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TRANSFORMING ALLIANCES: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE U.S.-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOG IN REGIONAL SECURITY

Jan 31, 2024
In a landmark development at the 2022 U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialog (BSD), both nations pledged to fortify their alliance through the creation of a groundbreaking Philippines - Security Sector Assistance Roadmap (P-SSAR). This strategic initiative is designed to seamlessly link strategy to resources, ensuring a focused approach to mutual security assistance planning. The P-SSAR aims to address shared security challenges by investing in capabilities agreed upon bilaterally, fostering efficiency in the expenditure of foreign military financing (FMF) and International Security Cooperation Program (ISCP) funds.  The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has entrusted the Institute for Security Governance (ISG) with the pivotal role of designing and implementing the P-SSAR.
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ARMENIA DEFENSE TRANSFORMATION WORKSHOP - PRESS RELEASE

Posted: Feb 2, 2024

Exciting news! In collaboration with the United States Embassy - Yerevan and the Armenian Ministry of Defense, DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance hosted a defense transformation workshop in Yerevan. This event marks the initiation of a multi-year collaborative effort focused on Armenian defense transformation. Deputy Chief of Mission Chip Laitinen emphasized its importance in reshaping Armenia's military to face modern challenges and fostering interoperability with like-minded partners. We are appreciative of the expertise and collaboration among all the partners and participants, to include the Naval Postgraduate School, the Kansas National Guard, and the 4th Security Forces Assistance Brigade!

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GRESPIN: JAMS BOOK REVIEW

Posted: Jan 30, 2024

We are delighted to announce the inclusion of a book review by ISG Africa Regional Program Lead, Dr. Whitney Grespin, in Fall 2023 issue of the Journal of Advanced Military Studies. In this issue, authors explore the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the global impact of Russia’s aggression in the region, and the future of conflict for NATO nations. Specifically, Dr. Grespin’s review provides a comprehensive analysis of “The Islamic State in Africa: The Emergence, Evolution, and Future of the Next Jihadist Battlefront” by Jason Warner, et al (Oxford University Press, 2022).

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FUNDAMENTALS OF MARITIME SECURITY

Posted: Jan 9, 2024

Congratulations to the latest cohort of “Fundamentals of Maritime Security” graduates. This course is structured to provide participants with the strategic context shaping the maritime space in the early 21st century; an overview of various maritime transnational threats; risk and governance self-assessment exercises; maritime domain awareness; and strategies and solutions for governments to effectively prevent, prepare for, and manage the consequences of various maritime threats. 

The Maritime Security (MARSEC) functional area at the Institute for Security Governance tailors each of its courses to the specific conditions and requirements of the selected audience, focusing on strategic and operational levels.

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DSCA & DSCU DELEGATION MEETS THE CHIEF OF DEFENSE OF THE GAMBIA

Posted: Jan 4, 2024

On December 13-14, a delegation comprising DSCA Deputy Director Mr. Michael Miller, DSCA Chief of Staff Mr. Steven Derscheid, DSCU President Dr. Celeste Gventer, and DSCU Vice President Dr. Jason Fritz met with the leaders and staff of DSCA outstations, the Institute for Security Governance, and the Defenses Resource Management Institute on Naval Support Activity Monterey.

During their visit, the DSCA & DSCU delegation had the opportunity to meet Major General Mamat OA Cham, the Chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces, who was at ISG to participate in the two-week Executive Program in Defense Decision-Making resident course.

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ISG HERON JANUARY ISSUE

Posted: Jan 2, 2024

Welcome the New Year with a new issue Institute’s quarterly newsletter – The ISG Heron – highlighting our work in Security Cooperation and Institutional Capacity Building as well as the people who contribute to this important mission.   

In this issue, ISG:   

• Celebrates ISG’s Fourth Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award win 
• Spotlights the DSCU Presidential Visit to ISG & DRMI 
• Reminisces about ISG’s Successful On-Site in Monterey 
• Welcomes five new, impressive Regional Advising and Functional Leads 
• Delves into how the Royal Jordanian Navy is Securing and Protecting its Maritime Borders 
• Highlights ISG’s Support for 2023 Exercise Keris Aman 

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ISG WINS FOURTH SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MAINTENANCE AWARD CEREMONY

Posted: Jan 2, 2024

We are proud to announce that DSCU / ISG’s Resident Advising Program (Ministry of Defense Advisors) in Kyiv, Ukraine has been honored with the 2023 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Award for Sustainment Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Military Forces, Ministerial category.

At the Annual Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards ceremony in San Diego, Mr. Erik Stohlmann, ISG Regional Advising Principal for Europe, represented the Institute’s winners, accepting the award presented by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, the Honorable Christopher Lowman.