Building A Resilient Society

Europe pursues a holistic and sustainable security approach On July 22, 2011, a car bomb blasted Oslo’s government quarter, killing eight people and injuring 10. Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik’s improvised explosive device…

Africa’s answer to EBOLA

UGANDAN GENERAL Leads the African Union Mission to Confront the DEADLY VIRUS Maj. Gen. Julius Oketta of Uganda spoke in October 2014 about the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), which he heads. He arrived in…

The New NATO

The crisis in Ukraine has forced the Alliance to adapt strategically to new threats The days when NATO could boast of the special partnership it had established with post-Cold War Russia have ended. The cause of the shift wasn’t just the…

Interoperability and Integration

The NATO Response Force hones tactics to confront challenges in Europe NATO has stood as the primary guarantor of European security for more than 65 years. With the end of the Cold War, however, the most substantial security threat…

Integrating into the EU

While attending the Marshall Center’s PASS course in 2013, the authors enrolled in the Marshall Center Alumni Scholarship Research program. For the program, they prepared a research project, which they completed after returning to Georgia.…

A war of Words

The Ukrainian conflict includes aggressive use of propaganda and misinformation Just a year ago, the word “hybrid” had exclusively peaceful connotations for the vast majority of Ukrainians, conjuring up images of hybrid automobiles, for…

Cooperation in Southeast Europe

The Regional Cooperation Council advances an economic growth agenda for the Western Balkans The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) was founded in 2007 as the umbrella organization for regional cooperation in Southeast Europe (SEE). Its…

Remaking Moldova

Russia has tried to foil the country’s attempts at European integration Moldova and its people have traveled a difficult road since breaking from the Soviet Union in 1991. The newly independent country got off to a rough start, as a…

The Role of Modern Militaries

Author: Dr. John L. Clarke, Ashgate Publishing, October 2014 Reviewer: Col. (Ret.) Heinz-Joachim Henseler The main roles and missions of military forces in today’s Western democracies are defined by politicians and include national…

Forging Effective Cyber Defense

Nations that share democratic values should cooperate to stop threats emerging from cyberspace By Dr. Hans-Georg Maaßen, director general of the German Domestic Intelligence Service, BFV Protecting highly sensitive information and…