Partner nations pledge to integrate computer-based learning practices into Defense Education Enhancement Programs

Bucharest, Romania (April 24, 2015) - Computer-based learning has revolutionized the education community and the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Working Group is helping to further usher online learning technologies into partner nations' defense education programs.

Partnership for Peace Consortium conducts South Caucasus regional stability exercise Featured

Kiev, Ukraine (Mar 30, 2015) – The Regional Stability in the South Caucasus (RSSC) Working Group convened an international panel of experts from 26-28 March in Kiev. The meeting was organized under the framework of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) in collaboration with the Austrian Defense Academy and was the 11th in a series of workshops aimed at promoting regional stability in the South Caucasus.

Partnership for Peace Consortium and Uzbekistan Armed Forces Academy cooperating on defense education

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (Mar 12, 2015) – With US and NATO forces drawing down in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and other countries in the region may find themselves playing larger roles in regional security. It is with this realization in mind that Uzbekistan is cooperating with the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) on defense education assistance through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).

PfPC and the Qatar Armed Forces Strategic Studies Center Form New Partnership Featured

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 26, 2014) – The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) and the Qatar Armed Forces Security Studies Center (SSC) recognize that the international security landscape is vastly different from that of the immediate post Cold War period.   On February 26 the two organizations put this acknowledgement into action and formed a new strategic partnership to mutually address contemporary security challenges.

Kazakhstan Leading the Way in Defense Education

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan 27, 2015) – If you walk the halls of Kazakhstan’s National Defense University (NDU) you will see a defense education institution amidst a remarkable transformation. The transformation is through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP), a close collaboration among Kazakhstan, NATO, and the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC).

Counterinsurgency Curriculum Development Launched by Partnership for Peace Consortium

Tallinn, Estonia (Jan. 15, 2015) – In the wake of this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the development of a new Counterinsurgency (COIN) Curriculum is underway through a joint effort between The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Conflict Studies Working Group and the Baltic Defence College. Upon completion, the curriculum will be available to NATO and coalition partners.

Partnership for Peace Consortium and NATO Partners Initiate Defense Education Cooperation in Ukraine Featured

Kiev, Ukraine (Dec 19, 2014) – NATO and partners have enjoyed close security cooperation ties with Ukraine for over two decades, but only recently has such cooperation taken on a new sense of urgency. As war continues in Ukraine’s Donbass region, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has requested NATO’s and the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) assistance in reforming Ukrainian Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) education.

The Partnership for Peace Consortium Initiates New Program to Teach Gender Studies to Military Institutions

Stockholm, Sweden (Dec 19, 2014) – Women, Peace, and Security is a topic of great importance to the international security community and consequently the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) launched a new program to teach gender studies to military institutions.

PfPC Provides Neutral Forum for South Caucasus Conflict Resolution Featured

The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Regional Security in the South Caucasus Study Group convened a multinational forum on Austria’s neutral ground, providing a constructive atmosphere for open dialogue.

Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Swedish National Defense College Visits the PfPC

Today we had a very productive meeting with Brigadier General Bengt Axelsson, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Swedish National Defense College, and also Sweden's representative on the PfPC's Senior Advisory Council (SAC). We pledged to pursue future cooperation between PfPC and Sweden in a number of working groups, to include Combating Terrorism,...

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

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.

PfPC's Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group Publishes Policy Recommendations

PfPC's Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG) publishes policy recommendations, reflecting the group's discussions during the 29th RSSEE workshop on „Bosnia and Herzegovina and Beyond: The Role of Civil Society in Supporting Democratization and Euro-Atlantic Integration in South East Europe” convened by the PfPC...

PfPC Combating Terrorism Working Group is fortunate to add a new co-chair to its ranks

The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) is fortunate to add a new co-chair to its ranks - Dr. Peter Forster, Associate Dean of Information Sciences & Technology at Penn State University. Dr. Forster brings to the table seasoned counterterrorism expertise, sharing co-chairmanship with Mr. Richard Prosen from the U.S. State Department.

PfPC annual conference draws members from 25 countries

BUCHAREST, Romania (June 25, 2014) – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret) Keith W. Dayton, director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, provides opening comments June 25 during The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s 16th annual conference in Bucharest, Romania.

Regional Security in Southeast Europe Study Group Examines Regional Political Parties

The Regional Security in Southeast Europe (RSSEE) Study Group gathered in Reichenau, Austria, 22-24 May 2014 for its 28th workshop with the topic: "Political Parties in South East Europe: Supporting Intra-State, Regional and European Consolidation?" The Commandant of the Austrian National Defence Academy, Lieutenant General Erich Csitkovits, welcomed the participants in Reichenau on 23...

Combating Terrorism Working Group Produces Background Paper on Foreign Fighters in Syria

The Combating Terrorism Working Group produced a new background paper, based on a presentation during a partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Workshop held in Brussels April 23-25, 2014 on the topic of foreign fighters. The paper discusses reasons driving the phenomenon and highlights some legal responses taken by Western European states to stem flow of foreign fighters to Syria and to reduce any potential disruptive activities upon return to their countries of departure.