In the second episode of our third season, hosts Steve & Artur discuss implications for Trump’s win in New Hampshire Primary, the federal ruling on inappropriate use of the Emergency Act in Ottawa and domestic political pressure to increase the role of the Canadian Armed Forces in Disaster Response requires culture change and more money for CAF personnel; plus Steve and Arthur set the bar for civil discourse when discussing Israel, the ICJ and Canada’s role.
In our feature interview, Steve stays on the topic of civ-mil relations when he interviews Stanislava Mladenova about her dissertation turned book about the working relationships between America Special Operations Forces and International Non-Governmental Organizations in fragile states.
Stanislava is a Global Fellow at Brown University’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies. She recently completed her doctoral research at King’s College London, Department of War Studies, where she explored the functional relationship between SOF Civil Affairs Units, NGOs, and populations, in settings affected by low-intensity conflict and state fragility. Stanislava’s operational experience includes assignments in Afghanistan, where she served as a Political Adviser to the NATO Senior Civilian Representative on economic issues, governance, corruption, disaster management, gender, humanitarian assistance, and the recruitment of child soldiers. At the US Institute of Peace, she implemented programs that established dialogue and cooperation between the police forces, gendarmerie, and local communities in six West African countries. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany, New York.