Marshall Center Welcomes Slovene General Staff Course

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Marshall Center Welcomes Slovene General Staff Course

By College of International Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Mar. 25, 2022) – The Marshall Center welcomed 16 leaders and participants of the war college-level General Staff course of the Slovene Command and Staff School for a two-day seminar on regional security issues 23-24 March. Brigadier General Peter Zakrajšek, Commandant of the Slovene Military Schools Center in Maribor, headed the delegation. 

Following opening remarks by Marshall Center Director Major General (retired) Barre Seguin, seminar sessions focused on Russia and Ukraine, gray zone threats, NATO and EU strategic adaptation, China and Euroatlantic security, the Balkans, small state strategies, and a scenario exercise.  

Marshall Center professor Dr. Matthew Rhodes noted that participants highlighted ways that Slovenia’s geographic position, historical relationships, and recent EU presidency have shaped their country’s perspectives on regional and broader Euroatlantic issues. They expressed particular appreciation for ways Marshall Center faculty and guest speakers provided highly timely views about the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on their respective topics as well as national and international reactions to the transformed security environment. 

Both sides look forward to continued cooperation in the future.