Counter Terrorism

CTWG Sept 2010, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Slideshow

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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...

DIILS ENGAGEMENT IN EL SALVADOR FOCUSES ON LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM

DIILS conducted a seminar in San Salvador on the legal aspects of combating terrorism that emphasized land and maritime border security.  In light of El Salvador's long Pacific coastline and its sparsely populated, mountainous borders with Honduras and Guatemala, the United States and El...

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DIILS ENGAGES WITH OMAN

A DIILS Team Conducted a program in Oman on the Legal Aspects of Terrorism.

DIILS GRADUATES 20 IN SOLARA SEMINAR

Twenty international participants journeyed to Newport, RI from 18 countries to attend the DIILS SOLARA course.SOLARA is short for “Stability Operations: Legal Aspects of ROE/RUF Afghanistan”, a two-week course for forces deploying or continuing deployments to Afghanistan.The SOLARA...

DIILS GRADUATES 28 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS FROM 14TH INTERNATIONAL LAW OF MILITARY OPERATIONS COURSE

On 23 June, 28 participants from 22 countries graduated from the 14th International Law of Military Operations course (ILOMO) offered by DIILS. This 3-week course prepares military legal advisors to better support unit commanders on the legal aspects of operations and enables them to play a...

DIILS LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM (LCT) COURSE PROMOTES INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Resident Program Director Leads Discussion Group During LCT Course. 30 participants from 28 Countries met in Newport, RI for DIILS’ LCT course, in which they analyzed effective means for combating terrorism within the rule of law.  Particular emphasis was placed on interagency...

DIILS LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM COURSE INCLUDES INTERAGENCY, FOREIGN ADJUNCTS

This March, 32 students from 23 countries came to DIILS to discuss the legal challenges associated with combating terrorism.  The three week Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (LCT) course emphasizes the importance of interagency and international cooperation to effectively counter...

DIILS LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMBATING TERRORISM COURSE PROMOTES BEST PRACTICES

DIILS LCT participants outside their quarters in Newport, RI, during a break. NEWPORT, RI. 19 participants from 16 countries discussed and analyzed the challenges related to implementing international and interagency plans for combating terrorism in ways that uphold the rule of...

DIILS Mobile Education Seminar in Peru Addresses Legal Issues of Combating Terrorism

DIILS program on "Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism" held recently in Lima, Peru was made even more relevant by the extradition of a former Peruvian President from Chile to Peru for alleged misconduct occurring during his tenure in office (1990-2000). The Peruvian charges related to...

DIILS Partners with Iraqi Leaders to Combat Terrorism in 16th Mobile Education Program with Iraq

In April 2008, DIILS took a mobile team to Baghdad, to assist in the Global War on Terror through a program on the Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism.  Led by DIILS International Operations Officer, Major Christian Ruwe (U.S. Marine Corps), the team included two U.S. Navy and two U.S. Army...

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DIILS RESUMES RESIDENT COURSES IN NEWPORT

DIILS is excited to announce Resident Courses will resume this July. Legal Aspects of Defense Support to Civil Authorities (15 July – 14 August), Legal Aspects of Combating Terrorism (19 August – 9 September), and Legal Aspects of Maritime Security Operations (10 September - 30 September) will...

DIILS SOFA EXERCISES PREPARES THE WAY FOR FUTURE COOPERATION

LCT participants engage in group discussions. Recent deployment of 100 U.S. troops to Niger was preceded by the signing of a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Niger and the United States. The deployment, designed to promote regional stability in support of U.S. diplomacy...

DIILS SOLARA SEMINAR PREPARES CZECH MPs FOR ISAF DEPLOYMENT

DIILS conducted a seminar in Vyskov, Czech Republic, on stability operations and rules for the use of force/rules of engagement in Afghanistan (SOLARA), in advance of a Military Police battalion deployment in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Operation...

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Taliban fighter in Kabul, Afghanistan on 21 March 2022. Credit: Roshan Salih / shutterstock.com
Alumni Publication: China’s Challenges in Afghanistan Are Just Beginning by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

NESA Center Alumna Dr.Shanthie Mariet D'Souzaauthored an article published byThe National Intereston 6 February 2023 titled “China’s Challenges in Afghanistan Are Just Beginning." Read the article here The views presented in this article are those of the speaker or author...

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CSAG Information Paper: Threat Potential of ISIS in the CENTCOM AOR

Subject:Analysis of the threat potential of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the CENTCOM AOR. Purpose:The aim of this paper is to present the CSAG’s analysis of the ‘threat from ISIS’ within CENTCOM AOR to formulate pragmatic recommendations for decision-making. Read the full...

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Alumni Publication: South Africa’s Greylisting and Terrorist Financing by Hussein Solomon

On 8 March 2023, think tankResearch on Islam and Muslims in Africa (RIMA) publishedNESA Center alumnus Hussein Solomon's latest article titled"South Africa’s Greylisting and Terrorist Financing." Read the article here The views presented in this article are those of the...

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Alumni Publication: "In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 21 March 2023, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's article titled "In Afghanistan, Taliban Face a Growing Threat in ISKP." "The Taliban are neither demonstrably capable of weakening ISKP, nor are they willing to accept any capacity enhancing external cooperation...

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Alumni Publication: "The Samarkand Meeting: A Half-baked Regional Approach to Afghanistan’s Endless Woes" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 25 April 2023, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's piece titled"The Samarkand Meeting: A Half-baked Regional Approach to Afghanistan’s Endless Woes." D'Souza argues that "legitimizing the Taliban’s rule is not the solution to Afghanistan’s current and future...

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Alumni Publication: "The dangers of legitimizing the Taliban" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 01 May 2023, the Middle East Institute published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's article "The dangers of legitimizing the Taliban"in itsMonday Briefing: People power — the Israeli version blog. "Consensus eludes the West and regional countries on how to reform the Taliban’s...

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Alumni Publication: "The Prospect of US-Taliban Counterterrorism Cooperation: Is the Embrace Worth It?" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 15 May 2023,The Diplomat published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's article "The Prospect of US-Taliban Counterterrorism Cooperation: Is the Embrace Worth It?" D'Souza argues that "suggested convergence on counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and the Taliban may...

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Alumni Publication: "The Colombo Security Conclave: What is it and what does it mean for Australia?" by Viraj Solanki

On 16 May 2023, ORF (Observer Research Foundation) published NESA Center alumnus Viraj Solanki's article "The Colombo Security Conclave: What is it and what does it mean for Australia?" Solanki argues that "With the support of the CSC, Australia can enhance its engagement with theNortheast...

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Alumni Publication: "Al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan: Information Blackhole and Strategic (Mis)communication" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 05 July 2023, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's article"Al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan: Information Blackhole and Strategic (Mis)communication." "U.S. and U.N. estimates about al-Qaida’s strength and position in Afghanistan differ. Sorting out the...

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Alumni Publication: "ANALYSIS: Pakistan’s deepening woes in Balochistan" by Shanthie Mariet D'Souza and Bibhu Prasad Routray

On 20 July 2023, Mantraya published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D'Souza's co-authored analysis on "Pakistan's deepening woes in Balochistan." "Pakistan is facing an uphill task in Balochistan. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is expanding its influence into the restive province and...

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Faculty Publication: "The internal splits that threaten the Taliban’s rule" by Hassan Abbas

On 28 July 2023, Chatham House published NESA CenterDistinguished Professor Hassan Abbas's latest article"The internal splits that threaten the Taliban’s rule" for its The World Today issue. "Dogmatically and brutally, the Taliban are learning to govern – but growing tensions between Kandahar...

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Alumni Publication: "2 Years of Structural Violence and Humanitarian Crisis Under the Taliban" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 16 August 2023, The Diplomat published NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's Op-Ed "2 Years of Structural Violence and Humanitarian Crisis Under the Taliban." "Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021, the Taliban have entrenched themselves in power and common Afghans have been driven...

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NESA Center Update: April – May 2023

TheNESA CenterApril – May 2023 Updatefocuses onCentral and South Asiaregion trends. The update also highlights April through May NESA Center programs and events, faculty and staff engagements, alumni contributions, and a calendar with upcoming events. Central & South Asia Trends: A...

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Alumni Publication: "Hidden Horrors: Online Child Pornography" by Charani Patabendige

On 16 August 2023,Asia Pacific Security Magazine (APSM) published NESA Center alumnaCharani Patabendige's article"Hidden Horrors: Online Child Pornography" on child pornographylaws, national security implications, and challenges. "Child pornography is often viewed as a moral or criminal offence...

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Alumni Publication: "The Taliban’s Afghanistan: Retribution, Refugees, and Violent Extremism" by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

On 29 August 2023,The Diplomatpublished NESA Center alumnaShanthie Mariet D’Souza's latest Op-Ed"The Taliban’s Afghanistan: Retribution, Refugees, and Violent Extremism." "An overwhelming element of vengeance continues to drive the Taliban’s policies, as illustrated by continued reports of...

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Alumni Publication: "America and the 'War of Ideas' Against Islamic Extremism" by Ilan Berman

On 11 August 2023, the American Foreign Policy Council(AFPC) published the article"America and the 'War of Ideas' Against Islamic Extremism"byIlan Berman, a NESACenter alum and regular speaker for NESA Center programs. Berman's article is featured in AFPC's latest issue of its Defense Dossier...

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CSAG Information Paper: "Deir ez-Zor: Critical Juncture in the Process Towards Syria’s Normalization"

Subject:Deir ez-Zor: Critical Juncture in the Process Towards Syria’s Normalization Purpose: To present CSAG’s analysis of the strategic significance of Deir ez-Zor in shaping the future of Syria. It reveals the growing interest of various actors operating in the region and their efforts to gain...

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Alumni Publication: "Indus Waters Treaty: Looking Back, Looking Ahead" by Uttam Kumar Sinha

On 21 September 2023,NatStrat published NESA Center alumUttam Kumar Sinha's article "Indus Waters Treaty: Looking Back, Looking Ahead." "The best option for India is to fulfill the IWT’s provisions, particularly on the western rivers. The Treaty allows storage up to 3.6 MAF and 13.4 lakh acres...

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Alumni Publication: "Unmasking Islamophobic Disinformation in the Aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Attack" by Charani Patabendige

In her latest article,"Unmasking Islamophobic Disinformation in the Aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Attack," published bytheGlobal Network on Extremism & Technology (GNET),NESA Center alumnaCharani Patabendige examines the shifting Sri Lankan threat landscape and the symbiotic...

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CSAG Information Paper: "ISIS Strategic Communication is Derailed"

Subject:ISIS Strategic Communication is Derailed. Purpose: An analysis of whether ISIS has changed its strategic communication (SC) messaging by purposefully decreasing its presence in mass media and social media, as a strategy, or whether ISIS has just adapted its SC approach to current...

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