Human security & Counterinsurgency
Human security has a multifaceted definition which includes a) the security of individuals rather than states; b) security from both violence and economic and environmental threats; and c) security that is established through law rather than through war. It is a concept that can facilitate both the way one understands complex operations and how one designs the toolkit for addressing these risks and dangers.
Although related and overlapping, human security is distinct from counterinsurgency. Defeating insurgents may be a means to achieving the goal of human security.
For counterinsurgency efforts, human security enhances the holistic security paradigm. Critics of the concept of human security argue that is either too soft or a cover for neoimperialism. And that human security either captures what is already done in practice or is an utopian, unachievable aspiration.
Human Security in Complex Operations
Enhancing U.S. Support for UN Peacekeeping
Eric A. Jorgensen
Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Putting the Inter into the Interagency
James Douglas Orton with Christopher J. Lamb
Interagency National Security Teams: Can Social Science Contribute?
James G. Stavridis
The Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan
Brian L. Losey
Conflict Prevention in East Africa: The Indirect Approach
Roger B. Myerson
Rethinking the Fundamentals of State-building
Michael G. Smith and Rebecca Shrimpton
Nation-building Interventions and National Security: An Australian Perspective
Rebecca Patterson and Jonathan Robinson
The Commander as Investor: Changing CERP Practices
Norton A. Schwartz
Airpower in Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations
James A. Schear, William B. Caldwell IV, and Frank C. DiGiovanni
Ministerial Advisors: Developing Capacity for an Enduring Security Force
David C. Becker and Robert Grossman-Vermaas
Metrics for the Haiti Stabilization Initiative
Jessica Lee and Maureen Farrell
Civil-Military Operations in Kenya's Rift Valley: Sociocultural Impacts at the Local Level
ISAF Lessons Learned: A German Perspective
An Interview with William E. Ward
Michael J. Mazarr