Category Archives: Lesson Reports & SOLLIMS Samplers

SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 1

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In complex conflict systems, it can be challenging to measure the progress of initiatives intended to gain peace and stability.  Lessons in this Sampler focus on the importance of Monitoring & Evaluation for Peace and Stability, examining best practices and … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 2

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In light of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 which was signed into law in the United States in October, this Sampler addresses two important questions:  “Why is WPS relevant to the security sector?” & “How can WPS … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition, May 2017

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This publication provides lessons on 6 leadership topics – moral and ethical decisions critical to operational success, understanding decisive change, preparation and repetition, knowledge management, coalition partner leadership, and junior leader development – all of which are topics of the … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 1

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This Sampler features lessons from a Civil Affairs (CA) perspective.  It first showcases challenges for the integration of civil considerations into military culture and then highlights lessons from recent/ongoing exercises and operations, many of which draw upon personal experiences of … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition IDPs

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This SOLLIMS Sampler [Special Edition] comes at a critical moment as global forcible displacement reaches an all-time high, surpassing levels post-WWII, and as violent conflicts driving displacement continue without abate, echoing in war-ravaged Aleppo.  While Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 4

This publication showcases the value of Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace and Stability Operations – with lessons from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Philippines.  This product also offers an extensive list of references/reports/articles that can serve … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 3

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This edition covers the following Stabilization and Transition topics: Governance, Security, Economic Stabilization, Infrastructure, Rule of Law, FHA / HADR, and Interagency.  In this issue, our PKSOI Stability sector experts provide their analysis and thoughts on the submitted lessons. Contact … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 2

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This SOLLIMS Sampler spotlights the criticality of Investing in Training for, and during, Peace and Stability Operations. Along with a selection of thought-provoking lessons, this Sampler provides an extensive list of references/ documents/links (see pages 41-42) that can serve as … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 1

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This publication presents a selection of lessons on “Building Stable Governance” – with examples from Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and other areas.  Lessons discuss local understanding, local ownership, security, conflict resolution, decentralization, public servants, state-citizen relations, and ‘steady state’ … Continue reading

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SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 4

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UN Peacekeeping has recently experienced a number of “firsts” – the return of Europe to peacekeeping in Africa after two decades, an increase in intelligence capabilities in PK missions, the utilization of UAVs, the deployment of a UN ‘offensive’ combat … Continue reading

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