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Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

Works: 78 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 4,633 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies  Rules  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: JZ6300, 355
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Most widely held works about Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
Most widely held works by Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute
PKSOI bulletin( )

in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace & stability operations journal online( )

in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guiding principles for stabilization and reconstruction by United States Institute of Peace( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guiding principles for stabilization and reconstruction presents the first-ever, comprehensive set of shared principles for building sustainable peace in societies emerging from violent conflict ... A product of the collaboration between the United States Institute of Peace and the United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, this manual reflects the input of dozens of institutions across the peacebuilding community. It is based on a comprehensive review of major strategic policy documents from state ministries of defense, foreign affairs and development, along with major intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations that toil in war-shattered landscapes around the globe"--Page 4 of cover
Lessons learned from U.S. Government law enforcement in international operations( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Law enforcement (LE) aspects have been an increasingly prominent feature within the U.S. Government's (USG's) commitment to international operations. Beyond the deployment of police personnel to interim policing missions, LE agencies may also be involved in international operations to enforce U.S. domestic law; for capacity building; and/or in support of U.S. military forces. This analysis examines lessons from three operations: Panama (1989-99), Colombia (1989-Present), and Kosovo (1998-Present). This analysis was supported by an extensive range of interviews and in-country field research in Colombia and Kosovo. The lessons learned were developed and validated in a series of workshops with subject matter experts. The results show the pervasive and complex role that law enforcement and related issues have played in contemporary international operations. Despite the unique circumstances and history of each operation, there were key findings that are common to all operations considered and have implications for broader USG law enforcement efforts in support of current and future international operations." --
Democratic governance and the rule of law : lessons from Colombia by Gabriel Marcella( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colombia has experienced conflict for decades. In the 1990s it was a paradigm of the failing state, beset with all manner of troubles: terrorism, kidnapping, murder, drug trafficking, corruption, an economic downturn of major scope, general lawlessness, and brain drain. Today the country is much safer, and the agents of violence are clearly on the defensive. Nonetheless, much work lies ahead to secure the democratic system. Security and the rule of law are fundamental to the task. As the monopoly over the legitimate use of force is established, democratic governance also needs the architecture of law: ministry of justice, courts, legislative scrutiny, law enforcement agencies, regulatory bodies, public defenders, police, correctional system, legal statutes, contracts, university level academic education to train lawyers, judges, and investigators, along with engagement with civil society to promote a culture of lawfulness. Security without the rule of law puts a society at risk of falling into a Hobbesian hell."--P. v
The new balance : limited armed stabilization and the future of U.S. landpower by Nathan Freier( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author contends the Department of Defense (DoD) cannot ignore inadequacies of much of the current force as the strategic landscape becomes increasingly unpredictable. For the next large-scale unconventional challenge, the Secretary of Defense must have the right force available to respond effectively. Senior landpower leaders should anticipate there will be changes in the U.S. approach to defense-relevant and defense-specific challenges around the world and should be proactive in assisting the SecDef identify and build capabilities for the new balance point during the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review. Doing so will enable DoD to better account for contemporary strategic conditions with minimum future institutional disruption
Harnessing post-conflict transitions : a conceptual primer by Nicholas J Armstrong( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. It presents and appraises the major lenses (process, authority transfer, phasing, and end state), categories (war-to-peace, power, societal, political-democratic, security, and economic), approaches, and tools under which post-conflict transitions are conceived. It lays the groundwork for both future research and greater collaboration among diverse international and local actors who operate in post-conflict environments, to develop a comprehensive definition of transition and adequate tools to address all facets of the concept. It provides recommendations for future research and improved transition policy, which include: cross-institutional (political, security, economic) and multi-level (local, regional, national) studies that explore the interdependencies between simultaneous transitions; underlying assumptions of current transition tools and indicators; relationships between transition and institutional resilience; and, thresholds and tipping points between transition phases. --
Security sector reform : a case study approach to transition and capacity building by Sarah Jane Meharg( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper explores the definition of SSR as it has emerged in the international community. 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. Supporting case studies of Haiti, Liberia, and Kosovo assess the impact of SSR programs on host nation security sectors. The authors conclude that those conducting SSR programs must understand and continually revisit the policy goals of SSR programs, to develop concepts that support a transitional process that moves forward over time. They also identify a need for rebalancing resources committed to SSR, especially since justice and civil law enforcement typically are undersourced as elements of SSR. Lastly, the authors cite the need for more flexible and better integrated funding processes to support SSR activities within the U.S. Government
A case study in security sector reform : learning from security sector reform/building in Afghanistan (October 2002-September 2003) by Jason C Howk( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security sector reform (SSR) is that set of policies, plans, programs, and activities that a government undertakes to improve the way it provides safety, security, and justice. This paper provides a case study to help explain the SSR concepts that were recently formalized in U.S. Army Field Manual 3.07, "Stability Operations Doctrine." It provides insights into how the military interacts with host-nation governments, the United Nations, the State Department, and national embassies to solve today's complex problems. The author's experience revealed many pitfalls in security sector building and international team-building that we are trying to avoid today. The author points out the synergy that was lost because of a lack of coordination and understanding between government officials and nongovernmental organizations like aid groups, academia, and think tanks
Toward a risk management defense strategy by Nathan Freier( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph offers key considerations for DoD as it works through the on-going defense review. The author outlines eight principles for a risk management defense strategy. He argues that these principles provide "measures of merit" for evaluating the new administration's defense choices. This monograph builds on two previous works-- Known unknowns: unconventional "strategic shocks" in defense strategy development and The new balance: limited armed stabilization and the future of U.S. landpower. Combined, these three works offer key insights on the most appropriate DoD responses to increasingly "unconventional" defense and national security conditions. This work in particular provides DoD leaders food for thought, as they balance mounting defense demands and declining defense resources
The state-owned enterprise as a vehicle for stability by Neil Efird( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) tend to be providers of essential public services, such as electric power companies, water utilities, ports, and transportation networks, but SOEs also engage in an array of commercial activities involving airlines, banks, basic commodity plantations, textile manufacturing, and vehicle assembly plants. Given this magnitude of SOE activity, during the immediate post-conflict period, especially that first 6 months when organizations such as Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) can be used for the initial screening, prioritization, and selection of SOE revitalization candidates, planners should not neglect the need for institution-building, which usually requires medium- and long-term expertise typically found in economic development agencies. The need is pertinent given that SOEs can be national in scope of operation and scale of resources, and the effective management of the SOEs and their operations can significantly affect national-level economic development. Therefore, agents engaged in stability operations should work with development planners to encourage mid- to long-term institutional capacity building that enhances the conflict-prone country's broader capacity for sustained growth. The intended end state of SOEs in stability operations should be functioning entities that can attract new investment, perhaps by privatization when and where appropriate. Although revitalizing SOEs can be complex and ambiguous, the task can be a useful, intermediate objective on the road to a post-conflict sustainable economy
Defining command, leadership, and management success factors within stability operations by Dave Fielder( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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)
U.S. military forces and police assistance in stability operations : the least-worst option to fill the U.S. capacity gap by Dennis E Keller( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Because hesitation in addressing such problems causes delays in forming and training new police forces, and, even worse, emboldens corrupt and abusive locals who enable insurgents, terrorist groups, and organized criminal networks, the U.S. military must be prepared to support stability operations at regional level and below by assessing, advising, and even training police units until such time as civilian police trainers and mentors arrive on the ground. Army doctrine emphasizes the importance of community-focused civilian police forces during stability operations and suggests that clear separation of police and military roles is essential to successful rebuilding. Doctrine also recognizes that military forces may have to perform police functions during the initial response. But history is replete with examples of local police becoming targets of opportunity for insurgencies; having trained, operationally ready police is always important and no more so than in current operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. At one time, the U.S. Government had a better institutional response than it does now. From 1954 to 1974, first the International Cooperation Administration (ICA), and then its successor organization, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), established in 1961, presented balanced programs providing technical advice, training, and equipment for civil and paramilitary police organizations. In 1963, USAID established the International Police Academy in Washington, DC, to train foreign police officers. At its peak, the USAID arm had 590 permanent employees, to include staff at the International Police Academy, and advisors in 52 countries at different times. This academy graduated over 5,000 students from 77 countries until it was closed because of congressional fears that the program approved, advocated, or taught torture techniques that had damaged the image of the United States. Thus, legislation was passed that prohibited foreign assistance funds for training and financial support of law enforcement forces within or outside the United States. The reluctance to be associated with local police continues to haunt U.S. Government efforts to train police of fragile and failed states to this day. As a result, the U.S. Government continues to lack the capacity for timely deployment of civilian police trainers in the early phases of stability operations. Using military personnel to train and advise civilian police is being justifiably criticized. Military personnel, even military police, are not prepared to train and advise civilian police in most tasks. Instead, their training is skewed toward the higher end stability policing tasks such as riot control, convoy security, motorized patrolling, establishing checkpoints, and weapons training. The emphasis on such tasks makes it more difficult to transition to community-based policing. A clear delineation needs to be established between stability policing and community-based policing, with phased transitions as appropriate. Focusing only on the technical skills must cease, while instruction in such normative principles as responsiveness to the community, accountability to the rule of law, defense of human rights, and transparency to scrutiny from the outside, must be institutionalized. Such an adjustment will result in an organizational culture that abjures abuse. Such success will require embedding of quality advisors for a significant period of time, though even then expectations must be kept realistic."--P. vii=ix
Known unknowns : unconventional "strategic shocks" in defense strategy development by Nathan Freier( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : the failure of imagination -- "Known unknowns" : predictable but unpredicted strategic shocks -- Trapped by convention : seeing the future we want? -- Seeing the whole future : incorporating shocks in defense strategy -- Routinizing imagination : plausible unconventional shocks -- Conclusion : Avoiding the next blue ribbon panel - or worse
A continuation of politics by other means : the "politics" of a peacekeeping mission in Cambodia (1992-1993) by Boraden Nhem( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Departing from conventional wisdom which addresses factors such as mandates, spoilers, which ignores political factors, the author explores the Cambodian conflict and peace operations as a complex and interactive situation in which local political conditions were paramount and directly challenged UN peacekeeping principles of neutrality. He observes that UN peacekeeping missions can be too tied to theory and doctrine while ignoring reality, and argues for missions that understand the inherent complexity of peacekeeping, recognize emerging realities, and adapt accordingly
Guide to rebuilding governance in stability operations : a role for the military? by Derick W Brinkerhoff( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is designed to further U.S. military understanding of the critical nation-state building role that U.S. forces play during stability operations. It 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. It provides a comprehensive approach to planning and implementing a program to rebuild governance by U.S. peacekeeping forces during stability operations. Recognizing that the extent of U.S. Government and military involvement is determined by the mandate, the mission, the level of resources and most importantly, the host country context, this guide provides options and trade-offs for U.S. forces in executing these operations
Guide to rebuilding public sector services in stability operations : a role for the military by Derick W Brinkerhoff( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide examines the role of restoration of public services within the broader context of stability operations. The extent to which public service reconstruction takes place depends on the mission, the level of resources, and the host country context. This paper provides guidance helpful to U.S. peacekeeping personnel in planning and executing stability operations tasks related to restoration of public sector services and infrastructure. It is designed to supplement existing and emerging guidance, and is specifically relevant to addressing the needs of public sector rebuilding in a post-conflict situation by peacekeeping forces. The material presented here draws both from theory and analytic frameworks and from on-the-ground experience of practitioners."--P. [v]
A continuation of politics by other means : the "politics" of a peacekeeping mission in Cambodia (1992-93) by Boraden Nhem( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The complexity of the peacekeeping mission -- The mandate -- Civil-military integration -- The use of force and rules of engagement -- Spoilers -- The complexity of the peacekeeping mission in Cambodia -- The Cambodian civil war in overview -- Background of the conflict -- The UNTAC arrives and departs -- The aftermath -- Analysis : between politics and procedures -- The importance of context -- The role of leadership -- A spoiler perspective -- The Khmer Rouge -- Prince Sihanouk and the SOC -- The limits of intervention -- The role of impartiality -- Length of mandate -- Conclusion
The government assistance center : a vehicle for transitioning to the host government by Raymond A Millen( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this monograph, the author 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 GAC embodies a standardized camp and an organizational structure for decision-making. The standardized camp has an expeditionary capability, using state-of-the-art barrier and shelter systems. Standardized camps permit diverse organizations and agencies to interface with one another as well as with the host government in an orderly manner. In this sense, it epitomizes the government-in-a-box concept. Due to their standardized design, GACs have the same capabilities regardless of the contributing nations and organizations involved. Their expeditionary character permits GACs to deploy into remote countries and become operational within days. Moreover, centers may relocate within a country quickly, adapting to dynamic changes. The most interesting feature of the GAC is the integrated decision-making apparatus. This unique capability permits the formulation of policy and strategy to occur within the host nation, leading to more practical and germane solutions to national and local issues. The integrated nature of the apparatus encourages cooperation and coordination of participating organizations and agencies, injecting their expertise on issues which concern them. In praxis, this is smart power to the nth degree. The author concludes his study with points for consideration regarding prevalent issues which confront practitioners, and he briefly discusses how the UN might place GACs into practice. Ultimately, the monograph provides a way for whole of government and the comprehensive approaches to succeed without excessive dependency on the U.S. Army's skill sets
The American military advisor : dealing with senior foreign officials in the Islamic world by Michael J Metrinko( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the experience of diplomats and military officers who have served in many zones of conflict, and whose duties meant daily interaction with senior foreign officials, this guide describes the preparations that an advisor should make, illustrates the questions he should ask, and explains the political and cultural complexities that affect his mission. Although most of the examples are drawn from Islamic countries, the precepts and advice apply broadly
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Guiding principles for stabilization and reconstruction
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