Welcoming President's Message

Welcoming President’s Message

From Howie Lind

Welcome to the Stability Operations Magazine (SOM), the new online magazine from the International Stability Operations Association – ISOA! In 2004, we came out with our first quarterly newsletter, which was soon expanded to become the Journal of International Peace Operations in 2005 and ultimately to the Stability Operations Magazine in 2012. Now, after a break, we are fully embracing technology to expand the reach and value of ISOA’s flagship publication with the inauguration of the Stability Operations Magazine online.

SOM Editor's Message

SOM Editor’s Message

From Doug Brooks

I was pleased when ISOA President Howie Lind asked that I take on the role of editor and kick off ISOA’s new online magazine, the Stability Operations Magazine (the SOM). As most ISOA Members are aware, the Association produced publications in the past that covered the activities, issues and perspectives of the Stability Operation Industry. Those publications were hard copy magazines, and while we did share the later versions online, we are only now fully able to embrace the technology to make a publication that will truly and effectively represent, assist and advocate for this great industry – and to do so in a way that will more effectively reach a global audience.

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