The State-Society/Citizen Relationship in Security Analysis: Implications for Planning and Implementation of U.S. Intervention and Peace/State-Building Operations

The State-Society/Citizen Relationship in Security Analysis: Implications for Planning and Implementation of U.S. Intervention and Peace/State-Building Operations
Title:
The State-Society/Citizen Relationship in Security Analysis: Implications for Planning and Implementation of U.S. Intervention and Peace/State-Building Operations
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01144-3
ISBN:
9781584876748
Description

The United States is a global power with global interests and global responsibilities. The U.S. Army constitutes one of the means available to the United States to pursue and achieve its foreign policy goals. The end of the Cold War, and especially the events of September 11, 2001, have led to the redefinition of the U.S. Army’s role. In this new environment, the purpose of the U.S. Army is not only to “win the war” but also to “win the peace.”

To make the U.S. Army more effective requires prior knowledge about the political, societal, and cultural environment within which these operations would take place, as well as the acquisition of a new set of skills that would allow the U.S. Army to handle sensitive situations relevant to this environment. Due to the presence of several “weak” states in the international system, the United States needs to devise and employ strategies aimed at preventing and managing the outbreak of domestic conflicts that have the potential of undermining regional and international peace and stability. To avoid oversimplifications in the planning process, U.S. policymakers should have a comprehensive view of the relationship between the state experiencing domestic conflict and its society/citizens. For the design and effective implementation of peacemaking and peace/state-building policies, U.S. strategists should be fully aware of what constitutes a security issue for social groups and individuals in third countries. Thus, U.S. strategic planning and actions should be based on the adoption of the broaden definition of security as well as the idea of human security. Since international stability is based on the stability of states, the United States needs to assist the creation and maintenance of “strong” states.

The development of this work serves as contribution to the discussions of how to better prepare the U.S. Army to transition from purely military operations (winning the war) to peace-building operations (winning the peace) and work effectively with local leaders and groups toward creating stronger states.

The primary focus of this book is the strategy for U.S. troops to be trained in handling the conflicts with individuals or social groups that may have an impact on the cultural aspects of peace operations while our American soldiers are deployed to a region.  This clear understanding of the conflict in relation to the cultural aspects in these states or countries will help with creating international stability. 

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Keywords Multicultural negotiations; foreign diplomacy; international business; political science; international relations; military peacekeeping activities

Audience

U.S. military strategists, conflict resolution mediators, international business negotiators, and attorneys  in the corporate world, plus foreign service diplomats and political scientists, may be interested in this text that offers valid reminders for handling disputes among different social groups. 
 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$10.00
International Price:
$14.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Strategic Studies Institute; and U.S. Army War college
Author:
  • Stivachtis, Yannis A.
Notes:
Back cover has a barcode and 3 QR codes.
Key Phrases:
  • State Society Citizen Relationship
  • United States Intervention
  • Peace State Building Operations
  • State Building Operations
  • Security Analysis
Weight:
0.3125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
06/25/2015
Last Status Update:
02/05/2018
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