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Les leaders militaires de tous niveaux sont fréquemment confrontés à des situations incertaines. Ils déterminent rapidement des solutions pratiques pour résoudre des problèmes complexes.
ISIS may be waning, but terrorism remains a critical global threat. Terrorist attacks will remain high and could worsen as extremists exploit poorly-governed, fragile and conflict-prone states. Terrorist groups have remained resilient, adapting to their setbacks by adopting new and innovative modus operandi and deploying the latest tools of globalisation -- bitcoin and encrypted communications --to increase their wealth and global reach.
Its ingenious global political and ideological campaign was able to attract thousands of foreign fighters from over ninety countries to populate its new experiment. Today, the Islamic State has lost most of its physical caliphate, it is still far from diminished. There are multiple reasons why the world will not be able to close the chapter yet on one of the richest and most violent terrorist groups in modern history.
On 12 February, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) conducted a public discussion with Martin van Creveld, Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He shared observations on how military strategy has changed and remained constant in the new security landscape.
Like many organisations in International Geneva, diversity is part of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s DNA, and our mission. As a centre which was founded to foster international cooperation for peace and security, we have been bringing together people with different perspectives from around the world since our inception in 1995.
GCSP Global Fellowship-in-Residence, Mr Adam Koniuszewski, was published in the June 2018 edition of the “UN Special” Magazine.
In his article entitled, “General Kosciuszko, a man ahead of his time,” Mr Koniuszewski discusses the significance of human rights advocate, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, the builder of West Point, the world’s most famous military academy.
In our new Track II initiative we will present, discuss, and disseminate Cooperative Ideas jointly developed at two International Expert Conferences in Frankfurt and Berlin (see issue No. 1 of this New Publication Series at academicpeaceorchestra.com). The aim is to help establish promising focal points around which especially the relevant regional actors in the disarmament & non-proliferation area can rally. They may ultimately lead to constructive and sustainable dialogue mechanisms which are so rare – and so needed – in the Middle East/Gulf.
This New Publication Series POLICY FORUM is in addition to the Two Expert Panels conducted at the First NPT PrepCom in Vienna on May 8 and 10, 2017 our second Track II tool. Both aim at presenting, discussing, and disseminating the jointly developed Cooperative Ideas as potential rallying points for the most important actors in the entire Middle East/Gulf.
Based on his rich experience since 1994 as a strategy consultant for major international companies investing in Iran, the author makes the case for using the achievement-oriented approach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as a model for tackling all major regional challenges in a cooperative way, especially by non-governmental actors.