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

Month: August 2012

LDESP Middle East News Update – 29 August 2012

  LDESP MIDDLE EAST NEWS UPDATE: 29 August 2012 Note: The bimonthly LDESP Iraq News Update has transitioned to the monthly LDESP News Update From the Middle East. The Middle East update will include news coverage from Iran to Egypt. As with all LDESP news briefs, the information contained within the Middle East News update… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 24 August 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 24 August 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… Read More ›

LDESP AFRICOM News Update – August 2012

LDESP NEWS CENTER: NEWS UPDATE FROM AFRICA (1-22 August 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… Read More ›

LDESP PACOM News Update: August 2012

LDESP USPACOM NEWS UPDATE: 17 August 2012 This edition’s featured topic: a debate on China’s military and U.S. Strategy. See the blog post here to be part of the discussion. 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… Read More ›

Topic Debate: China’s Military and U.S. Strategy

Background: In spite of China’s efforts to keep military matters discreet, a compounding of previously discussed rising tensions in the South China Sea dispute, as well as the more recent apparent cleft between Communist Party leaders and military officials has brought discussion of China’s military to the fore. These events also happen to increasingly affect… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update: 7 August 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 7 August 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… Read More ›

LDESP Middle East News Update – August 2012

    The bimonthly LDESP Iraq News Update has transitioned to the monthly LDESP News Update From the Middle East. The Middle East update will include news coverage from Iran to Egypt. As with all LDESP news briefs, the information contained within the Middle East News update is to increase situational awareness concerning events that… Read More ›

Topic Debate: Politics and Security in Iraq

Background: On 23 July, Iraq experienced what reports called its “bloodiest day” in over two years, with 115 casualties from an onslaught of shootings and bombings across 13 cities and towns. The Associated Press reported: “The attacks come days after the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) declared a new offensive and warned in a… Read More ›

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