Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 10, 2012
The International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) has launched an update of its flagship publication, Stability Operations magazine. The new magazine marks a significant improvement that will enhance ISOA’s communications with all members and partners, while continuing to provide valuable industry information, news and trends.
“Stability Operations has a new format, an updated look and revitalized focus”, explained Jessica Vogel, Editor-in-Chief. “Through SO magazine, ISOA will be able to inform our international audience about the activities of our members and the challenges and best practices from the stability operations community writ-large.”
Started as the IPOA Quarterly in 2004, the ISOA publication grew in size and featured a bi-monthly circulation as the Journal of International Peace Operations (or JIPO) in 2006. Over the next four years, it would gain an international readership and feature authors from governments, think tanks, private industry and the peacebuilding community. Stability Operations magazine will take the place of the JIPO and will continue to be the world’s only publication focused on the role of the private and nongovernmental sectors in conflict, post-conflict and disaster relief environments.
The rebranding follows the name change of ISOA from the International Peace Operations Association in late 2010. The term “peace operations” no longer reflected the wide range of services provided by ISOA members worldwide. The Association’s leadership saw the prevalence of the “stability operations” community that had developed, and the essential role that the membership was playing in that community. The evolution of JIPO to Stability Operations was therefore a natural fit.
This is the first step in a magazine launch which will include and updated website later this year. For more information on Stability Operations magazine, and to read the latest issue featuring Life Saving Amidst Crisis, visit http://www.peaceops.com
ISOA is the international trade association of the stability operations industry, promoting ethics and standards worldwide and advocating for effective utilization of private sector services. ISOA members are leaders in the industry and are supported by ISOA's outreach, education and government affairs initiatives.