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

Month: March 2013

LDESP Europe News Update – March 2013

LDESP NEWS UPDATE FROM EUROPE: March 2013 The focus of the March 2013 edition of the LDESP Europe News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding Russia and the surrounding region of Eurasia. Also, find the latest news headlines from the Caucasus, the Balkans, Black Sea, and the Western regions of Europe. Please click here to… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 25 March 2013

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 25 March 2013 Please click here to view the News Update. What’s inside: Afghanistan-Pakistan News Headlines: 9-25 March 2013 As always, we’re eager to hear feedback on the usefulness of this service as well as your suggestions on improving it. LDESP Staff ldesp_staff@nps.edu

In Review: Saudi Arabia – Progress and Fundamentalism

From our 15 March LDESP Middle East News Update. Though news from inside Saudi Arabia does not usually get much traction in Western media, in mid-March the subject of the country’s practice of execution by beheading came to the fore. From CNN, “Saudi Arabia Beheads Men for Stealing”: “The deaths came a day after the… Read More ›

LDESP Middle East News Update – March 2013

LDESP MIDDLE EAST NEWS UPDATE: 25 February – 15 March 2013 The focus of the 15 March 2013 edition of the LDESP Middle East News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding Saudi Arabia as well as other Middle Eastern countries Egypt, Syria, Gulf States and Iran. Please click here to view the document without having… Read More ›

Scholarly Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Twining on the Pivot

From our 12 March LDESP Asia-Pacific News Update. Occasionally, we highlight the work of an LDESP faculty member. Dr. Daniel Twining, who teaches as seminars related to Asia-Pacific, is Senior Fellow for Asia at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He is also a consultant to the U.S. government on international security… Read More ›

In Review: The Cyber-Security Threat

From our 12 March LDESP Asia-Pacific News Update. In mid-February, the New York Times reported on the People’s Liberation Army base for the Chinese cyber activity: “On the outskirts of Shanghai, in a run-down neighborhood dominated by a 12-story white office tower, sits a People’s Liberation Army base for China’s growing corps of cyberwarriors. The… Read More ›

LDESP Asia-Pacific News Update – March 2013

  LDESP ASIA-PACIFIC NEWS UPDATE: 15 February – 12 March 2013 The focus of the 12 March 2013 edition of the LDESP Asia-Pacific News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding Cyber-Security as well as the Pivot the Pacific and other news from Northeast Asia. Please click here to view the document without having to login…. Read More ›

In Review: Afghan Security Forces

From our 8 March LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update. U.S. Should Back a Robust Afghan National Security Force Article written by Luke Coffey for the Heritage Foundation Future Size of the ANSF Still in Doubt Success will be achieved in Afghanistan when it is able to manage its own internal security in order to prevent al-Qaeda… Read More ›

In Review: Why Mali Matters

From our 4 March LDESP Africa News Update. Since the French intervention in Mali began in early January, there have been mixed reports regarding the success of the mission. On the one hand, when French President Francois Hollande arrived in Timbuktu in early February, he was welcomed as a liberator and the intervention was declared… Read More ›

LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update – 8 March 2013

LDESP AFPAK NEWS UPDATE: 8 March 2013 Please click here to view the News Update (log-in not required). What’s inside: In Review: Afghanistan Forces U.S. Should Back A Robust Afghan National Security Force Multilateral Training Enhances Border Management in Central Asia Afghanistan-Pakistan News Headlines: 23 February – 8 March 2013 As always, we’re eager to… Read More ›

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