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

Month: December 2012

LDESP Middle East News Update – December 2012

LDESP MIDDLE EAST NEWS UPDATE: 21 December 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 PACOM News Update – December 2012

LDESP USPACOM NEWS UPDATE: 14 December 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: Palestine’s Bid for UN Non-Member Observer State Status

  Background: On 29 November, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) had successfully gained recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer state in the UN General Assembly in New York. This bid for formal recognition of Palestine as a state follows the failed bid for full UN membership in 2011 and Palestine’s former… Read More ›

Topic Debate: North Korea’s Successful Rocket Launch

Background: On 11 December, North Korea successfully launched a long-range rocket carrying its first satellite into orbit, defying UN restrictions on conducting ballistic missile tests. As a sign of technological improvement, and in contrast to the failed launch that we discussed in April, this rocket appears to have reached its target. The launch of the… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 6 December 2012

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 6 December 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 – December 2012

LDESP NEWS CENTER: NEWS UPDATE FROM AFRICA (3 December 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 News Update from Europe – November 2012

LDESP NEWS UPDATE FROM EUROPE: 30 November 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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