Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

Month: May 2012

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 18 May 2012

  NOTE: This is an excerpt. Click here to see the news update in its entirety. This update is a summary of various news articles from open sources relating to US AFPAK policy and governance, economy, security and regional interests in Afghanistan and Western Pakistan. Please click on the links below to access the complete… Read More ›

Human Interest: Pakistan’s Disappearing Cultural Monuments

The 18 May 2012 feature, As Peshawar’s Bookstores Close, Isolation Grows, published by Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty, tells about the disappearance of a community’s cultural monuments and the impact. In Peshawar, Pakistan, the Maktaba-e Sarhad bookstore is the third in two years to close its doors. The reason, “‘Those who love reading books have… Read More ›

LDESP USPACOM News Update – May 2012

NOTE: This is an excerpt. Click here to see the news update in its entirety. The PACOM update includes news coverage from Pakistan to the Pacific Islands. As with all LDESP news briefs, the information contained within the PACOM update is to increase situational awareness. The PACOM update focuses on issues concerning South Asia, South… Read More ›

Human Interest: North Korea’s “Total Contol Zone” Internment Camps

Human Interest: In an article for The Telegraph, Emily Dyer, junior research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, brings to light the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a rare escapee of North Korea’s notorious and little-known “total control zone” internment camps. Dyer contextualizes Shin’s experience with North Korea’s extreme human rights violations : “Shin, born into… Read More ›

Topic Debate: China’s Rise

Background: LDESP hosted a faculty discussion on the rise of China at a seminar on the Pacific on 9 May 2012. The following question was posed to faculty: “Is China’s rise a force for stability and order in Asia or a threat in the region?” Dr. Daniel Twining, Senior Fellow for Asia at the German… Read More ›

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LDESP USEUCOM News Update – May 2012

NOTE: This is an excerpt. Click here to see the news update in its entirety. Disclaimer: Articles are taken from established and diverse professional periodicals, news articles, and editorial commentaries from different countries, reflecting a range of political views/biases, that are intended to provide readers with a better understanding of various interests and perspectives regarding… Read More ›

Topic Debate: Elections, Economy, and Extremism

Background: Since early April the headlines in Europe have been consumed by the flare-up of the Euro-debt crisis, following nearly three months of relative economic calm as banks received assistance from the European Central Bank. In mid April, the Economist reported that the entire Euro area was in a recession while in early May BusinessWeek… Read More ›

LDESP Af-Pak News Update – 4 May 2012

NOTE: This is an excerpt. Click here to see the news update in its entirety. This update is a summary of various news articles from open sources relating to US AFPAK policy and governance, economy, security and regional interests in Afghanistan and Western Pakistan. Please click on the links below to access the complete article… Read More ›

Topic Debate: Why Do They Hate Us?

Background: In late April, Egyptian-American feminist and political activist Mona Eltahawy wrote a contentious article for the cover story of Foreign Policy magazine. The article, provocatively titled, “Why Do They Hate Us?” focuses on what Eltahawy describes as the misogyny that is so endemic to Arab societies that it amounts to a War on Women in… Read More ›

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