GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Six published works by professors and former professors at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies over insight to an upcoming event with far-reaching ramifications in January.
Although the Marshall Center’s “Occasional Paper Series” is in hiatus, six of the published works offer insights to the upcoming Senior Executive Seminar here Jan. 18-26. The seminar deals with the so-called “Arab Spring” and its effects across Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East. The seminar is cosponsored by the Marshall Center and the Near-East South Asia Center for Security Studies.
The Occasional Paper Series “sought to further the legacy of the Marshall Center’s namesake … by disseminating scholarly essays that contribute to Marshall’s ideal of ensuring that Europe and Eurasia are democratic, free, undivided and at peace.” The center published 21 of the papers before discontinuing the series.
The six published works include:
- No. 2, “Al-Manar and Alhurra: Competing Satellite Stations and Ideologies”
- No. 4, “Security vs. Justice - Israel and Palestine: Diverging Perceptions of the Middle East Conflict since the Beginning of the Second Intifada and their Influence on the Peace Process”
- No. 5, “Victory is Not Possible; Defeat is Not an Option: The US, Iraq and the Middle East”
- No. 10, “Obsolete Weapons, Unconventional Tactics, and Martyrdom Zeal: How Iran Would Apply its Asymmetric Naval Warfare Doctrine in a Future Conflict”
- No. 15, “Blogs, Cyber-Literature and Virtual Culture in Iran”
- No. 20, “Jihadist Terrorist Use of Strategic Communication Management Techniques”
The papers can be downloaded as PDF files from the Marshall Center website, here: http://www.marshallcenter.org/mcpublicweb/en/nav-occasional-papers.html