Category Archives: PKSOI Papers

Death by a Thousand Cuts

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Death by a Thousand Cuts explores the application of national reconciliation programs to undermine insurgencies from within and lay the groundwork for stability in the post-conflict period. Dr. Raymond A. Millen presents three case studies—Malaya, South Vietnam, and Iraq—for his … Continue reading

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US Foreign Police Advising: The Case of Vietnam

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Foreign assistance in policing is not a new phenomenon, but often we fail to consider the past, while planning for the future. Since 1989, the role of the US in several stability operations has increased, such as: Panama (1989), Somalia … Continue reading

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Operationalizing R2P: An Integrated Approach for the Responsibility to Protect

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This paper discusses the two prominent frameworks for the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), which refers to the obligation of states toward their populations and toward all populations at risk of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes. The 2001 R2P report … Continue reading

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The Evolving Contingency Contracting Market: Private Sector Self-Regulation and United States Government Monitoring of Procurement of Stability Operations Services

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The activities of private companies in combat operations and complex environments have traditionally drawn minimal attention when compared to their historic presence in such settings; yet in the last twenty years the services of these companies have grown to become a seemingly indispensable part of the modern western stabilization arsenal, as well as the subject of much media attention. Continue reading

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Professionalizing Ministerial Advising

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In this study, Professor Raymond Millen has identified a persistent challenge in U.S. efforts to provide effective security cooperation and capacity building with fragile and failing states – the realm of ministerial advising. From his research and analysis, Professor Millen … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Future of Civil Affairs

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The purpose of this paper is to provide a platform for the broader Civil Affairs community to communicate to important opinion leaders in the Executive and Legislative branches, as well as key military commands and institutions what it thinks the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Transportation: Strategy for Security, Prosperity and Peace

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Transportation is the “web of union”, and sustainability of systems relies upon political will. Sustainable transportation is the result of intentional policy at the strategic level and potentiates unified governance and economic growth. This paper proposes that a long term … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rethinking Victory in Counterinsurgency

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As U.S. participation in the counter insurgency (COIN) operations in Iraq and in Afghanistan enter a new and much more limited phase, one unanswered question remains: What defines victory in a counter insurgency?

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Tackling Africa’s First Narco-State: Guinea-Bissau in West Africa

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The U.S., Europe and regional African players must tackle drug smuggling in West Africa to prevent that region from falling into chaos. Today, West Africa is a significant nexus for the illegal trafficking of oil, weapons, cigarettes, drugs and other … Continue reading

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USAID & DoD: Analysis and Recommendations to Enhance Development-Military Cooperation

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A few important point that emerge from this monograph deserve special attention. The disparity in resources for personnel between USAID and DoD, a persistent barrier to effective coordination, makes it extremely difficult for USAID to have the float for training … Continue reading Continue reading

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