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Human Dimension Capabilities Development Task Force White Paper

The US Army’s diverse strategic interests around the globe require its Soldiers and leaders to be comfortable and effective working in a variety of cultural contexts.

Advising the Command: Best Practices from the Special Operations Advisory Experience in Afghanistan

The purpose of this report is to identify best practices in operational-level advising from the special operations advisory mission in Afghanistan. The report also identifies key recommendations that are intended to help address key challenges in operational-level partnering.

Regional Expertise and Cultural Proficiency

This report describes the development of an operational tool for planners that enables them to identify REC capability requirements during the planning process.

All About Bolivia - in 5 Minutes

What do you know about Bolivia?  Here are a few key facts and a link to TRADOC's smart card which you can print to take with you.

Culture Under Attack: Who are the Iraqi Yazidis?

For a long time the outside world accused Yazidis of being "Devil-worshippers".  One of the most persecuted minorities in the Middle East, they face a possible genocide by advancing Islamic extremists.  Right now their culture is under attack as they gather atop Mount Sinjar.  Here are a few facts about this community to help you understand a little bit more about who they are:

The Infusion of Language, Regional, and Cultural Content into Military Education

This report documents IDA’s examination of the infusion of language, regional, and cultural (LRC) content into Professional Military Education (PME) across the Services, from pre-commissioning through the General Officer/Flag Officer (GO/FO) level.

Conceptualizing Multicultural Perspective Taking Skills

Increasingly, the United States Army operates in multinational, and therefore, multicultural, environments. Teamwork within such settings requires the ability to see events as members of other cultures see them. The goal of the research was to define a set of multicultural perspective taking skills that will enable Army leaders to function effectively in multinational alliances.

Culture Crossing: A Basic Guide to Countries

Today we highlight CultureCrossing.net. CultureCrossing.net is an evolving database of cross-cultural information about every country in the world.  This user-built guide allows people from all walks of life to share essential tips with each other about how to navigate our increasingly borderless world with savvy and sensitivity.