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Chivvis, Christopher

Works: 26 works in 70 publications in 3 languages and 3,174 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Classifications: JZ6300, 327.1
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EU civilian crisis management the record so far by Christopher Chivvis ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The European Union has been deploying civilians in conflict and postconflict stabilization missions since 2003, and the scope of civilian missions is likely to increase in the future. This volume offers a general overview and assessment of the EU's civilian operations to date, as well as a more in-depth look at the two missions in which the EU has worked alongside NATO: the EU police-training mission in Afghanistan and the integrated rule of law mission in Kosovo. The author concludes with a discussion of the main policy implications for the United States and Europe."--Rand web site
Recasting NATO's strategic concept possible directions for the United States by Christopher Chivvis ( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To address its security challenges, the United States needs the active support of its allies. This means, in particular, ensuring that the states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) remain able and willing to make a contribution to resolving their common security problems wherever possible. The revision of NATO's strategic concept offers an excellent opportunity to further this aim. It is a chance to build consensus about the future and thereby steer the alliance in a direction that will help keep it relevant. This paper examines five possible directions--refocus on Europe, new focus on the greater Middle East, focus on fragile states, focus on nonstate threats, and a global alliance of liberal democracies--the alliance might adopt, assessing them against certain key political and military criteria. It offers those involved in the rewrite both a range of potential options and a preliminary assessment of the feasibility and potential implications of each. The purpose is to encourage debate around the major, concrete problems that member states face."--RAND web site
Libya's post-Qaddafi transition the nation-building challenge by Christopher Chivvis ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A year after Qaddafi's death, the light-footprint approach adopted for Libya's postwar transition is facing its most serious test. Security, the political transition, and economic development all present challenges. The security situation requires immediate attention and could worsen still. Until the militias are brought under state control, progress on other fronts will be very difficult to achieve. In most cases, the appropriate approach is a combination of incentives and broad-based negotiation between Tripoli and militia leaders. Only in extreme cases should the use of force be considered. On the political front, Libya and international actors deserve credit for the successful elections in July, but the political challenges ahead are significant. Libya still needs to write a constitution, and in doing so, it must determine the degree to which power is centralized in Tripoli and how to ensure inclusive yet stable governing institutions. Libya also needs to begin rethinking the management of its economy, and especially of its energy resources, to maximize the benefit to its citizens, reduce corruption, and enable private enterprise to flourish in other areas, such as tourism. Libya also needs sustained assistance, mainly technical in nature, from the countries that helped oust Qaddafi lest the transition run off the rails. Despite its role in helping topple Qaddafi, NATO is absent from Libya today. A greater role for the alliance is worth exploring, for example training Libyan security officials and forces and providing technical assistance for security-sector reform. An international Friends of Libya conference on assistance to Libya is warranted. Post-conflict transitions normally span years, and Libya's will be no different. Nevertheless, if current challenges are handled adroitly, Libya could still emerge as a positive force for democratic stability in North Africa and a valuable partner against al-Qaeda
From insurgency to stability by Angel Rabasa ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph is the first of two volumes that examine how countries confronting insurgencies transition from a high level of violence to a more stable situation. It identifies the procedures and capabilities that the U.S. Department of Defense, other agencies of the U.S. government, U.S. allies and partners, and international organizations require in order to support the transition from counterinsurgency to stability and reconstruction operations. During counterinsurgency, the military takes primary responsibility for security and economic operations, but when the insurgency has been reduced to a level where the state is able to perform its basic functions, police and civilian government agencies take the lead in providing security and services to the population. Successful post-counterinsurgency operations can ensure that lasting peace and stability will follow, rather than a relapse into violence
The monetary conservative : Jacques Rueff and twentieth-century free market thought by Christopher Chivvis ( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
North Africa's menace : AQIM's evolution and the U.S. policy response by Christopher Chivvis ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the 9/11 attacks, America's understanding of Al Qaeda has evolved along with the organization itself. In recent years attention to Al Qaeda's so called "affiliates" in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and most recently Syria has overtaken concern about Al Qaeda's core in Pakistan. The North African terrorist organization Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is one such affiliate. Many Americans first became familiar with AQIM when media reports linked it loosely to the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compounds in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/12 that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. The horrific hostage crisis at an Algerian gas facility in January 2013, which was far more closely linked to the group, further increased concern about the threat it posed and played into anxieties about what many viewed as a resurgent Al Qaeda threat. This assessment of the threat from AQIM is based on an analysis of available open-source documentation. The authors find that although AQIM is a serious regional problem, its similarity to the Al Qaeda of Osama Bin Laden should not be exaggerated, as AQIM does not currently seem bent on global jihad. In most situations, the wisest policy responses to the AQIM threat will focus on supporting local actors and U.S. allies in Europe
Toppling Qaddafi : Libya and the limits of liberal intervention by Christopher Chivvis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Toppling Qaddafi is a carefully researched, highly readable look at the role of the United States and NATO in Libya's war of liberation and its lessons for future military interventions. Based on extensive interviews within the US government, this book recounts the story of how the United States and its European allies went to war against Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, why they won the war, and what the implications for NATO, Europe, and Libya will be. This was a war that few saw coming, and many worried would go badly awry, but in the end the Qaddafi regime fell and a new era in Libya's history dawned. Whether this is the kind of intervention that can be repeated, however, remains an open question - as does Libya's future and that of its neighbors"--
Overcoming obstacles to peace : local factors in nation-building by James Dobbins ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following on a series of RAND Corporation studies of nation-building, this monograph analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes in these interventions. It examines how external actors and local leaders in a variety of societies modified or worked around those conditions to promote enduring peace
Pakistan can the United States secure an insecure state? by C. Christine Fair ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors exposit likely developments in Pakistan's internal and external security environment over the coming decade; assess Pakistan's national will and capacity to solve its problems, especially those relating to security; describe U.S. interests in Pakistan; and suggest policies for the U.S. government to pursue in order to secure those interests
Integrating instruments of power and influence : lessons learned and best practices : report of a panel of senior practioners by Robert Edwards Hunter ( )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report reflects a joint effort of the American Academy of Diplomacy and the RAND Corporation, growing out of a decade's worth of experience, principally gained by the United States, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the European Union, in military interventions abroad and their aftermath. The project brought together senior practitioners from a wide variety of institutions and disciplines (including U.S., allied, coalition, and United Nations military leaders, U.S. and European diplomats, and representatives of private-sector and nongovernmental organizations) to determine what people who were actually involved in operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan have learned about "getting the job done". This report is a compilation, a synthesis, and an analysis of lessons learned and best practices regarding the integration of civilian and military intervention across the full spectrum of activities from the time before military intervention takes place through to post-conflict nation-building. It provides guidance for the U.S. and international institutions regarding critical areas of foreign policy and national security in the 21st century."--Publisher's website
Toppling Qaddafi : Libya and the future of liberal intervention by Christopher Chivvis ( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Building a more resilient Haitian state ( )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, Leogane, and other cities and settlements in the south of Haiti, leaving 300,000 people dead, another 300,000 injured, and 1.3 million homeless. The Haitian government and the international community moved rapidly to address the immediate humanitarian crisis. The homeless are now sheltered in tents and provided with food and water. The airport was quickly reopened, and the port of Port-au-Prince has been returned to service. Much has stabilized in Haiti, although the threat looms of a severe hurricane season that may devastate the tent cities in which so many Haitians now live
What role for Germany in Iraq? by Christopher Chivvis ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of Macedonia by Christopher Chivvis ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visions américaines de l'OTAN by Christopher Chivvis ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"L'Alliance demeure centrale dans les perceptions stratégiques de l'élite américaine. Les partenariats qui pourraient élargir son champ d'influence sont souvent vus comme nécessaires, même si leur étendue reste discutée. Quant à la PESD, elle n'effraie pas vraiment outre-Atlantique, dans la mesure où elle ne conduit pas l'Europe à se détourner de l'Alliance. Mais c'est à l'aune du conflit en Afghanistan, et de l'engagement des Européens dans ce pays, que les Américains jugeront du futur de l'OTAN."--Editeur
Getting back on track in Bosnia-Herzegovina by Christopher Chivvis ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The situation in Bosnia has unfortunately deteriorated in the last four years. With the fifteenth anniversary of the Dayton Accords and national elections arriving this fall, the time is ripe to reorient transatlantic strategy, particularly on three issues."--Editor
Order and freedom in the international political economy : the development of the political economic thought of Jacques Rueff, 1922-1972 by Christopher Chivvis ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Balkan ghosts ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe's role in nation-building from the Balkans to the Congo by James Dobbins ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two previous RAND volumes addressed the roles of the United States and the United Nations in nation-building, defined as the use of armed force in the aftermath of a conflict to promote a durable peace and representative government. This volume presents six case studies of recent European-led nation-building missions: Albania, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Cote d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Bosnia. It also reviews the Australian assistance mission to the Solomon Islands. Using quantitative and qualitative measures to compare inputs (such military levels, economic assistance and duration) and outcomes (such as levels of security, economic growth, refugee return, and democracy), the analysis concludes that these European-led missions have been competently managed and, within their sometimes quite limited scope, generally successful. Most helped achieve sustained peace, gross domestic product growth, and representative government. The EU has a wide array of civil competencies for nation-building, but it is sometimes slow to deploy them in support of its military operations, particularly when these are conducted far from Europe. The UN offers the most cost-effective means to address most postconflict stabilization requirements and NATO the better framework for large-scale force projection in cases in which the United States is ready to participate. But the EU now offers European governments a viable alternative to both these organizations in cases in which European interests are high, U.S. interests are low, and the UN is, for some reason, unsuitable or unavailable
Bâtir un État Haïtien plus résistant ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'espoir d'un avenir plus prospère et plus pacifique pour le peuple haïtien réside dans la construction d'un État plus efficace et résilient. Les institutions haïtiennes sont minées par des faiblesses endémiques dans les domaines des ressources humaines, organisationnel, des procédures et des politiques publiques. La construction étatique devrait figurer au premier plan des efforts de redressement après le séisme de janvier 2010. Il est relativement aisé de dresser des listes de mesures requises pour remédier aux faiblesses de l'État, mais il l'est moins de formuler des stratégies destinées à lutter contre ces faiblesses et il est encore plus difficile de les mettre en æuvre. Ce rapport appuie le développement d'une stratégie de construction de l'État en Haïti en identifiant les principaux obstacles à une gouvernance efficace et en évaluant des projets existants, pour renforcer les institutions publiques et améliorer la fourniture de services publics, ainsi qu'en proposant un ensemble restreint d'actions critiques réalistes et soigneusement définies. Les priorités recommandées dans les domaines de l'administration publique, de la justice, de la sécurité, de la politique économique, des infrastructures, de l'éducation et de la santé requièrent la plus grande attention de la part des autorités haïtiennes et des donateurs internationaux, tant en ce qui concerne l'élaboration des politiques publiques que les engagements financiers
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