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SOLLIMS Samplers

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.

January 24, 2017
SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition
SOLLIMS Sampler Special Edition

This SOLLIMS Sampler [Special Edition] comes at a critical moment as global forcible displacement reaches an all-time high, surpassing levels post-WWII, and as violent conflicts driving displacement continue without abate, echoing in war-ravaged Aleppo.  While Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) often result from conflict, if the needs of both displaced people and host communities are not addressed, displacement itself may produce further instability.  This publication specifically examines lessons from Syria's ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, drawing on insights from prior situations of displacement to inform response to current crises.

November 7, 2016
SOLLIMS Sampler, Volume 7, Issue 4
SOLLIMS Sampler, Volume 7, Issue 4

This publication showcases the value of Strategic Communication / Messaging in Peace and Stability Operations - with lessons from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Afghanistan, and the Philippines.  This product also offers an extensive list of references/reports/articles that can serve as a "toolkit" for leaders, planners, and practitioners.

August 2, 2016
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 3
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 3

This edition covers the following Stabilization and Transition topics: Governance, Security, Economic Stabilization, Infrastructure, Rule of Law, FHA / HADR, and Interagency.  In this issue, our PKSOI Stability sector experts provide their analysis and thoughts on the submitted lessons. Contact info is provided to continue the dialogue.

June 6, 2016
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 2
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 2

This SOLLIMS Sampler spotlights the criticality of Investing in Training for, and during, Peace and Stability Operations. Along with a selection of thought-provoking lessons, this Sampler provides an extensive list of references/ documents/links (see pages 41-42) that can serve as a “toolkit” for trainers, planners, and practitioners.

March 1, 2016
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 1
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 7, Issue 1

This publication presents a selection of lessons on "Building Stable Governance" - with examples from Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, and other areas.  Lessons discuss local understanding, local ownership, security, conflict resolution, decentralization, public servants, state-citizen relations, and 'steady state' sustainment.  This compendium offers an extensive bibliography and several annexes on governance-related topics.

February 1, 2016
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 4
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 4

UN Peacekeeping has recently experienced a number of "firsts" - the return of Europe to peacekeeping in Africa after two decades, an increase in intelligence capabilities in PK missions, the utilization of UAVs, the deployment of a UN 'offensive' combat force, and the opening of UN bases to protect civilians.  Missions have also suffered from sexual exploitation and benefited from all-female police units.  This Sampler provides Lessons on these topics in light of the June 2015 HIPPO Report.

December 14, 2015
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 3
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 3

This Sampler presents 10 lessons dealing with "concepts, principles and applications" of FHA.  It offers a comprehensive list of references, handbooks, and websites that should benefit all practitioners - as well as 3 annexes with civil-military partnering lessons.

 

September 7, 2015
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 2
SOLLIMS Sampler Volume 6, Issue 2

This Sampler explores the complex issues involved in Foreign Humanitarian Assistance (FHA). It presents a lesson report containing ten lessons from recently conducted FHA operations.