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Security Insights Author Discusses Foreign Terrorist Fighter Research

LTC (Res) Dr. Daniel H. Heinke, German Armed Forces Reserve, and Director, State Bureau of Investigation, Germany's Bremen Police published his research on Foreign Terrorist Fighters as a Marshall Center Insights Paper. He talks more about his research in this interview. You can find his...

Security issues and regional stability in Africa: the experience of Burkina Faso in conflict mediation, prevention and management.

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Security Leaders Briefed on New U.S. Africa Strategy at Africa Center Seminar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) opened its annual Senior Leaders Seminar on June 18, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia, during which keynote speaker Amanda J. Dory, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Africa Policy, for the first time in public discussed...

Security, stability highlight PfP Consortium’s 14th conference

TBILISI, Georgia – Promoting security and stability in the South Caucasus and Central Asia was the topic of the  Partnership for Peace Consortium  14th annual conference June 19-20 in Tbilisi. Co-organized by the Georgian Ministry of Defense, the conference provided a forum for about...

Some small signs that the 'Arab Spring' is spreading into Africa

The 'Arab Spring' has largely not spread south of the Sahara, but Africans are now less willing to stand by and accept stolen elections, gross abuses of power, and flaunting of inequality. By Joseph Siegle, Guest blogger / November 7, 2011 (Taken from the Christian Science Monitor)...

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Special Group Focus Seeks To Bolster German-American Partnership at Marshall Center

By James E. Brooks, George C. Marshall European Center Public Affairs Director Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (May 19, 2017) – The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies formed a special group of leading international security experts to explore the best ways to bolster...

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SRS Participants hear from all sides on the Moldova, Transnistria Conflict

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 2, 2018) – Vladimir Yastrebchak, former minister of foreign affairs of Transnistria, gave the Transnistrian perspective on Moldova and Transnistria frozen conflict Feb. 1. Oksana Ivanivna Syroyid, a Ukrainian politician and jurist, gives the Ukrainian...

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STACS Alumni Workship Begins

On April 23rd Marshall Center Alumni Programs opened the STACS Alumni Community of Interest (COI) Workshop: Examining Lessons Learned: Civil Security Operations in Major Disasters & National Security Events. This event, in partnership with the faculty of the STACS Program, is the 4th...

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...

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A Tenable Provider of Security in Post-2014 Central Asia?

Can the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) service as a security provider in post-2014 Central Asia? Dr. Jeffrey Reeves discusses whether, and to what degree, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) can fulfill this role in his new article “The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: A...

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...

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., 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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Introduction to Program-Based Defense Resource Management

This chapter examines the principles and practices of program-based defense resource management. First, it considers the reasons behind the use of programming and then looks at several key topics around two main themes: What is a good program decision and how does it depend on the design of a...

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Introduction to the Quarterly Journal for Winter 2006

This introductory paper presents the topics covered in the Winter 2006 issue of the PfP Quarterly Journal. The main theme of the issue is approaches for countering ideological support for terrorism.

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Issues of Interpreting the Koran and Hadith

This paper looks at various interpretations of the Koran and certain themes such as violence, jihad and terrorism. The author argues that Western governments have made the mistake of dealing with Islamist movements as though they are the authentic representatives of Muslim communities and of Islam...

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Key Agencies and Their Missions

This report serves as a primer on the key federal agencies charged with border security in the US: the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which patrols the border and conducts immigration, customs and agricultural inspections at ports of entry; the Bureau of Immigration and Customs...

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Key Challenges and Threats to National Security: The Polish Perspective

IntroductionIn 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 conflict...

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Kosovo and Balkan Stability

This article outlines the possibilities for Kosovo's future status and puts it in the wider context of the Balkan's changing political landscape. The author briefly examines the EU accession possibilities, Russia's position in the region and outlines possible future scenarios.

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Lessons Learned from the Establishment of Border Security Systems

This report focuses on the various phases of The Border Security Program, organised by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) in the West Balkans. The activities concentrate on the promotion and deepening of regional cooperation, with the aim of benefiting the...

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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 elections...

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Managing Defense Transformation in Small and Medium-Sized NATO Countries

This paper analyzes the dimensions of defense transformation in small and medium-sized countries from the perspectives of willingness and affordability. It outlines the transformation efforts in different European countries with a focus on their military capabilities, examines its economic...

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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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