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Protecting Civilians A Humanitarian Obligation: Essay Series on the Protection of Civilians, Children and Armed Conflict and Cultural Property Protection

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) published an Essay Series,Protecting Civilians: A Humanitarian Obligation, with a contribution from Sarah Petrin (Williamson), and Col (Ret.) Dwight Raymond, on “A U.S.Perspective on the Protection of Civilians.” The essay outlines the U.S. military … Continue reading

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Strategic Stability Seminar cancelled — Save the Date for the 2021 War, Peace, and Justice Symposium

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The 2020 Strategic Stability Seminar that PKSOI cohosts annually with Association of the United States Army (AUSA) has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. PKSOI looks forward to working in partnership with AUSA on future Strategic Stability Seminars in years … Continue reading

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Maintaining Stability in International Space

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By Dr. Raymond A. Millen and Travis Bolio Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute The purpose of stability in international orbiting space is to create and sustain an environment for the peaceful pursuit of international interests, namely science, technology, exploration, and … Continue reading

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USAWC sponsors academic workshop on Women in Peace & Security

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As an Army critical care nurse, Col. Veronica Oswald- Hrutkay has instructed at the Army Trauma Training Center and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; UN Protection Force Mission Provide Promise in Zagreb, Croatia; and Operation Iraqi Freedom. … Continue reading

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Crippling Insurgencies with National Reconciliation Programs: A Primer for Military Practitioners

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Forward  This primer on reconciliation programs serves to complement counterinsurgency strategies. While such programs require a fair amount of organization, resources, funding and manpower, the key distinction is they are predominately managed by host nation governments. This requirement means that … Continue reading

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Rule of Law during Pandemics

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The current COVID-19 pandemic is a world-wide public health emergency that has resulted in a multitude of deaths and has severely impacted economies of every nation in the world. Currently, there have been over 20 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Economic Development in the Aftermath of a Pandemic

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Epidemics interrupt a country’s economy, causing temporary closures of businesses, industries, and agriculture. The labor force, which drives all economic activity, is impacted by sickness, death, and recovery from illness. Aside from the need to care for ill relatives, families … Continue reading

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MONUSCO – Mission’s Political Activities

From MONUSCO website These products are the results of academic research and intended for general information and awareness only. They include the best information publicly available at the time of publication. Routine efforts are made to update the materials; however, … Continue reading

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AMISOM – Deployment of Forces

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AMISOM has four components: the military, the police, a civilian section, and a humanitarian section.[i] The Military Component is the biggest of the three components of the AU Mission in the country. The component is mandated to conduct peace support … Continue reading

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AMISOM – Mission’s Political Activities

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From AMISOM News (linked accessed on 02 September 2020) AMISOM and Civil Society Organizations meet to prepare for 2020/21 elections Mogadishu, 22 November—A technical preparatory meeting organized by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on Thursday in Mogadishu brought … Continue reading

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