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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.

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.

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.