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The Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute is committed to support the Peace and Stability Operations community with high quality publications developed through a disciplined approach to research and analysis that addresses USG and international policy-relevant issues at both the national / strategic level and in support of the US and multinational operational forces and interagency elements. Through our comprehensive publications program we look to provide visibility to the challenging Peace and Stability Operations issues facing the nation and the world and hopefully stimulate thought and analysis to come to recommendations and solutions to tough problems.

For publication submission please refer to our format guides and Publications Style Guide then submit to the Publications Coordinator.

August 3, 2018
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2

What's Inside! Highlights and working group summaries and findings from the 12th annual
Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Training and Education Workshop (PSOTEW) at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

June 15, 2018
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 8, Issue 1

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features a report from the AUSA/PKSOI Annual Panel Discussion Event held at the AUSA Head Quarters building in Arlington Virginia. The theme of the event was AFRICOM: 10 Years in the Making as a Model for Stability.

June 13, 2018
Stability in Multi-Domain Battle
Stability in Multi-Domain Battle

Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) is an operational concept developed by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) that describes ground combat operations against sophisticated peer and near-peer threats. In February 2017, TRADOC published a white paper titled “Multi-Domain Battle: Combined Arms for the 21st Century” to initiate the discussion of MDB across the Army and the Joint Force. TRADOC subsequently published a more detailed description of MDB in “Multi-Domain Battle: Evolution of Combined Arms for the 21st Century 2025-2040” along with the new Army Operations doctrinal series (ADP 3-0, ADRP 3-0, and FM 3-0) in October 2017.1 These documents are designed “promote thought and discussion concerning the methods and capabilities required to confront sophisticated adversaries” as well as “to inform further concept development, wargaming, experimentation, and capability development.

June 5, 2018
Stabilization: A New Approach to Whole of Government Operational Planning and Execution
Stabilization: A New Approach to Whole of Government Operational Planning and Execution

The United States has a compelling national security interest to promote stability in select fragile and conflict-affected states.  Such an operational environment is complex and requires a whole-of-U.S. Government response, coupled with non-governmental and international partners and supported by the affected nation to achieve their own national goals.  Since 1947, the national security system has struggled to handle effectively the range and complexity of the existing global threats and opportunities. 

March 16, 2018
2017-2018 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Consolidating Gains
2017-2018 Civil Affairs Issue Papers: Civil Affairs: A Force for Consolidating Gains

The issue of the role of Civil Affairs in consolidation activities – across all phases and in particular the human domain – was the main focus of the opening workshop. MG Sonntag noted how timely this event was given how Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (the 2015 Symposium keynote speaker) see the increased need to consolidate military and security gains into political and civil outcomes.

March 13, 2018
Program Management Approach to Stability Operations
Program Management Approach to Stability Operations

This monograph explores how and why to pursue the integrated program management function as a means to improve the effectiveness of stability operations. Section 1 of the analysis defines a traditional military approach to stability operations and a traditional program management approach. Section 2 juxtaposes stability operations with program management to showcase already-existing similarities. Section 3 applies four program management domains to stability operations to demonstrate potential benefits. Section 4 highlights how the application of program management functions to stability operations is compatible with the interagency approach. Lastly, Section 5 discusses Army Acquisition Corps capabilities that the Army can modify to perform this role.

January 19, 2018
Stability Operations in Kosovo 1999-2000: A Case Study
Stability Operations in Kosovo 1999-2000: A Case Study

This case study examines the intervention and stability operations in Kosovo from March 24, 1999 through approximately 2 years thereafter. Set during the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia and preceded by ethnic carnage in Bosnia, Croatia, and elsewhere, the intervention, named Operation ALLIED FORCE, was executed in order to protect Kosovars of Albanian descent from the ethnic cleansing of the Serbian leaders of the remaining federation of Yugoslavia.

January 11, 2018
Supporting, Non-Standard Mission Role: U.S. Operations in Liberia, 2014-2015, that Enabled The U.S. and UN Response to the EVD Outbreak
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).

November 21, 2017
Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide, Second Edition
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.

October 3, 2017
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2
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.