All the Elements of National Power

Posted by Michael Miklaucic and Cathleen Pearl on March 11, 2016

This article is from the “Women, peace, and inclusive security” edition of PRISM—a top defense and security studies journal—which was co-produced by Inclusive Security and the National Defense University. Read the full issue. Such is the diversity and proliferation of threats to the security of the United States and its allies that all the elements […]

Why Are We Settling?

Why Are We Settling?

Why do we settle for half of our potential? While political and military leaders often draw on just half of available talent, ISIS and Boko Haram do not make the same mistake. A new edition of PRISM, jointly produced by the National Defense University and The Institute for Inclusive Security, highlights the need for the […]

Top General: Inclusion Will Make Us Stronger

Posted by on December 7, 2015

USSOCOM Commander Gen. Joseph Votel talks about why the decision to open all military positions, careers fields, and specialties to women will make the military stronger.

Creating Inclusive National Strategies to Counter Violent Extremism

Posted by Allison Peters on August 10, 2015

While nations around the globe struggle to stem the spread of violent extremism, UN member states are developing or refining tailored national strategies to prevent and counter this threat. As countries review their approaches to counter violent extremism (CVE), they should take into account the best practices that have emerged from fifteen years of nation- […]

Uniting Communities and Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Uniting Communities and Law Enforcement in the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Growing numbers of young men and women are leaving their homes to join violent extremist groups in Iraq, Syria, and other parts of the globe. National and international policymakers, meanwhile, are struggling to figure out how to stem the tide. As countries develop their plans of action, they must take a close look at how […]

QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge About Women Peacekeepers

Posted by on May 28, 2015
QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge About Women Peacekeepers

The United Nations has enacted 71 peacekeeping missions since 1948, when the first force was deployed to the Middle East. Over one million people have served as UN peacekeepers—or “Blue Helmets”—helping countries maintain security and rebuild after war.

How much do you know about the women who make up this international force for peace? Answer these 10 questions and find out!

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

US Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism Must Prioritize Women

This article was originally published by The Weekly Wonk and syndicated in Pacific Standard. “We announce our allegiance to the Caliph.” With those words, Abubakar Shekau—the leader of Boko Haram—reportedly acknowledged ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and made official a connection that many have observed growing during the last year between Boko Haram and the […]

Network Member Responds to New York Times Article on Afghan Policewomen

Posted by on March 5, 2015
Network Member Responds to New York Times Article on Afghan Policewomen

On Sunday, March 1, The New York Times published “Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture.” Women Waging Peace Network member Wazhma Frogh, who does public outreach, education, and youth engagement in support of female police in Afghanistan, wrote the following response: Greetings from snowy and chilly Afghanistan. Avalanches covered nearly 20 provinces in the past few weeks, taking many precious […]

Meet Farishta Sakhi, Colloquium Alumna from Afghanistan

Posted by on December 11, 2014
Meet Farishta Sakhi, Colloquium Alumna from Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Farishta Sakhi says a crucial element in building peace is honest communication, because “too often, even people sitting together don’t have a collective understanding of the causes of violence.” Her comment is born from 14 years of personal experience rebuilding her country under harrowing conditions, including helping to stabilize communities where insurgents maintain a […]

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