PfPC's Emerging Security Challenges Working Group is underway in Malta, discussing hybrid warfare and hybrid conflict

Dr. Detlef Puhl, ESC WG Chair and Senior Advisor to the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, hands over a PfPC coin to Dr. Monika Wohlfeld (MEDAC, http://www.um.edu.mt/medac ) in appreciation of the MEDAC's support in partnering to make this important event happen. Pictured in the photo from from left to right: Dr. Omar Grech (MEDAC), Dr. Gustav Lindstrom (ESC WG Chair), Dr. Monika Wohlfeld (MEDAC), Dr. Detlev Puhl (ESC WG Chair), Ambaassador Sandra McCardell (Canada) and Dr. Ronald Taylor (President, Center for Strategic Leadership in Complex Environments).
Dr. Detlef Puhl, ESC WG Chair and Senior Advisor to the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, hands over a PfPC coin to Dr. Monika Wohlfeld (MEDAC, http://www.um.edu.mt/medac ) in appreciation of the MEDAC's support in partnering to make this important event happen. Pictured in the photo from from left to right: Dr. Omar Grech (MEDAC), Dr. Gustav Lindstrom (ESC WG Chair), Dr. Monika Wohlfeld (MEDAC), Dr. Detlev Puhl (ESC WG Chair), Ambaassador Sandra McCardell (Canada) and Dr. Ronald Taylor (President, Center for Strategic Leadership in Complex Environments). Stefan Sprenger

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. As related to hybrid warfare and conflicts, the group addressed the risks of dual-use technologies, such as 3D printing, which could readily become a weapons manufacturing means for a variety of state and non-state actors. The group benefited from the presence of the Canadian Ambassador to Morocco, Sadra McCardell, who relayed her observations of the final days of the Qaddafi regime, during her time as Canada's Ambassador to Libya. The group's discussions resulted in tangible policy recommendations which will subsequently be published on the PfPC website.