Border Security and Control

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...

Maritime Fusion Centers
A Network of Maritime Fusion Centers Throughout the Indo-Pacific

Exerpt: The establishment of national maritime fusion centers across the Indo-Pacific region would go a long way toward advancing maritime security. Indo-Pacific states should establish such centers with a focus on maritime threats of a transboundary nature, as well as traditional state-...

Kris Mada
Alumni Perspectives: Empowering Indonesia’s Local Seafarers to Contain Smuggling

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. A recent graduate of the Advanced...

China and India border
China’s Salami Slicing Tactics and the Latest India-China Border Standoff

“China’s Salami Slicing Tactics and the Latest India-China Border Standoff” is a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this OpEd, Sitaraman discusses India’s strategy for dealing with the increasing border incursions committed by China while minimalizing...

India China Border
Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict

“Cross-Domain Repercussions of the Continuing India-China Border Conflict” by DKI APCSS’ Dr. Srini Sitaraman, is the latest paper for Security Nexus. In this paper, Sitaraman discusses clashes along the India-China border in the summer of 2002 during the early peak of the COVID-19 pandemic...


On May 20, 2011 a team from the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) concluded its first seminar in India in several years.  The topic, maritime operational law, reflects a confluence of U.S. and Indian security objectives.  This five-day seminar, the result of intensive...

DIILS Conducts Two Consecutive Seminars in Sierra Leone: Military Justice & Border Security May 2007

DIILS was invited to conduct two consecutive weeks of seminars in Sierra Leone on the topics of military justice, and legal aspects of border security.  The Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) was interested in the US system as a comparative model to their current British system to...


SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -- DIILS conducted a seminar on land and maritime border security attended by 20 military and civilian representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Immigration Department. Representatives from the Dominican Ministry of Defense included uniformed...


El Salvador participants working together on discussion problems. From August 13-17, 2012, DIILS conducted a seminar in San Salvador, ElSalvador on the Legal Aspects of Border Security.  The U.S. Navy, MarineCorps, and Coast Guard Judge Advocates presenting the course led...


A DIILS team recently journeyed to Amman, Jordan for an information exchange with the Jordanian Armed Forces.  The engagement addressed legal issues surrounding the maintenance of secure borders and the proper handling of international refugees, in accordance with international refugee law and...

Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime fusion centers
Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime Fusion Centers

Excerpt: The essential mission of a MFC is to strengthen MDA by gathering and analyzing data from multiple sources, fusing it into meaningful information, and disseminating actionable intelligence to operational commanders to directly improve national security, safety, economy, and environment...

Marshall Center Alumni in Greece Hold First Networking Event in Athens in Conjunction With GCMC Seminar on Border Security

On 24 September in Athens, Greece, the Marshall Center and U.S. Embassy partnered to host a networking reception at the residence of the U.S. Defense Attache in conjunction with a three-day Marshall Center Seminar on Border Security. Over seventy alumni and guests were welcomed by...

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Marshall Center Highlights Strategies to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations

By Emma Bareihs Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – More than 100 law enforcement and government professionals from 53 nations are investigating how to fight a growing threat to national security during the...

Marshall Center’s Central Asia Program Hosts Border Security, Management Workshop in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (March 16, 2018) – The Marshall Center’s Central Asia Non-Resident Program, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Dushanbe’s Border Management Staff College, and the U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, conducted a workshop on Border Security and Management here...

PTSS 19-07
Marshall Center’s Counterterrorism Course Teaches Global Professionals to Fight Terrorists at Home

By Christine June Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 15, 2019) - The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Program on Terrorism and Security Studies has gathered 63 counterterrorism...

New Marshall Center Scholar, Mr. Valentin Balan

Moldova alumnus from the PASS 2014 course, Mr. Valentin Balan, joined the Alumni MC Scholars Program to perform academic research at the Marshall Center on the topic “The Transnistria Conflict: Perspectives of Settlement and Developments in the Context of Regional Crisis " from 07 September to...

India's bullying
New OpEd on India and its Neighbors

New OpEd on India and its Neighbors by resident faculty member Shyam Tekwani "India’s bullying of its neighbours boosted China. Now it needs to build a strong backyard”.DKI APCSS Professor Shyam Tekwani writes for the South China Morning Post. The opinion piece states that: “after...

Pakistan Peace
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 build an...

Perry Center Participates in Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s 8th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference
Perry Center Participates in Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s 8th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference

Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the Wilson Center Mexico Institute's 8th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference on January 15, 2020 where she spoke on her latest publication "Countering the Evolving Drug Trade in the Americas" addressing the opioid epidemic and growing drug...

Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo
Perry Center Professors Participate in Seminar at ESDEG

August 14-15, 2019, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra participated in the seminar "Drug Trafficking and Migration in the Americas," which was hosted by the Colombian War College’s (ESDEG) Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies (CREES) in Bogotá, Colombia. Over...


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Reviewing Land Border Dynamics in the Western Hemisphere

The land borders of Latin America have long been stereotyped as tierras de nadie or 'no-man’s lands,' generally located far away from political capitals and industrial centers and ripe for all types of contraband and illegal activities. In modern times, we see the tension between security actors...

The Dark Side of Reopening Borders in the Pacific

When Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced Fiji wouldopen its bordersto international travellers on 1 December 2021, much of the focus was inevitably on the revival of the tourist sector, which comprises 40 per cent of the country’s economy. However, there is a dark side to the...

Alumni Publication: "An Iranian Reversal on Afghan Refugees" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

On 14 November 2023,The Diplomatpublished NESA Center alumna Shanthie Mariet D'Souza's article"An Iranian Reversal on Afghan Refugees." "The difference between the deportation policies targeting Afghans in both Pakistan and Iran is the noise surrounding these efforts," writesD'Souza. Read the...