Effective Civil-Military Interaction in Peace Operations

Theory and Practice

  • Gerard Lucius
  • Sebastiaan Rietjens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Sebastiaan Rietjens, Gerard Lucius
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jeannette Seppen, Gerard Lucius
    Pages 45-59
  4. Philip Shetler-Jones
    Pages 89-102
  5. Maggie Heraty
    Pages 103-122
  6. Garland H. Williams
    Pages 123-136
  7. John Melkon, James Embrey, Harry Bader, Brian Mennes
    Pages 137-151
  8. Sebastiaan Rietjens, Myriame Bollen
    Pages 153-167
  9. Paula Holmes-Eber
    Pages 191-204
  10. Saad Mustafa, Tobias Bock, Mark Pyman
    Pages 205-219
  11. Peter Olsthoorn, Joseph Soeters
    Pages 237-248
  12. Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Toiko Tõnisson Kleppe
    Pages 249-261
  13. Peter Essens, Thom de Vries
    Pages 263-274
  14. Sebastiaan Rietjens
    Pages 275-290
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book


This book contains unique, firsthand experiences of both the military and civilian actors involved in civil-military interaction processes. It presents lessons learned from a variety of situations, from both NATO-led operations and UN Integrated Missions, and in different geographical areas, such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. Rather than taking the improvisational approach, these lessons learned will enable military commanders and staff and their civilian counterparts in governments, International Organisations and NGOs to come fully prepared for the challenges of today's multifaceted missions. With a better understanding of the mandates and methods of the various civilian and military actors comes greater respect for each other's comparative advantages. With respect comes smoother cooperation. And with that, efficiency gains and enhanced overall mission effectiveness. Each chapter contains solid analysis and advice, specific to the functions found in military organizations, from Intelligence to Personnel and from Logistics to Engineering. Cross-cutting themes like Gender, Human Rights and Corruption are also included in this work that brings together some of the best that practitioners and academics can offer.


Civil-Military Interaction Process Civil-Military Logistics Civil-military Interaction Process Cultural Differences Effective Civil-Military Interaction Integrating Approaches of Civilian and Military Actors International Civilians Mission Effectiveness Mission Effectiveness NATO-led Operations NATO-led Operations Population Centric Intelligence Segurity Challenges UN Integrated Missions UN Integrated Missions

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard Lucius
    • 1
  • Sebastiaan Rietjens
    • 2
  1. 1.Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe HagueThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Netherlands Defense AcademyBredaThe Netherlands

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