Submissions, Warsaw 2018

Abstracts for ISMS 2018 Conference

Abstracts from the 2018 conference are now posted under past conferences

US Papers on Civil Affairs 

Note that there are some significant difference in the American and European perspectives on civil affairs and interagency cooperation.

Dear Friends,

I thought you might interest in two articles that helped us tee up the latest Civil Affairs Symposium held at Ft. Bragg earlier this month on the occasion of the first 100 years of modern civil affairs.

The first is a Small Wars Journal article written by our State and USAID partners on how best CA can support interagency stabilization under the Stabilization Assistance Review:
The other (attached) is an article in this month's edition of Army magazine that explains civil affairs mostly to Army leaders currently re-focused on major combat operations.
FYI - the agenda for the Symposium is attached. Nadia Schadlow did a great job of getting us started at the plenary with her discussion of "America's denial syndrome" per her book, War & the Art of Governance
The issue papers presented were collectively the best we've seen so far. We'll have those published early next year, but the summaries and briefings are available on the Civil Affairs Association website at: Check in every once in a while for updates.
All the best,
Christopher Holshek
Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.)