PKSOI Publications

The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute is committed to support the Peace and Stability Operations community with high quality publications developed through a disciplined approach to research and analysis that addresses USG and international policy-relevant issues at both the national / strategic level and in support of the US and multinational operational forces and interagency elements. Through our comprehensive publications program we look to provide visibility to the challenging Peace and Stability Operations issues facing the nation and the world and hopefully stimulate thought and analysis to come to recommendations and solutions to tough problems. We eagerly solicit your contributions to this effort.

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PKSOI Papers

Changing the Game : Human Security as Grand Strategy
 

Changing the Game : Human Security as Grand Strategy

Author: COL John C. Anderson

This paper argues that the foundational work already accomplished toward better military-civilian coordination over the past ten years of stability operations must continue.  Progress already achieved can serve as valuable input to full DoS and DoD synchronization operationalized through establishment of a human security framework. The first section offers an explanation of human security with a particular focus on its freedom from want and freedom from fear aspects. Additionally, a brief review of the literature will reveal the c
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Preventing and Managing Conflict in an Unstable World
 

Preventing and Managing Conflict in an Unstable World

Author: various PKSOI Interns

History is littered with examples where the inability to stabilize a nation at the conclusion of military operations has led to even more complex problems. In accordance with Western tradition, the invading nation achieves proper stabilization by providing security and basic services to the civilian population while working towards a peaceful transfer of power back to the subdued country’s home government. If done

correctly,
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Avoiding Praetorian Societies: Focusing U.S. Strategy on Political Development
 

Avoiding Praetorian Societies: Focusing U.S. Strategy on Political Development

Author: Bruce Ferrell

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. Despite immense efforts undertaken in Iraq and Afghanistan, the c
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PKSOI Collaborative Works

Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide
 

Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide

Author: PKSOI

The Protection of Civilians (PoC) refers to efforts that protect civilians from physical violence, secure their rights to access essential services and resources, and contribute to a secure, stable, and just environment for civilians over the long-term. PoC is a moral, political, legal, and strategic priority for
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