Professor Timothy Hoyt, Strategy and Policy Department, and John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counterterrorism Studies, attended the Oxford Round Table on Terrorism and Global Security at Lincoln College, Oxford University, from March 18-22. His presentation, entitled “Ending Irregular Warfare: Lessons from the Anglo-Irish Experience”, utilized the methodologies taught in the Strategy and Policy and Strategy and War courses at the Naval War College. His presentation examined the very different outcomes of Irish Republican Army campaigns against the United Kingdom in 1921, 1945, 1962, and 1997. His recent research focuses on the relationship between political aims and violence in irregular warfare, and the application of strategic principles to understanding the success and failure of terrorist groups and insurgent movements.
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Professor Derek Reveron's book was reviewed in the current issue of Joint Force Quarterly
. “Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military” explains how building partner capacity has become a core U.S. military mission and an integral part of our defense strategy. It reviews the broadly accepted assumptions regarding the nature of the post– Cold War international security environment, traces the U.S. military’s deepening involvement in a range of security cooperation activities, and considers how the military conducts partner-building activities. Reveron teaches for National Security Affairs Department. http://www.ndu.edu/press/exporting-security-tracey.html
Professor James Kraska, International Law Department, served on one of three panels at the Middle East Naval Commander conference in Doha, Qatar on March 27. The panel was titled "Naval Co-operation in Delivering Security at Sea," and was a special feature of this year's Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition (DIMDEX), http://www.dimdex.com/
. Kraska gave a presentation on the role of maritime security law as a force multiplier for maritime security, beginning with the UN Charter, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Proliferation Security Initiative, and the 2005 Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation Convention, as amended. An invited delegate of the co-lead for the event, Royal United Services Institute (London and Qatar), Kraska delivered his remarks before Staff Brigadier (Sea) Mohammed Bin Nasser Al Mohannadi, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and hundreds of senior military officers from the Middle East and North Africa. Fourteen warships from 11 navies were on hand at the event, which was held in Qatar's new national convention center theater. A total of 9,000 participants attended, including 90 Delegations of 74 countries headed by CoS, Ministries of Defence, Commanders of Navies, top Naval Officials, Coast Guard and other Sea Service and commanding officers.
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