Security and Defense Publications

Security Sector Workshop/FARDC North Kivu

Jul 07, 2011
Du lundi 25 au vendredi 29 juin 2007 s’est tenu un Atelier « Leadership Cohésif » rassemblant la quasi-totalité des officiers congolais actuellement les plus influents dans le périmètre de la 8ème Région militaire de RDC au Nord-Kivu. Les quelque 50 officiers, souvent opposés jusque-là sur le champ de bataille ou séparés par des années de méfiance mutuelle, se sont retrouvés pour cinq jours de proximité, de face-à-face et de simulation de crises et de décisions collectives à prendre dans l’intérêt d’une nation et de ses habitants. more

Finding Dollars, Sense, and Legitimacy in Burma

Jul 07, 2011
All eyes were upon Burma's first election in 20 years. Did this election bear any significance to the country's political future? In an Asia Program publication, eight Burma experts weighed in, offering insights on the recent state of Burma's economy and politics. Edited by Susan L. Levenstein. more

Simulation Addressing the FDLR Issue

Jul 07, 2011
À un moment où la situation à l’Est, et plus particulièrement la question relative à la présence de groupes armés étrangers dans la région (FDLR, Interhamwe, Ex-FAR, etc.), fait l’objet de consultations et de débats, tant au sein des hémicycles nationaux (Assemblée nationale et Sénat) qu’avec la communauté internationale (au sein de la MONUC et lors de la visite du Conseil de sécurité du 20 juin dernier), il semblait opportun qu’un exercice informel de cohésion nationale sur la question de ces groupes armés soit organisé dans l’après-midi des 19, 21 et 22 juin 2007. more

India's Contemporary Security Challenges

Jul 07, 2011
Lurking beneath India's many success stories are a range of internal and external security challenges. This new , edited by program associate Michael Kugelman, examines the Maoist insurgency, India's strategic environment, naval modernization, relations with China and Pakistan, and the U.S.-India relationship. more

North Kivu Parliament Workshop I Follow-Up

Jul 07, 2011
French; May 2007. more

Remarks for House Forum on Violence and Firearms Trafficking to Mexico

Jun 30, 2011
Prepared for a Congressional Forum on Violence and Firearms Trafficking to Mexico, held on Thursday, June 30, 2011. more

Steady Advances, Slow Results: U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After Two Years of the Obama Administration

Apr 01, 2011
In this paper we look at what the two governments have done over the past two years to move forward on their commitments. We find that there have been steady advances in each of the areas they committed to address, but that the results so far are far less than what is needed to address the threat posed by organized crime groups. more

GAO Report Finds Merida Initiative Needs Better Performance Measures

Jul 21, 2010
On July 21st, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released a report assessing the Merida Initiative—a security cooperation program that guides U.S.-Mexico collaboration to confront organized crime and drug trafficking organizations. more

Beyond Merida: The Evolving Approach to Security Cooperation

May 01, 2010
While the majority of U.S. funding in the first phase of the Merida Initiative went to expensive equipment, particularly aircraft, the new approach shifts the focus toward institution building. It will attempt to create successful pilot projects, most likely in Tijuana and/or Ciudad Juarez, using a comprehensive approach to public security that could presumably be replicated in other parts of Mexico. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.