Security Sector Reform and Transformation

2017 Alumni Scholars Announced

The Alumni Programs Office is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Marshall Center Alumni Scholarships. This year, we solicited applications from nearly 12,000 alumni, and received over 200 proposals for 8 available scholarships. The Faculty Scholarship Committee read through all...

Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education
2019 Call for Nominations - The William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education

April 17, 2019 Every year, the Perry Center recognizes individuals who and organizations that have made significant and sustained contributions advancing mutually supportive approaches to security, fostering transparent and capable defense and security governance institutions, and...

Biodefense Fusion
A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security

“A Biodefense Fusion Center to Improve Disease Surveillance and Early Warnings to Enhance National Security,” is the title of a paper by Michael Baker, Jacob Baker, Deon Canyon, and Sebastian Kevany, forSecurity Nexus. This paper discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront...

Alumnus Returns to Share Perspective with Current Fellows

Security Sector Assessment was a topic of discussion during the first day of the Transnational Security Cooperation Course held at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu today. Cyril P. Cusi, a Philippine alumnus of the Advanced Security Cooperation Course (09-1), presented...

Oceania Book
APCSS Publishes New Book ‘Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania’

“Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania” is the latest book to be published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The book is edited by APCSS professor Dr. Rouben Azizian and Dean of the College of Security Studies Carleton Cramer. According to Dr. Azizian,...

Jordan Seminar
Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar

From 9 to 12 August, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a four-day seminar titled, “Arab-Israeli Conflict: Israel/Jordan Trust to Enhance Defense and Security Cooperation Seminar” to assess ways to establish peace and security cooperation between Israel and...

Dr. Justin Nankivell
Best practices in Security Sector Reform

In his latest paper on Security Sector Reform, Dr. Justin Nankivell discusses how Chile serves as a good model for Asia-Pacific nations to take note of. According to Nankivell, “as the Asia-Pacific region continues its momentous rise in the 21st century, issues of internal security sector...

Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion

A workshop on “Building an Effective Security Sector through Inclusion” was held March 12-14, 2013 in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s Institute of Foreign Policy and Strategic...

IPOC 20-1
Congratulations IPOC 20-1

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) reopened its doors Nov. 16 to welcome 60 Fellows attending the Indo-Pacific Orientation Course (IPOC) 20-1 from. IPOC 20-1, a highly sought after executive education experience for U.S. security practitioners, spanned...

Fiji – APCSS partner to enhance security sector development

To help strengthen Fiji’s comprehensive security capabilities, its government, in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, conducted a Security Sector Development Workshop in Suva Feb. 24-27. The workshop was conducted at the invitation of the Government of Fiji, and in...

Gender and SSR
Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit now available in Spanish

Geneva, Switzerland (December 17, 2015) - Security sector reform (SSR) is an increasingly important topic on the agenda of international development, and peace and security communities. SSR opens a window of possibility to transform security policies and institutions, and provides...

Macedonia Alumni Association
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”...

Ukraine DEEP
Marshall Center Faculty Support Ukraine NATO DEEP Program

By GCMC Public Affairs Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GERMANY (June 15, 2017) - Marshall Center Deputy Dean Sven Gareis and professors Pal Dunay and Sebastian von Münchow travelled to Kyiv to share expertise on security sector capacity-building with Ukraine Armed Forces officers and government...

Marshall Center Hosts Security Policy Seminar for Romanian Parliamentarians

By Christine June George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Nov. 22, 2017) – Romania has the highest growth in defense spending in Eastern Europe after achieving NATO’s goal of two percent of its gross domestic product on its defense budget...

Macedonia in NATO
Marshall Center Macedonia Alumni Work toward NATO Accession

By GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 5, 2017) – Macedonia’s efforts to join NATO was the focus of a continuing series of alumni workshops with the most recent held in Skopje, Aug. 30. The Skopje workshop, was organized by the George C. Marshall European Center...

SRS Group Photo
Marshall Center’s Course Teaches ‘Real-Life’ Negotiation Skills for Unresolved Conflicts

By Christine June Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Tackling the unresolved conflict between the Republic of Moldova and “Transnistria,” an unrecognized state along its eastern border with Ukraine, were 38...

Moldovan Alumni hold Roundtable
Moldovan Alumni hold Roundtable ‘Security through Cooperation: Current Issues in the Context of a New Draft National Security Strategy’

Moldovan Alumni hold Roundtable ‘Security through Cooperation: Current Issues in the Context of a New Draft National Security Strategy’. On 24 November, 2015 the Moldovan alumni association held their annual roundtable event in Chisinau, at the Center of Culture and Military History. The...

Reform Defense Institutions
NATO and Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) outline efforts to build, modernize and reform defense institutions in partner countries

Vienna, Austria (July 6, 2015) -From 28-30 June at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna, Austria, NATO and Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) officials convened the fourth annual NATO Clearing House to review efforts of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP). The...

New Africa Security Brief Released

As in much of Africa, the vast majority of security threats facing Nigeria are internal, often involving irregular forces such as insurgents, criminal gangs, and violent religious extremists. Effectively combating such threats requires cooperation from local communities—cooperation limited by...

New Currents Magazine Now Online!

The latest issue of Currents magazine is now online! It covers APCSS & alumni events from April through December 2013. (Sorry for the long delay!)  You can download the whole document or just sections of it depending on your bandwidth.In this issue we focus on Effective Governance. Read...


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Occational paper
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...

Partnership for Peace Consortium Round Logo
The Prospects of Azerbaijan to Enhance Military Interoperability with NATO

After the end of the Cold War, NATO recognized the importance of extending far beyond its traditional borders in order to maintain peace and stability throughout Europe. The incorporation of new members into the Alliance came to the fore. In the light of this approach, cooperation with partner...

NATO’s Defense Institution Building and Projecting Stability: Current Priorities and Activities

Emphasizing the interdependence between the security of the Allies and that of their neighborhood, NATO’s “Projecting Stability” agenda constitutes an important step in the organization’s adaptation to the current security environment. Defense Institution Building (DIB) plays a key role in this...

Central Asia, Asymmetric Warfare, NATO's Energy Security Policy, Missile Defense in Poland, Afghan Security Forces. SPRING 2013

The Spring 2013 issue addresses potential roles of Central Asian states post-2014; the topics of strategic communication; asymmetric warfare as seen by deployed military personnel; the roles of armed forces in civil security, with details on the experience of Italy; NATO's energy security policy...

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...

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...

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...

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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