STAR-TIDES’ reference library supports the broader disaster response and development community by collecting and disseminating a broad range of articles, reports, white papers and other useful information. These references provide essential background information, perspectives and learning gained through exercises and operations across four major mission areas where civilian and military elements will interact for mutual success:
- Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) for both natural and man-made disasters
- Stabilization operations that seek to prevent host-nation fragility or failure, or seek to rebuild and restore institutions in post-conflict
- Defense support to civil authorities (DSCA), and
- Development efforts that focus on building partner capacity.
Types of References Provided by STAR-TIDES
Analysis and Emerging Challenges
Analysis of problems, gaps and shortfalls impacting current and future success in foreign humanitarian assistanc and conflict response from the U.S. interagency/military, regional organizations (NATO, EU, AU, etc), United Nations, and major Non-Governmental Organizations.
Policies, Standards and Reports
References by major U.S., UN, International, and Non-Governmental bodies that influence the conduct and development of community efforts and technology
Reviews/Reports on Major Operations Involving Civilian-Military Efforts
Contains operational reports, briefings, analysis and after action reivews conducted by US and partner nation military and civilian organizations, Additionally, includes similar analysis by the international community involved in humanitarian response and peace operations conducted by the United Nations and regional organizations involved in complex response efforts.
Research, Development and Exercises
Includes data and insights gainned through U.S. public and private efforts focused on evaluating current capabilities and developing future technologies and organizational approaches to enhance disaster response, foreign humanitarian assistance and conflict response efforts.
The strength of this Reference Library is based not upon an extensive research effort, but upon the insights and contributions of the community of practice. As such, the contents here are the result of ongoing research and contribution efforts by both its administrators and its users; if you would like to contribute, please join the STAR-TIDES Network by clicking here