Peacekeeping

Peacekeeping Operational Law Seminar for the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces 18-22 August 2008

DIILS conducted an IMET funded Peacekeeping Operational law seminar for the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) at the British led International Military Assistance Training Team (IMATT) facility in Freetown between 18-22 August 2008. The seminar had some visibility with the opening...

Peacekeeping Practitioners from African Troop-Contributing Countries in Washington for Lessons-Learned Workshop

The roles, responsibilities and functions of traditional United Nations peacekeeping operations have expanded considerably. Most peacekeeping operations, including those in Africa, are now multidimensional, involving both military and civilian components and carrying out complex functions,...

Responsibility to Protect Civilians Among Key Themes at ACSS Workshop in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi — The concept of the responsibility to protect and retailoring conflict prevention policies to address new security challenges will be essential to effectively conduct peace support operations, according to participants in a three-day workshop organized by the Africa Center...

Roundtable
Roundtable Discussion With Armenian Ambassador to the United States HE Varuzhan Nersesyan

6 May 2021 – The NESA Center held a roundtable discussion with the Armenian Ambassador to the United States, His ExcellencyVaruzhan Nersesyan.H.E. Varuzhan Nersesyan has served as the Ambassador to the United States since November 2018. NESA ProfessorDr. Hassan Abbasmoderated the discussion....

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE: NOBEL LAUREATE DR DENIS MUKWEGE PRAISES CONGOLESE MILITARY JUSTICE

NEWPORT – The 2018 winner of the Nobel Prize for International Peace, Dr. Denis Mukwege, offered a resounding endorsement of FARDC military justice for actions that reflect positively on the work of the U.S. Defense Institute for International Legal Studies (DIILS).Since 2008, DIILS has...

SPOTLIGHT ON DIILS ALUMNI: Major General U.A.B Medawela

DIILS congratulates our alumni, Major General U.A.BMedawela, on his promotion to Chief of Staff for the Sri Lankan Army. Major General Medawela was an alumnifrom our Spring 2005 Peacekeeping and Rule of Law Class. New Army Chief of Staff Assumes Office Major General U.A.BMedawela on...

Ethnic Majoritarianism
Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism.

DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani has a new article published by the East Asia Forum entitled “Sri Lanka’s return to ethnic majoritarianism.” In the article, Tekwani states that “Before Sri Lanka’s economy can be rebuilt or democratic institutions revitalised, the country will need to come...

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U.S. Obsession with Old Dogma Facilitates a Chinese Quest for Pacific Control

“U.S. Obsession with Old Dogma Facilitates a Chinese Quest for Pacific Control,” by Commodore Kazi Emdadul Haq, is the latest perspective paper for DKI APCSS’ Security Nexus journal. Commodore Haq, a 35-year veteran of the Bangladesh Navy and a founding member of the Bangladesh Institute of...

‘What Mali Can Teach Us’ – Panel Discussion Co-Hosted by Africa Center

Fostering resilient and accountable institutions as well as efficient development projects in Mali are the best ways to achieve sustainable peace in the country, Mali’s Ambassador to the United States said in a discussion July 8, 2013, co-hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS...

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