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PKSOI provides instruction at the Ethiopian Peacekeeping Training Center (EIPKTC)

In conjunction with the countries of Ethiopia, Japan, United States, and United Nations Development Program, LT COLONEL Norihisa Urakami of the National Defense Academy of Japan and U.S. Navy CAPTAIN Danny King from the U.S. Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, both collaborated together in administering the Post Conflict Recovery Course recently (5-16 NOV 2018) taught at the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a special emphasis on Security Sector Reform (SSR). The class included students representing the Diplomatic Community, Military, Police Force, and Judicial Branch from 8 various countries within the content of Africa. “Helping make the world a safer place through collaboration, training, and working together to protect and serve…”  "In a location of the world where we are witnessing both China and Russia’s increased interest/influence, the United States Africa Command’s (USAFRICOM) number one line of effort is strengthening partner capacity within various African nations, by focusing on strengthening mutually beneficial networks between the U.S. and key partners." - CAPT Danny King. To read more of CAPT King's Ethiopia Post-Conflict Recovery Click Here

Post Conflict Recovery Course Class Photo taught 5-16 November 2018 at the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Peace Support Training Center (FDRE-PSTC) that included representation from 8 African Nations in addition to educational training support from Japan and the United States.
U.S. Navy CAPTAIN Danny King provides an overview of the U.S. Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute to include a special introductory class on the SOLLIMS data base.  Ms. Fasika Tesfaye is captured perusing the SOLLIMS data base, which lead to very positive feedback of its content and use from Ms. Tesfaye and fellow students.
U.S. Navy CAPT Danny King from the Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute provides training lectures to the students covering components of Security Sector Reform that included Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR), Rule of Law, Police/Security Reform, and Defense (Military) Sector Reform.
   During the final case study and table top exercise, Ambassador Daisuke Matsunaga (Japanese Ambassador to Ethiopia), COL Elias Seyoum (Acting Head of FDRE-PSTC), LTC Norihisa Urakami (International Consultant), and CAPT Danny King (Senior Naval Advisor PKSOI) are captured observing the class collaborating and demonstrating the special negotiation skill sets acquired throughout the Post Conflict Recovery Course

 

 

November 24, 2014
Sustainable Transportation: Strategy for Security, Prosperity and Peace
Sustainable Transportation: Strategy for Security, Prosperity and Peace

Author: LTC James P. Allen and COL Blace C. Albert

Transportation is the "web of union", and sustainability of systems relies upon political will. Sustainable transportation is the result of intentional policy at the strategic level and potentiates unified governance and economic growth. This paper proposes that a long term vision and four key principles of sustainable transportation are critical to success in establishing and operating transportation systems.

November 13, 2014
Rethinking Victory in Counterinsurgency
Rethinking Victory in Counterinsurgency

Author: COL Michael C. Griffin

As U.S. participation in the counterinsurgency (COIN) operations in Iraq and Afghanistan enter a new and much more limited phase, one unanswered question remains: What defines victory in a counterinsurgency?

 

October 20, 2014
Tackling Africa's First Narco-State: Guinea-Bissau in West Africa
Tackling Africa's First Narco-State: Guinea-Bissau in West Africa

Author: COL Stephen K. Van Riper

The U.S., Europe and regional African players must tackle drug smuggling in West Africa to prevent that region from falling into chaos.Today, West Africa is a significant nexus for the illegal trafficking of oil, weapons, cigarettes, drugs and other commodities.

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.