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Stability Operations and State Building: Continuities and Contingencies


Stability Operations and State Building: Continuities and Contingencies - Cover

Edited by Colonel Greg Kaufmann U.S.A., Ret..

September 2008

279 Pages

Brief Synopsis

The Department of Defense published its Directive 3000.05, “Military Support for Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations,” in November 2005, to address this area of state building and stability operations. The process of arriving at this point, however, indicates that no consistent view of the state-building mission area exists as yet. The Strategic Studies Institute’s collaboration with Austin Peay State University allowed for academics, governmental and nongovernmental practitioners, and military personnel to step back and review the entire spectrum of state-building needs as theorized and practiced by modern societies.

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

How America Realigns Itself to the Current Geostrategic Landscape
Thomas P. M. Barnett

Panel 1. INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

The Enlightenment Quest for Peace
Richard P. Gildrie

Ethical Principles for State-Building
Jordy Rocheleau

State-Building and the Double-Edged Sword of Religion
Albert B. Randall

Panel 2. HISTORICAL EXAMPLES

State-Building in Post-World War II Germany
Dewey A. Browder

Planning for Reconstruction and Transformation of Japan after World War II
Peter F. Schaefer and P. Clayton Schaefer

Panel 3. POSSIBLE MODELS

Postwar Nation-Building
Peter F. Schaefer

What To Know Before You Go: 10 Questions To Ask Before, and During, a Mission
Marc W. D. Tyrrell

Learning from the Past and Leaning Forward: Principles for Action in Undertaking Complex Activities
James J. Carafano

Economic Empowerment Tasks for Stability Operations
George S. Dunlop

Panel 4. CHALLENGES OF ACTUALITY

Tailoring a U.S. Embassy for Stability and Reconstruction Operations
Glen A. Crowther

Managing Provincial Reconstruction Activities
Raymond A. Millen

KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL TERRORISM
John Robb

Conclusion
Dewey A. Browder

Appendix I: Roster of Participants and Specialties

Appendix II: Initial Submitted Lists of “Principles to Win the Peace”

Appendix III: Breakout Groups’ Results

Appendix IV: Final Plenary-Approved List of “Principles to Win the Peace”

Appendix V: Policies and Procedures Underpinning the Principles

Appendix VI: Colloquium Presenters, Speakers, and Moderators


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