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The primary objective of the “Emerging Global Threats & Geopolitical Impacts” training program is specifically designed to equip the attendee with an understanding of the current international politico-economic climate which impacts on diplomacy and business, and addresses the prospects for the short and medium term.  A further objective of this unique five day program is to assess whether Islamic fundamentalism is a threat or challenge to business interests.

When the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in November, 1989 it affected more than the traffic flow through the once divided city. It marked the end of the Cold War which, despite all its crises and tribulations, was also a time of certainties, of permanent friends and permanent enemies.

It has already become a cliché to state that the Cold War is over and the United States won! But the world has become far less safe as a political environment in which diplomacy and commerce may function. Low intensity warfare has spread like wildfire and not even the United States has been immune.

The first attack on the World Trade Center in New York in February 1993, the second tallest building in the world and the preeminent symbol of US economic might, burst the myth that terrorists are simply not able to operate on United States soil.

Elsewhere empires had imploded, federations fragmented and out of the rubble new nationalism’s had proliferated. New markets had opened up and there were exciting business opportunities, but many of them had attendant risks and question marks about their medium term viability.

Throughout the diplomatic and business community in the United States and European Union, there was a growing concern and apprehension about Islamic Fundamentalism. Samuel Huntingdon a Harvard Professor wrote of a forthcoming “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West.  Willy Claes, former Secretary General of NATO, had described Islamic fundamentalism as “at least as dangerous as communism was.”  Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, had urged the United States to “establish a coherent strategy for fighting Islamic totalitarianism.” Then came September 11, 2001, with the attacks on the World Trade Center’s “Twin Towers” in New York City and then the Pentagon Complex, the premiere symbol of America’s Military might, in the heart of the Nation’s Capital.


The purpose of the “Emerging Global Threats & Geopolitical Impacts” training program is to train attendees to ensure that they can apply a standard level of adequate and timely Security Policies and Procedures within the Global Geopolitical environment.

Upon completion, of this Training Program, a Mounted Certificate is awarded in “Emerging Global Threats & Geopolitical Impacts”.


This powerful and intensive forty hour program is designed for Chief Executives and Senior Directors of Corporations who have an international business portfolio; Diplomats, Officials and Foreign Service Personnel; and those who are responsible for Corporate Security & Risk Management.

Participants Who Complete This Program Should Be Able To:

Have an understanding of the current international politico-security trends and future prospects into the short and medium terms.

  • Understand the nature of terrorism and the threat posed to government institutions and international business on a worldwide basis.
  • Appreciate the regional dynamics and forces at work which create an unstable and potentially threatening situation in various parts of the world.
  • Have a broader appreciation of the nature of Islamic fundamentalism and more importantly, the Islamist’s perception of the West.
  • Be exposed to the nature and structure of the international crime cartels.
  • Have experience of a crisis management simulation exercise centered on the repatriation of US executives from a strife-torn country in the Developing World; participants should be able to address contingency planning and crisis management.


Documentation of attendance at these programs may be submitted to the ASIS Professional Certification Board for consideration of recertification credit by qualified Certified Protection Professionals.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are nationally recognized units in qualified programs which allow the participant to document all noncredit work completed. CEUs may be used as evidence of increased performance capabilities and for job advancement. They are recognized by many professional organizations and international companies.


Most Institute Training Programs have been reviewed and are “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”. This Board regulates and licenses all Private Investigative, Security, & Counterintelligence activity within the State.



Brig Barker

Gregory Scott

Stephen Komorek


Additional instruction may be provided by other faculty members, which might include:

GTGI –  Emerging Global Threats & Geopolitical Impacts



CATS-01:          The Wake-up Call: 911/Twin Towers and the Pentagon

CATS-02:           Department of Homeland Security

CATS-03:            Protecting the Nation�s Critical Infrastructure

CATS-04:            SO/LIC – Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict

CATS-05:            The Bush Presidency/43

CATS-06:            The Obama Presidency/44



The Post Cold War, World Order, Disorder and the Threat Spectrum to Government and International Business in a changing Geopolitical and Economic Environment.

CATS-07:            The Changing International Political & Economic Agenda

CATS-08:            International Perceptions and Expectations of the United States

in the World and it�s Implications in a 21st Century Market Place.

CATS-09:             The Nature and Threat of International Terrorism to Business

and Government in the Post 911 World.

CATS-10:              The Nature and Threat of Organized Crime to Business and

Government in the Post Cold War World.

Organized Crime: The Influence of the Crime Cartels on the

International Market.

CATS-11:               International Terrorism: The Proliferation of Weapons:

Conventional, Unconventional, Chemical, Biological,

Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN).

Cyber Terrorists: The Effects of Computer Terrorism in a

Global Environment

Narco Terrorism: The influence of the Drug Cartels on the

International Market.

Domestic Terrorism: The Bubba Effect – Militias, Gangs,

and the Line Wolf.



The Potential Impact Posed by Organized Crime, Guerrillas, Terrorists, National States and Ideological Influences in a Regional Base to Government Representatives and Business Interests

CATS-12:                 Central and South America

CATS-13:                 The Asian Rim

CATS-14:                 The Middle East I: The Arabian Gulf and Islamic Crescent

The Middle East II: North Africa and the Southern Littoral

of the Mediterranean

CATS-15:                   Sub Saharan Africa

CATS-16:                   Europe I: East / Central Europe

Europe II:  Western Europe and the Trans-Atlantic Relationship



Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis of the “Old World” Root Issues and the Causal Effects of “Modern” Terrorism.

CATS-17:                    Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism:

Principles and Techniques

CATS-18:                    Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis

CATS-19:                    Contingency Planning: Principles and Techniques

CATS-20:                    Incident & Crisis Management: The Do’s and Don’ts

National Incident Management: Simulation Exercise

Incident Management: Lessons Learned Presentation

of Solutions



Bibliography & References

Chronological Timeline


Day 1

8:00 AM

Registration & Check-in

Training Site

8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
Each Day Seminar  Format
08:00 – 12:00 Lecture / Discussion
12:00 Noon Lunch
13:00 – 17:00 PM Lecture / Discussion
17:00 PM Adjourn

The above timetable approximates the schedule for this course.

Instructors may choose to vary the program and any changes will be announced.



World Institute for Security Enhancement courses are provided at our training sites across the United States and throughout the World. Most Open Session Courses  have been reviewed and are “Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board”.  This Board regulates and licenses all Private investigative, Security and Counterintelligence activity within the State of North Carolina.

ENROLLMENT:  Classroom space is limited. Please reserve your place now!

COURSE FEE:  $1,450.00 (USD)

$2,950.00 (SGD) All Courses Outside of the Americas


FEE INCLUDES:  The course registration fee includes a attendee Reference Manual, Program Materials, a Mounted Certificate, and Daily Refreshments for most programs held at our United States training sites.

PAYMENT:  Payment in U. S. dollars is required with your registration form and must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the Class. Payment not received on time will automatically be placed in the next scheduled class.  Payment by Check or Money Order drawn on a U. S. Bank, in U. S. Dollars (USD), are accepted. Purchase orders or Training Requisition Forms Do Not constitute payment. Bank Transfers are Not accepted.


MEALS:  Lunches will not be provided.


DRESS:  Business casual is the recommended daily attire.


REFUNDS / CANCELLATIONS: The Institute reserves the right to amend any program should circumstances warrant such action. In the event of course postponement or cancellation, the Institute will reschedule the course, or apply the fee payment to any other program offered in the next twelve months. Liability for course cancellation is specifically limited to the amount of prepaid course fees and excludes any incidental or consequential damages. Attendees must confirm cancellations or substitutions, in writing, at least THIRTY (30) days prior to the initial class date. Substitutions may be made, with written notice to the Institute, at least thirty (30) days prior to class commencement. There will be a 10% administrative fee for such a cancellation. Otherwise, fees are not refundable but may be transferred to another program of your choosing.


LODGING:  Lodging is NOT included. Each attendee is responsible for their own travel arrangements and lodging costs. Please make your room reservation at least three weeks prior to the initial class date.

INSTRUCTION:  While every effort is made to assure that scheduled instructors, equipment and training materials are present, unforeseen circumstances may occur. Therefore, the Institute reserves the right to substitute personnel and curriculum as required.