Riga, Latvia (May 2, 2016) -- The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Working Group, sponsored by the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch, Germany, met from 25 - 27 April 2016 in Riga, Latvia. This workshop meeting, graciously hosted by the Latvian National Defence Academy, saw approximately 40 participants from 14 countries in attendance.

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Zagreb, Croatia (7 July, 2015) – NATO and the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) recognize that technological innovation is central to defense education modernization.  With this aim in mind, a multinational team of 40 experts across 12 countries kicked off an Education Development Working Group (EDWG) workshop today in Zagreb, Croatia to assist partner nations with modernization of their defense education institutions.

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Vienna, Austria (July 6, 2015) - The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) held its 17th Annual Conference at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna, Austria from 1-3 July. Some 120 experts from 31 countries attended the conference on 21st Century Conflict and Opportunities for Cooperation to provide constructive recommendations on opportunities for defense education, research, and defense institution building to address 21st century conflict.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (June 11, 2015) – The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is holding their 17th Annual Conference in Vienna, Austria, from 1-3 July. In light of ongoing turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere, some 120 experts from around the globe are gathering to help make sense of the world’s turbulent times and provide constructive recommendations on how to reduce conflict through cooperation.

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This brief examines policy issues associated with Emerging Security Challenges and offers considerations for response.Innovation cannot be controlled but risk can be managed and mitigated. Throughout the 20th and emerging 21st century, governments have systematically underestimated the disruption possible from technology and scientific advances.
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”Emerging Security Challenges” is an all-encompassing term used to describe a set of non-traditional threats and risks that increasingly impact our security policy agendas. Many of these are linked to new or evolving technologies – requiring careful consideration of their potential implications. Addressing such issues requires knowing and understanding new technologies and – in particular – the way in which they impact security policy making. This is easier said than done, as there is constant and rapid innovation which policy makers have to be aware and keep track of. Developments in remote warfare, 3D-printing, nanotechnology, big data, and the “Internet of things” are all dependent on advances in information technology that herald potentially disruptive political and societal change.
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The Partnership for Peace Consortium's (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group met in Malta, generously hosted by the University of Malta's Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC). The group discussed hybrid warfare and hybrid conflicts, which focuses on the changing dynamics of warfare and conflict in the 21st century, as seen in the behavior of states and non-state actors alike.

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