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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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Some Key Principles of Multinational Military Education

Education is something that touches every single member of the military profession, and is important for the civilians who work with the military as well. Military education is something with which everyone in the military has some direct experience. After all, one could not get to top military...

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Central Asia and the Afghanistan Security Dilemma: Amelioration, Retrograde, or Status Quo? Central Asia’s Role in Regional Security Regarding Afghanistan after 2014

The regional security of Central Asia hinges on the level of stability within Afghanistan and its foreign relations with its neighbors. Afghanistan is not only pivotal in the maintenance of regional security, but is also crucial to the region’s economic and political development. As Ashraf Ghani,...

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Strategic Communication for Security & National Defense: Proposal for an Interdisciplinary Approach

Most recent military actions have provided stark examples of the increasing power of communications in the public and governmental arena regarding the role that direct actors play in disputes characterized as “conflicts of interests.” These examples have also shown how communications can...

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The Asymmetric Warfare Environment as Described by the Participants

The completion of a cross-national research study on a sizeable sample of military personnel who had participated in asymmetric warfare operations has resulted in a variety and breadth of survey material that is deserving of further examination. Additional study of the data gathered in this...

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NATO’s Energy Security Policy Put to the Caspian Test

As a bridge between the Middle East, the former Soviet republics, and the Euro-Atlantic zone, the Caspian Sea is increasingly at the center of the global geopolitical and commercial game. In addition to its strategic location, the Caspian Sea, according to analysts, could contain between 6 and 10...

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Ballistic Missile Defense in Poland: Did the Costs Outweigh the Benefits?

The government of Poland has addressed a number of difficult national security issues since the nation regained its independence from Soviet control in 1989. Longstanding border disputes with neighboring countries and the perceived disparate treatment of Polish minorities in these countries are...

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Conditionality and Compliance: The Shaky Dimensions of NATO Influence (The Georgian Case)

It is no secret that NATO exerts global influence, and is an organization without which the international security architecture would be difficult to imagine. Its capacity to exert influence ranges from the very material dimension of military power to the elusive and intangible effects of...

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Solving the Syrian Knot: Dynamics within the UN Security Council and Challenges to its Effectiveness

This article intends to highlight the dynamics within the UN Security Council(UNSC) with regard to the events in the Syrian Arab Republic that have unfolded in the wake of the so-called “Arab Spring” and perturbed the entire region of the Middle East. What had begun as peaceful demonstrations...

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The Future of the Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula has been a center of conflict for many years, starting with the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948. After Israel and Egypt signed the Camp David Accords in 1978, it became a peaceful region, strongly controlled by the military during Hosni Mubarak’s rule in Cairo. Now, after several...

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The Models of Sovereignty in the South Caucasus

Over the last five to six years we have witnessed dramatic changes in the international security environment – changes that have directly influenced developments in the South Caucasus. Among the most significant changes are the world economic crisis, the Arab awakening, and the turbulence and civil...

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Afghanistan 2001–2014: The Enduring Literature?

Do we have a problem with book publishers? Are we getting a reliable supply of material covering the ongoing war in Afghanistan – this far-too-long, post-9/11 conflict? That there are lots of books is not in doubt – but do they help chart a course for the future? Do they locate the conflict in ways...

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The Challenge of Sustaining US Influence in Latin America in the 21st Century

Influential international affairs author Robert Kaplan postulated during a recent speech in Washington DC that the contemporary effects of advanced technology and other factors of globalization does not change the world’s geography, "but has intensified it." Kaplan also noted the aftershocks of the...

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Marshall Center Occasional Papers

The Marshall Center Occasional Paper series provides a publication forum for research topics in the wide scope of political-military affairs. Occasional Papers are written by Marshall Center faculty and research staff, Marshall Center alumni and invited contributors. Theseriescan be found on the...

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Monthly Activities report
DKI APCSS Monthly Activities Report

The DKI APCSS Monthly Activities Reports are now online at: https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1410730387

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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...

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DKI APCSS Monthly Activities Report

Our latest Monthly Activities Report is now available online at: https://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412847016

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Connections Winter 2017
Disunity in Global Jihad: A Preface

As this special issue on “Disunity in global Jihad” goes into print in January 2017, the Islamic State (IS) is facing a possible military defeat throughout its territory in Northern Iraq and Syria. Yet, at the same time, it has proudly claimed responsibility for the 19 December 2016 lorry attack on...

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The Mole and the Mallet: Islamic State and al-Qaeda in the ‘Thirty Years' War’ in the Middle East

This article investigates the developments of al-Qaida and The Islamic State in the context of the war on terror. The Iraq war 2003–2010, including the US Counterinsurgency strategy implemented in Iraq in 2007 onwards, together with the political developments in Iraq after the US withdrawal of...

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