Army University Press recently published “Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent?” under the auspice of Culture, Regional Expertise and Language Management Office. The anthology looks at the military and diplomatic dynamics of the Eurasia region, and provides cultural context of the region.… Read More
Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity
by Kathryn Gillum
Genocide and other atrocity crimes (war crimes and crimes against humanity) are not only a curse to those directly involved, but also a burden on all of humanity. Under the United Nations’ (UN) 2005… Read More
Last week, the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) published Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition. The work contains a collection of case studies and analyses on the dynamics associated with illicit power and state weaknesses relating to preventing or resolving armed conflict.
Impunity addresses how… Read More
May 19, 2016
The United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum will host Partners in Prevention: A Global Forum on Ending Genocide on May 19, 2016. The forum brings together international policymakers and experts to discuss atrocity prevention coordination, best practices, and future agendas for domestic and international atrocity prevention efforts.… Read More
Inside this issue:
The State Department: No Longer a Gatekeeper
by Edward Marks
The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century
by William J. Davis
Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships
by Thomas Kreutzer
The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution:
Assessing the… Read More
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin E. Dempsey recently conducted an interview in which he discussed the importance of a whole-of-government approach to issues facing the U.S. and the world. Dempsey has repeatedly pushed for solutions integrating economic, diplomatic, law enforcement, energy, and military instruments of… Read More
Last Friday, the White House released President Obama’s new National Security Strategy, which builds on the progress of the last six years, and provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests...
This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power...
Inside this issue: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge, Benjamin Cabana; Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict, Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz... and much more.
Last week, the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations published a report detailing CSO's efforts in its two years in existence. CSO was established in 2011 to improve the effectiveness and coherence of the U.S. government in conflict situations...