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Thoughts on War and Conflict

War and Conflict Without question the exercise of ethical leadership and effective interagency cooperation have profound effects on war and conflict prosecuted in support of our national interest. Having frank and open dialogue is essential to the growth of our... Read More

Featured Article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform

Featured article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform by Robert P. Kozloski As tensions rise in the global political environment and the use of military force remains a realistic possibility in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions,... Read More

Featured Article: Lessons on Collaboration from Recent Conflicts…

Featured article: Lessons on Collaboration from Recent Conflicts: The Whole-of-Nation and Whole-of-Government Approaches in Action by Brett Doyle Attempts to bring peace and stability in conflict plagued areas have dominated the foreign policy of the United States. In the era of globalization,... Read More

Featured Article: Interagency Approaches to Prevent the Reoccurrence of Conflict in Sierra Leone

Featured article: Interagency Approaches to Prevent the Reoccurrence of Conflict in Sierra Leone by Phillip J. Schenks, Mary C. Avriette and Jonathan M. Holliday Countries which experience one civil war are more likely to experience another. Recurrent civil wars impair... Read More

Featured Article: Disenfranchisement Breeds Conflict

Featured article: 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.... Read More

Featured Article: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict

Featured article: Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict by Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz Conflict is inherently messy, and today those analyzing conflicts are confronted with an incredible number of problems that resist... Read More

Special Report: The Impact of Diverse Worldviews on Military Conflict

About this Report: Beginning in 2009, the Command and General Staff College Foundation has partnered each year with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College to host an annual ethics symposium at Fort Leavenworth. These annual symposia provide an... Read More

PKSOI publishes case studies on conflict, illicit power

Last week, the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) published Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition. The work contains a collection of case studies and analyses on the dynamics associated with illicit power and state weaknesses... Read More

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. The panelists included Ellen Laipson, president and CEO of the Stimson Center; Stuart W. Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector... Read More

IAE 12-02W Preventing Conflict: Interagency Village Stability Operations Model

InterAgency Essay 12-02W, June 2012 by Matthew Denny This essay explores village stability operations (VSO) in Afghanistan as an "innovative, low-cost, and small footprint" method of achieving U.S. security objectives. New strategic guidance from the Department of Defense (DoD) calls for such measures... Read More

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