Journal of International Peace Operations

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, July/August

A Local Issue
The trade-offs involved in using local nationals.I HAVE long advocated for the use of local personnel and companies in stability operations. There are enormous advantages to the larger mission including economic stimulation, technical capacity building...
An Island of Unpredictability
And so goes the neighborhood as Kyrgyzstan spirals into chaosCHAMPIONED as an "island of democracy" in 1990s, invoking the country's embrace of liberal democracy and free market economy, Kyrgyzstan today verges on becoming an island of chaos with a potential...
Applying Lessons Learned from Iraq
A proposal for a new Office for Contingency OperationsFROM the Balkans to Baghdad, the United States has repeatedly deployed civilian and military assets to execute stabilization and reconstruction operations over the past two decades. But the mixed...
Choosing Security Wisely
Cutting corners may reduce initial costs, but will usually result in longer-term problemsRISK management when it comes to security is not about the what: it is about the who. Who a security firm employs, and who they task to provide said security. What...
Committed to Keeping the Peace
An interview with Carolyn McAskie, OCCAROLYN McAskie, OC, is currently a Senior Fellow in the University of Ottawa's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She previously served as Assistant Secretary General for Peacebuilding (2006-2008),...
Compliance in the Age of Corporate Scrutiny
Regulatory compliance as a form of risk managementIN this hyper-intensive environment of corporate scrutiny, the Department of Justice (DOJ) acts as the pre-eminent federal regulator of corporate culture. DOJ's Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business...
Countdown to 2011
Preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best in South SudanTHE year 2011 will undoubtedly be momentous for the Sudan, Africa's largest country by area. It will be the sixth and final year of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2006 (CPA) signed...
Have Risk. Will Travel
Managing safety and security while travelling to conflict and post-conflict zones.EVERY year thousands of employees within humanitarian and missionary organÌ2ations travel across the world to countries plagued by war, disease and natural disasters. In...
Managing Risk ... to Your Reputation
Preparation is paramount in surviving a reputational crisisIN February of this year, a multinational aerospace and defense contracting company paid nearly $500 million to the U.S. Department of Justice and the British Serious Fraud Office to settle a...
No Points for Trying
Noble aims do not a successful practical document makeIT must have been a slow news day. Recently, IPOA and a collection of member companies (guilty by association apparently) along with the U.S. and British governments, were lambasted in the media for...
Rebuilding after Natural Disasters
What works and what does notIN managing post-disaster reconstruction, a complex series of decisions need to be made almost immediately by all those involved. Despite this pressure, one must remember that these decisions will have long-term impacts on...
Risk Management
Preparing for operating in risky environments. And for when things go wrong.OPERATIONS in conflict and postconflict environments can be inherently risky. Employees and the organization's projects and assets can be exposed to all manner of risks, some...
Securing Afghanistan for Its Own Sake
Time to stop and ask Afghans what they thinkPLACING the people of Afghanistan at the center of the ongoing debate on the lingering war against extremism and terrorism is the key to the success of international peace building efforts in the country. Yet,...
Tales of Wells Fargo
Public-Private Competition on the Mail Routes Out WestThis is the Night Mail crossing the Border,Bringing the cheque and the postal order,Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,The shop at the corner, the girl next door...- W.H. AudenIN 1935, the...