Category Archives: Civil-Military Relations

Libyan History Created a Security Vacuum that Drones Alone Can’t Fill

In a disunited country such as Libya, a key to evaluating the possibility of a successful intervention is understanding its historical development.

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Analysis Paper- A Shift in Pakistani Civil-Military Relations: Factors That Led to the Successful 2013 Civilian Transition of Power

The path of civil-military relations has been tumultuous for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Since the country’s founding in 1947, Pakistan has faced several military coups and alternated between civilian and military regimes. A transition between civilian governments occurred in May 2013, however, a momentous occasion in the country’s civil-military relations given Pakistan’s history of military intervention in politics. Although

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Pakistan’s Protests – What they Mean and Why they Matter

One could be forgiven for missing the most recent bit of troubling news out of Pakistan these last few weeks, what with the national media’s eye currently trained on ISIS’ horrific advance through Syria and Iraq. Led by the celebrity-turned politician Imran Khan and the Pakistani-Canadian cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, thousands of demonstrators have occupied central Islamabad for the past several weeks

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Analysis Paper: The Importance of Civil-Military Cooperation in Stability Operations

This analysis paper examines the issues and challenges of civil-military integration and cooperation within stability operations. Recent US deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated ineffective civil-military relations in the various important elements of stability operations that require cooperation such as improving security through the deployment of military and police forces, ensuring effective humanitarian relief, and finally improving capacity-building in

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