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

Month: September 2012

Topic Debate: Sudan and South Sudan – Cooperation and Conflict

Background: On 27 September, the President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan and President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan signed a cooperation agreement in Addis Ababa. While the agreement allowed for the long-awaited resumption of oil-exports, it failed to resolve the contentious border disputes that threatened to plunge their two countries into war in early… Read More ›

LDESP Middle East News Update – September 2012

  LDESP MIDDLE EAST NEWS UPDATE: 25 September 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 September 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 24 September 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 ›

Topic Debate: Iran’s Regional Influence

Background: In late September, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited New York for the annual UN General Assembly. His visit came in the midst of Israel’s sharpening rhetoric on Iran’s nuclear progress and reports that Iran is supplying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military equipment through Iraq’s airspace. Nonetheless, in a group interview with a dozen journalists… Read More ›

LDESP PACOM News Update – September 2012

LDESP USPACOM NEWS UPDATE: 17 September 2012 This edition’s featured topic: a discussion on “China’s Territory Disputes: a Nexus between Economy, Military, and Leadership.” 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… Read More ›

China’s Territory Disputes: The Nexus between Economy, Military, and Leadership

Background: The aim of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to Beijing was to maintain the “healthy and steady development” of relations between the U.S. and China, especially in the midst of the island territory dispute. But tensions in the region continue to build up and extend. In early September, the Japanese government announced… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 6 September 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 6 September 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 USEUCOM News Update – September 2012

  LDESP NEWS UPDATE FROM EUROPE: 5 September 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… Read More ›

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