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

Month: October 2014

LDESP Afghanistan Pakistan News Update: October 2014

The focus of the October 2014 edition of the LDESP Afghanistan-Pakistan News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding the current state of Afghanistan’s institution building and political reform as it relates to the country’s stabilization process as the 2014 transition and drawdown approaches. Articles are taken from established and diverse professional periodicals, news articles, and editorial… Read More ›

InReview: Cambodia Grapples with its Past

By October 1979, merely 35 years ago, the death toll in the Khmer Rouge’s efforts to “purify” the Cambodian populace reached 1.7 million, approximately 21% of the country’s population. This October 2014, the Cambodian NGO Sleuk Rith Institute unveiled a plan for an imposing complex that “will incorporate a museum, research centre, graduate school, document… Read More ›

LDESP Indo-Pacific Asia News Update – October 2014

LDESP INDO-PACIFIC ASIA NEWS UPDATE: October 2014 The focus of the 23 October 2014 edition of the LDESP Indo-Pacific Asia News Update is on Cambodia as it grapples with its past and builds its future, as well as the flaring of protests in Hong Kong. Please click here to view the document without having to… Read More ›

InReview: Mexico’s Drug War

The Mexican drug war can be seen as a series of unfortunate consequences stemming from various apparent successes. Mexico served largely as a transport base for the South American drug route, before the successful dismantling of Colombia’s cartels in the late 1980s. Over time, Mexico’s drug-trafficking infrastructure combined with its proximity to the largest consumer… Read More ›

LDESP North America News Update – October 2014

LDESP NORTH AMERICA NEWS UPDATE: October 2014 The focus of the October 2014 edition of the LDESP North America News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding the Mexican Drug War, as well as a look at recent news emerging from Mexico and Canada. What’s Inside In Review: Mexico’s Drug War Background: “Mexico’s Drug War,” Council… Read More ›

InReview: “Tunisia Strikes Back”

In late September, Tunisia’s election commission announced 27 candidates for the country’s presidential election to be held in November 2014. In a glimmer of hope for Tunisia and perhaps the tumultuous region writ large, among the candidates is a female Judge, Kalthoum Kannou, a secular politician Beji Caid Essebsi, and human rights activist Dr. Moncef… Read More ›

LDESP Africa News Update – October 2014

LDESP AFRICA NEWS UPDATE: October 2014 The focus of the October 2014 edition of the LDESP Africa News Update includes articles, reports and analysis regarding Tunisia, as well as a look at recent news emerging from Morocco. What’s inside: In Review: “Tunisia Strikes Back” “Tunisia: 27 Presidential Candidates Are Approved,” New York Times “Tunisia Signs New… Read More ›

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