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Ms. Jacqueline Chura-Beaver joined the U.S. Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) in 2009 and supports the Stabilization, Reconstruction, and Transition (STR) branch. She has undertaken significant research projects on topics including leadership in provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs) in Iraq and Afghanistan, governance issues in fragile states, and successes and failures of the Vietnam-era Civil Organization and Revolutionary Development Support (CORDS) program. Ms. Chura-Beaver is currently exploring issues of transition in stability operations. She previously served as an intern and later a Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs in support of the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI). Ms. Chura-Beaver holds a B.A. in political science and Spanish from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in public and international affairs, with a concentration in security and intelligence studies, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
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Authored by Mr. Nicholas J. Armstrong, Ms. Jacqueline Chura-Beaver.
A widely accepted and understood definition of "transition" is necessary to enable U.S. military, interagency, and multinational planners to foster greater collaboration and unity of effort as operations move toward a “clear, hold, build, transition” strategy.