Stability Operations


Stabilization Symposium findings published



Stabilization Symposium findings published
Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and… Read More

Stabilization Assistance Review released



Stabilization Assistance Review released
Recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and State published the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR). The SAR was announced in April of this year and examines past challenges the U.S. government has faced in previous stabilization efforts. The SAR aims to streamline U.S.… Read More

Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations



Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations
Featured article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations by William B. Scott Cognitive dissonance is a psychological theory about how the mind resolves conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors held simultaneously. For many Americans, it is important to “emphasize the Christian religion,” while maintaining a “separation between Church and… 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

InterAgency Journal 8-1 (Winter 2017)



InterAgency Journal 8-1 (Winter 2017)
Inside this issue: Features NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination by Patti Bielling The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner by Thomas R. Geisinger Moral… Read More

Report assesses business and stability operations task force



Report assesses business and stability operations task force
RAND Corporation recently published a report assessing the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan. The task force was a multi-year endeavor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and sought to use private-sector strategies to create sustainable economies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Task force operations began in Iraq… 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

IAP 16W (June 2015) Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge



IAP 16W (June 2015) Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge
by Benjamin Cabana Interagency coordination for complex contingency operations is an extremely difficult challenge. Bringing together the various tools of American power in a holistic manner is widely recognized as a serious roadblock to successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. Defense, development, and diplomacy are all required for a successful stability… Read More

InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)



InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)

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.