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George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies


The mission of the Marshall Center is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships, especially in the field of defense; promoting active, peaceful security cooperation; and enhancing enduring partnerships among the nations of North America, Europe and Eurasia.

The legacy, goals, and ideals of the Marshall Plan continue through the security education initiatives of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. The Marshall Center is a renowned international educational institution that promotes dialogue and understanding among the nations of North America, Europe and Eurasia. Dedicated in 1993, the Marshall Center's mission is to continue Marshall's vision in the 21st Century.

Supported bilaterally by the governments of the United States and Germany, the Marshall Center boasts an international staff and faculty, and is distinct from NATO institutions.

The Marshall Center's College of International and Security Studies (CISS) and Conference Center conduct a variety of unique programs to date officials from 62 countries. All programs are taught in three languages:English, German and Russian. The CISS maintains a long-term academic focus while the Conference Center focuses on current issues and problem solving.

Working Papers

Title: Taking off as a Global Power? China's Foreign Policy "Grand Strategy"
Authors: Sven Bernhard Gareis
Date: April 2013

Title: Police Primacy: The Challenges of Developing Host Nation Police Capacity on Stability Operations
Authors: James Wither, Thilo Schroeter
Date: May 2012

Title: Joint Task Force East and Shared Military Basing in Romania and Bulgaria
Authors: Dorinel Moldovan, Plamen Pantev, Matthew Rhodes
Date: August 2009

Title: Jihadist Terrorist Use of Strategic Communication Management Techniques
Authors: Carsten Bockstette
Date: December 2008

Title: Europe's Dependence on Russian Natural Gas: Perspectives and Recommendations for a Long-term Strategy
Authors: Richard J. Anderson
Date: September 2008

Title: Business as Usual: An Assessment of Donald Rumsfeld's Transformation Vision and Transformation's Prospects for the Future
Authors: Mark G. Czelusta
Date: June 2008

Title: Sword or Ploughshare? New Roles for NATO and the Changing Nature of Transatlantic Relations
Authors: Olaf Theiler
Date: February 2008

Title: Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan
Authors: Markus Gauster
Date: January 2008

Title: The EU & NATO: Harmonizing Efforts in Southeast Europe
Authors: Alan Gorowitz
Date: April 2003