Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building
by Adam J. Bushey
Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The… Read More
Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility, or Rethinking Civil Affairs
by Kurt E. Müller
The defense sector has a long-standing appreciation of the value of whole-of-government approaches to national security challenges. The phrase “all elements of national power” resonates with Department of Defense (DoD) leadership and is a common… Read More
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...
This essay explores village stability operations (VSO) in Afghanistan as an "innovative, low-cost, and small footprint" method of achieving U.S. security objectives...