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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...

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Transnational Security Cooperation course concludes with 26 new alumni

Twenty-six senior executives from 25 locations completed the Transnational Security Cooperation (TSC) course June 21 at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu. They included military and civilian leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Indonesia...

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TRILAT meeting held at DKI APCSS

Senior diplomatic officials from Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States met at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies July 14 to address key political and security issues of mutual concern in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden opened the...

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Two Additional 2018 Alumni Scholars Announced

The Marshall Center is pleased to announce two additional winners of the 2018 Alumni Scholars Program. Available resources enabled us to award two additional scholarships to the alternate winners selected last December. This year we received over 125 applications for 15 (now 17)available...

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Two for the Price of One with the Indo Pacific Defense Forum

We have a rare treat this week with the publication of the Indo Pacific Defense Forum (IPDF).The latest issue of the IPDF has twoarticles by DKI APCSS faculty.Dr. Al Oehler has an article on Debt & Strategic Competition (Pg 10) andDr. Inez Miyamoto has an article onWeaponized Ransomware(pg...

U.S Efforts to Counter the Lord's Resistance Army - Remarks by Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of African Affairs

  Africa Center for Strategic Studies Centre d'études stratégiques de l'Afrique  Centro de Estudos Estratégicos de África   Greetings! Last week I was honored to join Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Johnnie Carson for an important program at the U.S. Institute for Peace...

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U.S. and German Defense Officials Sign Marshall Center Agreement Strengthening German-American Partnership

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany - Defense officials from the United States and Germany signed a memorandum of agreement today in Garmisch-Partenkirchen reaffirming the unique German-American partnership at the center. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work and German Parliamentary...

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U.S. Command and Control across the Spectrum of Gray-Zone Operations in the East China Sea

“U.S. Command and Control across the Spectrum of Gray-Zone Operations in the East China Sea” is a new essay by DKI APCSS professors Dr. John Hemmings and Prof. Wade Turvold published by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) in its special report, “Murky Waters in the East China Sea...

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U.S., international Fellows build counterterror capacity at DKI APCSS

Recent deadly attacks in Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as Germany and France, are according to Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, “harsh reminders” why the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies conducts an extensive course in counterterrorism strategies. Roughly four weeks...

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U.S., international Fellows, complete security cooperation course

Gaining a deeper understanding of security issues within and far beyond their own nations’ borders, 120 Fellows from 33 locations completed the Advanced Security Cooperation course (ASC 16-1) Wednesday at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The five-week course is...

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Ukraine Military and General Staff Focus of Sixth Marshall Center Senior Leader Seminar

By James E. Brooks, George C. Marshall European Center Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 24, 2017) – Fifteen senior leaders from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and General Staff, as well as two Ukrainian parliamentarians, traveled to the George C. Marshall European...

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Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Visits the Perry Center

On August 16, the Perry Center hosted students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) as a part of that institution’s annual visit to Washington, D.C. The institutional visit included partner nation students in WHINSEC’s Maneuver Captains Career Course (M-CCC...

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Why did China engage with Western democracy promotion programs?

Professor Sungmin Cho’s latest peer-reviewed article entitled “Why Non-Democracy Engages with Western Democracy-Promotion Programs: The China Model” was recently published by World Politics. Here is the abstract of the article: “Between the mid-1990s and the mid-2010s, the Chinese...

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Why is China on a Hyper-Aggressive Streak during a Global Pandemic?

“Why is China on a Hyper-Aggressive Streak during a Global Pandemic?” is a new paper by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Srini Sitaraman for Security Nexus. In this OpEd, Sitaraman offers three explanations as to why China is engaged in hyper-aggressive behavior in the midst of a global pandemic....

Why North Korea Won't Follow Myanmar's Path to Reform

Dr. Steven Kim and Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd recently collaborated on an article discussing whether North Korea would follow Myanmar in adopting institutional reforms. Their article "Worlds Apart: Why North Korea Won't Follow Myanmar's Path to Reform," which appears in the 2014 Winter...

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Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea

“Why We Need a Regional Approach for Crisis Management with North Korea,” is the title of an OpEd written by Dr. Deon Canyon and Dr. Sungmin Cho for Security Nexus. This paper emphasizes the need for regional cooperation and the challenges involved in addressing crisis management in North...

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WJPC Professor Helps Launch Publication on Armed Forces in Latin America

Florida International University hosted the launch of the newest issue of Americas Quarterly, which focuses on Latin America's militaries. Presenters at the February 12 event included (left to right) Brian Winter, editor-in-chieg of Americas Quarterly; Juan Carlos Pinzón, President, ProBogotá...

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Women, Peace & Security Blog: Thoughts on Inclusion

Women, Peace & Security Blog: APCSS recently hosted a workshop in Vietnam on "Building an Effective Security Sector Through Inclusion." One of our participants, RDML Raquel Bono, shared her thoughts about the workshop and the WPS initiative in this blog.

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Zeneli Presents on Good Governance at the NATO School

OBERAMMERGAU, Germany (Feb. 2, 2018) – Dr. Valbona Zeneli, professor of National Security Studies, spoke at the NATO School in Oberammagau ‎on "Good Governance and the impact on European Security” Feb. 2. The course’s title is NATO European Security Cooperation with about 60 participants...

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Свежий выпуск журнала молдавской ассоциации

Вышел седьмой номер журнала молдавской ассоциации выпускников Центра Маршалла «Безопасность через сотрудничество». Материалы опубликованы на трех языках: английском, румынском и русском. Большая часть текстов посвящена приднестровскому конфликту. Это не случайно, исполнилось двадцать лет,...

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The European Union and Developments in Crisis Management Operations and Peacekeeping

This article addresses the developments involved in the creation of a framework for the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP). The author examines the tools available under the Second Pillar of the EU, including the publication of a European Security Strategy supported by an attendant...

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The Rise of the Gendarmes? What Really Happend in Holland

This article discusses the phenomenon of gendarme forces as intermediaries between regular, civilian police forces and the military. The author examines the role and function of these forces; how they relate to military and civilian authorities and cooperative partners; their (dis)similarities with...

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International Cooperation of Intelligence Agencies against Transnational Terrorist Targets

This essay examines how the structure of threats has changed in the post-Cold War world, and the shift in attitudes toward cooperation throughout the international intelligence community. It gives a brief overview of intelligence processes and collection disciplines, and offers a more in-depth...

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Modern Developments in Defense Education

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Missile Defense

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China, Russia, and the Foreign Policy of the SCO

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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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The Concreteness of Asymmetric War: Fragments of Experience

IntroductionAsymmetric warfare takes its name from the pitting of a weaker opponent against a stronger one, and from the use of war-fighting techniques that are vastly different from traditional military tactics. It is the use of these untraditional methods that enables the weaker side stand up to...

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Strategic Communication with the Islamic World

IntroductionNation-states (particularly non-Muslim states) will face daunting challenges in the struggle against terrorists who use Islam as a justification for their actions. This form of terrorism is multidimensional and global, and it is likely that this struggle will span several generations....

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Key Challenges and Threats to National Security: The Polish Perspective

Introduction In the early twenty-first century, threats to the security of Poland have been substantially reassessed, and are still evolving. Currently, the threat of a conflict emerging that could lead to war on a global scale is less likely to take place. However, new sources of potential...

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The Redeployment of Chechnya-Based Troops to Dagestan: Background, Motives, and Repercussions

IntroductionChechnya and Dagestan are two key autonomous republics in the North Caucasus. These two republics have the largest populations among the autonomous republics in the region, and have a strong tradition of (political) Islam and extensive experience with religion-driven insurgency flavored...

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Beyond Counterinsurgency: Why the Concept is Failing

IntroductionThe changing face of modern warfare is revealed nowhere more clearly than in asymmetric surroundings where traditional approaches do not succeed anymore. Military forces are encountering numerous opponents who no longer consist largely of identifiable combatants, but rather are...

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How Smart is Smart Defense? A Review of NATO’s Smart Defense Proposal

Introduction Since 2008, the world has experienced a severe economic crisis, one that has led to many austerity measures, including deep cuts in defense spending in many countries. As NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has argued, maintaining a capable and effective NATO Alliance...

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Disputes in the Arctic: Threats and Opportunities

Introduction For centuries, the Arctic was a “sacred place” for humanity. This frozen void was a magnet for adventurers and explorers, for everybody who wanted to challenge both themselves and nature. In nineteenth century, the “top of the world” became a field of competition for major...

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