Afghanistan

2012 ANSF Senior Leaders' Seminar (5-9 Nov 2012)

The 3rd ANSF Senior Leaders' Seminar was conducted at MCD. This seminar focused mainly on an overview of National Security Strategy and National Military Strategy linking ends, ways and means in the Afghan context. The goal is to develop a long-term relationship with the senior members...

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Alumni Perspectives: Empowerment of Smaller Powers in South Asian Security Cooperation

While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper, or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new Alumni Perspectives publications. "Empowerment of Smaller Powers...

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Annual NESA-IISS Southern Asia Security Conference

From 24-26 September 2021, Dean Dr. Roger Kangas along with Professor Dr. Hassan Abbas and Professor John Gill participated in the restart of the annual NESA-IISS Southern Asia Security Conference in Bahrain. This was the 14th iteration of the conference after a hiatus in 2020 because...

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DIILS PARTNERS WITH SLOVENIA TO PREP FORCES FOR DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN

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International Military Officers’ Forum

From 1-5 November 2021, the NESA Center hosted foreign military officers assigned to U.S. Central Command in Tampa in Washington D.C. for an International Military Officers’ Forum titled “World Power Competition and Middle East Turmoil.” NESA Center experts, including Professor Dr. Richard...

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San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau parade
International Salute to Fiesta San Antonio!

By Col Jeff Cooper, USAF Commandant, Defense Language Institute English Language Center   In what is growing into a San Antonio tradition, 102 military service members representing 58 countries around the world, from Nigeria to Afghanistan to Ukraine, marched with their...

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Iraq Capstone and Iraq’s National Defense College Visit

On 20-24 September 2021, the NESA Center hosted a delegation from the Iraq Capstone and Iraq’s National Defense College for a five-day seminar series. Amidst the ongoing Iraq-United States Strategic Dialogue, the United States Department of Defense sought to provide its Iraqi counterparts...

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 Marshall Center Graduate Awarded US Meritorious Service Medal for Service in Afghanistan
Marshall Center Graduate Awarded US Meritorious Service Medal for Service in Afghanistan

  Link to story on US Embassy Poland Website Link to story on Polish Navy Website (in Polish)

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Pakistan can help win peace in Afghanistan, but only once it’s stable and secure itself

Shyam Tekwani has a new opinion piece in the South China Morning Post called “Pakistan can help win peace in Afghanistan, but only once it’s stable and secure itself.”  Tekwani discusses Pakistan’s roadmap to peace in Afghanistan, its own internal challenges, and the opportunity to...

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Qatari Diplomatic Institute Virtual Seminar

From 08-10 November 2021, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat led the Qatari Diplomatic Institute Virtual Seminar to help foster a shared understanding of the evolving strategic landscape in the Middle East and promote mutual cooperation. The seminar was attended by over 100 officials from the Qatari...

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The Evolving Significance of Afghanistan in China’s Strategic Calculus: From an Insignificant ‘Backyard’ to a Consequential Geostrategic Hub

“The Evolving Significance of Afghanistan in China’s Strategic Calculus: From an Insignificant ‘Backyard’ to a Consequential Geostrategic Hub” is the title of a paper written by Dr. Atal Ahmadzai for Security Nexus. This article addresses how Afghanistan may shift its strategic outlook to...

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A Tenable Provider of Security in Post-2014 Central Asia?

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) service as a security provider in post-2014 Central Asia?  Dr. Jeffrey Reeves discusses whether, and to what degree, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can fulfill this role in his new article “The Shanghai Cooperation...

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Defeating ISIS in eastern Afghanistan

Congratulations to Lt. Amy Forsythe, an alumnae of the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course 17-2, who recent had an article published on "Defeating ISIS in Eastern Afghanistan." Forsythe is part of NATO Special Operations Component Command -Afghanistan.  Here is a copy of her article: Defeating...

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