Peace and Conflict Development

ACSS Dean Discusses Security Linkages Between Africa, Latin America at Perry Center

Africa Center's Academic Dean, Dr. Raymond Gilpin, discussed emerging security threats across the African continent and implications for regional and global stability at the Strategy Defense Policy course, organized by the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National...

Africa Center's Dean Gilpin Writes on "Peacekeeping in Africa and the Legacy of Austerity" for USIP Blog

Spending cuts and budget austerity by African governments in the 1990s and 2000s mean that African militaries and peacekeeping forces are historically inadequately resourced and poorly prepared and equipped for deployment, the Africa Center’s Academic Dean, Dr. Raymond Gilpin, wrote in May 28...

Africa’s youth bulge an opportunity, not a liability

While youth are demographically dominant on the African continent most see themselves as an excluded minority. This self-identification as a marginalized, rejected, and, in some cases, feared group, can create feelings of neglect and ridicule which, if not addressed appropriately, could be...

C5+1 Security Working Group Meets in Dushanbe
C5+1 Security Working Group Meets in Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 16, 2019 –On Thursday, May 16, Tajikistan co-hosted a meeting of the C5+1 Security Working Group with representatives from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the United States at the National Library in Dushanbe. Mark Moody, Acting Deputy...

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...

Community Oriented Policing And Countering Violent Extremism Seminar

06 April 2021– NESA Center faculty met with present members of policing agencies and governmental agencies to discuss community-oriented policing (COP) and its applicability of countering violent extremism (CVE). The event was led by Dr. Hassan Abbas (Distinguished Professor of...

COVID-19 and Terrorism in the West: Has Radicalization Really Gone Viral?

According to the authors, this wave “has been exaggerated and rests upon a collection of precarious assumptions.” They further state that: “these various assumptions support what we refer to as the “perfect storm” theory of COVID-19 and terrorism, to which we now turn a critical eye. By taking...


DIILS recently conducted a seminar in Bogota, Colombia on the legal aspects of peacekeeping and stability operations.  In line with the Colombian military shift in emphasis from domestic security toward wider participation in multinational peace-keeping and stability operations, the DIILS...

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Executive Seminar (ES 03-21) Climate Change

From 26 July to 05 August 2021, the NESA Center conducted a two-week seminar focused on the security implications related to climate change. Col. Daniel Curfiss (Ret.), Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, and Mr. David DesRoches moderated roundtable discussions with senior climate experts, current and former...

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Marshall Center European Security Seminar Explores Hybrid Threats, Resilience Building

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 27, 2017) – For more than two years, the West have been grappling with “hybrid warfare,” which describes and encompasses a variety of shifty means of fighting war. What exactly is hybrid warfare? What exactly...

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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Aloha Alumni 'Ohana and Treasured Guests, This is Daniel, your friendly neighborhood Portal Manager. Wow, is it almost April? As the days go by, so to do the events.We have concluded IPOC 21-1 and we are in the midst of the Economics and Security Module 21-1.We have also concluded...

Myanmar at the Tipping Point?

On January 6, 2022, Dr Miemie Byrd appeared as a subject matter expert on the Democratic Voice of Burma, a non-profit media organization based in Oslo, Norway, and Chiang Mai, Thailand.* In the interview, conducted in Burmese, she discusses the crisis in Myanmar and the impact of the recent...

Recommendations from Papua New Guinea
Recommendations from Papua New Guinea on How to Improve U.S. Posture in the Pacific

Excerpt: The Pacific Ocean is a place of many small countries that need to strategically cooperate, not compete, to survive. The best way forward is for all nations to cooperate with each other as they tackle the greatest threats and make the world a safer place. The U.S. and China have...

Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG) recommends to support Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia efforts to find a political compromise with Greece.

This recommendation designed to facilitate NATO membership and the opening of EU membership negotiations is included in the policy recommendations resulting from a September 2018 RSSEE SG Workshop; ”Greece and Its Western Balkan Neighbours – Common Challenges in a Changing Europe”. The...

Security issues and regional stability in Africa: the experience of Burkina Faso in conflict mediation, prevention and management.

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MLDP participants meet U.S. Senator Whitehouse outsidehis Capitol Hill office. International military students participating in the DIILS Military Law Development Program (MLDP) visited the offices of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) during their class visit to Washington,...

Some small signs that the 'Arab Spring' is spreading into Africa

The 'Arab Spring' has largely not spread south of the Sahara, but Africans are now less willing to stand by and accept stolen elections, gross abuses of power, and flaunting of inequality. By Joseph Siegle, Guest blogger / November 7, 2011 (Taken from the Christian Science Monitor)...

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...

Strategic Pakistan
Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters

“Strategic Competition: Why Pakistan Matters,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Saira Yamin for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the importance of the U.S. maintaining a strong relationship with Pakistan as strategic competition with China intensifies. Excerpt: It is worth...


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China, Russia, and the Foreign Policy of the SCO

Libya After Qadhafi: Reshaping the Political and Security Systems

The fall of Muammar al-Qadhafi in October 2011 marked the end of the Libyan uprising, led to the close of NATO’s intervention “Operation Unified Protector” (OUP), and ushered in a delicate political transformation which failed to come to a quick and decisive end with the first round of...

Deficiencies in Global Governance and Implications for Defense Education

Those contributing to international peace and stability act in an ever-changing, increasingly complex and inter-connected global environment. The international security landscape has changed considerably during the last twenty years, with important power shifts in international affairs, an...

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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...

Conflicts in Kosovo and Libya, Military Security and Police Institutions, Language Integrated Learning in Polish HME. SUMMER 2014

The Summer 2014 Connections focuses on military operations and looks into lessons learned from conflicts in Kosovo and Libya; also, it providesa comprehensive view on the language integrated learning in Polish higher educational institutions. Another article looks at Kosovo model as a precedent for...

China's Rise, Russia and Color Revolutions, Central Asian Power Transfer, Ukraine and its Impact on the Security of Russia and Europe. WINTER 2014

European and Eurasian Security: Viewpoints from Russia Connectionspresents diverse views on defense and security by authors from NATO and partner countries from the Partnership for Peace and be­yond. For this particular issue we invited authors from universities and research centers of the...

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