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Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute


The U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute promotes the collaborative development and integration of Peace and Stability capabilities across the US government and the international community in order to enable the success of future Peace and Stability activities and missions. Special Competencies include:

Security Sector Reform

  • Mass Atrocity Response
  • Village Stability Operations (VSO)

Governance & Participation

  • District Stability Framework
  • Demobilization Disarmament & Reintegration (DDR)

Rule of Law

  • Protection of Civilians (PoC) / CIVCAS Mitigation
  • Reposibility to Protect (R2P)
  • Stability Policing / Police Reform
  • UN Policing

Economic Stabilization & Infrastructure

  • Sewage, Water, Electricity, Academics, Trash, Medical, Safety and Other (SWEAT-MSO)
  • Reconstruction Planning (restoration of basic services) 

Humanitarian Assistance & Social Well-Being

  • Gender-Based Violence/ Gender Issues
  • Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) /Refugee management
  • Disaster Relief and Reconstruction Planning

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