SKOPJE, Macedonia (9 November, 2017) – The Republic of Macedonia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and the United States Embassy in Macedonia co-hosted the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG). The CTWG led a cutting-edge simulation exercise entitled “Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Promoting Prevention and Resilience,” from November 7 to November 9, 2017.
This policy paper, produced by the Regional Security in South Caucasus Working Group, explores the relationship between Defence Institution Building (DIB) and regional stability in the South Caucasus as well as in Ukraine.
Garmisch Partenkirchen, GERMANY (July 21, 2017) - George C. Marshall European Center German deputy Dean Sven Gareis traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, July 5-12, for the final review of the first phase of Mongolia’s Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) made possible through the Partnership for Peace Consortium, NATO and the Marshall Center.
Study Group Regional Stability in South East Europe (SG RSSEE)
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (27 June, 2017) - PfPC Operations Manager John Kane was honored for his longstanding and exemplary service to the PfPC at the June 27th meeting of the organization's governing board (Senior Advisory Council) held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Kane, who also serves as the PfPC's Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) Coordinator, has been instrumental in helping partner nations pursue defense education tranformation initiatives which are an important part of partner nations' overall defense institution building efforts.
This policy paper contains recommendations based on input from sixty participants from international governments, civil society, the private sector, and multilateral bodies, who successfully tested a synergistic, whole-of-society, multi-stakeholder table top exercise (TTX) module to address and respond to foreign terrorist fighter threats and challenges. The TTX developed robust analytical and practical insights into efforts that address the full spectrum of international security threats related to violent extremism and the increase in returning FTFs.
Debating Security Plus is a global online brainstorm that aims to yield concrete recommendations. It builds on Friends of Europe‘s experience with other online debates and gathers several thousand experts around the world. The 2017 event will bring together senior international participants from the military, government and multilateral institutions along with voices from NGOs and civil society, business and industry, the media, think tanks and academia.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (29 May, 2017) - John Le Carré, celebrated espionage author, once said that “the secret service remains the true reflection of the society it aims at protecting.” The PfP Consortium’s Security Sector Reform Working Group, led by defense insitution building experts at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF, Geneva), aims at transforming and reforming security institutions to better strengthen society in that spirit.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (29 May, 2017) - The metaphor is apt; resilience is the way a branch may bend, but not break, and even spring back violently as if a whip. A workshop was held to examine this concept by the Advanced Distributed Learning Working Group (ADL WG), co-chaired by Greta Keremidchieva (Rakovski Defence College in Bulgaria) and Paul Thurkettle (NATO ACT in Norfolk, VA). PfP Consortium partners Global Challenges Forum Foundation and the National Defense University hosted the workshop “Shock, Stress, Innovation: Reinventing Global Resilience in the Information and Knowledge Age”, 15-16 May 2017, at National Defense University, in Washington, DC.