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PKSOI Lesson Reports & SOLLIMS Samplers

June 18, 2019
PKSOI Lesson Report: June 2019 Conflict Prevention
PKSOI Lesson Report: June 2019 Conflict Prevention

This Conflict Prevention Lessons Learned Report uses a unique organizational approach. Rather than a conventional chronological or topical style, we’ve opted to present a lead lesson based on a study by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) entitled "Preventing Extremism in Fragile States: A New Ap-proach." Supported by the analysis and recommendations presented in the study, a bipartisan group of Congress members recently introduced the Global Fragility Act of 2019 bill that requires the De-partment of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Depart-ment of Defense to coordinate on a global initiative aimed at stabilizing conflict affected areas and preventing the violence and fragility that allow terrorists, criminal networks, and war lords to take hold in the first place.

February 6, 2019
PKSOI Lesson Report, January 2019
PKSOI Lesson Report, January 2019

This PKSOI Lesson Report features lessons in the field of Peacekeeping and Stability Operations related to the subjects of Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR).

December 7, 2018
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 10, Issue 1
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 10, Issue 1

This publication provides a selection of lessons on Transitional Public Security (TPS) from several past operations: OEF, OIF, Joint Endeavor, Uphold Democracy, and Just Cause/Promote Liberty.  TPS is a military-led effort to restore civil security, protect the civilian population, and maintain public order until the Joint Force is able to transfer that responsibility to a competent authority.

September 27, 2018
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 4
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 4

This lessons learned compendium contains just a sample – thus the title ‘Sampler’ – of the observations, insights, and lessons related to Foreign Humanitarian Assistance available in the SOLLIMS data repository. These lessons are worth sharing with military commanders and their staffs, as well as with civilian practitioners having a peacekeeping or stability operations related mission or function, such as those currently deployed on stability operations, those planning to deploy, the institutional Army, the Joint community, policy-makers, and other international civilian and military leaders at the national and theater level.

July 3, 2018
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 3
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 3

This Sampler provides a selection of lessons covering certain complexities & challenges of peacekeeping operations, including: protecting peacekeepers, reducing violence, optimizing robustness, conducting strategic communications, advancing inclusive mediation, managing transitions, and improving environmental impacts.  Along with the lessons, this document also provides annexes with additional insights and resources on peacekeeping.

May 8, 2018
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 2
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 2

Peacebuilding efforts cannot succeed without the ownership of local stakeholders, but local perspectives are at times obscured at international/national levels.  As such, this Sampler emphasizes the importance of consulting local communities to build sustainable peace.  Lessons focus on practical methods to work inclusively with local communities and institutions around the world, demonstrating a variety of effective tools and techniques to prevent and transform violent conflict.

January 25, 2018
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 1
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 9, Issue 1

In complex conflict systems, it can be challenging to measure the progress of initiatives intended to gain peace and stability.  Lessons in this Sampler focus on the importance of Monitoring & Evaluation for Peace and Stability, examining best practices and providing diverse examples of M&E from a variety of military and civilian initiatives in conflict environments across the globe. 

November 29, 2017
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 2
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 2

In light of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 which was signed into law in the United States in October, this Sampler addresses two important questions:  "Why is WPS relevant to the security sector?" & "How can WPS be operationalized across the spectrum of conflict?"  Lessons are featured from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. 

May 9, 2017
SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition, May 2017
SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition, May 2017

This publication provides lessons on 6 leadership topics - moral and ethical decisions critical to operational success, understanding decisive change, preparation and repetition, knowledge management, coalition partner leadership, and junior leader development - all of which are topics of the 10th International Lessons Learned Conference

March 30, 2017
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 1
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 8, Issue 1

This Sampler features lessons from a Civil Affairs (CA) perspective.  It first showcases challenges for the integration of civil considerations into military culture and then highlights lessons from recent/ongoing exercises and operations, many of which draw upon personal experiences of CA personnel working with interagency and international partners in the context of disaster relief, medical partnership, and displacement.