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"Foreign Terrorist Fighters: German Islamists in Syria and Iraq and What Can be Done about Them" by Daniel H. Heinke
Recently published articles from academic experts and international think-tanks discussing terrorism, counter narcotics, cyber security, and transnational threats. The brief excerpts and article links are used to stimulate academic thought and discussion with Marshall Center stakeholders. They do not necessarily reflect the views or endorse Marshall Center, U.S. government, and German government opinions or policies.
It's not possible to distance oneself from the problem of terror; terrorism is a real threat in the U.S. and EU homelands. With respect to the "root causes" issue, those go back far in time - centuries in some cases - and will not be resolved anytime soon. Don't oversimplify for the sake of PowerPoint presentations or assume hierarchical organization structures that don't in fact exist. This goes against the organizational mind sets that (those attending the Marshall Center) have followed for years in your professional careers. But you must keep the focus on ways to change the outcome on the ground. That is going to happen only with a combination of law enforcement, financial sector engagement and appropriate military measures.
Ambassador David M. Satterfield
I met with a colleague who in the Moldovan parliament and Moldova does not recognize Kosovo (as a country). And here I told my colleague that ‘now is the time to stay and in touch and to work closely. Maybe soon your country will recognize Kosovo.’
- Kosovo’s First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Health, Labor, and Social Welfare
We appreciate the Marshall Center's role as a focal point for offering professional expertise to aid Moldova in the process of developing its National Security Strategy. The development of a clear strategy that encompasses a whole of government approach is particularly important in light of the regional security situation, and the process encourages cooperation across a variety of official institutions, political parties, civil society and nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, foreign partners, and international organizations. We hope that the effects of this initiative will be far-reaching, as the final document will serve as a basis for building strategies that address other critical areas such as cyber and economic security.
- U.S. Ambassador to Moldova
James D. Pettit
I want to express my deep gratitude to the Center and its visionary leadership for their decade-long support and assistance in helping us build a strong foundation of our young country. Hundreds of Kosovars have walked through the doors of the George Marshall Center in what has become a stellar program of investing in Kosovo's future by strengthening its human capacity. Today, many of the ranks of the top institutions of Kosovo are filled with graduates of your Center, contributing in what has been a truly remarkable journey of state building.
- President of Kosovo
Tue Apr 04: Seminar on Regional Security (SRS 17-07)