Varna, Bulgaria (July 6, 2016) - From 28 June to 1 July, a 58 person strong team of defense education and defense institution building leaders from 19 countries and 41 institutions convened at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy of Bulgaria for the fifth annual NATO Functional Clearing House, and concurrent meeting of the Education Development Working Group (EDWG).
This report contains policy recommendatoins for preventing, intervening in and mitigating radicalization that leads to violent extremism. The report is based on a countering violent extremism table top exercise held 1-3 March 2016 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (June 10, 2016) – Experts from a broad spectrum of society came together at the George C. Marshall Center from 1-3 June to discuss security challenges related to the European migration crisis, including facilitating travel by foreign terrorist fighters to Europe and North America. They shared perspectives and challenged conventional practices to produce a draft set of policy recommendations on how to best respond to the international secuity environment and counter violent extremism.
This handbook is a useful defense education and defense institution building tool for gender and international security experts, military instructors and educators. It is a comprehensive resource on what to teach and how to teach gender in the military and can help cultivate a network of experts and enhance further collaboration between NATO and Partner Nations.
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.
Lopota, Republic of Georgia (April 28, 2016) – With high-profile cyber attacks on major corporations and governments routinely making headlines, perpetrators of such attacks have soberly reminded the world that nearly any network, regardless of perceived security, is vulnerable to attack by capable, determined adversaries.
Tbilisi, Georgia (April 28, 2016) – NATO and Partner Nation defense education representatives are gathering from 25-29 April in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, to collaborate on development of professional Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Corps in Partner Nations, under the framework of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).
VIENNA, Austria (Apr. 22, 2016) – The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna held its 12th Annual Student Conference on 22 April, with the theme “Hackers, Contractors and Drones: Warfare in the 21st Century.” Dr Raphael Perl, Executive Director of thePartnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC), participating in the conference as an opening speaker and panel moderator, examined asymmetric warfare in the broader context of hybrid warfare, offering policy recommendations to help nations address threats posed by asymmetric warfare.
This commentary is based on remarks by the PfPC's Executive Director, Raphael Perl, at the 12th Annual Student Conference: Hackers, Contractors and Drones: Warfare in the 21st Century, The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, April 22, 2016. The main theme of the commentary is that no country – especially a democracy – can remain fully mobilized indefinitely, and that society's goal should be to manage asymmetric attacks without descending down the path of a police state, with the loss of freedom that such a path would entail. In dealing with asymmetric warfare, society must be prepared to acknowledge and accept the inevitability of asymmetric attacks and losses, while maintaining the resiliency of society to function in their aftermath.
Kiev, Ukraine (March 4, 2016) – As part of a collaborative Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) effort, the National Defense University of Ukraine (NDUU) hosted a workshop from 29 February to 3 March, focusing on faculty development and innovative learning.