Counter Terrorism

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Honduras Transnational Threats in the Northern Triangle

Perry Center Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo conducted a Countering Transnational Threats in the Northern Triangle Seminar in collaboration with the Colegio de Defensa Nacional (Honduran National Defense College) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on February 23, 2017. The seminar addressed...

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101 Fellows Tackle Security Challenges as CSRT 17-1 Concludes

One hundred one Fellows from 47 different locations graduated Aug. 10 from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) course in Honolulu. Of the 101 participants, 63% were from military organizations and law enforcement agencies, with...

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2017 Alumni Scholars Announced

The Alumni Programs Office is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Marshall Center Alumni Scholarships. This year, we solicited applications from nearly 12,000 alumni, and received over 200 proposals for 8 available scholarships. The Faculty Scholarship Committee read through all...

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Alumnus Finds Missing Piece of Counterterrorism Puzzle at Marshall Center

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 4, 2017) – Palestinian Preventive Security Service Lt. Col. Sameer Marouf Masri knew he was missing a part of the picture on how online cyber profiling could be a source of information in identifying terrorists...

Ambassador Rice Remarks at UN Security Council briefing on Terrorism on May 13

Here's a link to Ambassador Susan Rice's remarks yesterday at a UN Security Council Briefing on Terrorism in Africa...http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2013/05/20130513147291.html?utm_source=Africa+Center+for+Strategic+Studies+-+Media+Review+for+May+14%2C+2013&...

Assessing Drivers of Violent Conflict in Africa

Speaking at the start of a four-day seminar titled, “Africa’s Contemporary Security Challenges” hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), Dr. Paul Williams, an Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Security Policy Studies Program at George...

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Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights

Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism: Practitioner Insights Excerpt The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the world, with far-reaching social, political and economic consequences. Terrorists and security services alike have been...

Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) - Countering Terrorist Threats Requires a Level of Cooperation Between Countries

The 21st century has witnessed the emergence of terrorist threats unprecedented in their global reach, distributed nature, and willingness to target civilian populations of any creed. Using modern communication tools and media, terrorist organizations pose a grave and continuing threat to...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DIILS GRADUATES OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM (LCT) COURSE

DIILS graduated 18 students from the 2020 LCT Course. Countries represented were Bangladesh, Benin, Georgia, Ghana, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Moldova, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Uganda. LCT is a three-week course for military commanders, legal advisors and...

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Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific

“Coronavirus, Terrorism, and Illicit Activity in the Indo-Pacific” by J. “Lumpy” Lumbaca is a new Security Nexus perspective looking at how terrorist organizations and others involved in illicit activities are taking advantage of the spread of COVID-19. Here is an excerpt of his article...

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Counter-terrorism course prepares 108 Fellows to face regional challenges

One hundred and eight Fellows from 49 different locations or organizations graduated from the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) 18-1 course in Honolulu Aug. 8. The size of this course and number of locations...

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Countering Transnational Threats Seminar in Rio de Janeiro

The Perry Center team comprised of Celina Realuyo, Boris Saavedra and Kara O’Ryan participated in the three-day Countering Transnational Threats seminar co-sponsored and hosted by the Naval War College (Escola de Guerra Naval – EGN), Army School of Command and General Staff (Escola de Comando...

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Cyber Security Alumni Community of Interest Workshop Held at Marshall Center - 6-8 May 2014

Participants of the Cyber Security Alumni Community of Interest Workshop were introduced to the Marshall Center’s new Program on Cyber Security Studies this week and heard from many excellent speakers. The first PCSS course is scheduled for thisDecember.

DASD BURNHAM ADDRESSES DIILS GRADUATION

NEWPORT - At the DIILS Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (LCT) graduation on 2 April, John Burnham, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control, exhorted the 24 participants from 23 nations to implement a whole-of-government approach to combatting terrorism....

DIILS CONDUCTS FIRST US ENGAGEMENT IN YEMEN IN TWO YEARS

DIILS' instructor discusses Human Rights with members of the class.DIILS conducted a seminar on Counter-Terrorism in accordance with the Law of Armed Conflict and Human Rights in Sana'a, Yemen in April.  The DIILS team engaged with 65 Yemeni participants, including officials from the...

DIILS CONDUCTS HUMAN RIGHTS AND COUNTER-TERRORISM SEMINAR IN MAURITANIA

DIILS Adjunct team and participants in Nouakchott, Mauritania, August 2012. DIILS adjunct legal instructors recently completed a mission in Nouakchott, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.  Military and civilian leaders attending the U.S. human rights and...

DIILS CONDUCTS LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM – PREPARATIONS FOR AFGHANISTAN, SEPTEMBER 2010

DIILS conducted a seminar in Czech Republic on the Legal Aspects of Rules of Engagement (ROE) and Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) relevant to military operations in Afghanistan with a focus on ISAF. The joint and combined DIILS team included a Czech officer instructor and...

DIILS CONDUCTS REGIONAL SEMINAR IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA ON LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM

Sarajevo -- A team from DIILS traveled here in late September to conduct a regional seminar on the Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism that confront defense sector agencies in the Balkans.  Twenty three participants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia attended. Seminar topics...

DIILS COURSE PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR ANTI TERROR SOLUTIONS

The 3 week Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (LCT) course explored effective means for combating terrorism within the rule of law, with emphasis on interagency cooperation.  LCT participants study the international law that applies to combating terrorism in three contexts: internal...

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The Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) supports international security by developing a recognized body of terrorism studies experts to better understand international, regional, and domestic terrorist threats, to educate future leaders who will have responsibilities to counter terrorism...

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Session : Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (LCT) 2021

Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (LCT) (MASL P176028) This four-week course for military commanders, legal advisors and their civilian counterparts explores effective means for combating terrorism within the rule of law, with an emphasis on the importance of inter-agency cooperation....

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Session : Law of Military Operations Course (LOMO) 2021

Law of Military Operations Course (ILOMO) (MASL P176027) This four-week course for military commanders, legal advisors and their civilian counterparts provides a comprehensive overview on the legal aspects of military operations and the constructive role legal advisors provide in military...

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Following the Terrorist Money Trail

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The Waning Grand Strategy of Democratization: Why a Pivot to the Asia-Pacific Places the United States at Greater Risk of Terrorist Attack

Our world is on a trajectory leading to a point where terrorists will eventually acquire a nuclear weapon.Like an ostrich sticking its head in the sand, this shift pivots the U.S. away from its true threat and increases the peril its citizens will face. The United States should focus its efforts on...

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Asymmetric Warfare: A Doctrine to Fit the Times

Executive Summary A common failure in much of today’s mainstream thinking is the belief that asymmetric warfare can be stopped by conventional warfare. This is not to say that we do not need strong conventional warfare forces and capabilities. Addressing the use of asymmetric methods in...

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Guerrilla Operations in Western Sahara: The Polisario versus Morocco and Mauritania

This essay examines the guerrilla war fought between the Polisario Front, representing the Western Saharan natives, and the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as Mauritania. Even today, the aforementioned guerrilla war provides many lessons regarding desert counter-insurgency (COIN) operations. Besides...

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Examining ISIS Online Recruitment through Relational Development Theory

This paper applies the theory of relational development to exam¬ine how the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) recruits new members. Relational development postulates that individuals follow relationship stages in order to reinforce their interpersonal communication or social bond. The...

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India’s Counter-Terrorism Policy against Jihadist Terror: Challenges and Prospects

India has been facing several internal threats since its independence from Britain in 1947. The oldest and still unsolved violent struggle against the Indian state has been raging in the Northeast part of the country. But an unsettled sub-nationalist ethnic insurgency in India's Muslim-majority...

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Foreign Terrorist Fighters from the North Caucasus: Understanding Islamic State Influence in the Region

We are ashamed that we are going to Syria at a time when the Caucasus is still occupied, but young people are returning here once they've undergone a training course. -- BBC source, 'close' to Chechen boeviki In September 2014, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2178...

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The Rise of the Small Boats

New paper on "The Rise of the Small Boats" by DKI APCSS military professor Lt.Col. Alex Carter and alumnus Capt. Damien Fernando is now online at: http://apcss.org/the-rise-of-the-small-boats-is-the-latest-dki-apcss-analytical-report/

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The Rapid Evolution of the MS-13 in El Salvador and Honduras from Gang to Tier-One Threat to Central American and US Security Interests

The Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13) gang is now a tier one criminal, political, military and economic threat in the Northern Triangle. While it employs differing strategies from country to country, the organization nonetheless competes with – and often defeats – the state in important theaters of...

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The Future of Terrorism: The Practitioners’ View

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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 ISIS...

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Marshall Center Transnational Weekly

The Marshall Center Transnational Weekly is a current awareness, information and policy tool for Marshall Center stakeholders, faculty, staff, students and alumni to inform them about online publications by think tanks, research institutes and other organizations that deal with transnational...

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Tácticas Terroristas en Organizaciones Criminales: El Caso de México

Coches bomba que lanzan esquirlas en áreas urbanas repletas de gente y que son detonados en forma remota desde celulares. Cuerpos torturados con mensajes amenazadores dirigidos al público o al gobierno. Políticos acribillados a balazos por su trabajo. Estas escenas parecen evocar a Siria o...

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