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The reading

Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction.  Washington, DC:  United States Institute of Peace and United States Army
Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, 2009.  Available at:

Commanding Heights.  Washington, DC:  National Defense University Press,
2009.  Available at:

·  Monopoly
of Force

Washington, DC: Center for Complex Operations, National Defense University
Press, 2011.  Available at:

Recommended Readings:

The Beginners’
Guide to Nation Building

Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid, New York: 
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2009.

·  William
Easterly, The White Man’s Burden, Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2007. 

·  Fukuyama, Francis. 2006. Nation
Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq
. John Hopkins

·  Fukuyama, Francis. 2004.
State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century. University
Press. Cornell University Press



Stabilization and reconstruction (S&R)
and counterinsurgency (COIN) are two undertakings, which often go hand-in-hand,
but are fundamentally different and require distinct strategies.  Detail the differences and similarities
from the strategic, operational and tactical aspects of both. Use examples from
lectures and readings to support your conclusions.  Please use relevant case studies to support your
conclusions.  .  NO MORE THAN 4 PAGES.


Assess the
effectiveness of the Guiding Principles from USIP.  Are the end states realistic, are the principles achievable
and are they helpful in achieving peace in conflict situations such as Syria,
Iraq and Afghanistan?  Can they,
and do these principles help in refugee situations such as current events in
Turkey, Cyprus, and Europe?  Relative .  NO MORE THAN 3 PAGES.

final exam constitutes 25% of your total class grade.  This
exam is comprised of two questions. 
You must answer both questions. 

Your exam answers must NOT EXCEED the page
total listed for each question.  You
will be graded on your ability to accurately and concisely determine, assess
and present the issues in the questions.

Exam questions raise many issues, DISCUSS
reiterate, please be CONCISE in your answers. 

Answers to questions must be typed,
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Place your name ONLY on a separate
sheet AT THE END of your exam to ensure blind grading.  This page will not be counted against
any page number limitation.

Do NOT put your name on a cover page or
anywhere else on your exam answers.

Endnotes do NOT count toward your page total
and are encouraged.  It is
important to CITE your sources.   

Use examples from the readings and lectures
as appropriate. 

Your answers must be written in good,
complete, Standard English with careful attention to correct spelling and
grammar.  Outlines,
“bullets,” incomplete and run on sentences are not acceptable and
will not be graded.  Edit and
proofread carefully.  It is
recommended that you use the spell check and grammar check functions on your
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·  Answers must integrate the
course readings with the lecture materials.  Some questions call for YOUR OWN IDEAS, supported by
analysis and cannot be answered solely by reciting authors and facts.  Your own ideas and analysis are
important components of your grade. 
Show that you have read the material, understand it, and have thought
about it.  Your answers should discuss
alternative points of view and present alternative viewpoints thoroughly and
sympathetically.  Consider the
ARGUMENTS, the AUTHORS associated with these arguments where appropriate and
the EVIDENCE supporting the various positions and include appropriate CITATIONS. 

Make sure that you answer EVERY PART
of the question.  For citations
from the class assignments, cite the author’s last name and the page
number.  Use this or an alternative
method consistently throughout. 

Answers must reflect your own work.  

Your answers are due on or
before 8:00 pm on 01 May 2016. 
Completed exams must be emailed (in MS Word) in their entirety and must
arrive before the deadline.  It is your responsibility to ensure
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