peacekeeping


National security professionals move to save PKSOI



National security professionals move to save PKSOI
An open letter published last week argues against the elimination of the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). Secretary of the Army Mark Esper has called for the elimination of PKSOI, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis is expected to make a decision on the matter … Read More

Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors



Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors
Featured article: The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors by Spencer B. Meredith, III Special Operations Forces (SOF) can serve as conflict resolution experts in places civilian peace practitioners cannot go. While to some this may seem like a controversial claim given the… Read More

InterAgency Journal 6-4 (Fall 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-4 (Fall 2015)
Inside this issue: Features 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

Conference report covers transitions, multi-agency operations



Conference report covers transitions, multi-agency operations

Earlier this year, the Australian Civil-Military Centre released the follow up report from the 8th International Lessons Learned Conference. The goal of the conference was to promote best practice in international lessons learned by bringing together civil, military, and police professionals...

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...