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

Distance Learning


LDESP currently offers more than 52 regional and country distance learning courses. The distance learning courses provide an overview of countries/regions in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and other regions. Topics include: History, Culture & Religion, Politics & Economy, Security, US Policies, Media and Regional Interests.

Accessing LDESP Distance Learning Courses

Click on “Register Here” in the top left-hand corner and create an account. After you have created an account, you will automatically enter your account space and you can enroll into any of the LDESP distance learning courses by selecting the “Membership” link on the left column of the workspace and “joining” courses. For detailed instructions on this process, see the LDESP Navigation Guide.

Please e-mail the LDESP staff at LDESP_Staff@nps.edu if you want a separate user group established for your unit to track participants taking the course.

Contact the Program Manager, COL (R) Bob Tomasovic, if you would like to develop a distance learning course for a region/country not currently linked from the left column of the site.

The following LDESP DL courses are open for registration:

  • Arabian Peninsula & the Gulf
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Gulf States


  • Armenia
  • Bosnia
  • Kosovo
  • Serbia
  • South/LATIN America
  • Northern Region
  • Suriname
  • Levant
  • Egypt (& Sinai)
  • Israel & Palestinian Territories
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Africa
  • North Africa
  • East & Horn of Africa
  • West Africa
  • Central Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Ghana
  • Morocco & Tunisia
  • Asia & Asia-Pacific
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Central Asia (CASA)
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • S. Korea
  • Japan
  • Mongolia

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