Globalism Versus Sovereignty

The Fundamental National Security Debate

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Field Programs


In FY21, Alan L. Associates is offering a menu of one-day field programs that can be presented at military installations around the United States. The format for each field program is identical to the programs held on Capitol Hill. Please note that each program can be modified to address specific areas of concern to individual agencies/organizations. These programs are also available as online video conferences.

 

Program Description


The period after World War II was a remarkable period of international institution building, alliance construction and, in some cases, transnational integration. Today there seems to be an intensifying desire to assert or reassert sovereign control, and the evidence is everywhere. These movements may be benign or corrosive, but they are becoming the dominant feature of the world order.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 2008 economic crisis, it has become evident that there is a rising skepticism about earlier political and geographic alignments. Resentment about the intrusiveness of many international and transnational institutions is being fueled by massive migrations, economic dislocations, and disillusionment with traditional leadership. When strategic contexts change, so must policy, doctrine, and technology.

This seminar will offer attendees—with a group of nationally recognized experts—the opportunity to question and address options as to how the United States, with the world’s most impressive military assets, can maneuver in a world where size, strength and wealth may indeed be a significant handicap.

Areas to be covered are reflected in the topics below and may be changed to address current issues at the time of the seminar.

 

Seminar Topics


  • Why Globalism and Globalization Aren’t the Same Thing
  • The Future of NATO, the EU and Multinational Organizations
  • Why Fear, Uncertainty, and the Collapse of Social Structures Drive the Return to Identity Politics
  • Regional Alienation and Nationalism: The Rise of City-States and Mega-City-States
  • The Twenty-First Century and the March Toward a Global “Civil War”
  • Socialism versus Capitalism: Why it is Vital to Understand the Collapse of the USSR
  • The Fundamental Conflict Between Globalism and Sovereignty: The Impact on U.S. National Security
  • China’s Challenge to the “Liberal” International Order: Proof that National Sovereignty Still Works?
  • The Swing Between Globalism and Sovereignty…and Back Again
  • The Enduring Impact of Culture and Lifespans of Civilizations
  • The PRC and the 2019 Declaration of a New “30-Year-War”–What is our Long-Term Strategy?
  • Weathering the Storm: Refugees, Populism, and the Brexit Challenge to the European Union Order

 

Fee


A minimum purchase of two one-day programs is required. Please call 703-684-8807 to obtain further information about a field program at your facility.

Facilities, organization and speakers were superior. One of the best educational experiences I have had.

W.J., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar March 2017

Felt like “Neo” in the Matrix—mass influx of expert information in a concise and rapid-fire format. Awesome!

J.P., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar May 2015

Format is terrific! Lots of speakers from across government enterprise and no power points. Plenty of time for engaging dialogue. I love to hear what experts and insiders have to say about out WDC enterprise.

J. Haywood, Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Exceptionally relevant topics and highly-credentialed speakers; very thought-provoking, in a great way; all speakers were appropriate as were the topics. As well-run and organized a class/course as I’ve ever been to.

B.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar February 2017

The exposure to these experts and their wide and varied opinions was fascinating for me. Making sense of the world we live in and overlaying that with U.S. national security interests is the “Kobayashi Maru” of our time…loved it!!!

T.K., Air Force • National and International Secuirty Leadership Seminar March 2017