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The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute collaboratively develops and integrates peace and stability capabilities across the US government, international organizations, and the community of interest in order to enable the success of  peace and stability activities and missions.

 

Free from PKSOI online: Establish Civil Security Training

The Establish Civil Security Training class will provide a foundational knowledge for the BCT commanders and staffs on Stability operations with a focus on establishing civil security in the immediate aftermath of combat operations. To access more information and the training module CLICK HERE.

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PKSOI Journal

PKSOI Journal The Peace and Stability Journal contains relevant and current articles and reports on ongoing Peace & Stability Operations (P&SO) events and emerging P&SO doctrine and concepts.

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SOLLIMS Sampler

SOLLIMS Sampler The Sampler contains a representative sample of lessons related to a specific P&SO topic – e.g. Women, Peace & Security. A new Sampler is produced on a quarterly basis.

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P&SO Lessons Learned

PKSOI's is built on the discovery, analysis and sharing of key Observations, Insights, Lessons and Best Practices of particular interest to the global Peace and Stability Operations community. The program is focused at the strategic and operational levels. Lessons Learned content resides in the SOLLIMS database- an open sorce system based on the JLLIS architecture.

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Internships at PKSOI

PKSOI provides research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level intern positions for PKSOI as well as various entities with in the United States Army War College (USAWC) and are dependent upon the student's area of study.  Interns are regarded as memebers of the PKSOI/USAWC staff with an assigned project mentor to provide direction and guidance throughout the internship session. Click here to learn more about Internships.

A group of summer interns engaged in discussion with PKSOI's USAID representative Professor Carol Horning
A group of summer interns engaged in discussion with PKSOI's USAID representative Professor Carol Horning.

 

 

PKSOI APAN Collaboration Website

PKSOI has developed an APAN site to establish a web-based community of practice presence for all Peacekeeping and Stability Operations organizations and practioners to collaborate and share information. The PKSOI Peacekeeeping APAN site allows the P&SO community a forum for collaboration. The site contains document libraries for P&SO doctrine and concepts, information sharing opportunities for the P&SO community contact information, a portal for the user to upload any authored articles, and a discussion blog. NOTE: you will need to register for an APAN user account and then request access to the PKSOI community.

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**All Partners Access Network (APAN) is a collection of communities developed to foster information and knowledge sharing between the U.S. Dept of Defense and non-DOD entities who do not have access to 'CAC-enabled' DOD sites and networks.

Featured Publications

Supporting, Non-Standard Mission Role: U.S. Operations in Liberia, 2014-2015, that Enabled The U.S. and UN Response to the EVD Outbreak

Operation UNITED ASSISTANCE (OUA), which deployed to Liberia between September 2014 and June 2015, provides an example of how a Joint Force can support a lead federal agency (LFA), in this case the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other interagency and international partners to end a raging epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide, Second Edition

The Protection of Civilians (PoC) Military Reference Guide is primarily intended for military commanders and staffs who must consider PoC during armed conflict, multidimensional peace operations, or other military operations, particularly when PoC is an operational or strategic objective. It is designed as a supplement to existing doctrine and other relevant guidance so that military forces can meet their obligations to protect civilians. The reference guide may also be used as a textbook for PoC training.

Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2

This journal is dedicated to the outcomes from our annual Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop or PSOTEW, held from 5 thru 7 April 2017.  PKSOI’s 11th annual PSOTEW brought over 160 members of the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Community of Practice in a roundtable format.  Many roundtable concepts translated into PSOTEW workgroup initiatives and potential training and education solutions to mitigate numerous challenges facing the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations community.

Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1

Welcome to the most recent issue of the PKSOI Peace & Stability Journal. In this edition the PKSOI Director Colonel Gregory Dewitt will introduce the articles of the Journal, go over the past three months of PKSOI's activities and also brief you on the upcoming major activities and events. This journal will feature articles from PKSOI Subject Matter Experts in their respective fields and also include articles from PKSOI interns. The feature article is from PKSOI's own Commander Danny King titled: Migrants on the Sea.

Stability Operations in Haiti 2010: A Case Study

The stability operation in Haiti from January 14 to June 1, 2010 demonstrated how over a dozen U.S. Government departments and agencies worked together effectively in an unprecedented large-scale foreign humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (FHA/DR) effort. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, precipitated the operation. The Haiti action, known within the U.S. military as Operation UNIFIED RESPONSE, was not only a whole-of-government, but also a whole-of-nation and global undertaking. The United States played a significant role in the Haiti earthquake relief effort in collaboration with more than 140 countries and over 1,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

 

2016-2017 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Leveraging Civil Affairs

For three years now, the Civil Affairs Association and its partners have provided the Civil Affairs Regiment a way to provide experience-based feedback and advice to institutional and policy level leadership on the future of the Civil Affairs force through an annual fall symposium. These symposia result in Civil Affairs Issue Papers published and presented at the spring roundtable. With every successive year, the discussion has become increasingly impactful, improving the Regiment as a learning organization by advancing a unified, whole of CA force view of professional and force development discussion using this unofficial, collegial platform.

Past is Prologue: Abroad in Syria with the Ghosts of Iraq

In the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the short-lived Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) briefly held a mandate to lead post-war reconstruction efforts. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) under L. Paul Bremer replaced ORHA before its plans could be implemented. Autopsies of replacing the ORHA and the consequences of the CPA’s subsequent handling of the Iraq mission abound, but they focused on the Iraq mission as a historical narrative. However, the United States (US) now faces a lengthening list of probable reconstruction and stabilization (R&S) missions in the near future. Rather than burying the autopsies, the contrast between ORHA’s plans and the CPA’s implementation offers instructive lessons for future R&S missions.

Stability Operations in East Timor 1999-2000: A Case Study

This stability operations case study project emerged from a Joint Requirements Oversight Council task to examine how Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) institutions teach operational planning for steady-state peacekeeping and stability operations. The Joint Staff J-7 requested the U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI), as the Joint Proponent for Peace and Stability Operations, accomplish a number of tasks to improve JPME curricula. As part of this effort, PKSOI is developing a series of professionally focused, historical case studies of successful joint peacekeeping and stability operations. The purpose of these case studies is to provide balanced analyses of the strategic conditions and guidance underlying each selected operation, and describe how military leaders successfully interpreted and implemented this guidance during the conduct of joint operations.

Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 6, Issue 4

This issue will focus on articles generated from PKSOI's annual Peace & Stability Training and Education Workshop or PSOTEW. The PKSOI Director COL Greg Dewitt will also brief you on PKSOI's activities over the past three months as well as the upcoming major events and activities.

JP 3-07, Stability

This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS). It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States in joint operations, and it provides considerations for military interaction with governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multinational forces, and other interorganizational partners.

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