Transnational Criminal Threats and Trends

 Honduras Transnational Threats in the Northern Triangle
Honduras Transnational Threats in the Northern Triangle

Perry Center Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo conducted a Countering Transnational Threats in the Northern Triangle Seminar in collaboration with the Colegio de Defensa Nacional (Honduran National Defense College) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on February 23, 2017. The seminar addressed...

ACSS Panels Discuss Priorities for Restoring Stability in Mali

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS) hosted a pair of expert panels February 6, 2013, that examined the actors and drivers of instability in northern Mali and the requirements for stabilizing this territory beyond the near-term military intervention. The roundtable...

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'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...

Alumni Reunion and Academic Exchanges in Peru
Alumni Reunion and Academic Exchanges in Peru

A Perry Center team visited Peru the week of November 11, 2019, for a series of academic engagements with institutional partners and the growing alumni community in Lima. Over the course of the week, professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra along with Kara O’Ryan from the Educational...

Assessing Drivers of Violent Conflict in Africa

Speaking at the start of a four-day seminar titled, “Africa’s Contemporary Security Challenges” hosted by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), Dr. Paul Williams, an Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Security Policy Studies Program at George...

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Counternarcotics, Global Threats Official Advises Security Professionals on CTOC Strategy

By Emma Bareihs Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – It is essential to create a strategic plan before attempting to tackle a problem like transnational organized crime, said the Deputy Assistant Secretary of...

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DPCT Comes to a Close

On April 7, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of students enrolled in the 2017 Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT) course. Attended by 31 civilian and military students from 13 countries across the Western Hemisphere, the course...

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GCMC and CEMA University in Argentina Hold VTC on Counterterrorism

On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, the Marshall Center and the CEMA University in Buenos Aires conducted a VTC as part of a CEMA conference on "Transnational Threats: Narcotics and Terrorism". Marshall Center PTSS Program Director James Howcroft spoke via VTC to the audience in Argentina on...

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Marshall Center (GCMC) and Asia-Pacific Center (APCSS) Stage Joint Alumni Event in Mongolia

Over 30 alumni from the two regional centers met in Ulaanbaatar to collectively discuss effective ways to counter transnational threats. Guest speakers included Deputy Dean Dr. Sven Gareis, Prof. Joe Vann and Prof. Michael Donofrio from the Marshall Center. APCSS Alumni Programs Chief Mr. John...

Marshall Center Alumni gather in Budapest to discuss "Foreign Fighters"

About 40Marshall Centeralumni met in Budapest on 10 December to attend a networking event. The HungarianDeputy State Secretary for Defense Policy and Planning, Mr. Peter Siklosi(SES 2005-3), and U.S. charge d'affaires Mr. Andre Goodfriend gave welcomingremarks. Both speakers noted that the...

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Marshall Center Alumni in Greece Hold First Networking Event in Athens in Conjunction With GCMC Seminar on Border Security

On 24 September in Athens, Greece, the Marshall Center and U.S. Embassy partnered to host a networking reception at the residence of the U.S. Defense Attache in conjunction with a three-day Marshall Center Seminar on Border Security. Over seventy alumni and guests were welcomed by...

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Marshall Center Highlights Strategies to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations

By Emma Bareihs Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – More than 100 law enforcement and government professionals from 53 nations are investigating how to fight a growing threat to national security during the...

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Marshall Center’s Combating Transnational Crime Course ‘Brings Strategies to Life’

By Christine June GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Dec. 15, 2016) – Packing tools to bring strategies to life, 90 practitioners are heading home to 52 countries after graduating from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Program on Countering...

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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...

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Perry Center co-hosts regional countering transnational threats seminar in Costa Rica

On September 7-9, 2016, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security convened over 100 senior defense and security professionals from 12 countries (Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala,...

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Perry Center Conducts Caribbean Regional Countering Transnational Threats Seminar in Kingston

The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies conducted a Caribbean Regional Countering Transnational Threats Seminar on April 27-29, 2016, in Kingston Jamaica, with over 70 defense and security professionals in attendance. Participants included officials from Antigua and Barbuda...

Forum: Evolving Threats in Central America: Forecasting an Uncertain Future
Perry Center Holds Hemispheric Forum on Evolving Threats in Central America

The Perry Center hosted “Evolving Threats in Central America: Forecasting an Uncertain Future,” a Hemispheric Forum that aimed to analyze regional trends and envision a strategy to combat current and future security challenges. Perry Center Visiting Professor Walter Earle led the discussion,...

Perry Center Professor Speaks at AEI

Experts on transnational organized crime and corruption in the Americas met at AEI on Friday to discuss ongoing challenges in tackling the region’s evolving crime landscape. AEI’s Roger Noriega spoke with El Salvador Attorney General Raúl Melara about the United States’ partnership with El...

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Perry Center Professors Decorated with Colombian War College Military Medal

On December 6, 2016, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra and their SOCSOUTH colleague Howard White were decorated with the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE) Military Medal in Bogota, Colombia. The award was conferred in recognition of their teaching and research...

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Asymmetric Warfare: A Doctrine to Fit the Times

Executive Summary A common failure in much of today’s mainstream thinking is the belief that asymmetric warfare can be stopped by conventional warfare. This is not to say that we do not need strong conventional warfare forces and capabilities. Addressing the use of asymmetric methods in...

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The Evolving Role of the Security Forces to Counter Transnational Organized Crime in the America

As transnational organized crime increasingly presents a national security threat throughout Latin America, governments must re-examine the roles and responsibilities of their security forces, both military and police, to ensure the welfare, security, prosperity and sovereignty of their countries....

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Marshall Center Transnational Weekly

The Marshall Center Transnational Weekly is a current awareness, information and policy tool for Marshall Center stakeholders, faculty, staff, students and alumni to inform them about online publications by think tanks, research institutes and other organizations that deal with transnational...

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