Flavin PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "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."
    • Published On: 3/1/2011
  •  A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-93)

    A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-93)

    A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-93) Boraden Nhem PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Strategic Studies Insitute "Since the establishment of the United Nations (UN) in 1945, 63 peacekeeping missions have been authorized by UN mandate. Some fell directly under the UN, and others were conducted under UN authorization by lead nations. The mandates have been justified under UN Charter VI, “Pacific Settlement of Disputes,” and Chapter VII, “Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace, and Acts of Aggression.”1 Regardless of intent, the UN record in peacekeeping is one of mixed success."
    • Published On: 2/1/2011
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler - Vol 2, Issue 2 - Economic Stabilization

    SOLLIMS Sampler - Vol 2, Issue 2 - Economic Stabilization

    SOLLIMS Sampler - Vol 2, Issue 2 - Economic Stabilization Ms Katrina Gehman PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Economic Stabilization relates to the process of establishing the policies and regulatory framework to support basic economic activity and development in a post-conflict environment; encourages trade, as well as national and international investment in indigenous business and in business development; and, seeks protection for the Host Nation’s natural and commercial resources. Economic Stabilization is a vital sector of Stability Operations: it covers reconstruction activities, agricultural development, job creation, public works programs, economic assessments, economic development/sustainment actions, partnering with Host Nation (HN) officials, working with local businesses, and garnering private sector support. In working toward successful Economic Stabilization, our military services and our civilian agencies face tremendous challenges and opportunities, and "partnering" with the HN government, HN society, and other actors is absolutely essential throughout these complex efforts."
    • Published On: 1/25/2011
  •  Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

    Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations

    Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations Scott Brady, Ben Fitzgerald, Dilshika Jayamaha, Jason Fritz PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Strategic Studies Institute "Law enforcement (LE) personnel, agencies, techniques, equipment and priorities have been an increasingly prominent feature within U.S. Government (USG) commitments to international operations. This is a reflection of the increased human and societal complexity of the operational environments in which the USG has intervened and the multifaceted nature of the objectives often sought by the USG in these international operations."
    • Published On: 12/1/2010
  •  Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions in International Assistance

    Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions in International Assistance

    Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions in International Assistance Doctor Harry R Yarger Reports and Misc. Publications by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "In this text, papers prepared for the Transitions: Issues, Challenges and Solutions Conference,” conducted at Carlisle Barracks in November 2010, examine transitions from theoretical and practical perspectives. In sharing their research and experience, the authors collectively cultivate in the reader a necessary strategic perspective; one that is holistic and systemic in outlook. However, each essay focuses on some specific aspect of transitions and develops it in some detail. Readers will find each essay and its argument stands on its own merit, offering an independent assessment and making a valuable and enduring contribution to the body of knowledge on transitions and state-building."
    • Published On: 11/18/2010
  •  Transition to Local Governance

    Transition to Local Governance

    Transition to Local Governance Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Transition/Transformation relates to the process of reducing the means and motivations for violent conflict while shifting the lead responsibility and authority for providing Security, Essential Services, Humanitarian Assistance, Economic Development, and Political Governance from the intervening military and civilian agencies to the Host Nation. Transition/Transformation is a vital sector of Stability Operations: it targets both the society and the government - to reduce the potential for conflict in the society, and to develop the HN government's ability to provide necessary services to its citizens. Our military services and our civilian agencies play key parts, along with the HN government, HN society, and other actors, in attaining successful transition/transformation in any post-conflict environment."
    • Published On: 11/2/2010
  •  Harnessing Post-Conflict "Transitions": A Conceptual Primer

    Harnessing Post-Conflict "Transitions": A Conceptual Primer

    Harnessing Post-Conflict "Transitions": A Conceptual Primer Mr Nicholas J Armstrong, Ms Jacqueline Chura-Beaver PKSOI by the US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute "This monograph offers an unparalleled analysis on current research and available tools for transition in post-conflict situations. The authors make a significant contribution to the field by providing a broadly applicable definition of transition and a comprehensive assessment of the existing approaches and literature on the topic. Most importantly, their analysis lays the groundwork for future conceptual development and improved implementation of post-conflict transitions."
    • Published On: 10/1/2010
  •  Harnessing Post Conflict Transitions: A Conceptual Primer

    Harnessing Post Conflict Transitions: A Conceptual Primer

    Harnessing Post Conflict Transitions: A Conceptual Primer Mr Nicholas J Armstrong, Ms Jacqueline Chura-Beaver PKSOI Paper by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Strategic Studies Institute "Since the end of the Cold War, members of the international community have undertaken more than 20 major operations to stabilize post-conflict societies, yielding mixed results. Stability operations are tremendously complex and demand successful direction of multiple, simultaneous transitions that range from transforming violent conflict to a sustainable, peaceful environment, to the process of forging sustainable governing institutions from fragile or nonexistent infrastructure..."
    • Published On: 9/1/2010
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler - Rule of Law and Legitimacy in Governance

    SOLLIMS Sampler - Rule of Law and Legitimacy in Governance

    SOLLIMS Sampler - Rule of Law and Legitimacy in Governance Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "“Rule of Law” (RoL) is a principle of governance in which all persons, institutions and entities, public and private, including the state itself, are accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced, and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights principles. Effectively implementing the “RoL” is one of the key conditions for achieving success during peace and stability operations. The legitimacy of a government can be directly related to its ability to achieve and sustain the “Rule of Law”."
    • Published On: 9/1/2010
  •  U.S. Military Forces and Police Assistance in Stability Operations: The Least-Worst Option to Fill the U.S. Capacity Gap

    U.S. Military Forces and Police Assistance in Stability Operations: The Least-Worst Option to Fill the U.S. Capacity Gap

    U.S. Military Forces and Police Assistance in Stability Operations: The Least-Worst Option to Fill the U.S. Capacity Gap Mister Dennis E Keller PKSOI paper by US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "Establishing an effective local police force is one of the most critical elements of successful counterinsurgency (COIN) and stability operations, but it is a task for which the U.S. Government is the least prepared and capable. 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."
    • Published On: 8/1/2010
  •  SOLLIMS Sampler - Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler - Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations

    SOLLIMS Sampler - Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping Operations Mister David A Mosinski PKSOI SOLLIMS Sampler by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "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."
    • Published On: 7/20/2010
  •  MARO: Mass Atrocity Response Operations, A Military Planning Handbook

    MARO: Mass Atrocity Response Operations, A Military Planning Handbook

    MARO: Mass Atrocity Response Operations, A Military Planning Handbook Professor Dwight Raymond Guides and Handbooks by the US Army War College, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School "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."
    • Published On: 5/20/2010
  •  The State-Owned Enterprise as a Vehicle for Stability

    The State-Owned Enterprise as a Vehicle for Stability

    The State-Owned Enterprise as a Vehicle for Stability Mr Neil Efrid PKSOI Paper by US Army War College Press, Strategic Studies Institute, Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute "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. In stability operations, the imperative for SOEs is to become productive in a way that helps create stability."
    • Published On: 4/1/2010
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