Military Operations Other Than War


Featured Article: Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity



Featured Article: Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity
Featured article: 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

Featured Article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience



Featured Article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience
Featured article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience by Ted Thomas and Ira Chaleff The military needs men and women who have courage–the physical courage to go into battle, to overcome fear in the face of bodily injury or death, mental pain, and lifelong disabilities. Militaries run on physical courage. Without… Read More

Featured Article: Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner



Featured Article: Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner
Featured article: Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner by Thomas R. Geisinger The 2014 Army Operating Concept (AOC), “Win in a Complex World,” stresses the need for American military power to prevent conflict and shape future wars as much as win them.1 To do this,… Read More

Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts



Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts
Featured article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson The U.S. has been directly involved in some level of foreign stabilization and reconstruction effort since the end of World War II (WWII): from the occupation and reconstruction of post-WWII Japan/Germany,… Read More

Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia



Featured Article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia
Featured article: The Reality of the So-Called U.S. Pivot to Asia by Joshua Parker and David A. Anderson Shortly after President Obama took office in 2009, it became clear he wanted to shift U.S. foreign policy focus away from the Middle East to Asia. His immediate goal was withdrawing U.S.… Read More

IAS-005 (January 2016) Foreign Aid and Party Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa



IAS-005 (January 2016) Foreign Aid and Party Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa
Government, non-government, and military entities have all been involved in providing foreign aid for quite some time, but despite the emphasis that states and international organizations and institutions place on the utility of foreign aid, there is significant debate about its benefits. The debate centers on the potentially deleterious or… Read More

IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse



IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse
InterAgency Essay 15-02W, March 2015 by Edward K. Woo This essay examines the combined response efforts that would be required of the U.S. military, U.S. government, nongovernmental organizations, and international partners in the event of regime collapse in North Korea. The author focuses on the humanitarian and stabilization aspects of… Read More

IAP 11W (November 2013) Evolving a Hamstrung and Broken System



IAP 11W (November 2013) Evolving a Hamstrung and Broken System

The author of this paper argues there is a need for an evolution in interagency training and education to efficiently and effectively enable collaborative teams to achieve strategic objectives in complex humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) operations overseas...

RAND reports on DoD disaster relief efforts



RAND reports on DoD disaster relief efforts

Earlier this year the RAND Corporation published a report examining Department of Defense humanitarian assistance/disaster response operations in four major international disasters occurring between 2008 and 2011. The report underlines the key lessons learned from DoD’s role...

Panel discusses possible post-conflict reform



Panel discusses possible post-conflict reform

On August 13, panelists from various agencies and organizations met at the Stimson Center to discuss possible reform for future post-conflict situations. Among the topics discussed were ways to improve transitional and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali...