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PKSOI Publications

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.

September 4, 2014
USAID & DoD: Analysis and Recommendations to Enhance Development-Military Cooperation
USAID & DoD: Analysis and Recommendations to Enhance Development-Military Cooperation

Author: Benjamin D. Kauffeld

A few important points that emerge from this monograph deserve special attention. The disparity in resources for personnel between USAID and DoD, a persistent barrier to effective coordination, makes it extremely difficult for USAID to have the float for training with our military colleagues.

June 30, 2014
Changing the Game: Human Security as a Grand Strategy
Changing the Game: Human Security as a Grand Strategy

Author: COL John C. Anderson

This paper argues that the foundational work already accomplished toward better military-civilian coordination over the past ten years of stability operations must continue.

 

May 28, 2014
Preventing and Managing Conflict in an Unstable World
Preventing and Managing Conflict in an Unstable World

Author: Various PKSOI Interns

History is littered with examples where the inability to stabilize a nation at the conclusion of military operations has led to even more complex problems.

 

March 4, 2014
Avoiding Praetorian Societies: Focusing U.S. Strategy on Political Development
Avoiding Praetorian Societies: Focusing U.S. Strategy on Political Development

Author: Bruce Ferrell

It is clear that fragile nation-states will continue to be a major contributor to instability in the international strategic environment. The United States, its allies and partners have attempted to mitigate the negative effects of fragile states through a variety of approaches, including military stability and reconstruction (S&R) operations such as those undertaken in Iraq and Afghanistan. America’s success rate at conducting S&R operations, however, is mixed.

 

July 1, 2013
Social Capital, Policing and the Rule of Law: Keys to Stabilization
Social Capital, Policing and the Rule of Law: Keys to Stabilization

Authors: Dr. Karen Finkenbinder and Paul M. Sangrey

The anthology is divided into chapters that begin looking broadly at stability issues. It then begins to focus on policing – identified as essential to successful rule of law. The area of policing starts with a broad view of the strategic importance of policing and foreign police development in general. It then looks at Afghan police development and narrows its scope toward the military role in policing before focusing on the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and what it can offer to stability.

June 1, 2013
Fostering a Police Reform Paradigm
Fostering a Police Reform Paradigm

Authors: Dr. Karen Finkenbinder, Colonel Robert E. Lowe and Mr. Raymond Millen

This study seeks to develop a police reform paradigm to guide international assistance policies and programs for new democracies. The approach of this monograph is atypical of most studies on this genre in that it discusses the philosophical, doctrinal, and practical underpinnings of police reform: 1) The Relationship between the Nation-State and Its Police Forces; 2) Reforming a Nation’s Police; and 3) Practical and Historical Applications of Police Reforms.

April 1, 2013
A Reference Guide for Interpreting Statistics and Creating Survey Questions
A Reference Guide for Interpreting Statistics and Creating Survey Questions

Authors: Hai Do and Dr Karen Finkenbinder

The genesis of this guide started at a meeting between PKSOI and the Department of Distance Education (DDE) at the Army War College (AWC). During this meeting, a discussion occurred in which we all realized that neither the resident nor distance courses of study require a statistics or research methods course. However, as part of the directed study we were discussing, we were finding that some students were quite interested in using statistics and survey questions.

January 1, 2013
Smart Research, Leveraging Interns and Fellows to Enhance your Research Program
Smart Research, Leveraging Interns and Fellows to Enhance your Research Program

Authors: Dr. Karen Finkenbinder and Richard Parsons

This paper is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the general issues surrounding an internship program. It answers such questions as: What is an intern or fellow? Where do you find them? What are the requirements? What do they do? What are the legal considerations? What are the security issues? The second part is what we call a “How To” section. It is the nuts and bolts of starting an internship program. It is also the boring part, though efforts have been made so it doesn’t read like the U.S. tax code.

January 1, 2013
Protection des civils Guide de référence militaire
Protection des civils Guide de référence militaire

Author: Various PKSOI Members

Ce Guide militaire relatif à la protection des civils est le résultat de discussions et de la coopération avec une série de personnes et d'organisations qui se consacrent à la question de savoir comment prévenir et réagirà la violence contre les personnes civiles.

January 1, 2013
Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide
Protection of Civilians Military Reference Guide

Author: Various PKSOI Members

The Protection of Civilians (PoC) refers to efforts that protect civilians from physical violence, secure their rights to access essential services and resources, and contribute to a secure, stable, and just environment for civilians over the long-term.