The multilateral workshop discussing the international cooperation prospects on institutional reforms necessary to restore stability in Syria took place at the GCSP on 21-22 September 2017.

Training high-potential military officers to cope with their future challenges is an important task for the Swiss Armed Forces. The new Advanced Education Training Course 3 (Weiterausbildungslehrgang 3 – WAL 3), an 8-week module organized by the Swiss Military Academy (MILAK), is part of this approach.

The GCSP has been tasked to organize a one-week segment dedicated to the international context. The course director, Colonel (GS) Christian Bühlmann, Head of the Regional Perspectives Programmes, focussed the module on International Organizations relevant to Swiss Security. He was expertly supported by Ms Mélanie Chaves.

 Pour la première fois cette année, le GCSP a contribué à la « Semaine de la démocratie », coordonnée par la chancellerie d’État du canton de Genève. Le centre a organisé un débat de type Oxford pour des classes du secondaire. Des élèves du collège Sismondi ont participé avec enthousiasme et beaucoup d’esprit critique à cette manifestation.


The sixth Zermatt Roundtable on Current Security Issues in the North Pacific Region was held from 11 to13 September 2017 in Glion/Montreux, Switzerland.