updated Thu. November 17, 2022
September 13, 2017
Kosovo is one of the newest countries in the world, but with 30 percent of the population living below the poverty line, it's also one of the poorest countries in Europe. Having gained independence in 2008, it is still in the early stages of developing government institutions that can ensure rule of law andÃâÃÂ ...
August 31, 2015
“Remarks on Transformational Diplomacy,” at www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2008/02/100703.htm. See also John E. Herbst, “Briefing on Civilian Stabilization Initiative,” February 14, 2008, at www.state.gov/s/crs/rls/rm/100913.htm. Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, “Post-Conflict Reconstruction:ÃâÃÂ ...
May 2, 2014
Academics and NGO's were mobilized and it was in 2004 when Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) was created. Political Scientists and other policy wonks were drafted to be part of this destruction project called 'nation building.' Larry Diamond has written for posterity theÃâÃÂ ...
February 2, 2014
CSO's predecessor, the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS), stood up in 2004 and was subsumed in 2011 after largely failing to achieve its objectives. Most analyses partially blame internal obstruction and internecine conflict caused by overlapping responsibilities andÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2013
The Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations was preceded by the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review established the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization operations as a bureau.
Foreign Policy (blog)
March 18, 2013
The creation — as it turns out, over the objections initially of the State Department — of the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, that was an important step. And the basic idea was to try to create an institution that would have a built-in expertise that would last, that would be able toÃâÃÂ ...
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
January 10, 2012
After the disastrous experience of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, then Secretary of State Colin Powell directed the creation of a new Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (CRS), but the office never received the necessary resources or authorities from Congress andÃâÃÂ ...
August 6, 2011
Today the U.S. State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) is a solution to address the structural problems of America's response to unstable regions. Based on a "whole of government" approach, this office will in-source the most essential tools of nationalÃâÃÂ ...
November 17, 2010
It established the State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (CRS) in 2004. The next year the Department of Defense issued Directive 3000.5 making stability operations a core military mission. And the White House issued National Security Presidential Directive 44,ÃâÃÂ ...