This book is not available in our subscription service
This book is not yet available in our subscription service due to
restrictions in our agreements with the publisher. We hope to be able
to offer this title in our subscription service as soon as possible. In the meantime you can purchase this book individually.
Rethinking Civilian Stabilization and Reconstruction
Can the United States prevent or end conflicts and protect its interests without using military force? Do U.S. civilian institutions have the right mix of support, funding, and capabilities to respond to major crises and political transitions? In July 2013, CSIS raised these questions before more than 200 policymakers and experts, with 22 speakers offering perspectives from donors, implementers, and recipients. The demand for civilian power is high. U.S. leaders are under constant pressure to respond to armed conflicts abroad. Better civilian tools could help avoid more risky (and costly) military engagements. The past decade has seen real improvement in civilian stabilization and reconstruction capabilities. Yet many lessons of the past eight decades remain unlearned, and public support to civilian agencies remains low.read more