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

Month: July 2012

LDESP AFRICOM News Update – July 2012

Note: This update is a summary of various news articles from open sources relating to African countries threatened by political instability or civil unrest, impending humanitarian crisis, emerging security threats and terrorist activities, energy security activities and economic and/or security cooperation efforts. Please click on the links below to access the complete article from the… Read More ›

Topic Debate: Libya’s Historic Elections

Background: In another historic election since the Arab Spring swept across the region, a reported 65% of eligible Libyan voters participated in the country’s first nationwide election in over 40 years. Observers generally viewed the elections as a success: there was substantially less-than-expected violence; and polling was “well-conducted and transparent,” according to UN Secretary-General Ban… Read More ›

Topic Debate: Can Afghanistan Defeat Corruption?

Can Afghanistan Overcome Corruption as 2014 Looms? Background: The High Office of Oversight & Anti-corruption (HOOAC) in Afghanistan has said that corruption constitutes a serious threat to the country’s nation-building and development agenda. Over the years, it has increased dramatically and has emerged as one the biggest challenges facing the country’s reconstruction efforts and strengthening… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 20 July 2012

  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 from the internet. External links may expire at any time depending on the archiving… Read More ›

LDESP USEUCOM News Update – July 2012

LDESP NEWS UPDATE FROM EUROPE: 19 July 2012 Disclaimer: The purpose of the LDESP news brief is to increase your situational awareness concerning events that may impact your mission. 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… Read More ›

Topic Debate: Security and the 2012 London Olympics

Background: In early July, an alleged al Qaeda militant was arrested after he crossed through the Olympic park more than the limit imposed by the Home Secretary. The Long War Journal has an in-depth report on the operative known as “CF” and his connections to the Somali violent jihadist group al Shabaab and other European… Read More ›

LDESP USPACOM News Update – July 2012

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 East Asia, North East Asia, China, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, including articles central to… Read More ›

Topic Debate: China’s Economy

Background: In mid-July, new data on China’s second quarter indicated that their growth had slumped to the lowest level since the financial crisis in early 2009. The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report provides a recommended in-depth and illustrative analysis. It is important to note that these are figures complicated by China’s economic opacity…. Read More ›

Topic Debate: Sanctions on Iran

Background: In late June, the U.S. enacted its most recent sanctions against Iran in coordination with an oil embargo by the European Union. These were the latest in a lengthy list of sanctions implemented by the U.S. on Iran since the very first was passed by the Carter Administration during the 1979 Hostage Crisis. Both… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 6 July 2012

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 from the internet. External links may expire at any time depending on the archiving policy… Read More ›

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