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United States Strategy on Women, Peace and Security

The Trump Administration is committed to advancing women’s equality, seeking to protect the rights of women and girls, and promoting women and youth empowerment programs.  The United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy) responds to the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which President Donald J. Trump signed into law on October 6, 2017. To read more Click Here


25 Aniversary Video

The history and accomplishments of the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, PKSOI. This video compilation includes video clips from senior ranking military and civilian professionals that worked with PKSOI in the field of Peacekeeping and Stability Operations. To view videos Click Here


2019 PSOTEW Executive Summary

From April 3-5, 2019, the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) hosted its 14th annual Peace and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW) at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. This year’s workshop provided a forum for trainers, educators, planners and practitioners from U.S. and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, military organizations, military and civilian peace and stability training centers, and academic institutions to share current challenges and best practices toward improving civilian and military teaming efforts in the realm of stability and peace operations training, education and planning.
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Workshop, 6-7 March 2019, Pretoria Challenges Forum Leadership Toolkit Report Back

The Institute of Security Studies (ISS) and the Challenges Forum International Secretariat (CFIS) organized a workshop to report back and discuss the revised chapter texts of the forthcoming review of the Considerations for Mission Leadership in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (2010) in Pretoria on 6-7 March 2019. To read more Click Here


Peace and stability operations workshop strives to forecast future requirements

CARLISLE, Pa. – Peace and stability operations experts from the Department of Defense, Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development discussed plans for future activities in complex operating environments during a three-day workshop at the Army War College. To read more Click Here


Operationalizing R2P

This paper discusses the two prominent frameworks for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), which refers to the obligation of states toward their populations and toward all populations at risk of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes. The 2001 R2P report by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty presented three phases for R2P (prevent, react, rebuild). Subsequently, the United Nations articulated R2P in three pillars (state responsibility to protect, international responsibility to assist a state, and international responsibility to act when a state is unwilling or unable to do so). To read more Click Here

DoD Directive 3000.05 STABILIZATION


A Drone's Strike Away: Peace and Security in the Age of Automated Warfare

Drones for military use are typically classified in three broad categories: UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) and USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles).   UAVs are either remote controlled aircraft (e.g. flown by a pilot at a ground control station) or can fly autonomously following pre-programmed flight plans or more complex dynamic automation systems. The US military uses UAVs for missions ranging from reconnaissance to combat. Most generally, UAVs are capable of “controlled, sustained level flight and powered by a jet or reciprocating engine.”  While a cruise missile can also be considered to be a UAV, it is treated separately on the basis that it is considered a weapon. To reflect on the complex nature of modern autonomous systems that include ground stations and other elements besides the actual air vehicles, the US military now uses the term “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” (UAS).

To read more of Professor Volker Franke's Case Study Click Here


Joint-Certified Operational Gender Advisor Course

From 3-7 December 2018, PKSOI participated in the second Joint-certified Operational Gender Advisor Course (OGC) hosted at the USSOUTHCOM Headquarters. Dr. Elizabeth Lape, the J-7 Deputy of Individual Training and Learning led the course. Students who complete the OGC receive joint credit, and are qualified to serves as Gender Advisors (GENADs) on staffs in operational settings and during exercises.. To read more Click Here

ADP 3-07 Stability

Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 3-07 is the Army’s doctrine for stability tasks.ADP 3-07 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting these operations, setting the foundation for developing other fundamentals and tactics, techniques, and procedures detailed in subordinate doctrinal publications. To view and download ADP 3-07 Stability Click Here


JP 3-29 Foreign Humanitarian Assistance

Foreign humanitarian assistance (FHA) consists of Department of Defense activities conducted outside the US and its territories to directly relieve or reduce human suffering, disease, hunger, or privation. The U.S. military normaly conducts FHA operations in support of another United States Government (USG) departments or agencies. To read JP 3-29 Click Here


Guns or Growth: Lessons from Security-First and Civil-Society-First Approaches to Peacebuilding in East Timor

This case study examines conditions and situations faced by several United Nations peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions in East Timor with the goal of applying the lessons learned from their responses to similar dilemmas in future peacekeeping operations (PKOs). East Timor provides a unique setting for the application of theory to practice, as the successive UN missions (UNAMET, INTERFET, and UNTAET) each took different approaches in their attempts to overcome obstacles on the ground. By studying and critically examining specific operational decisions and the subsequent repercussions, readers will gain a better understanding of the debates surrounding the integration of local personnel into PKOs, security vs. civil society in the first stages of peacekeeping missions, and the use of Whole of Government vs. Whole of Society approaches to peacebuilding.
To read more of Jonathan Downs Case Study Click Here.


"Bury the Dead, Feed the Living;" - By Dr. Raymond Millen

Bury the Dead, Feed the Living is more than a history on Civil Affairs; rather, it is a detailed account of how the United States conducted Stability Operations from the shores of Morocco to the mountains of Germany. Dr. Raymond Millen’s book serves as a primer on preparing, organizing and implementing Stability in the course of a conflict. To read more Click Here


United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM)

PKSOI's COL Ryan Wolfgram (2nd row 2nd from right) represented the United States as a member of the United Nations Infantry Battalion Manual (UNIBAM). To access United Nations Manuals To read moreClick Here


PKSOI's Professor of Stabilization, Dr. Rich Love Leads a Panel Discussion at the PKSOI / AUSA Strategic Stability Seminar

 "Hybrid methods of warfare including deception, media manipulation, sabotage and other nonmilitary tactics, while not new, are increasingly hard to counter given their speed, scale and intensity, which are facilitated by rapid technological change and global interconnectivity". Click Here to read more of Dr.Rich Love's article, "Beyond NATO: Building Neighbors’ Stability Key to Maintaining Alliance," available at AUSA.


PKSOI/AUSA Annual Strategic Stability Seminar

From left to right: AUSA President and former AFRICOM Commander GEN (R) Carter Ham, USAWC Commandant MG John Kem, former Deputy Commanding General to AFRICOM VADM (R) Michael Franken, and Commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Brunssum, GEN Riccardo Marchiò

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PKSOI provides instruction at the Ethiopian Peacekeeping Training Center (EIPKTC)

In conjunction with the countries of Ethiopia, Japan, United States, and United Nations Development Program, LT COLONEL Norihisa Urakami of the National Defense Academy of Japan and U.S. Navy CAPTAIN Danny King from the U.S. Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, both collaborated together in administering the Post Conflict Recovery Course recently (5-16 NOV 2018) taught at the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a special emphasis on Security Sector Reform (SSR). To read CAPT King's Ethiopia Post-Conflict Recovery. To read more Click Here



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