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ACSS Welcomes Delegation from the International War College of Yaounde

As part of a two week visit to the United States, a delegation of faculty and students from Cameroon's International War College visited the Africa Center for a day of discussions on a variety of topics on June 13, 2016. Led by the Commandant of the War College, Major General Esaie NGAMBOU,...

ACSS Welcomes New Assistant Professor for Security Studies

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) is pleased to welcome Mr. Thomas Dempsey, a retired U.S. Army colonel, as Assistant Professor for Security Studies. His expertise includes security sector reform (SSR), peace operations, failed state reconstruction, African area studies,...

Africa Center Co-Sponsors U.S. AFRICOM Academic Symposium in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies, based in Washington, D.C., co-hosted the 5th U.S. Africa Command Academic Symposium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, July 9-12, 2012. The event, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, was also attended by General...

Africa Center Launches African Defense Attaché Seminar in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) opened its African Defense Attaché (ADATT) Seminar“I hope that the week-long gathering will provide you with a better sense of the U.S. government’s organization and policy on security issues,” said Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Dean of...

Africa Center Organizes Meeting with US AFRICOM Chief, Top U.S. Diplomats, and Representatives of 45 African Nations

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Ambassadors, diplomats, and military officers representing 45 African nations participated in a 90-minute roundtable discussion October 23, 2013, with three of the top U.S. officials engaged in U.S.-Africa relations, including General David M. Rodriguez, the new...

Africa Center's Dean Gilpin Writes on "Peacekeeping in Africa and the Legacy of Austerity" for USIP Blog

Spending cuts and budget austerity by African governments in the 1990s and 2000s mean that African militaries and peacekeeping forces are historically inadequately resourced and poorly prepared and equipped for deployment, the Africa Center’s Academic Dean, Dr. Raymond Gilpin, wrote in May 28...

Albanian Alumni Hold Workshop to Discuss Fighting Corruption
Albanian Alumni Hold Workshop to Discuss Fighting Corruption in Albania

On 23 September in Tirana, the Marshall Center, the Albanian Alumni Association and the U.S. Embassy partnered for an Alumni Outreach Networking Event (ONE) on the topic of “Challenges and Perspectives of Fighting Corruption in Albania”. Speakers included Mr. Henry Jardine, U.S. Deputy Chief...

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Alumni article - (AIIB): China’s 21st Century Attempt at Global Responsibility

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): China’s 21st Century Attempt at GlobalResponsibility by Petra Gabrielle Kubalkova The development of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the obstacles the initiator and the regional great power, China, has to face are...

Alumni in the News: Affiliate of Women in International Security established

International affairs organisation Women In International Security (WIIS) has established a new affiliate office in New Zealand — based at Massey’s Wellington campus. WIIS is the only global network actively advancing women’s leadership at all stages of their careers in the international...

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Alumni Leaders from Southeast Europe Meet in Montenegro, 14-16 May 2012

Alumni leaders from among the 14 member nations of the Marshall Center Alumni Association for Southeast European Security met this week for a first annual workshop following the organization's establishment last year to discuss regional cooperation in the security sector, among other issues....

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Alumni Perspectives: Empowerment of Smaller Powers in South Asian Security Cooperation

While attending APCSS courses, Fellows are required to complete a Fellows Project which may be done as a presentation, research paper, or policy brief. APCSS is now making these papers available on line with our new Alumni Perspectives publications. "Empowerment of Smaller Powers in...

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Alumni Play Key Roles Staging NATO Conference at Ukraine’s National Defense University in Kyiv

Kudos to Ukrainian National Defense University (NDU) faculty Colonel Oleksandr Demenko (EPASS 2007-4) and Dr. Oleh Poshedin (EP 2004-5), as well as Dr. Grygorii Perepelytsia (SES 2003-6), the Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, for their...

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Alumnus Finds Missing Piece of Counterterrorism Puzzle at Marshall Center

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Aug. 4, 2017) – Palestinian Preventive Security Service Lt. Col. Sameer Marouf Masri knew he was missing a part of the picture on how online cyber profiling could be a source of information in identifying terrorists...

APCSS class evaluates, debates issues associated with modern-day terrorism

Teams of international Fellows went head-to-head during four debates that marked the latest iteration of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ course on terrorism held Feb. 11 – March 13. The Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (15-1) course brought 107 Fellows...

APCSS Faculty Participate in Conference on U.S. - India Relations

By Dr. Saira Yamin and COL Gregory Winston Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) Academic Chief of Staff Colonel Greg Winston and Associate Professor Dr. Saira Yamin participated in the United States Air Force Academy’s (USAFA) 55th Assembly as facilitators and panelist. Entitled...

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APCSS hosts joint workshop with the NZDF CSC

Fellows and faculty from the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) Command and Staff College (CSC) attended a joint workshop hosted at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) from November 4-7. Focused on security dynamics and cooperation in the Asia Pacific region, this was the third...

APCSS professors take part in LANPAC 2015 forum

Two Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies professors took part in a six-person panel addressing potential impacts of the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy released in February. The panel was part of the May 19 to 21 LANPAC Symposium and Exposition held in Honolulu. The event,...

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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,...

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APOC builds Fellows’ knowledge of regional security framework

Gaining fuller knowledge of important factors that drive the Asia-Pacific security environment, 144 U.S. and international Fellows completed a nearly week-long orientation course today at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Held Sept. 12 to 16, the Asia-Pacific...

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APOC expands 150 Fellows’ view of Asia-Pacific security environment

Gaining a deeper understanding of regional security issues, 150 professionals completed the Asia-Pacific Orientation Course (APOC 16-2) at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies June 24. APOC is a five-day course designed to provide an overview of regional states and...

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Assessing the Status of PAP DIB Implementation

This article outlines some considerations on how the achievements of the partners in the Partnership Action Plan–Defense Institution Building (PAP-DIB) can be assessed. The PAB-DIB was concluded in 2004 as the heads of state and government convened in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) at...

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Backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe

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Balancing American Involvement in Uzbekistan

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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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Between Venus and Mars

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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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Beyond Defense Planning

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Beyond the RMA: Survival Strategies for Small Defense Economies

This chapter explores the particular challenges facing small countries in creating and sustaining defense industrial capacity. The author attempts to define "small" defense economies and explains how these small economies have new opportunities for international cooperation in the process of...

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Border Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This report examines the strengths and limitations of deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along US borders. This report is not intended to provide in-depth information regarding the technical or military capabilities of UAVs, but rather to discuss their application in maintaining border...

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Building Defense Institutions: The Broader Context Today

This chapter outlines the broader context of defense institution building with regard to the EU and NATO. The author argues that the achievements, a multi-pillar Europeanism on the part of the EU, and out-of-area expeditionary operations on the part of NATO, are not as comprehensive, either as...

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Building Integrity and Reducing Corruption Risk in Defense Establishments

This chapter presents approaches to strengthening integrity and reducing corruption risk in defense establishments. The authors outline the threat of corruption in the defense sector and describe the global nongovernmental organization Transparency International, which is involved in leading the...

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Bulgaria and ESDI-CESDP- No Problem for Us

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Capabilities-Based Defense Planning: Techniques Applicable to NATO and PfP Countries

This chapter examines the Australian defense planning system. It analyzes its force development methodologies, concluding with an analysis of the lessons learned from Australia that might be useful to other countries.

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Caspian Oil and Regional Security

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Casualty Aversion in Tepid War

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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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CESDP and the Group of Six

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