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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.

November 1, 2012
Ground Truth in Building Human Security
Ground Truth in Building Human Security

Author: Douglas Batson

Land has been at the center of human conflict throughout recorded history. Although there are now fewer interstate conflicts concerning land, we increasingly see conflict fueled by land tenure issues exacerbated through the inability of failing states to address such fundamental concerns of their populace.

October 10, 2012
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles related to the topics of Female Engagement Teams, Child Soldiers and Security Forces, lack of gender mainstreaming in food aid projects in complex emergencies, sexual violence in armed conflicts, and women, peace and security in peacekeeping operations.

September 1, 2012
Hearts-and-Minds: A Strategy of Concilation, Coercion, or Committment?
Hearts-and-Minds: A Strategy of Concilation, Coercion, or Committment?

Author: Lieutenant Colonel Karl E. Nell

This monograph presents an investigation of the concept’s colonial antecedents, inception at the onset of the Cold War, subsequent U.S. interpretation during Vietnam, and modern application to post-9/11 conflict in order to elucidate its true nature—one which can only properly be understood as commitment. By understanding this evolution over time, an enhanced appreciation of its applicability to future conflict as well as its place within the irregular warfare canon may be more properly apprehended.

September 1, 2012
Female Participation in Formed Police Units
Female Participation in Formed Police Units

Author: Charlotte Anderholt

This report examines the obstacles that continue to hamper the integration of women into Formed Police Units (FPUs) of Peacekeeping Operations in accordance with the principles of United Nations (UN) Resolution 1325.

July 9, 2012
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles on the topics of Security Sector Reform and DDR, Security Sector Reform and economic security, and the Japan nuclear disaster.

 

May 1, 2012
War, Law and Order
War, Law and Order

Author: Colonel Marcus Fielding, Australian Army

This paper examines how the Australian Government can assist another state government to restore and maintain public security by developing capacity in its security and criminal justice sectors.

 

April 16, 2012
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3

This Issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles generated by the 2012 Integration and Exercise/Peace & Stability Operations Training & Education Workshop, using social entrepreneurship in Professional Military Education, and accountability in military humanitarian operations. 

April 1, 2012
Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste: Missed Opportunities and Hard Lessons in Empowering the Host-Nation
Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste: Missed Opportunities and Hard Lessons in Empowering the Host-Nation

Authors: Nicholas J. Armstrong, Jacqueline Chura-Beaver, Isaac Kfir

This monograph builds upon the themes presented in Armstrong and Chura-Beaver’s previous works, Harnessing Postconflict Transitions: A Conceptual Primer (2010) and Practitioner Frameworks on the Host-Nation Role in Transition to Determine how Countries Contribute to their Own Security Transitions (2010).

January 6, 2012
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles generated from the U.S. Army War College/PKSOI hosted 17th Annual International Association of Peacekeeping training Centers Conference.

October 4, 2011
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1
Peace & Stability Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1

This issue of the Peace & Stability Journal features articles related to the topics of foreign state-building in Rwanda, microfinance and small business, and social-media in conflict.