Disenfranchisement Breeds Conflict
by Benjamin E. Birtles
Conflict arises from various sources of competition loosely categorized as either realistic or non-realistic. Disenfranchisement increases group stress leading to increased non-realistic conflict sources, thereby contributing to a higher probability of physical violence. Forcibly implementing political systems that cause disenfranchisement sets… Read More
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
June 26, 2018 – June 27, 2018
The Stabilization Symposium will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, 2018. The summit will delve into how a single definition of stability is applied across U.S. government and its partners, how to coordinate and… Read More
Evolving Band-Aids to Global Crisis: For Want of U.S. Leadership
by Mark Sweberg and Allan Childers
Change is in the wind for the U.S. Army. Indeed, it is in the wind for all the Services as the strategic focus of the U.S. shifts from Europe to the Pacific… Read More
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
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
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...
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...
This month the Alliance for Peacebuilding announced the launch of their new publication Building Peace: A Forum for Peace and Security in the 21st Century...
In early June, the Department of Defense released its updated doctrine on peace operations. The doctrine now includes updated information about peace operations...