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Protecting Civilians A Humanitarian Obligation: Essay Series on the Protection of Civilians, Children and Armed Conflict and Cultural Property Protection

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) published an Essay Series,Protecting Civilians: A Humanitarian Obligation, with a contribution from Sarah Petrin (Williamson), and Col (Ret.) Dwight Raymond, on “A U.S.Perspective on the Protection of Civilians.” The essay outlines the U.S. military … Continue reading

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Strategic Stability Seminar cancelled — Save the Date for the 2021 War, Peace, and Justice Symposium

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The 2020 Strategic Stability Seminar that PKSOI cohosts annually with Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. PKSOI looks forward to working in partnership with AUSA on future Strategic Stability Seminars in years … Continue reading

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Maintaining Stability in International Space

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By Dr. Raymond A. Millen and Travis Bolio Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute The purpose of stability in international orbiting space is to create and sustain an environment for the peaceful pursuit of international interests, namely science, technology, exploration, and … Continue reading

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USAWC sponsors academic workshop on Women in Peace & Security

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As an Army critical care nurse, Col. Veronica Oswald- Hrutkay has instructed at the Army Trauma Training Center and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; UN Protection Force Mission Provide Promise in Zagreb, Croatia; and Operation Iraqi Freedom. … Continue reading

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Crippling Insurgencies with National Reconciliation Programs: A Primer for Military Practitioners

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Forward  This primer on reconciliation programs serves to complement counterinsurgency strategies. While such programs require a fair amount of organization, resources, funding and manpower, the key distinction is they are predominately managed by host nation governments. This requirement means that … Continue reading

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Rule of Law during Pandemics

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The current COVID-19 pandemic is a world-wide public health emergency that has resulted in a multitude of deaths and has severely impacted economies of every nation in the world. Currently, there have been over 20 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Economic Development in the Aftermath of a Pandemic

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Epidemics interrupt a country’s economy, causing temporary closures of businesses, industries, and agriculture. The labor force, which drives all economic activity, is impacted by sickness, death, and recovery from illness. Aside from the need to care for ill relatives, families … Continue reading

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Lesson Report: “Stage-setting” and “Right-sizing” for Stability – Learn the “Right Lessons”

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“Stage-setting” and “right-sizing” are critical to the success of any major Stability operation. TheU.S. Government needs to learn the right lessons, and the right lessons do not come from Iraq orAfghanistan. Operation Iraq Freedom (OIF) was a total failure. Operation … Continue reading

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Touchstones for the Military Leadership Engaged in Asymmetric Warfare

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This paper attempts to capture the key features of an asymmetric warfare arena that may provide the military war fighters suitable touchstones in the planning and conduct of a counterinsurgency campaign. This effort besides digging into a plethora of literature … Continue reading

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Civil Military Operations: Afghanistan

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The U.S. Army Peacekeeping Institute (PKI), located at the U.S. Army War College has previously conducted studies of Civil Military Operations (CMO) in U.S. military engagements abroad. Based on comments from various levels of command engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom … Continue reading

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