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Architecture Portfolio by Gabriel Espinoza By Gabriel Espinoza
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Student architectural portfolio. This projects were produced during my studies at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Affairs of State: The Interagency and National Security [Enlarged Edition] By Strategic Studies Institute, Gabriel Marcella
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The United States has a large and complex interagency process to deal with national security on a global basis. It is imperative that civilian and military professionals understand that process. The... More > chapters in this volume deal with various dimensions and institutions, from the National Security Council, the Department of State, and other agencies. It also contains case studies of interagency coordination and integration.< Less
War Without Borders: The Colombia-Ecuador Crisis Of 2008 By Gabriel Marcella, Strategic Studies Institute
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Unprotected borders are a serious threat to the security of a number of states around the globe. Indeed, the combination of weak states, ungoverned space, terrorism, and international criminal... More > networks make a mockery of the Westphalian system of international order. Latin American countries are experiencing all of these maladies in varying degrees. The Andean region is under assault by a different kind of war that defies borders. In this context, Dr. Gabriel Marcella analyzes the lessons to be learned from the Colombian attack against the clandestine camp of the the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which was located at an isolated area within Ecuador on March 1, 2008. This single incident and its aftermath had profound reverberations throughout the Hemisphere. The events leading to the attack illuminate the vulnerabilities of states, societies, and the international community to the actions of substate groups conducting criminal activities. Accordingly, the hemispheric community of nations...< Less
American Grand Strategy For Latin America In The Age Of Resentment By Gabriel Marcella, Strategic Studies Institute
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President George W. Bush’s trip to Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico in early 2007 underscored the critical value of a healthy Latin America to the United States as a global power. Latin... More > America today is besieged by a powerful force of resentment engendered by a combination of weak states, social exclusion, criminal violence, and corruption. One consequence is the attack by radical populism against democratic values. In this context, the United States needs a new grand strategy that addresses the causes rather than the symptoms of the malaise. Dr. Gabriel Marcella argues that such a strategy must strengthen the effectiveness of the democratic state in providing security, justice, and governance, as well as effectively engender a linkage of the 40 percent of the population presently excluded from the social and economic benefit< Less
Plan Colombia: The Strategic And Operational Imperatives By Gabriel Marcella, Strategic Studies Institute
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The crisis in Colombia is the most compelling challenge the United States faces in the Western Hemisphere. The United States is committed to helping Colombia fight its struggle against the violence... More > and corruption engendered by the traffic in narcotics. This report examines the strategic theory within Plan Colombia, the master plan which the government of Colombia developed to strengthen democracy through peace, security, and economic development. In this timely paper, Dr. Gabriel Marcella argues that the United States and the international community must support this beleaguered nation. He cautions, however, that the main responsibility for success lies with the Colombians. They must mobilize the national resources and make the sacrifices to win back the country from the narco-traffickers, the insurgents, and the paramilitaries. To that end, Plan Colombia is a well-conceived strategy that must be sustained for the long term.< Less
The United States And Colombia: The Journey From Ambiguity To Strategic Clarity By Gabriel Marcella, Strategic Studies Institute
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There has been a remarkable turnaround in the policy of the United States towards Colombia. It has gone from an exclusive focus on counternarcotics to a comprehensive recognition of that... More > nation’s deeply-rooted problems. The factors that drove this change are the tragic events of September 11, 2001, as well as the increased terrorism of the insurgents that threaten the state and society in Colombia. The evolution of American policy takes into account a recurring global geopolitical reality, of which Colombia is a paradigm: the problem of weak states and ungoverned space. Colombia’s weak state is beset with a complex interaction of violence and corruption from the terrorist left and right, as well as the workings of international organized crime that prospers on the movement of illicit narcotics. At stake for the United States and the hemispheric community is the security of the immediate Andean and adjacent areas.< Less
Democratic Governance and the Rule of Law: Lessons from Colombia [Enlarged Edition] By Gabriel Marcella, Strategic Studies Institute
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The 2009 Failed States Index identifies many nations as being in danger of becoming failed states—in fact, two-thirds of the world’s states are critical, borderline, or in danger of... More > becoming just that. Failed states do not possess the necessary conditions to have truly sovereign governments that meet the needs of their populations. Colombia garnered a rating of 89 on the 2009 Failed States Index, just below that of Kyrgyzstan. It has experienced conflict for decades and as the author observed, was a “paradigm for a failing state” in that it was replete with terrorism, kidnapping, murder, corruption, and general lawlessness. But today it is much safer through the imposition of the Rule of Law. Dr. author addresses the rule of law and its impact on Colombia.< Less
Faces of Shame By Gabriel Orji
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The play is an invaluable compendum of ideas. Our modern society is devoid of morality, concomitant with avarice and get rich quick sydrome. The play is a mirror reflecting the image of modern... More > institutions of higher learning. As a corrective work, all and sundry should read, not only reading but reflecting deep to effect positive challenges in our society. The simplicity of language is a credit to the playwright. Onidoma Romanus, Lecturer department of English language and literary studies, college of education, Nsukka.< Less
Faces of Shame By Gabriel Orji
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The play is an invaluable compendum of ideas. Our modern society is devoid of morality, concomitant with avarice and get rich quick sydrome. The play is a mirror reflecting the image of modern... More > institutions of higher learning. As a corrective work, all and sundry should read, not only reading but reflecting deep to effect positive challenges in our society. The simplicity of language is a credit to the playwright. Onidoma Romanus, Lecturer department of English language and literary studies, college of education, Nsukka.< Less
Le zébu entravé By Gabriel Rivoly
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Au milieu des années 1990 au Mali, suite à l'issue tragique d'une mission d'experts onusiens dans le nord du pays et aux indices d'une grave pollution des eaux souterraines, une... More > équipe scientifique de Bamako reprend les investigations. Les travaux des chercheurs sur l'origine des pollutions révèlent une origine mafieuse - Afrique, continent poubelle - et se heurtent à différentes entraves, tant des autorités locales que de leur institut. Plusieurs intervenants racontent leurs investigations, l'occasion aussi d'évoquer souvenirs, conflits et anecdotes sur la recherche en Afrique< Less