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Impact of Gender Equality on Operations

This compilation of works consists mainly of articles from Military Review, publications authored by the Combat Studies Institute, monographs from students at the Command and General Staff College, and selected works from other sources for which we have permission to reproduce.

The Army University Press invites readers to submit for publishing consideration articles to Military Review or longer works to the Combat Studies Institute on issues related to Russia. Guidelines for submission are on the Army University Press website at http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Publish-With-Us/.


 

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The Neglected Role of Brideprice in Catalyzing Instability and Violent Conflict

The Neglected Role of Brideprice in Catalyzing Instability and Violent Conflict

By Valerie M. Hudson, PhD
Hilary Matfess

In an excerpt from “In Plain Sight: The Neglected Linkage between Brideprice and Violent Conflict,” originally published in International Security, the authors discuss how certain cultural aspects of male-female relationships not only subjugate women, but they can also destabilize nations by incentivizing violence and facilitating recruitment into insurgent groups.

Published in the January-February 2018 edition of Military Review, p. 34

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Why the U.S. Should Gender Its Counterterrorism Strategy

Why the U.S. Should Gender Its Counterterrorism Strategy

By Lieutenant Colonel Miemie Winn Byrd, U.S. Army Reserve, and
Major Gretchen Decker, U.S. Army Reserve

Gender prejudices and traditional assumptions belie an increasing threat from radicalized women. It is time to consider gender issues in designing counterterrorism strategies.

Published in the July-August 2008 edition of Military Review, p. 96

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The Heart of the Matter The Security of Women, The Security of States

The Heart of the Matter

The Security of Women, The Security of States

Valerie M. Hudson, PhD
Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, PhD
Mary Caprioli, PhD
Chad F. Emmett, PhD

A revision of a chapter by the authors of Sex and World Peace (Columbia University Press, 2012), this article provides a compelling argument that there is a significant linkage between the treatment of women and state-level economic variables and state security.

Published in the May-June 2017 Edition of Military Review, p 18.

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Coping with Noncombatant Women in the Battlespace: Incorporating United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 into the Operational Environment

Coping with Noncombatant Women in the Battlespace:

Incorporating United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 into the Operational Environment

By Master Sgt. Vince Lowery, U.S. Army

In a companion piece to “The Heart of the Matter,” the author examines the considerable positive effect caring for vulnerable populations, specifically women, can have on mission success during stability operations. He argues for an increased emphasis on women, peace, and security during planning and training for combat operations. (Second Place, NCO Journal writing contest)

Published in the May-June 2017 Edition of Military Review, p 35.

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Additional Resources

PRISM Women, Peace & Inclusive Security

PRISM

Women, Peace & Inclusive Security

Publisher Dr. Joseph J. Collins

PRISM is published by the Center for Complex Operations. PRISM is a security studies journal chartered to inform members of U.S. Federal agencies, allies, and other partners on complex and integrated national security operations; reconstruction and state-building; relevant policy and strategy; lessons learned; and developments in training and education to transform America’s security and development..

Published by PRISM - Ocotober 2016

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Gender-role Socialization and Academic Performance of Female Naval Personnel during Continuing Professional Education Implications for Security Challenges in Nigeria

Gender-role Socialization and Academic Performance of Female Naval Personnel during Continuing Professional Education

Implications for Security Challenges in Nigeria

By Paul Akpomuje

This paper reports on a recent study that investigated gender issues in the continuing professional education (CPE) of the Nigerian Navy. Successful participation in CPE determines professional advancement, and only top-ranking personnel take part in decision making about issues of security.

Published by the Journal of Military Learning - Ocotober 2017

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In Plain Sight The Neglected Linkage between Brideprice and Violent Conºict

In Plain Sight

 

The Neglected Linkage between Brideprice and Violent Conflict

By Valerie M. Hudson
Hilary Matfess

Approximately seventy-five percent of the world's population lives in countries where asset exchange upon marriage is obligatory. Rising brideprice—money or gifts provided to a woman's family by the groom and his family as part of marriage arrangements—is a common if overlooked catalyst of violent conflict. In patrilineal (and some matrilineal) societies where brideprice is practiced, a man's social status is directly connected to his marital status. Brideprice acts as a flat tax that is prone to sudden and swift increases.

Published by International Security, Vol. 42, No. 1 (Summer 2017), pp. 7–40, August 02, 2017

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