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dc.contributor.authorYalçınkaya, Haldun
dc.contributor.authorOzer, Yusuf
dc.identifier.citationYalçınkaya, H., & Özer, Y. (2017). Another lesson learned in Afghanistan: the concept of cultural intelligence. International Peacekeeping, 24(3), 434-460.en_US
dc.identifier.othernumber of pages 27
dc.description.abstractCulture has recently become a significant aspect of military operations; the ability to win hearts and minds' of a local population is gained through cultural awareness, a product of cultural intelligence. This article aims to discuss the role of culture during peace operations in particular, and population-centric military operations in general. In this context, the concept of cultural intelligence is discussed through the concepts of power', intelligence', and culture'. The theoretical discussion raises the importance of cultural intelligence for the exercise of soft and smart power in operational areas. NATO's International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan was chosen as a case study and the data were collected through interviews with an expert group of 45 individuals. These interviewees with field experience in peace operations provided a foundation for widening the theoretical approach. The article concludes with the interpretation of the obtained data. The research findings prove that the skill of conquering people's hearts and minds in operation environments can be developed through cultural intelligence, and military leaders/political decision-makers should not neglect cultural intelligence as a soft power tool in peace operations as well as in population-centric military operations.en_US
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltden_US
dc.titleAnother lesson learned in Afghanistan: the concept of cultural intelligenceen_US
dc.relation.journalInternational Peacekeepingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETU, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relationsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTOBB ETÜ, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümütr_TR
dc.contributor.tobbetuauthorYalçınkaya, Haldun
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıtr_TR

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