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SHEEHAN: Conflict Transformation as Counterinsurgency | Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice | March 2014

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SHEEHAN: Conflict Transformation as Counterinsurgency | Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice | March 2014

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 26:121–128; Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC; ISSN 1040-2659 print; 1469-9982; Online DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2014.876327

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is published in the March 2014 edition of Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice. Dr. Sheehan’s latest study — Conflict Transformation as Counterinsurgency — is an empirical examination of the increasing usage of conflict transformation concepts in the context of counterinsurgency doctrine. Peace Review is a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC/ Routledge that addresses current issues and controversies that underlie the promotion of a more peaceful world.

Excerpt | Conflict Transformation as Counterinsurgency | Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice | March 2014

…By October of 2008, Colonel Patrick Kelleher, in a report submitted to the Joint Military Operations Department at the Naval War College, had proposed that conflict transformation be embraced wholesale by the U.S. government as the primary framework and a “paradigm” for “Security, Stability, Transition and Reconstruction Operations (SSTR)” in what was now being called the “Long War” against insurgency. Borrowing from Lederach the importance of implementing a process to achieve “sustainable results” and from other influential work by Miall, Ramsbotham, and Woodhouse, he addressed the need to achieve transformation at five levels: “context transformation,” “structural transformation,” “actor transformation,” “issue transformation,” and “personal and group transformation.” But at each level, although he used the language of conflict transformation (paying attention to “basic human needs” and “empowering civil society”), he cast its intent in clearly utilitarian and prescriptive terms, such as to “win the peace,” “to establish a new domestic order,” and “to further U.S. objectives.”

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SHEEHAN: Facing the Facts on the Iran Agreement | Townhall.com | Commentary

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SHEEHAN: Facing the Facts on the Iran Agreement | Townhall.com | Commentary

Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan is published at Townhall.com on February 11 on why Congress must pass the Nuclear Weapons Free Iran Act as well as protect the intelligence capabilities of the Iranian opposition detained in Iraq.

The U.S. policy of engagement with the Iranian regime at the expense of concerns raised by key allies – including Israel and Saudi Arabia – has chilled U.S. relations with global partners and strengthened Tehran’s hand in ongoing discussions with the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany.

Iranian interpretations of the interim agreement have somehow preserved the domestic perks of the arrangement – including access to currency and the lifting of sanctions – while necessitating few of the actual obligations that would serve regional security interests.

Update: 2/26 – Syndicated in the Augusta Free Press

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Sheehan Invited to Address University of Nebraska Omaha’s Global Studies Conference

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Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan will speak at the 36th Annual Global Studies Conference at the University of Nebraska Omaha on October 3-4, 2013. The theme for the conference is Regime Change and Civil Society after the Arab Spring. Dr. Sheehan will discuss recent violence directed at the primary opposition to clerical rule in Iran, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), and the increasing recognition among policy officials that the Paris-based de-facto Parliament-in-Exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), is best positioned to promote democratic change from within through a soft revolution.

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When Soldiers Commit Murder

Posted in afghanistan, analysis, diplomacy, foreign policy, international relations, killing, military, murder, policy, sheehan, soldier, threat, war on March 25, 2012 by Professor Sheehan

My recent commentary in the Global Post, written with Professor David Sheehan, on the alleged crimes committed by Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

When Soldiers Commit Murder: The Case for Tracking Risk- Global Post- Commentary

 

Update 3/27/12: Sheehan Homicidality Tracking Scale (S-HTS) Now Available

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