Report of Proceedings- 5th Annual Sovereign Challenge Conference: Regional Issues, Global Implications

Published on 3/1/2010
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This conference featured a wide variety of presenters who captured the complexity of the global security environment, the challenges posed to national sovereignty, and the necessity for a shared and coordinated international effort to ensure stability and to protect national prerogatives to act. Included among these are: 
a. Importance of understanding culture and acting on that understanding 
b. Role of education in generating understanding, independent thought, progress, and stability 
c. Need for collective effort as seen in the internationalization of the battlefield and the development of whole-of-government approaches 
d. Threats posed by extremism and the roles of cultural understanding, education, and collective effort in confronting extremism 
e. Importance of judicial and law enforcement approaches and solutions 
f. Requirement for harmonized strategic communication strategies that are credible and effective in achieving desired outcomes.