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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.

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.

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 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).

June 1, 2011
Defining Command, Leadership, and Management Success Factors within Stability Operations
Defining Command, Leadership, and Management Success Factors within Stability Operations

Author: Dave Fielder

This monograph addresses the topic of Command-Leadership-Management (CLM) success attributes in Stability Operations and is intended to reach a wide audience of actors, including military and civilian deliverers of effect at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of operations. It was developed from a dissertation and updated while the author was deployed in Iraq at a time of transition from Combat Operations (Operation IRAQI FREEDOM) to fully declared Stability Operations (Operation NEW DAWN).

May 1, 2011
The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government
The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government

Authors: Raymond A. Millen and Carolyn Pruitt

This monograph proposes the establishment of a new unifying assistance and development organization to help fragile states and is divided into five sections. The first section briefly examines the challenges associated with Whole of Government and Comprehensive approaches as well as with provincial reconstruction teams.

March 1, 2011
Finding the Balance: U.S. Military Operations
Finding the Balance: U.S. Military Operations

Author: William Flavin

This monograph examines the U.S. Military’s struggle to find the correct balance between conventional and counterinsurgency/stability approaches. The author uses history to remind us that at the end of wars, Armies often “throw the baby out with the bathwater” and revert to a default position for organization and doctrine instead of inculcating those lessons learned in the recent wars. History shows us that we do not maintain capabilities and capacity to conduct operations in complex environments.

February 1, 2011
A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-93)
A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-93)

Author: Boraden Nhem

This monograph uses the UN Cambodian peacekeeping mission of 1992-93, considered a great success by many, to examine the complexities involved in UN peacekeeping missions and to illustrate the primacy of the political context in determining success.