Public Diplomacy

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2017 Fiesta Flambeau Parade

Col Jeffrey Cooper, DLIELC Commandant and senior students from Egypt along with the Field Studies Flight led the 133 international students from 72 countries. This International Flag Formation Vangard marched in the 2017 Fiesta Flambeau Parade on April 29.

ACSS French Representative Discusses Successful Operations in Ivory Coast During Conference

Washington—Colonel Patrick de Vathaire, Senior French Representative at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, spoke at the National Defense University on Dec. 1, 2011, about how his country successfully ran small military operations in Ivory Coast. His remarks were part of a...

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BiH alumni hold roundtable on NATO partnership

The BiH alumni association in cooperation with the MOD and the Marshall Center held an alumni roundtable on 29 September in Army House, Sarajevo. More than 60 alumni and guests from the security sector and NGOs attended the 3-hourevent which was entitled, "What is NATOAlliance to NATO Partners...

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DLIELC unveils Wall Of Fame inductees

By Senior Airman Warburton JBSA-Lackland, TX The DLIELC unveiled their wall of fame inductees Aug. 21, at the DLIELC on JBSA Lackland. “In the 61 years since DLI’s English Language Center has been established, there have been many students who have made significant contributions in...

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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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International Salute to Fiesta San Antonio!

By Col Jeff Cooper, USAF Commandant, Defense Language Institute English Language Center In what is growing into a San Antonio tradition, 102 military service members representing 58 countries around the world, from Nigeria to Afghanistan to Ukraine, marched with their national flags...

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Macedonia Alumni Association discuss the implications of NATO-post Wales Summit with regional alumni

The Macedonia Alumni Association in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy and the Marshall Center conducted a regional alumni workshop in Ohrid, Macedonia from 10-14 September. The 3-day workshop entitled “NATO post-Wales: Future of the Alliance and Regional Stability of the Western Balkans”...

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Marshall Center Hosts ‘Next Steps to NATO’ Seminar in North Macedonia

By Emma Bareihs Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies SKOPJE, North Macedonia – The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies conducted the “Next Steps toward NATO” special seminar here May 29 and 30. The seminar focused on...

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Marshall Center, Munich Security Conference Aim to Strengthen Transatlantic Partnership

By Christine June Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies MUNICH, Germany (Feb. 19, 2019) – The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ and Munich Security Conference Foundation’s Loisach Group hosted its second annual side event...

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Media and the Security Practitioner

“Media and the Security Practitioner”is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS professor Shyam Tekwani forSecurity Nexus. This article makes recommendations for the security practitioner and news consumer to overcome the hazards of diminishing trust in mainstream media and the resulting...

Parler de la sécurité sans les jeunes? Pas possible!

Le Centre d’études stratégiques de l’Afrique et ses collègues du Département de la Défense des E.U. ont assisté hier à l’Exposition du YALI Mandela Fellowship pour représenter le Département. Par le biais des questions, nous avons invité les fellows à réfléchir sur les liens entre leur travail...

PLTCE Language Course Helps Diplomats ‘Say the Right Thing at the Right Time’

By Christine June Public Affairs George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 22, 2018) – Everyday, Sofiko Balanchivadze writes and analyses executive documents and news on bilateral issues for eight partner nations for the Minister of...

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Presenters share unique “Diversity of Cultures” at the DLI Holiday Social

By Annette D. Janetzke Public Affairs, DLI This year the DLI AMIGO Holiday Reception had something new. Five volunteers presented a theme of "Diversity of Cultures." They explained celebration of a special holiday in their country. The present-ers began with music relating to their...

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...

Talking about security without young people? Not possible!

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies along with colleagues from the Department of Defense attended yesterday’s YALI Mandela Fellowship Expo to represent DoD.  We had the opportunity to have thought-provoking conversations with the YALI fellows about how security is tied into their important...

Things Americans Need to Know: How to Be Better Partners

"Military partnerships today are more important than ever before. America’s current national strategy, coupled with global fiscal and political problems, makes it unlikely Americans will deploy unilaterally to address the security challenges of the 21st century. Yet, we consistently seem...

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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Ukraine’s Security Sector Reform: Is Ukraine Taking Western Advice?

The ongoing Western support to Ukraine’s security sector reform requires the assessment of the reform success. This article considers whether Ukraine’s reform is achieving effectiveness, efficiency, and democratic governance objectives. The author uses a theoretical framework of complexity theory...

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...

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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