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

Month: November 2012

Topic Debate: The Rise of Right-Wing Extremism in Germany

Background: In mid-November, the German National Democratic Party (NDP) asked Germany’s highest court to recognize its legality in an attempt to preempt a government ban on the organization. Contrary to the message conveyed by their name, the NDP is described by German intelligence agencies as a racist, anti-Semitic, revisionist party bent on removing democracy and… Read More ›

LDESP Middle East News Update – November 2012

LDESP MIDDLE EAST NEWS UPDATE: 23 November 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 is… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 16 November 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 16 November 2012 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 the situation in the region. External links may… Read More ›

LDESP PACOM News Update – November 2012

LDESP USPACOM NEWS UPDATE: 16 November 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… Read More ›

Topic Debate: China’s New Leadership

Background: On 15 November, Xi Jinping was appointed General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Mr. Xi will officially replace President Hu Jintao in March 2013 during the annual parliamentary session, becoming the next president of the People’s Republic of China. The move marks the fifth generation of Chinese… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 2 November 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 2 November 2012 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 the situation in the region. External links may… Read More ›

LDESP AFRICOM News Update – October 2012

LDESP NEWS CENTER: NEWS UPDATE FROM AFRICA (2 November 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 ›

Topic Debate: Conflict in the Congo

Background: In a recent confidential report viewed by Reuters, the UN Security Council Group of Experts claimed that Rwanda and Uganda continue to aid M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Both countries continue to deny their involvement in supporting the rebels and fuelling the conflict. While conflict in the DRC is not… Read More ›

LDESP EUCOM News Update – October 2012

LDESP NEWS UPDATE FROM EUROPE: 30 October 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 ›

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