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2021: Quarter 2 - February 2, 2021

ISG "Smart Sheets" Seek to Initiate Institutional Capacity Building Conversations

Emily Bruza and ISG Faculty,
The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) has released five “Smart Sheets,” the first in a series of Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) documents that answer frequently asked security cooperation questions. ISG, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) leading ICB institute, designed the Smart Sheets to inform USG stakeholders and partner institutions about specific ICB functional or issue areas.
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The latest faculty, staff, and visitor photo roll of our unofficial mascot, the great blue heron. Submit your best amateur heron shots -- from ISG or aroud the world -- to, and you might be featured on this and on our social media channels.
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ISG's EM&R Team Hosts Virtual Workshop with Serbia Focused on Foreign Disaster Assistance

Posted: Mar 19, 2021

ISG's Emergency Management and Resilience (EM&R) team conducted a virtual workshop in support of partnership with the Republic of Serbia from 10-11 March 2021. This workshop was the first in a series of two this year with the focus on emergency management arrangements and cooperation mechanisms between various ministries, agencies, and organizations for the receipt and/or delivery of international disaster assistance.

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ISG Engages India: Yudh Abhyas 2020 Gets Off to Late, but Successful, Start

Posted: Mar 18, 2021

An ISG team led by Bob Tomasovic successfully supported the 16th iteration of Yudh Abhyas 2020 (YA20) (a bilateral exercise between the armies of India and the US) from 8-20 February 2021 in Rajasthan, India. The Command Post Exercise (CPX), built on the mutual, strategic objective to strengthen the alliance between the US and India, sought to enhance the level of defense cooperation among both armies, enable security cooperation efforts, foster bilateral relations, and reiterate India’s critical role as a key partner in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Thomas-Durell Young Examines the Challenges of Defining and Executing Capabilities-Based Planning Systems in New Article

Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Thomas-Durell Young, Senior Lecturer in European civil-military relations with the Education and Professional Practice (EPP) Division of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG), recently published an article titled "Capabilities-Based 'Confusion': Why Capabilities-Based Planning Systems Struggle" in The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis on the complexities of defining, implementing, and measuring the success of capabilities-based planning systems.

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