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Maritime Stability Operations: A Foreign Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Case Study

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Maritime stability operations are a subset of larger stability operations which take advantage of the freedoms that operating from the sea and operating under maritime law provide.  Maritime stability operations are divided into two types, steady state and crisis response.  … Continue reading

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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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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‚Äôs 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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Establishing Security during Pandemics

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16 July 2020 By Dr. Raymond A. Millen and the PKSOI Team Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute Since pandemics are global by definition, the United States must choose where to intervene when national interests and strategic objectives are threatened. As … Continue reading

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PSI Bibliography

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A team of researchers at PKSOI is looking to expand an annotated bibliography on Peace, Stability, and Irregular Warfare. We are focusing specifically on additions from 2010 or later, but are open to all submissions. All pieces of media (books, … Continue reading

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Military Support to Governance and the Rule of Law in Fragile States in the age of Pandemics

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June 2, 2020 By Anthony S. Lieto and the PKSOI Team The Department of Defense Directive 3000.05 titled Stabilization identifies that stabilization is an inherently political endeavor and requires aligning U.S Government efforts to create conditions to peaceably manage conflict … Continue reading

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