A Delegation of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences discusses geopolitical challenges

[GCSP.ch-REPOST] A Delegation of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences discusses geopolitical challenges

The GCSP welcomed, on 6 May 2019, a Delegation from the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), led by Prof. Liu Ming, to discuss recent geopolitical developments at global level. In a first part, the meeting focused on the triangular relationships between China, the US and Europe and the evolving posture of these actors in the light of increasing power competition.

Ambassador Christian Dussey, Director GCSP, thanks Dr ElBaradei for his speech

[REPOST] GCSP Hosts Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General Emeritus of the IAEA and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

On 20 November 2018, the GSCP hosted a VIP lunch in honour of Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1997 to 2009, and winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr ElBaradei shared with the guests his experience and lessons learned from his career, in particular in dealing with the cases of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. He stressed the importance of international dialogue and mutual respect. He identified insecurity and inequality as the main reasons behind today’s crises, fuelled by power politics, the danger of nuclear war, persistence of poverty and hunger as well as human rights violations.

The DA Course leadership and staff: from left to right: Colonel Christian Bühlmann, General (Retd) André Blattmann, Brigadier General Abdallah Al Shdaifat, Brigadier General Azzam Alrawahneh, Ms Deborah Zdravkovic, Colonel Urs Amiet.

[REPOST gcsp.ch] - The 12th Defence Attaché course in Amman successfully closes

On Thursday, November, 8th, the Defence Attaché (DA) course in Amman came to a conclusion after a closing ceremony. 29 participants from 14 countries were awarded a course certificate from the hands of the Royal Jordanian National Defence College (RJNDC) commandant, Brigadier General Abdallah Al Shdaifat and General (Retd) André Blattmann, former Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces.

Photograph of Mohammed Al Taher, UNHCR Liaison Officer accepting the gifts (notebooks, pens, pencils etc) from Colonel Urs Amiet, GCSP.

GCSP participants and staff offer gifts for schools at Zaatari Camp

As a practical part of the 12th Defence Attaché course in Amman, participants visited the Zaatari Refugees Camp as part of a simulated DA tour.

Participants to the 12th DA course in Amman

[REPOST - GCSP.ch] - Successful Start of the 12th Defence Attaché Course in Amman

Sunday, November 4th, 29 participants from 14 countries attended the opening ceremony for the 12th GCSP’s orientation course for military officers, diplomats and senior officials involved in defence and diplomacy at the Royal Jordanian National Defence College (RJNDC) in Amman.