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Assessment of U.S. Strategic Goals Through Peacekeeping Operations in the 1982 Lebanon Intervention

The United States’ intervention in the Lebanese Civil War was a peacekeeping operation defined by long term strategic goals centered around increasing American hegemony in the region. The United States sought to leverage its position as a peacekeeper against Israeli and Syrian advances. However, significant overreach and unplanned events would play a substantial role in limiting the extent of American success in Lebanon.

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On the Recommendation to Shut Down the Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute

November 29, 2018 letter from Howard R. Lind, President and Executive Director, International Stability Operations Association, to Secretary of the Army Mark Esper concerning the recent recommendation to shut down the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. Continue on for the letter.

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In Case of Emergency - Don’t Panic, Plan

If we want to increase the chances of our missions succeeding, we must first understand the complexity of what we are dealing with and plan accordingly. Moreover, we need to treat planning not as a one-time activity but as an ongoing, iterative affair that is responsive to the continual and multifaceted changes characteristic of complex crises.

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United Nations Peacekeeping Offensive Operations: Theory and Doctrine SWJED Thu, 09/28/2017 - 11:42am

The point of departure of this paper is that the UN has not defined offensive operations, and specified what this means in practice.

The Danger of Not Supplementing Aid to Africa with Arms: The Case of the Central African Republic SWJED Tue, 08/22/2017 - 2:27pm

As long as states like the Central African Republic are unable to protect their citizens and development workers, the situation will not improve.

The Best Defense Is No Offense: Why Cuts to UN Troops in Congo Could Be a Good Thing SWJED Sat, 04/08/2017 - 8:10am

The Security Council’s decision to lower the troop ceiling by 3,600 troops is not necessarily as drastic as it sounds. MONUSCO operates at well below its authorized troop levels anyway.

India and UN Peacekeeping: Declining Interest with Grave Implications Peter J. Munson Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:34am

As India’s ambitions and might grow, attachments to the UN and to UNPKOs are eroding in favor of more hard-headed assessments