Political Processes

North Korea reform
New research article about North Korea’s economic reform and opening policies

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why North Korea Could Not Implement the Chinese Style Reform and Opening? The Internal Contradiction Between Economic Reform and Political Stability.” was recently published by the Journal of Asian Security and International...

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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...

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Residential Phase of Cyber and DG Courses Begin at the Perry Center

On Monday, September 16 2019 the residential phase of two Perry Center courses, Defense Governance (DG) and Cyber Policy Development (CYBER) began. Nearly 80 senior military and civilian representatives from a dozen countries in the Western Hemisphere have convened for the next two weeks to...

Residential Phase of SDP 2019 Begins

On Monday October 21, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies welcomed 81 defense and security professionals representing 15 countries across the Western Hemisphere to the two week residential phase of the Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDP 2019). Course participants...

Day 1 of the SDP Seminar
SDP 2016 Resident Phase Begins

On October 10, the Perry Center received 72 students for the first day of the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course resident phase. The students, representing 19 different countries throughout the Western Hemisphere, have already been working with Perry Center faculty and one another for...

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The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth

Dr. Saira Yamin has a new article, “The Future is Female: Positioning Women as Drivers of Economic Growth,” published in a special International Women’s Day publication by UNDP Pakistan titled Womenomics: Women Powering the Economy. In this article, she highlights six Indo-Pacific countries (...

The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security
The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security

"The Nexus Between the COVID-19 Pandemic, International Relations, and International Security” is a new paper co-authored by Dr. Deon Canyon forSecurity Nexus. Excerpt: The extent to which other related global relationships, national entities, and supranational organizations have...

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Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?

Dr. Alex Vuving has a new OpED “Vietnam: Where To Now After Trong?” published by Eurasia News/East Asia Forum. This article looks at how Vietnam’s government is evolving, current business trends, and the impact of COVID-19. According to Vuving: “Events over the past year have brought major...

Washington Security and Defense Seminar Comes to a Close
Washington Security and Defense Seminar Comes to a Close

The Perry Center wrapped up the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) on Friday, November 8. The seminar serves as a "US Government 401" in that it explores the branches and processes of the USG at the highest levels. Senior representatives from the Departments of State,...

Western Balkan Expectations against the Backdrop of Renewed Western Partnership
Western Balkan Expectations against the Backdrop of Renewed Western Partnership

Vienna, Austria, May 12, 2021-The third virtual meeting of PfP-C’s Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group took place on 12 May 2021. In the online conference, a group of fifteen experts from the Southeast European Region and international organizations focused onrelevant...

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SPRING 2014
Syrian Crisis, US Pivot to Asia, Concept of Sovereignty in the South Caucasus, Bulgaria's Post-Cold War Defense Policy, Key References on Afghanistan. SPRING 2014

The lead article in the Spring 2014 issue of Connections looks into the interplay of incentives and requirements for NATO membership from the point of view of an aspirant country, Georgia. Other papers question the effectiveness of the UN Security Council vis-a-vis the Syrian crisis, the US pivot...

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SUMMER 2014
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...

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FALL 2014
Strengthening of Reaction Capability of European Union. Challenges and Perspectives of Western Balkans. FALL 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Connections presents ideas on the strengthening of the rapid reaction capability of the European Union and ways and means by which regional alliances may effectively confront hostile regional powers. It provides insight into the challenges and perspectives of the economic...

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WINTER 2014
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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SPRING 2015
Russia and South Caucasus. Russia vs. US/EU through Georgia and Ukraine. SPRING 2015

The Spring 2015issue of Connections presents several independent opinions on the Russia - South Caucasus relationship andhighlights difficulties of integration inthe case of South Ossetia and Abkhazia; other contributions examine Russia vs. EU/US through Georgia and Ukraine case and look into...

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FALL 2015
Russia and Crimea, Terrorism in Russia, Crisis in Ukraine, the Independence of Kosovo. FALL 2015

The Fall 2015 issue of Connections: The Quarterly Journal addresses two main themes: (1) how the Ukraine crisis is perceived in Central Asia, and (2) can the NATO campaignagainst Milosevic in 1999 and the independence of Kosovo, declared several years later, serve as precedent, and justification,...

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WINTER 2016
Russia's hybrid warfare, crisis in Ukraine, programs in intelligence studies in Germany. WINTER 2016

The Winter 2016 issue of Connections presents original articles on Russia's hybrid warfare toolset and its Soviet predecessors, the crisis in Ukraine, caused by the annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin-backed separatist forces in South-Eastern Ukraine, the enduring validity of Clausewitz's "On War...

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SPRING 2016
Emerging Security Challenges. SPRING 2016

Advances in sensors, communications, computing, nano- and bio-technologies, along with new strategies and operational concepts, challenge our policy-making capacity. The Spring 2016 issue of Connections presents the Emerging Security Challenges Working Group of the PfP Consortium and reflections of...

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Organized Crime. SUMMER 2016
Organized Crime. SUMMER 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of Connections is dedicated to the study of organized crime (OC). The lead article presents a study of the activities of organized crime groups in a megacity--Karachi--elaborating on their involvement in the implementation of impotantant governance functions and the local...

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FALL 2016
2016 NATO Summit, Warsaw. FALL 2016

The Fall 2016 issue of Connections is dedicated to the NATO Summit that took place in Warsaw, Poland in July 2016. During the Summit, heads of state and government of allied and partner countries discussed key security challenges. This journal issue takes a deep look into two key themes - assuring...

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The Role of Strategic Communications in the Security Sector. NATO and Russia in the South Caucasus. SUMMER 2017
The Role of Strategic Communications in the Security Sector. NATO and Russia in the South Caucasus. SUMMER 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of Connections presents original research in the role of strategic communication, or StratCom, in shaping the image of a security sector organization with examples from the experience of the US and Ukraine, lessons learned from the decades long conflict in Western Sahara, and...

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The Post-Soviet World. WINTER 2018
The Post-Soviet World. WINTER 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of Connections provides a comprehensive view on Russia's attitude towards, and relations with Bulgaria, Montenegro, Georgia, and Ukraine, with focus on increasing tensions as a result of the consistent use of its hybrid toolbox. Another article looks into cross-border...

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