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TRANSFORMING ALLIANCES: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE U.S.-PHILIPPINES BILATERAL STRATEGIC DIALOG IN REGIONAL SECURITY
Jan 31, 2024
THE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY GOVERNANCE (ISG) MEETS WITH THE NATIONAL AIR OPERATIONS COMMANDER FROM THE ROYAL MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE
Recently, at the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, ISG Regional Advising Principal for the Indo-Pacific, James Ross, met with the National Air Operations Commander from the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Lt. Gen. Datuk Mohd Shahada bin Ismail, to informally discuss the collaborative work that’s taken place between ISG and the RMAF and to explore opportunities for future engagements. The continued participation in these discussions builds upon Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III and Malaysian Minister of Defense Mohamad Hasan’s June 2023 pledge to strengthen the long-standing bilateral defense relationship.
WOMEN, LEADERSHIP, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESIDENT COURSE
Congratulations to the latest cohort of participants of the WOMEN, LEADERSHIP and NATIONAL DEFENSE course. This course supports the U.S. Department of Defense Women, Peace, and Security Strategic Framework Implementation Plan; UN Security Council Resolution 1325 objectives; and Women, Peace, and Security principles.
It is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skill sets to be change agents to promote women’s meaningful participation in their national security and defense institutions. The course provides practical, strategic, and political insights into women’s inclusion and promotion within decision- and policy-making processes. The underlying theme is that including women in decision-making processes yields more diverse perspectives on how to address national security challenges resulting in more effective strategic and operational responses to those challenges.
BUILDING RESILIENCE TO COUNTER HYBRID THREATS
We’re proud to announce the successful culmination of the first-ever session of the BUILDING RESILIENCE TO COUNTER HYBRID THREATS course at ISG. The program identified and scrutinized national, regional, and collective security capacities aimed at supporting a comprehensive resilience strategy to counter hybrid threats.
Throughout the course, participants engaged in identifying key government and private sector entities, ministries, and law enforcement partners who performed essential functions related to resilience. They also explored political processes affecting cooperation, examined new policies and cooperation frameworks, and analyzed methodologies crucial for operational and strategic comprehension. This understanding is pivotal in fostering willingness, collaboration, and execution for a viable approach to combat hybrid threats effectively via a comprehensive approach.
ISG CONDUCTS MET WITH THE ROYAL BAHAMAS DEFENSE FORCE
The Defense Security Cooperation University’s Institute for Security Governance’s Cyber Team conducted a cyber education event in Nassau, Bahamas for the Royal Bahamas Defense Force. The team of experts led participants through an engaging series of lectures, activities, and a capstone exercise to model the drafting and implementation of cybersecurity policies. Participants have a better understanding of the importance of good cyber governance and will be able to take the principles and concepts covered in the event and apply them to improving cybersecurity in the Royal Bahamas Defense Force.
ISG CONDUCTS ICB DEFENSE REFORM ENGAGEMENT WITH UKRAINE
DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance and the U.S. Defense Reform MoDA for Ukraine recently conducted an engagement with partners from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in Krakow, Poland. This discussion-based, collaborative event focused on principles of acquisition system reform in support of broader transformation efforts. Acquisition representatives from the United Kingdom, Norway, and Poland also provided expert support to this event.
It was an honor for ISG to continue its valued partnership and cooperation with Ukrainian counterparts.
STRATEGIES & CAPABILITIES FOR CYBER CHALLENGES
DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance recently concluded the resident course: STRATEGIES & CAPABILITIES FOR CYBER CHALLENGES in Monterey, California. This four–week course equips participants with the knowledge and skills to understand cyber threats and vulnerabilities, and their consequences for national security and military operations. The course explores strategies and capabilities to maintain an advantage over actors who seek to exploit, disrupt, or damage the critical networks, systems, and services upon which our societies and militaries depend. Instructors highlight the importance of a comprehensive approach that applies whole-of government coordination, regional collaboration, and public-private partnerships to counter cyber-enabled malicious actors across the spectrum of conflict.