Vienna, Austria, December 7, 2018 - Since establishment of a crises hotline between Armenia and Azerbaijan in October 2018, reports of ceasefire violations have decreased approximately 75% according to George Niculescu, Partnership for Peace Consortium's Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC SG) co-chair. These developments come in the wake of RSSC SG recommendations to keep communications cannels open between the leadership of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Kiev, Ukraine, November 20, 2018 - The First Ukrainian National ADL Scientific and Practical Conference took place on 16 November 2018 in Kiev. It was organized by the Ministry of Defense and the National Defense University of Ukraine and brought together over 100 participants from the Ministery of Defense, the General Staff, higher military institutions, researchers and professors from the field of distance learning in Ukraine.
Istanbul, Turkey, November 19, 2018 - During his speech at the Conference of "Reform of security institutions in the Caucasus and Black Sea region: Five year perspectives from now", the Executive Director of the Partnership for Peace Consortium Dr. Raphael Perl stressed the importance of reform programs being demand driven and that identifying best practices was not enough.
Kiev, Ukraine, November 19, 2018 - The PfPC ADL WG conducted its autumn workshop in Kiev, Ukraine from 12-15 November 2018. The conference was opened by Major General Serhii Salkutsan, Deputy Commandant for Academic Affairs of the National Defence University of Ukraine named after Ivan Cherniakhovskyi.
Reichenau, Austria, November 09, 2018 – the 18th Workshop of the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Study Group “Regional Stability in the South Caucasus” was held from November 8 to November 11, 2018 in Reichenau, Austria.
Vienna, Austria, October 26, 2018 - Major General Hermann Kaponig, Commander of the Austrian Armed Forces Communication and Information Systems & Cyber Defence Command, and PfPC Director Raphael Perl at Austrian National Day 2018. Discussions included the PfPC cyber security curriculum and the benefits Austria as a neutral nation brings to the cyber field.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, October 29, 2018 - Connections, the quarterly journal of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, is pleased to have been selected for inclusion in Scopus, a premier database for rating academic journals.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, October 12, 2018 – The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) will held its annual combined Senior Advisory Council and Consortium Steering Committee meeting in Bucharest, Romania from October 15 to October 17, 2018.
SKOPJE, Macedonia, September 12-13, 2018 – The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy co-organized a conference entitled, “Stabilizing Effects of Euro Atlantic Integration: Working Together Against Hybrid Threats.
In general, intra-regional relations in South East Europe, in particular in the Western Balkans (WB), have partially remained fragile and tense. Several bilateral relations are still burdened by serious political issues and mutual distrust. Ongoing nationalistic crashes regarding, for instance, questions of border demarcation, traffic routes on land and sea, cross-border ethnic separatism and the recent past risk of compounding existing fissures that, in the end, could affect Europe as a whole.