Conflict Management/Negotiations

pC V11N3
43nd Issue of per Concordiam

The Marshall Center is pleased to announce the publication of the43nd issue ofper Concordiam(Volume 11, Issue 3, 2021) with a focus on“The High North”. Congratulations to all of our alumni contributors, including Lt. Col. Ryan B. Ley (United States, GARSS 21-23), Dr. Alexandra Middleton (...

From the left: RSSC SG co-chairs Fred Labarre and George Niculescu
Armenia and Azerbaijan implement crisis hotline in the wake of RSSC SG recommendation; ceasefire violations decline.

Vienna, Austria, December 7, 2018 – Since the establishment of a crisis hotline between Armenia and Azerbaijan in October 2018, reports of ceasefire violations have decreased approximately 75% according to George Niculescu, Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Regional Stability in the South...

Dr. Gawdat Bahgat (left) and Dr. Roger Kangas (right) taking questions during the NESA-NDRU Strategy Seminar.
Armenian National Defense Research University Strategy Seminar

From 11–14 April 2022, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, and NESA Center Professor Richard Wiersema conducted a Strategy Seminar with thirty members of leadership and faculty at the Armenian National Defense Research University (NDRU) in...

CSWG holds 20th Annual Meeting
CSWG holds 20th Annual Meeting

Kosiče, Slovakia, September 27- October 1, 2021 -The PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes held the 20th Annual Conference of the Conflict Studies Working Group. Organized by the Institute of Military History of the Slovak Ministry of Defense together with the...

Fast Facts: Seminar on Regional Security (SRS)

Dates: Jan. 18 to Feb. 8, 2018 Language: English and Russian Frequency: SRS is held once a year. Objectives: Analyze current security crises Understand impact on regional security Identify patterns of conflict management Consider the gender dimensions of conflict &...

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Marshall Center Graduates 93 Professionals Ready to Tackle Today’s Global Threats

By Christine June George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Nov. 16, 2017) – After examining today’s worst global threats to security, 93 professionals from 41 countries are now armed to be ‘agents of change’ when they return home....

Dr. Sebastian von Münchow
Marshall Center Lecturer Gives Counterterrorism Presentation at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

By GCMC Public Affairs JENA, THURINGIA, Germany (Jan. 8, 2018) – Dr. Sebastian von Münchow, lecturer of security studies at the Marshall Center’s College of International and Security Studies, gave a counterterrorism lecture to about 50 students at the Institute for Political Sciences,...

Marshall Center Seminar Digs into a ‘Frozen Conflict’ to Uncover Tools for Peace

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 28, 2017) – Dr. Natalia Albu, associate professor at the Military Academy of the Republic of Moldova, was still in high school in 1992 when war broke out in her country, and more than 25 years later, it remains a...

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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 build an...

Partnership for Peace Consortium Regional Study Groups hold planning meeting in Vienna.

Vienna, Austria, December 14, 2018 – Members of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC SG) and Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG) met at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna 13 to 14 December...

Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC SG) recommends the establishment of an “OSCE Minsk Group Plus (+)”.

The Minsk Group Plus (+) recommendation is included in a list resulting from a November 2018 RSSC SG workshop; ”South Caucasus: Leveraging Political Change in a Context of Strategic Volatility”. Additional recommendations include: Refreshing the mediation process for the Nagorno-...

Saudi Ministry of Defense Conflict Termination Workshop

From 23–27 October 2022, the NESA Center conducted a mobile training team course of instruction on conflict termination on conflict termination theory, negotiations theory, and case studies for the Saudi Ministry of Defense (MOD). The week-long workshop was held in Riyadh, KSA. The Saudis are...

SRS Participants hear from all sides on the Moldova, Transnistria Conflict

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 2, 2018) – Vladimir Yastrebchak, former minister of foreign affairs of Transnistria, gave the Transnistrian perspective on Moldova and Transnistria frozen conflict Feb. 1. Oksana Ivanivna Syroyid, a Ukrainian politician and jurist, gives the Ukrainian...

The Uprising In Sri Lanka

ByShyam Tekwani The denouement came with big screaming headlines, “Sri Lanka’s President Flees country on a military jet.” For the youth and wome-led ‘Janatha Aragalaya’ (People’s Struggle), like so many in the island nation, the political obituary of the Rajapaksa clan-led government, in a...

US and China Relations
US-China Relations

Excerpt:'If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression, and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialism, expose it, oppose it and...

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Who will welcome Bougainville?

Dr. Al Oehlershas a new article published by Islands Business News called “Who will welcome Bougainville?” The article discusses the newly independent Bougainville, its recent elections and the regional reaction – or lack thereof. According to Oehlers, “Most certainly, there are...

Comprehensive Solution on North Korea
Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea

“Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the need for regional cooperation and the challenges involved in addressing crisis management in North...

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Transitional Justice in Colombia: Amnesty, Accountability, and the Truth Commission

On September 23, 2015, the Colombian government announced a breakthrough in the peace talks between government representatives and the largest insurgent group in the country. Over the previous three years, the government and representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People’s...

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The United States and Central America: From Stopping Communism to Stopping Kids

The Northern Triangle countries of Central America consisting of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have the highest homicide rates in the world and are characterized by corruption, drug trafficking, and impunity. It is likely the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children attempting to cross into the...

CSAG Information Paper: "Iran-KSA Peace Talks and its Implications for South Asia"

Subject:Iran-KSA peace talks and its implications for South Asia. Purpose: The aim of this paper is to present the analysis of CSAG on consequences of the Iran-KSA peace talks for South Asia in order to draw pertinent conclusions for US CENTCOM. Read the full paper here View other...

Alumni Publication: "The Stakes of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Strategic Alliances Mapping" by Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui

On 26 May 2023, the NESA Center published alumnusDr. Arslan Chikhaoui's piece on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict titled"The Stakes of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Strategic Alliances Mapping." Read here About the author Dr.Arslan Chikhaoui is a Geo-political...

CSAG Strategy Paper: "Lebanon: A Potential Game Changer in the CENTCOM AOR"

Overview: Years of political instability in combination with an ongoing economic crisis— exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the explosion in the Port of Beirut in August 2020 — have brought the country close to collapse. Moreover, the current institutional vacuum (with no president and no...

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