Operations

Technology as a Resilience Factor in Peace Operations

Nzioki, Veronica Waeni. "Technology as a Resilience Factor in Peace Operations." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 4 (2020): 69-85.

Introduction

UN peacekeeping can evolve to become a learning enterprise that seeks out and applies new technologies and innovations on a continuous basis, thereby enabling it to be better prepared for the future.[1]

Stabilization Missions – Lessons to Be Learned from Resilience-Based Peacebuilding

Fluri, Philipp H.. "Stabilization Missions – Lessons to Be Learned from Resilience-Based Peacebuilding." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 4 (2020): 59-68.

Introduction

Liberal peacebuilding was the predominant concept for peace missions after the fall of the Soviet Union and the disappearance of the bipolar world system. Over time, the high costs associated with liberal peace missions and the rise of violent extremism and state sponsors of terrorism have led to rethinking the ends and means of intervention in fragile or conflict-affected states. Stabilization missions became the new paradigm for interventions, with a strong if not exclusive focus on security.

Policy and Legal Frameworks of Using Armed Forces for Domestic Disaster Response and Relief

NATO Intelligence and Information Sharing: Improving NATO Strategy for Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations

A Changing Security Paradigm. New Roles for New Actors – The Russian Approach

Banasik, Mirosław. "A Changing Security Paradigm. New Roles for New Actors – The Russian Approach." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 4 (2016): 31-43.

 

Introduction

In 2014, the Russian Federation conducted two separate phases of operations in Ukraine. Despite substantial differences in the objectives of and methods used within the operations, it is worth noting that their natures have much in common. Both operations were planned and conducted in accordance with the doctrine followed by Gerasimov and on the basis of the concept hybrid war­fare.

Beyond Propaganda: Soviet Active Measures in Putin’s Russia

Abrams, Steve. "Beyond Propaganda: Soviet Active Measures in Putin’s Russia." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 1 (2016): 5-31.

 

Preface: An Awakening

The neatest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.

— Charles Baudelaire, 1869 [1]

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