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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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ISG PANAMA TEAM LEADS STRATEGIC WORKSHOP

Posted: Oct 12, 2023

The Institute for Security Governance (ISG) Panama Team recently conducted its third quarterly workshop with the Ministry of Public Security (MINSEG)-led partner force working group. 

The workshop focused on building MINSEG’s institutional capacity for long-term strategic and force planning. At Minister Pino’s request, the cross-service strategy working group is developing MINSEG strategic guidance in the form of a Joint Operating Concept (JOC) and completed its initial JOC assessment of the future security environment, priority security tasks, and a central challenge and premise for the partner force’s future design and operations. 

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ISG’S SANDRA O’HERN PUBLISHED IN THE JAG REPORTER

Posted: Oct 5, 2023

Congratulations to ISG Europe Regional Program Lead Ms. Sandra O’Hern on her latest article published in the AFJAG Reporter. 

The article, “Operational Legal Advisors as Champions of Legal Resiliency in the Fight Against Hybrid Threats,” examines how increasingly the law is being used as an instrument of power and its own operational domain, particularly within the context of hybrid warfare and as an element of strategic power competition.

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ISG HERON OCTOBER ISSUE

Posted: Oct 3, 2023

Announcing the latest ISG Heron – a quarterly newsletter highlighting the Institute’s work in Security Cooperation and Institutional Capacity Building as well as the people who contribute to this important mission.  

In this issue, ISG:  
• Welcomes new ISG Director, Ian Wexler, as well as two new faculty members.
• Celebrates a “Season of Collaboration” among ISG colleagues.
• Highlights the recent UN Peacekeeping Operations Contingent Commanders course. 
• Spotlights a State Partnership Program workshop on African Security & Climate Change.
• Delves into a Theater Logistics Readiness Program engagement in Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

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WELCOME IAN WEXLER

Posted: Sept 27, 2023

The Institute for Security Governance would like to extend a warm welcome to ISG’s new Director, Ian S. Wexler. 

Mr. Wexler comes to ISG by way of our DSCU’s sister component, the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS). Under Mr. Wexler’s leadership, DIILS continued to thrive through a highly dynamic period, sustaining global mission execution during the substantial constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic

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SOMALIA ICB ENGAGEMENT ON OPERATIONAL READINESS

Posted: Sept 26, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance – with the support of the Office of Security Cooperation Somalia – recently concluded an Institutional Capacity Building engagement focused on operational readiness in Somalia. This series of workshops are part of a program meant to support the Somalia Ministry of Defense (MoD) and the Somalia National Armed Forces (SNAF) in developing an operational readiness reporting process for personnel, equipment, critical supplies, and training. Partner nation participation for this workshop crossed all echelons of command, from MoD to the Danab Brigade. Further, this iteration marked the first time that the Somalia Navy participated in the ISG workshop series.

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SENEGAL ICB ADVISING ON MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFICER CADRE

Posted: Sept 19, 2023

DSCU’s Institute for Security Governance (ISG) recently concluded a successful ICB engagement in Dakar, Senegal, comprising a Key Leader Engagement with the Armed Forces of Senegal (FAS) to support development of a military intelligence officer cadre. This engagement supported ongoing security enhancements for an important West African partner to counter piracy, non-state terrorist organizations, and other threats to regional security.