Joint Research Project in Estonia, Blog post #1by Benjamin Cooper

by tuftsigl
Joint Research Project in Estonia, Blog post #1by Benjamin Cooper Jun 18

After arriving in Tallinn to warm weather and sunlight, the Tufts, West Point, and Naval Academy contingents began the Joint Research Project at US Embassy Tallinn. We met with Deputy Chief of Mission Elizabeth Horst, ODC Chief Jason Gresh, Defense Attachè Povilas Strazdas, Political/Economic Chief John Spykerman, and Assistant Public Affairs Officer Julia Smart. The meeting at the embassy was an important first step as each officer we spoke to provided us with a rundown of basic cultural and political information which in turn, allowed us to be better prepared for our future interviews. Our research topics range from internal and external Estonian security to the financial impact of NATO and EU membership on Estonia. Furthermore, visiting the embassy was a beneficial way to see how the United States carries out its mission abroad.

Jun 15

Cyber-attacks in Estonia Blog Post #1 Lionel Oh

by tuftsigl

It has been six days since we arrived in Estonia, and this small Baltic state and its plethora of unique problems and circumstances has really piqued my curiosity. When you have 45,000 square kilometers to share among a population of 1.3 million, there is a lot of land to go around.

May 29

Declining Democracies and Protecting Liberties at NAFAC 2018 by Alexandria Hayman, Tufts Class of 2019

by tuftsigl

After a cold, gray weekend in Boston, I was more excited than ever by the opportunity to attend the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference (NAFAC) at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on April 10-12.

May 29

ALLIES FieldEx 2018: Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations by Ariel Serruya

by tuftsigl

On a weekend in April, Tufts students participated in a live, post-conflict simulation known as FieldEx (Field Exercise for Peacekeeping and Stability Operations).

May 28

From Challenging the Status Quo to Approaching Obstacles as Opportunities by Samantha Collins

by tuftsigl

The Naval Academy Leadership Conference 2018 on “Breaking Barriers: Obstacles Are Opportunities” brought in speakers including the Honorable Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; Sherri Brown, Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Services at the American Red Cross; LTG H.R.

Nov 03

A Discussion on US Military Presence in Niger with Alice Hunt Friend

by mdillard

Alice Hunt Friend, a senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), was the guest speaker at ALLIES’s weekly meeting on November 1. She spoke about the U.S. military presence in Niger. Ms. Friend spoke about Niger in the context of the ambush that left four U.S.

Oct 30

The Psychology of Terrorism and Political Violence

by tuftsigl

On October 18th, Dr. John Horgan spoke at the Tufts ALLIES weekly meeting focused on “The Psychology of Terrorism: Exploring the Complex Causes of Political Violence”. Horgan is a distinguished professor at Georgia State University.

Oct 03

LTG Charles D. Luckey by Samuel Weitzman

by tuftsigl

On Monday, October 2, 2017, LTG Charles D. Luckey visited Tufts for a wide-ranging conversation about the U.S. armed forces, the future of conflict, and the state of American civil-military relations. As the Chief of the U.S. Army Reserves and Commanding General of the U.S.

Aug 30

Welcomed by 2,000 Japanese Self-Defense Force Cadets by Daniel Lewis

by tuftsigl

When undergraduates enter a college cafeteria, they often don’t expect much. A few miscellaneous vegetables, various sets of fried foods and a reliably consistent mediocrity.

Aug 29

Professional National (and Personal) Education by Eva Kahan

by tuftsigl

The National Defense University feels a bit detached from your average Washington, DC national security institution.

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